I have an excuse...

Yes, I know it's been a while...but I have a perfect and forgiving excuse, which is: my nose was broken and I had to get it fixed! And let me tell you the break didn't hurt too bad, but the surgery hurt like hell and I am still too familiar with the fact that I can feel my nose on my face and it's every ache with every turn I make. Through this process I had a hard time dealing with the fact that people do this to themselves on purpose...plastic surgery....my motto if it ain't broke then don't fix it!!!

Before all of the nose surgery drama I had a nice visit with the fam in Texas! It was a spur of the moment trip: booked my flight on Wed. for a Friday departure, that is what I call last minute! While I was there I had the pleasure of taking my cousin, Blake's, senior portraits on Saturday. We had fun, well at least my aunt & I did, running around town finding cool places to shoot and making Blake suffer through...life's tough! Here are a few of my favs:

Sunday, was fun filled as well! I got to see my sis-in-law, Emily, kick some major butt on the soccer field. This was my first time to see her play. I can finally confirm the rumors of her bad assness on the field, she is amazing! She plays on a co-ed team and scored 3 goals and had 2 assists! SHE ROCKS!!

Then I was fortunate to "join" my parents on their anniversary dinner to Rough Creek Lodge, where my brother reigns in the kitchen! What a feast...5 course dinner paired with wines! 1. Lobster Tail in a coconut curry sauce, & whipped sweet potatoes; paired with bubbly 2. Swordfish & mushroom rissoto; paired with a white wine with a hint of grapefruit 3. Quail; paired with a red wine 4. Beef tenderloin with asparagus & whipped potatoes; paired with a red wine 5. Dessert: Me: chocolate tart with honey almond ice cream, Mom: Banana Custard in a flaky crust, Dad: a cheese plate! We all had to be rolled out of there, but it was worth it! Marcus is an amazing chef that needs to move to Colorado!!!!!

Monday Marcus actually had the day off so I got to spend some time with my little bro, which was a super treat! We dined in down-town Ft. Worth at a brick oven pizza place and then walked around a bit in Sundance Square! Then we just hung out at my parents house doing all kinds of things, shooting Marcus' bebe gun, washing his car, and playing basketball! Then we cooked our parents dinner, where Marcus taught me how to chop like a chef, watch out!

Maggie enjoying our company:

Marcus shooting his gun:

Me shooting the gun with a scary look in my eyes, I gave that soda can hell:

It was a great trip, it's always nice to spend time with the fam! I wasn't too excited about returning home, other than to see my husband, because I had my surgery. But the plastic things are out of my nose, my stitches are out, and my external cast is off! Now I just need to swelling to go down and the awareness of my nose on my face to go away!