Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I was going through our computer albums the other day and came upon some old pictures. Check these out.... funny!!!

08-08-94 - Getting my new truck :)

Denise & I partying like its 1999 (...it really was...)

Danny & I - Junior Prom - 1995

Me, Dan & My Mom - Rehearsal Dinner 06-21-2002

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cardboard Testimonies

I found this video on Meredith's blog and I wanted to share it with all of you. This has to be one of the most touching videos I have ever seen. I cried most of the way through it - shocker I know :) I can't even begin to describe how this made me feel when I was watching it. All I know is.... GOD is GOOD!!! When you're done, leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Which one is YOUR favorite?

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Dirty Thirty

Check out the slideshow above for a "very select" few of the pictures we took at my Dirty Thirty party in Austin last weekend.

Bubble Grill

Gavin got this COOL Bubble Grill for his birthday from Shooter. He LOVES it!!!!

Sticker Fun

Last week Nana & Richard sent Gavin some John Deere tractor stickers.

It's the little things

So many little things in life just make me happy as a .... well, just happy! Which is good because I am usually pretty happy :) Here is just one of those many, many things:

Yes, you see that correctly. Its a staple puller. Chock. full. of. staples.

Mamma Mia!!

Mia & I went to see "Mamma Mia" on Friday after I got off work! Now, I LOVE Grease...its my FAVE movie of all time. OMG! I freakin' LOVED this movie!!! There were a couple of times I thought they really shouldn't be singing AGAIN... but other than that...it was AWESOME! I loved it!! So if you haven't already seen it, and you are looking for someone to go with... call me! I will sooooooo go again!!!! I so have to buy this movie when it comes out!!!! I LOVED IT!!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bowling night

Friday night we went bowling with Carrie, Mia, and Bridget. Carrie won but Gavin did GREAT! He even got a spare :)

Watermelon, Watermelon...

Watermelon rind....

T-T in the Pot-ty.....

In true "Jon & Kate plus 8" fashion....

Gavin went t-t in the potty last week. So I took a picture. You can hardly tell there is anything in the potty but there is... his little bit of t-t!!!! YAY!!! And last week - on my birthday - he went poo-poo in the potty at daycare. So I guess we are officially on our way to potty-training!!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

It's official.... I'm 30!!!

Well its the end of today. The day I have been dreading for at least 10 years...and I only say 10 because before you turn 20 you NEVER think YOU will actually turn 30. At least I didn't. I thought 30 is for old people. I will never be that old. And here we are today. And I have to admit....its not terribly bad. I still have a wonderful family and amazing friends that still think my birthday is a big deal...even after 30 of them! And I am so thankful for because without them, I wouldn't make it through each day to have even made it to 30. So thank you to my wonderful friends and family that sent me Happy Birthday texts, emails, ecards, myspace messages and the 2 that actually even called me!!! I love yall and I would be nothing (yes nothing) without you!!!!

So.... here's to being 30. Thirty... Flirty... and Thriving!!!

And thank you to Maria...the cupcake was a delicious treat :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Neicey's Weekend

*Continued from Nana's Playhouse Week*

Friday night during dinner, Denise & I were thuroughly entertained by the Gavinator at Chick-fil-a. We played for at least an hour in the kiddie-area. Denise & I even took turns sliding down the big squirley-slide with him!!! Then Saturday we ran some errands then met Jeannette & Brandon and Shelley & her kiddos at the Lakeway Pool. That is the BEST pool EVER! Its perfect for little ones. So much stuff to do for them!!!! Then Sunday morning we met Jeannette, Brandon, Jessica, Dominik, Ariana & Momma Julie for breakfast at IHOP (YUMMY) where we were once again entertained by Gavin & Brandon this time!!! Then to burn off some calories and energy, we headed for the SouthPark Meadows Park where the kids played in the water-squirter-uppy things and all the big playscapes. After about an hour of that, we finally headed home! Much to Danny's delight...it had been a whole week since he had seen Gavin!!! Needless to say...he slept the whole way home!!!!

**Thanks to Neicey for taking such awesome pictures of our little ones***

Nana's Playhouse Week

Here are some pictures of Gavin's time with Nana in Austin. He left me & Danny on Sunday (his actual 2nd birthday) and I went to Austin Thursday to pick him up. We stayed with Nana Thursday night and after a trip to the Austin Children's Museum and eating lunch at Spagetti Warehouse, we moved on down-south to Denise's Friday afternoon.


Last weekend in Austin, Denise & I decided to have a little fun with Gavin's head. So we gave him a mowhawk....doesn't he just look ADORABLE?!?!?!? Very "Kingston Rossdale"...he just needs some little van's now :)


I lie awake waiting for you.
As I lie on my bed, thinking about you, I feel this strong urge to grab you and squeeze you, because I can't forget last night.
You came to me unexpectedly during the balmy and calm night,and what happened in my bed still leaves a tingling sensation in me.
You appeared from nowhere and shamelessly, without any reservations,you lay on my naked body.
You sensed my indifference, so you applied your hungry mouth to me without any guilt or humiliation, and you nearly drove me crazy while you drained me. Finally I went to sleep.Today when I woke up, you were gone. I searched for you but to noavail, only the sheets bore witness to last night's events. My body stillbears faint marks of your enthusiastic ravishing, making it harder to forget you.
Tonight I will remain awake waiting for you..........

....you damn mosquito.

***this was from an email I got at work...thought it was hilarious so decided to share :)***