Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

As the daughter of a Navy man and the love of a Marine I know the importance of remembering the individuals that sacrifice for our freedom.  We are so blessed to live in this country and I am so thankful for everything the military fights for.

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That is me as a little girl with my mom and dad.  My dad was about to receive his medals for his service in the war.

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This is my mom pinning my dad.

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And this is me all grown up with my dad Smile  I guess it was only fitting that I grow up and fall in love with a Marine…Ha! (since my dad is a Navy guy) It makes for interesting conversation at holidays!

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And of course why wouldn’t we own a dog named Semper Fi (he is another story for another day)

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Kristin

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tornados

I'm not sure where yall live, but we live in North Texas and have had a lot of Tornado scares this year. We have taken cover at least 6 times in my itty bitty hall closet. My house does not have a storm shelter nor do we have a good please to hide, so this closet is what we use.


(yes that is my cheerleading jacket in my closet from HS, FYI I graduated in 97)haha

 

It’s usually just me and my kids, because my husband “thinks” he is a storm chaser and needs to be outside watching it. He assures me when he hears the loud noise approaching our house he will run for shelter. I have been really nervous this year especially after the horrific storms that went through Alabama and Missouri. So after hearing all the talk on Monday about how Tuesday would be another day for big storms to pass through, made me worry all day. And boy were they right about it! We took cover 3 different times, and all 3 times my husband was playing tornado chaser.  ;)  When my TV and internet went out, all I had to check over and over was Facebook. Let me tell you my heart dropped when I saw a picture of a Tornado that a friend of mine that lives about 2 blocks away had posted. Luckily it never touched down, but I was really worried. Me and the kiddos waited in the closed for a while and I figured everything was ok or my hubs would have came a running. So we got out and I went outside to take a look, and Thanks to the storm chaser I married we have footage of the storm and a bunch of pictures. I could imagine what all these people are going through after being hit by a HUGE tornado when I was scared for my life just seeing this small thing that didn’t even hit ground. I am seriously wanting to look into some kind of shelter for my house!
Here are a few of the pictures we storm chaser took during all this hoop-la.



My heart goes out to all the families that were affected by these storms, and thankful to have my family and friends safe.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Prom was Perfect for him

Do you remember my post about my son asking his date to prom and how much fun we had sneaking over in the middle of the night to give her a big surprise for the morning?  Well I’m happy to say that she said yes and prom was this past weekend and the kids had a blast!

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Cole and his girlfriend Tristynn looked so great!

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The theme of Prom this year was neon so they had fun with Cole’s socks and fun sunglasses…….LOVE IT!

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I guess you have to let them grow up some time.  I have one more year with Cole at home.  He will be a senior next year and then he will be off to college.  I have no doubt that year is going to go soooo fast, so I am going to savor every moment that I get to spend with him.

Kristin

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Do you see something new????

We are so EXCITED to get our new blog design installed.  If you are following us on google reader click on our blog and take a look.  What do you think?  We love it!!

 Lauren at  www.designerblogs.com designed our blog for us.  She was great to work with and very fast once it got started.   If you don't see our signatures now, you will soon. (we were trying to decide on a font)


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Home for the weekend

This weekend we went to my home town  for  my cousin and her husband’s  graduation from college.  I was so excited for her to finally get to open her gift.  I have been wanting to post about it on here, but I think she reads this blog sometimes, and I didn’t want to ruin the surprise.  I am in  LOVE with Subway art.  I thought that would be a perfect gift for them since they are already married, and have a child.  I found Word Whipped on Etsy, and loved all her stuff.   I picked out a sign that she had on her site and had her put their last name and MSU(college they graduated from) to make it custom for them.

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Now I want one for myself.   I could probably make my own, but  would rather buy from her, and get it done faster. Winking smile  They also have a Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/wordwhipped

 

Here is a few pictures from this weekend!

Congratulations Rhoden family.

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Love this picture! 

My cousins little boy and mine.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother’s Day Weekend

I had a great Mother’s Day!  Unfortunately, I was not able to go home and see my mom on Mothers day, but planning a trip up there this weekend.  When I picked Carson up from school on Tuesday he had a present for me, and was begging for me to open it, and not wait till Sunday.  So as soon as we walked through the door, I had to stop everything and open his present.  He was so Excited!

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And this is what was inside!  Foot soak crystals that they made in class, and a jar of notes of why his mom is special.

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We took each note out and read them all.  It was so sweet and I just love my gift.

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On Friday his little pre-school had muffins with mom.  We got to eat breakfast together and he gave me a rose. (and it is still alive)  YAY

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It was a nice weekend because we didn’t have a lot planned.   We worked on projects around the house and yard, Carson had his last soccer game of the season, and we rested.  On Sunday, I got to sleep in and then was showered with gifts from the kids.  Faith was dying to give me my card.  It was about 2 feet tall and she picked out and bought it on her own.(I'm pretty sure she liked it because it said freakin, and she knows we don’t let her say that)  It was a funny card and so true.

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Then they gave me my gifts.  Some pretty tulips, WIK candles for my burner, dark chocolate, and a gift card to the coffee shop that I love to go to.

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Then I finished my Mother’s Day off with a pedicure and manicure.  It’s just what I needed.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day or got to spend the day with their mother.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother’s Day for me!

Mother’s Day came early for me this year!  I got home from work on Thursday to find my studs car in the driveway at three in the afternoon.  I was excited he was there and not at work, so when I walked in I was greeted with a beautiful bouquet of Tulips…my favorite!

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I would have been thrilled with just that but my sweet sweet hunnee bought me all new leather chairs for the kitchen table that I have been dying to have!!!!  I am beyond excited!!!!

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I am so truly blessed to have such a wonderful family and I am so thankful for being given the gift of being their mom.  My life would not be complete without them.

I also want to wish my beautiful Mom, sister and sister in law a wonderful Mother’s Day!  My sister in law is having an awesome Mother’s Day, she is in Vegas!!!  And we are keeping my sweet little niece for them…..love her!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Busy weekend here

Friday night me and Kristin went to Uptown Dallas to meet some fellow blog friends for dinner.  I only knew  stalk their blog daily 2 girls that I follow.  And when I say know them, I mean only through a computer. But we wanted to go, so we could  meet some  NEW  bloggers.  We went to eat at Mattitos and it was pretty darn good.  We finally got to meet these 2 girls that we follow and whom hosted a giveaway for us!

http://the-laughlins.blogspot.com     and     http://www.alyblogs.com/

They were so sweet!!!

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There were a lot of girls at dinner so we didn’t get to talk and meet everyone, but here is a few of the bloggers that were there.

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We meet a girl named Carolina that sat down on our end of the table.  She was really nice and didn’t know anyone either, and we got to hang with her and share chips and salsa. (which was spicy)Winking smile

 

http://midulcevida.wordpress.com/

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They were planning to go out afterwards, but me and Kristin decided to drive back home.  We didn’t want to be on the Highway really late. (with all the crazies out there)  We are really glad we went and had a great time.  It’s really funny how you follow peoples lives daily, but have never meet them.  Some peeps might think that’s weird, but I enjoy it and learn so much from others!

 

When I got home that night my hubby was having a block party without me.  We have been hanging out with our neighbors a lot more lately, and I love just sitting out side, eating, talking, drinking and having a good old time.

 

Saturday night I hosted Bunko at my house.  I have so much fun when I play, it’s not just for old people. haha  People tease me all the time about playing.  But actually the girls that I play with are all in their 20’s and 30’s.  I didn’t get a picture of this night, but my husband told me that night that we were LOUD.  He was working out in the yard and he could hear us yelling and screaming.  Maybe it was the Beeritas that I made????

 

Do any of yall play Bunko?? 

I hope everyone had a great weekend.