Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Nothing too exciting has been going on recently. I turned the big 2-5 on August 18th and had a great celebration with friends and family. I am so lucky to have so many people who care about me in my life, and they all made my day extra special. We had a fabulous dinner at Fleming's, and if you've never had their chocolate lava cake its almost worth just going in for a glass of wine and dessert!
Other than it being hotter than h-e-double hockey sticks outside, we've had some great pool weather lately. Its been nice to enjoy that when we can this summer.
On another note...
Work has been nothing short of amazing lately. I am so lucky to be working with such a creative and wonderful group of people. TOMS Shoes is really an amazing cause and I'm thrilled that I get to be apart of getting kiddos shoes on their feet! We are about to place our 1Millionth Pair of shoes on a children's feet this fall, and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate with everyone who supports the One for One Movement. If you aren't aware of what this means, you should definitely check out the TOMS website. www.TOMS.com We try to make a difference in the lives of children everyday, and with everyones support and help this is becoming more of a reality with each pair of shoes that is purchased. So neat!
Well, thats all I have for now. I also just wanted to say Congratulations to The Johnson Family who just welcomed sweet Ainsley Grace into the world on Monday morning. She is precious, and we are so happy for you two!
Have a great week everyone!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Let's see...here's a little bit of what has been going on...
I went back to school, Cabe went back to school...oh and I started a new job working for TOM Shoes! Such a blessing and I learn so many new things everyday!
Can't really remember a whole lot of what went on this month...getting adjusted to a new schedule and workload with school and work made that all a big blur!
Mom visited North Carolina, and I kept on keeping on with school and work. Papa Cabe was having a tough time starting this month and Mom was lucky to get to see him over the course of the next couple of months.
We celebrated Ash's 25th Birthday! Cabe and I also went up to visit Nana and Pap in PA! We had a blast, Cabe went up the week before me and I waited and went with Aunt Nancy. Never a dull moment I tell ya!
This was a tough month, and I'm sure glad its over. It was a year ago this month that Dad passed away. Not only was it the anniversary of that, we lost the best Pappaw ever. We look at it that we have the best guardian angels now, even though we are a little jealous that Dochie and Pappaw are back together...we know its where he needs to be and he's now feeling better than ever! Bittersweet for sure.
This has been another crazy month. Father's Day is always tough, especially this year. It was Mom's first year without her Dad, and it kind of came too soon after all that happened only a couple weeks ago. It was a rough weekend, but like I said before we realize that we couldn't ask for better people to always be looking over us.
There is nothing else to really report right now. I am trying to get a free weekend to visit the cousins and family in Dallas and then head back up to NC again here sometime soon too!
Thanks to everyone who has been nothing short of supportive over the past couple of months. Its tough to live by yourself, and I only did it for a little over a month! (Mom was in NC a majority of April & May to help take care of Pappaw) It seemed like the minute Mom left the house fell apart, but I don't want to even go there!
Here's to having a FABULOUS Summer with lots of laughs!
Friday, January 15, 2010
So its been a while since I've posted anything, but we have just been so busy these past couple of months. I've hardly been at home at all. Not that I'm complaining!
Just a quick recap of our holidays to catch everyone up to speed...
For Thanksgiving this year we celebrated in College Station at my brothers house! It sure was different, but we had a great time having the traditional dinner and then heading to the A&M vs. Texas game. It was a fun game to watch this year because the Aggies actually showed up to play! Imagine that! Just kidding! The game was a blast, although a little cold. However, we weren't so lucky during the drive back home. We were rear ended by an idiot who wasn't paying attention. After a quick trip to the ER, we were headed back to Houston at 4am. Nice.
The weekend after Thanksgiving, me and Ashley were in a friends wedding in Houston. Congrats again Dan and April! We had a blast, and we felt so special to be able to share in their special day!
After Thanksgiving, it was on to finish school. FINALS STINK! I came out OK though, and made 2 A's and 1 "B". I was a little upset given the fact that my "B" was ONE point away from an "A" and my teacher wouldn't give it to me. UGH! Better luck next semester I guess!
This year we spend Christmas in the Mountains of North Carolina! What a treat that was, we got to have a white Christmas! It was great to spend low key time, and get some much needed rest with our fabulous family. Cabe and I spent a lot of time at the lake with Uncle Jeff catching up on our movies. Time well spent. Can't wait to go back up this summer for a little lake action!
We were home 3 short days and then turned around and left for NEW YORK CITY!!! For New Years this year we went to the city that never sleeps to ring in 2010! We celebrated at the Hewitt office in Times Square and it was a blast to see the ball drop from the warm office, rather then standing on the street outside! We got lucky! I loved NYC, but after a few days there I realized that I am not a "city girl". I was ready to come back to Texas and a little bit of warmer weather!
So far 2010 has been nothing short of fabulous! I am starting school on the 19th of January and gearing up to be finished with school forever here pretty soon! Can't wait! Since I could only get my classes on Mon/Wed/Fri, I can't babysit for the Cole Family anymore. I have been with them for 2 years and have seen these kiddos grow up! Bittersweet for sure. I guess we all have to move on at some point though. I do get to start a new job and adventure with TOMS Shoes, Inc. I get to make my own schedule which works fabulous since I will be in school and I get to work for the coolest boss lady ever, Jillian! I can't wait to see what this year has in store for me. Great things to come I'm sure!
I just wanted to give a quick update on what has been going on these past couple of months around our neck of the woods. I'm sure we will have so much to be thankful for in 2010, here's to a new year and new beginnings!
Love to all!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thanksgiving to me and my family is all about being together. We used to have the best time all crowding into our tiny little house on Morning Forest Ct. We would all be outside playing football in the street or basketball in the driveway. It would be a challenge for me, Abby and Cabe to get someone "older" to come out and play H-O-R-S-E with us. I remember everyone crowding in the garage and just talking about all the times they used to share when they were little, or doing their best "Cousin Eddie" impression. All the adults always sat at the big dining room table, while the kids (Me, Cabe and Abby) would always sit at the little blue fisher price table in the living room. Mom would even set place mats and the little pilgrim and turkey candles in the middle so that we wouldn't feel left out. After we would all eat until we were sure to pop, we would pop Uncle Phil's apple pie into the oven and all make pallets on the floor or pile onto the couches and watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. It basically described our family, and we each took on our own character. I was Audrey, Cabe was Rusty, Dad was Clark....Uncle Eddie was Cameron....etc. Those times were priceless, and I miss them so much. Although things will never be that way again, we are so blessed to be able to still get together and be thankful for all the wonderful things that we have in our lives today. I can't wait to start new traditions this year by moving Thanksgiving dinner to College Station, and heading out to witness the Ags BTHO Texas!
Make sure you tell everyone how much you love them everyday, and be thankful for all the wonderful memories you have to look back on. We are all getting older and starting our own traditions...can you imagine what it will be like 5 years from now? Crazy!
Oh, and please keep Nini in your thoughts and prayers over the next few months. She is one of a kind and like another Momma to me and needs all the healing and positive vibes sent her way! We ♥ You!
Have a fabulous week everyone! Can't wait to see the family in Dallas this weekend!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Hope you have the best day today, and I hope that this year holds exciting things for you. You will be great, I just know it! We love you so much and are so proud of you. Remember to do great things for others, and great things will happen for you. Love you all the way to the man in the moon!
Wow, I can't believe that my little brother turned 20 today. We are all just getting so old! We had the chance to celebrate many things this past weekend with all of our family in Dallas. On Saturday morning we had a wedding shower for the Newlyweds, and that evening we had a big reception at Grandad Marvins house in Irving. We are so blessed to have gained so many great new family members, and I'm not sure what we have done without them in our lives all these years!
Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Fall weather. Have a great week!