Monday, July 20, 2009


I'll let the pictures tell the story. This year's theme was Outer Space,
this year's slogan was "Our Aunt's Are Out of This World!"
first stop of AW09 - the pool!

all dressed up like we are in the circus!

All 5 of us at the Circus! Good times!

NASA!!! On the tram on our way to Astronaut training.

In awe of the size of the space shuttle!

Waiting in line at NASA for this lame target game, but hey, at least we got a cute picture out of the deal, right?

Fun times at NASA on the semi-high ropes course. Ash & Brady were pros!

We hit the $1 theater to see "Monsters vs. Aliens" Yes, this was in theme, but I wasn't very impressed with it. Blake, my 4 year old nephew didn't like it so he went outside with Kelly & they waited til the movie was over.

Had to finish up the day with some ice cream from B&R!!!
On Saturday we swam again and then headed to Incredible Pizza. I don't have any pictures from that because we used my sister's camera :(
All in all it was a hit! The kids loved every minute of it! I have been battling a cold, so that wasn't so fun, although I was exhausted in the end, it was all worth it and I survived!
So there you have it, Aunt's Weekend '09 recap in pictures!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Sometimes I wonder how I have kept this blog up for the past 4 years. Even though I have stuff going on, sometimes I have a real lack of motivation to update...does anyone even read anymore? Well, for what it's worth, here's what I've been up to the past few weeks.

I went home on July 1st to spend a few days at home. My 2 oldest sisters and their kids (minus Brady) were all there. We had a great time eating at my fave restaurants, hitting the beach, wrastling, and the kids favorite activity, waking me up early by jumping on me! It was the closest thing I can call a "vacation" this summer. Just a few days off, not thinking about anything related to church, which was nice considering how hectic June was!

I headed back to Houston on Sunday, June 5th, although I was sad to leave the kids, I was especially sad to have to leave Jada (yes, I finally named my new car!) in Corpus. There was a weird thing going on with the AC in my car so I had to leave it in Corpus so it could get fixed :( After driving around Houston in my dad's 2 door red Caddy I was ready to get Jada back, so I made a spontaneous trip to Corpus on Friday to pick her up! It was also fun to surprise all the kids, they were still in Corpus and didn't know I was coming back! It was a quick trip since I had to return to Houston for church on Saturday night, but I was glad I made the trip. Too bad when I got to Corpus my parents told me that they had secretly planned to bring me my car on Sunday...or so they say.

So, I've been back in the office this week. Things have really slowed down, a much welcomed change of pace. I've enjoyed getting caught up on work and planning ahead for a few special events that we have coming up this summer. I have been feeling a bit run down, so I took the morning off to rest up for............AUNT'S WEEKEND!!!

That's right! Kelly picks up Ashlyn, Brady & Blake tomorrow morning and they head this way for a jam-packed, fun-filled 2 days! Here's the itinerary:

Thursday afternoon - lunch by the pool/play in the pool
Thursday night - CIRCUS!!!

Friday - NASA
Friday night - movie night & pizza

Saturday morning - swim again
Saturday lunch - Incredible Pizza or Chuck-E-Cheese
Saturday afternoon - Kelly takes the kids back to their parents

Should be a quick 2 days! The kids are really excited! They don't know everything we have planned, so that should be fun! I just finished the t-shirts and tote bags last night, but still have a lot of cleaning to do and need to make a grocery run tonight.

So, lots to do, and I promise to give you an AW09 post!

Have a happy hump day!

The Good News: I'm forced to clean my apartment since the sister & kiddos are coming!
The Bad News: My cousin's wedding is in 2.5 weeks and I still haven't figured out if I'm going and if I am, then I need to purchase plane tix!