Wednesday, January 26, 2011

There’s an app for that?

The Justin Bieber channel is now on my phone.


My phone is usually missing.


But I know where to look.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

On love notes and resolutions

Landon (7) made me a surprise this week and taped it to my laptop.   There’s nothing like a sweet reminder such as this to make even the bleakest times bearable.IMG_2459

However, I was almost as excited to receive the New Year’s resolution he wrote in school:

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It reads:

“In 2011 in scool I wunt to rit beder and I wunt to lisen to mom beder.”


In 2011 in school I want to write better and I want to listen to mom better.

You can do it, buddy!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Am I glowing?

While watching all those fancy celebs strut their fancy stuff and look all fancy last night on the Golden Globes, my own “stylists” decided I needed a makeover.

I started out as Peyton (3) and Landon’s (7) project.  They seemed to think I was devoid of color and we needed to crank it up a notch. 


They succeeded.  It looks like I suffer from 3rd degree burns.  Who knew bronzer could provide such great coverage?


Hayden (9) soon came to help out.  Yep, I needed three stylists. 


It was the boys who said I should look like a football player so they began drawing under my eyes; you know, for sun protection and all.

Interesting, yet still unexplained, symbol on my forehead.


I guess to some it may seem they got a little carried away.IMG_2447

Truth us, I really like how it makes my teeth look whiter:)


Sunday, January 16, 2011

All I wanted was one decent picture

Everyone was home, we had a free afternoon, and I just wanted a picture where everyone smiled.  I don’t know what I was thinking; I would have had better luck asking them to all stand on their heads.

I know as a mom I should have requested they all act like they were having a terrible time, kind of like this:IMG_9461 And I probably would have gotten six smiles and the perfect picture.

Out of the next 500 attempts, this was the best one…only two grumpies and I have no neck.IMG_9442 

All smiling but missing the boys.IMG_9457 

Clearly, it was nap time,IMG_9497 IMG_9498

If you can’t beat ‘em…IMG_9519 IMG_9520 

And the winner is, a picture taken in the parking lot of Sam’s Club, our home away from home.  Ugh.IMG_9494

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Every once in a while I really REALLY love my job

Because I get to take clients to some awesome places.  I heart NBA basketball and I love the Dallas Mavericks.IMG_2402 IMG_2408 IMG_2413 IMG_2415 IMG_2419 IMG_2426

Some guys in my industry.

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Dirk, for Sutton and Reagan.  He was hurt and couldn’t play.

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I also get to go to hockey games and watch the Dallas Stars, but I just can’t bring myself to get excited about that yet…I don’t know a thing in the world about hockey!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Progressive holidays

Christmas happened a little bit here and a little bit there this year.  We went from place to place, home to home, day to day and had a wonderful time at each stop.  Fortunately for us, we had family and like-family present everywhere we went so no matter what day it was, we celebrated like it was the greatest day of the year.

My handsome brother, Ryan, and bro-in-law, David, looking joyful:)

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Gina and David’s beautiful home.IMG_2254 

Sweet baby Dayden and me.


Rea and Deuce bonding.  (Love the sweatshirt!)IMG_2264

Me and the girls. (Sutton 21, Reagan 15, and Keaton 13)


Dayden and Daddy…aka Daddy and his mini-me.IMG_2284 IMG_2274 IMG_2310

The cousin’s variety show.IMG_2393


Sweet friends

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Beiber fever.

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Just what he wanted.IMG_2375 IMG_2377 IMG_2380 

We were so thankful for a wonderful holiday season.