Friday, August 22, 2008

Birthday Boy



Well, Brian just celebrated his 33rd birthday last Tuesday. So, at least for the next 2 1/2 months, I will only be 1 year older than him... We celebrated with cake and presents with the kids and then dinner out for just the two of us. Jack bought him a Starbucks travel mug and Kaylyn bought him a Starbucks gift card. Mellie (the cat) claims to have bought him his Playstation 3, but we all know that is not the case. Brian bought that himself a couple of months ago as an early present (with my approval of course;o]) I think for my present, I will let him beat me in Singstar...but just this once.

For dinner we went to Fogo de Chao. The restuarant had the best salad bar I've ever seen. It included fresh asparagus, sundried tomatoes, smoked salmon, 4 kinds of cheeses, and on and on... Then, flip your card to green and let the meatfest begin. We ate until we were stuffed and then split a brownie sundae with coffee before we rolled ourselves out the door. Everything was delicious, but be prepared to spend a pretty penny if you go.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Conversations with Jack

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Well, it looks like Jack has the gift for gab like his mother and his sister. Some days he is quiet as a mouse, but other days he is a little chatterbox. Listen to what he has to say in this short video clip above.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of '27 &'29




Brian and I took the kids in to take pictures that were well overdue. I came up with the idea of doing an Aggie theme since Jack could now fit into his football outfit and Kaylyn still fit into her cheerleader outift. We provided all the props. Jack was pleasant and cooperative, although at times a bit drooly. Kaylyn, however, was not a very cooperative model at all. I thank Ms. Marva at JCPenney's Portrait Studio for hiding this very well. We were very pleased with the results. (BTW, we're not pressuring our children at all as to where they should go to college...);o)Click on this link to see the slideshow.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Together Again! (SYTYCD)


Yay!! Katee and Joshua are back together again! And a good thing for the last show before the finale. They were wonderful in both performances. The contemporary piece by Tice Diorio was my favorite. I am so happy that they are in the finale. I really would love Joshua to win it all, he is so the underdog. I do believe that all the performances last week were great. Looking forward to the finale...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Tropical Storm Edouard Mayhem

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I just got back from the grocery store. I was doing my usual weekly shopping with a few added items to prepare for T.S. Eduoard as he bears down on the Texas coast. Kroger was a complete MADHOUSE! There was barely any room in the store to maneuver a cart, and you better get in line if you are planning on buying bottled water or batteries. Oh, and don't forget the line that wraps around the parking lot for gasoline. Thankfully, I filled up the tank yesterday. Every check-out line was open (I've never seen that....) and they all had lines 5-6 carts deep. The parking lot looked even worse when I left. To top off all that mayhem, I received a call from work while I was shopping. We are on CARLA alert (that means emergency preparedness plan is in effect) and I am required to be there at 5 am tomorrow morning with extra clothes, a blanket and a pillow in hand. I plan to be there with a big smile on my face and a LARGE cup of coffee. I wonder if Starbucks will remain open across the street tomorrow..... Stay tuned for an update on my adventures at TCH tomorrow.