Monday, December 14, 2009

A look back

In August, Rick and I celebrated our 10 year Wedding anniversary. I decided to take some time to try to put together a slide show of some of the snapshots of our life together.

I am posting here for our friends and family to enjoy – Enjoy :-)

Monday, November 30, 2009

2009 Christmas Family Pictures

We had our annual family picture done on Saturday, November 28. The kids did great, especially since we had to wait over an hour past our appointment time and the place was packed full of people. Here are some of them that I wanted to share:

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Pictures Past and Present

I just wanted to take a moment to look at our Christmas pictures from past years before we get to this year’s picture:






2006 - A family picture was not done this year – must have been the pregnancy weight :-)






Sunday, November 8, 2009

Trick or Treating 2009

Lauren and Addison had a great time trick or treating this year. They both ran from house to house as fast as they can. We had beautiful weather this year (not too hot, not too cold). Lauren was a witch this year (a departure from the princess standard of the last few years) and Addison was Dorothy from Wizard of Oz.





Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Party 10/24/09

Here are some random shots from this year’s Halloween party. More to come……





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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My favorite things

I am linking up to a party over at and posting about my favorite things.

1. THE BEACH – would live in a hut on the beach if I could:


2. Michael Buble – I love the sound of his voice.


3. Cheese Enchiladas


4. 30 Rock – I love this show.


5. Ruffled Slipcovers

ruffled slipcover

6.Magazines – I spend way too much money on these


7. Crafting/ Creating/ Painting

8. Holidays

Monday, July 20, 2009

Enjoying the weekend

Just dropping in to post of couple of pictures of the girls.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Weekend Recap

We had a fun weekend and stayed busy with trying to stay out of the heat as much as possible and constant home improvement activities.

We did break out the slip n slide for the kids. Jonathan and Esther, who live next door, came over and joined in the fun.

I am in the middle of a few different projects around the house right now. One of those is adding beadboard panels to the backside of the kitchen island. Here are all the boards I painted over the weekend. I will make sure to post a picture when complete. I am also working on refinishing a couple of pieces of furniture. I will make sure to show those as well.

Finally, we lost a legend on Thursday, June 25th, 2009. He was the "Elvis" to most of my generation. I will never forget him or his music.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Time flies

Lauren went in this past week for a check-up with our pediatrician - Dr. Robert. We decided it was time to get an updated picture of the two of them. Just thought I would share a comparison of how much time flies.

Lauren with Dr. Robert at 15 months old (approx. Sept. 2004)

Lauren with Dr. Robert at 6 yrs old (June 2009)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Going Dot Com Birthday Bash

I would love to win one of great things Tip Junkie is giving away this week.

Visit tipjunkie dot com for more info

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

I am still alive

I can't beleive that I haven't posted over here in such a long time. I really did not intend to leave the blog all alone for this long.

Well, we have been very busy, as we always are. We made the transition from winter to spring here in Dallas. We had a very mild winter and didn't see any snow this year. Lauren is continuing to do very well in school. She loves to go everyday and see her friends.

In March, we celebrated Easter. Both the girls loved getting their baskets from the Easter bunny.

In April, we were very busy. Mom and Dad Bower came for a visit from Tampa. We loved having them and got to spend so much quality time together. We do not get together near enough. We went to a picnic that Rick's employer threw for their employees. Rick and Lauren did the 3 legged race (and did not come in last!) and participated in the egg toss. We had tons of fun! Here are some of the pictures from the day:

On April 23rd, Lauren turned 6! I cant believe it!! She is getting so big. Here are pictures from her party.

Lastly, Rick and I just returned from our week long getaway in Mexico. We had a fabulous time. We got to relax on the beach all day long - which is truly my most favorite thing to do in the world. Here are pictures from our trip.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I want to be a

This weekend, the girls and I went to the Fort Worth Stock Show. We have gone every year for a few years now and we always have a great time. Here are a few pics from the great time we had.

This is what she wants as her first car:

Why YES, you too can have this fine John Deere tractor in your driveway for $239.00 a month.

Wow! She was born to ride:

We saw some livestock

And rode some rides