Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Me and Mimi
Sweet Jaxon waiting patiently for her LaCabana
Mitch and JD
**The pumpkin patch with The Smith family was a blast. My kids think these boys hung the moon. We barely got pictures...the sun was going down way too fast. We always love our time together.
Macy, R, Reid and J
Kim and I have to have a SPT!
**We had a wonderful 14th wedding anniversary. WOW! Time files. We spent our anniversary in Fredericksburg. It is such a fun place. My sweet husband actually went into just about every store. My favorite store was a little bead store. I think I went inside about 10 times. He wins husband of the year for going into a bead and jewelry store. ha! We had a wonderful time shopping, eating and we even hiked to the top of Enchanted Rock. It was nice to go and do whatever and not worrying about the time. Thanks to Mom and Dad for watching the kids and the dog. Tucker, Macy and Reid love going to Neena and Papaw's house. :)
Yeah for coffee!!!
On top of Enchanted Rock
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Now, on to my oldest...We are super proud of him as well. He took up the trombone this year and while sometimes the sounds coming out of his room are questionable...he is keeping up with it. He practices 20 minutes a day and is pretty serious about it. He is also doing great in Jr. High. He acts like he has gone there for years. God is truly watching over him. I love that boy and sometimes when I look at him I can't believe he is mine. He is one great kid and I love him so much! This video is pretty funny....it is of him and the neighbor boy. They thought they would practice together. LOL!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
*My wedding album
*My favorite Bible
*My pillow I have had since I was a child
*Macy's pink baby blanket that she sleeps with and has had since she was born
*All our personal information
*OK..silly, but my Fiesta dishes. I l-o-v-e them and if they float away I will be so sad.
*Our sweet fish, Ella,she was a good fish!
*Our crabs. There are two. I guess if the water comes in they will know what to do...they are crabs for goodness sakes.
*My pictures from high school
*Some of the kids baby pictures that I left in the closet
*All the pictures that my kids have ever drawn for me
*Reid says his PlayStation
*Macy forgot Itty Bitty Baby
*My kids baby outfits that I brought them home from the hospital in.....
*My Winnie the Pooh cup. But, I know my sister will give me hers...right?
*My kids hand print plates
*My computer....it has pictures on it that I haven't saved to disk yet. What was I thinking?
*Reid's baby things...like his old pacifiers that he LOVED! Yes, I keep those things. I can't help it.
OK..I have to stop. I think I might be sick. I could go on and on....I left everything but my scrapbooks and a few pictures. You just never think about things that you need to get and things that mean alot to you that you might not ever see again. There are so many things in my house that mean so much to me. Not material things but things that belonged to my Mom, my Nana and my great Granny. That makes me sad. I did save a painting that Nana did and some letters from Granny...those things cannot be replaced. And even though my dishes and stuff like that can be replaced it still makes me sad. I know who gave me every piece. I am sentimental like that, I guess.
As of now, Ike will hit land in about an hour. Please pray for our town...for the people who were crazy enough to stay in Galveston. It looks like Ike will definitely do some damage...its just where and how much is the question.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The only thing I am worried about is the stinkin' traffic. In 2005 when we left for Rita the traffic was horrible. I had never seen anything like it. It was so bad I can't even imagine getting in something like that again. We are thinking about leaving at 2 in the morning but I am scared everyone has that same idea.
I do know one thing. I will take my scrapbooks, pictures, pic CDs...oh yeah and my kids. ha ha! We will look silly going down the road with our car piled up with our kids and a dog and his crate! HA HA I have flash backs of National Lampoons Vacation....without Aunt Edna! :)
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Back 3 years ago when we evacuated from Hurrican Rita it was pure chaos! And I do not want to sit in traffic like that ever again. It took us 18 hours just to get to Katy. By the time I made it to my sisters house I thought I was going to lose my mind. Then that night Rita took a turn and H-town was spared. So, I am hoping we will be spared this year, too. I am hoping Gus wants to visit some other fun city and not mine.
The weatherman said earlier to see what the night holds. They should know by early morning if Gus will take a turn toward us or go the other way. So for now we are bunkering down in our house. Who knows what tomorrow will hold. We might be heading to Mom and Dad's if in the morning we find out that we have to evacuate...so Mom be prepared for the Sab's. All 5 of us. :)
**Thanks for everyones sweet words about Tucker, our puppy. He is doing much better. If anyone is intersted I have 2 huge Sago Palms for sale. Just let me know if your interested. I will sell them cheap if you come dig them out yourself. :) Who knows maybe the hurricane like winds will blow them down. Hey, a girl can wish.....
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
This girl loved the water. She would have crawled into the ocean if we would have let her. She takes after her cousin Macy.....true beach babes!
The other BIG news is:
We got a DOG! His name is Tucker. Can you believe we actually bit the bullet?? We decided we made our kids wait long enough. We felt pretty bad when Macy was writing at school that she wished she had a dog. One time she drew a picture with a girl, her, with a sad face. The girl had a leash with a dog and she wrote, "My daddy says we can't have a dog." Thats pretty sad, huh? So, when some close family friends from our hometown had a litter of lab pups we decided to get one. It was so nice knowing where they came from. I had looked online for dogs but was so scared it would come from a bad home. So, this was exactly what we had been looking for. Thank you, Tara and Chad. We LOVE our Tucker! He is such a good dog and has loved running in the back yard with the kids. I have more pictures and will post them soon. Thank you to my Mom and Dad for keeping Tucker while we were at Schlitterbahn with the Sab's. They really became attached to him. :) They helped me so much with teaching him to potty train. He is doing great! I was a little scared to get a dog but having their help made it easy. Thanks!!
There is so much more to tell and more pics but I will post them later. To all my 5 readers out there, I promise it won't be a month! I have some really exciting news from a sweet little girl that lives here.....but I will wait. I need a certian picture from JoJo.
I am inspired to keep blogging from my sweet friend Holly. She made a blog book from Blurb.com. Let me tell you, I have seen it and it is the most awesome thing ever. She is so creative. I am determined to make a book. We will see.......
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
So, today as I was cleaning all the paper work out from behind the phone, I found Reid's summer reading list for his AP classes for Jr. High. Poor thing. He does great in reading class but has my desire for books. He won't just pick up a book and read. I'm so sad about that. I really want him to be a good reader. So, this summer guess what we will be doing? Well, I decided I would read with him. You know, be an example! HA HA. So, our first read.... "Where the Red Fern Grows". I read some of this book in Jr. High but then I realized there was a movie and well, thats all she wrote. I am more of a movie buff...... :)
Any advice on learning how to be a better reader? :)
Sunday, June 01, 2008
We had her party at a pottery place. Each kid got to paint a tile. It was so fun. Crazy but fun!
OK...Here is Teacher Appreciation Week. Oh my, can you say overboard? These schools! These Moms....HA!
This is Mindys sweetheart, Will. Isn't he a cutie! And he is just as sweet. He treats Mindy like a princess! And just look at that pic of Troy and Will.....Mindy and I think they look like long lost brothers! We had went bowling that night and they has us laughing so hard. Don't you think they look similar?? Troy just has 15 years on him! Haha!
Daddy trying to teach Macy how its done. Troy is a pretty good bowler!
Now, next...Macy's dance recital! Its is always held at the Opera House in Galveston. It is a BIG deal! They work on the dances all year. This year she danced to "On the Good Ship Lollipop" and "Be Our Guest" (from Beauty and the Beast). It was SO cute! And I thought she looked just adorable! Here she is looking like Shirley Temple. Granny and Van made the trip to see her. We were so glad. I am mad that we didn't get a picture of them with her. Sorry, Granny! What was I thinking? We love you and am so glad y'all came. Avery and Ashley also made the trip! I think Avery loved the dancing. Her face lit up and she was clapping when the first little dancers came out! I love that girl!! Her facial expressions are priceless! It was a fun day with everyone. We all went our to eat at Tortugas afterwards. We sure missed Neena and Papaw. Paps was at home puking his guts up. Sorry Paps!
My sweet little Belle really concentrating!
The family after the performance! Reid was so glad it was over! HA
Then....drumroll, please.....I turned 35. Enough said. My sweet husband did get me some good presents, flowers and a yummy cake. Thanks, honey...I love you!
And lets don't forget field day! What a hot month for field day. Whose idea was that?
Reids favorite part of field day....water guns!