Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Another college acceptance letter came for the CP today......it's hard to believe she's going away!
As early evening comes creeping in.........it's time for our holidays to finally begin.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas full of family, friends, joy and love.
Monday, December 15, 2008
In the past month, we've taken the Cupcake Princess to two universities for a visit. One of the universities was UNT, my alma mater. Boy, was that a strange feeling!! Walking around campus, wondering what had happened to all of the frat houses, reminiscing about 10 cent beer night....how could my one and only be old enough for that kind of fun?! She also got her first college acceptance letter a few days ago. What a joyous time it is for her!!
Tonight we head over to the high school for their annual Christmas choir concert. Such a talented group of kids! That's the Cupcake Princess on the front row (one of the benefits of being short :D !) sporting the shades.
Busy times can be happy times. May this holiday season be busy and happy for you, too. More soon.........
Friday, December 5, 2008
It's hard not to wonder why something like this could happen.....tests your faith a little. Hug your loved ones and let them know how special they are to you every day.
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I have a simple, digital camera, so I wasn't really able to capture the beauty of the sunrise over the lake at my parents house last weekend......but I think you can tell that it was truely amazing. While I'm not a morning person at all, I was still awake enough to appreciate the spendor of the sun peeking over the cliffs. The air was cool and the only sounds you could hear were leaves scooting across the ground and trees gently whispering. I think my dad and my husband got a good laugh from me running out the back door in my p.j.s saying...."Oh! I've GOT to get a picture of this!".....at 6 in the morning.......especially because I'm still such a big grump early in the morning. Merisi, you created the new monster running around with a camera all of the time......I really am trying to see the beautiful little things in my world around me. What a gift! Happy Friday, everyone! :D
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I'm glad we got to celebrate with you this past weekend.
As always, you were the Hostess with the Mostess!!
Hope today was a wonderful day with friends and family.
You are MY yellow rose of Texas!
I love you......
Sunday, November 9, 2008
These are just the girls, minus one who was running late. Don't they look beautiful? It was November 1, around 6 pm......notice......no wraps, no jackets...and no, they weren't freezing. It was around 70 degrees and just a wonderful evening.These are two of the Cupcake Princess's best friends in the whole world. They've been friends since 7th grade and just take such good care of each other. Being theatre students, they LOVE to "mug" for the camera! No shyness with this bunch!
This is another of the CP's best friends. The two of them just crack me up! They look like Mutt and Jeff!! Tracy is 6 feet tall and the CP is only 5'2"......but they wear the same size dress.......go figure!What a lucky young man to be surrounded by such beautiful young ladies!I love my Cupcake Princess!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Your fairy is called Gossamer Willowglow
art courtesy of http://www.fotosearch/ .com
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Salado is a sleepy little art town in Central Texas. It's old time Main street is dotted with lots of antique shops, dress shops, art galleries, crafts, collectibles and so much more. The weekend we were there, they were having their Christmas in October Christmas Market that coincided with their Chocolate & Art Festival. There's SO much to tell that I'll have to break it up into a couple of posts.Christmas was EVERYWHERE! This is Julie checking out a sparkling, silver and crystal tree which I couldn't capture on my camera very well. There were SO many beautifully decorated trees. I guess that's why I'm having a hard time getting into Halloween and Thanksgiving. I saw a Christmas wonderland and I'm ready to celebrate the season now!I realy like these tall, skinny trees. Maybe this is the year to get a new tree. HMMMMM.......Big Daddy may not like that idea. But they are SO stunning! All of these trees had the coolest tops to them. A spray of sparkling, whispy "things" making the trees look like there were 4th of July sparklers bursting from them.I love this tree top! Wish someone would come and decorate my tree like this for me........I'm not sure I can do it on my own. The picture is kind of dark but I think you can get the idea.
This tree with the feathers was also stunning. It would look great in my parent's house on the lake. We saw a lot of pheasant feathers everywhere we went on Saturday. I even found a darling cupcake ornament. Had intended to go back and buy it after I had finished looking through the whole store and then got so wrapped up in the holiday-ness that I walked out without buying it. Can you tell I was just a little overwhelmed. It was a fantastic day!
There's more to share from our girl's weekend but I haven't the luxury of time this weekend. More soon! Are you feeling in the holiday spirit yet? ~Allie
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
"Love is not a matter of counting the years; it is making the years count."~William Smith
While every day hasn't been a "piece of cake", we've managed to survive lots of lifes ups and downs. From a bouncing baby girl to losing a job, from earning Masters Degrees to fighting cancer, we're still facing the world together and meeting every challenge that presents itself.
"A happy family is but an earlier heaven"~George Bernard Shaw
Every step of the way, my family has been there to support me, my husband, and my daughter. When my world went flying out of control one Christmas with my husband battling cancer and surgery, they dropped everything to come be by my side."As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen." ~Winnie the Pooh
I love you, Patrick...........
Sunday, September 14, 2008
It's been 14 days since posting......hmmmm.....partly because it's been a busy time and partly because I think I can safely say I've experienced my first spell of "bloggers block". Lots of random thoughts running through my mind.....but in no clear direction. How about a bulleted list? Let's see how that works :)
- Texas has made it through a terrible storm.....hurricane Ike. All of the evacuation centers in the DFW area are full but everyone seems to be taken care of well and there have been no major events of trouble. Why did so many people decide to ride the storm out in Galveston? It doesn't make sense.
- Would really like to get the scanner working. Asked one of the Cupcake Princess's friends if she'd set it up for me and happily I may be scanning by tonight :) Bringing in more pictures might break the blogger's block.
- Just celebrated 21 years of being married. Wow! I can't be that old!!
- Sarah Palin sure is getting a lot of press.
- One of the Cupcake Princess's friends from elementary school just turned 18 last week and this past Friday night we got a midnight call that she had been in an accident. She was driving her vespa home Friday evening and somebody hit her. Chipped teeth, road rash, stitches in her cheek, and surgery yesterday to put two plates into her leg. Horrible. She is like our adopted daughter. Couldn't sleep after the phone call. Was like the floor had just been pulled out from under me. She just called from her hospital room and sounds good. We're all going to see her this evening. It's scary when your kids go off for their first day of school and you think that when you get through that, things are good and you won't be experiencing that feeling again. WRONG! Now they are 18, driving, and your heart skips a beat every night that they are out and you don't relax your shoulders until they are home safe and sound. When does THAT feeling go away?
- Have been enjoying the new episodes of Gossip Girl. Am I too old to be watching this?
- Why does it always rain right after you give the dog a bath?
- Downtown Dallas is actually beautiful.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
There are many old, beautiful cemetaries in New Orleans. Angels abound everywhere you look. As the city is now under mandatory evacuation, I pray that this storm will NOT be a repeat of Katrina and that the angels wrap their protective wings of comfort and love around this historic and charming city. New Orleans has not had enough time or support to get itself back on its feet yet. The news reports that are coming out of the city currently seem to point to a new evacuation plan that is more organized and the chaos is not like what it was three years ago this past Friday. Please keep this city and its people in your thoughts and prayers.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Went back to work (school) three weeks ago. However, the kids came back to school this week and I was the lucky winner of the first two weeks of morning duty. Whippee! Getting up this morning was TOUGH! I felt just like this puppy. I've stayed up too late watching the Democrat's Convention and then reading for another 30 minutes or so after that. Next week will probably be the same because I'll have to watch the Republican's Convention, too. Gotta look for my dad on t.v. with the Texas delegation. Somehow, when I decided to become a teacher, I forgot about how much I enjoy staying up late and do NOT enjoy getting up early in the morning.....and teachers have to be at school before the kids! Thank goodness for the three day weekend! Hope everyone has a restful Labor Day!