Monday, October 31, 2011

Athena and Pocahantas take on The Hulk

In the right corner (of the bedroom) you have the scary and intimidating never cleans his room, HULK LOGAN. Kansas was quick to point out that "your face is brown and your arms are white". :)

In the same corner of the bedroom we have the beautiful,chatty and also never cleans her room, Princess Athena.

And since this is the prettiest corner of the room....we once again have Pocahantas. She looks about 9ft tall and thankfully she does clean her room. At least one of my children inherited my cleanliness!

Despite his muscles Hulk Logan was defeated by Princess Athena (who looks like she is trying to protect her brother's jewels in this picture ;) and Pocahantas. Hope you enjoyed the Wattsamania 2011. Feel free to stop by anytime to see actual fighting between the 3. That happens on a daily basis minus the costumes!! :) Hope everyone stays safe out there on this crazy day of the year!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Reunited and It Feels So Good....UTA VOLLEYBALL BABY!!

This past week was just another busy week for me. It was Homecoming, Senior Night, and I had a 5 page paper due for my class. Even though I had to write my paper twice(yes it didn't save for some reason the first time) I had my UTA Volleyball Reunion to look forward to on Saturday. Knowing that I would get to see my old teammates definitely got me through all the other craziness! These beautiful women are so special to me and I love getting together and rehashing our good ol' college days! GO HOME SMELLY! :)
We all met at Texas Hall where we played so many matches back in the day. It's the infamous court on a stage.
Tina actually still has a pair of socks that were issued to us back in college....good times! :) The gorgeous lady sitting next to her is Toni who recruited us all to UTA.
One of the neat things about the UTA reunions is we get to meet players who played before or after us.....ok mostly after us! :) Although we may not have ever played a game with them (because some were only 2 years old at the time :) we still all have a bond!
The old ladies....:) I still think we are rockin it though huh! :) Those women are wonderful wives and moms now and I am blessed to call them my dear friends.
Tina reliving her glory days....don't worry.....she usually didn't play outside of the court! :) I think that is the first time she actually hit the floor and didn't leave it sopping wet! That girlie could sweat!! :)
Me with some of my younger teammates. UTA doesn't realize how lucky they are to have such great people representing their Alumni. These girls are awesome!! Thanks to Harris (Jennifer Harris Cross) for putting this together and making us some rad, old-school CD's!!
After the game went to Grease Monkey in Arlington to watch the Rangers and catch up on some good laughs. One of our teammates, Mandy and her hubby are part-owners. The place is such a cool joint. If you are in the Arlington area you've got to check it out!
Sue came all the way from Chicago to join the fun! She was my roommate in college and I just love her to pieces!
I had to get a pic of our banner from 1992. Man, that was so long ago!!
Thankfully I do NOT look like this anymore!! YUCK!!!
Mandy, Sue, Me, Toni and Tina at the Grease Monkey.

The gang enjoying some laughs and brew. We have already started planning a summer get together at Tina's place. There is nothing like catching up with old friends and laughing til you cry. I am so thankful for the friendships of these girls. I love y'all and can't wait for our next gathering!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Days are OVER

So it looks like the picture above just may be the last picture I take of my kids at a pumpkin patch. :( They were eager to go but once we got there they were in no mood to take cute pictures. In my defense, we have gone to Hall's Pumpkin Farm for years and I ALWAYS take pictures of them while we are there. They should just expect it and deal with it right?
This is the first picture I took when we arrived. It should have been a dead giveaway that they were in no mood to deal with me and a camera.
Please note that I have lived in Texas my entire life and I love the Rangers (who won an awesome game #2 tonight by the way) and I am a huge Mavericks fan but I don't support the Cowboys. Sorry but I am pulling for the Chargers(sporting my Grandmother's old hat :) sorry Cowboys fans. :)
I do love these 2 cowboys....and uh cowgirl. As I was taking pictures or trying to I noticed there were a ton of young moms taking pictures of their YOUNG kiddos all dressed in fall attire. It made me realize that my kids may just be getting a little too old for the pumpkin patch. BOOO
I mean look at about killed her to take this picture with me!
This boys gives a whole new meaning to Children of the Corn.... :) at least he smiled for me!
Y'all like my new ride? I done found it out yonder in the pasture. Hehe...I sound like my dad. :)It is actually one of the many cute props they have at the farm that I will no longer be using to take pictures with my kids. (insert huge sigh here)
Before we left (for our last visit ever :) the kids stopped by to visit the animals. This cute little pig we named Bacon came right over to them and plopped over so they could start rubbing his/her belly. :)

Logan could have stayed there with Bacon all day. They have a lot in common....they both like to play the mud.....stay dirty and eat. Yep...that sounds about right. Well I am thankful for all the times I was able to enjoy the pumpkin farm with my kiddos. This growing up thing really takes some getting used to! :) Happy Fall everyone and GO RANGERS!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Some Craziness with Lots of Laughter in Between

All I can say is that I am so very thankful for my friends and family!!! I have some really special people in my life that are always there for me whether it's to celebrate good times or help me through the bad times. I am so blessed to have you all in my life!! As a mom, it is comforting to know that my kids may not think I'm the nicest person now but when they are grown I hope we have the same relationship that I have with my parents. I love my parents! My friends are also always there to listen or make me laugh. Can't forget my team....they may give me a few grey hair but they keep me young and keep me laughing! As you can see in the picture above they are always doing something goofy like cropping our wonderful manager in our team picture. :)
I know the above picture is a little random but I thought it was neat cause it had my comment about my team along with the tweet about Bailey's honor. So proud of my team!
This week started out fine....I got to watch Logan play some football during recess as I was making my way to the lower school. I had a full day, practice with my team and then headed to Kansas' soccer practice. Trinity's team didn't have practice but she decided to get some goalie practice with Kansas' team. She was doing awesome!! Kansas' coach complimented her and then the next ball hit funny off her hand and the rest of my Monday was spent in the ER.
Poor thing broke her radius in her right arm. So this is break #3 for my family in the last 9 months. Logan's elbow, my thumb and now Trinity's arm! Hopefully 3 will be our lucky number and everyone else will stay unbroken! :)
On Wednesday Gene and I took her to Dr. Binzer's office to get her cast. He hooked her up with a red, waterproof one so she can shower!! Of course now it has signatures all over it! :) She will be out about 6 weeks unfortunately.
So you could only imagine by Friday I was ready for some laughter. My team went 2-0 this week and us coaches decided it was a good time to enjoy some happy hour! Gene joined Whitney, JP and Shantel and I at Mi Cocina. We had a great time....haven't laughed that much in a long time!
Yes, another random picture in my post but it made me think of some people in my family that will remain nameless :) and it made me laugh!

Glad my hubby could join us at happy hour. We don't get out much at all....our schedules are just too crazy! Our kids were at school enjoying movie night so we took advantage it!! Today we will be heading to Kansas' soccer game and then it's laundry time for me! :) Hope everyone has a great weekend!