Friday, April 17, 2015


just finished reading this book.
an incredible story of faith and strength.
you can read sara's story here.
amazing grace through challenging days.

Thursday, April 16, 2015


real or stuffed animal ??
you decide....

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


my new favorite commercial.
i laugh every single time i see it !
every time.

Monday, April 13, 2015


sunday evening was filled with lots of golf, 
lots of food &
lots of laughs with matt!
just for the record, matt & nate did it again -
another win for their team!

Sunday, April 12, 2015


best cup of coffee ever +
sunday fun errands =
 enjoying our day off together!
"every sip i take..."
"every step i make..."

Friday, April 10, 2015


just finished reading gretchen rubins newest book.
ebook borrowed from the library.
i love borrowing ebooks.
at home.
in the middle of the night.
while i loved her first two books, this one
did not provide any life changing ideas for me.
its all about habits.
how to make them & how to keep them.
i already have enough habits - good & bad.
guess i'm just not ready to change any of my habits today!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


and they are back!
mad men season 7 series continues.
catch up here with sunday nights episode.
looking forward to the final season.
and early morning insomnia that lets me catch up
on my favorite shows in bed on my ipad mini.
with headphones - of course!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


when great bloggable moment photos are
in your inbox....
ya gotta post them!
mom & dad on jet skies.
with dolphins following them.
thanks lauren for always thinking of the blog!

Monday, April 6, 2015


just because i love to read.
just because i love lists.
check out oprahs list of 34 books the defined a generation.
how many have you read?

Sunday, April 5, 2015


{insert picture here from easter morning if i had one-
but since i don't, we will have to pretend.
picture parents in cowboy boots with their easter best.
picture boys x 3 in shorts and polos.
picture nice combed hair with big smiles.
bibles in hand.
clouds in the sky.
warm, humid breeze in the air.}
Happy Easter !
church, brunch, facetime calls.
easter bunny hiding treats under dinner plates.
watching 'killing jesus' tonight.
perfect day to celebrate
that He is alive!

Saturday, April 4, 2015


last nights family movie night pick.
"the imitation game"
love movies based on true stories.
this was a great story about Alan Turing and
his contribution to history with his
outrageous mathematical mind.
nice choice justin!

Friday, April 3, 2015


we are at einstein bagels for lunch.
we go to place our traditional order for 4 plain bagels with cream cheese.
seriously, what bagel store doesn't have plain bagels.
at lunchtime.
and no, they were not making anymore today.
so we left.
and went next store to freddys.
thank goodness they weren't out of burgers and fries!

Monday, March 30, 2015


i knew this day was coming.
it has been on the calendar for 17 years.
but i still wasn't prepared for it.
our very first college parent orientation !
steve, justin and i survived the hot, sunny 85 degree day
and toured the campus of UT.
it was a beautiful, insightful and overwhelming
there were kids & parents from all across the country with us.
there were a lot of questions asked & answered.
there was a lot of walking involved.
(note to self - wear flats next time NOT cowboy boots)
i survived. 
i didn't cry.
i am excited for this next chapter in life.
college tour number one - done.
where will we go next?

Sunday, March 29, 2015


its officially spring in austin.
the bluebonnets have finally arrived -
just a little later than usual.
hello spring !
we thought you forgot about us.

Saturday, March 28, 2015


our new favorite sandwich
from our new favorite restaurant
up the street.
who knew we would like a beef & lamb kebap
with garlic and spicy red sauce
and lettuce, tomato & jalapenos?
just a new austin taste &
we are totally addicted!

Friday, March 27, 2015


two popular books around here.
colin and i finished "the cay" for his school project.
can't believe i never read this classic.
and i finished "the fringe hours"
and am finding little pockets of lost time throughout the day
that i never knew existed.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


words not needed for this memory!
the sign tells it all.
but if you want the details....
last night steve went into the garage at 11pm
only to hear he had a visitor -
a noisy rattle kind of visitor -
all coiled up with his tail in the air -
justin & steve armed with shovels
were on a mission
but were unsuccessful.
so now we have a friend in the neighborhood.
i slept through the whole ordeal
but the guys woke me after the excitement.
i closed the fireplace chute, got a glass of wine, 
turned on the bathroom light & went to bed
with my cell phone in hand.
not sure what i had in mind 
but somehow i felt better returning to bed.
justin hung this sign -
apparently he didn't think a little yellow post-it note
would do the trick!
colin saw the sign on the garage door this morning
and said " i'm not taking out the trash tonight."
nate saw the sign on the garage door this morning
and said "did i miss something?"
i saw the sign & decided not to go into the garage today.
but i kept hearing funny sounds all day long......
here's to our weekend family project.
looks like the garage is getting a good cleaning!

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.....