Monday, December 31, 2012

Sterling Monday

I am wearing my new penguin pajamas! My husband is awesome.

We wish everyone a happy new year!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas presents

I am so excited to share this latest picture, I took it at the beginning of December. I am very proud of the Christmas ornaments (or sun catchers) I made for family and friends this year.

I love finding something new and creative to make with my beads every year.

I know there will soon be a new star in the sky watching over us all.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Lots of remembering and thinking about favorite places today. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts.

Merry Christmas!

There are so many things to say about today, and I wish I could say something eloquent. But I am so grateful for Adam and the rest of my family!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sterling Sunday

Our little pup, always in the middle of wherever our attention is.

Sorry I didn't post a single picture yesterday, we were so busy with our Christmas party that I never took a picture with my phone. I say that is just a sign that the party was a success and we had a great time.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012


So I didn't post a picture yesterday, Adam and I did a meditation class last night and I just wanted to be still. Yoga is becoming a larger part of both of our lives and I couldn't figure out a good way to capture "stillness."

Today I am sitting on the couch with Sterling looking at our Christmas Tree. Here is one of the new ornaments we added this year!

The Cliffside Inn in Newport was an amazing bed and breakfast. I really hope we go back one day to see Bill, Nancy and Koty!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

24 days of togetherness

So Adam and I had to put our countdown on hold for about a week, until work calmed down.

So we spent the weekend trading foot massages, playing games and playing with Sterling. We also put ornaments on the tree.

Here is the before photo of all the ornaments unpacked.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

House anniversary

Happy anniversary to our house! Six years ago today we closed on our house, it took a while but it feels like home!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas stocking

Adam searched high and low for my stocking, so that it would match his. Every year when I unpack Christmas stuff, this stocking makes me smile.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Adam likes to hide Sterling's favorite bear in an effort to get him to cuddle on the couch. It didn't work this time, but it made me smile!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Magic beads

Our yoga teacher suggested that put magic into my breads and I decided to put words into them. First I made these words with silver wire, then I attempted to put the silver wire on my beads. Like most new techniques I need more practice, but one day I will have words on my magic beads!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Early Christmas present

Adam got a very, very special Christmas present today. He was allowed to open it early because I needed to make sure he would love it.

He loved it! Everyone else will have to wait until after Christmas to find out what it is.

Monday, December 10, 2012


I was so excited to get this years calendar from work, I love the butterflies. I think I will actually display this one.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Date night

The activity of the day was to plan a date night. Since December is a crucial time for Adam's work and is generally busy; I didn't want to force a date night. So we planned one for the weekend of New Year's Eve. Adam will be a little less stressed about work at that point.

I spent the day doing more crafting and wrapping presents. I was trying to use up the the roll that doesn't fit in my organizer. Sorry there isn't a lot of variation!

Presents are almost ready to be shipped and there are now a couple under the tree and in Adam's stocking. It is going to be a wonderful Christmas.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Favorite Christmas memory

So the activity of the day was to tell your favorite Christmas memory. Adam talked about making snowmen and having a snowball fight with his brother, Dad and grandfather. I talked about celebrating Christmas Eve at my grandparents house and building forts out of the presents when we were younger.

The picture of the day has nothing to do with our activity of the day. I spent the day making Christmas ornaments and since I can't show a picture of those here is the mess I left to clean up tomorrow. The pill bottles are a way I organize beads, please don't think it was that stressful that I needed to pop pills.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Share a treat together!

I chose a peppermint brownie cake pop from Starbucks. I can't wait.

Last night was a sing a long with our favorite reindeer.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas movie

Our activity of the day is to watch a Christmas movie (or at least start one).

We haven't picked one yet, but here are the options!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Top ten reason the Texas Searles are awesome

The activity of the day is to make a top ten list about our relationship. Here are the highlights (in no particular order)

24 days of togetherness
Survived 13 years together
We plan awesome vacations
We argue about the square root of pi

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sterling Sunday

My dad is holding our activity of the day, "talk about our vacation to Boston." We can't wait to celebrate St. Patrick's day in Boston.

My parents have spoiled Sterling this weekend, by taking him to the park every day!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Day one

Count down to Christmas! Here is our first activity.

Since it is a little messy, it says "share three things you love about the other person."