Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful and SPOOKY Halloween night!! M and I had the pleasure of spending the evening with some close friends of ours here in Houston. It was amazing how much FUN trick-or-treating was and how EXCITING it all is through the eyes of a child!! :) We had a great night full of spooks, tricks, treats & fun!!

I'll share a few BLURRY photos ;) of the sights of the night and of little Thomas the Train & Ariel!!

Thomas the Train is such a cutiepie!

Goblins & Jack-o-lanterns were everywhere! It was SO great to see how much energy this neighborhood put into the FUN of FRIGHT NIGHT!!

Look at the LOOT little Ariel collected!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Year #8

Hmmm....we barely even acknowledged our anniversary this year. As a matter of fact, I just realized I missed it on the blog too & I'm adding this postdated post in November.

Maybe just a sign we are getting old?? or busier? Whichever....Happy Belated Anniversary to my S.O.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Time FLIES too quickly!

We had to say goodbye to our little visitor today :( and to his Mommy & Daddy too! (oh yes, they came to Texas as well!) There aren't enough hours in one weekend to soak up proper time with those you love! It just seems like the minutes melt away SOOOO fast!

Here are a few moments I haven't shared yet:


Morning entertainment with Aunt J while Mom & Dad pack the car... This big boy can go down the slide all by himself now!! :)

Climbing back up!! We had the playground to ourselves for a little while so he had free reign of the slide! YIPEE!!!!

SWINGING!! :) Andy's vocabulary is growing by the day!! :) He was mimicking me when he was on the swing --- "Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!" SO CUTE!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Adventures at Dewberry Farm

After a big change of plans thanks to an emergency hand situation at Cy-Fair, we all took off for an afternoon of kiddie fun at a local pumpkin farm! The weather was perfect and it was definitely entertaining to watch four adults try (and I do mean TRY) to keep up with a 17 month old!! AuntGinnyPaparazzi was two cameras strong and ready for the challenge to document the day!

ANDY had a total blast and wasn't even ready to go when the rest of us were (despite nearly falling asleep on his Daddy's shoulder on the walk back to the car *heehee*)!!

Welcome to Dewberry Farm!!

Check out Andy's cool ride!! :)

Andy was intrigued by all of the animals! He loved the goats!! (We'll tell him the story of Lucky Seven and family later...)

The goats loved helped that he was feeding them! :)

He watched the baby chickens!

...and the baby pigs! He loved the cows, the donkey & the horsey too!!

We never made the pumpkin patch but he did enjoy playing in the pumpkin pile for a few minutes!


Look at this tractor!! He could almost reach the pedals!


What do you mean "It's time to go!" Aunt J??? :)


Today is my Dad's birthday!!! He is completely the BEST Dad on the planet!!! :) He is ALWAYS helping and doing a million things for bunches of people! He has always been my inspiration! Lessons learned growing up and still today make me who I am! I'm very lucky to now be able to claim him as a best friend and not just my father!


Hope you have a FABULOUS birthday! Hope to come home sometime SOON to celebrate it with you!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Guess who???

Guess who came to visit??? *beam* *clap* :D


Here is just a sneak peek!!! He is growing soooooo tall now!!! Just like Poppy & Dad!!! He spent the first 30 minutes in the door (at 1am) giggling and chasing/being chased by Odie! SO CUTE & FUNNY!!!

Do you see this precious smile??

What about this hot mess??? I LOVE IT!!!!

Andy & Odie --> PALS 4-ever!! (& check out my garbage can moved by my nephew to the sitting room! *ROFL*)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Au Revoir Las Vegas!

Our trip to Vegas must end!! But not before a final adventure to find the car at the airport [Note to Houston travelers: no matter how excited &/or late you are BE SURE to note the TERMINAL you are leaving from along with your area number in the parking garage!!!*ROFL*] complete with a back-talking elevator! (yep, we were approaching delirious by this point!) All who left returned safely to collapse into our OWN beds!! :) YAY!! It was a terrific trip!

Just a few more pics to share:

The blown glass parasols at The Bellagio!

Beautiful Bellagio fountains!

The adorned ceilings of The Venetian!

Oh Paris!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Viva Las Vegas!!!!

Eight friends and Vegas are a busy but good combination!! We started our morning at 5am after going to bed at this point of the trip I was at a RESTFUL 3 hours of sleep since Thursday night!!! *heehee* Good thing George was driving! (Oh yes we got his pic!! Fed him breakfast too!! Spiced up the morn for Maverick Heli's!) The things girls will do to see the Grand Canyon!! A beautiful 2 hour nap was followed by an afternoon at the spa and a night of clubbing!! [On the VIP lists!! It was crazy but cool to pass up 3 and 4 hour lines to get in!! Sometimes it pays to be ALL GIRLS!!]


I have discovered "buttonholing" in the heli is NOT my favorite maneuver! (BUT Kevin was a kindred spirit & an all around GREAT GUY who did his best to keep SMOOTH sailing for me, Bridge, & Ashlyn--who was on her honeymoon from Ireland!)

The experience left the Grand Canyon nearer to the top of my "Places I want to visit" list!


Dance! Dance! Dance! I SAID!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Off to Vegas, Baby!!!!

Took a whirlwind-wild-N-crazy-no-sleep-girly trip to Las Vegas with some girlZ from work!! [After arriving to the airport with 4 (yes, FOUR) minutes to spare for check-in at 5:26am!] ...AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!! It was an all-inclusive adventure for sure!!! We crammed in lots of laughter, lots of fun, relaxation, rejuvenation, soul-searching & partying with a dash of courageousness!! WOW! It has nearly left me speechless and voiceless but it was all so worth it!! The only thing that could have made it better was if Neverland had been discovered around the bend! :)

I'll share pics over the next few posts for anyone interested!

Look out Vegas!! Here come the red boa girlz!! We left a literal trial of feathers from Houston to Vegas and BACK!! :)

Our pilot wasn't too sure about the Louisiana girls from Houston!! We did manage to liven up his morning a bit though!! :)

Our abode while in Vegas! We loved it!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooh SPARKLY!!!

Our corner of the strip!

Disneyland for adults!!

New York! New York!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Don't VOTE!!!!!!

Deadlines are FAST approaching! Don't take our privilege to vote for granted!!!


[ can pause the tunes ;) by clicking the pause icon on the jukebox at the right column of my blog if you would like to actually hear the video ;)]

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Join the Fight!!!!

In memory of two truly amazing and strong women I dearly love, Granny & Aunt Harriett