Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's been a while.....

Hello....... my blogger friends. I know it's been a while and for that I'm truly sorry.

With school in full swing and me going back to work full time I can't seem to find time to get anything done. We are all moved in our new home, (pics to come) as off last Tues. Most of the boxes are empty....thank goodness. However there are still a few more big projects underway.

Off to baseball practice, dinner with my girl friends and to do a little shopping.
NO SCHOOL for us tomorrow. It's our Fair day so we'll be out late enjoying our evening.

Miss everyone!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Progress on our house

One Monday morning

that same day - evening

walls are up on the outside

back view of the covered porch

This week - roof is up, house is fully wired, windows and doors are in.
instillation goes in Tues.

Hi everyone! So much has happened this month but I'm only going to share the important stuff. The progress on our house has been incredible! The builders are moving at lighting speed. It's amazing to see everything unfold right before your eyes. We go out to the site everyday. And I mean EVERYDAY, sometimes twice a day. (Glad it's only 10 min away or we'd be in trouble) It's now looking like a house not just land. We had our walk through with the builder before the sheet-rock goes up. It was to make sure we had everything wired the way we wanted it, outlets, phone jacks, TV cables where we wanted them. We made a few minor changes but nothing major. I just can't wait to see the house finished. Estimated date of completion is still August.
Here are a few pics of what they have done this month.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My computer has crashed, AGAIN! I thought it was fixed but apparently it wasn't. Anywhooooo, our house is framed and moving rather quickly. We are very excited and ready to be making the move final! They are still shooting for August. BE praying for us that everything continues to go smoothly.
Hugs and kisses!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Going to the Zoo
VBS 2009

Week 3 on our house

B's tournament this weekend
He's OUT!!!

Hello friends. I know it's been a while. I'ts been a bit crazy around here. Let me fast forward.....the house being built, baseball tournaments (which by the way are over as of this weekend), C is off on her 2 week tour to Boston, Canada and New York, dog sitting for friends, and trying to be mommy and a wife. I know I've left out many things. I am worn out by the end of the day but, I have to keep going.

C gets home Thursday evening and we leave for SA Friday morning just in time to take our family vacation. Which in fact WE despartley need.

I wanted to post of few pics of what's going on in our neck of the woods.

I hope all of you are having a great summer.

Monday, June 22, 2009

C on New England Tour

C (in the green) waving "Bye"
Her group

The entire group

At the airport

Saturday morning we dropped C off at the airport for her 2 week New England tour with the SWCC. She was so excited to be going on this trip and I didn't relalize how much I was going to miss her. She finally called yesterday on Fathers Day. All I heard was excitment in her voice. Which in fact made it easy for me. They are in Boston right now. Yesterday they sang at the Old North Church. Tomorrow they are headed to Canada. They will be there for a few days then heading to NY. (that's where the fun begins) She so excited about the Broadway shows she will be going to - The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Billy Elliott.

Pray for C and the entire SWCC. They return home July 2nd.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Daddy, I love you and I can't wait to play laser tag with you again. Have a wonderful day!
- B
Happy Father's day to you Daddy - I love you! And I make you cupcakes....(laugh)
- L

Daddy, sorry I can't be here for Father's day but I want you to know you are the BEST daddy! Thank you for giving me your ears and toes.....hehehehe (this is what she wrote in her card before she left on tour) I love you Daddy!!!
- C

Daddy and all 3 kiddos

You have been an amazing father to our children. I can't thank you enough. We are truly blessed!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

i heart faces.....sepia

i heart faces is a photography blog that has weekly photo contest of faces. The theme this week is "sepia".

My oldest Courtney on her 11th birthday.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

many blessings

I am truly blessed to have a wonderful husband who loves me for who I am. 3 beautiful healthy children who show me unconditional love.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Grilling Goodness

Grilling Goodness
1. What's the heaviest thing in your purse?
My wallet of course, it's full of pictures, c cards, check book and coins!
2. Do you mostly use cash or debit/credit cards?
both - most of the when I go some where I always try to have cash in hand.
3. Do you cut your hair shorter in the summer or pull it up a lot?
pull it back a lot epically in this Texas sun.
4. Do you like your man scruffy or clean shaven?
Scruffy because he's always so clean shaved I like him looking rough from time to time. I know weird.
5. What have your children done/said to embarrass you lately?
Our 2 yr old loved watching a cartoon called Calliou. In their theme song he says "I'm a big boy" so of course she thinks she's a boy too. I explained to her she's a girl like me and her big sissy. She doesn't get it! She told a lady at the store that she had a wee wee like her daddy and bubba. Even pulled her dress up and pointed to herself. I was so embarrassed!
6. Do you use plug-in type air fresheners around the house?
I sure do! I can't live without them. I also use them as a night light
7. Do you have any interest in the NBA or NHL finals? (Do you even know who's competing?)
Only if the Spurs are playing..
8. What is weighing heavily on your mind lately?
Our new house. The rain has stopped people, get started!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I'm participating in a year long challenge, created by Carin at Forever In Blue Jeans. The goal is to be in one picture a week, for 52 weeks. Since us moms are always behind the camera, this gives us a chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. So, click here if you want to join in on the fun!

L and I at the AirHogs baseball game about a week ago. She was terrified of the mascot so she pretty much stayed on my lap throughout the entire game.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

more pictures.....

Wordless Wednesday

baby playing in the water
brother in law Eddie, Reid and Lynssi
Stacy and Puente kids

Monday, June 8, 2009

June 2009

Heading out to see the king of country music
my hubby
Cowboy Stadium

Hey guys, I know it's been forever. We have had so much going on since schools have let out last week. Choir performances, George Strait concert, baseball camp, house guests and getting our house. I haven't had much time to sit and relax...much less breathe.
I am very excited that we will FINALLY be closing today at 4 on our loan to start building our home. C had her last choir performance Sunday before she leaves on her 2 week tour to Boston, Canada and NY.
B started baseball camp in CH. He's having a blast!!
Saturday was the opening day of the new Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas. My hubby and I got to go to the George Strait concert. And let me tell ya. We had so much FUN! We also got to see Reba Mcentire, Blake Shelton and Leann Womack. They ROCKED the stadium!!!!
Here are a few pics I took this weekend.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Hey guys! Sorry I have been MIA lately but my computer is still getting fixed. I'm hoping to get it back this weekend. Seems like it's been forever, in a sense it has been 2 weeks!. We have had a long week. We just wrapped up the baseball season, yesterday. And boy, are we proud of those boys. They had a awesome season!!
Our oldest is getting ready to leave on a 2 week summer tour with the select choir group. They will be going to Montreal, Canada - Boston and New York. She's super excited about it!! Keep us in prayer!
Tomorrow is field day for both kiddos. More SUN for us!!
We've reached the end of the school year. Yay!! The kids can't wait for summer to begin. And quite frankly, neither can I.
I just found out today that I will be returning to work next Fall. WOOHOO - A prayer answered!!!
Our house papers are being finalized - it has taken longer than we expected but that's OK. We know everything will work out.

I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend.

Quick story that I wanted to share before I go -
L and I went to the Dallas Zoo today with a few of our good friends. We enjoyed it!!
Too funny so I have to share - as soon as we walk in I ask L what she would like to see. It went a little like this...
Me: L what animals would you like to see first?
L: I want to see Gorillas mamma.
Me: Ok, lets go see them.
(as we got closer, i could see the excitement in her eyes. Mind you she had NEVER seen the real thing. She only knew the ones in her books., the last time we were at the zoo was when she was 7 months old...sooo.....)
We pull up and I could clearly see it sitting by the window, but she never saw it coming. As she approached the glass window to look in. It stood up and looked her right in the face. She let out the LOUDEST scream and ran!!!
L: I just want tooooo goooo HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It took her a while to get out of the stroller again. It was so sad but too funny!
We talked about it all the way home and had to share it with everyone who would listen.

This weekend we are headed to Farmers Branch for a weekend tournamnet - fun, fun!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I HEART FACES - laughter

i heart faces is a photography blogsite that hosts weekly photo contests for both kids and adults. This week's theme is "laughter" and since I always have my camera in tow and love to take pictures this easy for me.

My adult entry is a picture of me and my husband at my 30th birthday bash. We had a blast hanging with old friends.

Anytime that our little one can talk us into taking her to the park. This is where we end up most of the time. She was laughing the entire time. Too cute!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Not Me Monday!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
I absolutely did not have the best time with my 2 girls Friday evening. WE didn't have dinner at Chickfila. And we didn't go to the movie theater to see 17 Again. It was not a cute movie either....hehehe
My husband did not (as the kids would say it) PIMP my ride this weekend. Who does that as a gift for their wife for Mothers Day....
I did not eat the best burger at Red Robin on Saturday while on a date with my hubby.
I certainly did have a greatest day with my family yesterday. And I am truly not blessed to have them in my life.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Are you a mom? Are you missing from the picture? Most moms I know are, but here is a great meme that gets us moms out from behind the lens and into the spotlight!
My oldest daughter and I at the mall on her birthday!