Thursday, April 30, 2009

Love...

Just a few more clips from Sun 'N Fun...

I love planes with cool paint schemes, like old warbirds!!!
This is a snap shot of what was at our backs on the way to Florida. I am so blessed to often see this earth from a bird's eye!
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hotel Idol!!!!

Ok this was hilarious, our last night in Florida we came into the hotel and Blake went to grab some waters before we headed to the room. Shortly after going into the bar, seriously that's the only place you could get bottled water, he came out and said, "I think you need to come and check this out!!" Little did I expect but to walk into what we later named, Hotel Idol!! It was karaoke night at our hotel!! Here are a few video's of the people who participated!! Some good....some...well, see for yourself!! I am not making fun, I applaud all of the people for their confidence and enthusiasm!! (and yes, that is Blake and I narrating in the back ground!!)
3rd place-Suave'-has done this waaaayyy too many times!!!!

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1st Runner up-Mr. I'm so nervous because I've never done this before...yeah right!!!

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And the winner is....The oldest lady I saw in the bar, singing a good ol' country song!!!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy B-day Toni!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my sweet friend from work, TONI!!!!
I hope you have a great day T-dog!! Haha

Monday, April 27, 2009

SUN 'N FUN

Sorry I disappeared for a bit! We left Thursday afternoon for Lakeland, Florida for a huge annual fly-in/airshow- Sun 'N Fun!!!! I have wanted to go since I was 19 and finally can say I went!! I had a blast and took over 1000 pictures...seriously, not exaggerating!!! I will be posting pics all week from our fun! Here is a quick run down...Thursday-made it to Tallahassee just before sundown. Had a nice night in that cute little town! Friday-headed into Lakeland, the craziest, no communication to tower, line up with a ton of planes and all land right behind each other, SUN 'N FUN!!! All day Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning, walk around thousands of booths, planes and watched hours of awesome airshows!!!! AMAZING!!!! I was a kid in a candy store!!!!!!

Flying to Florida!!!

Landing with a beautiful sunset!!

We are here!!!!

To the left of the picture, left of the runway, you can see (kinda) full of parked airplanes!!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I've had Enough...

Rain Rain GO AWAY!!!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Heartbroken

I'm sorry that I have been MIA this week. I had a dear friend from the Assisted Living facility that I used to work at, pass away. Those of you who know me, know that I definitely had my favorites there, and Mr. Chuck was for sure at the top of the list. Such an honest, kind, Christian man. I will miss him greatly and treasure the months of conversations we shared. Even though I only knew him a brief 8 months, I consider him an intricate part in my Christianity, we had some of the most real conversations about faith. I am so fortunate to have known him.
Also this week I found out that Mr. Vern passed away as well. Vern was a friend of my friend, Adam's dad, who we met when were were in Austin for the marathon. Vern's wife is a breast cancer survivor who was running her first marathon in Austin. Mr. Vern rode his bike along the way and took pictures of her and cheered her on at so many points throughout the race. Having met us before the race he took Adam and my pictures and encouraged us when we needed it most. How sweet this man was.
I am so sad for both of these losses. At the funeral home for Mr. Chuck, his daughter-in-law made a comment that stuck with me. She said they were thrilled for Mr. Chuck. Knowing that both Mr. Chuck and Mr. Vern are in Heaven definitely gives me peace and yes, as a Christian I truly am thrilled for both of them! But still heartbroken and very sad for the families of both. Both deaths were sudden and unexpected, but we can rest knowing they are in so much of a better place, a place I look forward to seeing them both again one day!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Anyone???

Ok, who would like to sign up for the San Antonio Rock N Roll Marathon with me?? It is November 15th so we have plenty of time to train! I am looking for a partner!! Any takers?? Let me know!!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

He is RISEN!!! HE is RISEN indeed!!!
I absolutely love Easter! This is what Christianity is all about! My Lord and Savior died...for US, and rose again so that we can be ETERNALLY saved!! Being raised Lutheran, this is one of my favorite hymns, also being Lutheran you know a hymn has literally 10 verses and you usually sing all 10 in church! haha I picked out my favorite verses, I think they just proclaim what I know and believe so I thought I would share.
I know that my Redeemer lives! What comfort this sweet sentence gives! He lives, he lives, who once was dead; He lives, my ever living head!
He lives triumphant from the grave; He lives eternally to save; He lives exalted, throned above; He lives to rule his Church in love.
He lives and grants me daily breath; He lives, and I shall conquer death; He lives my mansion to prepare; He lives to bring me safely there.
He lives, all glory to his name! He lives, my savior, still the same; What joy this blest assurance gives: I know that my Redeemer lives!
Have a safe and happy Easter!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

P90X BABY!!!!!


As most of you know, Blake and I are doing P90X...insanity!!! Ha I will spare you the before and the current pics of our transformations, but it really is amazing. Blake just completed block 2, and I will be completing block 2 in a week. The 60 day mark WOOOHOOO!! I can see the finish line! I recommend this program for anyone! Blake definitely should be a salesman for it, he tells everyone how awesome it is! Plus, people have been noticing the results on him. P90X and I have a love/hate relationship...I love the results but I absolutely, 100% hate it!!! haha It is all about how much you put into it and there are 3 different levels, lean (that's my program of choice), classic (Blake), and doubles. You may have also heard of Power 90, P90X is the next level and is done by the same guy.
This is a great at home workout program. All you need is a pull up bar, weights, and lots of motivation!!
Bring it!!!! (fellow P90X'ers...you know what that little saying means!!!)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Time in Texas!!!

WE GOT OUR TATTOOS!!!! Sara, not even flinching!!!!
Ok, I think it kinda hurt...good thing mine only took literally 3 min!!!

Sara's tattoo of sweet Samuel's footprint
Sara and I showing off our tats!!!
So our visit to Houston was GREAT!!! My cousins from Oklahoma were in town so I got to hang out with my godson!! We got into Houston Friday afternoon and visited with my parents for a bit before going to dinner with my cousin Greg and his wife, one of my best friends, Sara. We had a blast! Sara and I have been talking about getting tattoos for a while now, so we decided what better time to do it then NOW! So after dinner we ventured off to get our tats!! What an experience...in many ways!! She was a trouper for sure, didn't even flinch! Her tattoo turned out amazing! He did a great job. They stenciled my sweet cousins footprint and tattooed it on! It literally is true to size and looks as if Samuel stamped it on Sara's foot himself! What a sweet reminder of him.
I need to post a better pic of mine, you cant really see it. I got an outline of a dove, the James Avery dove to be exact. I have wanted this tattoo since college, but actually wanted it on my lower abdomen. Thankfully, Sara, reminded me that one day I will be pregnant and we don't want that thing growing into the size of a bald eagle!!! YIKES!! Thank you Sara!! :) So I decided on the inside of my left ankle for placement.
I think they both turned out great!!!!
Blake and I with the cousins!!!
Blake and his special friend Anna!
I really enjoyed time with my godson!!! However, it seems since turning 4, he no longer thinks its cool to hang out with me :( I joked with Sara that he loved me when he was 3, what the heck happened at 4!!! I still was able to smother him with love...like it or not!! HAHA
Blake found him a special friend in Anna! Since the very beginning, Anna has just loved her some Blake! She always asks about and talks about him on the phone with me, and this weekend was able to have all of his attention! She didn't care too much about anyone around except for him! Both he and she enjoyed their special time together! We love sweet Anna!!
We were so fortunate to be in town for my other cousin, Meaghan's confirmation also. We were able to hang out with my aunt and uncle and more cousins!! I need to find my pics from the confirmation and post them.
Me and my sweet Granny!
Blake and I also were able to spend some time with Granny and see her new home. She is doing fantastic! I am so happy for her! She excepts this next step in her life and is welcoming all that comes a long with it! She introduced us to her new friends and showed us her activity schedule. Her home is warm and nice. I loved seeing her happy and it eases my mind a bit as I come back to Louisiana! I love her and just want her to be happy!!

What a wonderful and eventful weekend!! I love my time in TEXAS!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Remembering...

Remembering my Popo today. He has been in heaven for 5 years today :( I am grateful for his time spent with us here on earth.
Off to Texas today! I get to see my little cousin's confirmation, my dear friend Sara, MY GODSON, my Granny's new home, and lots of family!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Champ!!!

(Sorry about the quality, this is a picture of a picture)
Sweet 8 week old baby Champ!!!




Big boy 2 year old Champ!!!

Champ is 2 years old today!!! I actually changed his birthday to my 1/2 birthday (yesterday) when I found out that his real birthday was only one day off! Ha This way his birthday is my 1/2 birthday and my birthday is his 1/2 birthday! Ha (does that make sense??!!) But technically TODAY is his true and real birthday!!
I remember when he was so small he could fit in my little hand. I remember his big puppy belly that was actually bigger than him!! Everyone knows I love Champ! He has been with me through my permanent move to LA, and always kept me company on my drives back and forth from LA to TX back in the day! He also is my protector when often left alone! Thanks Champ for being the greatest dog and friend! Haha
I am such a dog lover!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy 1/2 Birthday....to ME!!!


Happy 1/2 Birthday to me!
Happy 1/2 Birthday to me!
Happy 1/2 Birthday dear me!
Happy 1/2 Birthday to me!!
Yes, I celebrate 1/2 birthdays...actually, mainly just mine!! Haha Most of you who know me, know that I basically am the only person you know who celebrates this! Blake's was last week, I made him a special dinner!! Some think it is dumb, but I LOVE 1/2 b-days!! I am officially 24 and 1/2 years old!!! Happy 1/2 Birthday to me!!!
How cool that my 1/2 birthday is also a holiday...April Fool's Day!!! So happy April Fool's Day too!!!