Monday, May 18, 2009

Backyard Haven

Well, actually our backyard is far from a 'haven' but we are slowly getting there. On Sunday we went to Garden Ridge to pick up some planters for our back porch. However, we came home with a patio table due to my lack of self-control.

I am thrilled that we will have a place for people to sit when they come over for BBQ. But, the best part of our patio is that we have a Red Raider theme! We bought the black wrought iron table and Mark had a great idea to purchase the red chairs. It goes well with our Tech mobile and trash can.

It could take awhile but we can't wait to complete our backyard haven!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Busy Weekend

Mark and I had an extremely busy weekend. We drove to Amarillo on Friday for Josh's graduation in Lubbock on Saturday. We returned to Austin on Saturday. All said, it was a 16 hour road trip within a 48 hour period. Whew. Glad the drive is over but glad we got to see all the family! Here is a brief summary of what we did along with a few shout outs.

First, we were able to see Landry. My cousin, Tori, had a son in November. Although we were a little late getting to meet him, we are trilled that we finally made the trip! He is such a cute, happy, lovable baby. He is a perfect combination of his mommy and daddy. Our only regret is not getting to see Chris while we were there.
We were also able to see Keevan and Kaleb, who are the son's of my cousin Terry and his wife, Trissa. They are so much fun and so active. As a side note, we did not put them in the dog kennel; they wanted to get in to take a picture...hilarious! Kaleb just turned 5 and Keevan is 7. They are getting to be so grown up and I'm sad that I am not closer to see them grow up.

On Saturday, we went to Lubbock to see my little brother walk across the stage and receive his diploma from Texas Tech University. I am unable to express how proud I am of him. He has become a responsible young adult and I can't believe he is entering the 'real world.' I was lucky enough to spend part of my time at Tech with him. We had so much fun and not every sister gets to share college years with their sibling. I really miss being at Tech with him. Don't worry though, he should be moving to Austin very soon and Mark and I thrilled that we will get to share memories with him here, too. I don't have the family picture from graduation. You'll have to watch my mom's blog for those. But I do have a picture of Josh and I and another one of him and his best friend, Kellen. Thanks, Kellen for being such a great friend for Josh all these years. You two are perfect for each other in a completely heterosexual way!

Josh and Kellen (above) Brother and Sister (below)

Proud parents (above) Proud fellow Red Raiders and brother-in-law and sister (below)

Saturday was also my mom's birthday. Mom we love you very much and thank you for everything that you have done for us. We hope you had a wonderful birthday because you mean the world to us.

Finally, Happy Mother's Day to all of the mom's! You have helped shape us (being your children...whoever they are;) ) You gave us life and made us the people we are and we are forever indebted. Here are a few of the mom's I want to give shout outs to, I'll try not to forget mom; my grandma; Mark's mom; Mark's granny; Devonn (my aunt); Tori; Trissa; Ronna (my aunt); Gramma Carol; Debbie (Mark's aunt); Nancy (Mark's aunt); Donna (Mark's aunt); my friend, Katie; my friend, Erin; my friend, Sarah Wrotten; Tana (Josh's best friend's wife and Sarah's sister-in-law).

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I'm not laughing...well, maybe a little. We just discovered that our little girl, Tres, is actually a little boy! The boys rise, again. Oh well.

Just thought you might want to have a good laugh with us. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tres Makes Cinco!

We have added to our family. I don't want to hear it! I know we are crazy but we fell in love with the gorgeous girl today when we were driving to Garden Ridge. We never made it there. Tres (Spanish for three), which is what we have named her, was sitting in front of Petco.

Apparently, her mom is a Great Pyrenees. For those of you that don't know it is a very large breed dog. She is currently 7 weeks and we can't wait to see how big she is going to get!

The talented Miss Pepper Ann and Clyde are getting along well with her; although, Pepper is pretty frustrated that Tres is too small to play. Pretty soon Pepper is going to wish she wouldn't play since Tres is likely to outgrow her soon. We are going to have to get started on the dog run for our backyard that we have been putting off...

She loves to cuddle and doesn't stray too far from Mark or I. She is so tired but if Mark and/or I get up to go do something, she immediately follows us and lays down between our feet. We can't wait for her to be old enough to join us on camping trips and our park adventures!

Mark, Kim, Pepper, Clyde and Tres makes cinco!

Pancreatic Cancer 5k

If you read my blog, you probably read my mom's blog and you already know about our 5k last weekend. I'm a little behind these days. My parents and my brother came into town (Josh on Friday and Mom and Dad on Saturday) to complete a 5k to raise pancreatic cancer awareness and research money. The race was at 8:30 on Sunday morning but I insisted we be there at 7 a.m. since Mark, Stephanie and I had not registered. (Shout out to Stephanie for coming out to this one.)

We all had 'in honor of' tags on that read, Don Light (grandpa). He lost his fight with Pancreatic Cancer last year.

Here is the photo of us before the race. Please be kind, it was early!