Wednesday, March 31, 2010

UIL Champ...

saturday morning payton and i had our 1st UIL competition. she ROCKED the ready writing category...1st place out of 47 students!! i'm not sure how many districts & schools were represented, but there were a ton of people there! i am sooooo proud of her!
way to go p-rae!

Another Birthday Surprise...

my dear friend carrie had my room all decorated for me on tuesday morning. this beautiful poster was in the hallway so everyone would know it was my big day!! don't you love the portrait her evil husband drew of me??? :) several people thought it was a picture of jesus!!
it was a great, great day.


sweet shane got me good on the night before my birthday!! i thought we were meeting the errington's at pei wei and instead all of these clowns yelled, "surprise!" when i walked through the doors!! i seriously had no clue!! what a great bunch of peeps to celebrate the big 4-0 with! thanks guys for all of the "fabulous" gifts and sweet cards!! :)

Annual Mother Daughter Tea

i'm not sure how many years we've been doing this with grandma, but it's been a lot!! as always, we had a great time and loved looking at all the little girls in their fancy dresses! thanks for inviting us!

You Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em...

you think she looks happy here, you should have seen her later in the evening when that ticket read $48.50!!! did i mention she won that on the fierce nickel slots!@!?? (yes, that's pure jealously talking!!) i wish i could have gotten a pic of sweet miss emily breaking the bank at the blackjack tables...i didn't know you weren't allowed to bring a camera into the casino. the nice lady gave me a warning and said they'd take it away and not give it back!! alrighty then!
the dynamic duo walked away winners!! me, not so much! i was willing to lose $50 (don't laugh brandon!) but decided to quit after $33. i'd rather go buy a purse! :) i might be a very unlucky gambler, but very lucky in the friens department! we had a blast!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I Thought We Were Friends!!@@#$%%!??

thanks to my good friend, belew, for the sweet b-day message!! this is the lovely pic she posted!! granted i was walking around the school with 130 2nd graders...
i have "lots" of the big 4-0 pics, but they'll have to come later!! i know, you're on the edge of your seat...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Silly Boys...

we enjoyed some good, ole chuck e. cheese fun yesterday & these were the only pics i took!! i really should have videoed these 2, it was a crack-up!!
i love, love, love being on spring break!!

1st Dinner Party

thanks to judy and david for providing the food for our 1st dinner party!!

Brody is ONE!!!

for some reason i didn't get a messy, cake picture?? i also didn't get a picture of his last "I'm the Big Brother" t-shirt!!

Movin' on Up...

ok...i did a terrible job of taking pics during the move!! there were so many wonderful folks who helped us and i have no proof...sorry!! here's a few...

jackson was a huge you can see!! he swept & put together a barstool! thanks buddy!

these 2 were awesome!! they just came in a did whatever needed to be done!! thank you, thank you, thank you!!

this girl cooked the first meal in our new home...cinnamon toast!!
thanks to EVERYONE who helped us!! a special shout-out to kevin!! your help was amazing!!! i don't care what anyone're not too bad!!

"Reagan's" Alamo Project

i had to include this super-cut pic of the bows!!
reagan worked "very hard" on emily's, i mean, his alamo project!! :)

the end reslut was fantastic!! way to go guys!!

Snow Day

Snow Day Fun...Who needs a sled when you have a giant check?? I'm not sure who had more fun, Emily or the kids??

I wish I could have gotten Emily's 1st crash into the bushes!! It was a sight to see!! :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Burfday!!

today is my good, friend Colin's burfday!! he's one of my most, favoritest people on the planet so i have to wish him a happy, happy burfday! colin, i hope today is your best burfday ever. wish you didn't have to go to class tonight on your burfday...ok, i'll stop rambling, but only if you promise to have the best burfday ever!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

My Princess is Now a Queen...

man...i've got to get on this "computer-thing" more often!! i'm a little late on seeing my niece all dressed up and with a boy!! seriously, just last week she was 4 and playing dress-up and boys were yucky!! now in just 10 short days she will be 16!! she was crowned queen of her sophomore class, but i always knew she was royalty!! cayley...i love you and am so proud of the young lady you have become! oh, and love the bangs!