Tuesday, March 30, 2010

...a fun, but exhausting, weekend...

I seriously don't know how I survived last Fall without a camera! I'm so glad to be able to take pics of what's going on in my life! So, without further ado...here's a few pics from a wonderful weekend that was jam packed!

Friday night I watched my Baylor boys bring it!  Here I am with some fellow Baylor friends!

On Saturday I helped host a shower for a dear friend of mine.  Here are the hostesses with the mom-to-be, Jess Ray!

with my fellow sprinkle!

with the momma-to-be!!! LOVE HER!!!

Then Sunday afternoon my dad & I had tix to the Elite Eight game! It was super fun, even though the Bears lost!

You know, some of you could reward all of the photo posts with some comments...that would be a nice treat for me!

See you in April!

Monday, March 22, 2010

...Spring Break 2010...

Seriously, you don't deserve me!  That's right, this is another photo post, coming your way.  I assume that you love photo posts as much as I do, so I'll just assume you're thanking me as you sit in front of your computer.  So, without further ado, here are some kodak moments from my family get away to San Antonio last week:

The whole crew (minus me, I'm taking the pic) on the Riverwalk in SA.

All of us after we toured the Alamo, taking a break enjoying some snowcones.
Sidenote: shortly after this picture was taken, we crossed the street and were looking at the Ripley's Believe It or Not, trying to decide if we wanted to go in, how much it cost, etc, when all of a sudden my BIL says, "Where's Blake?"  All of a sudden we look around and he's nowhere to be found.  Scariest feeling of my life! We look up and down the street.  He's nowhere.  And the street is PACKED! I go back to the crosswalk, thinking maybe he hadn't made it across the street with us...and sure enough there he was, on the other side of the street with a lady that was helping him find his family.  I shouted out to my family, "I got him," and crossed the street to get one scared little 4 year old.  I think we were only looking for him for less than 30 seconds, but it was a horrific 30 seconds.  You had best believe that he was holding onto someone's hand THE ENTIRE rest of the trip!  Thank you Lord for protecting him for those few minutes that he was "lost."

Here's some of us that went on the Riverboat ride through downtown San Antonio.

Here we are at the entrance to Seaworld! It was the perfect day to enjoy some rides and shows!  Love spending time with these kiddos!

Us again before a show!

Shamu posing very nicely for us!

All 10 of us as we were about to leave Seaworld after a LONG, but fun, day!

It's always fun spending time with my fam.  A little crazy with so many of us, so many kids, so many opinions, so many schedules, but it's always worth it to make memories and more importantly, just get to get away and be together!

Next post: My visit to Reliant Stadium to see my Baylor Bears play in the Sweet Sixteen this Friday!!! Yippeee!!!! Sic 'em Bears!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

...RODEO 2010...

I know, you are all loving me for my photo saturated posts lately.  Yeah, that's just the kind of amazing blogger that I am, keeps y'all coming back.  Actually, I'm just having to make up for last Fall when I didn't have a camera and therefore was lacking in photo documentation of my life.  Well, no more! I'm trying, I promise! So, without further ado, here are some fun pics from my 2010 Rodeo experience! If you're a Houstonian and don't make an annual trip to the Rodeo, well, you're missing out, and not getting a true Houston experience!  And if you ever need someone to go with, well, I'd be willing to do that, out of the goodness of my heart, just for you, just give me a call!

   Carnival Rides! Bumper cars!

Cliff, Teresa & Rebs on the Big Slide!

Not so healthy Rodeo food!

The 4 of us at the concert!

Cute cowgirls after a fun-filled night at the Rodeo!

Monday, March 08, 2010

...saying goodbye...

I told you a few weeks ago that my boss had officially announced her retirement.  This weekend we took time to recognize and thank her for her amazing 36 years of service as Minister of Preschool Education.

I can't begin to tell you how much I have learned from this amazing woman of God.  She taught me more than I probably even realize.  I am ever grateful to the Lord for blessing me through her friendship and mentorship over the past 5 years.  It is hard for me to think about coming to the office every day and walking past her office with the door closed and the lights off.  Noone to run an idea by, meet with, or brainstorm ideas with.  Needless to say, I will miss her.

We wanted to make this weekend special for her so on Friday night we had dinner with all of the Division Directors.  It was a really special time.  We gave her a picture of all of us and we signed the mat for her to remember us by.  We also had compiled a memory book for her that had pages from Preschool leaders, childcare workers and staff members.  She just about lost it when she saw what it was.  I hope it is a really special keepsake for her.  Then on Sunday evening we had a reception in her honor.  The culinary services director, Jan, and I were in charge of the reception.  It was really fun to get to plan some special elements to this as well.  We had a slideshow going on the big screens of pictures from preschool ministry over the past 36 years.  Here are some pics from the reception.  You can see red & white paper lanterns that we hung, the big screens with the slideshow going, and a table with a contemporary center piece.

close up of a center piece, yes, they were my creation, my momma taught me well

the drink table with a larger arrangement, sorry it's kinda dark

the receiving line, don't miss the giraffe in the background, Susan just recently got it to put in the Preschool lobby, we thought she'd enjoy seeing it at her reception!

me with some wonderful preschool peeps!

I'm grateful that they aren't moving too far away! It's not goodbye, it's see you later!