Monday, July 28, 2008


Today is the birthday of one of my favorite people!! One of my "aunts" that I love dearly!!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY B.!!!! Hope you found many ways to celebrate that were loaded up on FUN!!! HUGS FROM HOUSTON!!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008



BIRTHDAY wishes go out today for the BEST BROTHER EVER!! It has been really fun to watch him as a Daddy this year!!! I feel very blessed to have a bro as cool as mine! Wouldn't trade him for anything!!!

Wish we could have been there to help you celebrate getting OLDER!!!! HEEHEE!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE BRO!!!! I love you!!! Hope your day was fantastic!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Whirlwind trip to Arkansas!

We made a wild-n-whacky trip to the Ozarks again to pick up some things and attempt to help out M.A. if we could! It was much TOO fast of a trip and we wished we had a few more days to spend there! We had a great time! Thanks so much for having us M.A.! We are already looking forward to another trip when we can actually do more visiting!

It would have been my sweet Aunt H's birthday this weekend. It was kind of cool to be amongst people and places that she loved on her day. Saying that I miss her immensely doesn't really do it justice. Love & hugs to the spirit of you Aunt H!!!

Odie had a FABULOUS time! Here he is in the car with me waiting out a sudden rainstorm!

He found a SUPERBIG ball in M.A.'s yard that entertained him the entire time we were there!! :)

Hey Jake! Remember this??? Awesome memories of picniking, S'more making, and such!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

LOVE & MANY many hugs go out to my sweet Mom today!!! She is the greatest Mama a girl could have, she has taught me TONS of things and put up with more than she should have over the years out of me!! I LOVE HER BUNCHES!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! It is great to say your Mom is not only your mother but your friend!! Hope your birthday was fabulous!

HUGS from Houston!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Belated PICS from home!

I have to share the earlier promised photos of my TOO CUTE nephew from the trip I made home over the fourth of July weekend! Sorry for the delay but July and early August have literally been a BLUR for us! :D

I want to go help Poppa!

Still MOMENT with Nonna!

Lots of 1st's this weekend!! Here is the first WATERMELON which Andy and I both ended up wearing! Also his 1st OT sensory activity! *heehee*

First time with free reign of a water hose! SOOOOO FUNNY! He was mesmerized!

How did I get wet?

Aunt J has to SPOIL decided the boy needed his OWN pool to play in!

I think he liked it!

Yummy morning harvest from the Frog Farm summer garden!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Childhood memories

I took a few minutes to snap some quick photos in City Park on our way to the airport! I'm hoping to get a few shots suitable for framing in the "new" kitchen redo plan. Thought I would share a few shots of one of my favorite places as a kiddo.....Storyland! It is the kind of place you think you might have dreamed of but it was real! ;) .....kind of Disneyish but the characters are all from nursery rhymes--->Mother Goose herself is even around!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Back to H-town!

I'm back from a much-too-quick trip home! I spent the 4th with the folks at the Frog Farm!!! We passed a real good time! :) As per the "norm" with those McCoy's we got some work and some play done!

The red-headed toddling bandit was victim to the Auntie Paparazzi nearly the whole time! Poor little darlin' --I'll upload a sampling here tonight but will have to have editing time for the remainder! He is growing WAY TOO FAST and is just a doll! I have witnessed the wobbly run! He can say "Da-da-da-da" for his Daddy, "Mama" for the obvious, "pop--pop--pop" for "Poppa", and "ALL GONE." He loves his Nonna and LOVES to be outside! He has the most fun playing under the table with Max & Sophie (the poodles)! Andy even is learning to use a fork when he is eating-->SO cute!

Visiting was great with the fam and I miss them already. GOOD NEWS --> I have bothered my baby bro enough that he has started a BLOG OF HIS OWN!!!! YAY!!! :) Now there are TWO sites you can catch a glimpse of our family mischief.....IF YOU SO DESIRE!! :D The newest member of the family blogging community (yes, community of TWO) can be found at ALREADY ADORABLE PICS OF THE LITTLE ONE EXIST THERE!!! SO, please go visit and leave a comment or two to keep the newest blogger encouraged to continue POSTING :)

I took Mom for a "girlz only" birthday lunch at a family favorite which we hadn't visited since the dreadful Katrina paid a visit! Mandina's got about 6 feet of water but renovated and reopened!!! DOWN BUT NOT OUT!! We had a terrific time and the best oysters I've had in years!!!

We really EXPERIENCED this watermelon!! ...requiring a bath afterwards for BOTH!

Yes, its true...the babe is due a haircut soon and will lose those precious curls!

Took a drive down through the park! :)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!

Hope everyone has a safe and HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!! Now go blow up and/or watch some FIREWORKS!!!!! Love from the Frog Farm!! :)