Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Vacation . . . all I ever wanted

The Go-Gos, you gotta love 'em, huh?

Showing my age here.

We had a nice vacation. We had a few strange things happen; Mark lost his wallet (but then later discovered it, after cancelling credit cards, etc), we got into a wreck (minor), and it poured down at the outdoor Kenny concert. But all in all, it was good. You're thinking, 'Yeah, that sounds just lovely', but it actually was.

We visited Shamu (I also ate like Shamu), saw the Riverwalk in San Antonio a couple of times, saw some wildlife close up (a little too close up for my taste at times, no thanks I don't want to get licked by an animal with antlers larger than a Suburu), went to an old western town, panned for gems, and saw Mr. Chesney.

I'm going to share many pictures for your enjoyment. I've missed everyone and am trying to catch up on your lives since I left. XXX OOO

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Feelin' like a family . . . at least for now

Today was good. You know why?
Because, today, for the first time in a long time, I felt like a family.
Mark was off of work; his first day off since he started his job in November (not including the weekends).

I had to work, so he kept the kids. I didn't have to get them up and ready for the first time in 6 months. Someone please hang a medal around my neck and stick a gold star on my forehead.

He took them to visit MawMaw and PawPaw and took Em' to pitching practice.
He spent time with his boy. And they were there when I got home. And we actually got to hang around a bit.

Something as simple as that made me happier than I have been in a while.
I want my family back. My whole family. Hopefully, one day soon, that will happen.
Happy Almost Father's Day, Mark. Without you, we just can't be us.



Friday, June 15, 2007

Lone Star State Bound

We're off for the week to the great state of Texas, Dallas and San Antonio, to be exact. The best part, I get to see Kenny again! With my girls, this time. Thanks, Ches.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and a good week. I'll post about my vacation when I'm back home. Peace out.

I'll leave you with a few of my favorite pictures from the weekend:

Monday, June 11, 2007

Animal Planet Expo

We took the kids to the Animal Planet Expo in Baton Rouge yesterday. It was H.O.T. I think the heat index was about 160. Okay, I'm exagerating a little, but still it was steamy.
We had a good time though and even got pictures with the Irwin girls! What do you mean, those look fake?! No way.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Things that make me happy

1.) Stepping on the scale to find that I've lost weight.

2.) Lazy afternoons playing with my kids in the pool.

3.) Long, quiet baths after my kids are asleep.

4.) Looking forward to summer vacation.

5.) Fridays

6.) Having the advantage of having my family right next door.

7.) Hearing from friends.

8.) Izzo's Burritos in a Bowl

9.) Blog comments

10.) My new Sugarland CD

Hope y'all have a nice weekend. I'll leave you with this face (a pic from last year full-teethed!)

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Overheard lately in my house . . .

Anna (from the backseat as she read something out of a magazine):" 'I have a pussy, so I get whatever I want'. Mom, what does THAT mean?!"

(It was a saying on a T-shirt)

So, now my 11 year old knows a slang word for the female part. Nice.

John M's latest favorite sayings: "Do you like it like a'dis or do you like it like a'dat?"

"Jump on it!"

Don't ask where he gets these things from.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Look where I was last night . . .

My first concert in about 15 years. And the best one
I've ever been to. We were at the Sand Bar - woo-hoo!