Monday, October 29, 2007

Concerts and Pumpkins

Ok... so this weekend was filled with tons of fun.... it all started with one of the greatest concert ever... Relient K and Switchfoot. There was also a band called Ruth, that opened for them. It was so awesome because two of mine (and Zach's) most favorite bands were in concert together. It was so loud that I couldn't even hear myself, but it was so worth it. They played all the favs... Sadie Hawkins, The 80's song, We were meant to Live, This is your life... it was all fantabulous! Here were are on our way to the concert... Zach may not look happy but we had a great time!So yesterday we went on a hunt for the best carving pumpkins that we could find. Being that Halloween is only 3 days away, there weren't too many to choose from. We bought 2 pumpkins at a nursery and there were only about 10 to choose from. Slim pickin's... We started carving away last night and this is how they turned out...
I carved stars all over mine... maybe it was because I had been to hear Switchfoot and they sang the song Stars, but I think it's really because I just like Stars a lot. Zach carved the Eagle Talon logo on his pumpkin. For those of you who don't know... the Eagle Talon is the car that is sitting in our garage waiting for a new transmission. It's his toy. ;-) I'd say the Shirley pumpkins turned out pretty good this year.


Once Zach gets the videos uploaded, I'll have some footage from the concert. Until then... hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

State Fair

So this past weekend... I met up with my friend, Shanna and her kids at the great State Fair of Texas. It was so much fun, but very tiring. I felt like the entire day was spent walking from point A to point B. But besides that, I was able to get my State Fair staples... Fletcher's Corny Dogs, funnel cake and some Salt Water Taffy. Yummy goodness!

Here are Dalton and Dillon with Big Tex... good times...

After meeting up with Shanna, I met up with my sister at the fair. We ended up staying for the Third Day concert that night which was really good. Perfect weather, great concert, made for a great day!


On Sunday, we spent the afternoon at my parents house eating lunch with my parents, sister and my aunt and uncle. Here's a shot of Zach and Bailey waiting for lunch. Zach and I were trying to get Bailey to look at the camera, but it just wasn't working out.
Hopefully, this weekend I will have some pictures from our concert. Of course, I don't think that I will be able to take pictures inside Nokia Theatre, but I will take before and afters, that's for sure. I'll leave you with a little video of our pup...



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Saturday, October 6, 2007

D&B Birthday Extravaganza

Happy Birthday to Us!!! Zach and I spent last night at Dave & Buster's with our friends. It's a nice thing to work for a restaurant because we were able to treat all of our friends. Zach's birthday was two weeks ago Friday and mine is October 10th, next Wednesday! It was a great night and fun was had by all.

The whole gang ... back row (l 2 r) Bri Wollman, Jordan Wollman, Tyson Kirksey; front row (l 2 r) Shevawn McSpadden, me, Zach, Sarah Kirksey, Angela Hindman and Jason Hindman (and baby Issac). So fun!
All the girls, dressed in black. Totally not planned, but it was perfect! What a great group of girls!

Time to play some games... Time Crisis 3 with Jordan and Zach.Ghost Squad fighters with Tyson and Zach...
Daytona racing with Zach and Bri... the orange seat was the always the winner. Go figure.
Shevawn and Sarah racing away...
Overall, it was a great night and we're so thankful to be able to celebrate our birthdays with our friends!

All about my man...

So I was just tagged by Lindsey for the game of my man...

1. Who is your man? Zachary Reid Shirley
2. How long have you been together? 2 years and 9 months
3. How long did you date? 5 months and engaged 4 months exactly
4. How old is your man? 27
5. Who eats more? Zach, no doubt
6. Who said "I love you" first? He did.
7. Who is taller? Zach, by a long shot.
8. Who sings better? hmmm... good question.
9. Who is smarter? We both have our talents... we'll just leave it at that.
10. Whose temper is worse? Me, he's so laid back.
11. Who does the laundry? Me, myself and I.
12. Who takes out the garbage? Zach's supposed to, but we take turns.
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you're looking from the foot of the bed, Zach sleeps on the right side.
14. Who pays the bills? Me.
15. Who is better with the computer? Zach.
16. Who mows the lawn? Zach, I can say that I have never mowed the lawn in my lifetime.
17. Who cooks dinner? Me
18. Who drives when you are together? Zach
19. Who pays when you go out? Whoever can get to their wallet the fastest.
20. Who is most stubborn? That's definitely a toss up!
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Hard one as well... we are both so stubborn.
22. Whose parents do you see the most? Mine... we live in the same town though.
23. Who kissed who first? He did.
24. Who asked who out? He asked me.
25. Who proposed? Zach
26. Who is more sensitive? That would be me.
27. Who has more friends? Probably me, but we share most of our friends now! ;-)
28. Who has more siblings? Zach does.

29. Who wears the pants in the family? Well I'd say we share this one and make decisions together, although I do end up doing the finances of the family.

So now the game of tag goes to... Amy, Neena, Amanda, Shevawn, and Laura.

Monday, October 1, 2007

The sleepy place

I thought since I hadn't ever posted pictures of our bathroom that it was about time I do so... this is the only room that we didn't touch as far as remodeling. There are a lot of things that we would love to do to this room, but that will be further down the road. Right now, it suits its' purpose and we love it! As you can tell the color scheme is blue and brown in this room. The shower is behind the door in the corner that I didn't take a picture of.



Finally, I can show you one of my favorite rooms in the house. We put some finishing touches on our master bedroom this weekend- hung the mirrors above the bed and put up the curtains. The curtains are my birthday present from my parents and I absolutely love them. They match the accent pillow on our bed and are kinda bronze in color. They look so pretty and they block out a lot of light in the mornings. It's wonderful!!!

This is our reading nook on the other side of the room. It's also where the tv is so that it's not the first thing that you see when you walk in the room. The tv was intentionally put on Zach's side of the bed because he watches it to fall asleep. I can just roll over to the other side and it's nice and dark.
And lastly our dresser... there's still a couple more Florence pictures to hang up in the room, but for the most part it's done. It's a relief!All that's left is the office and garage now. Not too much left in either room, but it will be wonderful when it's all done. Until next time... enjoy!