Thursday, July 31, 2008
So that got me thinking.....Who's side are you on? I have many college friends from Houston, and of course, I grew up in the Dallas area. I L-O-V-E me some Dallas! I've grown up going to Cowboy games, Ranger games, Mavericks games, and although we have surely had some down (let's be honest BRUTAL) years/teams during my days as a loyal fan, I can't turn my back on my first true love. Who do you root for?
Dallas vs. Houston
Cowboys or Texans...DA BOYS!
Mavericks or Rockets...me=MFFL
Stars or...... EXACTLY! Dallas is tite!
Rangers or 'Stros (Even Nolan liked the Rangers better!)
Dallas traffic or Houston traffic
Dallas Galleria or Houston Galleria (No brainer....I'll give Houston this one)
So you see my friends, I do believe Dallas is superior! I knew once it was clearly outlined you would see things my way. But to all of my Houston friends, I still love you. :)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Oh young one....how wrong you were! This has been the gift that keeps on giving. Why? because it has provided endless hours of entertainment to my family. First thing's first...we were only able to get him the Wii, 2 controllers, 2 nun chucks, and the game that comes with the Wii. We let him know he was on his own for any additional games. :) Good thing the sports game that comes with it includes bowling, golf, boxing, baseball and tennis. Tennis and bowling have quickly become our 2 favorites. Dave even took nana on in a tense game of bowling.
So, enough was enough with the sports game, and mom was clutch with the purchase of Rock Band! She came home with that and dad had it assembled in no time. I'm not gonna lie, the drums are tricky! I have never laughed so hard at seeing my dad sitting in the floor singing "Say it Ain't so" by Weezer, Dave on the guitar and Taylor on the drums....classic. You think I'm joking, but I have pictures to prove it! You're welcome!!
$20 to whoever comes up with the best band name!
Red, Red, yellow, yellow, blue-yellow
"ROXANNE, you don't have to turn on the red light...."
But it gets better....mom and dad's 29th wedding anniversary was Sunday. Collective "aaaawwwww". But seriously, congratulations you two! I am so blessed to have you as an example of what a marriage centered around Christ, based on love, trust, and a genuine like for each other looks like. I count my blessings each day knowing how lucky I am to have you as my parents. Back to the task at hand....anniversary presents!! So, the gifts this year were terribly exciting....mom got a new kitchen sink put in (womp, womp) and dad got a flat screen for the bedroom. Stop it you guys! You're too romantic! But then, dad goes above and beyond....he comes in with a gift and mom's heart flits like a little school girl. Diamonds? A little blue box? NOPE.....Dance Dance Revolution baby!! There was a group cheer in the living room. (Mostly by mom and I. I think Taylor and Grandma were over it.)
Taylor was immediately put on the task of setting it up and within 30 minutes we were stomping left, right, up, down to the likes of Disco Inferno and Gonna Make you Sweat. Daddy-O's got some rhythm. :)Come on over! Wii would like to play.....
Monday, July 28, 2008
I just thought he was cute!
I took most of these pictures on my morning hikes
The three amigos!
Prickly Pear Cactus
I have truly never seen so many cacti. Sure, I have seen pictures, but it just doesn't do it justice. I stayed at a beautiful resort and I really enjoyed getting to see how another ASBO affiliate does their conference. After a long week of meetings, general sessions, breakout sessions and nightly events, I was glad to head home. The driver picked me up at 5:00am to start the long travel day home on Friday. Finally, at 3:30pm my plane landed in Austin after a series of transfers and such. I got home, brought up my bags and looked at the clock to see what time I it was.....the clock was blinking. I look at another clock.....it's blinking too. "That's interesting" I think. You see, the electricity went out Monday night. This was Friday afternoon. I had been gone an entire week and the clocks had not been set. I won't pick on Dave anymore, but let's just say the dishwasher needed to be run, clothes needed to be put away, 5 days worth of mail was sitting on the counter....I think while the cat was away, the mice took a break! :) In all fairness, Dave had a fun dinner planned. We went and tried out one of the top BBQ places in Texas as voted by Texas Monthly. It was fabulous! And Friday night is free homemade peach ice cream...YUM!
I did miss my hubby and mr. Rookie. We had a great and relaxing weekend. Now, it's just another manic Monday!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Photo: Scott Rovak/US Presswire
Photo: AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
The other players competing were coming up in between hits to get his autograph and rub his shoulders. Halfway through Josh's spectacle, they had to give his pitcher a water break! Claybon Counsil ended up pitching somewhere around 56 pitches to him!! WHY, because he ended up hitting TWENTY-EIGHT home runs in one round!! It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. I'm not sure anyone knows who actually won the HR Derby (Yes, as crazy as it sounds, it was not JH!) or even who won the actual All-Star game. The true hero of the derby was far and away Mr. Josh Hamilton.Thank you, Josh Hamilton and Claybon Counsil....you put on quite a show!
Friday, July 18, 2008
"You must first learn to lose before you can learn to win"
1st base and Catcher representing before the game
Dave and I after our warm up tosses
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
You think I'm joking, but David and I saw this guy at the Express baseball game! This is how the conversation went:
Dave: "I didn't know your dad was coming!"
Me: (knowing it was not going to be good. You see, this is the little game we play) "Where??"
Dave: "3 rows up and to your right....in the WHITE DICKIES!"
Me: (my head turning so fast I thought my neck would break) "OH MY WORD!!!!"
He got me this time! 1-Point Dave 0-points for the guy who bought white overalls! But it gets better...white Dickies, NO shirt, and a straw hat....enough said.
I LOVE MY FRIENDS! Friends don't let friends leave home in Dickies with no shirt!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
"Did you kiss him/her?"
"Did you walk her to the door?"
"Do I need to start losing weight for a bridesmaid dress?"
I kid. But I do love hearing about what people are doing, where they are now, how many kids they have, what their children look like, and of course, the latest trends in baby nursery decor! These are the things I find out about through reading blogs. Some make me laugh, some make me cry, some make me shake my head in curiousity...I digress.
The pupose of my blog is to talk about anything really. Remind you to get pedicures if you're going to wear open toed shoes this summer, inform you of my amazing (exaggerated...actually a downright lie...) talents on both the softball field as well as the bowling alley, obviously give my humble opinion on things such as the bachelor/bachelorette, Real World/Road Rules challenges, and anything else that might need my commentary, and hopefully humor you with the goings on of the Mr. and Mrs. That would be David and me.
I'm wishing myself the best of luck in keeping this up!