Saturday, November 22

Major Tom

1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write that song name down no matter how silly it makes you look.
4. Title this email what the answer to your last question is.
5. Good luck and have fun!

Somebody Told Me (The Killers)

On Top (The Killers)

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (BYU Choir)

You Can't Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones)

Sleep Now In The Fire (Rage Against The Machine)

Pinball Wizard (The Who)

Dance Floor Anthem (Good Charlotte)

Just Can't Get Enough (Depeche Mode)

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)

Boulevard of Broken Dreams (GreenDay)

Fergalicious (Fergie)

Til I Hear It From You (Gin Blossoms)

So Deep Within You (Moody Blues)

MmmMmmMmmMmm (Crash Test Dummies)

Love Shack (B-52's)

Major Tom (Peter Schilling)

Saturday, October 4

The Great Eight Challenge...

 has been a really long time since this blog was updated. SO I figured I'd take the great eight challenge (thanks to Mel) and change things up a little :) Also there are some pics from our wedding...enjoy!

Here it goes...

8 - T.V. shows I watch:
1. PROJECT RUNWAY ( Kenely needed to be kicked off a long time ago!!)
2. What not to wear
3. The Office
4. Seinfeld
5. 24
6. Top Design
7. (when I'm bored) Tabatha Salon Take-Over
8.Football games (thanks to chris!!)

8 - Favorite Restaurants
1. Panda Express
2. Outback
3. Chef Caos (sp)
4. McDonalds (yes i'm a poor college student!)
5. Papa John's
6. Fazoli's
7. Johnny Carinos
8. Chedders

8 - Things that happened yesterday
1. School
2. Work
3. Chris locked the keys in the truck
4. Lou locked herself out of the house
5. Ate dinner at Black-Eyed Pea
6. Fell asleep in a chair watching Clean House
7. Chris tucked me in (after hauling me up the stairs after i fell asleep in the chair)
8. Took a shower (man not much happened yesterday!!)

8 - Things I'm looking forward to
1. Halloween (any costume ideas? i'm not sure what we will be yet)
2. End of the semester
3. Thanksgiving
4. Christmas
5. Cool weather (mostly for Chris's sake!)
6. Graduating from A&M
7. Any vacation whatsoever
8. My Birthday
8 - On my wish list
I Wish...
1. Trucks got better gas mileage
2. I was awarded unlimited shopping spree
3. I had an unlimited home decoration budget (great idea Mel)
4. I drove a Sport Car ( i don't know the type but it would def be red or purple)
5. I got to see my family more
6. I could go on a cruise
7. I was traveling the world with chris
8. Chris would get into whatever law school he wanted

8 - People I tagged're all special, if you look at this blog, feel obliged to do THE GREAT EIGHT CHALLENGE!!

Wednesday, July 30

Bridal Picture Sampler...the one you've all been waiting for!

Here is a sample of some excellent bridal pictures that me and chris took a couple weeks ago! sorry for the lack of words, but in this instance the pictures speak louder.

and just in case you are wondering, yes we are still in Texas! these pictures were taken in Roundtop at a place called Festival Hill

Wednesday, July 2

everything since 6/21/08

For the last couple of weeks, Chris and I have been doing nothing but wedding. Which means that we have been taking lots of blog pictures, but haven't been able to find the time to post them. Until now...
We'll start where we left off, Right after the ward tubing trip. As you all know we were both really sunburned, now you get to see the pictures to prove it.

First is my burn. These are my feet the day after. The reason there is only one picture of me is because mine was nothing compared to Chris's (see pictures below). For those of you who know chris seeing him sunburned is a rare occasion so feel lucky. Good thing in my opinion, cause when he burns, he goes all the way!

Front view

Back View

And if that wasn't enough if you look on his back on the left and right side where it is really red, that is a mixture of sunburn and a rash from the tube rubbing against his skin. OUCH!
After a few days, it did what all sunburns usually do...PEELED. guess who got to rub lotion all over his back when this happened!? you guessed it, his loving fiance who would do anything for him. For those who don't know i have a peeling process when you get sunburned this bad. First we went into the shower and i rubbed, ever so gently across his back. This helps get rid of the loose skin. That way when I lotion it, i won't get pieces of skin all over my hand and the skin that needs the lotion will absorb it.

So we went to the tub and I rubbed his back. I didn't know that his back was going to fall off into the tub. as you can see, he had a lot of loose skin...and some of came off in BIG pieces.

After we were done rubbing, his back looked ten times better, but as you can see from the picture it still hurt a lot. Then came the rubbing in the lotion...and more rubbing...and more rubbing. Although it took a while, we were able to get his back, back to normal! and now he is PEACHY. i just hope that when we tube again this weekend that this won't get so nasty. :)

OK part 2...a week after the tubing trip, we were able to go up to Tyler, TX to get some wedding shopping done. My brother, Aaron and his wife Natalie, live in Tyler. Since it is kind of a middle point for my family and me, my mom was able to drive down and we were able to meet her to do the wedding shopping. The main thing we were looking for was the cake stand! My mom is making my wedding cake (in case you were wondering my mom is amazing), but she did not have a stand to put the cake on. Our only hope was Michaels. Luckily we were able to find exactly what we wanted. A three tired cake stand with 2-2in round drums in the center instead of columns. Around the drums, we are going to put pictures of us! We were also able to find some amazing ribbon that is working great on our announcements. After the shopping was done, it was time to play. All of my siblings were able to come up with mom which was really cool. One thing we all love to do as a family is SWIM.

Here we area swimming, obviously not all my siblings were present! and i would name off the people in the picture, but this blog is getting too long already!

I will name these next two towel heads, CHRIS AND REBECCA COOPER. We were acting like nerds, per usual!

and finally, some of ya'll know that i was made a sister again a few months ago. Lets just say that Dalin is fitting into the family very nicely!

he will do great things...

Saturday, June 14

Tubing Down the Guadalupe

Today was a pretty cool day. We woke up early and headed out with all the young singles from both university wards to go tubing down the Guadalupe River. I had never done anything like this, so i was way excited. After we stopped for donuts, we headed out. Chris was the man and drove us the 2 1/2 hours there and back. To cut back on gas we carpooled with my roomate, Cheylee, her fiance Dave (who chris now works with at Reynolds and Reynolds) and daves sister, Sarah.


Sarah, Cheylee, Dave


This pic is here, because we saw some beautiful trees on the way there and Chris was so amazed that we had to take a picture. I figured his amazement made the trees blog worthy...
So anyways, after we got there they wanted us to have lunch. Which meant that we had to wait for an hour while everyone pretended to be hungry and ate the sandwiches that were provided. It was 11 in the morning, so i had a cookie and was full...GGGGAAAAAYYYY! Then we were informed that instead of the 2 hours that we were supposed to float, we were going to have the privileged of floating for 4 hours. This is Chris after he heard the news!

Since we were already there, we couldn't protest by not going, so we doubled our sunblock and hoped for the best. Apparently our best was not good enough. If only the ride could've been 2 hours, it would of been perfect. This was not the case, so now me and Chris are fried lobsters and Chris even has a bit of tube rash across his back. GGGAAAAAAAYYYYY!!! But we ended up having a blast! We got to hang out with all our friends and even my older brothers and their wives came with us. Also there was this cool rope swing at the end that i swung off of. Chris who has had a bad history with rivers and swings decided to save himself the trouble of another hospital trip and floated on ahead. There were also some way cool rapids that spit you out at the end. All in all a good time, except we are so burnt. So to make up for the burns, we decided to go and eat at the Gristmill. It was way good and the atmosphere was cool. We were sitting up pretty high and looking down on the river. The only drawback was that there was not any air conditioning, so we were all still simmering from our burns. Here is us at the Gristmill...

view from our table

yours truly (happy but burned)

guess who!?

Cheylee, Sarah, Dave

Meredith and Bryan

Aaron and Natalie
on a side note, take a look at Aaron's shirt. What you see in the picture is I LOVE MY WIFE. What you don't see is that in an orange-ish font color it really says I LOVE it when MY WIFE lets me go hunting! So true!

For the record: me and Chris have 55 more days till we get married!!!! And my wedding dress will be here MONDAY!

Wednesday, June 4

Aggie Baseball

Topic: Aggie Baseball
Some of you are under the impression that chis and I have not attended an Aggie Baseball game this season...
Fact: On the 31st of May in the year 2008, Chris, Rebecca, and friends sat in the Boiling heat, 101 degrees, and watched the Texas Aggies CRUSH Houston! Final score: 22 to 4. It was amazing! We scored 6 homeruns in ithe game and 12 runs in the 7th inning
Proof: see pics below!
For the Record: we have been kind of slacking when it comes to physically supporting Ag Baseball, but in our defense, we are planning a wedding and have been gone for the last 5 weekends! Enjoy the Pics

Me Diana Jen Jared

Before the sun went down and it was still 100

After the sun went down, we look happier cause it is now 95

a cool pic taken by chris, check the ball behind in the left side of the pic

Score at the bottom of the 7th, we scored 12 runs alone in the 7th

Saturday, May 31

Polo Club

In 71 days, Chris and I will be married for time and all eternity! :) Then we will finally get to move into our own apartment together. A few months ago this would have been a problem because we didn't have an apartment to move into. We knew we needed to find one pretty quick cause it was prime time for people to be getting notice of the end of their leases. SO we started looking. We were really blessed because in about 3 days after we started looking, we came across Polo Club Apartments!

There we found a comfortably sized one bedroom apartment at a reasonable price. We signed the lease the next day! :) Problem solved...or so we thought. We didn't have any furniture to fill our apartment.Luckily the Lord was looking out for us. The week after we signed the lease one of our friends, Brad, called us and said that one of the guys he works with was getting rid of his couch and did we need one. Did we ever! So we went and looked at it...

and then we had a couch! It is really comfortable. I love the color of the cover, but even if we had to use the blue color underneath, we could because it is still a good looking couch! We were feeling really good about our apartment now, but we had no idea what the next week would bring. Almost one week later, Chris was at work and got an email from his bishop that one of the girls in his ward was moving to soon to sell her stuff and was giving away two recliners and a couch. Chris called right away, because he really wanted some recliners. He even had his roommate, who was good friends with this girl, call and plead our case. We then got a call back and found out that we could choose to have the recliners, or the couch. So I went to look at them...

and Chris got his wish of having recliners, and i got one too!

They are almost in brand new condition!! By now we were just amazed that we have furnished our apartment just by blessings. That got us thinking about what else we could put in our apartment. What else could we use...a coffee table! We began looking around for one, since we both love to put our feet up we figured it would be a good idea to have one! A few weeks went by and i randomly found one that i fell in love with on craigslist. However, they wanted $75 for it, and i wasn't willing to pay that much for it. Then the next week i looked again, just in case it was still there and it was! Not only was it posted, but it was also $25 cheaper! I emailed the seller, and went and looked at it the next day...

It is way cool! the top is slate squares that are removable, and the bottom is a black steel frame! Plus it is only 3 months old! I LOVE IT. plus in case anyone hasn't noticed, all of our furniture matches!!! We were so excited to move into our new place, now we are even more excited cause we have furniture to put in it!

he already looks at home.

We have two double door closets :) that's our definition of comfortable but reasonably priced :)