Apparently, NOT rooting for A&M this weekend REALLY helped- we got a HUGE win against those pesky Red Raiders from Lubbock! This is the first time in what feels like an ETERNITY that we beat Tech, and in Lubbock of all places! And we didn't just beat them- we crushed them! So, I will continue to NOT cheer for the Ags in hopes that it helps greatly (OR it might just be due to the fact that we are a bunch of punky freshman that can't decide when to play or when to get our butts kicked... here's hoping for success NEXT season!)....
Anyway, there is actually more that went on over our weekend than just the win, but that W deserved top billing!
Friday night Anthony had a poker tournament for a client- tough work, right? While he was doing that, I went to our Bible Class get together at the Robertsons! We stuffed goodie bags for the kids at Texas Children's which was super fun- nothing like volunteering and getting together with friends! Saturday we continued our "volunteerism" at our chuch carnival. They actually bus kids from our sister church, Impact Church of Christ, over and the Memorial CofC people help out. Anthony and I led a group around which was super fun! Our kids were older, but so respectful and sweet! We had a great time getting to know them. I was EXHAUSTED afterwards though! Here are some pics from the day... We didn't find out it was a "costume" party until the night before... I went as a nurse (thanks for the old scrubs, Andrea and Brenda!), and Anthony went as an Aggie Fan... hahaha
Such a fun weekend giving back! I have a special place in my heart for volunteering- and even to do a TINY bit this weekend made me so happy! I am excited to have more time to do more and more! It was a great starting place... :)
A&M got blown out of the stadium this weekend by the WORST team in the Big 12!
The Astros- when is the last time they made the post-season??
The Rockets- what happened to TWOSTON?
I had SUCH high hopes for them this year- they are OK, but not great by any means...
So, I decided, let's start cheering for the teams I'm NOT a big fan of. Maybe they will be bad and my teams will start to be good... No? Ehhh, it's worth a shot- Go Yankees, Go Lakers, Go Cowboys, and Hook 'em!
One of my VERY favorite things about being a pet owner is having my little buddies follow me ALL OVER the house. I am never alone! I move to the computer room- they follow. I move to the kitchen- guess who's right behind me? I absolutely LOVE this and think it's just precious that they are my little followers. I mean, what do they do all day when I'm gone?
Going along with this title, here are two pictures of the places I found them. In this one, I got out of the shower and found my little surprise! Oh my gosh, it was just the cutest thing ever! I stinkin' love these guys!!!
Here is my next little surprise. I started up the computer to do some stuff yesterday. As it was booting up, I went into the kitchen to get some water. I came back in to login, and this is what I found!
I know I'm kind of a loser about my pets- but I seriously LOVE them! Anyone who knows me understands that I love animals (excluding emus- that's a whole other topic) and kids more than most things in the world. If I could live in a world of animals I think I would be perfectly happy! Remember in Ace Ventura when he comes into the house and sings and all the animals start coming to him?? That is seriously one of my biggest fantasies! hahaha
Ok, enough... It's Friday and I'm tired... Have a wonderful weekend! :)
Starting my sophomore year of college, a group of friends would always travel to Bellville in October for the Austin County Fair! It's everything you would expect of a small town fair- loads of fun, amazingly horrible food, great people, and awesome country music! I was counting and I'm pretty sure that this is either my 7th or 8th year to go!
Anthony and I took my oldest nephew Jake on Saturday and visited one of my best friends from college Jill. She was SUCH a great hostess and showed us around. We picked the ONE cold day so far to go, and of course, brought no jackets! I was VERY chilly needless to say, but it was super fun anyway. We rode rides (well, I didn't, but Jake and sweet Uncle Tony did), ate delicious food, and visited all the livestock- gotta love cow smells! We also saw the Baby Chicks (thought of you Tina!) and Jake was VERY upset he couldn't bring a baby duck home! His mother would have KILLED me!
It was a really fun time and I took a few pics to capture the night!
Anthony and Jake waiting in line for their ride!
What a good uncle! hahaha
Sweet Jill and me!
Jake and me
We had so much fun! Thanks Jill for showing us around, thanks Jenn for lending your kid, and thanks Tony for being a good sport! :)
So this afternoon, Anthony was a featured speaker on the local CNN Better Business Bureau focusing on real estate. They had him as a "leader in the commercial real estate business." He did GREAT!!! I only found out what station he was on about twenty minutes before he went on- and this was after much begging from me to find out so I could listen (yes, I'm a proud little wife!!)...
Anyway, I'm so proud of my husband and how well he has done. God has afforded our family such wonderful opportunities and has blessed Anthony with a gift in this business! Way to go honey! :)
What a great weekend! But man, I'm exhausted from it!!!
Friday was our school carnival. Being at a new school this year, I wasn't exactly sure what this was going to be like. First of all, the kids were NUTS all day Friday! Holy cow! By 3:00 I was more than happy to release them to the craziness of the fair! And I had a GREAT time hunting down my kids and cracking confetti eggs on their heads- I definitely got more pleasure cracking on particular students... heehee Anyway, it was fun because my parents brought Owen and of course the Hylands were there.
Here is Owen shooting disappearing ink at me!
Poor Jill just out from all the excitement!
As much fun as the festival was, Anthony and I left at 7:30 Friday night to drive to Dallas for the weekend. It only takes about 3 1/2 hours to get to Dallas for us which is bearable- but then getting out to Southlake where his parents live is another hour! Don't get me wrong- we LOOOVE visiting them, but every time we make that drive I try to remember to fly the next time! Anyway, we ended up getting in around 12 Friday night. I'm pretty sure we were asleep in about 15 minutes!
Saturday morning we met the Iveys (Anthony's sister Andrea and her husband Mike) for shopping and lunch. Then we headed back to the house to take the Christmas card picture! It ended up sooo cute! I won't post it and ruin Andy and Brenda's card, but it turned out great!
After the pic, we headed to Arlington for the big A&M/Arkansas game! The new Cowboys Stadium was incredible! I had seen pictures, but they don't do it justice (because of that fact I took none- well, that and the fact that the Aggies STUNK!)... The screen really is THAT BIG... It was pretty awsesome! We tailgated with Anthony's work friends before and several of my friends stopped by... It was a great time even though it started raining!
Here we are outside the stadium... HUGE!
So back to the game- yes we stunk. The end. On a bright note- we sat with Anthony's parents and my best friend Cara and her husband Jarod, so that was at least fun! :)
We left early (in the fourth quarter!) and had to walk what felt like 4 miles to get to our car (we parked so far away because that was the cheapest parking we could find- $25!)... Mind you that we are walking the seemingly 4 miles in the POURING rain... not just drizzles- I mean RAIN! Ugh... We were going to meet some of Anthony's friends afterwards, but due to the fact that we were so awful and now DRENCHED, we headed back to Southlake and fell asleep in our cozy warm DRY clothes! :)
Sunday we got to have breakfast with Ant's parents which was so nice and then drive home in the- yes you guessed it- pouring rain!
It was a fast and furious weekend, but a great one! It was so fun to visit with the Squillantes/Iveys all weekend!! Now if only I could get rested for the rest of this week! :)
These are two GREAT things to read today... You will need a box of tissues for the first one... And the second one I cried also (but I would bet three fourths of you won't!)....
The first one is a blog that was sent to me through a friend of a friend of the couple. It is the most touching, heartwrenching story I've ever read. Two Aggies who fell in love. Over the course of their marriage the girl was diagnosed with breast cancer. At some point she finds out she's pregnant (I don't know if she was already diagnosed with the cancer of if she found out later). She delivers the baby three weeks early and their baby Chloe is in the NICU. The week that Chloe comes home, the wife begins having seizures. Within a week of the new baby coming home, the wife dies. The blog is an account from the husband and it is the saddest, but sweetest, thing I have ever read. I encourage all of you to read this story. This is the best story of faith in God that I have ever read. http://bandssullivan.blogspot.com/