Monday, September 29, 2008


addi's into EVERYTHING! 
last week i caught her in samson's dog bowl & today i find her here. i bought her a shirt a few weeks ago that says miss-chievous. it fits her to a T. 
we're off to disinfect!

girly weekend

Addi & I trekked back up I45 this weekend to hang out with some great gals. A trip well worth it! We met up with my old college roomies on Saturday morning for Lisa's neighborhood garage sale. With girls in tow, we wheeled and "deal"ed. Lisa found a bike seat for Maile & Hannah bargained for a cute rocking horse for Addie. I found some outfits for Addi from Bloomingdales New York for $1 each! (a step up from our usual Old Navy finds) The only thing missing was Niki. 
We love you girl!!
Maile, Addie & Addi. What cuties!
We then scooted over to Abbey's baby shower for some more girly fun! 
Cake & babies! Does it get any better than this?! 
A day full of girl time was well worth the quick drive up I45. 
This cake rocked! It was from kroger of all places.
Abbey & the hostess. Abbey- you're beautiful! Only 8 more weeks!
On a side note: if you want to learn how to be girly. click here. i googled "girly" just to make sure you spell it with a "y" and not an "ie" (a girly girl would probably know this) and this link popped up. Hilarious. 
My favorite: "Say more hi than hey. It's more girly." Enjoy!

Friday, September 19, 2008

I've been tagged

Sorry for the delay. This last week has been such a blur.
So with out further delay, here goes...

Here are the tagging rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. Write 6 random things about yourself
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
4. If you are tagged, DO IT and pass it along

Random things about me:
1. I'm a compulsive organizer. I can remember as a kid, organizing my toys according to doll, stuffed animal, size, etc. That Friends episode where Monica organizes Emma's toys, is right up my alley. Nowadays I can spend an entire afternoon reorganizing a closet. Everything has a drawer or a cubby; a perfect spot. That is of course until I reorganize it next week. I can't get enough. It's my way of escaping. Doing nothing while doing something. 
2. I have a horrible memory. Probably the reason for #1. You know those people who are bad with names but great with faces? I'm not even that. Crowded rooms with somewhat familiar faces are my worst nightmare. 
3. I hate condiments. Always have. I prefer hamburgers plain. No mayo, mustard, relish or pickles. Even salad dressing like honey mustard, 1000 island, blue cheese, and ranch are off the table for me. I can handle ketchup or maybe a light italian, but that's about it. It may help with the waistline, but more than often I'm just deemed a picky eater. 
4.  I've become an a.m. radio junkie. I blame this partly on Kari McNally :) . I now listen to Rush from 11-2 or to Hannity from 2-5. Sometimes both. It's the only place I feel I can get "news" with a conservative perspective. Have you read the Times lately? A "reporter" actually referred to Sarah Palin as the "moose gutting, polar bear trashing VP nominee". Are you kidding me? Yes, Rush maybe biased and one-sided, but at least he's on the RIGHT side. Pun intended. 
5. Like Sarah Wright, I am super competitive. From dominoes to indoor soccer, I love to play, but more importantly, I love to win. I may act like losing to you in a silly game of Catch Phrase is no big deal, but deep inside it's killing me! And I could care less if the co-ed softball team is sponsored by the church. I'm here to win. Why else play? At one moment I can be gabbin' with the girls and in the next, be yelling at the umpire for a bad call. It makes Ben so proud.
6. I talk in my sleep. The second night of our honeymoon, Ben woke up to find me sitting in bed literally talking to the pillow. For the next 3 months, he took cough syrup every night before coming to bed. (I learned this years later). Our absolute favorite was last year, when I woke us both up, booing the referee at an A&M football game (see #5). I literally had my hands to my mouth, yelling LOUDLY.. "boooooo, boooooo". I claim that I've stopped. Ben claims he's become a harder sleeper.

Here are the people I am tagging.
5. Tami
6. Lisa

Thursday, September 18, 2008

fun at the zoo

we took advantage of half-priced wednesdays and headed to the ft. worth zoo yesterday. i can't even remember the last time i went to the zoo. having kids gives you the excuse to do a lot more fun stuff that just isn't as cool without kids. 
addi made it through the gorillas & elephants, slept through the reptiles and birds (a snoozer in my book too, sorry Ben) and woke back up for the tigers and cheetahs.
checking out the flamingos
ben points out the baby giraffe
the elephant to the right of ben is peeing. classic.
addi pets a live armadillo. only in texas would an armadillo be zoo worthy.

Escaping Ike

We'll, it's been a week now & our neighborhood is still without power. We've been staying with my parents in Colleyville, living out of suitcases, and trying to figure out what to do next. In the meantime, we've had a chance to catch up with college friends (and their kiddos) that live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Addi loves making new friends.
paxton and mackey are such great role models. they showed addi how to share toys & talk on the cell phone. at one point, mackey even put herself in time out. impressive.
here are some proud (and protective) dads. little savannah is SO sweet!
not one of addi's best poses, but check out Maile's big beautiful eyes. watch out boys!

Please continue to keep those affected by Ike in your prayers.  We have family & friends (some in Galveston) that have literally lost everything. 

Monday, September 8, 2008

5 years and counting...

Can you believe it's already been 5 years!? 
Ben and I made a quick getaway to Zihuatanejo, Mexico last week to celebrate. And did we ever. This place was 1st Class! 
Our days consisted of playing tennis, reading books and eating AWESOME authentic Mexican food. Exhausting right? 
I love you babe! Thanks for making these the BEST years of my LIFE! 
lunch on the beach
ben boogie boarding. what a stud!
enjoying the infinity pool!
here's Ben losing miserably at backgammon. 
thank goodness for Corona!
missing Addi

Saturday, September 6, 2008

college game day

This could be a long Fall in the Wall house. With the A&M losing the season opener to doesn't exactly get us excited about what could be in store for us Ags. We set out for College Station on Saturday, packed down and geared up for a great day of tailgaiting. Ben was so excited, he couldn't sleep the night before. Just like a kid. We had a great time tailgaiting with friends, friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends. The more the merrier right?! A new tent, a new grill, new Aggie t-shirts...and (unfortunately) the same old Aggie offense. As bummed as I am, I can't help but look forward to next Saturday & a chance to redeem ourselves!! Go Ags!