Monday, March 31, 2008

Everything Is Bigger in Texas!

My breakfast this morning is a GINORMOUS banana! Look at the size of this thing!! LOL It is big enough to eat for Breakfast, Snack and Lunch! That is a lot of Potassium.

Weekend Update! 1 Baby Shower & 3 Birthday Parties

I sure hope she doesn't mind me posting her belly pictures.
What a BUSY weekend Lalo had. Friday after work I hosted a baby shower for Danielle. We had a great time. It was my first shower and I am honored that she asked me to do it. Also glad I didn't screw everything up. I came close. She knows how much Lalo procrastinates and how unorganized I am. First thing that went haywire for me was the Invitations!! Stephanie suggested we ask people to bring a card or something with ADVICE for the mother to be. Well how excited was I when I found Invitations with such cards for guests to bring. Little did I realize that the pack only had 12 Invites. We had 13 guests (not including myself and the m.t.b.). So I went to 6 (yes SIX) different Target locations in search of another pack, I sent Gina to 1 by her house and they were no where to be found. Lesson learned: By MORE than you need. Next, I found some SO UGLY they are CUTE Stork pens (in blue) at Party City, so I bought all that they had. I asked the cashier if they had any other pens-perhaps in the back-she said "No, all we have is what you see back there". I thought to myself, AMAZING that she knows the stores inventory without even looking anything up in the computer. She must be making big bucks to be able to maintain all their inventory in her head. So I asked if she'd call the store in Sugar Land for me. It is a good 25 minute drive from the Pearland store I was at. So she called and spoke with someone, asked if they had more BLUE pens.......we waited as it seemed someone sent an associate to see....waited some more.....then she says "Great I have a lady who is needing 6 more and she is on her way". I was so delighted but knew the store was about to close so I rushed out and drove to the other location. When I arrived I got back to the aisle and guess what. NO PENS, not one!?! So I ask the lady about it and she informs me that their manager does NOT allow them to confirm merchandise over the phone and they don't have any. WTF!!! So I bought a few other items and was on my way. The next day I go to the Party City off Kirby and 59 thinking surely they will have some. Think again, they had no blue ones. Is everyone having a Baby Boy this year? So I made an executive decision and just went with 6 pink ones. We have a lot of girly girls and I figured we'd make it work. I think it did. They seemed to be a pretty big hit. Gina was kind enough to slap on some "IT'S A BOY" stickers to their tags. We played a couple shower games, even though Nellie was against the idea and let me tell you-Stephanie and CK are two tough competitors. For a moment I thought they were going to just go at it to prove who was closer to the Baby's MAMA! ha ha. It was funny. I struggled to think of a tie breaking question but those two "KNOW THEIR NELLIE".

Thank goodness Stephanie offered to pick out a cake. I had my M.I.L. make some cupcakes and they actually matched the cake Stephanie picked out so I was very pleased. Nellie later sent me a text that read "Cupcakes Rock". I am so glad she enjoyed them. The kids grandma is a pretty good baker. I think Yolanda's kids ate mine. I got home and took the couple I had in the car and placed them on the trunk. She called me over to talk so I left them there. When I came back to my car a few minutes later they were no where to be found? The only trace of them was the silver cc liners that magically landed in the yard. Those little *beeps* lol I guess I didn't need to eat them anyway. RIGHT! I had a lot of fun putting it all together. I only hope my Guest of Honor was just as honored.

The Lovely Parents to Be~How can their baby not be beautiful?
The Secret Storks!

For many months now Stephanie, Kristin and I have been leaving Secret Stork gifts for Baby Watson and Nellie was sure it was ME. She was correct but had no idea her other friends were in on it too. So we decided to come out of the Stork Closet at her shower. The look on her face was priceless. I think Gina has video of her opening up her SS scrapbook that leaked our little SS Team. What fun.

Saturday the kids and I went to a birthday party for Nick who turned 13. The kids played on a ginormous moon walk and had a lot of fun.

That evening I attended a birthday party for my friend Jason. We had yummy shrimp tacos, Spanish Rice and homemade salsa. Heather is such a cute little cook. We had an open bar and enjoyed some cocktails and conversation. We decided to play Trivia Pursuit Pop Culture on DVD so Gina and I teamed up. We were the gnome (naturally) and we kicked butt. In my opinion we won. We had all of our pie pieces but due to the time we decided to do a SUDDEN DEATH question for the win and I believe Jennifer took the game. I wasn't happy with the sudden death thing but Heather was sleeping on the couch, the Russian girl was also sleeping on the sofa chair so I agreed for the sake of their backs and necks. But why go through the trouble of winning all your pie pieces and going to a quick draw for the win? Next time we will start the game earlier so the real winners can take the PIE! All in all we had fun. I rocked the Sports & Games category and Gina was kick butt on the Music and TV categories. I just don't watch enough TV and I never know who sang what song or what award they won for it!?!

Sunday we went to my most UN favorite place, yep the picture gives it away, Chuck E Cheese's where a kid can be a kid. I say it where a Kid can be a MONSTER. I mean really people, monitor your children while they are at play. I was ran over by two children. Lucky for me the Boy and the Girl are very well behaved and have manners and respect for others so they play nicely. Other kids and/or adults NOT so much. So to keep myself from going crazy I sat at my own little table and played Sudoku.

I have actually gotten pretty good at this. Sometimes I am playing and I don't realize that I have finished the puzzle until it is finished. A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Only problem is once you start playing it can be hard to stop. I kept going and going until my eyes were crossing and the party was over!
Well Stephanie is in Chicago so no camera cord for me today but Nellie will be bringing hers in tomorrow so I will have some pictures to post of all the madness. Overall my weekend was very busy and very fun. I am thankful that I have so many friends that keep me busy. This weekend will be a quiet one because I am having my Wisdom teeth pulled on Wednesday. All FIVE of them. Yep, I have super Wisdom. All four 3rd Molars will come out and I was lucky enough to have a 4th Molar that needs to be taken out too. Lucky lucky me.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


  1. Finish all the D.O.'s Nellie left for me to do!!!!
  2. Send pictures to Walgreens for pick up this afternoon
  3. Drive to Sugar Land to pick up Sweet Treats *Homemade Goodness* for a special get together
  4. Complete project that I have been working on for months (along with two other great ladies)
  5. Work Out-Yay me!!
  6. Wash Car-Yes again-I love having a black car
  7. Go to Babies R Us & Party City (again)
  8. Make reservations
  9. Baby Shower for little BTW
  10. Heather "Choppinator's" Dinner Party for Jason Friday evening
  11. Christian's Dinner Party Sunday
  12. Sign Offer Letter (hopefully) *No Rae, Nothing is happening in Denver* BLAH
  13. Buy soft foods and pick up prescriptions to prepare for my surgery next week

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Lauren, Darren, Zachary, Damien & Christian
Happy 10th Birthday Christian. You are a wonderful Big Brother and a very good friend to Darren & Lauren!
Christian-Houston Zoo 2007
Love Auntie Laura!!


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Weekend Pictures *Finally*

Darren working his pencil while @ the park Easter Sunday.....How I love playing board games with them, especially out in the beautiful outdoors.
Lauren is trying to think of a creative answer. She did pretty good.

At Herman Park last weekend. This was the most comfortable rock ever. We decided not to do the paddle boats this trip. Maybe next time we go. They are pretty fun.

Playing in the trees. She actually got stuck way up there. She is such a dare devil. I guess Christian dared her to climb higher (Mommy was relaxing on the comfortable rock) and she took that dare. I had to grab her foot and hope that I had the ability to assist her on the way down. We didn't have any broken bones or scratches. Darren thinks she is wild, where he is standing is the highest he will attempt. He is much more conservative when it comes to heights. Not my little Monkey.

Darren told me about the Japanese Garden so we decided to walk through and enjoy the beauty and sun. If you haven't noticed I am very outdoorsy. Love to be outside especially this time of the year. I guess I am lucky that they love to be outdoors with me.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday! Blah!

Scoping out the wildlife or is it just moss?
Look Mom! A Big Man With A Leaf Over His Uggh Hmm! LOL

Today has been madness! I haven't blogged in a while but I just wanted to touch base and let you all know that I am alive and doing well. We had a very nice weekend, aside from the fact that I have allergies this Spring. Wonderful!! Easter Sunday woke up feeling yucky but knew I had to muster up the strenght to do something fun with my little ones. We slept in and woke up quite hungry, so I decided to treat us to a nice restaurant cooked Brunch. After we ate we went back to the house and grabbed a nice big blanket, a board game and iPOD. We headed to the Allen Center Parkway Park (don't actually know the name of this area) and basked in the sun while playing games. My wonderful Partner In Crime (known as P.I.C.) Gigi joined us and brought none other then a FRISBEE!! So we tossed that around for a bit. We then wandered down to the lake to see what creatures we could come across. There we found a couple cute turtles some ducks and a couple bums. What else would you expect in the 4th largest city. I was surprised to find that there wasn't much going on for the Holiday downtown. Anyhow, after we had red, watery and itchy eyes we decided it was time to head indoors (or at least off the grass) for a bit. So we headed to the Edwards Cinema and got tickets to the next showing of Drillbit Taylor. We had an hour or so to kill so we walked over to Starbucks for some Java. We actually really enjoyed the movie, it was very funny. Some parts a bit overkill, but that is Hollywood for you. I'll try to post some pictures soon and update more on the Lalo weekend ventures. Hope you all had a Happy Monday.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Rodeo Fun

My first Texas Rodeo
Waiting for the scores!
Gina {Amazed with the size of those bulls and cowboys}
The Chuck Wagon Races were most interesting

Gina and I enjoying the Rodeo and the fact that we were one row away from the beverage stand

Cup holders-because that is how we ROLE! A-W-E-S-O-M-E

P-Town Fun

Here are a few more pictures from my trip home to Colorado. Below is the view I had at the airport in Colorado Springs. Oh how I miss this view. It was an unusual cloudy day when we left. The whole week that I was home it was nothing but clear sunny skies. Warm for the most part which was a bit shocking since it was mid February. Wouldn't you know it, the next day my sister had told me that it was snowing. You see some pictures from our day hiking around the nature center and we actually played tennis the evening before my departure. Crazy Colorado!
Below is the man who introduced me to the famous "BREWTUS". The story behind this is.....We decided to go out to eat. My sister had recommended Carl's Jr., Rick and I were thinking to ourselves, WHY Carl's? We can't have a cold one there. It had been a long week and we were convinced that we had earned a nice cold beer, so Applebee's is right next door. In Pueblo style- we didn't want to drive too far and risk a travel time of over 7 minutes. So Applebee's it was. Our server came to our table to take our drink order. I am thinking, I'll order a bud light draft. Well, Rick and Rae order before me and both order a BUDLIGHT BREWTUS. So I ask, what the heck is a Brewtus? They reply "the really big beer". Intrigued, I told the server, I'll take a Brewtus too. The name itself amused me. So here comes our Brewtus beers and much to my delight and disappointment it looked much like a draft beer in a pilsner glass. I was thinking with a name like BREWTUS, certainly it had to be bigger and better. I guess it is a Pueblo thing. I told Rae in Texas we just call it a "tall". LOL We just laughed and drank our beer. To make fun of this a little, I soon began to replace my favorite word "AWESOME" with the word "BREWTUS" just to make a point (of some sort). This caught on quickly with my sister and her boyfriend. I guess it is just a silly Pueblo thing. So below is Rick showing off his Brewtus power.
I actually loved this so much I bought 4 glasses for myself. A little bit of Pueblo back to Houston.

RaeAnne playing some pool @ Prime Time.
Beer Tennis (PONG) anyone? I know horrible picture but you had to know we bought head bands, wrist bands and the outfit for the occasion
RaeAnne is ready for her serve. Just need to find a tennis court in February. This seemed to be impossible. We drove to 2 High Schools and the City Park and nobody had lighting for us to play some tennis. So we made due with the City Zoo parking lot. We also discovered that next to the Pueblo Zoo was a shooting/firing range. These patrons disrupted our game a few times. The real concern to me is why is there a gun range next to the children's playground and the zoo? Hmmm?
Spending some time with my sis and Rick before I came back home.
See Applebee's loves Steamboat too. I have mastered the WHY NOT trail.
I am so easily amused. I was just so excited that the restaurant was representin Ski Town USA I also loved all the Denver Bronco memorabilia on the wall

Monday, March 10, 2008

A few pictures, more to come

Holly and I @ Buffalo Wild Wings in Pueblo
The kids skipping rocks at the Nature Center
Introducing RaeAnne to the great outdoors. Look at those blue skies. You have to love Colorado, although it is mighty dry there.

Enjoying my Pueblo Brewtus!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Weekend Fun: Daylight Saving Time

Gina and I are going to go see John Legend tonight @ the Houston Live Stock and Rodeo

Don't Forget to Sping Forward this weekend!!!

This will be me at work all next week.

It usually takes my body clock a week or so to get use to the time change. Although I'd prefer to fall back I do enjoy having another hour of daylight. I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

THIRTEEN THURSDAY-Things To Do This Weekend

  1. Find my Birth Certificate to get Passport
  2. Book my flight to New Mexico
  3. Go to see John Legend with Gigi
  4. Locate my Divorce Decree
  5. Drink Beer from my Pueblo BREWTUS glass
  6. Clean my car
  7. Go visit CK's Baby and Hang out with My First Family
  8. Not spend my Bonus money
  9. Shop for Baby Shower
  10. Find a new Pizza Delivery Guy
  11. Take some Ambien
  12. Find my camera cord so I can post new pictures!!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

TAG: 7 Weird Things About Me

I was tagged by Stephanie

Here are 7 weird things about me....
1. I misplace everything at one point or another
2. I am not obsessed with diamonds or chocolate
3. I have moved about every 2.5 years of my adult life (hoping to move again)
4. I make my bed before I sleep in it (if I didn't make it in the morning)
5. I love dill pickle chips but can't stand pickle spears
6. I married my 1st love after dating for only 3 months-lasted 10 years
7. I have been watching Sex in the City (Season DVD's) almost daily for the past 2 weeks before I go to bed

Here Are The Rules:
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person that tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

I am tagging:

1. Every Blogger I know
2. Has been tagged
3. So nobody left to tag!!!
4. I need to get
5. more blogger buddies
6. Sounds pretty
7. Sad I know!

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY! FAMILY (Okay, there are Titles)

Me, Julie, Mom & Rae (pretty tired)
Me, Julie & Rae
The Boy & The Girl

Remembering our Great (Great) Grandma

The kids bonding with their Great Grandma