Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Do you know Laminin?

This takes about 8 min. to watch. very powerful to me!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Way to go Bush!

This just makes me laugh! and kinda sad! I told me kids about this and I showed them the pictures and they just could not believe that someone would throw their shoe at the President!

I can't wait to see what SNL does with this.

Friday, December 12, 2008

My mommy finally gave it to me!

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This is a piece of furniture I have wanted my entire life! My mother got it from her mom, it was the first piece of furniture my parents had when they got married. I have asked for this for a REALLY long time. She is afraid I am going to have it painted and distressed! Which I will! But, she made me promise that if she gives it to me now I have to wait until she dies before I "ruin" it...her words!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Enjoy a little diddy!

My friend Sarah found this little song and I just fell in love with it!! This is how I feel about art.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Our Thanksgiving weekend

Our small group this year! We headed to Houston to see Mike's grandmother, MiMi. She had just undergone knee surgery so was recovering in the hospital. This is Mike's mom and step dad.

Then we headed to our beloved beach house that only by the grace of God is still standing!
We didn't have electicity but we had plumbing. :)
These are our dear friends Jamie and Nathan and their son Hammie.

These guys have a blast together. Hammie might be the only cousin our kids ever know!

Sara is a sure thing on the boat! She is our best luck for catching a fish! Really!

Are we cute or what!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Rah Rah's

These are my high school girls...minus one...Liz. I have known some of these girls since grade school. We have spent many long hours together. We have traveled on from middle school, high school, college, weddings, kids...all that life has brought us and we have remained friends. Now we get together once a year for an entire weekend to share and catch up with each other. But, last weekend we thought we just needed to get out for a girls night out! We also get together for our annual Christmas party with the kids...yikes. Which now between us all we have 10 kids. Sometimes we even invite our high school teachers, Sue Davis and Gail Hervey! FUN FUN!! Let the holidays begin!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Look what I bought in Canton!!

So the story goes...this is an antique corbel/bracket from a house in New Orleans. I have walked pass this for months now! I love it! I finally snatched it up...the guy said this was his last weekend at Canton. Sure??? As you can guess my husband LOVES when I bring home junk like this, I am hoping to win him over with the New Orleans slant! :) here's hoping. The last time I went to Canton, a few months ago, I came home with an old door I bought for $5. It's still leaning up in the garage! hee hee.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Had to share...a project I just completed.



I just wanted to show one of my jobs. I talk a lot about my work but many don't ever get to see my projects. I feel so blessed to be able to make things pretty and transform interiors for my clients! I should really consider a portfolio! :) Who has time for that...I must blog and facebook! hee hee...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Our little weekend trip...1200 miles in 3 days!!

Yes, I traveled with the kids to see Lisa in KC. She is my dear friend that moved away and left me here in Dallas! :) We went for the home town college homecoming.
Northwest University Bearcats!

Sara and Holly are going as the Little Mermaid for Halloween!

Joe and Wesa are really good buddies.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I love this man.....

Big TEX!!
I get to see him once a year. We have a very simple relationship, he waves and we pose for pictures!! hee...hee...

Can't you hear Joe laughing. This is the ladybug ride. My personal favorite! My kids are not scared of fast rides at all, it was hard to get them out of the main Midway this year. They didn't want to go to kiddy land. Joe saw the single loop ride and said, " that one momma, I want to go around and around!!" He didn't get to ride it.

We stayed till dark this year! Oh the lights. I just can't get enough.

Why don't we...get together more often?

This is my college buddy Sarah. We met during some interior design class and became fast friends. We lived together for a while and we were in each others weddings, I love her dearly! Our families got together for dinner at her new house in Heath. We had a blast. I never understand why we don't share more time together with the ones we love!!

This is Sara, Joe and Addie playing. Addie and Joe are just weeks apart.

Wes and Lily...the twins! :) Wes always happy to pose for a picture...

Thanks for the memories...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Camping @ Caddo Lake

Here is our gear! We pulled the pop-up and tied down a canoe and off to Caddo Lake for a 3 night stay. Mike's Aunt Nanie and Uncle John came from Louisiana to camp with us. We usually head to beach every year, but still no power at the beach house.

I LOVE this picture. This is just about all Joe wants to do...FISH...FISH...FISH

Our Crew!

Is that a crooked smile I see from Joe-man???

Our first break...

Well, here she is with her cast! Sara fell off the monkey bars at school last week and landed on her wrist. We first went to the doctor on wed( the day of the fall), her doctor said she had full range of motion and didn't want to x-ray. By Friday she was really in pain, so we went back and then they x-rayed it and YES! it was broke! She loved getting the cast and loves having people sign all over it...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Memories at the beach!

We have seen a picture of our house and it is still standing!! yeahhh! I can't tell you how happy our family is to see the house! This great little house has become a perfect retreat for our family and friends. Last weekend when we thought we were going to lose it all our family was very sad! They will not let us in the subdivision yet, so we will continue to wait for more photos from the sky!
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Monday, September 1, 2008

It is done!

I had to labor on labor day! A mothers' job is never done! I don't know if you can even see the detail in the rope, let me just say it looks good! :) hee. hee. When I first set out to do this I thought the kids would just live out in the tree house. Well, they are bothering me right now as I blog this page! They even have a pulley to raise items from the ground. Oh well, it was fun to build! I have been using my mother's favorite line...go play OUTSIDE!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma!

I would have never even dreamed of having four generation in my family! Here we are. My grandmother turned 92 this month. I think she looks great! Her mind is not all there but she could walk circles around you. She still walks everyday! That is her claim to living long. Gotta keep moving. I love her and I am so glad that my kids are getting to know her...or at least the cookies she keeps in her cookie jar!
Nancy( Memaw)-61
Sara- 7
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Monday, August 25, 2008

First day of School!

This is all going to fast for me. I keep asking myself what does a momma bird do all day when she kicks her babies out of the nest??
Sara is in 2nd grade and my baby boy has stated Kindergarten.

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Our last summer vaca: Leadville, CO

We took one last summer vacation to Leadville, Co. When Mike couldn't run in the Western States 100 he quickly found another race to run and it was in Leadville. So off we went!

Below are some picture from our trip. Mike ran his race on Sat. the 16th of August and then we camped out for a week. We had a blast. We hiked, made a ton of fires and smores! We just love our little Pop-up camper!

This is Joe and Sara feeding fish at a fish hatchery. Can you see the joy on Joe's face?? I thought he was going to come out of his skin...he had never seen that many KEEPERS! in all his life.

Joe trying to catch some of those keepers! He caught 2 rainbow trout.

Sara came out of the pop-up with all of this in hand and asking if the fire was ready to make some smores! She could eat her weight in marshmallows! really.
I smell a Christmas card picture!
We took three hikes total. A one miler on the first day and then a 5 miler and then a 6 miler! And yes the kids walked the entire way! They really surprised us, they were awesome!

Here she is...the pop-up...I think we should name her???

Here we are at the start of Mike's race! It was only 3:30 AM. :)
I must say I am very proud of my husband! He was just shy of the 50 mile cut off by only 20 min. He said this race was the hardest thing he had ever done in his life! I keep saying Hope pass got him! Hope pass BTW was a MOUNTAIN he had to climb that was 12,000 feet high! Needless to say he couldn't breath! Check out his blog for a more minute by minute account of the race.

Yes, that is snow on the mountains!

Here he is coming down into the aid station of Twin lakes(mile 49). Tough course!
Isn't he cute. He was really working hard. And BTW he was freezing. It was the worst weather ever in the history of the race.

Back at camp playing checkers with Granny and Aunt Cathy!