Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Our dinner was wonderful, Homemade Texas BBQ......The brisket was perfect, the potato salad I made using County Line's recipe tasted exactly like theirs so good, the creamy cheesy corn turned out as yummy as always, the Pinto Druken Beans were great and the Pumpkin Dessert was awesome.....I am so full!
So instead of rambling on, I will leave you with some pictures over the last few days, there are a lot so I do apologize!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This weekend has been a low keyed one for us.....We took the kids on a nighttime walk around the 'hood w/ hot cocoa to look at Christmas lights.....They liked it so much I think we are going again tonight! The twins went to a snowflake birthday party yesterday morning down the street and had a really good time.....they were so excited to give their friend her present.....So cute! We spent the rest of the weekend cleaning, organizing, pruning, trimming and just anything and everything to get ready for the Harper's on Friday!! We are looking forward to the week to fly by as I know it will.....since I have a bunch of work to do and still more cleaning.....Oh well. Hope everyone had a great weekend! I have included some pics of daddy and the girls gathering some rocks for momma, which seems to be a monthly trip for daddy and the twins....They love it!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Today I went to my new Doctors office and met my new Doctor....She is awesome, I knew from the moment I met her that I was going to like her....She is similar to me in a few ways, she has 5 year old twin girls, she also has a 3rd daughter who is two and they even have a female dog....Too funny! Anyway I had a good check up and so far so good. I have to go back when I fast to do blood work (which is standard) but other then that a clean bill of health.....I did weigh more then I thought I would....I now I have renewed drive to hit the gym daily....since lately I have been averaging 1-2 times week...
So finally after being down here a year I have found a great dentist and a wonderful doctor for me and Shawn (he goes to the same dentist and I think he is going to join my Dr's practice, not to mention, the girls excellent doctor and dentist....This is all we have been up to this week....Boring I know...
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
1. High Heels are my favorite shoe choice especially when worn with jeans and a tank, although working at home I do not wear them as much as I use too...my girls dress up in them more then me...
2. I want to start a non-profit company, something to benefit and help children in the USA; I am still brainstorming but have lots of ideas...
3. I love music; I could listen to it night and day and am pondering guitar lessons….I would love to learn how to play....
4. I was a tomboy & athlete growing up, I hated skirts/dresses….Now I would rather where a skirt then shorts (I hate shorts)……
5. I went to college to major in Chemistry and ended up getting a Business Degree instead, I am thinking now I should have stayed with Chem.....
6. When I am sick, I like to watch Pride & Prejudice (the BBC Mini Series Version) I am easily sucked in to good romance stories....
Tagged.....any and all of my girlfriends that blog....Erin, Molly, Jill, Lorrie, Charity, Miranda.....
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
|Christmas Lights 08|
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
So Friday Shawn got a day off and we headed out to the SA Zoo......So much fun, the zoo was bigger then I thought it would be.....it will be nice when they are done with phase 2 of the Africa Live exhibit, but we were still able to see all the animals....I really think the girls favorite part was the Butterfly Exhibit. They loved trying to get them to land on them and just overall really enjoyed it...The best part was the butterflies LOVED Todd, they landed on him the whole time we were in there......before leaving the zoo we took a trip on the Eagle Train around Brackenridge Park......It was pretty funny the Coffer kids took a rest on the train while the Harper Girls took it all in.....it was fun for all.....a nice little 20 min loop.....After the zoo it was back to the house to figure out dinner plans.....we ended up going out for some steak...and had a pretty good meal until the check came....whoa....talk about fiasco......but the boys got it squared away....
This morning we got up and headed out for some Breakfast Tacos....Todd really wanted to hit this place he heard about on the Food Network and we had been trying to figure out when we were going to go there as they are only open from 7am-2pm....So we finally decided on Breakfast Tacos, which I have to admit is probably my favorite thing to eat for breakfast.....So after about 15-20 min wait outside (brrr it is cold today) we were seated at separate tables (we broke up to get seated quicker) and were ordering food at Taco Taco Cafe.....The place is small but I must tell you I really enjoyed my breakfast tacos as did the kiddos....I can see us going there again as it is good and super cheap.....just need to be prepared for it to be a little bit crowded on the weekends.....I just love their homemade tortillas...as do the girls.....They really enjoy their breakfast tacos....probably as much as they enjoy pancakes......So we had another good meal with the Coffer's......I am sad to say it is tooooo quite in the house right now....no girls running around screaming having fun.....no Lila trying to stick Brodie's binki in his mouth.....no Brodie chatting away......we already miss Melissa, Todd, Natalie and Brodie......it's strange, I knew I missed seeing them every week (in WA we had weekly playdates) but I didn't realize how much I truly miss being with the Coffer's until after they left today.....Good Friends are sure hard to find......Sure hope they had as much fun as we did......
|Coffer Trip SA|
Thursday, November 13, 2008
|Coffer Visit 1|
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Kiara- (kee AHR ah) in Latin is means: Clear; bright; famous and in Irish it means Dark
Kiara- Kiara Bear, KB
Favorite Music: Both-Anything from a Disney Movie or Barbie Movie, ABC Song, Wheels on the Bus, Kid music CD ANY (They sing along with most songs)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
So today will be spent finishing up cleaning the house, laundry and yard work.....We are getting everything ready for the Coffer's arrival tomorrow....We are looking forward to their visit and are super excited to have them here for the week!!! Well I better go make some B-Fast and get moving!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Today we had a low key but busy day......the twins had a doctors appointment the poor girls each got 5 shots (would have been 4 but down here they get Hep A shots) and Flu Mist (since they were getting 5 shots I decided 6 was way over the top)......I felt so bad for them......MJ went first and boy she was so strong, no crying just a grimace look on her face......Poor Kiara she did great through the first 3 but those last two she yelled out and screamed.....on top of that she is my bleeder.....I had to put on two extra band aides....So both girls are doing well....growing great and progressing well.....All good news, but we knew that!...... Afterwards I felt so bad that I called Shawn to tell him I was taking the girls to get some shakes and then realized it was already 5.00pm so we picked up some dinner too.....nice to have a night off from cooking.......I feel like posting a few pics....So you are in luck.....gotta love the bruise on Kiara's forehead.....
|Random Nov 08|
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tonight we finally carved our pumpkins.....we have been busy around here, Shawn went the Spurs game last night, and so today was the only chance we had to do it. I must say I totally have "GIRLY" girls.....I was assuming they would love cleaning out the pumpkins, boy was I wrong....I asked MJ to clean out the inside of her pumpkin and her response was "But Mommy, I will get my hands all dirty".....Holy Cow did she just say that....Get her hands dirty....Wow.....So I did manage to get them both to clean them out, but it took some coercion......Last year we let them draw faces to cut out on the pumpkins and planned on doing the same this year, but I bought a pumpkin carving kit that had patterns on in it and they liked them so much that they picked out what they wanted carved......It was fun....and they love the end results......Some pics for your viewing....Lila is not wearing her sling cause she dipped it in the Homemade Tomato soup at dinner and in some of the pics you can see that we didn't even wipe their faces after dinner.....too funny...Hope everyone has a great Halloween!
|Pumpkin Carving Fun...|
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
We had a great visit with Nanna and Sindy, we tried a new Mexican place.....La Hacienda de Los Barrios.......Sindy has seen it on an episode of Bobby Flay's Throwdown so we had to check it out....The atmosphere was so awesome, the weather has been so great lately that we sat outside....They had live music outside (on a Tuesday) the girls loved it.....the food was pretty good too.....
This morning Shawn headed up to Austin with Joel to fly Ol' Crimson for ESPN College Gameday. It was the second week for Joel to fly it and so great that he asked Shawn to go help him since they are both lifelong Cougars....Here are a few pics from that...
|Ol' Crimson CGD Austin, TX|
|Fun around the 'Hood|