Sunday, July 26, 2009

She Said YES!!

As some of you may have heard, Cody proposed to Brittany on Friday, July 24th! They have been together for so long we already consider Britt a part of our family, but we were all thrilled to make it official. I will let them fill you in on the proposal story. :) After the proposal, the newly engaged couple came over to Jason's and my house for appetizers and drinks to celebrate with our families. It was great to get everyone together to celebrate such a happy occasion. We are so grateful to be adding another fantastic girl to our family. We love you two.

Our growing family

Brittany's family came in for the celebration.

My mom brought Britt a ring holder for her new ring and TONS of Brides magazines. Let the wedding planning begin!!

Good job Cody. Her ring is gorgeous. This pic doesn't even do it justice.

Britt showing off her new bling.

Posing with my future sister-in-law. We have become such good friends over the past few years, and I am so looking forward to be family. I could not ask for a better sister-in-law.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy 4th of July

As some of you may know, 4th of July is my favorite holiday. I think it because I have so many great memories growing up spending the 4th at the beach with my family just playin on the beach, eating, and watching fireworks. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for providing so many great years of celebrating our country at ya'lls condo! Unfortunately, since I have starting working I have not been able to make it down to the beach for the 4th. Since I have it in my head that the 4th should be spent on the water, Jason took my to Donna and David's (Jason's aunt and uncle) river house last year for the 4th. We had such a great time we went back this year! Watch out Donna and David, we may just turn this into tradition. :) We had a blast again this year just relaxing, jet skiing, playing horseshoes, playing games, and of course eating lots of yummy food.

Tucker (Jason's dog that lives with his parents) came up for the day and decided to take a swim in the river....sporting his new neon life jacket.

Jessica (Jason's cousin), Donna (Jason's aunt), and Beverly (Jason's grandma)

I spent alot of time reading and relaxing in Donna's comfy tree chair.

Jason and I after getting off the jet ski. We flipped 3 times...much to my dismay.

The group enjoying barbequed crab, brisket, and lots of yummy sides.

Jessica, Justin, Skyler, and Donna taking a break in the shade after lunch.

Thanks Donna and David for a great weekend!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Just Maui'd

I am still waiting on our wedding pictures, but I decided to go ahead and post some pictures from our honeymoon even though they will be out of order. Jason and I left Monday morning after the wedding and headed to Maui for our honeymoon. We had a fantastic time and would recommend it for vacation to anyone. It is absolutely beautiful and and exceeded all of our expectations. After being there a week, we were still not ready to come home. It was a week full of fun and relaxation and the perfect way to start our marriage.

We rented a convertible for the week. We loved it and enjoyed driving with the top down and enjoying the sun and sites.

View from our balcony. Since Maui is 5 hours earlier than Houston, I woke up really early every morning and would sit on the balcony and read for a while before we headed out for the day.

Walking down the beach in front of our resort.

In the lobby of our resort. It was all open air and there were huge coy fish in the water. Everything was so lush and beautiful. The first day we just relaxed by the pool for most of day since we were tired from the wedding weekend and long day of travel the day before.

Sunset from Leilani's (our favorite restaurant in Maui). We loved eating here and watching the sunset.

Jason golfed on Wednesday, and I rode with him in the cart. The course was amazing and the weather was perfect. This is Jason's favorite picture from the entire trip (I think b/c his swing looks good) :)

Us on the golf course. The course ran along the coast, and every hole had fantastic views of the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other.

Jason after too much time at the pool. He went through an entire can of Solarcaine in a couple of days.

On Thursday, Jason and I did the Road to Hana. It is a long winding road through the mountains. There are tons of places to pull over and take in the sites. It was incredibly green, and we had breath-taking views. They average 365 inches of rain per year in these mountains.

Jason and I in front of a waterfall on the way to Hana. Hana is just a city at the top of the mountain. We didn't drive all the way to Hana but made it all the way to the black sand beach pictured below.

Jason and I on the black sand beach.

Jason and I kissing in a sea cave. The water had washed out this cave, and we decided to explore.

On Friday, Jason and I took a helicopter tour. I highly recommend this. We saw incredible waterfalls and parts of the island that are uninhabited and can only be seen by air. Maui is where parts of Jurasic Park were filmed, and we flew in the same area that they flew at the beginning of the movie when they were landing on the island.

View from the helicopter. The water was electric blue and so clear.

We saw huge waterfalls on the helicopter tour.

Jason and I on the helicopter.

In the car, packed up, and headed back to the airport. Jason and I left on Sunday night and took an overnight flight back to Houston that landed Monday morning. So sad to leave, but we had the best time. We were so blessed to have such a fantastic honeymoon!