Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Happy Haunting Night!

Jeff and I have not been home on Halloween night in years, but are enjoying our many Trick-or-Treaters tonight :) We had a great time on our date last night to celebrate my birthday--holding steady at 25...
Preston, of course, has no idea about Halloween and has had a little cough/cold so we decided to make it a low key night. We did take him out trick-or-treating to see some special friends and he LOVED it. He is now pretty smitten with Lori Golden for giving him a sucker-that he essentially had for supper :) Oh well, it's just one night. I hope you are having a haunting good time!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Shopping in Dallas

Nana, Aunt K-K, and I had a great time shopping in Dallas last weekend! My major purchase was from the Fabric Factory---I have already started making plans for Preston's "big boy room!" Ok, I am a planner. There are worse things to be :) And just wait, it is going to be REALLY cute!!

Actually, the most eventful thing that happened last weekend was that Preston had a NASTY run in with the coffee table Friday morning. I can not bring myself to post a picture, and quite frankly try to block it out. IT IS REALLY BAD. However, I took him to the Dr. and he is going to be FINE.

Many thanks to Jeff for being such a great Daddy. It was really nice-not to get away per se-but to spend time with my sweet Mom and Sister.

Hope you are having a great week!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Preston Pan

I knew at 4:00 that it was not going to work. Preston was already getting tired and rubbing his eyes. However, we really wanted to attend our Sunday School Class Halloween Bash tonight at Brian and Shelley Mercer's beautiful home. Well, we're all back at home now :( Preston was SO TIRED and was very fussy--but was a HUGE hit as Preston Pan. I try to keep my blog posts very positive, because no one likes a whiner, but SERIOUSLY when is he going to be able to stay up a little later????? We are getting some serious cabin fever.....I can just hear Nana saying, "This too shall pass." At least I am going to get some beauty sleep for GIRLS WEEKEND IN DALLAS THIS WEEKEND!!! WHOOHOO!

Monday, October 19, 2009

How 'Bout Them Dawgs!

I am a little bummed out that we did not get a family picture...but oh well! I thought these two were a cute snapshot of our fun day at Tech Homecoming :) The Bulldogs almost had a shut out in their win over New Mexico State, and we all had a fun family day. I did not get to do much tailgaiting (ie walking around seeing people) because Jeff likes to get into the stands 45 minutes if I did not get to see you I missed you and hope to see you next year!!! TECH! TECH! TECH!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I still haven't found what I'm looking for.......

but we had fun trying! Jeff and I GREATLY enjoyed our quick getaway to Dallas to go see U2. We left early Monday morning, and got to Dallas around lunch. We did some shopping then headed to our neat room at the W downtown. When we pulled in, we noticed a crowd next door at the American Airlines Center. Well, you know me, I had to go see what was going on--and OPRAH was there. We had to wait about 20 minutes to see her...but it was worth it (well, maybe not to Jeff, but he was a good sport!) Anyway, we then met up with our friends and took a stretch Hummer to the new Dallas Cowboy stadium. Y'all, it is SO pretty inside. I really hope that people use manners and good sense and that it stays would be a shame for that nice of a place to get gross...I digress. Anyway, the opening act was Muse and they were awesome. (Probably their most famous song is "Super Sonic Black Hole"--heard of them?) Then, U2 rocked the house. They played some old, some new, and they just ROCKED. We headed back after sleeping in and a trip to the gym this morning, and were so grateful for our traveling safety--the rain was BAD! Anyway, thanks again to Resa for her help so we could make this trip. Stay dry :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weekend happenings.....

have been, well, not too much! We (Preston and mommy!) were without power ALL DAY Friday and it was a LONG day! The family was all packed up headed out to stay with Resa when we looked inside and the lights were on--HOORAY!
Saturday Preston learned how to use his "Rolli-Pop" toy that Aunt Kendal gave him...this picture really does not do justice to how much FUN he had. THANKS Aunt K-K! Oh, he only liked the two-towers--the four towers was too long to wait for the balls to roll down....HE came up with the idea to use just the two towers :)
Then, I had to post a picture of his PRECIOUS birthday shirt from Nana that is embroidered with Old McDonald...he was a HIT at church this morning. Thanks again Nana for the GREAT find. Oh, and one of the reasons he was a hit was that I taught him how to "pray" and he was showing all of his teachers at school...too cute!
Hope you all have a great week!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Little Pumpkin

I will let these precious pictures speak for themselves. Many thanks to Crystal Garcia photography--we will be back :) Oh, and can you tell how much FUN he had??

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Budding Artist....

I promise I won't post every single picture Preston brings home, but this is the first he has done and I just had to post it! Wow, our house is definitely not designed for kids...I am going to have to come up with a clever display for the art projects to come :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

I can hardly WAIT!

Last Thursday, I took Preston to have his picture made at the Townsend House. Mrs. Crystal Garcia was having pumpkin patch sessions and my friend MaryAnne thought I might be interested...well, OF COURSE! Anyway, I wanted to post a link to her site, as she does have a precious collage posted of a lot of kids you might recognize :) Also, I am asking for your VOTE when she starts the contest later on in the week. (This plea is for you, Nana, Aunt K-K, Resa, and Gran-Gran!!!)

Check it out and happy voting!!!

Sorry, I have yet to figure out how to get a link in here--
the site is

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Family Trip to the Park

Honestly, the reason why we decided to take Preston to the park yesterday was that he only took a 35 minute nap ALL DAY! Aunt Kendal can attest to the fact that he was COMOTOSE before he went down...but he just does not like to sleep during the day :) Really, I can't blame him, as far as pretty days go yesterday was one for the record books!
As you can see, he had a blast at the little Squire Creek park. They have a good mix of equipment for big and small kids, and I can picture in about 6 months he will be ALL over the place. Afterward, we headed to Monroe to Academy and mommy got some new running shoes and daddy got some hunting gear. We really had a great Saturday and hope you did too!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Caught in the Act!

Although I am not proud of it, I will admit that I use Elmo as a babysitter from time to time. Preston LOVES him, and I can dry my hair. Please do not judge :) Anyway, I was in the bathroom this morning trying to get dressed (Jeff was getting a flu shot), and I realized that the video I had just put on was not playing. I went to check out the situation and this is that I found. These pics are in chronological order, and can you tell that Preston is pleased as a PEACH that he can turn the tv off and on???? What can I say, I guess all men just learn how to operate televisions early.....HA! We are enjoying this beautiful day and hope you are too : ) Happy Fall!