Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Photo album

Just ordered our photo album for 2012, here is a preview of one of the pages.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New soap

This valentines' day soap from Lush smells amazing and is so pretty.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sterling Sunday

This is how I found Sterling this afternoon, I promise we don't pose him with his toys. He is adorable, all on his own!

Saturday, January 26, 2013


On Friday I started a new book, and I can't stop reading it. I love my kindle!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


This morning I took Sterling for a walk, the fog created such a peaceful scene. It was such a soothing walk.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sketch book

I have been experimenting with watercolor pencils the last couple of days, since the pastels were making a bit of a mess. Here is one drawing.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Christmas presents and board games

Ashley is in town for the day so we got to exchange Christmas presents and we have spent the day catching up and playing board games.

She got me the best Christmas present! It is a necklace with a scroll in it.

Since I am sure the writing is difficult to read it says, "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light..." -Albus Dumbledore

The quote is from the third movie, Prisoner of Azkaban.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Roasted potatoes

Adam makes the best roasted potatoes ever, I don't know what his secret is but it is a treat whenever he decides to cook!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The sun is out

Adam and I took full advantage of the beautiful weather this morning and had breakfast/brunch outside.

The weather is so perfect!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Happy place

I got to go to my happy place in Houston today, the butterfly center at the museum!

There were so many butterflies today.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Best cupcake ever

Adam and I finally got a chance to try our favorite French place in a new location. It was a fabulous meal!

This was the best cupcake I have ever had! It is filled with mascarpone and berries. I want another one tomorrow!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Handsome husband

Adam has taken a week off work. It is going to be an awesome week!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Can Adam defeat zombies?

So this is an old picture, but since Adam and I have been watching The Walking Dead I thought it was appropriate.

Adam and I think if there is a zombie apocalypse we probably wouldn't last very long. But he did do well with the long bows at renfest, so who knows.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


On Christmas everyone in the Searle house gets a Toblerone in their stocking. This is all that is left of Adam's Toblerone.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Meat thermometer

I got a new meat thermometer for Christmas, the chicken is not overdone!

I am so excited for our experimental dinner tonight. I hope Adam is hungry.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Meet Jutta, my favorite penguin on my new pajama pants. Adam got me comfy, warm pajamas for Christmas and since today was a damp and cold day I lived in these pants today. I was tempted to go grocery shopping in them, but I decided to be civilized!

Friday, January 4, 2013


One of our new ornaments, it hung around for a short while but he will be back next year. I love all the penguin stuff I got for Christmas this year.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mashed potatoes!

I haven't had mashed potatoes in forever, so I decided to make some for dinner. I love mashing potatoes, our potato masher hasn't gotten much use in the last couple of years.

I hope Adam likes his creative dinner.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Good luck

On Christmas Day our family expanded, and I meant to get a picture of the bride and groom but more important things came up. So here is an older picture from September when we were all together.

Good luck on this new journey and we can't wait to see you in March.

I did include an extra picture of Eric that he took before the wedding. When things get rough, I hope he can remember the excitement he had in the moment.

Love you all! I am so proud of you.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Grocery shopping

Every time Adam goes grocery shopping he brings home flowers! I think I need to send him to the store more often.

Happy new year!