Thursday, September 30, 2010

The South Plains Fair!!

We went to the fair on Monday. It was a lot of fun!!
 Frito Pie!
 Chicken on a Stick!!
 Matt won me a flower! :) 

I loved looking at the HUGE fruit!! 
 This made me think of home, Dad!
 We found a game of Bingo!! It was probably my favorite part! :)

 We got serious about it, right before we left and did 6 cards at once! We still lost, but it was fun!! Haha :)
 We got to go to a Jake Owen concert, too! So fun!
  Sweet Love <3

The fair was so fun and quaint. I guess coming from Dallas some people wouldn't think it was big enough or entertaining enough, but I just loved the hometown feel of it! We even ran into some people that Matt knew. I love going places and doing fun activities with my sweet husband. Marriage is a wonderful blessing. <3

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Claire Lois Cooper

So this sweet little girl stole my heart six months ago! 

Today is her half birthday, and I am very anxiously looking forward to seeing her again in just 12 days! Hooray!! Happy half birthday Claire!! Uncle Matt and Aunt Laura sure do miss you! :)

You can read more about her life and family and life on my sister's blog: Cooper Connection.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Last weekend, Texas Tech played UT in football. This game is always a really big deal, and students begin camping out to be in line for the game starting on Monday night. Matt and I left home around 12:30 for the 7 pm game. We went to lunch and bought new shirts on the way to the stadium! I put mine on over my clothes in the back of the store and had Matt take a picture to see if I liked it! 

We finally headed to the stadium to get in line at 2 pm. Yes, five hours before game time!  This is what we saw when we got there:

The line was incredibly long, and we just hopped right in! 

Around 4:30 they started letting people into the stadium and we got in at about 5. 

From then on, we just killed time waiting for game time!

Unfortunately, Tech lost the game, but we put up a good fight! And I loved being able to spend that day with my sweet husband!

Monday, September 13, 2010

One Month of Marriage

It has been a wonderful month!! On Tuesday, Matt and I went on a sweet date to celebrate our first month as a married couple! We had a good time, and I am so grateful to be sharing my life with someone so wonderful! 

Saturday, September 11, 2010


"Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children."
-President George W. Bush 

It's really hard for me to believe that it's been 9 years since that dreadful day. I remember, so vividly, the principal coming over the PA system during homeroom and announcing that there had been a plane crash. I remember going to choir and seeing my choir director's distress, because her husband was on a business trip, just a few blocks away from the white house. I remember sitting in my seventh grade science class, watching what we could on remember going home on the bus, and just sitting in awe watching the TV, hoping for an answer, a reason, an explanation. 

It's important that we don't forget. 

Mom and I went to New York City in 2007, I took a few pictures of Ground Zero and the Visitor Center. It was all so much smaller than I expected.
Inside the Visitor's Center.
It's all so heartbreaking.
Ground Zero

The Skyline

Friday, September 10, 2010

Our New Apartment

Hello family and friends!

We are all settled in to our new apartment now, and we absolutely love it here!

The Living Room:
And here's the view from the front door!

This is definitely my favorite part!! Those are just placeholder pictures in that frame, we'll replace most of them when we get the professional pictures back.

The Kitchen: 

The Bathroom:
The Bedroom: