Thursday, March 4, 2010

date night

so tonight was the girl scout father daughter banquet so Ms. Leah and I went out on a date. Let me start out by saying that Bailee and her daddy looked pretty darn cute as they were getting ready to go! It was an "Alice and Wonderland" themed banquet and she wore a cutie blue dress with a white shirt under it and a headband. I am sure they had a great adventure.

Leah and I went to Payless to buy her some new shoes and then she wanted to go to Taco Bell. She put money in this thing on the counter and won a free order of cinnamon twists. It was really cute. Then, she decided we should go to Scoops-- which is a gas station that sells ice cream. She had a mint chocolate chip cone and shared my chocolate covered cherry with me. Now we are at home watching Go Diego Go and other great shows. We have had a great time visiting. I am really blessed to have the family that I have!

Hope you are doing great!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Ok, I have been wanting to start blogging again, and then my friend Jana tagged me to post 5 things you may not know about me, so I am taking this as an opportunity to start up again. 5 things... here it goes.

1. I LOVE my car heater. Sometimes my girls get too hot in the car and I turn it down, but a s soon as they leave, I put it on REALLY hot. I love it almost as much as I love my electric blanket.

2. I have recently started this crazy activity with my girls called letterboxing. We love it. You should look it up online. It has to do with rubber stamps in hidden boxes and it's sort of like a scavenger hunt. It's really a great activity.

3. I love breakfast for dinner. Tomorrow is the pancake supper at our High School and it is one of my favorite things. We also really like to have sausage and French Toast for dinner.

4. I think of my grandparents a lot. I use them as a "moral gauge" to see if I am doing the right thing. My dad's side were such practical people and my mom's side were the best example of spousal love that I have ever seen. I often wonder what they would think of my family and I think they would be pretty proud.

5. I wanted to be a teacher when I was little so that I could write on the chalkboard whenever I wanted to.

Ok, I might blog again one day soon....
I am tagging Aleesa, Shelby, and Heidi (you can just post it in my comments! :) ) and whoever else reads my blog.

Friday, October 9, 2009

here i am

Well, I was going to post some pics from my camera, but my cord is in Eric's backpack which is at school. I won't even try to update you on our life since my last post... because my last post was JUNE 11! We had a great summer though...

School year is well under way. Bailee is loving 3rd grade. Her morning teacher is her soccer coach too and is also one of her best friend's mother. Her afternoon teacher is really sweet too and a lot of fun. Bailee is also playing piano still and playing soccer. Throw in girl scouts once a month and this kid goes, but she does love it! Leah has started year 2 of dance and year one of piano and gymnastics. She thinks she is getting all grown up, and bittersweet... she is right. She really likes her Ocean Treasure Pre-k class and is learning so much. It is fun to see what she comes up with next. As for Eric, he is in the throws of marching band, of course. They have a contest this weekend and UIL next weekend. He is good... after surviving THE FLU! I can honestly say that he has not gotten sick very often in our marriage, but this one really caught him. Bailee got it too, but was able to get the tamiflu faster so she recovered quicker. I am not sure how Leah and I avoided the flu so far, but no complaints!

Ok, I will do better. ... maybe... I hope. Hope you are doing great.


Thursday, June 11, 2009


Sumer has gotten off to a great start. Eric and I are getting lots done around the house and we are having some fun a long the way. We are looking forward to our trip to Colorado and have also enjoyed doing some stuff around here.

Both girls went to VBS at the Methodist church. The theme was "Crocodile Swamp" and they had a great time. They have all sorts of fun songs that they sing.

We went to the beach with the Lewis family. That was a lot of fun. The kids had a great time at the beach and loved the waves. I will try to post the pics soon.

This week brought swim lessons for Leah. Bailee is waiting due to a case of swimmer's ear. She will take hers in July. I think she's enjoying the time home with dad while I take Leah to lessons.

Well, I just felt like I should update. I will try to add some pics, but no promises....

Friday, May 29, 2009

3 Visits!

So the past few weeks have brought 3 very nice visits!

First, Aleesa and Matt showed up and had lunch with us. It was very spur of the moment and totally made me smile for days! She called and said she was on her way and got here in time to see Bailee at lunch. Bailee was shocked and just kept staring at her and Matt. It was really, really cute. In true Aleesa/Karla style, we were able to witness a very interesting vomiting incident in the cafeteria and then we headed off to Subway and to to the park. The weather was great and we had a nice visit.

Next, my dad came up and ate lunch with Leah and I one day. My mom was out of town, so after a conversation that lasted 1 minute and 27 seconds (on my cell phone), dad and I decided that he should come up and eat. We went to his usual spot... Must Be Heaven. It was yummy of course and we had a nice visit. Leah thought it was pretty special to have some Paw Paw time!

Yesterday, my mom came to visit. It was Bailee's talent show and she decided she wanted to come hear Bailee play. I am really glad that she did. Leah had fun visiting and Bailee felt about 10 feet tall that her Gam came down to see her play. We went to bluebell afterwards. (food always involved with vists!) I had the new flavor... grooms cake and it was really rich, yummy goodness! Chocolate ice cream with chocolate cake in it and chocolate candies with strawberry filling inside. It was a lot of fun seeing my mom and a really great suprise.

Hope you are well! Come see me... we'll eat!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sleep over survival

Well, Ms. Bailee had a friend spend the night on Sunday since there was no school on Monday. I know as a mother of 2 girls, the sleep over thing is inevitable so when Bailee asked if she could have a friend over, I said yes. It turned out to be really good. Here are the highlights:
1. MC showed up and we had a good visit with her parents. She brought 2 bags of webkinz, a sleeping bag, a pillow, a bag of traditional sleep over stuff, an alarm clock, a robe, a flashlight, and her allergy medicine!
2. All 3 girls played outside at the play set and I remembered the bug spray.
3. The girls came in and played in the front room. They had important discussions that included favorite colors and Junie B Jones books. This segued into MC singing while B played piano.
4. Dinner was hotdogs. MC ate the chips... that's it and my girls wolfed down their food while they watched Tinkerbell on the Disney Channel. We had ice cream at 8:30 or so.
5. We got out every blanket we own at about 10:30ish and laid them on the floor for the big girls to sleep. They giggled out there until about 11:30 and then went and slept in B's bed.
6. UP at 6:30 to watch TV. My girls wolfed down eggs and sausage while MC ate... nothing. We managed to lose and find MC's allergy meds and they somehow managed to tear the curtain rod from the window in the process.
7. They had a great time playing until lunch and at lunch I convinced MC that she needed to eat a whole hot dog! Her dad came and took them to see NIght at the Musuem which B told me was really good... but probably Leah would be scared.

It was a really great day and we managed to survive just fine. Bailee had a blast and she had NO trouble falling asleep last night!

Hope you are well,

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Nice Weekend

I love the little window of free time amongst the walls of busy schedules that this weekend brought. We had a rare relaxing weekend for the month of May and it was really nice.

Friday I took the girls to the Maifest parade. We managed to find a nice bit of shade and watched Daddy's band and the other floats and stuff in our local 119 yearish old celebration. After that, we grabbed Sonic and headed towards Houston. (No school on Friday in Brenham for Maifest!) Last year we started a nice tradition of getting out of town and doing something fun. Last year was the Zoo and this year we decided to try the bug and butterfly exhibits at the Houston Musuem of Natrual Science. It's really nice because we get there in the afternoon when the school groups have headed back and there are no crowds! The bug exhibits were all eye level to the kids. They saw all kinds of creepy bugs and crawly creatures. There's even this place where you can stick your head in this plastic tunnel and see the roaches right at eye level! We then headed into the "Rain Forest" and saw hundreds of butterflies! It was so much fun. They kind of dive bombed all around you and for a while we just sat on a bench and watched them. THe girls loved it. I suggest the trip. Eric then dropped me off to see my friend Jonni. She is in the hospital on bed rest about to give birth to twins. It was great to see her. We topped off the night with Free Birds and my parents watched the girls while we saw Star Trek on IMAX. A good movie and a great day!

Saturday, my sweet husband helped rebuild my parent's table and helped my dad get ready for a good ol' crawfish broil. We pretty much hung out and the girls had a great time playing with my neice and nephew. Saturday night we had the whole works: stuffed grilled jalapenos, crawfish, sausage, corn, potatoes!! It was good and both girls loved crawfish. Bailee even got to where she would peel her own. The 4 kids had a blast playing in the back yard and they ran hard! They were asleep in the car before we even left my parents' street.

Sunday was Mother's Day and it started with breakfast in bed. (eggs, hashbrowns, a muffin, and a diet coke!) Such a nice start! Bailee and I went to see Earth. It was a good movie, but I am glad we didnt' take Leah. The cheetah eating the gazelle thing probably would have done her in. The lions atacking the elephant would have sent her into hysterics! NO blood, but still.... Bailee and I had a big talk about the circle of life! THe scenes were gorgeous though and we had fun watching the animals... espicially the baby ducks learning to fly. Frozen pizza for dinner that night made easy clean up!

We also have had the same morning dove come nest in our plant for the past 3 years. ON Mothers Day we noticed that her babies had hatched... twins! Fun times. Pics coming someday... maybe... argh
HOpe you are well,