Friday, January 30, 2009


So this is the one I sent in. I cropped it a bit so that some of the background is gone and it's more of his face... :) but, I took this this morning and fell in love with it.

I shall write more later but right now, a glass of wine and CSI from Thursday awaits. :)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cold... brrrrrr

So, we are going through a bit of a cold spell. Cold spell, I say... it was 17 degrees when I awoke yesterday morning to a nice sheen of ice on my driveway. It took until 12:00 to even get up to 32 degrees... this is so not Texas weather. Well, not that I am used to. :)

So, we had a snow day. Joe and I did anyway... Jason had to come in half way through the day... I say HAD to but really it was a matter of choosing to. He figured it was a good day to work on cleaning the office and really, I couldn't agree more. He put together his to do lists... even put one together for me... thank you hunny! ;)

But Joe and I... well we only went a wee bit stir crazy with each other... but we watched some wiggles... he napped (I worked on defensive driving)... we played, we destructed things (is that a word?) and we enjoyed each other. My hubby mentioned that it seems like I am getting frustrated with Joey more lately. I don't think I am getting more frustrated with him... I *am* tired but that's only from 20 month's of lack of sleep... but I can't think of a more adorable human being than my little one. His smiles make me smile. His giggles are like champagne... full of bubbles and you just can't get enough... and well, his mischievousness... his fearlessness... I think I am just not very good at thinking of new things to keep him occupied.

This morning, Joe is in my bedroom walking into the bathroom and he turns around and does the sign language for cold. It was so cute... he tucks his little shoulders up to his ears and shivers. I said... are you cold? He looks at me and goes... bRRRRR. He wasn't really cold but he knows the sign. :) Too cute!

He fell on Sunday and we had to take him to the ER for the first time. He has always been a climber. He climbs on chairs. He climbs on couches. He climbs on me. He just loves to climb. And he climbed and he fell... hitting his head on the little kids table behind him on the way down. Off to the ER we went... an hour, some super glue and a whiney achy baby later... we are doing our darnedest to keep him off the chairs so that we don't have a repeat performance. Although I am quite sure that we should go ahead now and get the frequent flier card. ;)

Mom and dad are coming in this weekend... because on Tuesday we leave for World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Just Jason and I are going... mom and dad are going to watch Joe and the business... not sure what we will come home to... :) as for the toddler, the grandparents or the business. Ha! But, whatever it is... WE will be rested and will have had some time to spend with just each other... so I am very much looking forward to that. We are even entertaining some customers each evening (except for one when I get to spend time with my dear friend Isabelle and her two adorable boys).

I am so excited for the superbowl. and I am excited that my parents are going to be here for it. You see I am a HUGE Steelers fan. :) We grew up in Pittsburgh (among other places) and although it took me awhile to catch on to football, I now very much enjoy it! :) I thought about having a superbowl party but my hubby convinced me that to do so would be putting stress on myself right before we leave for vegas... and we are prone to big blow ups anyway before traveling. :-D
So, no superbowl party but good family and good food and hopefully a good game! :) anyone want a good friendly BET? :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

So apparently, it has to be taken within the last 30 days...

So... with this new batch of pictures... which one, if any, do you like this time? I know, I know... I am one big pain in the butt... but I appreciate it. :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Need your opinion

I am going to enter MY cutest baby in all the world to Regis and Kelly's most beautiful baby search. :) Now, I know I know... I am a bit biased but hey... you can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket!

And I could win $125,000 towards his college! :)
Now, the pictures cannot be taken professionally... so it is up to me and my other picture takers... but so far, which one would you choose? It can be of the following or it can be of any others you remember or see.

:) Which one do you like best?

Monday, January 12, 2009

What do you do?

I inadvertently hurt a dear friends feelings last week and I don't know what to do about it. It's eating me up and I hate that I can't just fitz it.

I have this problem where I just like to be friends with everyone or rather have everyone like me which means that I am most likely not a good friend to anyone. I had this problem in my past and lost a dear friend because of it. And this continues to hurt me almost a year later.

So, you would think that I would have learned my lesson. But no.

So, if you are reading this... Kasey... I am very very sorry!

Friday, January 9, 2009

I really got nuffin

To say... but it's been awhile since I have posted anything so I thought I should post something. :)

Life has been (blessedly) boring. Time taken up with Joey mostly (as Jason was hunting and then in Houston til Wednesday)... but the rest of it with work and then Jason. :)

We are staying home this weekend and don't really know what to do with ourselves. I have a friend coming in tomorrow on her way through town to get to Kansas where she is moving... (twit... j/k) What am I saying? She's moving but I already moved.

I don't feel like a DFWian... I still feel like a Houstonian visiting.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

"Ice" and fingerpainting... a picture recap. :)

My inlaws came for a visit on Christmas day and we had such a wonderful time. I got to go shopping with my mother in law and then on Saturday, we went to the "Ice" display at the Gaylord Texan up in Grapevine, Tx. All of us, except Joe, who was asleep through most of it and woke up to a sea of blue... had a wonderful time. :)
I think my father in law was cold... you?

This was an actual ice slide. I was so sad... the line was just too long to get to go down it. Next year! Next year... YOU ARE MINE!
The almost before shot of fingerpainting. I decided when I got home yesterday from our playdate that we would do some fingerpainting. I had gotten the idea from my sister in law to use vanilla pudding and food coloring. GREAT idea. Edible. :) I made the pudding per the instructions SO I thought... and when it didn't set up... I re read them.. OH SHIT (sorry) it's supposed to be made with MILK and not WATER. Darn! Into the disposal it goes. Hmmmmm... what ELSE can I use?
What about that red velvet cheesecake batter I have leftover and some blue and pink yogurt? PERFECT! Joe seemed to have a blast and I got some great new thank you notes done! HA!

and then the after's... :)
so much fun, Mommy!
Really? WOW!
I am just so stinkin pleased with myself.
and the real after. :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Year in Review

Happy New Years 2008!

February: Our first plane ride to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

March: Happy Easter!

March: We learned to crawl AND play in the dog bowl! fun times!

April: I went to Chuck E Cheese's with one of my girlfriends, Anna!

May: Got my hair cut off!

May: Joe's first birthday and my 34th birthday! Where did the time go?
June: Found a house in Fort Worth

July: Wonderful parent/sister trip to Europe. It was spectacular. Would have been better if my husband had been with me though.

July 30: Moving truck came.

August 1: Moved INTO our new house.

August: My friend Julie and her kids came to visit. Shut her arm in the car door and broke it.
Welcome to MY house. :(

September: RIP my beloved Frankie! You are missed EVERY single day!

September: Hurricane Ike brought some wonderful evacuees. What fun we had!

September: Hurricane Ike also brought Jason a totaled truck and a new Yukon.

October: A girls trip to Austin.

October: our 3rd Anniversary and our wonderful in laws watched Joe.

November: Wonderful Girls trip to Galveston. Oh yeah and I dyed my hair brunette. Who says that blondes have more fun?

December: Family pictures. What a wonderful family I have.


It's been a year full of changes and a year full of growth. I wonder what 2009 will bring. Whatever it is... I hope that we continue to be blessed and to take each hardship and new challenge as the lessons they are intended to be. I pray that my family continues to be healthy and happy. And I hope that all those that we care about have the best year that they can! :)

Happy 2009 all!