Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Big Barrett Debate...

Okay, so Lavender Chick and Mrs. Bankston looked so darn cute with their barretts in their hair, I decided I'd give this whole "pulling your hair back a little to the side trick" a whirl.

Here's the result:

I got a couple of compliments, but not enough to write home about. And Y'ALL, I'll be DAMNED if it didn't make my ASS look big! Go Figure...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I'm SORRY!!!

Okay. Okay. Okay. I should not have done that, it was cruel and I am so sorry and I will NOT make y'all wait until I post my "D" pictures for the week.

I've got people calling people to ask them if they are pregnant, people calling me, texting and IM'ing me, so I will reveal the mystery right now.

NO, it's not me. And no, not Missy either...though there is not doubt in my mind it will be her turn very, very soon. Send some positive thoughts her way if you have a minute.

So, I got an IM at 3:00 in the morning on Tuesday from my Kelly saying she was pregnant. I was so excited and elated for her I never really went back to sleep, so I can only imagine how she was feeling.

I am so happy for her and Sebastian and I can't wait to meet this precious little bundle.

Sorry again folks...I will try (really) to not be so cruel in the future.

Betcha Wish You Knew....

...who's test this was...dontcha? Wouldn't YOU like to know!! Maybe I'll reveal in my "D" pictures this week.....maybe.

Monday, August 25, 2008

The First Day

Here are the pictures from the first day of school for the last FOUR years!!




Boy, they grow fast. 1st and 3rd...and I aint talkin' baseball folks! Today was rough on my little Eli. He told me as I was walking them to school this morning that he was really scared. I explained to him how much fun he was going to have in 1st grade. He did okay, until we dropped Fisher off at his classroom and then headed down the 1st grade hallway. He got huge tears in his sweet little eyes and it just broke my heart. He bawled a lot once we got to his classroom and I could barely peel him off of me to hand him over to Mrs. Bankston. Bless his heart.

He's had this problem with "they" lately. Why do "they" have to make ants? Why did "they" have to build Fuentes Elementary? Why do "they" have to make so many rules and laws that make us have to go to school? I didn't have the heart to tell him that for some of your life, not ALL of it, but some of it, you will feel as if "they" are against you...

After we picked him up this afternoon and grilled him about his day, he said that he loved it and that he was so happy that there was no way he was going to cry anymore and that he promised that he wouldn't cry tomorrow...probably.

We'll soon see. For now though, he loves 1st grade and Fisher...well he was back in his social butterfly habitat and he had so much to say that I'm sure he would still be talking about it, if I would let him. Sweet boys. NEXT baby will start kindergarten and I'm sure I will just fall apart, but was good. Thank you all are incredibly amazing.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Back to School with Meet the Teacher

So, we got our little cards in the mail on Monday that told us who the boys' teachers were going to be this year. I told Eli that he would have Mrs. Bankston and Fisher that he would have Ms. Williams.

Eli said, "I don't know huw." To which Fisher piped up, "I do!!" Then Eli asked him, "Is she pwetty?" Fisher replied, "Uh, YEAH dude." Judge for yourself, I think Fisher was not off base at all.

Eli and Mrs. Bankston

But then, when we go to meet Fisher's teacher, Ms. Williams...this is what we come across:

Fisher and Ms. Williams

She can hold her own in the "pwetty" contest too. How is it that my kiddos have the hottest teachers on the block? And how oh how are they gonna concentrate? Hmmmmm???

All joking aside, these two are so sweet and already seem to be quite incredible ladies. I am really looking forward to this school year...well, besides the TAKS testing that is....

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Only a Couple of "C"s

Catchlights #1. Do you know what they are? I learned this from Michele...over at Pinkletoes.

Catchlights #2

Car #1. Sully's Car.

Car #2. From a different perspective.

Companion. Eli sure loves his Gracie.

Coffee. My favorite.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The "B"s, They are a Plenty

Baby. My baby boy.

Bellybutton. as we call it in our family.

Bloom. From a seed that Sully planted at school.

Bang. 'Nuf said.

Buddies. Forever.

Blue Eyes. My sister-in-law's baby girl.

Black Beast. On my plant!

Boys. Sweaty and Stinky, glorious boys.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My First "B" Picture

Bruise. Taken with my camera on my phone, so it SUCKS...yes, this is my fat arm. YES, this is a bruise. This is what happens when the lady at Quest Diagnostics doesn't know how to take your blood. And this, my nurse sister-in-law informs me, is what happens when the lady at Quest Diagnostics blows through your vein....your blood leaks out into your body and leaks and leaks and leaks. I had my blood drawn on Friday y'all. It's Tuesday. Here's to hopefully some more bettah "B" photos this week.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

More "A" Pics...

Agriculture. (These are MINE y'all!! I grew 'em!)

After. After going out of town for a few days and leaving Mac to take care of my plants. He SWEARS he watered them, Y'all. Swears.

Adore. Sullivan truly adores his cousin, Charlie. Truly.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Just Go With It...

Okay, so you all know how much I want to be a photographer, right? Well, I'm gonna start practicing like crazy and giving myself all kinds of assignments. I've decided I'm gonna do the ABCs. NOT find pictures that look like the letter, but pictures that start with the letter. I will work on one letter a week and you are all just going to have to suck it up and roll with my craziness.

My letter this week is A, say it with me Aaaaaaaaaa. Thank you for playing. Here are three from today:

Accessories. (Done indoors with no flash using my Macro setting) Not too good, but it will work for now.

Ankle. (Or maybe I should save it for "K" and file it under Kankle?) Shot indoors with no flash.

Attitude. Because that's all I seem to have lately. It's a "selfie"...boy these are hard to take. 10 sec. self-timer with flash.

And that is all I have for today folks. Maybe I'll have some more for you tomorrow. Please try to contain your excitement...PLEASE.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Oh YES we did!!!!

We went...

We had a BLAST....

Oh. We WILL be going back!!!

VEGAS 2008 !!!!