Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Happy hour and a pizza party (in room 355....)
Welcoming and watering Papa's loot! (LOVE this plant and balloon Coleen sent :)
Teaching Nana and Papa all about Facetime! Papa told Kristen, "Well, you look GREAT! I can see you clear as day!" hehe.
Trying a couple of new recipes. 1 was not so good and 1 was really good! The lasagna soup I found on Pinterest is a winner!
Crying...I've been doing a bit of that and I have to pull myself together. I just can't seem to "snap out of it" in terms of my funk. I have no more time or patience to feel sorry for myself! I thought I was done after my good cry on Monday but a doctor's appointment today brought me back down. Onward....and UPWARD!
In GOOD NEWS...Papa is going HOME today!! Praise the Lord! That should take away the sulking and bring on the celebration!!
Monday, February 20, 2012
My Papa is in the hospital and he's very sick. We learned last Wednesday that he might not make it and they started some life saving dialysis treatment on him. He has responded fairly well but he is still incredibly weak and it's taking a toll on him physically. We're hoping for a really great response and that he will feel better than he has in a while! His life has drastically changed (and my Nana's too) as he will be on dialysis for the remainder of his life. I know that is overwhelming for them and I am praying they would feel peace about that and know that we are all here to help them.
This is a very busy time for me at work so I am trying to juggle everyday life of home, laundry, dinner, and Dave with visiting with my Papa in the hospital (because that's where I want to be), lots of things on my to-do list at work and general life. I think I just need a really good cry....and maybe a trip to the beach...instead I'll be taking a trip to Houston for 7 days for my conference.
Back to life...this weekend I had the privilege of celebrating my sweet friend Sarah and she gets ready to be married! My mom was a hostess for the shower but with my papa in the hospital I helped make the ever popular Magnolia banana pudding! It's a crowd pleaser! I had fun seeing friends, celebrating Sarah, and laughing. I needed a good laugh! OH, and the NYC cookies my friend Meredith made....to die for! Are they not the cutest?
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I Love you More Than...
Monday, February 13, 2012
Radney Foster and Ronnie Dunn were the evening's performers and they did not disappoint! I am surprised I wasn't more familiar with Radney Foster. I put a video on my blog a while back of a song he wrote honoring the pilots of the "Angel Flight". These pilots fly home our fallen soldiers and his song brings me to tears every time! He is a wonderful songwriter and several of his hits are currently on the mainstream country charts.
Then, in an effort to go old School, Ronnie Dunn performed. He was awesome! He played a ton of Brooks and Dunn classics and I had the best time singing along to Neon Moon, Boot Scootin' Boogie, My Maria and Brand New Man.
If we ever have the privilege of going again, Dave will need a cowboy hat and I'll need something with a little more sparkle! I think the event needs to be called "Boots and Bling"...Cowgirls don't mess around! ;)
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Monday, February 6, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
We spend most of our Saturday nights watching football, DVR'd TV, or hanging out with our equally as culturally challenged friends. So you can imagine our surprise when we found ourselves buying our first painting and going to see Leann Rimes with the Fort Worth Symphony. It's like we aged 25 years over night.
Saturday morning we went in an out of shops and museums in Sundance square. We walked into Thomas Kincaid so I could show Dave a painting he did of Yankee Stadium. I saw it with my mom and sister when we were in Savannah. While we were in there, we saw a painting he did of Forsyth Park in Savannah. We were there this summer...we rode our bikes to that exact park and took a few photos. We kind of fell in love with the painting so we got it! We hung it Monday night :)
**Below are two of our photos from this summer in Savannah at Forsyth Park...
We really enjoyed the time together. Dave is taking two classes this semester so his "free-time" is fairly non-existent which means our time together is fairly non-existent. We'll take it when we can get it! Happy Thursday, friends!