Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summer's River Walk Extravaganza!!

This past weekend was one of my very BEST friends Summer's bachelorette party! Haley and Kristen did an amazing job planning everything! It was in San Antonio on the River Walk. We stayed at an amazing hotel called the Hotel Contessa. I highly recommend it! It was upscale but not to pricey. Friday night there were just 5 of us and we went to a great seafood restaurant. The portions were so big that we all shared our food.... Haley ordered Oysters! Paige and I decided to be brave and try one of these slimy snot looking aphrodisiacs.... She fixed them up for us on a cracker with horseradish and cocktail sauce. It wasn't horrible, but Paige was definitely more of a fan of the oyster than I was...ewww. Then we went off to a quaint little martini bar.

Saturday was full of shopping at Forever 21 and laying out by the pool, only to be followed by some fun Bacheloerette games and an amazing dinner at this place called Paesano's! Delicious! Then we went to a place called Mad Dogs. Summer loves rap and this place played any rap song you could think of! They even busted out some ol'e school Snoop Dog! It was lots of fun dancing, we definately had our boogie shoes on!

It was so fun and sooo nice to have some time with just the girls! I think we all had an amazing time! Thank you to all the lovely ladies (Summer, Haley, Kristen, Liz, Paige, Lana, Staci, Kimberly and Jessica) who made this such a special time for Summer. I truly enjoyed seeing and haning out with you all again! We need to have a girls trip at least once a year!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Let's Play Catch Up

So, I have been way behind on blogging. I had every intention to blog on Monday after Chloe left, but it has been a busy week and I have been kinda sick. We had a wonderful time with Chloe here. She had one big meltdown and one 1/2 meltdown, but we expected it. Everyday I looked forward to seeing her smiling face when I picked her up from day care. I hope she had fun while she was here. We went to Chuck E Cheese on Friday night (Oh Skeeball, how I do love you)!! I must say it is one of my favorite past times...Saturday,we saw UP and got a mani/pedi :) I must say, I am loving my pink toes. I dont have any pictures from our mani/pedi, but below are pictures from C.E.Cheese. I think we all had a good time....what do you think??

Next week I'll blog about Summer's Bachelorette party in San Antonio....Watch out river walk, here we come!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

This week so far

I am so excited that Chloe is here. It has definitely been an eventful week thus far. Monday Chloe went swimming at the downtown YMCA, then she and Kyle planted flowers while I was in class. Kyle said she did a great job and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Then we watched Beverly Hills Chihuahua; it was so cute and funny; any young girl or the girl who's young at heart will enjoy that movie.

Tuesday she had another swim day and then Papa came over for dinner. After Papa left we had our first semi-meltdown about taking a shower. But she finally did and felt so much better afterwards. So then, I said how about we do massages! She was very excited about picking out her favorite lotion getting to get her massage first. I have to admit, I had alterior motives about the massages, I was hoping she would lay down and fall asleep as I rubbed her arms/hands/feet/legs. Success!!! Lexie even laid down beside her for a short siesta.

Wednesday, Chloe went to the park for part of the day. Okay case you hadnt noticed Wichita Falls is in a HEAT WAVE. Its 108 outside and you take these kids to the park! Well that caused poor Chloe's allergies to get worse and it totally drained her. She was wonderful and truly enjoyed going to class at MSU with me. She got to play in the sand tray and paint pictures on an easel and make glitter pictures. She made one for me and Kyle both that said "I Love You" Love Chloe. I will try and post pictures of her art work later.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Chloe and Mutt Monday

Okay I really should be reading for school tonight, one chapter down and one chapter to go...but I thought I would join the band wagon and do a mutt Monday combination blog. Lily got a new dress yesterday and my little sister Chloe is here for a week! She is 7 going on 17. It will be a fun, crazy, exciting adventure this week. She and Kyle are going to plant flowers tonight while I am in class and for the rest of the week our agenda includes: Chucky Cheese, the Water Park, and a movie!

Sorry for the short blog, I am about to leave to pick up my cute little munchkin from day care!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July

Hello Everyone!

I know this is a few days late, but I am just know finding the time to do it. We had a great 4th of July weekend! The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love watching the fireworks and getting to hang out with great friends while celebrating our freedom. It is definitely something to be thankful for.

It was a pretty relaxing holiday full of laying out/swimming for me and golf for Kyle. We went to the MPEC to watch the bands and fireworks only to get rained So I didn't get to see any live fireworks this year, but I did watch the Boston fireworks on T.V. and it was a spectacular show. I was able to snap a few 4th of July pictures before it started raining. I think Tanya and I were the only ones excited about our pictures...but oh well. :)

Me and my wonderful husband

Tanya, Scooter and his cousin Kayla

Adrianne and James

All of us on our 1970's hippy blanket!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Who has made a difference in your life?

My Papa and Mema
(Winston and Faye)

Isn’t it funny how there are some people we think are going to live forever. Like the most important people in our lives, the ones who have always taken care of us and we cant imagine what life would be like with out them. That’s how I feel about my Papa. He is doing very well for his ripe old age of 82 or 83 (I can’t remember). But my friend Sara’s grandpa isn’t doing so well and he is the same age as my Papa. I think what is hard for me to grasp is, a few weeks ago Sara’s grandpa seemed to be doing fine and then all of the sudden its all down hill for him. And I can’t help but wonder if that is what is going to happen to my Papa. I hope I can handle it….
I start to think about what life would be like with out him and what a father he has been to me and ….as crazy as this sounds every day I try to prepare myself a little bit for his passing. I know I am going to be devastated, even though I know he will be with my Mema in heaven watching over me and being my guardian angel. But it’s hard to think that one day I won’t be able to see him or talk to him or hug him or call and get his opinion on something.

My Papa is the most amazing man I have ever had the privilege of knowing and he and my Mema have been my saving grace and my heros’. If it weren’t for them, I would not be the woman I am today. So I guess this is a thank you to him and for all he has done. Please everyone go hug or call that special person that has made an impact on your life and tell them how much they mean to you.