Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas
From our Family to yours Wishing you Happy Holidays!

Its been awhile since I last blogged, holidays have been crazy! But the Corley Family wishes everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New year!!
What do you want from Santa this year? I know what I want! A Nook :)


An Eternal Couple

This past weekend we had an amazing time at some friends of ours wedding reception. It was beautiful and so much fun. The hubs and I had a "without warning" picture snaped of us and it actually turned out awesome...to me..

Anyhow, I got nerdy and went photoshop crazy :)



...I know what your thinking... but its the only "really" creative thing Iv done this week due to work hehe

Thanks to Picnik editing was fast and easy! If you havent visited the site before GO its FUN!


Mini Tote = Easy Peasy

Mini Tote
How cute is this!
I found the tutorial over at How about Orange
It literally took me about 30 mins to make :) And thats with a two year running around as well :)

Its perfect for Audre :)


the country life

Enjoying the wonderful weather here in Texas! We got to feed the cows out at the in-laws on the farm.


Young Womens :)

(I just have to Blog about this, I'm so excited!)
I'm super excited about my new duties as the Young Women's Personal Progress advisor. For those who don't know, I was a convert to the church and didn't get to participate in the wonderful preparations such as seminary and personal progress program. Don't get me wrong I had a good life and amazing parents for role models who set examples for me and helped mold me in who I am today. Heavenly Father was as real then as he is now and Jesus Christ has forever been my Savior. Something was always missing until I met my husband whom introduced me to the true Church of Christ. Iv never been so complete and happy. However in learning the church history and understanding the activities and how much is offered in strengthening the youth in there faith and daily walk through life. I begin to ponder how amazing it would have been to be able to have participated at a younger age. To have received that guidance and how much of a difference it would have made in my life. So when I was offered the calling I was jumping for joy (inside of course). This is such a blessing for me. I not only get to help teach these amazing young women but they will be teaching me as well. Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us. I am so grateful for this opportunity. And am so happy to be placed among other great women who will make impressions in these young women's life's. I went to a Web site called Sugardoodle, I'm sure you know all about it if not go check it out, and found a wonderful quote I would like to share.
"When you save a girl, you save generations" - President Gordon B. Hinckley


Bucket List in the making

Surprise! Surprise!
I have a bucket list now. Motivation for my epic journey (there's that word again (l just love it) :) ). Here's my collection.

1) Go to Italy
Hmm I have to say, this one deff cliche, but who wouldn't want to

2) Learn to Tango an/or Swing dance
My hubs done alittle swinging and I just can't miss out

3) Buy a Two Story House
Ok so here's my reasoning: My daughter has to have stairs to walk down for prom, while her date awaits her ... Cheesy?

4) Be Sealed in Temple as a Family
Actually, Wev made plans for this by the end of this year :)

5) Own a 700$ Pair of Shoes
..... Just because

6) Ride 1st Class on a Plane
I'm wondering if its any different then how us regular ppl fly

7) Go to New York an Re-enact the "Time square Kiss"
(Simply romantic)

8) Learn a Different Language
Most likely Spanish

9) Start and Finish Collage

10) Write a Short Novel
Possibly about adventures in completing my bucket list

11) Meet someone Famous
I'm not talking about in concert either.

12) Attend Super Bowl Live

13) Hike the Grand Canyon
Would be amazing!

Hopefully Iv inspired you to create your own. Or maybe you already have one


Ready or Not Here She Comes

Irenes Making here way to the East Coast :/

All my family decided to not evacute for the storm :(
so If you could all please keep them in your prayers please.
Im a big scaredy cat, so Im glad I am not back home right now, but wishing my family was here with me.


Vacation, at home

Wanted to show off a project I finished during my two wonderful whole days off of work :) I'm squeezing everything possible I can into them and managed to get this shelf from my bedroom finished! I had abandoned it outside for a week :( I'm sure its happy to be back, I am!!

I painted and sanded and as always it turns out ... um whats the word ... to die for :)

Looks even better in person! Am super excited.


.50 cent paint

Loving this paint I was able to find at Home Depot for .50 cent! yes ma'am I typed .50 cent. Apparently all the paint that is blended wrong for a buyer gets marked really cheap and put out to sale. Looks like I found my new addiction :)

The frame didn't look all that bad before, well it need alittle tender loving, but I wanted to try that paint out bad before I applied it to a bigger project :)


Project: Wednesday

Iv been skipping thru blogs for weeks now, looking for different ideas since Iv takin on this huge project and decided to redecorate my living room. I have a very small budget, So Im going to make use of what we already have :) Time consuming, yes I know, but Im pretty sure Im going to have fun.
Finally, I had some free time on my hands today!
So what did I do?
Pizazzed our plain jane lamp up alittle bit!

Freshened up our ancient victorian style mirror :)

Flowers on the lamp were inspired by Ucreate Blog, love it


Soaking up some sun

Moments like these are what I live for. I'm having so much fun with Audre :) she brings the inner kid out of me!

Moments like these scare me. Not so much the fact my little baby is jumping off a diving board. My little baby is brave and taking chances in her little life. Testing things out and leaving me behind :(

Next thing I know jumping turns into driving for the first time

I am grateful for these moments. These are the film strips that play my life. And this is one amazing movie.


Our trip to the Houston Zoo

As a kid I can remember my dad taking me to the North Carolina Asheville Zoo. Hearing the word Zoo, due to all the exciting memories, always brings a sense of vacation and relaxation to heart.

I believe I accomplished the same feelings today with my princess. She enjoyed every second exploring today. Our supplies were, Dora backpack, Dora camcorder, and Dora watch. She was adorable and amazing at capturing footage on her play camcorder :)

I was so amazed at her fearless approaches to all the reptiles. Especially surprised about her favorite, the crocodile.

The most exhilarating moment of the day was our last stop to the giraffes. She was drawn in by there appearance and it didn't stop her from wanting to feed them. Of course the funest part was Audre calling everything a cow. I'm so glad we got to take this adventure together. I look forward to many more.
Life as a mommy is the best!
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Watermelon Memories

Have you ever wanted to have a watermelon fight? How about a watermelon fight with your mom?
I did!

Every time I see or smell watermelon, it always brings back that wonderful memory. An ordinary day, enjoying watermelon outside because of the juicy amazing mess it causes with every bite. Turning into a playful mother daughter memory never forgotten.
I wish so badly that I will be able to engrave in my daughter unforgettable memories with the simplest of things like Watermelon. I believe there are moments like these hidden in everyone's days waiting to be played. I want to live life epic (I love this word) and enjoy every young year I have my daughter, there only little once! :)


Dont let the time pass by!

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above . . . James 1:17
My days are most the time so busy and hectic I don't feel I have accomplished what all could have been done. My heads always in four different places at once that I usually forget at least one project. I have a wonderful beautiful two year old daughter who's always tagging along beside me if I'm not at work of course, and spending time with her is AlWAYS in my busy schedule. Earlier today as we were in a rush I accidentally bumped my knee, I sat down in pain and Audre quickly ran over to sweetly ask if I was OK. Looking into that anxious, concerned, sad little face realization of the little things in life that I have been missing became obvious. I am but one person, and my Heavenly Fathers knows my expanse. I enjoy my life very much but the little things tend to pass by without notice. Audre opened my eyes to this whole different reality filled with peace and love. Heavenly Father is so good to us. I have a wonderful family and the best part is that I get to spend eternity with them :) My life is not scheduled events anymore, it is an Epic Journey.


A Cystic Fibrosis Story Audre

Hey Everyone!
Its almost time for our familys big event each year!! The GREAT STRIDES WALK for Cystic Fibrosis!! Were more excited then ever this year! Each year we can just feel the research team for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation getting closer and closer to finding a CURE.
Donating to Great Strides is such a simple and effective way for you to show your support for this important cause to us. Together, we can make a BIG difference in Audres Life! How wonderful would it be to receive a call from someone telling us that they found a cure for our baby Audre Corley! There will be a big party that day at our house! and your all invitied :) All you have to do is click on this link www.cff.org/Great_Strides/HolianCorley to help by donating! The Corley Family Thanks you so very much.