Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hurricane Ike/Mini Vacation

This is my version of Ike. I knew we were in for some fun when I waited 30 minutes to fill up with gas on Wednesday! Yikes! So by Thursday, ALL of my family from out of town had called and Urged me to leave Houston and bring the kids. Dana told me he would have to stay downtown at his property during the hurricane ,so we loaded up and headed for Austin! No Dad and no electricity was enough reasons for me to bail. So I have no scary stories, no pictures of the storm b/c I wasn't here, nor do I feel like I missed out! Instead, we had a great time! We got to hang out with family, play a lot, go to the movies(3d!), visit friends and basically have a mini vaction.

My Dad with his new look!
Nina and Mia
Aunt Nicole and Mal with make up by Mal.
Aunt Jessica and Roberto
Cousin Kim amd her family from Alvin who we don't ever see!
We spent some time at the parks- Cole posing
Mia being a monkey!
Our cousin Meghan, Mia and Mallory at San Gabrielle Park
On the best tire swing ever!
Riding horses at Nana and Pop Pop's

Chloe in her heaven
Cole at the Inner Space Caverns(so cool)
More riding
As you can tell, we were not missing the bad weather, although we did miss our dad! And we did leave for home twenty minutes after we got the call that the power was back on. We feel so blessed that we are all well and had no damage. We continue to pray for those in pain and help whenever we can! Our laundry room is open for anyone needing some clean clothes- many still have no power 8 days and counting!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Owl Cupcakes

So in celebration of fall I am posting Chloe's cute owl cupcakes! Aren't they so cute?? I have not put out too much fall decor yet b/c I am making most of my props this year. Right now I am working on a little pumpkin man that is too darling! I will post when I am finished. So, happy decorating!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Mallory Baby Pics

I actually found some baby pics of Mallory. Here with her Aunt Jessica Dec 2004
Papa Tucker Dec 2004
Can't believe how big her cheeks were! Nana & Pop Pop 2004
Mallory was SOOOO cute and I was totally excited b/c she was my first baby to look like me! And still is.....except for those blue eyes!

Mallory Cate

So Mallory started pre-school this morning and I have to say I was a little sad. But Mallory was sooooo ready! She was dressed and ready by 8:00 am! When I told her there was another hour and a half, she was furious. But somehow she made it til 9:30 and walked right into class as if she had been there 100 times. The big surprise was Mia. She was so sad, she started to cry and said she wanted to go to school with Mallory. So here are some pics of Miss Mallory-

Mallory at 2
Mallory having one of her "Freak Outs". Can you tell she doesn't do well under stress?
This is totally Mallory. Very goofy and funny, we never quite know what she is doing or thinking, she is just being Mallory!
1st day of pre-school(today, not 01-12-2004- sorry April) Mallory and Daddy fishing

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Projects Update

Here are my updates on my projects. First, my free table. It was suggested to move it down by the front door and I decided to paint it also.( actually my husband painted it b/c he was alarmed when I mentioned spray paint)
My bench minus the cushion and rack above it.


Thanks for all your advice! I feel soooo good about finishing some things. Now I will look for fabric to finish the curtains in the living room, and then back to the Pink room!