Monday, June 25, 2007
Here's Tish's parents (Shane accidentaly blocked her mom's head at the moment I took the picture), Shane, Tish, and Kevin.
I jumped in for a quick pic. First course, hot dogs. Next we had nachos. I was going to take a picture of the fake cheese and jalapenos in all their glory, but I ate them too quickly.
Here's some yummy funnel cake. Fortunately it was not very hot outside that evening. I was starting to look a little shiny though towards the end. The good news was that the Ranger's WON! The score was Rangers 11 Astros 3. Great game! There was an awesome fireworks show afterwards. We left 5 minutes before it was over to get to our car and get out of there before everyone else did. The bad news was that we lost our car. Yep. The sad thing was that we had even parked REALLY close. We wandered around the parking lots for over 30 minutes; by this time just about everyone had left. We finally asked for some help and realized we had exited the ballpark from the opposite end than we had entered. Oops. We then spent another 15 minutes walking to our car. Good news is that we had an easy time getting out. There were only 2 other cars in the parking lot with ours and they were workers. Good times.
I drove to Frisco on Saturday to see my friend Jaalla and her sister Jo. Jo was in town visiting. I have known her since she was born and I can't believe she's so grown up.
Here's Jaalla and the next picture is Jo. We went to Olive Garden first, then Jaa had to pick up another turtle for her tank.
Jaa is a school teacher and keeps turtles in her classroom. The new one is on the left. She now has a total of three. They are SO cute!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Kevin and I became interested in bowling together two anniversaries ago. I wanted to do something besides just go out to eat. I wanted to do something fun! We had a blast that night. We had been bowling together before with friends, but never alone. I also took a bowling class in college. It was my PE credit, but it really helped with my form. I have the precision and Kevin has the power, so he thought we'd make a good team. We both agreed to go bowling together more often and work on our skills, so we decided to search out used bowling balls and shoes. When we went home last Thanksgiving to visit family, my grandmother (on my mom's side) gave Kevin my grandfather's bowling ball and shoes. They were both a perfect fit! The shoes were brand new and the bowling ball was a used one she had found at a garage sale. My grandfather is in the late stages of Alzheimer's now and not able to bowl anymore. My grandmother is an avid 80 year old bowler. It is one of her all time favorite things next to yard work. At the ripe age of 80 she has been known to bowl 6 games in a row on senior citizens day at the bowling alley. She watches it on TV and she is also in a league. She is so cute! Whenever she gets a strike she proclaims, "Praise Jesus" and high fives all those around her. Everyone loves my grandmother. My mother also used to bowl on the league with her and my aunt, so this is definitely a family sport. So, Kevin and I have yet to go and bowl together again. After discovering his deception, we will now be going next week. He also found me a very nice used ball, so we will be going this weekend to check it out and see if it fits my hand well. I also think that Kevin and Bill need to find something else fun to do on Tuesday nights instead of going bowling. I can't have Kevin getting better than me!!!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I'm feeling pretty much back to normal now. I think I'm going to go to the gym tomorrow. I'm going to take it easy though; just weights and probably walk a couple of miles on the treadmill. I'm not sure if I'm ready to hop back on the elliptical yet.
I finished my socks over the weekend when I was laid up on the couch.
Man, my calves look huge! I love these socks though. They are machine washable, unlike most of my hand knit socks, and they are SO soft and comfortable. They are all mine! I really like the self-striping pattern. This yarn was gifted to me by a lovely lady I work with named Janet. She is in my lunch knitting group at work and a knitting guru.
I just discovered a secret of my husband's this evening. He goes out most Tuesday nights with one of our good friends from church (this I knew). They started out by meeting at Starbucks and talking over coffee. Well, it turns out that the last 3 or 4 times I thought they were "going out for coffee", they have been going to the bowling alley! He had been keeping his bowling ball and shoes in his truck so I wouldn't know! He hadn't told me about this new meeting place because he wanted to be well practiced. Basically he was under the impression that he could kick my butt the next time we went bowling together. How sneaky! It's on! I'm searching http://dallas.craigslist.org/ as we speak to find my own bowling ball and shoes!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Sheri, Mayeli, Gwen, and me. Deva (not pictured) was the photographer. We also played many rounds of Linkity http://simplyfun.com/products/linkity/. Awesome game!
Friday, June 8, 2007
Kevin recently tiled our counter top in the kitchen and did a great job.
We are slowly but surely improving our home. It was built in 1945, so it definitely has needed some work. When we bought it, it did not have central air. It had central heat though. Central heat and no central air in Texas... Anyways, Kevin and his uncle installed the heating and air system themselves. I am so blessed to have a handy husband! Our next project will be landscaping in the front yard. You would think we would have already done that after living here for 2 years, but I HATE gardening. Oh, we have painted the bedroom. It is the only room in the house that is not white.
I really love the way the color of the walls goes with the red duvet and curtains.
Tonight I will be having a good time while my husband slaves away at the house. I am going to my friend Sheri's to hang out with the girls. Girls night out! I'll try to post pics this weekend.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
On Saturday I went to my family reunion about 15 minutes away from my parents at my grandparent's house. This is my dad's side of the family. It was so great to see everyone again considering it's usually only once a year that we get together.
The top left picture is of my Grandfather (Papa) and my Uncle Gary. My Uncle Gary works overseas in Iraq and was home for a quick visit. His son is also over in Iraq, but he is fighting and wasn't scheduled for leave yet. The top middle picture is of my Dad and my Uncle Tim. That is my Dad's motorcycle. The top right picture is my cousin Alex (he's such a cutey) and my Grandmother (Nanni). We were playing chicken foot. For those of you who do not now, chicken foot is a great domino game that our family loves! Our games can get pretty heated. And I love the last picture. That's me and my Dad. Everyone thinks that I look more like him, but since my hair is blonde now instead of my natural light brown color, I look more like my Mom. There are no pictures of her because she is camera shy. Very, very camera shy. I'm waiting on a picture of me and my Aunt Kaylen to post. She is going to send it my way, and with her permission, I will post it. This isn't just any aunt. She's my favorite aunt!
Sunday my Dad and I drove over to my grandparent's house early that morning and they cooked us breakfast. It is a Sunday morning ritual for him to go over to their house for breakfast. I always enjoy doing that when I'm in town.
I got back home around 1:00 on Sunday. It's always nice to come home to Kevin after having not seen him for a few days.