Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pictures as Promised!

OK the first set were from the weekend before last (October 20th). The second part is from the zoo last weekend (October 27), and the last skeleton set is from tonight! Enjoy.

Weekend Fun

Well, I can't say it was ALL fun but we had a good weekend. Saturday we took Ethan to the zoo. Parking was a disaster and we had to park at a hospital and walk it was so bad. With it being Halloween weekend, there were SO many people there that it made it a little difficult to totally enjoy it. However, after we were there for about half an hour...and Ethan got to see some monkeys, he finally started to enjoy himself. He was downright fascinated with the giraffes, bears, and the lions and tigers. He told me later that the bear was his favorite.

Sunday it was such a pretty day that we went to breakfast and also spent time at the park. He got to play and run to his hearts content. Then afterwards, we went to Target to buy Halloween supplies for his party. We ended up getting candy, individual play dough's, and a little tiny game. We then bought some Halloween treat bags and Ethan got to stuff them with the presents we bought for his classmates. He loved making the goody bags! So, tomorrow is his Halloween party at school and he gets to dress up for his it. I'm pretty sure that he is going to be Spiderman! He will get to give out his goody bags to his classmates.

I still have some pictures from the weekend before last and last weekend still on my camera. My goal tonight is to get them loaded and post them on the blog. Here's to hoping!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Cold Day in Texas!

A cold front moved in yesterday and man it got cold! It went from low 90's to 50 degrees in a day. We went over the weekend and got Ethan some winter clothes and boy are we glad that we did. We hit JC Penny's, Old Navy, and Target. Would you believe that Target was the most expensive!? We got him some jeans from there and it's just ridiculous how much jeans cost for a 3 year old. We got some really good deals at Old Navy and JC Penny's, so we were thrilled.

Ethan got his school pictures in and they turned out cute. He took some antique ones about a week and a half later, so we didn't order any of the regular ones. We will probably just take him to JC Penny's instead. It's been so long since we did that. We wanted to go get family photos over the summer but Jake didn't come.

I still need to download the pictures from over the weekend from my camera. School has been hectic and taking up most of my free time.

Other than that, there isn't much else going on. It's been pretty quiet on the home front.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Welcome Saturday, Welcome!

Wow! This has been a really long week! I am so happy that it's the weekend. We are getting ready for Halloween and Ethan is beside himself with excitement. We went out on Thursday and got him a skeleton costume per his request. Why you ask? He saw his very first skeleton at the ortho's office when he broke his arm and was fascinated. For some reason he loves them. We then found a Spiderman costume today and it was such a good deal that we picked it up too. He ran around in both costumes and is adorable. I got some pictures of him in Spiderman and I will post them later.

We went to moms today to celebrate her birthday. Barry made enchiladas. We didn't stay long though because needed to get back and do things around the house. Barry still has this sadness about him. I know he misses Josh a lot. He's been going to see Shere every day. I wanted to go today but I just couldn't. I don't know why, I just couldn't. I didn't know what I would say to her. What can you say? It upset me a lot that I didn't go but I just couldn't. Maybe next week.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Today marks the 5th year that Jerry and I have been married. I just can't believe how time flies when you are with someone you love. It was also a bittersweet day because we buried Josh today. It was a nice but very difficult service. I have never seen so many people at one funeral before. It really said a lot about what kind of person Josh was. Barry isn't so great but he'll get better with each passing day. TJ too. After the funeral several (SEVERAL) of us went back to Shere's house. Tiffany and I went together as we always do.

Jerry and I didn't do much today, but saying goodbye to someone just makes you realize that you have to cherish each moment that you have with your loved ones. We are all still having a very tough time trying to rationalize what happened or why. I don't think we will ever fully understand. I saw Dougies mom today. It was the first time that I have seen her since we buried Dougie. That has been 13 years. I can't believe how time gets away from us. I saw people today that I haven't seen since we graduated but we picked up like it was just yesterday. Grief does that.

We are taking Ethan to get his cast off tomorrow. He is so excited that he can't stand it. He's really done so well and has been such a trooper. The arm still has some healing to do, but the doctor says he doesn't need his cast anymore. We just have to be extra careful for a while. To be honest, I'm really nervous about taking it off while his arm is still fractured....but....I wasn't the one that went to medical school, so I am trusting what the doctor says. Wish us luck.

On a side note, Jerry and I will get to go out next Friday night to celebrate. It's a little late but hey...late is better than never!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Saying Goodbye

This week has been very difficult. We lost a dear friend on Barrys birthday. One of Barry's best friends. Sunday Josh and TJ were duck hunting and riding 4-wheelers. Lightening struck a tree and hit Josh. I'm not going to go into details because it's to painful to re-live. The anniversary of his and Shere's loss of their child was just on October 3rd. They just found out that she is pregnant again.

The viewing is tomorrow and the funeral is on Thursday. Barry and TJ both will be pall bearers. It has been hard on everyone that knew him but we can only imagine what Shere is going through. We will just try and be there for her when she needs us.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Idiot Box

1. What TV show have you seen every episode of?
Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, Bones, House, Grey's Anatomy...the list could go on and on!

2. What show makes you laugh until you cry?
Hands down, Friends! That show cracks me up every time!

3. What show do you wish had not been cancelled?
Veronica Mars

4. What show do you wish WOULD be cancelled?
That dumb caveman show. Who was the idiot that thought it would make a good show?

5. Who is your favorite TV character, either past or present?
The characters on Bones...I LOVE them!!!

OK....Now I'm tagging Erin and CJen!

I Love my Son

Ethan is doing so well with his cast. He's such a trooper. He isn't asking us constantly to remove his cast. He did tell us that his favorite color wasn't green anymore! LOL Jerry got home on Monday night and I was SOOOOOO glad to see him.

Work is going really well and it looks like I will have my promotion sometime in November. YAYYYY

All in all things are great around here. I just wanted to check in!