Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Northgate with Marissa

This post is a little belated. I went down to College Station the night that Marissa and Pauly (and Jayci) graduated. I met up with Marissa and Pauly on Northgate to celebrate with them. Marissa and I lived together for 3 years so it was a must that I be there to celebrate with her in style...unfortunately, I didn't get to stay as long as I had planned because Brad and I had to put in a few more hours on the road that night to get to Overton (That's another post in itself!). But Brad and I did get to make a few stops with Marissa and Pauly along Northgate. Here are a couple of my favorite pictures from the night! Congratulations you guys, and GIG'EM!


Tis the Season to Graduate

Well folks, it's that time of the year again. As the invitations and announcements start flowing in, it's time to get out your camera and checkbook and pay a little visit to your favorite Grads. I know quite a few graduates this year, but so far only one is graduating from High School. BUT the invitations are still arriving so there may be more additional later! Let's start at the bottom and work our way up:

Cheyanne Faith Herrera

Graduated Pre-K from Faith Lutheran Daycare

Matthew Zalman

Grauated from Overton High School

Shalaine Bargmann

Graduated from UTSA as a Registered Nurse

Jayci Giaconne

Graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy

Marissa Gonzales

Graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology

Ashley Morton

Graduated from U. of H., Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Paul Nester

Graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technologies

Congratulations EVERYONE!!! I will try to post some pictures later!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Brad and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the brave people in the Military past and present who have worked so hard to make the United States such a safe and wonderful place to live. Sometimes it is easy to take our freedoms for granted, and that is why it is so important to have days like today set aside for remembrance. We are very thankful for everything that you have done and continue to do! Here are some pictures from my family's Memorial Day. The girls came over to our house this morning and we made breakfast and watched movies. Then when mom and dad got back from SA, we went to their house and made Bar-B-Que. Everything was very yummy! After that we went swimming. Here are some pictures from our trip to the pool.
Enjoy and Happy Memorial Day!

That is me sliding down the slide!

Friday, May 8, 2009


2008 was a year of weddings for Brad and I....from March 28, 2008 to the present there has been a constant stream of friends and family getting married. Here are a few of the ones that we loved the most...and a sneak preview of the ones coming up!

April and Micheal Collins

Married on March 28, 2008
Place: The Butler's Courtyard
Wedding Colors: Brown and Cream
Flowers: Orange, Yellow, and Red Roses

Lauren and Charles Fontainer

Married on June 21, 2008

Place: Presbyterian Church El Campo, TX
Wedding Colors: Brown and Peach/Pink
First Dance: Feet Don't Touch the Ground (Stoney LaRue)

Ashley and Bradley Barnes
(of course)

Married on November 1, 2008
Place: Bible Truth Church El Campo, TX
Wedding Colors: Black, White, and Turquoise

Shalaine and Kevin Bargmann

Married on January 10, 2009

Place: Schertz Civic Center Schertz, TX
Wedding Colors: Brown and Sage Green

Cake Height: 6 tiers!

Bee and John Mills
Married on: March 21, 2009
Place: Beaumont Ranch

Wedding Colors: Blue and White
Groom's Cake: A miniature Bonfire that they lit on fire!!
There are still more to come! This summer, my friend, Lacey Luco, is marrying her college sweetheart in July, and two of our good friends from A&M are tying the knot in August...I love weddings so I am really excited about these two events. Also, my cousin Wendy Lee Zalman is getting married sometime in 2010 so stay posted for more details about her big day! Congratulations to all of the newlyweds, and happy planning for the engaged couples!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Stork has Landed!

There has been a whirlwind of baby showers and parties lately since so many of the wonderful ladies in my life are pregnant. Finally the babies are starting to show up! This has been a long time coming since there haven't really been many babies born in the past couple of years in my family or at church (with the exception of sweet Landon of course!) They are so adorable and sweet...I just know that you will fall in love at first sight like I did.

Micheal Lane Zalman
Born on March 17, 2009. He was a big baby! (9lbs 3oz; 21 1/4 inches).

Christopher Joseph Barnes, Jr.
He was born on March 24, 2009. He was over 9 lbs and 22 1/2 inches.

Then we had to wait a while before our next two babies showed up.
Daryll Jacobs, III (Trey)
born on May 1, 2009. He weighed 6 lbs 12 oz, and he was 18 1/2 inches long. He is just too cute! Ironically, the only girl in the bunch showed up last.

Layla Nicole Hudlin
Born on May 5, 2009. She was very petite at 5 lbs 14oz and 20 inches long.

I am so excited for all of the new mothers and they certainly have my prayers over the next few months until the babies start sleeping through the night!