Friday, February 20, 2009

If these marriages ever end, I'll be heartbroken.....

Hugh Jackman and Wife (Deborra-Lee Furness) At Adoption Awareness Event Pictures, Images and Photos
Keely Shaye Smith & Pierce Brosnan Pictures, Images and Photos
Kudos to Hugh Jackman and Pierce Brosnan for showing off their gorgeous, non stick-thin wives. They are awesome!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hometown news....

We went to the V-town for a long weekend. We left on Friday and returned on Monday. So, there was lots of time to soak in the sights and just get an idea of how things have changed over the last few months since we had been there last. The truth is that not much has changed (duh!). But, I'm very observant and often compare things down there to things up here. Needless to say, I now have lots to talk about. So, I will "bullet" today.

-The newscast of the local news there is still entertaining. I did get to see Shawna (she's married to a friend of mine) do the news on Friday night and she did a great job. However, I do laugh at how obsessive they are over the weather. They acted like a little fog and drizzle was the end of the world. I got a kick out of how much they talked about the weather. They never used to do that. The most excitement there is the fact that Don Brubaker is STILL doing sports! GO DON! ;)

-On Saturday morning, I slept in and ventured to Ghetto HEB around noon. I chose Ghetto HEB for a reason. I hate the HEB Plus there because there's always a very high chance that I will run into someone that I know. So I avoid it like the plague. Plus, I figured that Ghetto HEB would be a lot more entertaining. It was. I'd say over half the folks in there were still in their pajamas AT NOON ON VALENTINE'S DAY! No lie. I had my hair and makeup done, wore a gray sweatshirt, jeans, and running shoes and I felt overdressed! I was also amazed at the amount of people that wait till the very.last.minute to shop for Valentine's Day.

-People LOVE to eat in the V-town. If you drive by a restaurant at 2 or 3 in the afternoon, it's still packed. I went to Target on Saturday afternoon too and was amazed at the amount of people that were walking out with their Starbuck's and carnival food. I hate to say it, but I feel really skinny when I visit down there. I can tell that fitness is NOT on most peoples' minds. But diabetes and heart disease are. *sigh*

-OMG! I got to see two of my former teachers that my dad is friends with and I got to hear them CUSS! Good times! :)

-I'm literally scared for my life when I drive around in that town. People DO NOT know how to drive. Richard said that it's the influx of senior citizens and teenagers. Turn signals DO NOT exist. Heck, a turning lane doesn't exist! They would NEVER survive in Austin. 35 would be a death trap for them. I beg them to NEVER come up here!

-I'm glad to see that the construction that was started a year ago on a few streets is nowhere near completion. I guess taking their sweet time is what matters. Makes me wonder what the construction crews are doing all day long. Hmmm.....

So as you can see, the weekend was quite uneventful for me. I guess my age is showing now, because I get a kick out of the littlest things. Until next time.....

Monday, February 09, 2009

Kyra's "new" and improved room.....

This is the view as you walk into her room.

View from the door of her dresser, beanbag, and book shelf.

View of her bed, rug, and nightstand from the wall with the window.

View of her other wall from the closets. On the big open space on the left, she will have mommy's old desk that she had when she was a little girl. It just needs a quick trip up here from Victoria.

I bought some little letters and numbers and this is what I did with them above her bed!

View from the closet doors. See our little friend on the bed there? ;)
***Details- We had some beautiful furniture in Kyra's room since 2004 that my friend Janet had let us borrow. I knew that she would want it back one day. She contacted me about a month ago and told me that she wanted it back. Richard found a bed, dresser, and nightstand on Craig's list for $375. He painted it and gave it some TLC to go in Kyra's room. Her new quilt and bedskirt is from Target. I'm quite pleased with the way everything turned out! Kyra is too! ;)

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009

Another "small world" moment.....

So tonight I was picking up Kyra from Religious Education at the church and chatting with a mom in the hallway. She's been an acquaintance for a while. Her daughter and Kyra were in the same Kindergarten class. They haven't been in the same class since, but are in Religious Education classes together this year.

I mentioned how tired I was and she did too. She told me about their weekend with a day of travel. I mentioned that I used to enjoy traveling, but with kids, it seems like I pack the entire house.

She said that next week her entire family is taking a ski trip. She said, "Oh, we go in January to work, but in February, we take a vacation."

They go to Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Then it clicked.


Richard and I have been wanting to go on this trip for years! We talk about it every.single.January. We get so envious of all the people that go.

I had no idea that the people that put this on are local! So cool! And I know them too! Small world. ;)

She said too that we need to go. *sigh* One of these years.....