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!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy belated birthday Stephen!

Well, my little brother (he hates it when I call him that), turned 32 yesterday.  I don't remember much when he was a baby, just that I got my little baby Suzi the day after he was born.  I remember changing her diapers and nursing her, just like mom did to Stephen!

Happy Birthday little brother!  We can't wait to see you in a few weeks!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vacation part 2

For the 2nd part of our vacation, we drove to Florida!  What a great trip!  We made it to Pensacola in one day, and then to Disney the next!  Here are a few of our favorite photos of Disney!!  By the end of the trip Nate knew who Mickey was, and how to quickly pose for a picture!  We were also blessed to spend time with my cousin Monica who is working there this fall, and the newlyweds Darrell and Gwenn, who finished their honeymoon with a couple days in Disney!  We did tons of rides, and Nate's favorite was the Buzz Lightyear spin.  Can't wait to go back!!







Thursday, November 04, 2010

Halloween party!

Last weekend we had our 4th annual Dobson-Williams' Halloween party!  It was awesome!  Fog filled the house and yard, we had tons of carved pumpkins (I did 5), and everyone got into our "theme" of movies!

Here are a few of our favorites!