Wednesday, March 25, 2015


just finished reading this book.
loved it.
totally made me appreciate the country we live in.
the thickness of this book was intimidating at first,
but i flew through it.
beautifully written.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


ever have that feeling that you are not alone in your home?
strange sounds keep reaching your ears.
noises that aren't quite the normal squeaks.
i wasn't going crazy.
i had a visitor today.
and lets just say after 30 minutes of chasing
this dude around....
i WON !
everything is bigger in texas,
even the wasps!

Monday, March 23, 2015


just a morning laugh to start the day
for all you sxsw fans!
as seen on friday nights episode of jimmy kimmel live.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


todays everyday memory.
papa murphy pizza & magical soda cans!
the little things that make us smile big!

Saturday, March 21, 2015


spring break is coming to an end.
the backpacks are opening.
the projects are starting.
the lazy days of the past week are coming to an end!

Friday, March 20, 2015


perfect way to spend a friday afternoon
during spring break.
cocktails, top golf & march madness!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


just making good on a promise
made to nathan weeks ago at the
hula hut.....

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


the 10 am smile.

the 11:30 am selfie smile from the ortho chair
set to me in the waiting room!
2 1/2 years.
millions of appointments.
one priceless smile !

Saturday, March 14, 2015


our new hangout in the hill country.
perfect mix of live music, miniature golf and cocktails.
and delicious food too !
the perfect family venue for kids and adults of all ages!

Thursday, March 12, 2015


just because its a feel good video!
makes you want to be a super hero that delivers
bionic iron man arms to real life heros.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


still playing words with friends.
everyday with my favorite player.
jury for 138 points was definitively a bloggable moment.
the little everyday memories!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


our musical evening tonight.
filled with one middle school honor band.
love hearing all those hours of practice
come together in harmony.
well done colin!

Sunday, March 8, 2015


my newest read.
complete with online book club.
i'm off to find out how to add more hours to the day.
or finding existing minutes in the current one!
i'll let you know the secrets once i finish!

Friday, March 6, 2015


welcome our newest addition to the family !
not our house - lauren & aaron's home.
i'm too old for those sleepless nights.
enjoy puppy luna.
many exciting days ahead for you both.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


and this is what a snow day looks like in texas!
sunny and 37 degrees.
enjoy the day dudes.
i think y'all will pay for this when they add
an extra day to the school year!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


the alienware smile !


look what just arrived !
one happy alienware fan today.
nice job justin.
we are so proud of you.
here's to faster homework days ahead.....

Monday, February 23, 2015


because sometimes you just have to take a picture
in the middle of the bakery section
in the grocery store.
looks like they stocked up on colins
favorite breakfast treat.
he tried talking me into buying two loaves
crazy little everyday memories!

Sunday, February 22, 2015


one chair in a box successfully built by nathan.
(after finding those directions in the bottom of the box.)
happy homework days ahead!

Friday, February 20, 2015


goodbye court.
hello circle.
its official.
mom and dad have moved out !
be careful.
i hear those new neighbors are crazy !
and they have a key to your house !

Thursday, February 19, 2015


i just finished oprahs new book club book.
unbelievably written.
its a love story.
its a history lesson.
its the real world at its best & at its worst.
its the good, the bad and the ugly.
its deep. its dark.
its intimate. its loving.
its all wrapped up in one book.
i didn't actually get into it in the beginning.
but once i did, it was hard to put down.
its book one of a trilogy.
i'm already anticipating book two.
not sure if this is a book for everyone
but oprah has already bought the rights to the movie.
you can read chapter one online here.
you can get the readers guide here.

Monday, February 16, 2015


4 loads of paintball laundry later....
just a couple more party pictures
while the yellow paint spins in the washer.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


paintball party fun x 9 teenagers!
lots of loads of laundry after this event.
nothing better than the sounds of boys filling the house
on a cloudy sunday afternoon !
happy party colin !

Saturday, February 14, 2015


can't think of a better way to spend a valentine 
saturday afternoon
in austin in february 
in shorts & flip flops
than hanging on the waterfront
at the hula hut !
break open the suntan lotion
& grab some shades -
spring is almost here!

Friday, February 13, 2015


this is a true story.
colin requested a bucket of KFC 
for his special birthday dinner.
this is a true story.
and some of my world famous 
hungry jack boxed mashed potatoes.
this is a true story.
we had both of the above for dinner last night.
its not every night you turn 13 !
enjoy !

Thursday, February 12, 2015


yesterday and today.
then and now.
happy 13 smiles from ear to ear!