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Saturday, July 26, 2008

We are home

It was a LOOOOOOOOONG trip. As usual, I got pretty sick in Louisiana. Sorry if I missed you there (but only if you actually responded to my request to get together. Those of you that didn't get a big stinking raspberry!) I have pics to share. One day. After I've slept a week or so.

Memory Meme

Stolen from Mommy to Ander and Wife to Box

1. Add a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments. I can't wait to see what people remember.It'll be fun! I tag all of y'all!

Monday, July 21, 2008


I have to say, after almost a decade of infertity, I never in my life imagined I'd see this day. Thank you God for all your blessings!


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Happy Anniversary to my sweetheart!

As usual, we are in different states for our anniversary. But our hearts are in the same place. I love this man more every day. He is an awesome father, a fantabulous husband, and one of the best friends I have ever had.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Lots of birthdays

Happy belated birthday (yesterday) to my cousin Joshua.

Happy birthday today to Kerry and to my dad.

Happy birthday tomorrow to Katie's best friend (& Kerry's son) Zachary!

6 Quirks

Marie at Naru Hodu tagged me for the Six Quirks Meme

The Rules:
  1. Link the person(s) who tagged me

  2. Mention the rules on my blog

  3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of mine

  4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them

  5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged

My Quirks:

  1. I tend to use parentheses way too much. (I mean WAAAAAAAY too much. Like every 2nd or 3rd sentence unless I go back and edit them out.)

  2. Although I am not generally very adept at or noticeful of the cleaning/household arts (especially dusting), I can not move a piece of furniture until the floor over which it is going has been thoroughly swept/mopped or vacuumed. And the wall and baseboard behind it if that is visibly dusty/dirty.

  3. I find it very difficult to make any important decisions without asking the opinion of at least 3 or 4 people I know well, love, and/or respect. I don't necessarily follow any of their advice. But for some reason, just knowing it seems to be helpful in my ability to come to a final decision. (This one drives my husband crazy. Because one of his quirks is he thinks he is always right, and gets highly offended if I don't follow his advice. He isn't [always right], but life is generally easier when I can let him think he is.)

  4. New electronic toys excite me way too much. To the point that I will waste time online reading about them/drooling over them when I know I can't afford them AND don't need them.

  5. I can not follow a regular timed schedule. Despite the last 6-7 years of desperately trying to. And all the mental beating-up I and the rest of the scheduled world subject me to over this inability.

  6. I despise disposable plates. They totally ruin the eating experience for me. Plus there is the guilt of putting it all in the landfill, just because someone was too lazy to stick a few extra plates in their dishwasher.

I'm tagging

  1. Kristy at Giftie Etcetera

  2. Elle at elle, phd

  3. Kerry at whiny baby tales

  4. Aunt Sharon at Shawkin

  5. Frog at Random frog thoughts...

  6. Mamaebeth at Mamaebeth

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Family Portraits

We had McKenna Hubbs of More Than One Moment Photography photograph us this year. It turned out much nicer than last year, trying to rush from behind a self-timed camera and having nobody to get the littles' attention.

Mom & Dad

Our family; John's family

Jena's family (missing Greg & Paige), Julie's family

Group photo, Grandkid photo

Kid photo, Grampy and his dogs

Visiting friends

While we were in TX, we got to visit my old high school dance-partner-in-crime, and also college roommate for a while, Katharine. (Everytime I would say her name, Katie would yell "I'm Katherine! I'm Katherine! I'm Katherine!) She has 3 kids. Ameer is 4, Halah is almost 2, and Adam is just 4 weeks old. We were really happy to visit, even though it was really short. But they only live about 20 or 30 minutes from Grammy & Grampy, so we will hopefully see them again when we pass through there. Here are some pics from the visit.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Off on another great adventure

We're leaving DFW and heading south to Austin to party with Aunt Chicken & her family. I have photos to post but every time I've had 10 minutes to do it, my brother has been playing poker on my computer. Hope I can get to them soon...

Happy belated birthday to my mother-in-law (6th), her mother-in-law (7th), and her daughter/my sister-in-law (9th).

Thursday, July 03, 2008


We are having a great time here at Grammy & Grampy's new house in Euless, TX! The whole family (except TJ) is here. It is crowded, but very nice. John's family is staying with Jena, who is all of 5 minutes north of us. We are staying at Grammy & Grampy's. Julie lives about 45 minutes from here. She is working this week, but will be with us this weekend and next week.

I am usually too busy having fun (or helping unpack) to remember to take pictures, but here are a few that I did manage to take:

Katie loves to show off her photo album to anyone who will look at it. Here she is showing it to Uncle John, and then Grammy. (She previously avoided Grammy, but I guess showing off her pictures was more important than playing shy.)

Grammy & Grampy have cable. The kids are excited to be able to watch NickJr on a real (big!) TV instead of a little square on a computer screen. And to watch Playhouse Disney shows instead of just playing the online games.

Uncle John's kids, cousins Jonathon (14), Jenna (12), & Rachel (10)

Grampy at his new computer station

Sammy took this picture of Daddy (who is about 2 weeks past badly in need of a haircut!). Pretty good aim!

Brooke, Lance, Rachel, Jenna, & Sammy playing our new Ladybug Game

I guess cable is not so great after all. Sometimes what you want to watch isn't on when you want to watch it. Lance and Katie watching Dora the Exporer on my computer.

The newest cousin, baby Lilly, almost 6m old (and only about 4 lbs lighter than Katie)!