Ash and Avery
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Ash and Avery
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Here are the cousins and all their sweeties! Aren't we a cute bunch??!
Here are my Mom, Aunt Jo-Jo and Aunt Giggi with Nana and Poppi. What an example they have all been in our lives!
Few can bring the warmth
We can find in their embrace,
And little more is needed to bring love
Than the smile on their face.
Yet they've time to wipe a tear,
Or give us reasons to make us laugh,
They grow more precious through the years.
As our legacy from above,
To share the moments of our life,
As extra measures of His love.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
SURVIVORS! How awesome is that. It was rows and rows
of pink survior flags. It was so touching.
Mommy and Reid. Reid ran 3 miles without stopping. He
beat me by 20 minutes. He was waiting for me at the finish
line. And he proudly wore pink for the special day.
He rocks....let me tell you! It was a sweet, but sad day to see friends
running for those who are surviors of Breast Cancer and those
whose loved ones have lost the battle. For all the women...we
salute you and we love you. And Paula, we miss you.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
I couldn't resisit...they looked so cute walking to school. You can't even see the school it was so packed that morning. I had to park blocks away. I guess everyone wanted to walk their kidos in for the first day.
Aunt Ashley and Avery came to spend some time with me since I was a little teary all day. I didn't know sending my baby off to Kindergarten was going to hurt my heart so badly! And sending my son to his last year of elementary. YIKES! Where has all the time gone? So, after school we HAD to get some ice cream. Yummy!
Avery really, really wanted some ice cream. The kids loved seeing her and spending some time loving on her. I enjoyed my day with her and Ash. We had a fun lunch at Jasons Deli. Avery loved all the attention and I loved all the snuggle time without having to fight my kids to hold her! ha
Mom and her kidos! Don't you just love LuLu's blue lips. Oh, the days when you didn't care that you had a blue ice cream mustache!
Friday, October 05, 2007
In all the fun Macy and I had in taking pictures of ourselves, I forgot to take a picture of Reid doing his "practice" thing. I know...I'm a bad Mom. So, here he is all ready for a game. Isn't my baby the cutest? I just wanna pinch his cute little cheeks.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
As I tucked my other sweet baby into bed, we talked, we prayed and yes, he still gives me kisses. ha ha And thankfully he is full of excitement. His clothes were laid out in perfect order. Shirt, shorts, belt, socks and new Nike Shocks. He has been my little fashion bug lately. He has always loved shopping. HA This is the first year in a long time he hasn't cried from worrying about the first day of school. I think his teacher is awesome and he is really excited about having her. I just know it is going to be a good year...I can feel it in my bones. Or I guess I could say my mommy "gut" feeling. He also has friends in his class this year. Last year, remember...BAD! So, this year we have people we know and a great teacher. We are blessed. I also ask that you keep Rooster in your prayers for a good year, good choices and good times. Man, I love that boy.
I will post first day of school pictures soon. I love those first day of school pics, you know, the ones in front of the house with the backpacks on and ready to go. Mom used to always take one of us when we were little. I love those. :) Oh, the memories!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Oh, Happy Day! Today my sissy is 31....I am glad she is well into her 30's....just like me! HA HA I love this girl and wish her one of the happiest birthdays ever. She's a awesome sister, fabulous aunt, spectacular mother and best friend. I don't know what I'd do without you. You are special to me and I hope for your big day you can GET DOWN COW! I love you. :)
Saturday, August 04, 2007
WOW! 37 years young...Really, Where does all the time go? It seems like we were just married yesterday. HA
Happy Birthday to my hubby....I love you....you don't look a day over 21. :) This guy means the world to me and has for as long as I can remember. He's an awesome husband and the best dad in the world. So, in honor of his big day, he's out playing golf. :) Happy birthday, baby....you ROCK!
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Now, I am trying to get my honey to run with me...we'll see.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
As we were driving home, I cut through a sub-division to get out of the traffic and accidentally ran (or rolled through) and STOP sign. oops. So, I knew what I did, I deserved the ticket but I didn't deserve the treatment I got when that mean, old, grouchy, police man got out of his car. Now, I'm sure he gets really tired of stopping women who run stop signs, run lights, have fender benders...whatever.....get over it. When he got to my window I politely asked for a warning....it went something like this:
ME: "Sir, do you think you could give me a warning, today?"
HIM: "HPD doesn't give warnings."
HIM: "Registration and License"
(um, did you hear a please?? I don't think so) and he walks back to his car. Then Macy starts crying thinking that I am going to jail and she will never see me again. I guess he takes about 10 minutes....I guess he can't type fast who knows...or maybe my rap sheet was too long....NOT....but come on, how long does it take to write me a ticket. Maybe he's clueless. I think he is.
HIM: "What were you doing in this neighborhood?"
ME: "Coming home from Wal-Mart."
HIM: "Oh, your cutting through?"
I'm thinking...you should be a detective. Um, yeah, Sherlock, I cut through. Is that a crime?
ME: "yes, sir"
Still trying to be nice a friendly, christian attitude. But mad as all get out.
HIM: "Well, you can take defensive driving because our records show you haven't had it in about 3 years."
And I thought...it looks like you haven't had it in 3 years either....no, thats mean! sorry. HA HA
And that was it. No, hi, bye, nothing....you think he could at least be nice for a minute. As I drove away I was mad that I didn't say anything to him. Why didn't I stand up for myself? That makes me mad when I do that. It wouldn't have changed anything but I would have felt better.
I think the thing that really upsets me is that Macy was crying. We have always told her that P.O.s are nice and to always find one if she is lost, or whatever. But, now she is scared of them. She says they are mean. And you know what, today, I think they are mean too. Some people skills is all he needs. Maybe he doesn't have kids, or a family and is just mean like that. Who knows his situation. I ran (rolled thru) the sign, I deserved the ticket but I didn't deserve to be treated like I just robbed a bank. OK....I guess I should get off my soap box and cool off.
Anyone know how to get out of a stupid ticket? Because obviously niceness doesn't work in this big city.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Jobs I have had:
1. Gindlers Department Store-Main Street, Smithville. The one and only clothing store in the town. I started working there, I think, when I was a Freshman. I started out wrapping presents and making bows. I got really good at it, if I do say so myself! HA During the summers and after school my Mom worked there with me. We had a fun group of ladies there.
2. Senior in High School....moved on up to the First State Bank. Did a little of everything.
3. College-Wonderland School and Daycare. Watched afterschoolers and worked in the baby room. I really loved that job. I worked there until Troy and I got married. I met some wonerful ladies at that school.
4. NationsBank. Worked there after marriage and until Reid was born. I was a teller and worked in Customer Service. Big Whoop. :)
5. Back in S'ville. First State Bank again. another big whoop.
6. Stay at home mommy...my most favorite job in the whole world!!
WOW! I have had a lot of jobs. I feel really old. :)
Films I can Watch Over and Over Again:
ALL TIME IS RHINESTONE! :) The best movie ever! HA
1. You've Got Mail
2. Steel Magnolias-a tear jerker!
3. Divine Secets of the YA-YA Sisterhood
4. Ghost- I cry everytime at that stinkin' movie
5. Bring it on. JUST JOKING...Thats for Lacie....ha ha ha ha ha Worst movie EVER!
7. All the Madea movies! That just cracks me up!
TOO many movies to name....
Places I have Lived:
1. Smithville, TX
2. Lubbock, TX
3. San Marcos, TX
4. Smithville again, TX
5. little town outside of H-town
Favorite TV Shows:
1. Young and the Restless....secert obsession! HA HA not so secret anymore~ HA
2. Man vs Wild....thanks Lacie
3. Greys Anatomy
4. Biggest Loser
5. Amazing Race
1. Coffee-can't live a day without it
2. Mexican Food
3. Crystal Light Rasberry Lemonade
right now I am on a little bitty diet so everything sounds good. Um, even my arm sounds good.
Websites I visit daily:
4. MySpace....shh...another secert obession HA
Places I would rather be:
1. Hanging out with the girls over anything. I love a girls night out. I am always up for one! :)
2. the beach with my family
3. on a cruise with my honey
4. at the pool with my kidos
Hey, Holly, thanks for the tag that was fun. :)
Now I tag some of my favorite family members! HA
Saturday, July 21, 2007
I got all my running gear out last night, drank lots of water all day long, got my fuel belt ready, running skirt out, sports bra clean....you get the picture....and then realized my sweet hubby had to work the next day. I hate that! He works that stinky shift work. While the pay is good, the hours stink! So, I got to sleep late this morning. I did wake up about 3 times to potty, since I did drink so much water the day before. One of the times I woke up was 6 am and I thought of my girls running their little hearts out....near and far....and then I rolled over and went to sleep. Sorry girls. Hope you all had a great run.
So, since I missed my run, I went this evening. No, Mom and Ashley, it wasn't dark. I went right before dark....thank you! :) Now I feel good and feel like I have done my "quota" for the day. Even though I was bored and my ipod got stuck around mile 2ish. I hated that. I was really jamming and getting into it when.....nothing. So the rest of the way was quiet. It was nice, though.
Now I stink, so I'm off to the shower! TMI...maybe?
Oh, if you wanna hear a funny story about a certian moonwalk going down with certian people in it, go to my friends blog: http://myadventureinlife.blogspot.com/ its good for a laugh! Thanks Deanna! HA HA HA
Oh, one more thing...a Very Happy Birthday to my super sweet mother-in-law. I love you and hope you have a great day. We are thinking of you. Come see us soon! We miss you and Van...y'all have been in Colorado way too long! HA Aren't you sick of dominoes yet??? nah! :)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sweet baby JAXON
Sweet baby Avery
As you know, our family has grown by 2 and we are so happy. I just had to post a couple of pics of these beauties. I am a proud aunt. Reid and Macy are so excited to have little cousins. Both of these babies are so sweet and so special to me. I just love them so much. I can't wait to see them and love on them. I am gonna spoil them rotten. I think I just might start this weekend when we go to the beach! HA I know Avery wants a slurpee and Jaxon might want a tootsie roll pop....
Today I took my kidos to the waterpark here in town. We went with some friends and really had fun.....that was until it started raining. Good news....RAIN CHECKS! Now we get to go back again...for free! :) Why is it that the rain only starts after you lather them with sunscreen?
Friday, July 13, 2007
My official training for the 2008 Houston 1/2 Marathon starts tomorrow! I am really excited about it. The Blue Crew will take off in the morning at 6am for a easy 3 mile run. Did I just say an easy 3 miles? Oh, my. I am a little nervous because I haven't been at it like I had been a few months ago. Life just happens and some things take the back burner. Like my running. It always seems to be the mothers things that take a back burner...but that's for another post! HA
I have never been a runner. And what possessed me to start, I'll never know. But, I'm glad that I did because not only did I learn to be more disciplined I have also met some AWESOME friends. :) We always have coffee after our morning runs. Sometimes when we feel like we just can't run another mile we think of the cup of coffee waiting for us at the local coffee shop. But above all I feel better when I run. I feel healthier when I run. I feel like I can conquer the world when I run. My days are better when I run. I know now what that runners high is that everyone talks about. I used to roll my eyes (where no one could see me) but now I'm like....YES...I know that feeling. And then when you have those new running shoes. Oh, I love it. HA I think buying new running clothes is one of the perks! :) Its a girl thing. And yes, I have a pink running skirt......
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
1. Ash-my sis who is a great blogger and a good writer just like my mom. She has a new baby so hasn't blogged like she should! She is a rockin' sister! And between you and me she always wanted her name to be Anita. :) I love you, sis!
2. JD-my sis-in-law who is a new blogger. She has a new baby too so she better keep up with it so we can hear all about sweet Jaxon! She is a rockin' sis-in-law! I love you SIL!
3. Lacie-I know you have been tagged a bunch but you are my rocking girl friend who I miss SO much! Since you have been tagged so much just means everyone loves you! :) You are so special to me and a sweet friend. I love ya girl!
4. Deanna-You tagged me and so I tag you back as a Rockin' girl blogger. You are a sweet friend and I love our talks on the phone while we clean our houses! HA....I love ya, girl!
5. Jenna-my cousin who is a sweetheart. I tag you...your a Rockin' girl blogger and I'm lucky to have you as a cousin and friend. I love you, cuz!
There are so many more to tag but I'll let others have a turn!! HA! Rock on...and have a great week!
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Please continue to pray for her husband and daughter as we know these next few days will be so hard.
"He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8
Monday, June 18, 2007
Praise You in This Storm
By: Casting Crowns
I was sure by now,God,
that You would have reached down and wiped our tears away,
stepped in and saved the day.
But once again,
I say amen and it's still raining as the thunder rolls I barely hear
You whisper through the rain, "I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives and takes away.
And I'll praise you in this storm
and I will lift my hands
for You are who You are
no matter where I am
and every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
and though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm
I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to You
and raised me up again
my strength is almost gone
how can I carry on if I can't find You
and as the thunder rolls I barely hear
You whisper through the rain "I'm with you"
and as Your mercy falls I raise my hands
and praise the God who gives and takes away
I lift my eyes unto the hills
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth
I lift my eyes unto the hills
My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6