Three Years of Marriage

April 15, 2020 – The Leather year. (Seriously, who comes up with these?) We have been married three years. How has it possible? This year has definitely been the most monumental because we welcomed our beautiful daughter Amelia into the world! All the other events that took place in this year of marriage don’t even…

Book Review: “Here I Go Again”

So far I am sticking with my new years resolution of a (non-school related) book a month. This month the book club decided on the genre fiction. I’m always down for a good novel, however if I had not listened to this one on my drives to and from work I don’t know if I…

Book Review: “Of Mess & Moxie”

I have to admit when the book club choose this book I was not thrilled simply because of the religious background of the author. I was concerned about it being preachy and unrelatable to real life. I was wrong. Hatmaker speaks about true life and is extremely relatable as a mother, a woman, and as…

Two Years, Forever to Go

Krystal and I celebrated our two year anniversary yesterday (April 15th). Although there were many big milestones none really compare to getting pregnant with our daughter. I even asked Krystal last night what her favorite part of year two was and she said, “pretty much anything to do with the baby.” I ditto that statement….

Date Night at the O’Briens

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One Year of Happily Ever After: Part 2

The day of our actual anniversary was spent brunching, watching our wedding video,  exchanging our anniversary presents, and paddle boating. We stayed with the traditional anniversary gift; paper. Our coordination for gifts is impeccable! There is always a little piece of me that is scared when we exchange gifts that we got each other the same…

One Year of Happily Ever After: Part 1

Before we get into all the mushy stuff of celebrating our anniversary lets re-cap our first year of marriage with a few of the highlights. We celebrated a weekend early by taking a road trip to San Antonio. We splurged and stayed at La Cantera Resort & Spa and adventured at some tourist spots that…

Valentine’s Day in a Box

Krystal and I have always struggled with Valentine’s Day, it always seems to fall in the middle of the week, during the busiest season of the year when neither of us have any energy to fight the crowds for a romantic evening. This year I decided to take over or shall let DateBox take over….

Christmas at the O’Briens

My favorite holiday of all is right around the corner! No it’s not my favorite because it happens to be so close to my birthday or because I get two weeks to drink hot coco, watch TV and sleep in… or maybe that is the reason it’s my favorite. It’s our first Christmas as a…

The Great Blizzard of 2017

Our first Christmas as a married couple and South Texas got graced with the first snowfall in 13 years or as some people are calling it The Great Blizzard of 2017 . We were so giddy with excitement that we got bundled up at 2 a.m. and went outside to witness it. Waking up cuddle up…