Saturday, December 18, 2010

Supper Club

Last night was our December Supper Club.  I'm kind of glad it wasn't at my house this year.  It can be a lot of work to have your house all decorated and "Christmas ready" for a party.  But Sara's house looked very festive and her recent "home improvements" looked great.  (Can't wait to see it all done!)

We had a great meal and then our annual Christmas ornament Chinese style gift exchange.  Gifts were opened,

gifts were taken,

and gifts were worn.

 Stories were told...

and Sara's newest quilt was displayed and oohed and awed over.  She did a great job.

 Everyone had a great time...and we get to do it again next month!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


This is in my front yard...

Friday, December 3, 2010


Since Linz, Toddler M and the Husker are here for the Big 12 Championship game at Jerry World tomorrow night, we decided to drive to Tyer to visit with Toddler M's Great Grands.  We had a good lunch and visit and everyone slept (except for me - I was driving) most of the way home.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

One Hat, Two Hats, Three Hats,


Monday, October 25, 2010


This last weekend was my birthday. We went out to dinner and I got some cool gifts. Gift cards from Chicos and Nordstroms,
this yummy yarn from Australia,

and this camera.

I think this will also count as anniversary and maybe Christmas too.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Public Service Announcement

For those of you that have been in mourning over the closing of Tony's Pizza -- the one across from Walmart in Kennedale -- you can rejoice! They have re-opened! Yes, they're back! On the corner of Bowman Springs and Kennedale Parkway. Yummmmmmm....

We actually ordered a small, but they brought us this huge one by mistake. Looks like Sunday supper.

Monday, October 18, 2010

This and That

The last week has been busy. I got back from taking Toddler M home on Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday evening Carrie got here to stay through the weekend. We did some shopping and she got to see some of the family while she was here. Doc20 and I went to Lubbock for the Tech game on Saturday -- back on Sunday. And today I have Toddler Bird over to play. Maybe the rest of this week will be a little calmer, however, the in-laws will be here for a brief visit on Friday.

Here is a quick video to make you smile...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Last week, we also visited the pumpkin patch.

We had a blast taking pictures!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Taking pictures of toddlers is harder than you might think...

especially if your trying to get both of them to look at you at the same time.

I did get them to sit still for a few minutes though!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


and sliding and sliding...

and sliding

and sliding some more.

Monday, September 27, 2010


I have been doing some knitting recently. Some for Christmas gifts, some baby gifts and some for me.

I finished this sweater for me. The pattern is Quadraphenia Cardigan from Decadent Fibers. It is a pretty quick pattern to knit. This is the front...

and this is the back.

Now I just have to wait for it to get cold enough to wear it. Maybe in Denver in a couple of weeks?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Stuff and a Busy Couple of Weeks Ahead

Today, my friend gave me these to distribute to the appropriate Mom. I think they are super cute. Next week I'll try to get pictures of them both (kids and shirts) being worn by the appropriate child.

Tomorrow I will be keeping Toddler Bird, as usual. Tuesday, I have a lunch date and my Mom comes home from her month long trip to Australia. Wednesday, Linz and Toddler M will be here. I will get to keep Toddler M for over a week while his Mom and Dad go on vacation. We're going to have a blast!

Somewhere in there, we're going to try to fit in a photo shoot, a trip to Tyler, the zoo, the State Fair and a Tech football game.

Then, a shopping trip to Denver and home to rest. Lots of fun things are planned for the next couple of weeks. I'll try to have lots of photos of our adventures.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


So far this week, we have been to Lubbock for the Tech game (it was really HOT). We drove home Sunday night after the game and then left early Monday and flew to Denver for a visit with Linz, Husker and Baby M (make that Toddler M). Then we left Denver on Wednesday afternoon and flew to Portland to visit with CareBear. We did some shopping today and have a Hood River trip planned for tomorrow. Then a flight back home on Sunday.

While in Denver, Toddler M's Daddy finished a really cool step stool he was making. Toddler M loves to help Mom and Dad "cook" in the kitchen.

It remains to be seen, however, what other trouble he will be able to access...

This morning, breakfast in his highchair was not on his agenda.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I have a new pet peeve. I have really started hating the way that many stores display their clothing. Tops and dresses are displayed and, when you look, there is a big clip of some kind in the back that bunches up the fabric and makes the clothing look like it would fit tightly to your body. That's fine if you want your clothes to fit that way -- and are skinny. However, since I am not skinny and prefer to have a top that fits a little looser, I often pass by those bunched up items thinking they wouldn't fit me. But, maybe they would -- if I could tell what they really looked like.

Anyone else feel the same way?

That is all. I feel better now.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

On It's Way


is on its way to a new home.

Friday, July 9, 2010

It's getting closer...

Not too much longer...

'til it's football time!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Visit

Last week, Linz, the Husker and Baby M came to visit. Linz wanted to visit with some of her friends and check out their babies. We did a little shopping and did a litle swimming at her Aunt Tricia's house. Here are a few photos and a video from their visit.

Playing with cousin Baby Bird.

Checking out the rocker "just my size".

Playing with the water hose and Aunt Tricia's dog.

Having fun!!!!

Click here to view this video