Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mini Break

This past weekend Brent and I made a trip down to San Antonio. He had to attend a bankruptcy hearing on Monday morning so he planned to go a couple of days early and take me with him for an early anniversary present. Yea!!! We headed out after work on Friday, stopped over in Temple, Texas and then got up Saturday morning for San Antonio. We stayed at Hotel Indigo . It is located in downtown San Antonio near the riverwalk and just across the street from The Alamo. The hotel had been opened for a week.



I loved this hotel. They left a lot of the original features of the building. The floor in our room was the original wood. The room was on the small size but just for 2 people it was just fine.



They left the original elevator doors in the main lobby.



And the mailbox in between the elevator doors.



Love the glass above the doors. And the drinking fountains.



This was the housekeeping closet. It was the old safe.

When Brent called the hotel for information earlier in the week, they told him we needed to be there before 2:00 Saturday afternoon because the streets would start closing for the Fiesta Flambeau Parade. Uhhh okay. We had no idea what a big deal the "Fiesta" was to the community. Found out it was America's largest night parade and they were expecting 35,000 people. HOLY CRAP!!! And we were smack dab in the middle of it. The hotel put out chairs for hotel guests but they failed to tell us we had to get a pass. But they did sit out more chairs and the manager made sure that we had 2 just for us.






The festivities started at 7:00 and was still going strong when we finally decided to go up to our room. It was around 11:00 when things started rounding down.

Sunday we went to my Great Aunt Gertrude's house to visit. We were meeting up with some other family members later on for a late lunch so we headed out for some breakfast and then to the mall for a little shopping. After lunch we went over to my cousin's house to meet up with some more family and had a nice visit.

It was a fast trip but well worth it. We ate very well and I didn't have to cook any of it so that was really worth it. Thanks to my hubby for this little mini break. We needed to be recharged. And thanks to my Dad for keeping up with our kids. I know they had fun and to get away from us :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

15 Years Ago



I can't believe it's been 15 years since the OKC Bombing. Colton was a baby. It makes me sad when I think of the babies that died; they would have been 15. Here is a link for a song that a OKC radio station (KATT) the day of the bombing.

Lightning Crashes - Remembering Oklahoma City

Thursday, April 15, 2010

On Base

Finally got some pictures of Colton on base.





Baseball season is winding down. Hannah's first softball game is on Monday. Oy!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Very Busy/Productive Weekend

And I'm ready for some rest. I was very Martha Stewart this weekend. I planted flowers & trees, weeded, cooked making chili, cinnamon rolls & pound cake from scratch. We hauled off a bunch of crap too!







I bought the geraniums and hanging pots from a local greenhouse. The flowers in the pot under the hanging pots are from Walmart. I want to get some ferns for the front of the house.



The trees new home. Brent's parents, sister and brother bought us trees when my Mom passed away. This is Mom/NeeNaw's little memorial area.



I got to drive the tractor after having it for 6 years. It was fun.



I also found these 2 monkeys in a tree. Please let me know if you know how to get rid of monkeys :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Made A Card



Made a quick card for my sister's mother-in-law who was put in the hospital yesterday.

I almost have the journaling done on my project 365 album from last year. I'm in December. Woo Hoo!!!! After that is done I'll just have to crop some pictures and add cardstock to the pockets I didn't have pictures. Glad that little project is almost done.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Favorite Thing



When we were in Texas for Spring break, my sister-in-law, Becky, and I went to Marshalls for a little shopping. She found a vinyl chalkboard thing. I bought one to put on the door we go out of to help us remember things. It looks a lot better than a bunch of sticky notes all over my door.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hunting Of The Eggs & More

We had Easter dinner at Shelly and Brad's house. It was gorgeous weather. The kids enjoyed being outside.



Ben showed off his baseball skills.



Luke showed off his bike skills.





Hannah and Colton showed off their being cute skills.



Luke and Ben had fun hunting for eggs.



Luke showed off his loot.



Ben checked his loot.



PaPa with all but 2 of his Grandbabies. Momma would have enjoyed this day so much :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Decorating Of The Eggs



Sunday mid morning Hannah decorated Easter eggs. I boiled 12 but of course a couple cracked in the process so we ended up with 10 eggs.



The eggs looks so good and vibrant when they first come out of the dye.



And then when they dry, just spots and yuck. (Note to self: look up on web perfect egg dyeing tips next year.)



I wonder how much longer Hannah will do this with me. I lost Colton a long time ago.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Brent VS Bois d'arc Tree



How To Scare The *&%$ Out Of Your Wife

Do this:



I was in the bedroom with headphones on and all of the sudden I smelled something burning. Then I saw the "glow". My heart skipped a beat while I ran out to only find Brent sitting on the Ranger next to the brush pile.



What is it about men and fires? He is mesmerized.



P.S. Hoppy Easter!!!! Get it, "hoppy". I crack myself up :)

Friday, April 2, 2010