Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Roadtrip to Ft Worth

We journeyed to the Fort Worth area because we were invited to to a former student's graduation dinner. Money is tight around the holidays, so we BEGGED to stay with S and Haydog to save some $$. They agreed...even with the dogs :) Then, come to find out JuJu made the drive to see us! That was such a great surprise!! The kids were very excited to see S and JuJu...



The dogs were excited as well! They jumped right up on JuJu!

We went to Uncle Julio's and had some margaritas :) S and Haydog passed out...

This is a glimpse into the future for the newly engaged couple... They will probably have 3 kids before 2014!!

On Sat night we went to a fancy dinner to celebrate T's graduation!! She is such a great girl and it was great to see her again!! The kids did pretty well, but the AC was a touch fussy :( We ate some crazy game like Elk, Wild Boar, and Buffalo... even had some cactus. I remember when T would only eat salad with a little ranch dressing because she was kinda picky...she has really grown and changed!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

C's last week of school!!

The week before Christmas break, I was so lucky to be able to participate in C's school activities!! On Tues, he had a Gingerbread House making party. They used milk cartons and graham crackers, but they had a GREAT time!! Here is C putting the frosting on so he could stick LOTS of candy to it!!!

Here is the finished product!! It should be in a magazine right?


Then, by the grace of God, I signed up to help with the Christmas Party before school even started. This meant that another mom and I were in charge of a game, book, craft and lunch with dessert...This is asking a lot from 2 moms that don't usually entertain twenty 4 - 5 year olds:) I was in charge specifically of the book readings and the game. We played Christmas Bingo and read the Olivia Christmas book. It went pretty well for me I think.
Here is the craft...Reindeers :)




I am about to read the story...


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Weekend in Austin...

THEN, we ventured to Austin for a wedding reception of a girl I played soccer with in college. B's brother and his wife are so amazing. Not only do they love our kiddos, they agreed to watch them over night while we danced the night away!







B's old roommate and his wife flew in from California! We felt very fortunate to be able to spend some time with them!! The kids were so happy to see them as well!!! So glad they decided to come!


The reception was such a GREAT time...other than my typical blunders. There was this other guy that "shaves his head". He looked like B and I couldn't tell them apart!!



Here I am with E. We met on the soccer field when we played together in college. I used to always say I had a non-sexual crush on her, but lets face it...she gorgeous and its sexual! WOW! She looked amazing... it may have been that she was happy to be there with her friends, family, and love of her life, BUT, it could also be that she is just radiant...
KC and I had a good time on the dance floor! I love this girl! We are so lucky to have them in our lives...I truly hope we are "life-long" friends!!! Can't wait until S's wedding!!!



Monday, December 21, 2009

C's Christmas Concert...

So our holiday season has been busy to say the least. C had a Christmas Program put on by his school. He is such an angel and was really focused and trying hard!! It was difficult to decide which pictures and videos to put up because he is so great in all of them!!!







































One of a few videos we were able to capture! He really sings well!!!!


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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Our Baby is 7months old...












Do you like how I missed 6 months? Man, we have been busy. Being an adult is not really that cool! At any rate...our little one is now 7 months old and she is really changed this month. She can now eat her baby food so well. Before, she would just spit it out :) She will spit it out if it is something she doesn't like...carrots for example. She can also sit up like a big girl. I had a dream last night that she stood up...hopefully she won't do that for a while:)

Here she is a Thanksgiving. She was a little turkey:)
































Don't worry...her mom and dad love her so much even though she is the 3rd child. I guess I love her too much :) I thought she wouldn't push me away until the teen years.




































She's an angel:) I just wrote angle instead of angel...funny.








Sunday, December 6, 2009

So it snowed on Friday...did you hear about this?

Snow? in Houston? The poor city was frantic...including me:) The school district let out an hour early and my college closed at 2pm. Traffic was horrendous when I was trying to go pick up the kids. B said that it was pandemonium at the high school.



BUT, When I got the kids home, we ran around outside and threw super tiny snowballs at each other. B and I kept saying how beautiful the snow falling really is. So fluffy and pretty:) We considered moving somewhere that we would see snow on a regular basis. That lasted about 10 minutes...and then I was too cold.












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Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving, is a special night...

Gramma and Papa came to town for the first EVER Thanksgiving at OUR house. We have always traveled or were at someone else's house. I had to make the turkey and everything...
















As soon as my parents got it, I put my mom right to work. She feed the baby, read books, ran around outside with the kids, etc.


Papa helped too!! He loves his granddaughters:) It helps that AC is agreeable.
You know I love the self-timer...especially when its combined with a tripod!!!
The pups even wanted to get in on all the memories being made...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A&M vs Baylor...and my birthday

We went up to College Station this Sat because B's college roommate was in town. We were lucky enough to get to go to the game as well. This was a plus for so many reasons...one of which was that we WON!! Whoop!!!

We started off the weekend with lunch at Chicken Oil. Very crowded and very delicious...mmmmm...Tiajuana fries...

We had to park a half marathon away from the stadium and on our walk the weather was frightful...so cold and misty rain:( By the time we made it to our seats there was a beautiful rainbow...
The game was great. The company was great. The weather turned out great... Aggieland is great!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vegas Baby!

So, I went to Las Vegas for a math conference! The best part was that my mom went too:) We were just a couple of math teachers hangin' out in sin-city...good times.

Here is the picture from the plane. Turns out Vegas is pretty close to the Grand Canyon...huh?
Here's me and mom on Freemont St. We saw the light show and then went to eat at B&B Ristorante, Mario Batali's restaurant. Here is a couple of my new friends...
My mom wouldn't let me take a good picture of her:) We are walking around in the Venetian here. See the fake sky?

I spend most of my time with my new buddies at these Virtual Black Jack tables. They were very fun and you could yell at the dealer when you got bad cards...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

just some pictures











Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Weekend 2009

We will start the weekend on Wed because that is when B carved these SWEET pumpkins using the Dremel tool. I think he is going to quit his job and do this full time :)

On Thursday the Halloween fun really began. C and AM got to dress up for school!! C had a parade...He was the red Power Ranger. AM was a princess...shocker! Little AC was a ballerina, I guess.



Sat morning Uncle B-rad and Aunt Net came in for C's soccer game and Halloween of course. AC was a PUMA!!!

Then that night we just went to a few houses on our street. C was now Spiderman and AM was a Princess again, but in a different dress and with a tiara.

OMG!! Look at these angels! They were so cute. I love our house and neighborhood, but I do wish there were more kiddos on our street. They had fun and that is all that matters!!! CANDY!! But not too much, we have been watching Biggest Loser...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Go Owls! Hoot, Hoot!

Last Sunday we ventured into the city for one of B's and my former student athlete's soccer game. This girl is AMAZING!! Not only at soccer, but she is attending RICE with a scholarship...enough said...she's smart ta' boot! We LOVE to go see her play. I like to pretend that I taught her anything about soccer when she played for me and B likes to pretend that he AP-ed her into a fine young woman! We also love hanging out with her parents! They have (almost) successfully raised 3 kids, 2girls and a boy(he is still in HS). We admire them because they still seem to still be truly in love after 3 kiddos! And, their kids are awesome!!!



At any rate, we brought a picnic lunch and ate PBJ's on a bench outside the stadium before the game!



Hopey's mom took some great pictures! Here is Hopey, #18! She had an AMAZING assist to help the owls to a 2-0 victory!! She really contributes...


OH, and there were some pictures of our little ones also!!! AM is too cute for her own good. I think we are just going to lock her in her room when she turns 7... unless she is good at soccer.

On this sunny Sunday, I gave Mr. C some of the 3-D glasses we got at the movie theater...he went with it!!

AC was tired, but she made it through the first half! There is no way that C could have made it this long when he was her age!! She is such an angel. All children should be 3rd children... not that we should get rid of the first two, but the 3rd is pretty easy going. Did that make sense? :)