Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1st Day of School

Can't believe another school year has started. This post will be full of pictures but short on explanations! I'm exhausted and still need to do my homework not to mention a few more loads of laundry. Feel sorry for me yet? :)
Kansas is in 6th grade now so she gets to have a locker!! She was so excited to decorate it with all the stuff we got. Too bad she was not interested in getting her picture taken!
See....I told you she didn't want her picture taken! :) It's a good thing her teacher, Mr. Gaul is about as goofy as they get! :)
Logan about ran down the hall to get to his class.
He went straight to his cubby and put his backpack and lunch up like a good boy (let's hope he can do it on day 2 also).
And I know that look's the "STOP TAKING PICTURES" look.
But he went ahead and let me take one more with his teacher, Ms. Gallo.
Last but not least, my big, 4th grader Trinity.

She is excited for the new school year and has already asked her teacher, Ms. Lalani for extra credit work! That's my girl!! :) I am looking forward to another great school year. Now off to do my homework!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lucky # 13

It's hard to believe Gene and I are celebrating 13 years of marriage! As everyone that is married or has been married knows, it isn't always easy.
There are times that you just want to kick em in the shin or tell em to go for a swim. ;) wink wink... When you add the stress of life....the busy schedules....the needs of your children, it is hard to remember that it started with just the two of you falling in love.

Although we may not always agree on things :) I am thankful God blessed me with a wonderful husband. I look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with you babe. Happy 13th!!

I'd Marry You Again

With tiny tears that glistened, my eyes were fixed on you, and thinking of the life we'd share we softly said "I do". Our hearts were knit together from the time we first met, and memories were gathered that we never will forget. While daily living life with you, you saw the real me, and still you chose acceptance, a lifelong mystery. With many happy times gone by and others when we cried, some days we'd share so endlessly, while other days we'd hide. With all the ups and downs we've had in learning to be friends, I know that in this heart of mine,
I'd marry you again.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Preseason 904

Ok so maybe 904 preseasons for me is a tad bit of an exaggeration but at my age, it sure seems like I've been doing this forever! I found my shirt at the UA outlet while shopping with my sister, Mill. Of course I had to get's PINK!! :) Last week began two-a-days and my body is feeling it. I have been participating in different drills with my kids and of course I can't not hit the floor!

Thank goodness I have my own personal foot massager at home. Too bad he stops pampering me after 30 seconds! :) After coming off such a great season last year, I am hopeful to have success again obviously! I am thankful for the wonderful coaches that I have helping me and the great kids that I am blessed to coach. Here's to the 2011 season.....GO SAINTS!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

So Long Summer

My summer is officially over but I get to start the 2011-12 school year with a new ride...YIPEE!! We found a great deal at Bailey Auto Plaza and we are the new owners of a Ford Expedition.
Now most of you know that I would love to own a big, Chevy truck one day but I am beyond exited about my new Ford. It is the perfect size for our family and it drives just like a truck!! The day after we got it, I took it down to Houston to see my family. I had to stop off at the farm to see my dad who was there getting cattle ready to sell.
We are in a drought so some of them have to go. This one peaking around the corner got to stay though. :) GOT CUBES? :)
As soon as I drove up, they all started looking at me hoping I had some cubes for them to eat. :( Poor things...I sure hope they get some rain soon.
After the farm, we headed to get my sister, Jessica and then our final destination was my sister, Mill's house. Logan and Stephen were excited to see each other.
My sweet, Goddaughter, Kendall is walking now and she just keeps getting cuter the older she gets. I loved getting snuggle time with her.
All the grandkids but one. Of course we are missing the teenager. He had "other" things to do...hmmm.
Mom and her girls...
Nana decided she would try on Kendall's bow. Notice the lipstick mark on my sweet niece's cheek. It's hard to resist those chubby things...too cute!!
Nana and her two other granddaughters. Trinity is trying to imitate my mom's mad face. :)
Later that day, my baby sister, Megan and her boyfriend Zach joined us. It was so good to see her!!
I am so proud of the beautiful, young woman she has become.
I'm not the only one that couldn't get enough snuggle time.....Logan loves his cousin. :)

Our trip to Houston was a short one cause we wanted to make it back home to see Gene. He has been traveling with basketball and we had to be there when he arrived. Since he hadn't seen the car yet, I had my little helper help me wash it. Going down the dirt road to the farm messed up the lovely detail job the dealership did for me. :) It was worth it though to see my dad.

Well summer is over for me and my volleyball season has begun. I hope to be able to post every so often throughout my season. I am getting closer to the finish line with my Masters. Definitely looking forward to completing that!! I had a great summer of 2011 and thank God for all the blessing he bestowed upon me and my family. Hope everyone has a great 2011-12 school year!