Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I know this post is getting ridiculous, you don't have to keep reading, unless you are family, then you are required to go to the very end of this post! Not much more, I promise...
There, now I feel better.
Mom, Dad, good luck reading this post with all these slideshows flashing.
Me: Guys, I'm sick of all the complaining and whining about meals. We are going to go over our food rules again because this has to stop...talk, talk, talk, blah, blah, blah...So, whatever I put on your plate is what's for dinner. If you don't like it, fine, you don't have to eat it, but you aren't getting anything else, especially no dessert if you haven't eaten what is on your plate. Do you understand?
Boys: Yes (nodding their heads).
Me: Gabe (who is now spinning around on the floor) What did I just tell you?
Gabe: (emphatically) Don't splash water out of the tub!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thank goodness for Picasa slideshows - I couldn't just pick a few to put on my blog. Here are some random pictures from throughout the week we were there. I'm SO bummed that I didn't get a picture of Shana and I together. I got one of her and Luke, but that's it, and we had some perfect opportunities to get our picture taken too. It was so great to see Shana and get to spend some good time with her. I got to see some new stuff she has been working on at her house and was amazed (again) at how talented and creative this girl is. She sees something she likes, figures out how to do it, and the end result is fabulous. Maybe someday she will blog some pictures of her projects. I laughed until I cried when Cody, her husband, showed Laura and I some of their dog, Daisy's tricks. Cody is funny anyway, but watching he and Daisy play hide and seek was hysterical.
I also was able to see one of my best friends from MS and HS, Sarah, her husband Byron and their adorable daughter Bella. They came over for a visit at my parents house and I didn't get a picture of us either! She and Byron are both Doctor people and it's always fascinating to hear them talk about what they are doing at the hospital. She was amazing to talk to when all Luke's stuff was going on. I would call her and literally read the reports I had to her verbatim and she would translate them into normal words for me. It helped so much talking to her during that time, she helped me calm down quite a bit on quite a few different occasions. It was SO good to see you Sae!
I have one more Houston post in me, but I'm waiting on pictures from my beloved sis-in-law and cousin before the post can be correctly complied. (hint, hint) Then I will start torturing you with pictures from our summer, Luke being cute, thinking he's all big and the boys being crazy. :0)
Photo Disclaimer: I sent the small camera, in a plastic bag, with strict instructions to Morgan and Neal NOT to FORGET to take a picture while they were out on the boat. They, of course, forgot, so I had to make up for it by taking a picture of the kids on the boat right after Neal had put it back in the garage. Nice. At least their fishing trip was somewhat documented. Some of the first pictures are in Houston, before Morgan got her super cute new "do", very similar to mine, I might add!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I'm still sad.
It still stinks to say goodbye.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Maggie and Sam are 2 weeks apart, Gabe and Rory are 8 weeks apart and Luke and Sully are 5 weeks apart. It's so fun to see them all playing and having fun together. Carly and I have known each other for years, since middle school probably. We knew each other at church, but didn't get to be really good friends until we both moved to the Nashville area 10 years ago. We've walked through a lot of life together and I'm so greatful to have her in my life. It was so fun getting to meet Sully for the first time and squeeze on him. I love all those kids! Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Stone for letting us come hang out, for lunch and for the four wheeling fun!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
We took a ton of pictures while we were there, so here are the first batch you will have to suffer through! I'm waiting for Laura and Rachel to email me their pictures from our Watson/Walker Cousin Extravaganza. That, and some of our other outings, will be another post one of these days.
Thanks Mom and Dad for hosting us for a week and a half. For putting up with messy, stinky, loud boys. We always love coming to your house and miss you already!
For now, it's good to be home. I'm waiting to crawl into my own bed and sleep the night away once it gets dark. We are meeting Neal at the new house after work so we can see the progress. The drywall is supposed to be all done and cabinets are coming in this week. I can hardly wait to see my kitchen cabinets - that is one of the things I'm most excited about. Pictures to come!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
We've already gotten all the cousins together, and they are about to come over again for a fun day at Grandma's (my brother and his wife have 4 kids). The boys woke up this morning begging to go outside and play in the sandbox and the pool. They love it at Grandma and Grandpa's! Luke is getting lots of lovin' and will continue to as he is in Houston for the first time and meeting his cousins, aunts and uncles for the first time as well.
I'm going out tonight with Laura and Shana to celebrate Shana's 30th birthday from a month ago. I've also been greatly looking forward to seeing Carly, meeting Sully for the first time and her getting to meet Luke. My friend Carly...she likes to be a little dramatic at times...so instead of sitting on the couch, waiting for me to get to Houston, she and her husband went water skiing and she proceeded to break her finger and right now, at this moment, is in an OR having her finger repaired and will be in surgery for 2-3 hours. Carly doesn't just break her finger, she breaks her finger big time. Go look at her blog for a horribly disgusting picture and explanation. Hopefully, she will be lucid enough tomorrow for us to come see her!
I already have pictures to post, but haven't had the time to get them on my computer yet. We were up at 5am for an 8am flight and a full day, so I'm still trying to catch up on my sleep. The boys all did great on the plane and I need to send a big blog-o-sphere shout out to my mother-in-law, Lynn. She flew to Nashville on Thursday, spent the weekend with us and flew back with us to Houston yesterday. I wasn't about to fly with all three boys with no help, not while Luke is so little! So it was wonderful having her help - thanks again Mimi! And, thanks for letting me borrow the cruiser while I'm here!