Monday, August 30, 2010

Big Brother 12!!

So everyone knows that I am a huge fan of reality TV! And Big Brother is my 2nd all time fav. I've watched majority of the seasons and just love it! Season 12 is in full swing and has not's been full of drama, backstabbing, and even had a show-mance going on!

We are down to the last five contestants...and it's going to get interesting!!!

the funny gay guy
the hot college guy
the jersey boy
the southern gal and lone girl
the Texas boy
and ...




SURPRISE!!! Baby Furr #2 coming this Spring!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Night Before School!

So tonight is the night before school! Another school year about to begin. I've had a weeks worth of inservice, and my room is all ready. Lane has started a new room, he is now is Preschool 1 and last week he adjusted so well! Everyday he tells me all he did in school. So here we go again...year number six for me!
I wanted to share this video, our admin showed it to our staff last week during inservice and it was so cute and such a good metaphor for the school year and teachers! So for all you teachers out there...I think you'll like this!

So, to all my new little squirrels coming my way tomorrow...I promise I will get you ALL over that matter how big it is and no matter what difficulties arise! Bring on a new year!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Family Fun

Back in late July my mom was here watching Lane while we went to Vegas and then satyed for awhile as well. My sister Brittany and my nephew Brody got to come in from Arizona for a couple of days also! It was so good to see them and we had alot of fun! Due to some technical difficulities! I didn't get ANY pics from their visit! So my sister posted all sorts of pictures and said I could kindly use them on mine! Thanks Britt!

Here is a cute collage of Lane & Brody boy! Brody is still small enough to be unaware of Lane most of the time and Lane is big enough to not really pay attention to him! But they are cute together when Lane does decide to give Brody some attention!!

They got to swim together for the first time!! They both love the water!

Lane getting some Grammie and Aunt Brittany time!

My mom is turning the big 50 this year, on September 9th! So I thought that since she was going to be here, with ALL her family, why not throw her a surprise party! So that's what I did! I enlisted the help of my cousins for the decorating and my aunt for the cupcakes! We had it at her favorite place,  J Gilligans, and it turned out great! These pics are mainly of immediate family, but there were alot more people there that are not in these! I know she enjoyed it!

Sweet Brody Boy!! Lane was trying his hardest to get out of this pic!!

One afternoon I took everyone over to the Safari Park in Southlake. Lane loves that place and I knew Brody would too! Even though he is not moving around on his own yet, he still got to do lots! From animal rides, to the train, to the little baby area, he had fun!

We love to keep ourselves busy! We also trekked over to the Gaylord for their SummerFest, which was Alice in Wonderland! The decor was awesome and the kiddos loved walking around and seeing everything!

I'm so glad Britt, Brody, mom, and Rachel got to come and visit! I know Lane and Brody will play together more in the years to come! Can't wait to hopefully see you guys in AZ for Thanksgiving!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Little Weekend Getaway

This time last Friday, we packed up and headed down to one of my favorite places, San Antonio, for our first family vacation with just the three of us! I'll start by saying overall we had a great time. But I will also quickly say that I may have overestimated good ole Sea World! It was HOT(but we knew it would be)....and it was CROWDED (I'm talking extremely people!) I've been to alot of theme parks in my day, and it was like everyone in San Antonio was there! So number one lesson learned here: Do Not go to a Theme Park on a Saturday!! NeVeR!!! But aside from those two things, and aside from the occasional whine,. okay more than occasional whine from Lane...HA...we had a good time! Alot of it Lane couldn't do...but he loved seeing all the animals and he LOVED Shamu! It's all he talked about! So here we go...

Our first pic @ Sea World.

Daddy missed it b/c mommy forgot Lane's sunglasses and it was SO bright poor thing had his eyes shut, so daddy went on a sunglass run!

Visiting the sea lions

The Shamu Show! Lane kept telling him to jump higher!

Most of my indoor pics were to dark, so I didn't bother with posting them! But another fav of Lane's was the penguins!! He loved it so much we went through it twice!

Saturday night we went down to the river! Again, a totally different experience with an active two year old!!

A new favorite pic of Paul and Lane!! I edited it and LOVE this color!

The Riverwalk was so crowded!!! After about a 25 minute wait...not too bad to most but an eternity with a toddler, we were seated and enjoyed yummy Mexican food and not one but two margaritas!!!

Funny story...we got Lane this stuffed Shamu. He held it all the way home and kept saying "Shamu go swimming"...b/c after all that's what he did in the show! So we get back to the hotel and decide to go to the pool before dinner, and Lane wanted to take it with us. So we get down there...Paul's doing soemthing, I'm trying to get everything organized, and then before you know it...Lane throws Shamu into the pool and proudly says "Shamu go swimming"!! Good thinking but now we had a very soaked stuffed animal! So this pic is what Lane did once we got back to the room! So nice!

Paul and I were completly worn out by the time Saturday was over!!
Sunday was a new day! We got up bright and early to make it to the Cowboys 9:00 am practice! Since they were in town, how could we not go and see them! And plus, Lane also loves the Dallas Cowboys....he may have been more excited than his daddy! Anyway...we pull into park and what do you know...our luck just never stops (HA)....they inform us that this morning only the ROOKIES will be practicing! WHAT!?! I mean I don't even know who the rookies are!!  Paul's mom and stepdad drove up from Victoria to spend the day with we all decided to stay for a bit...then we left for the Market for some shopping and yes, more Mexican food and margaritas!! We had fun walking around....this was Lane being silly!

So after we were all tired and sleepy from lunch, we went back to the Alamo Dome for round number 2 with the Big Boys!!

Daddy and Lane

Theres Dez

Yea..we finally got to see the star players! Here's just a few.

Lane being silly...this is his new cheesy face!

After practice was over, we said goodbye to Paul's parents and went over to visit my bestie Arlette, who I have not seen since Lane was a baby! She is getting married early next year, so it was good to see her and do some wedding talk! After that we finally made our way home! It was a long, hot weekend but a great little getaway!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Silly Boy

Oh funny you can be sometimes! Here lately whenever we leave the house....even if its a quick trip to the store Lane has to take toys with us. It's usually either Woody & Buzz, his Gabba buddies, or his Lightning McQueen and Chick Hicks cars! But about a week ago, on this particular outing Lane rounded up everything! He was walking around grabbing it all and couldn't hold it all in his two arms! So as I was getting his bag ready and heading for the door...I grabbed my purse and found this..... I guess he figured this was going bye-bye too, so might as well dump it ALL in mommy's purse!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

August Book Club Pick

It's book club time again...on to our next book!!
I''m looking forward to reading this delves into the 1700's and slavery...very different from the other 3 books!

Here is a sneek into the book...
In 1790, Lavinia, a seven-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, arrives on a tobacco plantation where she is put to work as an indentured servant with the kitchen house slaves. Though she becomes deeply bonded to her new family, Lavinia is also slowly accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. As time passes she finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds and when loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare and lives are at risk. The Kitchen House is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail

Can't wait to start! HaPpY ReAdInG!!!!

In other news, yes we are back from our little San Antonio trip...I'm taking it easy today...laundry, picking up the house, running a few errands, grocery shopping later and yes sorting through all the pics for a trip post later!