Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Well, my little baby is turning into a little man!  These past 3 months have been filled with activity.

First, we celebrated Nate's birthday with this great aunts, uncles and grandparents in Pennsylvania.  We had a good time getting away from the Texas heat and having fun with everyone.  Then was his dog days of summer birthday party!

We've also gone to 2 baseball games (saw Msgr. Mike throw the first pitch), lots of playdates with friends, going to the pool, TCU scrimmage, music concert, Dave and Buster's (he loved the racing game), first trip on a boat (thanks uncle Justin and aunt Danielle), Mommy's birthday and lots of time with the family and friends (especially those from out of town like Mrs. Kulle, aunt Amy and the Bratten's)!

My favorite phrase is "luv you".  And Nate knows exactly when to do it!  Especially if he has been a little naughty, or just trying to make mommy happy.  He's also a good echo, for whatever you are saying!  He's been enjoying watching Clifford ("doggie") and Phineas and Furb (I think Ry may like it more than him).

Nate also loves playing with his cars.  He now has 4 Lightening McQueen's and loves them all.  He's getting good playing with cars - making the sounds and all.  He also loves playing with his sports balls.  Just kicking the ball around is lots of fun.  I may have watched a little too much World Cup this year...

Nate also also found out that he likes 2 musical instruments - the guitar and piano.  I see some classes in his future...

We have said a few goodbye's this quarter - Tessa neni moved out in July and our good neighbors and friends next door moved out in September.

And here are a few photos!

Monday, September 20, 2010

our new neighbors...

Well, our good friends moved out next door and I got to chat with the new ones this weekend.  I told them how much Nate loved playing with the former owners toys, especially the "blue lightening mcqueen".  They don't have kids yet, but said, "I guess we will have to buy one so he can have one here".

Seriously, that made my day!  What great neighbors!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fr. Isidore!

Last week we celebrated 25 years of priestly service of our pastor, Fr. Isidore.  I helped with the planning and we had a great time!  I came on a little late, but it was a fun time organizing an event again and meeting many new people at our church.  I was happy to be done (the reason for the wine in my hand...:-)  It was a fun evening of memories of Fr. Isidore, fellowship, dancing, and a couple glasses of wine).  Just had to share some photos of the event (especially me sporting my new 'do)!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blue Dog Rescue

For Nate's birthday, in lieu of gifts, we got donations for a local dog rescue called Blue Dog Rescue.  It has taken a couple months, but we finally took the items to the puppies!  Thanks to everyone who gave such great gifts.  Nate sure had fun sharing the loot!

A special thanks to the families who donated items - Parker, Lange, Nicholson, Morel, Morgan, Parks, Rose, Gentry and the K's.

The loot

meeting the doggies

sharing the items

and time to go!

Friday, September 10, 2010

working momma...

I don't know how working moms do it!  Or stay at home working ones!

About 4 weeks ago I found out that our priest was having his 25th anniversary celebration of his priesthood.  I offered to assist and literally have been helping a couple to several hours a day!  Really!  All those little details to make it look flawless don't come easy.

And it has made me wonder how moms who work do it.  These past couple weeks I have been "too tired" and we have gone out to eat or just scrambled on what to eat.  I haven't done a real housecleaning and Nate may have watched a little to much tv.

I'm glad my "working life" is coming to an end tonight.  I don't know if I could handle it anymore!

Thank you Ryan that I do not have to do this every day!  Maybe I needed this to help drill into myself how blessed I am to run errands with Nate, go grocery shopping, clean the house and just play!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

blog slacker...

Okay, I feel like a total blog slacker.

I have posted.  In a long time.

It has made me think why I post.

I think it is for people to know what is going on, and to keep a random log on our life.

But, it is quite stressful finding the time to post, getting photos out, etc.

So, I know there are a few that just view this and don't comment.  I really like comments.  Let me know if you want me to continue or if this hiatus was good for you too... It's okay, I can take it!