Saturday, February 28, 2009

Storm takes 2nd place

This hit was an infield home run
My son (right) and his friend

Friday, February 27, 2009

Grilling Goodness #20

Welcome, my sweet friends, to another edition of Grilling Goodness! If this happens to be your first time playing, simply copy/paste the questions to your blog, answer them and share with your friends! Enjoy!
1. What is your favorite thing about Springtime? I love to see the flowers in full bloom.
So pretty!!
2. Do you prepare special, maybe even fun, meals for your kids? Example, please.
Other than cutting their sandwiches in the shape of hearts or snowflake, no. They enjoy that though.
3. What are you looking forward to this weekend?
B's 1st baseball tournament, Birthday parties, and spending family quality time together.
4. Within driving distance, where do you like to go for a little getaway?
umm....getaway what's that????
5. Laundry detergent: liquid or powder?
For a while I was using powder but only because I saw my friends laundry detergent in a CUTE glass jar. But now I buy whatever is the cheapest BUT also smells good. And lately it's been the liquid.
6. What does your spouse do around the house that you appreciate the most?
He can fix anything. And he gets to it right away. He also helps out in the kitchen.
7. Do you converse with the grocery checker or pay and bolt?
I do, I'm a social butterfly.
8. Have you ever had an MRI? (If you feel comfortable sharing why, please do.)
No, thank goodness!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dribble it, pass it......

My husband and I decided to buy the kids a basketball goal for Christmas since we do spend most of our family time doing just about anything that involves the great outdoors. However, I sometimes wonder if he bought it for himself. (my hubby that is)

My husband still thinks he's 18. I came out to play a game of horse with them and this is what I saw......of course I ran and got my Nikon. I can't believe after 14 years that he could still dunk. Oh so sexy......I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.
He still plays on Saturday mornings but, I never get to actually see him play since I'm always too busy doing other things.
I had heard, he's still is that awesome player he was back in the day.
FYI - we are HS sweethearts so it brought back a lot of memories of when I stood on the sideline cheering for him..."Dribble it, pass it, we want a basket!!!!"................shoot for 2....2.....2.....clap, clap!

He thought that was funny!

I had to stop cheering.... it was also out date night. I didn't want to excite him and get him all sweaty before our way!

Go Honey!!!


I'm participating in a year long challenge, created by Carin. 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. Fun challenge, right? You can join too! Carin has added a Mr. Linky on that we can check out each others pictures.

Spring break (last yr) in Austin, Tx. while visiting some old friends - Me showing off my Grande Starbucks drink - YUM!! I had to fight the kids not to drink it all.
Thanks Shae!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My better half!

Randi T. @ Beauty Be Good did a super cool meme yesterday and I promised I would lay along! So he it goes.... And (I agree) seeing how I believe that our spouse is soo important to who we are... and the things we do... I thought I would participate too. Thought it'd be fun... ya'll play along if ya want!

What are your middle names? I don't have one, Hubby- Reid

How long have you been together? All together.... 15 years

How long did we know one another before dating? Being that we are from the same small town. We have known each other forever....but started dating in HS. He was such a cutie and still is!!!

Who asked whom out? Actually, my BF, his teammate sort of set us up. I saw him walk by, as we stood there talking about him going on a date with my friend. I really never noticed R until that exact words" Woo he's a CUTIE, I've never noticed how cute he was!!!" Of course you know guys, can't keep secret. He told him a minutes after that. R then asked me out only because he knew I was interested. And I said "YES!" but never knew until a few months after dating that he knew what I had said. So....I guess he asked me out....Handed me a letter and all. CUTE!

How old are each of you? me- 31 hubby- 32

Whose siblings do you see the most? His - since he has 4 brothers and 4 sisters. And 1 lives not to far from us. They are the best!!!

Did you go to the same school? Yes, we are high school sweethearts!!!

Who is smarter? I have no shame in saying he is.

Where do you eat out the most as a couple? This awesome Chinese restaurant called Peeking Dragon. We eat there once a week.

Where is the furthest you two have traveled as a couple? Orlando, Florida

Who has the craziest exes? None! Lucky us, we met so early on.

Who has the worst temper? I would have to say me but I rarely ever get mad. I'm a very forgiving person....but in the long run I'd say me

Who does the cooking? Me, most of the time. But he is by far the better cook.

Who is more stubborn? HIM. HIM. HIM. HIM!!!

Who hogs the bed? I'm afraid that would be HIM!!

Where was your 1st date? At a steak house called Porter House.

How long did it take to get serious? Well.....not sure it was serious till after we graduated HS. I knew after 3 months that I wanted to be with him forever!!

Who eats more? He does for sure but I can certainly put down my share.

Who drives when together? Always him....

I hope you play along too!

Monday, February 23, 2009


My sister in law Lynssi blowing kisses to her husband who was in Iraq at the time. I love this picture - so sweet!

This week I Heart Faces goes into black-and-white mode

This picture was taken at the duck pond where, as you can see, most of my shots are taken. It's one of our favorite places to visit. And it's not to far from home.

I captured my son being himself.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Grilling Goodness #19

It's Friday and I have so much to do before my hubby comes home today, however, I wouldn't dare leave you hanging without a Grilling session!!

Thanks for stopping by!

1. What is your favorite family activity? My favorite family activity is going to the zoo, a big amusement park, playing horse in the back yard.

2. Do you know how to play poker? No, I've never tried to learn how to play. My husband is pretty good though.

3. Have you ever been to a chiropractor? Regularly? No, but I sure need to have my back adjusted.

4. Have you ever slopped pigs or milked cows? I have never slopped pigs or milked cows. I hope to one day though. I need to find someone with a farm first. I think the kids would get a kick out of it.

5. How are you doing with the goals you made for the New Year? Doing great actually.

6. Is there something you dread doing every day? I dread making beds everyday....

7. What room in your home would you most like to buy new furniture for? My dining room FOR SURE!! It was given to us when we moved into our first home, back when we only had 1 child. We now have 3 kids.

8. If I had a dollar for every ______________, I'd be able to ______________.

If I had a dollar for every purse I own, I'd be able to buy myself a NEW dining room table and chairs CASH!!!! lol

Thursday, February 19, 2009

rain....rain...and more rain....

Yay, I finally made it home today. I was out running around majority of the day and was sad that I didn't get to blog this morning, much less read anyones blogs. I promise to make time tonight.
Let's see...what can I blog about today?
Well, my husband has been out of town all week. And honey, we made it!! He's actually been at a Resort, on the beach, in Port Aransas (I'm so jealous) If only it had been 3 weeks from today (our spring break) we could have all gone with him. Oh well, things don't always works out the way you want them to, right? In fact yesterday when he called. I asked him "Are you coming home with a tan?" Here I'm thinking he's getting plenty of sun, swimming, walking the beach...but NO! He said "Babe, I haven't seen the sun since I left big "D". And suddenly I wasn't jealous anymore.
I had to brag to him about the weather here in Dallas yesterday. It was in the 70's - gorgeous and dry. They had rain....rain....mist and more mist - Over cast the entire week. I could only imagine.
I am sad that he didn't get to enjoy the beach.

Oh, and I have also started a new book by Dr. Emerson, LOVE and RESPECT. It's so good!

Happy Thursday!!! I promise to make time to sit and read all of your posts.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I heart faces Week 5

The photography theme this week is "Wonder" over at I ♥ Faces .
WONDER{ to think or speculate curiously: to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel }
I took this picture of my little one a few days before her 2nd birthday. I let her do her run around and do her own thing since we were at the duck pond and she was so excited!!
I've noticed that most of my favorite pictures always seem to be of them not looking directly into the camera.
This one was definitely one of them.

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Put the button on your web site & tell your friends. The more people who know about it, the more fun it will be!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Mi Amor

We had an AWESOME Valentines day. I am truly blessed!
My sister in law came over and stayed with our kiddos while we went to lunch and a movie. WE had a great time talking with no interruptions. We laughed a lot while having lunch and we even got to cuddle at the theater. I even stole a few kisses from my prince charming during the movie. Since it was a cold we stopped at Starbucks for some coffee and dessert. (he knows me to well) It was DELISH!! Thank you AMOR!!

white roses Pictures, Images and Photos

Friday, February 13, 2009


If you haven't participated in this carnival yet, I encourage you to try!! It's so fun, and super easy!! If you want to read more about this contest, click here.

This is my 2 yr old sitting at the table waiting for breakfast. She was so sweet and sat still while I ran to get my camera. Let me tell you, she is well trained.


I thought this was too cute. The object is to go to Google and search your name with "needs" at the end, so for example it would be "Roni Needs". Then you blog about the first 10 things you need and comment on each of them, so here it goes.....
  1. Roni needs to pee - I had too much DP
  2. Roni needs HELP! - I've fallen and I can't get up!
  3. Roni needs advice AGAIN! - Pick up the phone and call me sniff,
  4. Roni needs a planner. Roni is going insane anticipating her schedule that keeps building, but secretly, she is enjoying every second of it.... - You know it.
  5. Roni needs answers. Who is Aaron's father? Where has Frank been for twelve years? Who roams the house at night, writing messages?... - I hope my husband doesn't read this and think who are these guys? lol
  6. Roni needs to bite some chumps. ... - Alrighty then
  7. Roni needs to concentrate on her and her man - I will do just that.
  8. I really think Roni needs to find a chiropractor... - Yes, I do - ooooo my back!
  9. Roni needs some Emergen-C, and a hug, this morning... - Hugs are nice
  10. Roni needs help planning/hosting monthly party.... - Anyone up for a party?

Grilling Goodness

I say this every week, but I love this meme! It's so easy and I enjoy answering questions. To join in on the fun, click here!
1. How long has your longest friendship been? 20!
2. What made you happy this week? My kids and my husband!
3. Are you planning any kind of event right now? Yes, we are planning a get together with my dear friend who just lost her husband.
4. Do you wear your wedding ring? What is it made of? I wear my anniversary ring, 3 stone, white gold, princess cut. A girls best friend!
5. Do you shave your legs in the winter? lol Yes, I sure do!
6. What time do your kids go to bed? 8 pm - sharp!
7. Right this minute, is your laundry caught up? Never!
8. Do you want flowers for Valentine's Day? Honestly, I can do without flowers but my hubby already told me he was buying me some. Sweet guy!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

44 odd things about me

I was tagged by Nelly, over at Head over Heels..... Here are44 odd things about me!

44 ODD things about you! Learn 44 things about your friends, and let them learn 44 things about you!

1) Favorite object in your room? Picture of my family taken in Dec.

2)What's your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate

3.) Do you own guns? Yes, I have no choice my husband is a police officer.

4) What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic? Since I go there on a regularly, I like to change it up. Depends on what mood I'm in. Cherry Coke, Vanialla Coke, DP and just plain ole Coke. You can't go the crushed ice too - Cherry Ice.

5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? depends on what I'm there for

6) What do you think of hot dogs? They are Ok, I have to be in the mood for them. My little one loves them!

7) Favorite song?....I have so many. My favorite at this moment is "Just got started loving you" by James Otto.

8) Can you do push ups? Sure but not great!

9) Can you do a chin up? When I was in elementary. lol

10) Favorite type of jewelry? My Anniversary band and my brown Silpada ring.

11) Do you like blue cheese? Yes, with hot wings, Delish!

12) Ever been in a car wreck? A few finder benders but nothing serious, thank goodness.

13) What's one trait that you hate about yourself? My stomach, I guess,. I want it to be flat again. lol 3 kids later not sure it will ever be the way it was.

14) Middle name? I don't have one. I know boring!

15) Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment:
I'm sad for my dear friend
Why do my kids keep getting fever?
I need to clean this house from top to bottom?

16) Name 3 things you bought yesterday.
chicken from Chickfila - YUM!
a few tops from Kohls

17) Name 3 drinks you drink regularly ?
Orange Juice

18) Current worry? Why do my kids continue to be sick...

19) Current hate right now? the economy

20) How did you bring in the New Year? With my family

21) Where would you like to be right now? I am very happy so I don't want to be somewhere else.

22) Name three people who will complete this and let them know Alicia, More Than Words , Mama's Smitten , tollesons4him

23) Do you own slippers? thinking of that....i need some new ones.

24) What shirt are you wearing? One of my new ones.

25) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Who sleeps on satin sheets?

26) Can you whistle? Ooh yeah!

27) Would you be a pirate? No, they have had teeth lol

28) What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever comes to mind

29) Favorite girl's name? Courtney, Landry, Victoria, Elizabeth

30) Favorite boy's name? Blaine, Hunter, Brock

31) What's in your pocket? change

32) Last person that made you laugh? My husband

33) Best memory as a child? Roller skaing with my friends

34) Worst injury you've ever had? stained ankle during my HS yrs playing basketball

35) Do you love where you live? I love it

36) How many TVs do you have in your house? 3

37) Who is your loudest friend? My dear friend Gaby

38) How many dogs do you have?We have 1 dog

39) Does someone have a crush on you? Not that I'm aware of.

40) What is your favorite candy? anything with Chocolate

41) Favorite Sport team ? Basetball - San Antonio Spurs

42) Where is the next place you want to travel to? Paris, someday

43) What were you doing 12 AM last night? Sleeping

44) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Im still tired

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Grab my button

Thanks to Tara, over at blogmakeoversbytara, I now have my own beautiful picture button.
Don't forget to grab it. =>>>>>>>>>>

Thanks Tara - You Rock!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I thought this was too funny!


Dear Tech Support: Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewellery applications,which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5, andthen installed undesirable programs such as ESPN 5.0, VIDEO GAME 3.0 and ULTIMATE FIGHTING 4.1.Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail. What can I do?
Signed, Desperate

DEAR DESPERATE: First, keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme. html and try to download Tears 6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update. If that application works as designed, Husband1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewellery 2.0 and Flowers 3.5. However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0 or Beer 6.1. Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Farting and Snoring Loudly Beta. Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.) In addition, please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0. In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend: Cooking 3.0 and Hot Lingerie 7..7. Good Luck !

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

9 days left guys - Valentine's Day!

Other than a card...I never know what to get my husband for Valentine's Day. So far all I have is a card that plays music - woopy! Any ideas?? What do you get your husband?
We have 9 days left!!!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Making Cents.....

Coupons Pictures, Images and Photos

It's finally all making sense to me.
I always wondered why people used coupons and now it all makes sense to me. It's not that there being cheap, or don't have the money to pay for it, in fact they are just being smart. I'm guilty! I was always the one to get stuck behind a coupon clipper and I hated it. My thoughts were.... is she really saving, can this take any longer than it already is, is it too late for me to move to another lane, GOOD GRIEF how many coupons does this lady have?.......yup that was me. Now I'm the one clipping coupons and looking for all the good sales.
Well, today I met my hubby for lunch. Told him all about the sales going on today. I was pumped! I had done my research and was ready to hit the stores. And that I did! With my purse and coupons in one hand and my little one on the other, I walked into each store ONLY buying the sales items I had coupons for. My friend was shocked as I paid for all my items and I have to admit so was I. I've used coupons before but not faithfully. I saved more than half then what I should of paid. It was actually fun! I can't wait for next time.

What I was really excited for: Maybelline lip stick - Original price 9.99 Sale price 3.99 My coupon $2.00 - I paid 1.99 YAY!!!