Wednesday, October 29, 2008

LID #9

Well, I totally missed posting for #8, oops! Today is our 9th month of waiting for Emily. Several times a week people ask me how long we have waited and how much longer we have to wait. I enjoy answering because I get to chat about Emily which makes my heart happy. Usually after I tell people we will probably be waiting 30+ more months they get a look of horror upon their faces but I remind them of the incredible nursery Emily is going to have when she gets to us. Since I have already started collecting and have much longer than most moms I will be ready. My favorite is to buy things that are personalized. I have always been a big fan of anything with my name or initials on it so I am starting with Emily early. I remember when I was in elementary school there was a store in El Paso called "It's Personal". It was one of my favorite places to go. I remember having hair clips with my name on them, oh so fun!

For our 9th month of waiting though I skipped the gift for Emily or the nursery and gave myself one. I joined the Waco Y with a friend from school. I have been needing to get myself in gear for awhile and she was an encouragement to do so. For our first day we thought we would start with something light, Beginners Turbo Kickboxing. Ummmm, let's just say I hope I can walk tomorrow! I can't imagine how the regular class is, yikes! Cari, it might take me a few years to join you in that class :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A trip to the State Fair of Texas

Last Friday as part of our fall break we headed to the Great State Fair of Texas. This was our 5th trip to the fair and it was a great one. The day was perfect with temperatures that weren't too hot which was great. Here's some pics from our day.

We got to the fair at 10 when the gates opened.

No trip to the state fair is complete without a picture of Big Tex.

I love to see at the animals and these little piggies were too cute!

A new fried treat! Fried grilled cheese, it was okay, very fried.

We always enjoy the bird show.

Here is me in my new car, okay not really but it's the one I want.

This was the biggest rabbit I have ever seen. We got lucky and were at the fair the day they were judging the bunnies.

I couldn't help taking this little guy. He looks a lot like our little guy (except for the lopped ears).

We also happened upon a chocolate dessert tasting competition. They didn't ask us to judge, bummer. After the light show Jessica Simpson did a concert. We didn't stay long but did get a glimpse of Tony Romo. It seemed there were a lot of people there just to see him. It was a great trip and a fun weekend to get away.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Color Purple

As part of our Fall Break weekend we went to see The Color Purple at Fair Park on Thursday night. It was a fun show to watch with some great songs including "What About Love". There were several actors from the original Broadway show and they did a wonderful job.
I am excited about the new season of Dallas Summer Musicals. I think we might get season tickets which will include 7 shows including Fiddler on the Roof, Legally Blond, A Chorus Line, and Mary Poppins to name a few. Looks to be a fun season.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


We returned from a wonderful fall break trip to Dallas. Steve had Friday off for BU's fall break and I decided to take a personal day (they give those to us to use right!) and we went to Dallas. We had a great time and I have decided to spread out the weekend into a couple of entries.
I am all about staying in nice hotels but I don't like to spend a whole lot of money, I know a contradiction. Anyway, my sister has gotten some great deals through Priceline and has encouraged me to try it. I have always been wary of using it for some reason. I guess I like to pick the hotel from a list but that way is more expensive I have learned. So a few weeks back I decided to search around the downtown Dallas area to see what I could find. Well, I quickly decided that I should give Priceline a try. I am so glad I did!! We ended up at the Sheraton downtown for $55! Considering the price from their website was over $200 I was very happy. Steve and I decided on Wednesday to go ahead and stay 2 nights. I went back to Priceline and ended up with the Hyatt Regency for $50, yea! I know, it's a bit silly to be so happy about the hotels but I figured we saved a little more money that can go towards Italy. We were very pleased with the Hyatt (I love all the glass) and the Sheraton was okay, not great. We had never stayed in Downtown before so it was fun to enjoy the city lights!

Friday, October 10, 2008


I didn't know what a demand there was to see The Last Supper. We will be in Milan as part of our Italy trip. The main reason we are going to Milan is to see the famous painting. I guess I should have known what a hot ticket that would be, oops! Anyway, the church where the painting is does not have anymore tickets for the day we will be there. I was lucky to find another "vendor" that has tickets (at a higher price, figures). I emailed them awhile back about our date and I just found out they do have 2 available! I am still looking at a day tour in Rome. I have a lot of research to do before we go, that's for sure!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Well, I finished the Twilight series last night. Good thing I got to sleep a bit late this morning due to inservice for the district, it was a late night. Anyway, I really like books 1-3 a lot. Book 4 was okay but I guess I was just more distracted and couldn't ever really get into the grove of it. I still liked it but there was just something about it, I'm not sure. My nephew and others have suggested reading Lightning Thief so that may be up next. I think my library at school has it. I'm hoping for a quick week at school with fitting 28 guidance lessons into 4 days, should be fun!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Game Day x4

Yesterday was a big day for sports. We had 4 different games to watch. Since my nephews and niece live in Waco we stay busy going from game to game. So here's some pics from the day.

Here is Jacob and his flag football team. He made a great kick!

Hannah is enjoying playing soccer.

Andrew is on the Steelers team. Go Steelers!

The Baylor game wasn't too bad. We scored 17 pts. which I thought was pretty good.

I ended the day with a wonderful wedding. Congratulations Jay and Liza!