Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Greetings from Altus, Oklahoma. 
We had an interesting time getting here...
Dallas was lovely. Full of sun and spring. 
We left Sunday and after three hours of driving 
in the middle of nowhere, we made it to our destination.
I didn't think it was possible to get smaller than Enid... but oh, it is. 

We showed up to lodging where they informed us that 
our reservation had been given away by mistake and there
were no other rooms to place us in. 
Furious and sobbing, we left base and spent the night in a Best Western.
By some miracle they were able to put us back on base the next morning
where it was snowing sideways and freezing cold!
What's going on Oklahoma?

Anyway, we feel very blessed to have such great family that let us come visit
and the miracle that is us in a pet-friendly TLF. We didn't think we'd get one for a month.
I have hope that the next three months will be speedy 
and warm! Spring come quick!
California come quicker!

Monday, February 25, 2013

And the winner is...

Jessica Chastain in Armani and Stacy Keibler in Naeem Kahn
My favorites. In case you were wondering. 
I just love all of those sparkly patterns!


And of course this was my favorite moment. 
I did not expect Les Mes to win best picture. 
This performance and Anne's win was all I needed.

Friday, February 22, 2013


So it happened. 
We packed up all of our crap,
stuffed it in a storage unit, 
and left. 

It wasn't easy. 
In fact... it was awful. 
Oklahoma decided to embrace winter
and snowed. a lot. 

But we made it.
We're recovering in Dallas for the weekend
and then off to Altus, OK until June!
It's an exciting time :)

1. Babysitting our kittens one last time :(
2. Death by the groomer.
 Seriously, he fell asleep with Maizey on him
so I decided to cut her hair and Jake
didn't even notice!
3. While packing we found my Young Women's 
time capsule. 
It was full of random pictures, a mixtape, and notes
to the older Courtney.
4. Melissa's thank you gift, a Volcano candle. 
She's a keeper. 
5. Loading up the Jetta earlier today. There was nowhere
to sit. It was a long drive to Dallas...
6. Leaving base! 
What a relief. I thought we'd never leave :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Oscar Night

The Oscars are this weekend. Yes! 
This year won't be quite as exciting seeing that we'll be in a hotel room
with no friends, DVR or fake Oscar ballots. Sigh... 
but Kiki-Leeky had a fab idea, and I'm copying it pronto. 
What I'd wear to the Oscars. 
(Best Costume Design, anyone?)

It's a toss up between this soft blue Jenny Packham dress and this peachy Elie Saab number.
(Lets be honest. I'd probably want to design my own dress. In a perfect world.)
With either dress I would choose a very slicked back and fresh faced approach to hair and make up.
Afterwards my husband and I would party hop with our best friends Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
and dance until dawn. A girl can dream right?

Monday, February 18, 2013

Bonus Day

Flying standby to Hawaii... big mistake. 
However, it gave us an extra day in paradise
and first class tickets together on the second flight! 
So it worked out and I was definitely grateful for that bonus day.
That's it for Hawaii! 

Or is it...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Puppy Love

Happy Sabbath :)
We're trying to embrace this random Spring weather 
and our last Sunday in this house.
In between all of the packing and cleaning 
I managed to give Maize a new hair cut and she begged me 
to take some photos with her so she could show it off. 
She just loves attention...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Rainy Sunday

It's been a month since we've left Hawaii
and I still have pictures coming.
Which is good because I don't have much else to blog about...
We got oh so lucky with the weather while we were there,
until our last day, which was wet and really boring. 
I would do almost anything to relive it now, of course :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

See ya later

Looks like we've lost our favorite fated friends.
 Charlton and Melissa left us for the southern border today
and my heart broke a little when we drove away. 
I'll miss those quick trips to the city and the late nights watching The Following. 
Hopefully one day in a few years we'll be together again...
Military, can you arrange this please?
Until then, please enjoy a special shrine of our friendship. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

throwback thursday

Happy Valentines Day!

We're spending the day in the city shopping and dining like Kings and Queens of old. 
I hope your day is filled with love and peace whether your single or married. 
Because Valentines Day shouldn't be about gifts but loving everyone around you!
To look back on our past Valentines Day's click HERE.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Well time is moving as slow as ever...
We've started packing up the house little by little, it's sad but exciting.
It snowed like mad today, reminding me of home.
Sunny California come quick!

Monday, February 11, 2013


Yes, I still have Hawaii pictures to post. 
 It's ridiculous, I know. Bear with me!

 Have you ever ran out on a restaurant because it was far too fancy for you?
Well that's what happened this night. 
The first restaurant only had "tapas" which is a fancy word
for an overpriced appetizer.
So we ran and grabbed some fancy burgers and pizza across the street.
Jake still has dreams about the truffle fries and hamburger with pork and egg. 

That's fancy enough for me :)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sports and Stuff

Last week I watched the Super Bowl and a Thunder Game. 
That's a big deal. 
But it was all worth it to see Destiny's Child together again. 
We're glad to have met such great people here 
that want to do fun things with us!
We're going to miss every one of them. 

12 days until we leave... whhhaat?