Friday, October 27, 2006

SFG- I'll have queso waiting...

My sweet SFG is coming down to see me!! Whoo-Hoo! I have always wanted to meet her. Its weird and cool how you can totally 'click' with people you have never even met! She is not coming really but to amuse her I will update. I am here. I have been SERIOUSLY slacking lately in my blogging efforts! Anyway lemme catch you up.

This week I am in the process of finishing a directory that I volunteered to do for one of Ryans pre schools. I copied my friend Shelli who did one for her daughter Lola's class. It is taking way longer than I thought it would but what the hell. Mainly because when 1 and 3 year olds are awake it is difficult to work on :)

Its basically a picture of each kiddo, the address, phone number and the parents names. When I am done with it in the year 2009 its going to look so cute!!!

I also went to Wal Mart and got a gazillion pumpkin cups that I am filling up with googly eye glasses, rubber eye balls, pencils, candy, stickers, etc for Halloween to wrap up with cellophane and give to all of Ryans school mates.

Anything wrapped in cellophane looks cute you know.

For all of his teachers I got them a candy dish that looks like a candy corn that I am filling with Reeses peanut butter cups (We are partial to that candy :)) Pumpkin candy corns and my new favorite Halloween candy- Creeper Peepers. They are chocolate balls filled with either caramel, peanut butter or chocolate wrapped in foil that makes them look like an eyeball. Eye love them, so will you! HA!!

Did I mention that I love Halloween?

This weekend we are taking Ryan to the Renaissance Festival tomorrow. Although as expected both of my children AGAIN have the freaking sniffles. We are running at once a month with getting sick right now. WTF?! I change their sheets every Monday, we feed them well, they get plenty of sleep, they take vitamins and yet SICK!!! Arrrgh.

It is cold here today which totally throws off my wardrobe. I am used to the usual 85-100 degree flip- flop wearing weather we have year round here so when a cold bit blows through I find it difficult to get dressed. Mainly because all of my winter stuff is up in the attic and I am to lazy to drag it all down. Also my closet is overflowing as it is already and if I went and got the warm stuff down then I would be forced to clean out my closet. I mean really who has time for that?

Next week Franny and I are heading to Las Vegas on Thursday! Yep... VEGAS BABY!!! Our friend Shelli is turning the big 4-0 so what better way to celebrate than drinking oneself into oblivion and losing all our money? Whoo-Hoo! Seriously though we aren't really big gamblers. Can't say the same for the drinking though :) heehee! We haven't been since the whole family went back when Carrie turned 21 and golly that was a LONG time ago!!!! ;) heehee *love you sis* I am a little hesitant to get on a plane and leave my sweet babies behind. I mean as in like going states away from them. That is weird to me because I have never been more than 3 hours driving distance away from them.

I suppose on Sunday I will make my way into the aforementioned closet and start trying to pack oh and maybe go to Sams... I really can see why you people love me- I am so freaking exciting. Ok that's it for me. Have a happy weekend!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Happy Anniversary Nicole and Fran!

Little sister Carrie here.

I know you are all awaiting an update from my big sis, but she is down at the coast with the hubs celebrating their 6th anniversary. (Note: they dated for like 10 years before getting married or something, so they must really love each other :P) My parents have the munchkins until Sunday, so hopefully, they will have a wonderful time!!

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They were down at the coast last weekend with the fam, minus me, and only back in town for two days, so she couldn't update you all with her fabby life. Don't worry, SFG, I'm on her ass about her lack of blogging. :)

Who knew, when I first heard about this 'Fran' guy, back when I was still in High School, that he would be the 'one' and that they would become such a wonderful couple and end up with such great kiddos! Not to mention, that I adore my BIL and he has become the big brother I never had, but always wanted. :)

I wanted to post a picture of them from their wedding, but my printer/scanner has decided that it no longer wishes to be of service. :P
I do have their engagement picture, which is just as awesome:

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY NICOLE AND FRAN!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Weekend Review

Friday I kept Ryan home from school again mainly because I was still feeling sick and didn't feel like getting up and going through the hassle of getting him there on time and such. So instead the kids and I had a nice day at home where I did laundry and took them on a walk and then relaxed while they both took their naps. I do not wish whatever this funk is that we have on anyone because it just LINGERS. Arrrrgh!!! Friday night was really nice- it rained and cooled the weather off so we opened up the windows and aired the house out and I made a pot roast (yummy Fall food) and then the 4 of us did as we always do and took a walk that night after dinner.

Saturday we had my cousins wedding to go to at 4. My kiddos were supposed to go and stay overnight with their grandparents but my dad was still illing from the funk that no doubt my kids gave to him. My mom graciously offered though to come over to our house and watch them here so that we, Fran, myself and my sis, could still go to my cousins wedding and then out afterwards for some adult time :) Here is Saturday in pictures:

Fran and I at the wedding:
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Carrie and I at the wedding:
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My cousin and his new bride- first dance as husband and wife:
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My uncle and me: ( I think the large smile must come from my moms side of the family):
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My other cousin Clinton and Frank:
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My Aunt Carol with Miss Makenzie and Jonathan:
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My cousin Shelly and her daughther Emma:
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My Uncle and Clinton again- notice the mouths :)
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Later that evening we headed over to the new Buffalo Wild Wings here in Cypress and as you can imagine with the Astros playing it was packed but we managed to have a good time :) heehee!

We had the pleasure of meeting up with SuZan and her husband Big G from Celebrating Women, my dear friend (of how many years now?!) Miss Shell, from Shells Thoughts and our neighbors Janice and Jim.

The company was terrific, the food was super yummy, the alcohol was flowing and the Astros won- It was truly a great time :) We even had the pleasure of meeting G2 in the flesh and ladies he is every bit as cute as he is on his moms blog!!!

After wards we went to one more bar and then called it a night.
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Suzan and Big G
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Shell, Fran and I. It would appear that by this time I needed some holding up :) heehee!

Sunday we chilled and watched lots of football- Fran finally got all the baby proof latches on our kitchen and bathroom cabinets since Reese has decicded that she likes to play with bleach and other household cleaning items. That night we were feeling a bit lazy so we did Carrabas for dinner. It was super yummy but if there was ever a food that makes your ass feel like its growing right when you are eating... its Carrabas!

So today its back to the diet grind. Thank you to everyone we went out with and got to see over the weekend! We had a really great time!
Happy Monday!
That is all.