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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

End of 08

So today is the end of the year 2008. Wow! This year has flown by and 09 is right around the corner, so I figured I would post one last time this year. The past week and a half has been awesome. Kristen and I had never had a whole week off work until last week so we enjoyed that, a lot!! Christmas was great this year! We had get togethers with both of our families and enjoyed it. Ate way too much, but I think that's like a law this time of year anyways, so I don't feel too bad about it.

As of today, the countdown to our wedding reaches 4 1/2 months. Kristen has done such a great job of planning and getting things in line for May 16th!! In 2009 it will be 10 years that Kristen andI have been a couple. Though I annoy her a lot, she sticks around, I know, it puzzles me too. . . . Love you babe!!

Right now on my to do list are several things. I have to get with my parents and put together and plan the rehearsal dinner for our wedding. I have to find out how many of my relatives, and there's a lot, will be able to make it to our wedding. That in itself will be a task. I blame my great grandmother for this, she just had to go off and have like 13 children didn't she. . .There's other stuff too but I don't have the list in front of me right now.

To close out the year of the blog, we just want to thank God for everything he has blessed us with this year. From our families and health, to all of the new friends we have made. Only through him could anything be possible and we pray that this coming year will continue to be as great as 2008 has. We love you all and have a Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Elf Yourself....

Thought this was funny! Check it out.

http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/6wfQ0PAykigCZlPR/AbAh0cDeBxU0rAdzMm5m2IoV

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Me and My Man...

1. Who is your man? Sebastian Osvaldo Mancillas
2. How long have you been together? Almost 10 years
3. How long dated? We dated for 8 years before he proposed.
4. How old is your man? 26
5. Who eats more? My Babe, but I can definitely match him on some days
6. Who said “I love you” first? He did over the phone, it was so sweet.
7. Who is taller? He is. Not by much, though. :0)
8. Who sings better? I think he does, my voice is horrible.
9. Who is smarter? He is.
10. Whose temper is worse? This one is definitely a tie.
11. Who does the laundry? I’m embarrassed to say that he does, but he’s just so good at it.
12. Who takes out the garbage? Sebastian
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Is there a wrong side?
14. Who pays the bills? We both do
15. Who is better with the computer? Definitely him!!
16. Who mows the lawn? When we get a lawn it’ll have to definitely be him, allergic to every kind of grass. Sorry Babe!
17. Who cooks dinner? We both like to do this together. I find it more of a chore where as he enjoys it.
18. Who drives when you are together? Always him. He doesn’t like my driving.
19. Who pays when you go out? Sometimes me, sometimes him.
20. Who is most stubborn? Uhh, me. Next question!
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Sebastian. Next question!
22. Whose parents do you see the most? Mine because we live with them.
23. Who kissed who first? He kissed me, but I didn't object. :o) It was right before getting on the batman ride at Six Flags. My first kiss!
24. Who asked who out? That would definitely be me. I called him and asked him to a drill team banquet with me. I always give him a hard time about it, because he said from the first moment he saw me he knew he was going to marry me, but I was the one that had to make the first move. I still tease him about this..
25. Who proposed? Sebastian on our family trip to Austin in March of this year.. It was SPECTACULAR!
26. Who is more sensitive? Again, definitely me. But he’s definitely not scared to show his sensitive side sometimes.
27. Who has more friends? We don't really keep count, they’re all mutual.
28. Who has more siblings? Sebastian has 1 brother, I had none up until 2003 now I have one step-sister.
29. Who wears the pants in the family? Hmmm…..I think it’s shared…!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Let there be ICE!!

Last night all of our friends came with us to ICE at Gaylord. It was awesome, we all had a great time! Some of them had never even been to the hotel so it was neat to see there expressions when we walked in the main atrium. Working here everyday I forget how great this hotel really is. I leave work everyday around 4:30pm when it's still light out so I never get to see it at night. It is so much more beautiful with all the lights on. Next week is our big Christmas party with our small group, which is with all of these great people. We are having a pot-luck dinner and of course doing white elephant gifts. Sebastian and I are really looking forward to this.

Here we all are!
My great friend Audrey
Awesome group of friends! Me, Katy, Audrey, Audra and Erin
Me and my amazing soon-to-be husband! (5 months and 4 days in counting)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cold Weather, Yeah Sort Of. .

So it's December in Texas which means that our temperature drops and it gets cold from time to time. The past few days are a representation of just that. Yesterday started out very pleasantly, it was cool and a bit breezy. But by the time it was time to go home from work, the temperature dropped to what the car thermometer called( ICE ). It was like 28 degrees out there and it didn't get any better this morning. So I hope you have a very warm coat with you today.

In other news, I was reading 2 Corinthians the other morning and came upon a verse that I come across from time to time. (So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (II Cor.4:16-18)).

This verse always reminds me to not try and rely on what's in front of me or what I, myself can see, but to leave everything to God and know in my heart that only through Him can we truly be satisfied. I notice from time to time when my personal relationship with God is not right, that aspects of my life seem to take a hit, or suffer. But where and when you least expect it, God uses anyone or anything to bring you back to Him.

I am blessed to have Kristen to share my praises and my struggles with. I can not wait to spend my life with her by my side. May 16th can not be here soon enough!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sweet Tea, Christmas Stockings& More

My name is Sebastian and I am addicted to Sweet Tea!! Yes, it's true. I drink sweet tea morning and night. I think it runs through my veins now. I can't help it, it's so good! Especially McAlister's Sweet Tea, shout out, whoo whoo!! Their tea is so good though and I'm not even kidding. It's what they are famous for. You should check it out and see, I mean, taste for yourself. I heard somewhere that Sweet Tea makes you smarter too. . just sayin. . . .So to all my secret Santa's this would be an awesome gift. .

Kristen and I are going to go pick out our stockings for Christmas this week and I want to find a cool one. Maybe one with like an elf on it or something. Anyways, we have started a tradition that we will surprise each other with gifts to fit in our stockings, so of course the stocking has to be able to hold like 150lbs worth of stuff and be like 4 feet tall. Just sayin.....I got a few ideas up my sleeve that I think she's really going to enjoy. She'll just have to wait and see. . .

So, I think Christmas is around the corner. At least that's what I hear. With the season comes, of course, the Christmas parties. So here are a few things I think are essential to not make a fool out of yourself at your Christmas party, so by all means DO NOT:

1. Dance on anything other than the floor
2. Sit on Santa's(AKA, that weird guy from IT)lap, yeah, not good
3. Shovel shrimp from the buffet to your plate like it's your last meal, unless it's jumbo shrimp
4. Drink too much Eggnog and share how you REALLY feel about everyone

Also, along with these awesome tips I thought I would let you in on a game I enjoy playing this time of year: http://www.elfmovie.com/swf/snowball_fight/index.html

Yes, I know, it's awesome!! Enjoy and peace out for now!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas is finally here!

At last the Christmas season has arrived!! I absolutely love Christmas and everything about it. I thought this picture was really cute so I thought I would share. (The cats are actually supposed to be dancing in the picture but I can't get it to work for me).


My favorite things about the Christmas season in no particular order:
  • Chocolate covered pretzel x-mas trees that you buy at one of those keyosk in the mall
  • All the Chirstmas Carols
  • Grapevine Parade of Lights
  • Gingerbread
  • Buying gifts for family and friends and seeing their face light up when they open them
  • Decorating the house
  • Time off from work (that's a given)
  • Christmas movies (Christmas Vacation, Home Alone 1&2, Elf, A Christmas Story)
  • A new tradition we started last year, going to church with our family on Christmas Eve night