Monday, June 22, 2009


Joe is quite possibly obsessed with the riding lawn mower. He woke up saying NONNER! He went to bed saying NONNER! rolled over in the middle of the night and said... you guess it... NONNER! and then went back to sleep. He was so funny! If Jason wasn't riding him around on the riding mower, then Big Daddy had to be. I just sat with him.. I don't know how to run it (by design) so... we just sat. At first Jackson was okay riding side by side in the jeep but then he, too, had to be in the middle of it.

Joe had such a great time with his cousin. So much so that he couldn't sleep. He woke up at 6:00 am both mornings and barely could contain himself to take a nap. When he wasn't screaming for the NONNER he was screaming for JACK!

My mother in law planted this gorgeous basil plant in this big ole pot... and look at it! I thought MY basil was doing well. MAN oh man... it's HUGE!

Jackson did convince Joe to go for a ride in the jeep too. :)
Joe was so exhausted when we finally left yesterday that he slept the ENTIRE way home. All three and a half hours. He has NEVER done that. Too too funny! Oh.. and guess what his first word waking up was? Bet you can't guess...... :)

Thanks Bebe (Beebs as Jack calls her) and Big Daddy for a great weekend! :)

Swimming in what could quite possibly be the prettiest pool!

Fathers Day weekend in Lufkin

My nephew Peyton, 7 month's old.


Here's your paci!

YAY water!

diving... in a one foot pool!

yay! water!

Does this diaper make me look fat?

smile! NO!

"I"... "LOVE" (signing) "YOU!"

"k... I'm done" :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The adorable Oliver

So my dear friend, Amber, had her beautiful son the end of May. :) She didn't name him until... oh... several days in. :) But his name is Oliver Robin and I think he is adorable. I planned on going into houston this past weekend for the soul purpose of meeting him and I am so glad. Although, as I told Amber... she's like a potato chip. I can't just have one. I am fine, until I see her and then I realize how much I have missed her. Missed her humor. Missed her spunkiness and just plain miss her. So, Amber, I enjoyed spending this time with you! Thank you for sharing Ollie with me.

I love those lips!

Got a little smirk out of him. Yes, I know... gas.

there is NOTHING like baby hands. Amber says they are just like hers.

Mama love

will YOU quit using that darned flash!

Some cute little bedroom creatures.

Yes... that's a lot of prints going on. :)

Yes... I'm cute!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tired of no progress

So, back in like August of last year, my friend Charity talked me into joining her in doing boot camp. I was thinking okay... how bad can it be? Oh yeah... then she tells me... it's at 5:45 AM... good Lord woman! Don't you know that no normal human being gets up that early??? at least no self respecting mom I know... :) I keed... I keed.

So, I think it was back in September or October, I agreed to join. I started waking my tuckus up at 5:05 am on Mondays and Fridays to go to TCU campus and get my butt kicked! And I when I first started I couldn't run for shit nothin! And over time, I have gotten to where I can complete most of the running exercises and again... most of them without wanting to kick our handsome instructors in the keel over gasping for the last breath I have in my body.

I have seen an amazing amount of improvement in my overall fitness level. And by having instructors... it makes sure that I go. Then again, I am known to obsess about things... who me?

However, I am not losing that damn baby fat. It became apparent to me, oh okay... my mom told me so, that my boot camp was great but not doing all that much to achieve that bikini body I want. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... okay... first off, I don't want the boobs. I just don't want MINE to be staring at the ground. And I know, I know... the chances of me looking like THIS are about as good as me hopping on a private jet bound for Cap Ferrat to my lovely beach house overlooking the Mediterranean with ten of my closest friends.

I digress...

So, this week I decided (after seeing a picture of myself in a photobooth at a wedding) that it was time to do something about it. So.... I joined

Yep... I did it. It's only online but so far... it's kind of fun. I had NO idea how much I snacked and I had no idea how badly I was eating. So... I have been reduced to tears given 19 points a day and 35 "flex points". And you get extra points by exercising. And I have not used my flex points nor have I used my exercise points. This had BETTER work. :-D

The food is actually okay though because it's real food. Today for lunch I had half a sweet potato and half an avocado. This might not sound good to most of you, but I enjoyed it. Yesterday I had a six inch turkey sub and harvest cheddar sun chips with an apple as dessert. :) so not bad!

So... mouth stapled fingers crossed this will finally do the trick and kick my body back into some semblance of shape. :)

Now granted... these pictures were back in ... oh 2001! he he he... but I want to be THIS skinny again. Sad thing is that I didn't think I was skinny then. Oh... how delusioned I was. :-D

Good thing is... I loved that life but wouldn't trade the current one for anything! Anything in the world.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

sometimes you just don't have much to say....

For some reason.. I haven't had a lot to say lately. Life is life and it's just going. :) Joe continues to be such a joy... and growing so big. His vocabulary is growing by the second and he's just... well... fun. :)

I took these pictures last night hoping for something super cute. I didn't end up with anything spectacular but they tickle my funny bone. :)

You want me to root for the Texas Rangers???

I was playing with my camera and making a background fuzzy... not bad, huh? :)