Monday, September 29, 2008
P.S. This coming Saturday, Lone Star College is having their annual Cy-Fest, which is a totally free event. Should be a great thing to check out! I've never been, but looking forward to it!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Like father, like son...Poor Beaux. (He's a trooper)
The Aftermath of the Brush...yuck.
Goin' for a ride
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Anyway, just wanted to update y'all b/c I know you were sitting on pins and needles. Just kidding! Hope everyone has a good weekend!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I know the football coaches are soooo ready to get on the field. It's going to be an interesting next couple of days. It's the first district game, and it is Woods vs. Ridge (aka...Joe's school vs. Kristy's school!)...add to it, that it is Ridge's homecoming. I think I will be sitting on the Woods side, with my neutral white on. Only to stay off of the couch....yes, my wonderful/handsome husband has threatened me with the couch if he finds me in blue or on the Ridge side.
Emery Update: The girl has grown 5 inches in 2 months! CRAZY! Even the Dr. was shocked at how tall she was. She is also 13 pounds now...She is not going to be little for much longer. *tear* However, Monday night she SLEPT THRU THE NIGHT. Hallelujah!
Trey Update: As I'm writing this, (at midnight), I just put him back to bed after rubbing some vick's on him b/c he suddenly has a wheezy cough. No fever as of yet. I did notice a runny nose during bath time, but nothing major. Hopefully just allergies. Say a little prayer please, because I really wanted him to have fun this weekend. Other than that, he has been going 90 to nothing lately, and he is always making me laugh...even when he is making me want to pull my hair out! Something funny lately is his choice of songs to sing. If you know Joe and I, then you know we are huge fans of Texas Country music. Even though lately we have been big fans of Christian worship. Anyway, one of my old cd's in the car starts off with one of our favorite college songs. The song is '$50 and a Flask of Crown' by Bleu Edmonson. Great beat, just not the best message for a 2 year old. I know, I know...bad mommy. However, I die laughing everytime Trey gets in the car and wants to hear the 'Crown' song...you really have to see him clapping and singing, it's a riot...note to self, get it on tape. My remedy: just tell Trey its a crown that you wear on your head. :)
Well, I have to go to sleep so I can get a couple of hours in before Em wakes up....HOPEFULLY.
Friday, September 19, 2008
This was daddy's shot, with mommy's photoshopping.
Jana, our refugee...who still doesn't have power!
Jana's 'shallow water retriever'...Gino
Jay...the Queen > P.S. Don't mess with her bone!
Sorry Jana, have to tell Gino's story real quick...Gino looks like a chocolate lab, right? Until he stands up! Gino is a lab/basset hound mix. Therefore, he looks like a lab...with really, really short legs! Trey really took to our new 4-legged friends. Even today he has been asking, "Where's Gino/Jay?" Hope everyone has a good weekend!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Pre - Ike (June '08)
Post - Ike
Joe has my camera to take some pictures of work that he is helping people do, but when I get it back I will be posting pics of our fun times. You might laugh at our sleeping arrangements Friday night. Here was our evening in a nut shell....
We made the executive decision that it wouldn't be our smartest move to sleep upstairs. However, we decide to put the kiddos down in their own beds until it is time to 'hunker down'. (SERIOUSLY, who coined that phrase...let me know, I want to hurt them) Joe had fallen asleep as well, so around 2 a.m. I woke him up to help me move us downstairs. By the way, my mom was with us because we didn't want her sleeping by herself at home with big trees around the house. We decided to move our full size guest mattress downstairs, along with Trey's twin trundle mattress, in hopes to be comfortable enough to get some sleep. (Sure thing, NOT!) You have to see this picture, because then we took our couches and surrounded the mattresses to create our own little bunker....we 'hunkered in the bunker'...lol. Once we got situated with candles, flash lights, battery operated tv we brought the kids down and turned out the lights. I closed my eyes some that night, but I don't think I ever fell asleep. Note to self, next time I'm leaving town in hopes to at least sleep. That was the most unnerving night I can remember in a long time. The wind was way scary and I kept thinking to my self that if the wind sounded like this in Cypress....what the heck does it sound like for those 'not so smart' people that ride it out on the coast??? Anyway, the important thing is that Trey and Emery slept thru the whole thing.
Long story short, my mom didn't have any damage...praise GOD. Didi and Brew have a neighbor's tree on their house...ANNOYING, especially when you've asked them repeatedly to cut it down. Other than that, our friends fared quite well and some are just waiting on power at this point. I wish I could wiggle my nose and make it happen. We have Jana, our refugee, hanging out with us until the Meyerland area gets power back. Jana's babies, Jay and Gino, have made themselves at home...and surprisingly enough get along with Beaux and Dixie (our pups). Well, stay tuned for pics and I'm glad to see everybody came out okay for the most part. Please pray for those less fortunate and that have months and months of clean up to go thru.
P.S. Something to lighten the mood...Saturday when I finally got out of the house to drive around a bit, I took Trey with me. Since Trey had seen so many pictures of the beach on TV, he had been saying, "Mommy, I want to go to the beach." Awww, how do I tell a 2 year old that his beach isn't going to be the same for a while, to say the least! My response, "Trey, buddy, we can't go to the beach. The hurricane gave it a boo boo." I thought that was easy enough to understand. Mission accomplished. That is all Trey is saying now. "We can't go to the beach. Hurricane gave it a boo boo." Didn't you know that? :)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
wood for windows...sorry, too much trouble. no check
pb & j...check
cold 'beverages'...workin' on it. semi-check.
oh yeah, water (2 - 12 packs)...check
generator...no check, heading to the Vining's if need be.
I contemplated going to Dallas instead, and then talked my self out of it. It really looks like the whole state is going to get slammed...and I don't feel like being in a car all weekend. By the time we got there, we'd have to come back......can we say NO FUN!
I am curious what everyone else is doing...staying or going? Worried...not worried?
We're praying that everyone stays safe! Try and enjoy some of the weekend!
Monday, September 8, 2008
*Easy Enchilada Casserole*
2 lbs. ground meat
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup picante sauce
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 can corn
1 can refried beans
1 package of Fiesta shredded cheese (2 cups)
Brown meat, drain grease. Add tomato sauce, picante sauce, taco seasoning, and corn and simmer for a few minutes.
In the casserole dish, layer in the following order:
2. heaping spoonfull of refried beans, spread thin
3. meat mixture
*generally makes 2-3 layers...
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. I serve with sour cream and chips, and a salad. Mmmm...
*whaa whaa* coming from the monitor...me trying to be very strong and not lose my cool, because I don't have to get up for another 3o minutes. Emery wins the battle and I get a bottle ready, and just pray that she can suck it down so I can close my eyes for at least 10 more minutes! :) Oh yeah, lets not mention that she was up 3 hours ago...
My turn to get ready...
Daddy rolls out of bed *he only works 5 minutes from the house* versus my 30 minute (10 mile) commute on the fantastic 290.
Go get the monkey man out of bed, and hope he gets out on the right side. Who am I kidding? Trey never gets out of bed on the wrong side....hmm, no sarcasm there! :) Emery gets loaded up and we're almost ready to go....now all that's left to do is bottles and lunches, Daddy helps (Thank goodness!)
Off we go! DVD playing, check. Juice Cup, check. Diaper bag, check. Both kids, check. OK, we can go!
Drop 'em off! Trey is hilarious when I leave him with Grammy. This is about how it goes:
*Bye Trey, I love you*
*BYE MOM, I WUV OO TOOO!* (yes, needs to be in all caps!)
*Have a good Trey*
*HAVE A GOOD DAY MOM"
I drive away every morning with a smile on my face, how many moms can say that? THANK YOU GRAMMY!
7:25 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
This is where I mold the minds of today's youth. lol. That, or they fry mine. The jury is still out on that one! Some of the things I hear...whoa. This is also where I laugh off the fact that I have 29 computers in my room now, and 3 of them have the blue screen of death. Just an FYI, that leaves me with 26 working computers and 28 kids in half of my classes. NICE. Oh well, I am at my best when I wing it. I've been wingin' it for the last 3 weeks. Sweet.
Out the door to get the kiddos....JUST KIDDING. Ok, Ok only some days I leave that early. :) Ok, so those days outweigh those that I stay until I'm supposed to. lol.
I'm not going to put a time on anything else and just let you know that it all goes downhill from there. Hopefully Trey takes a nap when we get home...I cook dinner, wash bottles, try and keep Trey from jumping from the couch to the ottoman that is halfway across the room....and basically count down the hours until daddy gets home! :)
I must say that tonight I was on my A-Game! I took Trey to get a hair cut with Emery in tow. We went to Walmart after that. I cooked dinner when I got home (recipe to follow), all dishes in the dishwasher, and I washed bottles....AND we took a walk. YES, I'M EXHAUSTED, so...off to bed I go. Hope everyone has a good week.
P.S. Ike...go away. I have plans this weekend.
Friday, September 5, 2008
So tell me...should a 2 year old be this vocal? Yesterday, I am trying to keep Trey out of something (pretty much a 24/7 job), and he looks at me and says, "Come on Mom, please!" Now don't leave out the tone in his voice, because he knows how to inflect it to where it sounds like whining, but I pretty much thought it was hilarious.
On top of that, last night Mimi was trying to leave (which Trey wasn't approving)...Let me set the scene: I'm washing bottles in the kitchen sink, Mimi is trying to escape out the back door, and here sprints Trey thru the kitchen saying, "MIMI, GET BACK HERE, DAD-GUMMIT!" Where might he get the dad-gummit from? (please excuse me from not knowing how to spell that word!) Daddy, where does he get it? lol. I guess its better than some other options. Well, that's all for today. Happy Friday and I hope everyone has a great weekend!
P.S. I HAVE A BABYSITTER TOMORROW NIGHT. Granted its only for Trey, but that makes a HUGE difference! I get to go watch Joe's football game, key word: watch...that doesn't happen with Trey in tow (God love him). After that, it's off to a coach's party...woo hoo! I might actually get to consume an adult beverage, WATCH OUT! :) Oh yeah, and don't pay attention to the fact that I am at school right now. HA!