Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: 2008 In Pictures

Monday, December 29, 2008

Chrismtas Recap

All the hustle and bustle is now at a calm. Thank goodness. I was way too grinchy this Christmas season. It is all such a production and I have avoided the stores for the past two weeks. I did my last minute shopping for the boy and the girl on Tuesday evening and I could not believe how wiped out all the shelves were. I went into the clothing department at Target to get them something cute to wear on Christmas day and they had NOTHING. Now I am avoiding the stores for the next week or two so I don't have to deal with all the after Christmas Bargain shoppers. As crazy as that sounds, a few years ago I use to be that woman waiting in line for the doors to open to buy up all the Christmas decorations at 50-75% off. Not these days!

Christmas eve was very nice and relaxing. We just stayed at home and watched movies. Time well spent together. The kids went to bed early of course and awoke to gifts from Mom and Santa. Santa bought them really nice Bikes this year, he is SO AWESOME! They were really excited and had a lot of fun. That made my Christmas. Just seeing their little faces light up and watching them tear open gifts and give thanks and hugs.

They made me some gifts this year. Those are the best gifts. They made snowmen ornaments, a ginger bread house and an elf with a teddy bear. Very creative and much detail was given. Lauren also made me a bracelet with a little green wreath charm. They warmed my heart with their sweet gifts. *Thanks to Holly for letting them get down with the arts and crafts*

After they opened their gifts at the house I made a nice big breakfast and then they got dressed and ready to go to Grandma and Papu's house. I did a lot of driving Christmas day. I dropped them off and went back home where I enjoyed my Christmas Survival Kit consisting of Crown and Coke Zero. Tee hee, followed by a few movies. I had to limit myself to only a couple helpings because I did have to go back to Missouri City to pick up the kids. Boy did they make out over there. I had to ask them to do sort of a Show and Tell so I could see everything they got. To think they still have gifts coming in the mail from Colorado.

I am also very thankful for Russ for helping me pick up gifts from the stores and also being my assistant in wrapping all those gifts. I truly appreciate all the help. Overall, I was grinchy but it turned out to be a very nice Christmas with the Boy and the Girl.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and that you all have a Safe and Happy New Year.

~Bring on 2009!~

*As soon as I find that stinkin camera cord I will be posting Holiday Photos*

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

~Wordless Wednesday! Blast From The Past~March 2005

~When I first started with my company almost 4 years ago!~

Friday, December 12, 2008

Mini Snow Man in Houston

The Boy & The Girl trying to build a snowman
Lauren is trying to keep her glasses on her little face while playing in the snow

Snowball Fight! Don't they look like they are ready to attack their mother!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Aspen 2009

Aspen, Colorado
~Countdown is on!~
~Aspen Gondola~

~Apres Ski Round-Up~

Skiing in 6 Weeks To Be Exact!
My ticket is booked for my 2009 Ski Adventures with the Fantasy Ski Team

We normally visit Steamboat, Colorado. This year we are going to Aspen/Snowmass. I am so excited to get my ski on!

Yes-I know, most of you (Steph) hate the snow, cold etc. I for one, LOVE IT! Mainly when I get to ski in it during the day and come down the mountain in the early evening and enjoy some much needed/much earned Apres Ski Drinks! Ahh, there is nothing like sipping on some good ol'beverages with your ski mates after a breathtaking day on the slopes.
This will be my 4th year with the Ski Group!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Brrrr In Houston, Texas (SNOW?)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

One of those Days/Weeks/Months! -UGH-

That's it...JUST UGH! Okay...maybe a little Grrr!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday Blues......Weekend Recap!

~Weekend with Friends~
~ Lalo & Mai Tai~
Doing our usual thing Friday at Boudreaux's
(I think the girl in the background thought we were taking her picture too! ha ha)
~Russ & I~ ~ Russ's friend Kristin & I-he wasn't kidding when he said this girl can talk!~
~D&L @ The Incredible Pizza Company~

My weekend was pretty quiet I guess. Friday night I was out with some friends at Boudreaux's. Some much needed drinky poos to end my week.

Saturday was a long boring day. We basically sat around the house all day and watched movies. Movie after movie after movie. We ended up going to dinner at Olive Garden, which is usually a real treat. Although this time it wasn't. It was okay, but my meal had an odd taste to the sauce. I should have complained and asked for something else...but did I......NO!! I just sat there and ate it in misery. I got the check and our waiter asked if everything was okay, apparently I had a not so happy look on my face. Especially when I got the bill. This is why I need to just eat at home. For what we dined on at OG, I could have made at home for under $10.00 (easily). Live and learn I suppose and stick to what you know...lasagna, spaghetti etc. *SHRUGS*

Sunday we went to the Incredible Pizza Company. I'd like to say it was an Incredible Rip Off. Yes, the concept of it all is awesome. Thinking indoor Go-Carts, Mini-Golf, Bowling, Bumper Cars. Well, I come to find out that you cannot enter the place without purchasing their BUFFET. Problem is I/we weren't hungry but okay. So I pay $40.00 to walk in. Then we go back to the gaming center and get a couple Game Cards so the kids can have some fun. They did enjoy the mini-golf course and they got to run the track on the Go-Carts {Lauren won-she is so proud and still has that little ribbon}, they then played about 2-3 video games and they were spent. Not tired-they were out of money. Talk about fast cash. So we decided to hit the buffet. ~BLEH~
The pizza was okay, I mean, hey it is Pizza...that is kind of hard to screw up. I made the mistake of going for the pasta bar. Um..Pat..., I'll take Olive Garden for $65.00 instead. This was worse than day old Hamburger Helper. Noodles were mushy, sauce was bland..ugh. Like always I somehow forced myself through this awful meal too. (I wonder why my pants fit so tightly-I mean I even eat food I don't like). I guess overall, the kids seem to enjoy it all so it was an afternoon to remember, and an event to never do again.

Now it is Monday again and I wish it was still Sunday! Sorry such a blah post. That is just What it Is. Hope you all had a better weekend.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

~Happy Birthday Stephanie~

With that said Nellie and I have prepared a little something for her special day. A list of 28 Things that SD loves!

Stephanie loves: {In No Particular Order}
  1. Surveys

  2. Blogging (obviously)

  3. Family

  4. Lip Gloss

  5. Calendars

  6. Christmas

  7. Chocolate

  8. Edward/Twilight

  9. Pink & Black

  10. Shopping

  11. Purses

  12. Shoes

  13. New Car

  14. Friends

  15. Wine & Champagne

  16. Being a Mom

  17. Entertaining

  18. Her Mom

  19. NY Giants

  20. Happy Hours

  21. Getting Her Way

  22. Cadbury Eggs

  23. Traveling

  24. Challenges

  25. Celebrations

  26. Blue Eyes

  27. Birthday Surprises



Nellie & Lalo have made this special little treat JUST for YOU because we like to laugh until WE CRY!

*click link above for a lil treat*

Wordless Wednesday: HEB Parade in Pictures!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Day Pictures!

Darren and Lauren in front of the Christmas Tree at my office building!
My BFF from Colorado with Kostas! Their first Thanksgiving Day together.

Us gals...and the BOY giving me horns...he knows his mama so well. LOL
My favorite Mother In Law! She makes a wonderful Turkey Day Feast!

Getting our gambling on. Grand Marnier and a good time!
We had a wonderful Holiday Weekend.

I will be posting Thanksgiving Day Parade pictures tomorrow.