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Monday, October 27, 2008


I LOVE seasons.. it is a great excuse to decorate! I know it's cheesy, but I thought I would show you some of the fun Fall/ Autumn things I found for my little baby home/ apartment...
My front door..

I adore baby pumpkins!!!

My front hallway
I thought these guys were too cute!

It smells so yummy!

I found these 2 pretty plates @ Ross for CRAZY cheap!!!

And they became even more fun with candy in them :)

How cute is this halloween candle?!?!?

Tuxedo Time...

Sunday, October 26th was yet another busy day for us. We started out by getting to the church around 8:00 AM. We had band rehearsal and 2 services. Then I ran to Alisha's with Chris (our drummer) to pick up some food for a band lunch meeting we had after church at the Butler's house. While at the meeting we took these cheesy pictures below. I should probably explain... We just ended a marriage series and ended it all with a vow renewal ceremony. Donald had the bright idea that we as the band & production team should wear tuxedo t-shirts and be the wedding singers/ reception band. It was silly, but fun! I love these guys who have committed to play with us. They have amazing talent and even bigger hearts and such a passion to lead others into a time of worship. Thank God for guys who want to use their gifts and talents for Him! 

After we left Donald's house, we drove to Montgomery, TX for baby Brooklynn White's 1st birthday party! She was absolute precious!!! She had a cowgirl party and dressed up in the cutest outfit ever with little baby cowboy boots. We decided to stick with the theme and bought her first horse. lol. It was a little pink horse with wheels that she can ride around. It neighs and sings songs like "She'll be Coming Around the Mountain." She really liked it and that made me happy. I also made Cheryl and Alex (her parents) a scrapbook of the first year of her life. So much fun!

When we left the party, we drove to the Woodlands, since we were near by. We saw my mom, dad, Nathan (little brother), and Taz (the dog). I always love seeing them, it seems to make the stress go away and makes me smile, like I am safe back at home (I know it sounds silly). I LOVE MY FAMILY!!! Even though it was a really short visit, it was definitely worth while! :)

As if that was not a day filled with enough fun, we then headed to the Olives for a pumpkin carving party with the Olives, Kirtleys, and Scrantons. Although they had  finished their pumpkins by the time we arrived, we still hung out for a few hours and had a great time! LOVE those people as they have become part of our family!

Here are some pictures from the day...
Would you let us be your church staff or wedding party?!?!

Me, Donald, Sherry & Matthew
(the worship team staff @ COF)

Andrew Graber, Albert & Daniella Reynaga

Amos Rivera, Trey Willis & Chris O'Leary

Me and my baby!

It was Broolynn's 1st birthday and she had a cowgirl party, so we bought her first horse ;)

Old Friend Fun

This past Friday, October 24th, we got to get out of the "Cypress bubble" and headed downtown to hang with some of my old buddies from Jr. High. It was great catching up! These two guys used to take care of me like big brothers when I was little. They took me out to eat, showed me downtown and spoiled me like crazy! Love these boys! It was a lot of fun getting back together so many years later with our significant others and catching up on how much we've changed over time. We ate at Cafe Adobe on Westheimer. It was good stuff and we had a blast!  
Blake, Me, Greg, Josh & Emily

The 3 Amigos from back in the day

They will be Mr. & Mrs. Flower officially this December!!!

The Jacksons

After we left the restaurant and our friends, we decided to continue on a date with just the two of us while the night was still young. We headed off to Amy's Ice Cream. It is the best in Houston! Funny story, while there, we ran into a buddy of Blake's from high school. It continued our theme of the night "of reunions." We sat with him and his fiance. It was fun meeting someone from Blake's past and enjoying some yummy dessert in the process! :)  
His ice cream was called, Elvis, so much fun!

Mine was Dark Chocolate... so yummy!!!

PARTY at the Olive's

This was Friday, October 17th... We went over to the Olive's house to hang with some great friends. Becky makes some AMAZING 7-Layer dip and I definitely ate my fair share of it! ;) Jessica and I confessed our distant obsession with each other and instantly became long lost BFFs! We played Catch Phrase, where the girls continuously dominated... or at least that's what my mind remembers!!! ;) We jammed to some old school rap tunes on Randy's computer and had a blast reminiscing on the good old days! Who would have guessed that white boy Sanders has so much soul? lol. We love these people and thank God for the precious friendships he has blessed us with!!!
Jessica (Ariel), Becky, Me, Ellen (Ellie), and Natalie (Napoli)

David & Becky Sanders

Brian & Jessica Burks

Justin & Natalie Kirtley

Randy & Ellen Olive

Blake & Robin Jackson (Us)

Mr. Kirtley

Doesn't she look just like the Little Mermaid (Ariel)???

Randy ALWAYS spills his drink no matter where he is...

This makes Ellen sad! :(

COF Fun...

October has been crazy busy at work and I have not had any time update the blog. :( Some girl friends of mine called me out on it last night, so I decided to MAKE the time and fix it today! I know I don't always write/ type a lot on here but I love to communicate through pictures, so here it goes... Here was the weekend of October 11th & 12th at COF...
Chris, Marcus, Zack, Amos, and Me

Really, Marcus, really?!?!?

Me & Marcus (electric guitar)

Chris O'Leary (our drummer)

Zack (bass guitar) & Me

Amos Rivera (keys)

Amos' sweet nephew, Isaiah... to cute!

Me & Gretchen Butler

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The group keeps growing...

Here is the latest update on our weekly karaoke adventure...
Meet "Super Baby"

The Kinion Family minus Ali

Matthew at his finest 

We were enjoying a slow dance

How many times will it take to get a decent picture of all four of us?!?!?
Take One...

Take Two...

Take Three...

Take Four...

Take Five... And trust me there were even more...
We never did get a good one! :(

Alex stole the show with some Sinatra

The boys finished out the night with a goldie oldie...

Friends in Low Places...