Thursday, March 31, 2011

Shall We Try Soccer?

All I heard from Hallie last season was...

"Sign me up for soccer! When are you going to sign me up for soccer?

Have you signed me up for soccer yet?!"

I signed her up for soccer, she is now a PUMA.

This is her "PUMA signal" to me more than a couple of times during each game:

That means 2 things: "What time is it? and How much longer?"

Maybe we'll try some chess next season!?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Happy Birthday to my dad!
The best husband of 45 years to my mother, the best dad a girl like me could ask for, and the funniest Papa my girls could be blessed with!

Enjoy this special day dad!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

MO Monday!

Three things MO loves the most:

Standing on Abby.

Sitting on anyone.


Sneaking Jelly Beans!

Friday, March 25, 2011


Poor MO.

Getting an earful
of yip, yip, yip, yip
from the little BOSS this morning!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Gaylord Good Time!

Our Spring Break Finale was spent at the Gaylord in Grapevine!

What a great time we had!

First, Glen surprised the girls with a shopping spree and then we headed off to the hotel for a night of fun!

We walked around the beautiful hotel, taking in all the scenery....

got some pictures drawn of the girls,

had a yummy dinner on the "Riverwalk", it felt just like we were in San Antonio!

Then we went to the room to...

jump on the beds, watch a movie, and eat a ton of desserts!

It was a fantastic ending to a fantastic Spring Break 2011!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Goodbye Rehab.

Friday night everyone said an official goodbye to Harris HEB's Inpatient Rehab. After working there for 8 years, I said my personal goodbye about a year ago, when I felt it was time for me to move on. HEB closed the doors to Rehab a couple of weeks ago, leaving many of my friends there without a job. We had a nice dinner together at On The Border,
the official "Farewell To Rehab" party.

I wish all of my Rehab friends many blessings on their new beginnings!

Monday, March 21, 2011

MO Monday

Mo turned 4 months old last Friday.

We celebrated with some ball chasing and a bath! We love this big kahuna, but he sure is taking over the house!

You know its getting bad when you have to start putting the furniture up on the kitchen counters! He kept just shredding the top of this poor stool, this was the only safe place that I could find!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Trip Back in Time and to the VANS Store!

Today we delivered the maternity pics that I took this weekend to the expectant mama! Hope she LOVES them! Here's a sneak peek.....

Then it was off to IHOP for lunch with a hysterically funny friend who kept us laughing and we also took a trip back to the 70's--80's....
Do you remember the FOTOMAT?

I'm tellin ya.....that used to be my DREAM JOB! I would've LOVED to sit in that little booth all day long and take people's film that was in that little envelope. Didn't it take like a week then to get your pictures back? I remember when they carted off the FOTOMAT that sat on HWY 26 across the street from North Hills Mall (Sanger Harris, anyone?!).......I was really sad and it was then I knew I had to find a new dream job.

We did some shopping to walk off the delicious IHOP, and counted the people wearing green...quite alot I might add!
Riley's one big purchase on her wish list was to get a pair of VANS! HELLO!? CHECKERED VANS!! 1980! She was NOT amused, but I sure was and how excited was I when she picked these babies!?......................

I heart the 80's!!!! and I MISS the FOTOMAT!!

Happy St. Patrick's DAY!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

We started off in an AUTOMOBILE....
traveling to the AIRPORT......
to catch a BUS.....

to catch another BUS......

that took us to the TRAIN station.......

that took us to Dallas.

We had so much fun on our day trip with Mom & Dad that included a fabulous lunch, a walk around the West End, and a visit to the 6th Floor Museum & the "famous" Grassy Knoll.

After our exciting afternoon, it was back on the TRAIN, to get on the BUS, that took us to the other BUS, that drove us to the AIRPORT, to get in our AUTOMOBILE and take it back home!

Thanks Mom & Dad for a GREAT day and my very 1st TRAIN ride!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Break KickOff 2011!

Spring Break 2011 has started off with lots of fun!
First a photoshoot with my pregnant adorable friend......
Dinner and a card game with good friends....
the losers ended up doing lots of push-ups!
Then it was off to do some ice skating! I haven't been on ice skates in like 12 years, but my friend and I lasted longer than the kids!!
Ah, yes! Just like ridin' a bike!!

Except that sadly, I'm so sore today, I can barely walk!

Happy Spring Break!!

Hope everyone is having FUN!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mo Monday

Here is what Mo thinks about the tabloids......
Charlie Sheen!

This week Mo ate a dum-dum sucker stick, an In-Touch Magazine, a volleyball, and $3.00.He more like shredded the magazine (see above) and volleyball, I would hate to see him swallow a volleyball whole, BUT I bet in a couple of more weeks, he just might be able to!

He also got to take a trip to the vet for some routine shots and the regular "temp taking"......woweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! His one little EYE got as big as a saucer when that thing went his tailpipe!

He did great, and got a glowing report, with the exception of the result from a skin scrape that showed he has "mites"....................then this conversation came next:
Vet: "Yep, he has mites."
Me: "MITES!! WHAT?!"
Vet: "Yes, you'll need to bring him in every week for the next couple of months to be dipped." cha-ching!!
Me (wildly scratching my head): "Go back...MITES!? Can I catch them?"
Vet: "No."
Me: "Can my other dog get them?"
Vet: "No, all dogs have them."
Me (by this time...wildly scratching my head & neck) : "WHAT?!"
Vet: "Yep, even you & I have them."
Hallie (apparently the SMARTEST person in the room): "Aren't those just called germs?"
Vet: "Sort of like that."

I'm thinking that probably won't happen, we'll just stay home, save some money, and enjoy EACH OTHER'S MITES.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Lemonade Stand!

My lemon and lime trees are blooming! They smell WONDERFUL!! By this summer I should be saying...
"Lemonade to the LEFT and Ritas to the RIGHT!"

Friday, March 11, 2011


is what I told Hallie after she ROCKED her solo part in her Honor Choir performance! So proud of her for even trying out for the part! I have always secretly wanted to be an amazing singer on stage (you see, how I tried very hard to dress like Hallie...she did make me go and change my black pants, saying that "was just a bit too much!"..haha! It WAS REALLY just a coincidence)...but.....sadly, I can't sing....and would never have the guts to get up and even try! So I am so proud of her for DOING IT! and DOING IT WELL!
Way to Go my little SUPERSTAR!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Instruction Manual

I have 3 photoshoots in my near future!! I'm so excited! One with a pregnant friend, a family, and a 3 year old!
I think it's about time to move off of the safe "little green rectangle" mode and learn the more "advanced" modes that my fun camera has to offer!
I searched and dug and searched some more and found this............
the DREADED handbook!
I gotta get to reading, I'm not a very good instruction follower!
Wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Prayer Requests....

I came across two blogs this past week through another blog that I follow and these moms have been so heavy on my heart and their precious babies in my prayers. I do not know these families or even know where they live, but their stories of unbelievable faith during the darkest, most horrible nightmare any mother could face are truly inspiring. I promise that after you read their stories you will hug your children tighter, have a little more patience, and believe in the God that I know is the only one who could carry someone through the pain that they are experiencing. Please keep these families in your prayers.

Just click on the button on the sidebar to read their incredible stories.

"Another Day Stronger" and "Pray for Lucy"

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mo Monday!

Welcome to the 1st MO MONDAY!
Seems like forever ago since Mo was under that Christmas tree!
Then he was 4 weeks old and 4lbs.
Now he is 14 weeks and 30lbs!
He likes to chase wiffle balls and tennis balls.
He like to eat anything and everything....
breath mints
wooden spoons
plastic spoons
turkey basters
pillow stuffing
hoodie strings
Abby's food
pretty much anything not nailed down!

He gets up about 2 times a night to go outside and do his business.
He still likes to sleep under our bed, probably not much longer though, as
our bed already kind of goes bumpity, bump, bump when he crawls under it.
Poor little Abby still does not like nor accept Mo as a part of the family.
He likes to SIT on her.

But we love this big hunk of chocolate
we are so happy that he is a part of our family!Stay tuned for more MO MONDAYS as I track Mo's wild adventures!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Got these sweet feet signed up for High School.
That makes my heart ache a little bit.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Loogie Head!

Is what I'm calling Glen after his little head vs door accident the other day at work.

It's healing nicely, but looks like someone spit a giant snot-ball off the roof of a building and hit Glen smack in the middle of his head.