Monday, June 21, 2010

Trimming – in more ways than one

Random, I know, but funny to me.
I have to post some pics of the trimming my main squeeze has been up to as of late. He is quite into grooming…the yard and his head.

Seeing as how our yard at the new casa has at least tripled,  Jordo is now officially a riding lawn-mower kinda’ guy.  This pic makes me start singing “I’ll take ya for a ride on my big, green tractor”…anyone else know the tune?


And then, there’s the other type of trimming my mister has been up to. 


I was thinking, hmmm, I suppose this is his summer ‘do; however Jordo has informed me that this is his new permanent ‘do. 

It’s funny, I thought it was the moms-to-be who usually tried to simplify things in their lives as parenthood approached. 

Jordan was bragging about how quickly he could get ready and out the door now.  I quickly replied “That’s great!  And since you’ll be so speedy you’ll have plenty of time to watch Walker while I am still getting ready!”

He! He! He!  Love you babe!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Twinkle Toes

Last weekend Reg and I headed south to join Miss M’s fan club and watch her strut her stuff on stage as both a dainty ballerina and a tap dancing star.
At last year’s recital, she was truly a tiny dancer.  Wow! What a difference a year makes.  This year she was waaay into the dances and knew a good majority of the steps.  She and her little dance class friends were SO stinkin’ cute!
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I am SO proud of her and how much confidence and pizazz she had on stage.  I honestly can’t believe how she is morphing into such a big girl, right before my very eyes!   And check out Miles in the pic above with Reg.  You know the expression "growing like a weed"?  Well, yeah, that’d pretty much describe him to a T. 

I sure love my M & M!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

A walk down memory lane

I think some of you readers might be smokin' something! The point of me subjecting you all to the progess pics of my bump mountain was show you all just HOW large the 'ole belly has gotten.  People, puuuhlease.  You all are nuts!

Well, Dr. W told me to stick to walking, not running, during pregnancy.  So, let’s obey the doctor’s orders and take a walk, shall we?!?

A walk down memory lane reminiscing on how one’s tummy once looked – many, many weeks ago.

Ya know, an inexperienced individual might venture to think, “My skin couldn’t possibly stretch any further than this, right?”  Oh, but no.  That silly, naive individual would be wrong.  Dead wrong.

Proof is in the pictures.   

10 weeks

13 weeks

17 weeks

19 weeks

24 weeks

28 weeks

34 weeks

And yes, folks, I am “only” 35 weeks this week, thus leaving plenty-o-weeks left for more unimaginable belly expansion. 

Yes, the human skin, it truly is an amazingly elastic thing, I tell ya.

Friday, June 4, 2010

3rd Annual Baylor Besties & Babies Weekend – Lake Athens, TX

After college it was so nice to be able to stay in touch and see my closest girlfriends due to the gazillion weddings were were all either in or attending.  Not too long after the wedding rush died down, the baby boom began for all of my gal pals. 

With little ones entering our lives, my Baylor Besties  (Alaina, Ashleigh, Jenna, Leigh & Sarah) and I decided we’d make a pact to try and see one another and each others’ kiddos (and hopefully hubbies, too) at least once a year.  With everyone being spread out across 3 states, the planning and logistics of getting 6 couples’ and 3 kiddos’ (with 3 more on the way)schedules coordinated can be..umm….shall we say….challenging.

So, needless to say, we’ve had this past weekend, the 3rd Annual Baylor Besties and Babies Weekend, on the books for 5 months.  Can you imagine the anticipation and excitement we’ve been feeling for the weekend to arrive (and thus fly by)?!?!?

Leigh’s parents graciously opened up their lake house on Lake Athens to all 15 of us again this year.  With 100 degree days, sunshine, the boat and lake at our disposal, we made the most of the long Memorial Day weekend.

It was such a treat to get together to see each other and the little munchkins who are growing waaay to fast ( Caro and Mase are 2 years old and Gage is 18 months).  An added bonus to getting together this time was to celebrate the impending arrival of 3 new little ones.  Yep,  3 out of 6 of us gals are preggers (34, 32 and 20 weekers).  Babies, babies everywhere!!


The guys had a ball playing Frisbee golf, floating the lake, dominating trying the wakeboard and setting of fireworks so kindly and loudly each night.


As for us gals, we just chatted away, catching up and playing “remember when” .  For some reason, remember when seems like yesterday when in reality, it has been 7 years.  Jigga huh?!?! Did I just read that correctly.  S.e.v.e.n. years?!?!  Are we seriously getting that old???

The girls were so sweet and threw a joint shower/sprinkle for Walker and Lincoln (due just 10 days apart) and Ella (arriving mid-October and ‘lil sis to Mason).  The hubbies and little ones were there, too. 


It was wonderful.  They went all out and did a happy hour with mocktails for us, served tasty appetizers and showered us with an assortment of thoughtful gifts  including strollers, the much-envied birthday canvas’s, personalized onesies, diaper cakes loaded with goodies and last, but not least, for Walker, a Cowboys Romo jersey .  I.WAS.ECSTATIC. Now our little man is ready for game day :).


The whole weekend was perfect.  It warmed my heart getting to see my girls, spend time with the hubbies and love on the little ones.  I knew it would go by too quickly, and it did. I was so sad to say our goodbyes Monday morning.  I mean, if I had a million dollars (cue the Bare Naked Ladies song from 1998) I would arrange visits with these peeps, who I truly adore, monthly, quarterly…even semi-annually. 


God sure knew what he was doing when he crossed all of our paths at Baylor.  These girls (and now their families, too) bring me such joy.


Here’s to the countdown beginning for next year’s reunion.  I wonder how many babies we’ll be corralling then?!?!