Saturday, June 26, 2010

Need A Ride?

As most of you know, I'm at the fertility doctor a LOT.  Enough for the valet guys to say things like "welcome home" when I pull up.  Nice.  Anyways, when you go anywhere a lot you usually see the same things which in my case is lots of pregnant women.  So, as I was waiting for my car yesterday I saw this "beauty" and I couldn't help but be surprised and take a few pics with my phone.  I don't know where the owner was but I wish he had been around so I could have asked him a few questions about his reasoning behind the car.  

Who brings a car like this to the med center?!

Check out all the blown glass on the top of the car.  See all those suction things hanging from his front window?  How is it even legal to drive this car around?!

He has lots of interesting signs on the car, one of my favorites was "honk if anything falls off!"

One of his MANY bumper stickers made me laugh.  It said "Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult".  Clearly.  ;)

I've seen car art before several times, just nothing this extreme before.  Hope you enjoyed my little "art show".  Ha!  :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Say Cheese!

A few weeks ago we had family pictures taken and other than it being totally H-O-T we had a good time!

The whole fam

The photographer told me to pose my hand like this and asked me if it felt awkward.  I said yes.  Now I see that it looked awkward too.  Ha!

Austin & I in our "natural pose"  ;)


Just hanging out on a brown furry pillow in the park like normal people!  ;)

Leah, what's wrong?  You don't like kisses??

Happy family!  I love this picture of Leah

Leah & Mommy

Leah loves her Daddy!

Ryan with his mini-me

This is what it takes to get a baby to smile on cue!

Leah and all her faces

Pretty girl

Ok, this is just funny to me.  The photographer had Tracy and I pose like this and I said "Hey, we did this same pose for pictures 15 years ago"  Well, here's the 2010 picture and the 1995 picture!  Funny stuff, we look way different now.  It's weird to think I'm twice as old now as I was in the 1st picture.  

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dallas Fun

Friday afternoon Austin and I headed to Dallas for the weekend.  B was such a good dog on the way there!

Sleepy head

I was in town for one of my old roomies Kasey's baby shower.  She's due with Jack Ryder at the end of August. 
Jackie, Lindsey, Megan, Kasey, me and Katie.

Saturday night we all headed to Meg & Wade's house to hang out.  Beth came and brought Avery and Payden.  They're so cute  :)

Avery with Wade's Baylor helmet

Me & Avery
Love her!

Mrs. Arent and Payden.  She couldn't get enough of the little cutie

Meg & Wade dancing

Here I am in the "captain's chair" according to Wade.  Since I was sitting in that specific chair Wade gave me the Captain's hat to wear.

Bryan wearing Avery's bow.  Nice look for you Bryan!

For anyone who has seen The Hangover, here are the 3 best friends with their little Pedro.  Ha!

Me, Jackie and Lindsey

Our crew.  We had lots of fun  :)
Austin wasn't here that night, he was visiting with one of his friends WAY far on the other side of DFW.  We missed you Austin!

Beth & me

We had a great weekend and it was so good seeing everyone.  Love you guys!

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!  Today we went to my parents house to hang out and swim.  Little Miss Thang got a new bathing suit and wanted to walk around showing it off.

Too cool for school

Bathing beauty

Leah and her Daddy

Leah gives high fives now!

All that swimming wears a girl out!

Such a cutie

Austin made stuffed pork loin for dinner.  It was tasty!

I made Paula Deen's banana pudding.  I love banana pudding, it's my fav.  It was pretty good.  :)

I hope you all had a great Father's Day.  Thanks Dad and Mark for being such great dad's!  We love you!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Today at Kelly's Korner is about proposal stories.  

I love our proposal story, it makes me laugh!  :)  It was March 2006 and Austin and I decided to take an overnight trip to San Antonio because we wanted to get out of town after all the Houston Rodeo Cook-off hoopla.  I knew at the time that he had gone to a jeweler a while back but knew it would be a while before we'd get engaged because it takes some time to make a ring.  

Here is Austin picking out the ring with his Mom and the jeweler.  Look how cute he is, he wore a suit!  He said he was spending so much money he felt he needed to be dressed up.  Ha!  

Well, unknown to me, Austin got the ring much earlier than planned and it came in a few days before our trip so he got to work planning.  He had my sister and her coworkers helping him try to think of creative ideas of what to do but since it was just a few days before our trip nothing worked out in time.  So, we left Saturday morning for San Antonio and spent the day going to the wax museum, having lunch and just walking around on the River Walk having a good time.  I knew we had dinner reservations and Austin mentioned  he wanted to go to the Alamo before because it's so pretty at night.  I have to admit that I wasn't too excited about going to the Alamo so I might have whined a little bit.  ;)  When we were about to leave the hotel I wondered for a second if he would propose but he didn't have a jacket on so I dismissed it thinking that he didn't have room to hide a ring box.

After we walked to the Alamo Austin started being really weird and circling this statue thing with a bunch of names on it.  I asked what it was and he just started reading the description right off the statue (it was pretty funny and now I know he was just nervous).  Then he got on one knee and proposed!  I started crying and of course said yes.  I was shocked!

So, we're all excited and no one is around to take our picture!  Then two guys ended up walking by and we get our picture and I tell them what happened and they inform us that the statue is apparently haunted and the names on it are all the men who died at the Alamo.  Nice.  

We called our families and friends on the way to dinner and everyone was so excited for us.  
Here we are at dinner.  The waiter decorated our plate for us.  :)  He knew we got engaged because I told EVERYONE we saw that night!  Seriously, EVERYONE!

I think he did a pretty good job with the ring!  The picture isn't the greatest quality but it's BEAUTIFUL in person.  I think so at least.  :)  I love that he did it all on his own, I was totally surprised!  My fingers look really weird in this picture for some reason.

The end of the night with the typical "engagement pose"

Yes, the Alamo is a TOTALLY random place to get engaged but I love the story and we'll always think of the Alamo with special meaning!  Oh, and ironically it was "Remember the Alamo Day".  :)

Four years later here we are!