October 21, 2008

I have a FaNtAsAtiC husband! He goes to class on Tuesday nights and brings Brynlee to me at
the office. Today on his way out the door he said, "Oh yea, dinner is in the fridge." So when we got home, I found the best dinner ever! Tonight on the menu was "gourmet hot dogs" for Brynlee and a grilled chicken salad for me! My husband is way too good to me!

October 20, 2008

Mexico or BUST!

It's official. Steven and I will be laying on the beach drinking Coronas for nearly 5 DAYS straight in December! We finally booked our vacation and got a really good deal on it! Playa del Carmen here we come!

October 19, 2008

We had a D.A.T.E!

We had a great weekend in....yes, Waco. Can you believe that? Years ago, I couldn't wait to get out of there, and nowadays, it can be pretty fun to go back. We headed to Waco for Chaney's baby shower on Saturday. Then Saturday night, we had a D.A.T.E. A real date, with another couple. Thank you Ninnie for babysitting! And there was no better place to do it other than OTB. Sunday we took Brynlee to meet Joy and Lady--the Baylor Bears!

October 16, 2008

It's a long (and sappy) one...

I wear many hats: a mother, a wife, a locator, a manager, a daughter, a sister, and yes, a friend.

Growing up I was a "social butterfly," as my Dad puts it. I was always going or doing with my friends. That pretty much continued until Steven and I got married. There is something that changes when you have kids. Your friends change. There are a certain set of friends that are my true friends and I really cherish their friendship. I've been thinking alot about friends lately....

Well, let's get real. (That's what blogging is about, right?) I have tried very hard and (hopefully) succeeded at most of my roles, except friend. Honestly, I've been a crappy friend. I often feel so tired or run down that I don't answer the phone or make time to see them. As with anything, the first step is admitting the problem, right? Well, I admit it! I need to put more effort into my friendships, and I can't wait! So in no particular order, I have a friendship "to do" list; not because I have to, only because I want to.

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley

I think that saying is so true of my friendships. With any of these very special people below, I am able to go days-usually weeks-without talking to them. When we do connect, it's like we haven't gone any days without speaking! I can't wait to schedule trips to see each of you, and for some, even meet your children or new babies!

Angie is my old college roomate and close friend. For living only 3 hours from each other we really don't see each other often enough (and our daughters need more palydates!) Mansfield or bust!

Melissa is another great friend who I really got to know in the past few years. She is expecting another and we haven't seen each other since December! That is jsut not acceptable! The Woodlands or bust!

Morgan is another friend that I love! She lives right around the corner and calls me ALL the time! I joke about it with her, but I am so glad she does! If she didn't, we wouldn't talk near enough.

Lacy is my Big City girl! She lives totally far away and we don't get to talk often, but we might get to see each other this weekend! I can't wait for her 10 days in Texas over Christmas! Plenty of time for great conversation over drinks!

Kristi is a friend from junior high. That's a looong time! I'm waiting for her to give Brynlee a playmate! hehehe ;)

Shae is another old roomate and one of my "newer" friends. Let's say we met as a friend of a friend (wink!) I'm real excited about the friendship our 2 families will have forever!

Chaney is another great friend who I can go forever without talking to...but really don't want to! She is due over Thanksgiving, and I got to see her baby bump this past weekend! Hopefully, we will get to meet Eli in late November!

Eryn is my high school best friend. We were inseparable in those days! We saw each other last at the end of 2006 which makes a get together well overdue!

October 14, 2008

Isn't it crazy?

Isn't it crazy that this has us excited? And it is even CRAZIER that I took this picture Saturday night, and the same station was
$2.81 today! We are saving $26/tank in Steven's truck! I guess there is one thing good about today's economy. Umm...yep. That's it. Just O.N.E.

October 12, 2008

Sundays are much more than just gamedays...

The weekends never seem to be long enough. It probably has something to do with working on Saturdays ;) For most people, Sundays are a ritual gameday, but for us, it's more like family day. Corny, I know, but it is really so FUN!

Today, we went to a car show at Austin's new Galleria. Not only does Brynlee look just like her Daddy, she seems to have his interests too. She was so excited when she heard where we were going. It's the second car show she has been to with Steven, and because of her excitement, I imagine there are many more to come.

After the car show, we at lunch at Mimi's Cafe. It was good and we enjoyed it, but Brynlee REALLY enjoyed it...like EVERYTHING. Not only did she eat all her fruit, and fries (dont' you hate when they mess up the kids meal and put the fries on it anyway, point was no fries-fruit instead.) She also ate our lettuce, cucumber, zucchini, tomato, bread, and chicken strips. She got to pick her meal today and she ordered the corn dog bites. She truly is a woman who knows what she wants. Below is a picture of her plate when she was all finished. She's the only kid I know who picks the wienie out of the shell. The breaded outside is the best part to me!

I really have no explanation for this last picture. I went to Target this evening and left the two of them watching the Cowboys. When I imported pics to my computer, these were there. Giddy up Saddie!

October 8, 2008

We are truly blessed...

We are really fortunate to have our family so close! Friday, October 3rd was a special day. That is Ninnie's Birthday! We had a great celebration at Cheesecake Factory on Sunday. Enjoy the pictures!