Friday, January 13, 2017


Image result for the crown on netflix
ADDICTED to this series.
I have just watched all 10 episodes in season one.
I am already counting the days till season two starts.
I have purchased the soundtrack for season one.
I have just checked out this book at the library.
OFF to watch season one again!

Thursday, January 12, 2017


finished this months book club read.
"Each life contains as much meaning as all of history.” 
is one of my favorite quotes from the book.
Forgotten Country is a very emotionally moving novel full of heartbreak, betrayal, forgiveness, reunion, and death that spans many generations and two countries - America and Korea. 
I liked it but didn't love it.

Sunday, January 8, 2017


look who's six months old today !!

Thursday, January 5, 2017


baby it's cold outside !
savannah's first pair of mittens !

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


mom and dad with savannah on new years eve !
just love it when a picture drops into my phone !

Monday, January 2, 2017


hello cotton bowl.
hello great parking spot.
hello stadium food.
hello souvenir book.
hello great seats.
hello family smiles x five.
hello 2017.

Sunday, January 1, 2017


happy new year !
off to dallas.
out to duff's for dinner.
placed our order.
our waitress then said "how long did you live in buffalo?"
"how did you know we were from buffalo?"
"all buffaloians place the same order. the only thing that made me hesitate
was your bud light. usually they order labatts or molson."
ha !
steve ordered a molson on the next round.

Saturday, December 31, 2016


goodbye 2016.
hello 2017.
sharing sunny pictures from mom's phone !

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


wonder what is in the dell box for nathan ??
congratulations nate on all your hard work on the SATS.
it paid off.

Monday, December 26, 2016


and the search for the best burger in central texas continues...
off to the shake shack today.
good burgers.
not great burgers.
didn't hit the top 5 on anyones list.
its a tough list to get onto these days !!

Sunday, December 25, 2016


christmas day photos from New York to Pennsylvania to Texas !
what a blessed day !


merry christmas !
it's 10am and the dudes are still sleeping !

Saturday, December 24, 2016


and the stockings were hung by the chimney with care....
cotton bowl tickets for all !
3pm church service
followed by turkey sandwich dinner for all !

Friday, December 23, 2016


matching pajamas in clarence.
i can see the sugar plums dancing around !


kris kringle gift arrived in the mail today !
thank you - the perfect gift for us to enjoy as a family.
can't wait to enjoy food and a movie together.
now we just have to decide which movie to see over the holiday !

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


christmas advent calendar fun up north 
this month !
a little lego gift everyday !

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


it's beginning to look a lot like christmas in buffalo !

Sunday, December 18, 2016


yes, that is the actual temp in austin this AM.
please note: "feels like 10 degrees"
baby its cold outside....
ps. yesterday it was 80 degrees !

Saturday, December 17, 2016


just finished reading today.
i was a motivated reader - it's due today at the library.
another great historical fiction read by daisy goodwin.
lunch at the rock.
fun christmas errands today in shorts & flip-flops.
holiday dinner ordered.
amazon prime cart filling up fast.
cheeseburgers on the grill for dinner.
off to start on the christmas cards !

Friday, December 16, 2016


on step # 60 of his lego birthday present.
hope there aren't to many more pages 
in that instruction book luke !
have fun !
i see you have your special helpers !

Thursday, December 15, 2016


because a photo this cute can't just
stay on my iphone !
can't believe how big you are getting julia !

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


a special delivery today !
only one family could be responsible for this kate spade treat !
thank you gang !
love, the bicycles

Sunday, December 11, 2016


smile before.

smile after.
happy first christmas savannah !
cousin julia has the same one !

Thursday, December 8, 2016


5 months old & loving life !!
way to go savannah !

Saturday, December 3, 2016


first fire of the season.
first day we turned the furnace on for the season.
it must be winter !

Friday, December 2, 2016


25 daily lego smiles this month !
have fun luke & william !

Thursday, December 1, 2016


family fun night on a thursday night !
do you know where the bass concert hall is laughs.
valet parking laughs.
brian regan laughs.
the boys have many new lines to incorporate
into our everyday conversations !

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


book club salad.
how come my salads never look like this ?
and yes, i did finish absolute power before club.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


just another sunday afternoon in texas !

Friday, November 25, 2016


perfect day for finishing this month's book club book.
perfect day to stay in bed with a good book.
perfect day to hang out in pajamas with the internet & a charge card.
perfect day for leftover turkey sandwiches & stuffing.
perfect day to watch college football with my guys.
perfect day to order christmas cards.
perfect day for a rudys breakfast taco.
perfect day after thanksgiving !

Thursday, November 24, 2016


so many things to be thankful for today.
God. family. health. love. joy.
turkey dinners from whole foods.
afternoon board games with my 4 guys.
(nathan won!)
football on all the tv screens.
sunshine & 75 degrees.
sleeping in late.
mimosas and banana muffins.
morning newspaper filled with ads.
phone calls & facetime.
thankful for little everyday memories !