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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Once a year cookies

Peanut butter blossoms. 

I always looked forward to my granny making these at Christmas time.  They're still my favorite Christmas cookies and thought of her when we made these today.

Still wonder why we only make these once a year....

Sunday, December 11, 2011

J Mac Attack

Cool guy in the Ray Bans is celebrating his birthday today! Happy Birthday Justin all the way from Texas and by the way....Officer Francis Poncherello wants his sunglasses back!
See y'all real soon.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Angler

Ry Bray just finished a 6 week fishing club at school where they met every Tuesday morning at 7:15. Who would have thought my little fashionita would enjoy learning about saltwater & freshwater fish caught in Texas, fishing regulations and learning how to tie knots! Well she did and this morning she had her chance to show off her skills at the family fishing outing. In her glitter headband and leopard coat she was the first one on the board catching a catfish!  So proud of my fashion forward angler catching THREE fish! 


Friday, December 02, 2011

morning chocolate



 December morning ritual...one piece of chocolate from their advent calendar that Aunt Charisa gives them every year.  It's amazing how much faster they can get out of bed in the morning for school. Just another one of our Christmas traditions that we love!

Monday, November 21, 2011

thirteen

Thirteen years ago today I married this hunk of burnin' love!

I sure do love him and the family he has given me.

Can't forget Junie B

Here's to another 13!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Goodbye October Hello November!


October was a rough month for us with our granny passing and with Mark's dad passing a year ago on Halloween. It will always be a bitter sweet day but nothing that a little Chivas won't fix.

Mark's drink in honor of his dad


We all had a blast with all of the neighbors gathering for pizza and drinks before the candy madness started! They even went on trailer rides around the neighborhood. Not too bad for our first Texas Halloween!
 Dorothy
 Saints Football Player
Cuteness!!!!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Sis Hons Of Buns!!!!

This is my sister and today is her birthday! Wishing you a Happy Birthday and sure wish we could be there to CELEBRATE with you. Love you Sis Hons Of Buns!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Belated Jr!

Yesterday my brother celebrated his birthday! No, this picture of him and his bride isn't from his birthday. It's just a cute random picture of the two of them with Jeff wearing his niece's dance recital sunglasses. It's comforting to find that some people don't change over the years...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Goody Four Shoes

Ms. Junie B now has her first pair of shoes. No more wet feet in the mornings walking to the bus stop! I wonder what the chances are of her keeping them on?
Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Today I'm obsessed with....


O P I Nail Lacquer in STEADY AS SHE ROSE!

A must buy if you're looking for a fall color that's not too much on the dark side. 

So excited about this and our 70 degree fall windy day here in Texas. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

EIGHT is GREAT

It's official....Jack is 8!

It's funny how the past two days I have been having low back pain. Guess it was a reminder of how I was feeling eight years ago carrying around an 9lb 12oz baby!! Still to this day I am so thankful that I was induced two weeks early!!! Whoa...can you imagine what he would have weighed on his actual due date?????

He had a great day and we enjoyed helping him celebrate! His football team won their game, had a great dinner and topped it off back home with indulging in our favorite birthday pazooki-an .Oreganos  favorite dessert.

Happy Birthday Jack and 8 is going to be GREAT!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

P is for Possum

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This is what's lurking around hospitals at 12:30 a.m. Watch your step....

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Latte please

What a beautiful cup of coffee! I couldn't have made it without my new Jura Capresso Froth Pro electric milk frother. Now I can have latte's whenever I want without having a fancy coffee/espresso maker. I used skim milk to make a creamy delicious froth. Another added bonus is that the kids can make chocolate milk in it too....all by themselves! Check it out....it's a must have if you are a serious coffee drinker. Just like Starbucks but without the steep price!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Grandparents Day!

Meme & Grandad having lunch with Jack

Little did they know that when they booked their flight it was grandparents week at school! Sweet-had lunch with Jack & Ryan-of course at two different times and then hit the Book Fair with both kiddos! Pretty smart idea holding the book fair the same time as grandparents week! 

Had a fun and relaxing weekend and as always we were sad to see them go.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Round Rock Express

 Round Rock Express baseball fun! Mark took his team to Austin/Round Rock Texas to celebrate the Labor Day Weekend! Check out a game if you're ever in the area....top notch organization. 

Also went to Gueros and enjoyed a little tex-mex on Congress St in Austin. Junie thought it was fabulous and loved the outdoor seating.

Hope your weekend was fun and labor free!



Thursday, September 01, 2011

Today calls for a celebration!

Two reasons to celebrate today!

 Everyone put their cocktails together and toast(look each other in the eye) to mom and dad for staying married through thick and thin for 40 years and to dad for another birthday! Hope it's a fabulous year for you both. Sure do love and miss ya!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Unbelievable!

First off I would like to say Happy Birthday to this lovely lady today! Cheers to you Gran!

Next check out this link http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44271018/ns/today-today_pets_and_animals/t/dog-mourns-casket-fallen-navy-seal/#.TlZq4nO0wy4 This is one of the sweetest yet saddest pictures I have ever seen.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to School

Can't believe that it's that time of year again! Today Ryan starts her 4th grade career and Jack starts his 2nd grade career! Hopefully there will be no surprises this year and they will finish their school year off at this school and in their same class! 

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Look who's 11 today!

Location: South Bend, IN
When:      July -2011
Why am I using this picture a year later?
Because it's the only decent picture I had of Luke and I couldn't figure out how to crop him out by himself!!!
Hope you have a great birthday! It just seems like yesterday when you were throwin' punches on the bar table in Denver!!!!!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Carry-on Slide

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This is what the kids are up to today.  They invented their on slide to take anything down from upstairs. Take a look at this video....AWESOME

Monday, July 11, 2011

Daddy-O


HAPPY 39TH BIRTHDAY DADDY-O! 
LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT YEAR-
XOXOXO

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

4th = Beach

I always correlate July 4th with being at the beach. I don't know why since I have spent very few 4th-if any- on the beach. Now that we're in Texas we went to the beach over the weekend! Junie B even made the trip since leashed dogs are allowed. The hour and a half drive wasn't  bad  considering all the fun we would have! The kids and I made our first trip to 
which has THE CLEANEST restrooms you will find ANYWHERE. 

LOVE that you can park right on the beach and not have to carry your stuff a mile down the road!
Hmmmm-maybe should use the suncreen LOTION on Mark's back next time and not the spray.  We relaxed and did a lot of boogie boarding. The seaweed was a little heavy but didn't stop us. Next beach trip might be to Galveston.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My favorite Spartan and his baseball sister

A great ending to a 6 month long season for the 7U Spartans! After 5 games this weekend they finished 3rd place in the South Zone Texas State Tournament. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Semis

Heading to the semi-finals for the State Championship tomorrow morning. Team Spartan is not washing their uni.....can't wash the mojo off! Here's to two more wins tomorrow Spartans. Job well done!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Bad Ass Mo Fo


This is what kicked my arss for thirty minutes this afternoon.....

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Craft of the Day

For some crazy reason my kiddos are wanting to craft EVERYDAY.
Today's craft involved duct tape.
They each picked out two colors of duct tape.
Jack made nunchucks.


Ryan made a purse/bag.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CousinCamp

It's been a little quiet around here this week. This time last week we had a house full and were keeping the kids busy doing this
Homemade pudding pops!

Houston Childrens Museum


Tie Dying T's




Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Today I'm obsessed with.......


THESE


I can't stop thinking about them. For some crazy reason they have grown on me and I'm thinking I need a pair. If I buy a pair they will give shoes to a child in need....that's a really good reason to buy a pair right????? Reviews please on TOMS 'classic' Glitter Slip-on.



Friday, June 17, 2011

SIS TO THE RESCUE!


Thanks to my sister who is in town visiting I have a new look for my blog! This will definitely get me back in the blogging game!!! Watcha think of it? Comments please!

Pics of family fun week coming soon.....


Monday, June 13, 2011

DW


The kiddos finally made it to the most magical place on earth last month!

Friday, May 27, 2011

SIX!


Hope your birthday is so bright today that you have to wear shades!
Happy Happy Birthday to you Vance! We Love You!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Birthday Shout!

Here's to another Fabulous Year Meme and Aunt Dee!

Happy Birthday to the best twins EVER!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Birthday Girl

Look who's 3.....It's Vaughnie.....
Happy Birthday!

We'll be celebrating you today! We miss you and LOVE you!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Follow Jack-a-roo's Baseball this Spring

Check out the link to the right to follow all of Jack's games this year. He played pretty well today. The entire team played great defense and we swung the bats a little better in the second game. Getting ready to purchase our second pair of game pants already.

You can download the application on your iPhone or iPad and totally be in the loop about how it is going down in Katy baby!

If you are fealty bored check out Tornier on YouTube. Look at the 4th video down unless younger at our wedding then you may not want to see it again. Yep! That's Mark at his national sales meeting making a fool out of himself.

God Bless and good night!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Taking a Risk

Monday, my sister posted that it was National Take a Risk Day. So I'm following her advice and thinking about taking a risk on this piece of furniture. It's about 7 years old and I'm bored with it. Thinking of painting it black. Keep in mind that I would-with Mark's help- be doing this myself. I'm not a professional nor do I want to pay one.

Should I or Shouldn't I?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

NINE



Nine years ago Ry Bray was almost 6 hours old. It's hard to believe that she has grown up this much already. I keep thinking that in 9 more years she'll be graduating from high school and it's going to fly by just as fast.

Happy Birthday to our sweet baby girl!
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