Monday, October 31, 2011


an AUNT must brag! :) Here they are the cutest nephew and niece ever! :)

Caleb and Chloe! <3 them to pieces!
click her to check out more on my sisters blog! All About Ashley

Monday, October 24, 2011

Thinking Christmas

Well the past two weeks The Last Straw has been putting on "HOW TO DECORATE" your mantle, book shelves, and tree classes. I have been so lucky to get to go this year. My mother-n-law Ginger has allowed this to happen this year! We are having a good time learning and thinking about our houses for Christmas! HAHA :)
I wish I would of got a picture of us! Well be sure to see lots when we get to DECORATING! :) IT will be here before you know it!

The Mantle day Ginger was not able to attend, so she told me to invite a friend to go with me. My good friend Heather came in from Minnesota and was so sweet to go along with me! :) We were a little embarrassed getting this picture, but we did get some other great pictures of the stuff to help us decorate come Christmas!


Saturday, October 22, 2011


Holy cow!! I think everyone in our family has a birthday in OCTOBER! AHHHHHHHHHHH

Let's start out with the first! My granddad's birthday October 2nd.
It was his BIG 75!!

I think the funniest moment about his birthday was when Ashley and I gave him a present from the both of us. We even gave him a IN-PERSON SINGING CARD!! :) We said... wait wait!! Granddad before you open your gift you have to get the CARD! He started looking like crazy. We said... no granddad this is a SPECIAL CARD!! Then Ashley and I busted out singing happy birthday and in unison we ended it with, "WE LOVE YOU, ASHLEY AND TASHA!"
Then like 10 minutes later our husbands SPEAK UP and say... um.. ya that gift was from us too! HAHA WE FORGOT ALL ABOUT THEM! How terrible are we! HAHA


Number 2... Mr. Lee Gunter! He is Stephen and I's brother-n-law! HE is married to Annie (Stephen's sister)

He got totally hooked up with the COFFEE for his office! :)

number 3 is MARK! :) This is Stephen's uncle who we get to see every Sunday! :) He turned 49 this year!

He loves wrestling, so Ginger(Stephen's mom) got him this AWESOME cake with a wrestling BELT! haha I LOVE IT!

He got lots of FUN GIFTS!! His favorite... FIGHT GUYS!! He knows all their names! Oh.. and Joe likes to hook him up with the TECH gear, but I think Mark secretly likes the LONGHORNS! HAHA

He even passed out PARTY FAVORS! Mine had a FUN DIP! my favorite!

Last but not least is my HUBBY, STEPHEN!! He turned 31 yesterday! I always tease him, he is getting OLD! HAHA

CHECK OUT HIS GIFTS! SPOILED OR WHAT??? I just loved the orange wheel barrow!

OH wait.. I can't leave off his SPECIFIC REQUESTED BIRTHDAY ITEM! Yes.. he wanted this!! haha

He's such a BOY! He says he needs it for his yard work that stays in the garage.

Joe the official ICE CREAM SCOOPER! HAHA

Annie and Lee at the Party! Wish I would of got baby Lilly in the pic!

The funniest thing about Stephen's birthday was well.. a little embarrassing on my part! I really don't know what got in to me. I honestly think it had something to do with me bring pregnant! HAHAH
look closely...

Yes.. it's true! I WROTE THE LETTERS... and YES.. I SPELLED HIS NAME WRONG! HAHA WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS I THINKING! We have been married for almost 3 years and I SPELL HIS NAME with a V?? what?? Poor Stephen! I felt so bad, but didn't change it! HA HA
He then said... that's it! You will be refereed to as TOSHA from now on! HAHA

Then.. we celebrated Stephen's birthday with my side of the family today at Ronnie's Burger! :)

This year... I made my hubby a CUPCAKE CAKE! :)

This was the inside of them!! A COOKIE! WHAT A SURPRISE! :)

Mom and Dad hanging out at the party! Thanks to dad for SAVING US SEATS!!

My sister Ashley and my sweet nephew and adorable niece! :)

Aunt Debbie and Ashley! :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sweet Neighbors

How sweet are our neighbors! This week our neighbors brought us over a plant, pumpkin bread, and plates and napkins. It was presented SO CUTE! I loved it all! I ate like half the loaf when I closed the door! OMG... it was so GOOD! We got SWEET NEIGHBORS, and knowing they are GREAT BAKERS makes it even better! :)

Loving our neighborhood! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Getting it all out of my system!

So we hear after you have kids your LIFE CHANGES! Let's hope for the better, but sometimes the things you used to do, turn into KID THINGS! HAHA

Stephen and I love to GO GO GO! We like to do lots of activities. We love to hang out TOGETHER and come up with things that keep us UN-BORED! haha I think that is why we waited to have kids. We just enjoyed being MARRIED and IN LOVE for 3 years!

We hear it all changes when that little kid arrives. We think we understand it, but I really don't think we have a CLUE! HAHA Soon enough we will find out. :)

FOR NOW.. we are going to GO GO GO!
This weekend we had a luau, and really enjoyed it. We have a Hawaiin family in our church that partnered up with the veterans in Wichita Falls to raise money by having a luau with great food and entertainment. Kaylani, Danny, and Josh all performed in the routines and dances. They all really got into it and were AWESOME TO WATCH! You could tell they worked really hard to get this event ready. There costumes were GREAT! Kaylani's mom Ladonna made all of them and you could tell the dancers LOVED wearing them because they were so CUTE! Overall the Lagat family put a lot of work in this luau and it REALLY SHOWED!

They even made the PAPER! :)

You will see in the next few pictures, everyone that was sitting at our table, except Diana. She wasn't in the PICTURE MOOD that night. :) I don't blame her.. I'm not always either! SHOCKING I KNOW! HAHA

Me, Marylou, and Stephen

Mona and Ray

Mom and Dad

We also went to the RANGER GAME SUNDAY AFTERNOON! Except on our way we got the message the game was delayed until MONDAY! WHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTT!! haha
You should of been in the car. There was a moment of silence as we were still driving to Arlington. hahah Finally someone said, shouldn't we turn around?

The next day on Monday we tried it again and left around 11am and ate at BABES CHICKEN at 1:30 and made it to the game by 3:00.

This was taken on Sunday. I didn't take one on Monday because I LOOKED THE EXACT SAME! HAHA YES.. before you judge!! I bet the entire STADIUM WORE THE SAME CLOTHES THEY WORE ON SUNDAY! HAHAH You sill had to wear your RANGER GEAR! HAHA

We also had a Birthday this same weekend, but I will post it later with the OTHER BIRTHDAY we are going to TODAY! Man.. I tell you what, I LOVE OCTOBER! WEATHER, FOOD, and ALL THE EVENTS!!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

New in my Life

Here are a few book-type things I have found important in my life right now. :) I thought I would share with you in case you might be interested. :)

1. MY BIBLE - The Message
This is one of the most coolest things I have bought lately. This is not just any ordinary bible, but it's the PERFECT BIBLE FOR ME! :) Don't worry it is still GODS WORD and is the BIBLE, but it's just a new translation called the "MESSAGE". I'm a person that is not much of a reader(sad to say) and I know how important it is to know the WORD OF GOD so it can encourage you, build your faith, and get your ready for the battle field(the world), when satan comes nockin' at your door every chance he gets.
The Message is VERY EASY to read and you will find yourself intensely wanting to read the next story in minutes. You feel as if your comprehension skills have magnificently improved! HAHA Better yet, you ACTUALLY READ IT and are filled with God's word. I just love love love it and I wanted to share it to those that find it tough to read the bible. :)

A couple of things extra...
YOu can ADD YOUR NAME TO IT FOR FREE if your purchase is at MARDELS! You can do the silver or gold script, or choose the imprint(I think they call it, which is what I chose. This is my first bible with NATASHA ROSS on it! HAHA They have always been Natasha Tippit, my maiden name. :)

Ok this next picture, I want you to pay attention to the print. I really looked at the different "messages" to find one that is easy on the eyes. You can even say I bought the one for an "old person" or a "little kid"! haha I'm telling you, I have to take certain extremes to get me to READ! HAHA
You will notice the ENLARGED PRINT and s p a c e s in the text. The message does not have two columns, WHICH I LOVE. You will also see big indents before the next story. I could go ON and ON about this translation! HAHA

P.S. Yes.. I know!! I get a little HIGHLIGHTER HAPPY! I guess I'm an A.D.D. reader too! HAHA

2. BABY DIARY - my sister-n-law and mother-n-law got me

So cute.. it even has a brown-headed cartoon girl on the front! HAHA :) <3

This is the inside. It has our due date listed and our first sonogram we got at our first real Dr. visit on September 14th.

It helps you keep track of your water and food intake,types of exercise,and how you feel that day. I think it will be great for dr. appointments and great just to look back on one day.

It also allows you to keep extra information or things you would like to remember about that week during your pregnancy. Pretty cool it you ask me! :)

3. Pregnancy Calendar - my sister and my mom got me this! :)

I love this because you can keep track of your important dates with STICKERS! HAHA From day to day you will always remember what happened. You also get to see the size of your baby that week, at the top of each page it gives you specific information that will happen with you during those weeks. SO COOL!

Friday, October 7, 2011


Well I finally figured out how to hack into my own blog after forgetting my password!:) I know it's been FOREVER since I have blogged and even though my last post was pretty good I have had people stop me everywhere saying, "I'm SICK of the VIDEO ALREADY"!! Would you please post something NEW! haha
Well... there have been several occasions I wanted to blog about, but either couldn't get in the mood, find the time, or figure out my stink'in password! UGH!! haha

TODAY IS THE DAY GUYS... and I think it all worked out for a reason! I have BIG NEWS!! I'm PREGO!!! YES... 3 MONTHS PREGNANT! My due date is APRIL 20th! Just 2 DAYS after my very own B-day! haha