Thursday, July 1, 2010

Eclipse Premier Party!!

I am a Twilight Saga fan.

There. It has been put out into cyberspace.

In fact, I will take it one step farther and tell you that I had a PREMIER PARTY! This means that before going to the midnight premier of this movie, I invited people over to my house to gorge themself while watching the first two movies. Then after eating all of this good food, we MADE shirts to wear to the movie. Before we left in our newly made shirts, we put on CROWNS with the faces of the Twilight stars' faces on them.

I believe I have just entered into a new level of crazy-geeky-fun-fan.

You want to know something else. I had an AWESOME time, and the movie was great! Thanks to everyone who came to my party, and be on the look-out for an invitation to my Eclipse movie release party! :)

Christopher's Visit!

Our nephew came to stay with us for a week while his parents went on vacation. It was awesome getting to spend so much time with him, but I think it made us realize some of the responsibilities of being a parent. Perhaps we are not quite ready for all of that yet. Good thing we have such a sweet nephew that we can spoil rotten and take home to mommy and daddy! :) Isn't he precious?

Wendy + Jason = Married!

Yay!! Wendy and Jason finally tied the knot! After over a year and a half of being engaged, they got married on June 5, 2010. I was of course a there any surprise there?...So I had a front row view of the two exchanging their vows. It was an awesome wedding. EVERYTHING was BEAUTIFUL!!! Wendy was a gorgeous bride, and all of her hard work paid of that day. The whole wedding was like something you would see in a wedding magazine. The big surprise came during the first Wendy and Jason were dancing together to Brad Paisley something weird happened to the music. At that moment the entire bridal party ran to their rescue...we helped them dance through the music mix-ups including the macerena, soldier boy, and the twist. It was fun, and I CANNOT wait to see the video...and coincidentally, I can't wait to see the pictures that the photographer took either. Hopefully, they will be posted any day now! Congratulations Wendy & Jason!!! :)

Fallon & CJ got hitched!

Bradley's brother CJ and his fiance, Fallon, got married recently. It was a beautiful outdoor wedding in Marble Falls, TX. Brad and I had a good time, and we got to see a lot of his extended family that we don't normally get to see on a regular basis. Congratulations CJ and Fallon!!!
We are so happy for you both!

Wendy does Shreveport!

"How about that ride in? I guess that's why they call it Sin City." -Alan from The Hangover

When we set off for Shreveport, LA, we were expecting an epic night. Nothing could have prepared us for all for the craziness that ensued. I would love to pour the story out on my blog and save it for all of posterity, but fortunately for my friends, I never break a pact! :)

Enjoy the group pic!

Wendy's a Nurse!

My Wendy Lee graduated from U.T. Tyler! She is now a Registered Nurse!!! Look out world. This girl has big dreams, and she's on the loose!!!

Brad and I went to see Wendy graduate. The ceremony was on a Friday, and we wanted it to be a surprise that we were coming. We did not get to Overton until after three o'clock in the morning, and I was so wired from a strong dose of the energy drink NOS that I did not go to sleep until after five o'clock in the morning. Needless to say, we were a bit sluggish at her pinning ceremony the next morning. We made it though, and it was wonderful to get to be there for such an important time in Wendy's life.

While we were there that weekend, we also got to attend the engagement party that Jason's boss threw for them. It was a really fun party, and I learned something that evening that changed my life forever. Danni loves her some Karaoke!!! :)

I won a prize!

I entered a couple of photos in the Wharton County Youth Fair. Although I did not win any Grand Champion awards. I did get one runner-up ribbon for this picture. Yay for cute babies! My next question is what was cuter than this guy? Did the other person play the sympathy card? Did they have a picture of a puppy with a broken leg? Did they let water drops fall on their picture to mimic tear drops? Anyway, these are just a few questions that I had because I think this little guy is pretty cute!
At least I know the kind of heat those other guys will be bringing next year, and by golly I will be ready! :)

Awesomeness Returns to College Station!

We all knew that this time would come. The time when all former students must return to the homeland. Most specifically a group of my friends. We were returning to College Station. With this return we brought back something that CS had desperately been missing since our departure. Awesomeness!

All seriousness aside, (lol) I had a blast reuniting with some of my college buddies in College Station. We went to all of our favorite hang-outs. The most important stop came first: Layne's Chicken Fingers!!!!! We love this place, and I ALWAYS go anytime I am in College Station. The weekend was a blast, and it was a good opportunity to see some of my younger friends that are about to graduate (tear tear) before we all are gone and departed into the real world of jobs and hectic schedules. I must say that it really made me feel old when we went to the mall and they had TAMU class of 2014 shirts hanging in the windows of the shops!! Oh well, Kari will be part of the class of 2016, so I guess I better start getting used to the idea of feeling REALLY OLD.

Anyway, we had a really good time, and I can't wait until we plan another trip! If you want to know more about all of the awesomeness that occurred on this trip, you will just have to come next time so you can see for yourself! :)

P.S. Ask me about the street walker that tried to sell Brittany, Oscar, Brad and I perfume on Northgate...the perfumes/colognes have very colorful names! :)

Mom's 39 mile foot!

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in October of 2008. Two surgeries and six weeks of radiation later, she was cancer free and has been ever since. Because of this, she decided to do the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It is a 2 day 39 mile walk that raises money for breast cancer awareness. (This money does not specifically go to research. A lot of it is used to get mammograms and treatment for people that would otherwise be unable to get it) Anyway, my mom did the walk all on her own, and we are so proud of her! She raised over $2500 that will be put to use in the Houston area. She wants to do the walk again so please let her know if you would be interested in donating! She walked all over the Houston area during the two days and met a lot of really interesting people. Maybe I will get to do this walk next year with her.

Save the TaTas!

Brittany's Not a Teen!

Brittany turned twenty!! Let the countdown commence!! :)

P.S. You should know that she has a blogspot account as well. Check her out!

Easter Sunday

"He is not here for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell is disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee." Matthew 28: 6-7 KJV

I hope you went to church! God Bless!

Kari's Sweet (or not) Sixteen!

Kari is Sixteen. She had a big party, and had a really good time. Since this is not her blog, you will have to go find hers to get all the gory details. I will give you a hint can find her on live journal. MUHAHAHA!

New Moon DVD release Party!

When the DVD was released at midnight, we went to Wal-Mart to buy it. We were planning on watching New Moon and Twilight the next day. Little did we know that when we got to W-M, they were already having a party! They had cake, cokes, a big screen TV set up in the children's clothing section, and FREE TEAM JACOB and TEAM EDWARD thermoses. Just when you think that Wal-Mart is crappy and trying to rip you off (ask me about my lawn mower story) they do something cool and redeem a couple of the points that they have lost. Yay NEW MOON!!

P.S. We did have a DVD release party the next day. Sadly our numbers were not where they should be...we will get better!

Black Eyed Peas in HOUSTON!!

If the title of this post was not self-explanatory perhaps there is another blog out there for you. Such titles might include Reading for Dummies and Understanding the Obvious.

I was invited to attend the concert by my good friend Iesha. It was her first time to attend the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!! Side note: I LOVE THE RODEO! Not just the concert...I love to watch the barrel racers, bare-back riding, bull-riding, and last but not least MUTTON BUSTING! (If you do not know what this is, I encourage you to get on YouTube and check it will not be disappointed)

After watching the rodeo, it was time for the MAIN EVENT! As the Black Eyed Peas came out in their Escalade, we rose to our feet and joined the crowd in thunderous applause. We sang along to all the songs...and they sang all the hits. I did not enjoy the costumes that were part of their "The E.N.D." tour, but other than that I had no complaints. Fergie was WAY better in person than I could ever have hoped. I would even go so far as to say her songs were better live. She sang her songs while the other guys changed outfits and then the main singer came out and played DJ to the crowd. He kept the whole place singing as he played songs like "Small Town Girl" by Journey. The whole concert was AMAZING, and I would definitely go back if they came back to Houston.


Spring Break 2010!! WOOHOO!!
(RAH!!! And the crowd goes wild)

Thank you. That was exactly the response that I was hoping to hear from all of my avid readers (oh goodness, I can't even write that without laughing hysterically to myself). Anyway, for Spring Break Brad, the family, and I traveled down to Concan, TX. This small town is home to a couple of small stores, a lot of cabins, and what was that? Oh yeah, THE FRIO RIVER!!

While in Concan, we rented an awesome house/cabin. The place was huge and really nice. Really, really nice. It had four bedrooms and could comfortably house at least 20 people. We spent five glorious days at this place. Our first few days were warm and sunny. Those days were spend at the local national parks such as GARNER STATE PARK! We played in the river, picnicked along the shore, wend paddle boating, and hiking. (I know it is hard to believe that I enjoyed such a vacation.) Then came the drizzle and freezing temperatures. Those days were spent grilling outside, HIKING in the COLD, and shopping for souvenirs. Even though the weather did not cooperate quite the way that we had hoped, we still had a great time, and I for one cannot wait to go back! Spring Break! Oh Spring Break! Come again soon!

Wendy's El Campo Bridal Shower!

As I have talked about in previous posts, my cousin Wendy is getting married. We are as about as close as two cousins can be, and we have grown up together. Some have described us as "thick as thieves." I don't think this is a fair description since they have no proof that we have ever done anything illegal. Anyway, she and my sister threw me a BEAUTIFUL lingerie shower when I was a Bride-to-Be so now it was my turn to "shower" her with pretty things. They were taking care of her intimate apparel needs in her hometown so I decided that a regular "home necessities" shower was always a good thing. We had the shower at the home of Raeassia and Darryl Jacobs. They have an awesome new house out in the country. The epitome of everything that is beautiful and classy. It was the perfect venue for our shower. There were twelve hostesses including Rae and myself, and everything turned out wonderfully. Rae made the most beautiful cake and cupcake tower. (You can see from the pictures that it really was a master piece. And BONUS, it tasted wonderful as well. If you have any cake needs, you really need to give her a call...everything she makes is awesome.) A lot of people showed up to the party, and the bride and groom received a lot of pretty gifts. I am so happy for Wendy and Jason, and I can't wait until the wedding!

Sasha's Birthday!

My little Sasha turned one, and of course we had to have a party. I will blame the brunt of this idea on my mom, but it was fun! Sasha had three other furry guests at her party: Maggie, Puggles, and Abbie. It was cute watching all of those puppies run around mom's house! Happy Birthday Sasha Bear! :)

Visiting Brittany & Valentine's Day!

Well this year for V-Day we were due in College Station for a visit to Britt's house. We had all kinds of adventures while we were there. We went to the movies, dancing, Northgate!, shopping...and of course we ate at all of our favorite spots. We also went to the mall and took photobooth pictures! We were going to go paint something at Upaint-it, but of course all of the good boyfriends were taking their girlfriends to make something so they were full! Anyway, we had a good time! Yay Laynes!!

Bradley + 1 = 24!

Happy Birthday to Bradley!! He had the great pleasure this year of sharing his birthday with Superbowl Sunday. Lucky Bradley (can you sense the sarcasm?)! 24 seems like such an old number when you are looking at it from 24...maybe someday I will understand! :)