Friday, January 23, 2009


Man, since I have joined Facebook I have really neglected my poor little blog. I really need to concentrate and focus. The purpose of this blog is for my girls to look back on later in life, they probably won't have all my facebook wall postings or status updates to look at:)

Anways several things...
1. Ally is in Waxahachie for a couple of days visiting Mimi and Pops. By herself. Molly got to go before Christmas by herself so now it is Ally's turn. I don't think she has ever had Mimi and Pops to herself. I am sure she is having a good time. She already visited the dentist there. Last night before she left she fell and chipped her front tooth...the other front tooth was already chipped. Sweet Dr. Stephanie Jennings filed them down for Ally. According to Mimi Ally did very good. Maybe she won't be snaggletooth too bad:)

2. I started my running program on Jan. 5th. Every Monday, Wed, and Friday I get up at 5:15 and run with a group from our church. I am feeling really good and am excited about my first 5K since college coming up on March 1st!

3. Remember my debut into superstardom? Well everyone needs to visit!! SL is having a home giveaway. You can start March 23, 2009. The winner will choose a vacation home among 4 choices. A casita at Traditions is one of the choices. You need to watch this to find out why if you win you should choose the home in Bryan, Texas!! Watch out for the crazy lady making no sense!

Have a super weekend!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Party

Molly celebrated her 5th birthday today with her friend Judd. Molly and Judd met while in utero over 5 years ago....they are in the same PreK class this year. Judd's b-day is a week before Molly's so we combined parties this year.

We had the party at Mt. Aggie. Mt. Aggie is a small mountain ( aka: a hill) that is used by the university for ski lessons, etc. The kids had so much fun sledding down the only mountain many of them will ever see:)

Molly had a blast, she and a few buddies kept sledding down together. Ally was so in awe. She hardly said a word the whole party. She took turns going down with Mommy and Daddy.

Lots of family came in, my parents, Geoff's parents, My brother Erik and his Laura along with my cutie pie nephew Nolan, and my cousin Nicole and her hubby Jamey. Thanks guys, it was fun.

Here is a slideshow of the festivities!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Molly turns F-I-V-E!!

Dear Molly Kate,

Today is your 5th birthday...yes, 5! You are so close to reading on your own, so you will be able to read this I am sure before your next birthday. Yes, 5 years ago today it was also a cold Thursday in January. Your Daddy and I went to the hospital at 7 am to be induced. A very easy induction and labor was followed by 3 pushes and you were here at 5:31 pm. We were totally amazed by you and fell in love with you instantly. As did all the other family members present and the entire hospital staff. I believe they were in awe of your cuteness with tons of curly black hair!

The years have passed us by with you growing so much each passing year!

Here you are on your very first birthday!

This was at your 2nd birthday party--a Cowgirl Party!

Your 3rd birthday opening a package of gum (you weren't allowed gum until age 3!) --notice baby sister in the background!

Celebrating the big #4!

We truly love all that you bring to our family. Daddy and I thank God for you every day. This year you started PreK and you are learning so much. You live life full of wonder, joy and complete DRAMA!! Sometimes I totally look up to you...even though you are a couple of feet shorter. We are thinking you are going to grow up to be a doctor or a vet. You are really into science (taking after Mommy the former science teacher). You LOVE watching The Magic School Bus and learning how things work, you are intrigued by Mystery Diagnosis on the Discovery Health Channel, and you are always worried about getting something inflected (aka infected) or not being hydrated. Mommy feels good knowing that in old age I will have you to take care of me:)

Here you are today, your birthday, after celebrating with your friends at school and a yummy chicken nugget lunch from McDonalds! Tonight is grilled hot dog and mac&cheese per your request. Tomorrow lots of family is coming and we will celebrate even more at your party on Saturday. Happy 5th Birthday, Molls!
Love Always,

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Way Back Buddies

Molly and Katelyn (aka Katie Beard) met when they were 1. Katie Beard's parents, Kyle and Alisha had just moved from Arizona to College Station...we all became fast friends. Molly and Katelyn spent a lot of summer days in the pool, had lots of tea parties, held dance contests, played on play structures, partied at Chuck E. Cheese, tumbled at gymnastics class, and so much more.

Sadly, the Beard family moved to The Woodlands almost 2 years ago. We still see them once in a while, but now instead of twice a week play dates it is more like twice a year...but we are so thankful for old friends.

Molly and Katelyn -- The early years!

Molly and Katie - 2009 version

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

We are still Alive!

It was brought to my attention by my sister-in-law that I have neglected my blog for quite some time.

It amazes me how busy we all get during the Holiday season. We had a great Christmas/New Years. We stayed here at home for Christmas Eve and for Santa to come visit Christmas morning, then we headed north to Waxahachie to have Christmas with my family. Then, the Myers family joined us here in Bryan for New Years!

I will try to pick out some of my favorite pics from all the Christmas festivities!

The girls checking out all the goodies that Santa brought them!!

Ignore scary Mommy in the picture. Their favorite gifts were their bikes. Molly got a Barbie bike (with 2 wheels as she says) and Ally got a princess bike. Molly does great on hers, Ally doesn't quite get the pedaling part, but she will soon enough!

Molly teaching her little cousin Nolan who knows what-- he does look intrigued!

Ally peeking out of her and Molly's new puppet theatre from Mimi and Pops (aka Santa).

Molly riding her and Ally's new Giddy up and Go pony in her Fancy Nancy gear!

Laura and I in our Boy Mom/Girl Mom t-shirts

Poor Molly woke up on Saturday after Christmas sick. This is her while we were all opening gifts. She didn't open a single one before she started throwing up...we took her in and she had strep throat and a bad ear infection. It was later that afternoon when she finally was able to keep stuff down and felt better. Poor know she's sick if she isn't interested in presents!
For some reason I have no pics of our New Years with the Myers fam. Sorry. We had a great time watching movies, getting haircuts by Aunt Sisi (Geoff's sister Jessica) and eating lots of yummy food!!
Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. I am hoping 2009 proves to be a wonderful year!