Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Update and Pictures as promised...

Here's a rundown:

  • Sarah now has 8 teeth. That's 8 teeth since Christmas. And everytime she cuts a tooth, she gets a horrible diaper rash. Poor Baby! Poor Momma!
  • Gabe lost the first of his top teeth a couple of weeks ago. His two bottom teeth are practically all filled in by now.
  • Gabe continues to amaze and inspire me with his awesomeness. He's really a great kid and great company.
  • We were sooooo sick for the week leading up to and during Spring Break. First, Gabe had sinus trouble, then me, then Sarah. She started vomiting the day before we were due to leave for Louisiana and a few days after that, I, in a fit of exhaustion, loaded up the car and headed for home. Then, the WHOLE HOUSE in Lafayette gets sick with a stomach bug...and I haven't been sick like that in years!
  • Spring Break kinda sucked because I was sooooo looking forward to having a break (without having to try to recover from illness), but oh well, I still got the chance to...
  • have lunch with two of my favorite people in the whole wide world; one of which is expecting a baby boy in July...
  • buy an awesome pair of Keen's shoes...
  • and take my son to New Orleans for a day.
  • Again, I'm thankful that Phil's parents were around to help us in a time of need. When I got back to Lafayette, I actually felt like a plane coming in with one wheel down and one wheel stuck in the crappy aircraft! I am, however, very sorry that we ALL got sick during that week.
  • On the way home to Texas, we stopped in Brenham to take pictures in the blue bonnets. And I sat on some "pickers", and almost had to call my friend Tiffany to come operate on me to get some out.
  • I'm happy to announce that we have right about 2 months before the guys come home, and we're so excited!!!
  • I'm on a small home improvement kick right now, because we have NO IDEA what the military has in store for us in the next year, and we really don't know if we are going to be selling and moving; to start off, I bought a tree for our front yard to replace the one that died mysteriously and shortly after 2 helicopter pilots wrapped Christmas lights around it's trunk. Next, I will hire someone to finish off our fence (we were lucky enough to have our surrounding neighbors put up fences, so all we have to do is finish ours off). I may get an estimate on putting a small waist high fence around an electrical box-thingie that we have in the far corner of our yard (then put some bushes or other decor in front of that).
  • This past Sunday, the weather was nice and I decided that we needed to go explore something. Ted Nugent has spoken of a Barbeque place in Waco that I wanted to go try out, but it's closed on weekends. I decided, while Gabe was in Religion class, that we'd go to Crawford, TX. I stopped at a gas station to get some "stuff" and asked if the Bush's were around for the weekend; the girl behind the counter said that she saw some Secret Service in the area, and so my answer was probably a yes. To make a long story short, we found the area of the ranch, and the small motorcade was practically a minute behind me going back into town. And like the stalker I am, I did an awesome little traffic move, and followed them into Waco! A picture is included down below for you.
  • Now, if I can just find out where Ted's house is...
I think that's about it for news on this end. I'll try to post again soon for ya!

Craig and Mary are gonna have a BABY!

Gabe is being shown how to stear a Kayak in The Backpacker, in Lafayette.

Blue bonnets in Brenham, TX.

If you click on this picture to make it larger, you'll see a black SUV in the center of the road. I'm assuming he does this to protect George from having anyone drive directly on the side of him, because the car on it's left has George and Laura in it. Laura was on the left hand side of the car that they were riding in. In order, was a state trooper, the Bush's SUV, a small black Secret Service car, and another state trooper behind them. This was about 2:30 on Sunday, and I assume again that they were headed toward Dallas.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Beware of The Beads...

Because they have the power to make your eyes look big and wide!
(the cheeks are hereditary)

The above photos were taken at Paw-Paw and Ya-Ya's house in Lafayette a few days after a St. Patrick's Day parade in New Orleans.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Hello, Stranger."

The title to this post is actually a quote from one of my all-time favorite movies. It's called Closer, with Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts and, make my heart thump, Clive Owen.

I know that I haven't posted in a while. I've been busier than usual and frankly, I've been avoiding the computer. But my favorite Algebra teacher from high school just called me to say hello, and after filling him in on what's happening here, I realized that I might need to update this blog soon.

So, to make a long story short....try back in a couple of days, or so, and I'll have some news and pictures for you.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Another item on the family wish list is...

Okay, I saw this on the Price is Right this morning and I want it!
It's the Molokini Clear kayak from Clear Blue Hawaii and it's only about $1600 after taxes. Aaaahhhh! Imagine the places we could take it to...we'd have to start off in Central Texas, of course.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Swamps would have been a better choice!

I need to learn to just bring my camera with me whenever I leave the house for anything. Again, I had to rely on my cell phone for this picture.

This past Sunday, the kids and I went shopping in Austin. I needed to pick up a free 16 x 20 portrait of the kids that had been waiting on me for about 2 weeks, and I also picked up two new baby gates....because our little princess is getting into EVERYTHING these days. I'm getting kinda tired of stuffing things back into drawers, and poor Gabe has to be selective about what toys of his that he brings out into the living room to play with; at least, with a gate on his room, he can play in peace while little Sarah tippy-toes to watch him from the other side. And like the sweetheart that she is, she drops stuff over to his side for just in case he needs something else to play with.

On our way home, we took our usual short cut around Stillhouse Hollow Lake and while passing over the bridge to get home, I saw that there was a huge commotion of EMS vehicles and two large tow trucks on the boat ramp in the distance. And because I'm a very curious person (okay, nosey...), I looked back to see if Sarah was still snoozing in her carseat (she was) and turned off to see what was up.

It turns out that with the drought that we've had for a VERY LONG TIME, the lake is getting really low and things are starting to turn up. Some criminal or criminals, or maybe just someone looking to get rid of an ex's cars decided it was best to dispose of them in the lake. The cars had Ohio plates on them from what I heard from someone in the gathering crowd. It must have been a busy day, news wise, in Central Texas, because there was no one from the local news covering the story.

There were some boaters waiting to get their own boats out of the water, but they had to wait to use the ramp. And there were divers looking for bodies, for just in case it was not just a stolen car issue.

I tell ya, if I ever had to get rid of anything, I'd choose the swamps of Louisiana...
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