Sunday, November 28, 2010

its a wonderful day for pie

Team Evans
in our cozy kitchen
there was a little bumping into each other with two chefs

Ry working on his Turkey, me mixing up some sweet potato casserole yummm my fav!

The results....

two very full bellies

We did go see hp.
It was round two for me
here I am dressed as Luna Lovegood at the midnight premier with my friend Ginny Wesley aka Jessi

and the impossible happened, Ryan loved the movie and said "i am now inspired to read the rest of the books (4-7) and watch the rest of the movies(1-6) with with you." Wahhoooo We watched HP1 Fridday :)

It was a nice, quiet, relaxing thanksgiving with just me and my partner in crime, I sure love him. And we sure missed our families, it was strange not being surrounded by our loved ones, maybe next year!

 So many things to be thankful for, we are truly blessed!
Hope you all had a fab Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

10lb turkey for 2

Happy Thanksgiving!
Here is what I am thankful for.
No time for two thanksgiving posts I will be to busy in the kitchen making
Thanksgiving dinner for Ry and I. 

The Plan:
10 lb Turkey
loads of mashed potatoes with gravy
sweet potato casserole
a salad
apple pie with Blue Bell ice cream

a nap

hopefully some HP 7 part 1 again

and then turkey sandwich leftovers for the rest of our lives.

This is my first time making Thanksgiving dinner this could be interesting.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

christmas cheer

is it cheesy to send out Christmas cards if is just me and my husband, maybe

but we are going to be 1,676.7 miles (door to door) away from our families this year. tear.
so I am doing it, I am sending Christmas cheer up to our families in Idaho.

and then I see on my friend Ambers blog that Shutterfly is giving BLOGGERS 50 free cards. awesome awesome awesome. And the best part is they are adorable!

seriously look for your self here

get our own here

Oh i am so excited for this time of year. Thanksgiving only 2 days away I attempting to make a Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. Then December which = happiness.

Now I just need to decided which I like best. I may be the most indecisive person in the world so for some reason these cards never make it out that is the problem I couldn't decide, so they were never made sound to familiar.

Also 50 cards is ALOT, more than I know what to done with so if you would like one, send me your address!


Kincet, fun to play. Even more fun to watch your friends play

We are twinners. It's actually surprising does not happened as much as it should considering that 1/2 of the clothes that I own Allyx also has, we have good taste.

Last weekend we had a awesome short trip up to Utah to see our friends.

Got to to breakfast with my long lost cousin. Smash burger with friends. Kincet, Dominen and of coarse next to no sleep cause that's how we roll.

We had a pit stop/got stranded in Houston and had dinner at Cheesecake with friends which happened to be next door to an Antropologie with the best window displays ever, they never disappoint.

Something interesting clicked this weekend, I would like to live in Utah. I know I was surprised too. I have never been "anti-Utah" but I have never really thought I would live there. On the way home Ryan said he was thinking the same thing. Who know if its possible but maybe Utah will be in our future a few years down the road.

summary, our friends are the coolest and we miss them.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

meet me in the middle

and apparently it hearts me too.

French toast for lunch.
Last piece was heart shaped.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


My friend Shay tagged me, here we go

1.If you had to, would you rather live in a space station for a year or under water in a submarine for a year?
Space for sure! I always wanted to be an astronaut when i was little. In elementary school I lived in Houston where we went on field trips to NASA and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Which it is.
2. How did you and your husband meet?
Well it was 4 1/2 years ago, I was in college and just got a new job at Carino's where Ryan happened to work and he has been in love with me from that day on or something like that :)
3.Would you go base jumping if someone paid you $1,000 to do it?
You would not even have to pay me YES yes and Yes but i would gladly take the money and then go sky diving with it.
4.White or Wheat bread?
WHEAT except for my french toast then white
5. Would you rather have a private yacht or a private jet?
I am going to go with the yacht. I will still be able to get most places I want to via my Yacht but it will be a vaca getting there.
6. East coast or West coast?(which do you prefer)
Living- West Coast it familiar and more home-y to me. Visiting- East Coast.
7. Are you a shower or bath person?
I take more showers, but i LOVE a good bath.
8. Do you like it better when it rains or when it's sunny?

I tag: Amy, Samantha, Chelsea, Kelli, Savannah, Sara, Allyx and Matt

Here our your questions....

1. If your husband was out of the picture, what would you have named your child(ren)? (If you don't have a child, then hypothetically.)
2. When do you usually go to bed?
3. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?
4. If you could change one thing about yourself physically, what would it be?
5. If you could have one talent that you don't already have, what would it be?
6. If you had your choice, where would you live?
7. What material thing is on the top of your "wish list?"
8. What is one of the dumbest things you have ever done?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

the boys of fall

my cute little BIG brother Aaron is a senior and plays football
he is probably the best ever and i may be a little biased
but seriously he is really good and works really hard
fall at the Potter's revolves around football and volleyball

its a time where...

the grandparents get out the comfey bleacher chairs and trek out to the games friday night

my mom, the sweetest lady you will ever meet transforms into this screaming crazy lady in the stands :) she is pretty passionate

my dad loses many hours of sleep from editing photos, full-filling his booster club president duties and worries the night before the game

Kaylee & Tyler get work off and come and show support

Emily actually watches every play of the game unlike her boy-chasing friends

Ryan & I huddle around my macbook and watch the live broadcasts from Texas and have been known to yell into the screen

Oh and i flew home for 2 games, guilty :)

and AARON the team captain, linebacker, occasional running back and the team SHIELD. Becomes Mr. focused and i learned the not to bother talking to him between the hours of school and game time because he wont even respond.

photos by David Potter

I am so grateful i was able to make it home for 2 games! I made it for SENIOR night vs. Shelly. What a close game the whole time, but Hillcrest pulled though with the win and i lost my voice. I also made it to the Blackfoot game another close game, where Aaron played great.

The season ended last week, my dad and Aaron are in mourning. But I am so proud of my brother for having such a spectacular season and for just being a awesome dude. love you bubba!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Compass Rose

Friday i had the day off, i lovvvve my days off. usually they mean getting stuff done but Friday was just an enjoyable day. My day, from the end to the beginning, why not?

We ended the night playing settlers with our friends and watch "The nightmare before Christmas" first time i had seen it and i loved it. But after it was one of those movie that i just kept thinking why have i not seen this before?!?

Before that I had quite the impulse buy...
Ryan said that this was the best purchase i have ever made (he is just happy that he does not have to play photographer anyone) because now i have a model to put my clothes on and I can take the pictures my self. i love it, its perfect i can even pin stuff i am making to it, which means i will hopefully be getting less pin pricks. Her name is Gisele.

i found this gem in a store that was going out of business next door to the cafe i had lunch at with my friend. Cafe Heaster's.

OH MY GOSH. i did not stop talking about this place all day long, ask Ryan he had to listen to me. When you find something awesome and you want to share it with the ones you love right? (if anyone comes to visit us in south texas we will take you :) So naturally i tell Ryan how we have to go back asap so he can try it and his reply... oh ya that place is great i went there a about two MONTHS ago with the guys from work, i thought you would like it.... WHAT!?! and you never told me..... ohhh its sooo good though.

BEFORE that lovely lunch i went to the fabric store and got...
love them.

And before that, I went to my very first...
Estate sale!!! Jessica & I woke up super early and drove outside of Corpus to the estate sale. I was excited cause this one had a lagre sewing room in it and was hoping to get a serger no luck but I did find these treasures.

BOX of thread $5
Bottle of vintage buttons $4.00
Box of every kind of elastic imaginable $4.00

happy fridays are the best!