Friday, January 29, 2010

An Eye for Design

Just blogged a sneak peek for some head shots over here at my photography blog. Mrs. Elaine over at An Eye for Design is one of my dear friends mom, and we've been trying to arrange this since before Christmas. The stars finally aligned and we got it done! I had to have a few moments of drooling over all of the cool stuff in the shop and then we got going with the head shots. It was such a nice change from chasing after my two to grab a picture! If you need any decorating advice or just want to check out some cool interior ideas, head over to An Eye for Design! Here is one sneak peek, but you'll have to head over to the blog to see the rest. This is Mrs. Elaine, and don't even think about that couch, it has my name on it. :)

In other Owens' Crew news...I had a minor scare this morning from the Dr.'s office. I had a message stating that while checking Emery's insurance {for her upcoming 18 mos. shots}, they discovered her insurance was inactive. WHAT? After one very quick phone call to Cigna, it was discovered that their web site was experiencing problems, and may give that message...but if you call, they will affirm that the Owens' kids are insured. Deep breath!

Someone in our house is turning 30 this weekend. We don't need to mention any names though. Luckily, that person has their head on straight and is not struggling with being that old. However, Trey is there to remind that someone that they are getting older. Such a thoughtful guy.

I have a shoot with an old friend Saturday afternoon, I'm hoping that I don't have to Photoshop blue's supposed to be f-a-reezing. Oh well.

P.S. How cute is this dude? Don't worry that I'm working on an arranged marriage with him and Emery.

Hope everyone has a fab weekend!

Friday, January 22, 2010

This & That...

Ready for some randomness? Here goes nothin'!

Let's see...we have been busy with our general schedules. Joe in basketball, games on Tuesday and Friday. The end of February cannot get here soon enough, so that he is d.o.n.e. for the year! Woo hoo!

Trey is doing fabulously at school. So proud of him. We got his ultrasound results back on his lymph nodes, and everything was within range. Praise GOD! He is funny as ever, and keeps me on my toes at all times. How's this one for you...this is mother of the year material. {I can't believe I'm typing this, but it is a story I want to remember.} On Monday, I saw Trey coming out of our bathroom with a thermometer from Emery's room. "Trey, what were you doing?" Trey says, "I was taking my temperature!" Me: "Trey, please tell me you didn't put that thermometer in your mouth..." Trey: "No mommy, I didn't"....It was at that point in the conversation, that I realized HOW he had taken his temperature. Yeah. He did. I told you, MOTHER. OF. THE. YEAR. I didn't even put that one on Facebook.

Here's Trey on dress up day at school. I turned over all rights for dress up to Bleah, at Grammie's.


He's special. I know.

Last week, I finally got a new vacuum. It's amazing how that can jump start the desire to clean your house. We got a Eureka, and I love it.

I think I mentioned that a couple of weeks ago, my friend Sheila and I, shot our first wedding. Here's the proof...and the only one I've shared thus far. Shhh.

Is it time for Spring Break yet? How about Summer? *sigh* Joe and I got to spend Wednesday together, not working, and while we were running around we were talking about how nice it was and we're ready for a break! This summer we plan on heading back up to Illinois, via the car. Maybe some new stops along the way. We're also going to head to our annual marriage retreat in Kerrville. Coaches/Coaches MUST go. It is the best thing that we do for ourselves all year. You do not have to have a bible study going on at your school to attend, so don't let that scare you away. Just keep checking their site this month for registration info. and get it in on time, they fill up FAST. Do it.

Oh man, I almost forgot about Miss Emery. The girl is hilarious. She has her daddy wrapped around her finger. She is cutting 4 teeth at the same time. Overachiever. She eats like a 10 year old boy. There's not much she doesn't like. She is starting to tell Trey when he ticks her off. It's pretty funny. She loves to give kisses. Needs her sleep. Laid back. She sucks her thumb and carries her night night, just like her brother. I thought I was going to have two polar opposite kids, but it looks like they are going to be JUST alike. Oh, goodness.

How's that for random?

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Little Boy?

Where did my little boy go? Trey's birthday was on Monday, and I think we're still recovering. We were in Dallas this past weekend, for me to shoot my first wedding {stay tuned for pictures}, and Trey got to have a little birthday get together with his cousins. It was perfect. They went to McDonald's and then to see Alvin & The Chipmunks. On Monday, I was that mom, that was at the grocery store getting him a cake on the day of his birthday. Shame on me. We won't talk about the first one I picked up, and ended up dropping it off in the freezer in the same store...and going to Wally World to pick up an ice cream cake. Apparently, the decorator didn't hear me say 'Happy Birthday Trey' she slapped 'TREY' really big on the cake, and that was it. It probably belonged on Cake Wrecks, no lie. Moving are some pictures of our little get together at home. {p.s. We are holding out as long as possible on having any big birthday parties. We figure we have enough of those in our future.}

OH! Before we go to the pictures...we have been telling Trey that when he turns 4, he HAS to give up his night night. It is one of his burp cloths from birth that he has had. He clung to one specific one, and the poor thing is shredded beyond repair, but he LOVES his favorite night night. We are going on 4 days of no night night, and all is well!! It is in his baby book, and he is okay with that. He has only asked to see it once, but I diverted him. S-a-weet!

Lovin' on his Mimi...

The cake...

Blowin' out the candles...

Can't leave Miss Piggie out...
Y'all, she probably could eat her weight in whatever you put in front of her.
I am not kidding!

Most of the birthday festivities are out of the way in our house. Except for someone else, who shall remain nameless, is turning 30 in the near future. No one you know. Nope.

Finally, we had Trey's follow up with the ENT yesterday. You might remember this frantic post, from me. The Dr. definitely thinks the lymph nodes have gotten smaller since the last check up, which is great news. In order for us all to sleep better, and to ensure no further need for check ups, we are going to do an ultrasound of the lymph nodes under his neck. The doc said, if he was going to ignore them and not check them again, he wanted to make double dog sure that it was nothing. I am okay with that. We would definitely appreciate any prayers sent to make 'double dog sure' that it is nothing and that Trey is healthy.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Big 3-0!

Joe is 30 today! I have only 28 days to give him heck about it, and I plan to do so. ;) Joe and I got to get away for an evening and venture out of our 10 mile radius together. We had a nice evening in Clear Lake, and yes we lounged in our pajamas and watched the Tech game in our hotel. We are that couple, and we like it. :)

{Don't even get me started on how Mike Leach is getting yanked around by Texas Tech, Team Owens' is on Team Leach and plan to stay on it! I will devote an entire post/novel if you need me to give reasons.}

I was going to write 30 great things about Joe, when I remembered this post from last year. I guess I should add one thing...hmmm.

30. He is my partner in everything we do. 50 pounds, here we come!

Happy Birthday Joe! We love you!