Tuesday, November 25, 2008

COLLIN'S 4TH BIRTHDAY

LAST NIGHT WE CELEBRATED COLLIN'S 4TH BIRTHDAY! I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT I GOT A LITTLE SAD THINKING ABOUT HOW THE PAST FOUR YEARS HAVE GONE BY SO FAST! COLLIN CONTINUES TO MAKE US LAUGH DAILY WITH THE CRAZY THINGS HE DOES AND SAYS! HE HAS BROUGHT SO MUCH JOY TO OUR LIVES OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS.
1ST BIRTHDAY
2ND BIRTHDAY
3RD BIRTHDAY
4TH BIRTHDAY
WHAT HAPPEN TO MY BABY:( ??


JEFF'S FAMILY CAME OVER TO HELP US CELEBRATE LAST NIGHT. COLLIN REQUESTED PIZZA, CAKE, AND ICE CREAM SO THAT'S WHAT WE HAD!! THANKS GUYS FOR HELPING MAKE HIS DAY SO SPECIAL!

COLLIN'S BIG "STAR WARS" PARTY WAS AT PUMP IT UP A FEW WEEKS AGO. THE PARTY TURNED OUT AWESOME AND HE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME! COLLIN IS SO BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH GREAT FRIENDS! AS A SURPRISE, WE HAD MY BROTHER DRESS UP AS DARTH VADER AND MY SISTER N LAW DRESSED UP AS PRINCESS LEIA. THEY HANDED OUT THE LIGHT SABERS AND PARTY FAVORS AND DID AN AWESOME JOB! THANKS UNCLE BEAN AND AUNT LYNDA!!

HERE'S A VIDEO FROM LAST NIGHTS CELEBRATION!



video

Monday, November 24, 2008

A SHORT WINTER EVENING :(

AS MOST OF YOU KNOW I'M A HUGE FAN OF COLD WEATHER AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE THREE DAYS THAT WE GET HERE IN TEXAS!! I THINK THE FIRST DAY WAS THIS PAST FRIDAY AND I WAS SO EXCITED!!! SO LIKE MANY OTHER TEXANS DO WHEN COLD WEATHER ROLLS IN, I HEADED TO OUR LOCAL WAL-MART TO GET HATS, GLOVES, WOOD (FOR THE FIRE PIT), AND MARSHMALLOWS(FOR SMORES OF COURSE)! WE INVITED OUR AWESOME NEIGHBORS OUT TO ROAST HOT DOGS AND MARSHMALLOWS BY OUR FIRE PIT ( THE ONE WE ONLY GET TO USE THREE TIMES A YEAR!). WE HAD A GREAT TIME CHATTING BY THE FIRE, EATING OUR TASTY HOT DOGS, AND DRINKING OUR ADULT BEVERAGE OF CHOICE (I TASTED A NEW HOT WHISKEY CIDER DRINK...YUMMY). IT WAS A WONDERFUL WINTER NIGHT IN THE WOODLANDS (THAT DIDN'T LAST FOR LONG)! CAN YOU TELL I'M A LITTLE BITTER ABOUT THE WHOLE WEATHER THING!!!

HERE ARE A FEW PICS FROM THE COLD WINTER EVENING!

COLLIN AND KENNAH


KARLEIGH AND NICOLE PULLED
KENNA AND COLLIN AROUND FOR ABOUT
30 MIN!! THEY WERE FROZEN WHEN
THEY GOT OUT OF THE WAGON!!
JEFF TRYING TO STAY WARM
IN FRONT OF THE FIRE!
(BY THE WAY, HE HATES THE COLD!)
I THINK CORBIN ENJOYED
THE COLD NIGHT AS MUCH
AS I DID!!

CORBIN GETTING COZY
IN FRONT OF THE FIRE.
ROASTING MARSHMALLOWS
FOR OUR YUMMY SMORES!!
OUR AWESOME NEIGHBORS!
(KIM AND DANIEL)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

SANTA IN THE WOODLANDS!!

SANTA HAS FINALLY ARRIVED IN THE WOODLANDS TEXAS!
TONIGHT WE WENT TO THE ANNUAL LIGHTING OF THE DOVES AT TOWN GREEN PARK. WE GOT THERE A LITTLE LATE SO WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO DO MUCH, BUT WE DID GET TO SEE SANTA ARRIVE BY BOAT ON THE WATER WAY!! WE WERE SO CLOSE THAT COLLIN GOT TO SHAKE SANTA'S HAND AND HE WAS VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS!! SANTA YELLED OUT TO THE CROWD "HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN GOOD LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS?" COLLIN'S REPLY WAS, "NOOOOOOOO!"...AT LEAST HE'S HONEST!

WHILE WE WERE WAITING FOR SANTA TO ARRIVE, JEFF WAS WAITING IN LINE (30 MIN LINE) TO TAKE COLLIN DOWN THE BIG SNOW HILL! WE THOUGHT THAT COLLIN WOULD BE ABLE TO RIDE ON JEFF'S LAP, BUT THIS WAS NOT THE CASE. WHEN THEY GOT TO THE TOP COLLIN LOOKED EXTREMELY UNSURE ABOUT THE WHOLE THING...TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, FIREWORKS STARTED GOING OFF JUST AS HE REACHED THE TOP AND THIS REALLY FREAKED HIM OUT!!! HE WAS SO SCARED OF THE FIRE WORKS THAT HE FORGOT ALL ABOUT BEING AFRAID TO GO DOWN THE HILL ON HIS OWN!! HERE IS A VIDEO OF COLLIN AND DADDY GOING DOWN THE SNOW HILL TOGETHER.
video

Friday, November 14, 2008

LOVELY LIVIA


LITTLE LIVIA


THE PROUD BIG BRO!


LITTLE LIVIA HAS ARRIVED!! MY SISTER HAD LIVIA TONIGHT (NOV. 14) AT 5:04...SHE WAS 6 POUNDS AND 14 OUNCES. SHE IS TOO PRECIOUS!!!

I LEAVE FOR SAVANNAH TOMORROW AT 1:50 AND WILL RETURN ON TUESDAY NIGHT. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS PRECIOUS LITTLE MIRACLE! I HOPE I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH A LITTLE GIRL! I WILL POST MORE PICS IN A FEW DAYS.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

LUSCIOUS LIGHT SABERS


VIP LIGHT SABER!!

THIS WEEK WAS COLLIN'S VIP DAY AT SCHOOL. EACH CHILD GETS TO TAKE HOME THE CLASS MASCOT (RUBY THE ROBIN!) FOR THE WEEK AND THEN ON WED THEY GET TO BRING IN A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY SNACK TO SHARE WITH THEIR FRIENDS. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS GOING TO MAKE SINCE I CAN'T BAKE TO SAVE MY LIFE!! COLLIN IS HAVING A STARS WARS BIRTHDAY SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE CUTE TO COORDINATE HIS SNACK WITH THE THEME OF HIS PARTY...WHAT WAS I THINKING???? I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO DO CHOCOLATE COVERED LIGHT SABERS. I TRIED A PRACTICE ROUND ON THURSDAY AND I WAS NOT SUCCESSFUL AT ALL!! I COULDN'T EVEN MELT THE CHOCOLATE RIGHT!! I CALLED MY MOTHER N LAW IN A PANIC AND SHE OF COURSE CAME TO MY RESCUE!! WE SPENT THE DAY ON TUES MAKING THE LOVELY LIGHT SABERS FOR MY LOVELY SON!! AS YOU MAY NOTICE FROM THE PICTURE, THE BLUE AND RED ONES WERE THE FIRST BATCH SO THEY DON'T LOOK AS PRETTY AS THE PINK AND PURPLE. THEY WERE YUMMY AND I GUESS THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS. I THINK I WILL CHOOSE SOMETHING A LITTLE EASIER NEXT VIP DAY!! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP JUDY!
HERE ARE A FEW PICS OF COLLIN AND RUBY'S WEEKEND TOGETHER. HE HAD A HARD TIME PARTING WITH HER WED. MORNING!


RUBY TOOK CARE OF COLLIN
WHILE HE WAS SICK

MEKA TREATED US ALL TO A
MOVIE ON SUNDAY.
"MADAGASCAR"

COLLIN AND HIS
COUSIN CADEN

COLLIN, DYLAN, AND
RUBY WAITING FOR THE
MOVIE TO START.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Anniversary Weekend

SATURDAY NOV. 8TH WAS OUR 5TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY AND WE WERE SO EXCITED TO CELEBRATE! OUR PLANS QUICKLY CHANGED WHEN COLLIN WOKE UP FRIDAY NIGHT SCREAMING OF HIS EAR HURTING!! HE REFUSED TO GET OUT OF BED AND WHEN HE DID, HE HAD TO HOLD HIS EAR...HE SAID IT HURT HIS EAR TO WALK! ???? FEELING SO SORRY FOR MY POOR LITTLE BOY, I CATERED TO HIS EVERY NEED ALL DAY SAT! POOR THING!

AT NOON I DECIDED IT JUST WASN'T FAIR TO LEAVE MY SICK BOYS (OH YEA, DID I MENTION THAT CORBIN WAS SICK WITH A COLD AS WELL) WITH A BABYSITTER. SO, OUR ROMANTIC DINNER AT AMERICA'S WAS CANCELED!! WE WERE SO DISAPPOINTED. WE MADE THE BEST OF THE NIGHT BY PUTTING THE BOYS DOWN EARLY, ORDERING PF CHANG'S FOR DINNER (OUR FAVORITE), AND ORDERING A MOVIE OFF VIDEO DEMAND. I TRIED TO DRINK A GLASS OF WINE BUT GOT REALLY TIRED SO I HAD TO POOR IT OUT! JEFF MADE IT THROUGH ABOUT 15 MIN. OF THE MOVIE AND HE WAS OUT!! I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WERE THINKING WHEN WE THOUGHT WE COULD MAKE TO AN 8:30 DINNER RESERVATION!! MY HOW THINGS CHANGE AFTER FIVE YEARS OF MARRIAGE AND TWO KIDS LATER!!

ANYWAY, WE DID GET AN EVENING OUT ON SUN. WE HAD A COUPLES MASSAGE AT "MASSAGE ENVY", THEN WENT TO DINNER AT THE GOOSES ACRE...WE EVEN SAT IN THE BAR LIKE YOUNG PEOPLE DO!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT WE DO AND HOW LATE WE CAN STAY UP NEXT YEAR.


HERE ARE A FEW PICS FROM OUR WEDDING DAY JUST TO SHOW YOU ALL HOW YOUNG AND SKINNY WE ONCE WERE!!! THE SONG PLAYING IS THE SONG THE SONG WE DANCED TO!




Friday, November 7, 2008

MY BROTHER GOT MARRIED IN AUSTIN ON OCTOBER 25TH AND IT WAS AN AMAZING WEDDING!! IT WAS AT THIS BEAUTIFUL HISTORICAL HOUSE NEAR 6TH STREET. IT TOOK PLACE OUTSIDE ON A SAT. EVENING AROUND 6PM...JUST AT DUSK. THE BIG OAK TREES WERE COVERED IN WHITE LIGHTS AND THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT!! I'M TELLING YOU, THIS WAS A PICTURE PERFECT WEDDING!!!

COLLIN WAS THE "RING CARRIER" (AS HE WOULD SAY) AND HE DID AN AWESOME JOB!! I WASN'T SURE HOW HE WOULD DO ONCE HE SAW ALL THE PEOPLE, BUT HE WAS A TRUE CHAMP! OF COURSE WE DID BRIBE HIM WITH A NEW HOT WHEELS TRUCK AND A SUCKER!

HERE ARE A FEW PICS FROM THE WEEKEND. I CAN'T BELIEVE OUR LITTLE BUBBY IS MARRIED!!


Lynda and her Daddy

Collin lookin like a true pro!

Derrick & Lynda

The Rehearsal Dinner
after party!

Yes, this is my new sister n law
dancing on the bar the
night before her wedding!!

Collin with the Bride & Groom
(and his Hot Wheels Truck)!

Yes, we do get dressed
up every so often!
(notice i don't have a ball cap on)!!!