Sunday, October 21, 2007

How to manipulate Daddy...

Step 1: Calmly explain to Daddy that you would like things to go in a slightly different direction.

Step 2: After breaking Daddy's will, proceed to do what you want to do.

Step 3: Bask in the thrill of victory over your clearly inferior opponent.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Clean Slate...

Ok, so today being the beautiful day that it was...Reese and I set out on a mission. Clean mommy's car...inside and out. I mean, I took it to the car wash and vacuumed it and everything. It was harder than it sounds. Now those of you who have ridden with me know two truths...I speed like a banshee(what is a banshee anyways???), and my car usually has a layer of "stuff" on all surfaces. was like "choose your own adventure" cleaning it out. Here's a not all-inclusive list of stuff I found...
-dvd's, books, cd's, magazines-all sorts of entertainment items
-those earrings Ive been looking for
-embarassingly, lunch trash from a few days ago...hey it was Potbelly, yum!!
-about $15 in change
-3 pairs of shoes
-a million Target receipts
-a toaster AND tea maker???
-Sonic cups
-more cheerios
-a few yards of some cute fabric, sweet! I could use that.
-A Metro church bulletin from like 2 years ago
-chargers for cell phones we no longer own
-and my personal favorite...some Miller Lite(and no I dont drink and drive-there is a logical explanation for this...a certain someone's wedding shower:)

Anyway, I am entering this Friday with a clean slate and I plan on keeping my little Corolla clean from now on!! :) Yea!!! And you can all hold me accountable.........

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Reese's fall fashion show...

Haven't updated on Reese in a while, so here ya go!... she LOVES being outside, she says "bye-bye", "Elmo"(which comes out "Memo), and her newest addition, "Wow!". She loves doing her animal sounds, eating "grown up" food, and is very happy and energetic. Her "evil cackle" laugh is a favorite! We are loving this stage of her life, although she is wearing us out! :)

1)Playing outside on a chilly(for texas) morning :)...notice the cargos, waffle henley, and Vans tennies(courtesy of Uncle Ben)!
2)Hangin with Owen at the playground...notice his arm around her :) Muaaahaaaa!!...our plan for the marriage of these two is almost complete!
3)Another outside photo...sportin her new "Inspired" Gap Red onesie!
4)Watchin baseball with daddy
5)With my high school friends Robin, Meghan, and Bethany(and her baby bella). We have been friends since 8th grade... :)

Monday, October 08, 2007

...Okie weekend

Our sweet friends, Jay and Gina Mendenhall, that moved to Oklahoma this summer were in town this weekend and were our houseguests! We hung out, went to a wedding, talked, laughed, all kinds of hoopla...We miss them so much and were soooooo glad to be able to spend some time with them!

**And just a side note...Skip and I are in a fantasy football league with a group of friends. They convinced me to play with them even though only one other girl is playing. But now...I would like to say...I am winning!! (Not that I really care as I am not competitive at all :) As in, first stinkin place, beating all the boys!! Oh yes, my first round pick of my hero Peyton Manning is paying off! Ok, thats that. Just had to gloat a little because Im WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Today's Top Ten

As Reese and I were on our morning walk today, and I was sweating a little less than usual, I thought about the coming of fall and how it is my favorite thing ever! I love fall and here's why:

1) cool breeze, pretty colors , that "fall smell" in the air
2) the new fall line at Gap
3) NOT wearing stupid capri pants and tank tops, which I hate, but instead wearing awesome jeans and sweaters. I love fall clothes!
4) The day that you turn your clock back and get an extra hour of sleep. (although Im not sure how that one will work out this year with Reese...pretty sure she's still gonna wake up. Dang.)
5) Pumpkin patches
6) the fact that Thanksgiving is in the fall season. I wait 12 months for Thanksgiving food!
7) Football
8) Fall means we are that much closer to the holiday season--Love it!!!!
9) the smell of that first fireplace lighting up and the yankee fall-scented candles
10) falling leaves (although I hate raking them :)

I hope you all enjoy the season as much as I do!! Happy Fall!!