Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mom's birthday...

We surprised my mom with a visit from our brother Ted for her birthday!  She came down for a Knights of Columbus meeting with my Dad, and Ted flew in for the weekend from New Mexico.  We had a great time eating, hiking, and playing cars!  Happy Happy Birthday to the bestest mom!!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010


We had a wonderful thanksgiving, hosted by my sister Tessa!  My parents came in, as well as my cousins Allison and Craig.  Tessa invited 2 orphan VISTAS and we had a great time eating, playing the marble game, playing dominos and watching football!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

24 years ago...

my life changed.  I had 2 brothers, who were kinda annoying.  And then, I heard my grandmother say "kishline" (sorry, don't know how to spell in Hungarian) over the phone.  And then I knew, I had a sister!

I was soo excited!!  We were instantly close.  I took her to the park, took her babysitting with me, listened to music and played with my bows and make-up.

And then, when she was 7, I moved away.  I think being apart from her was one of the hardest parts.

But, we have stayed close, despite the 10 year age difference.  When I got engaged, I just had to call her and she knew she was the maid of honor (at 15).  And when Nate was born, there was no question that she would be his godmother.

I am lucky to have you live with us for a year, and get to spend our sister nights and dinners with you now!

Tessa, I love you!  You are the best sister and friend!!  Happy, Happy Birthday!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Texas Alliance for Life dinner

Last month we hosted a table at the Texas Alliance for Life dinner (where I used to work).  We had a wonderful time celebrating life with all our guests, and was privileged to hear the wonderful conversion of Abby Johnson, a former planned parenthood director turned pro-life advocate!  She was amazing!!

A special thanks to the K's, Butler's, Morel's, Fr. Mike and Paul for joining us for a great night!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Vacation Part 3

Okay, we have been back for over a month...time to finish the vacation posts!

For the 3rd leg of our trip, we stayed at Ryan's uncle's vacation home in Naples, Florida.  We had fun going to the winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, Naples zoo, Corkscrew swamp, beach, Everglades National Forest (and surrounding areas) and Ave Maria University.  And on our way home, we stopped in Mobile and saw the USS Alabama and USS Drum.  Seriously, lots of fun time together as a family!!




and back to Texas!!