Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mr J. turns 8

I'm a bit behind on posting, but when I got back from my trip things were crazy. I had to take and Economics final on Tuesday night and get ready for an eight year olds birthday party. Yes, Mr. J turned 8. We had such a great time watching him enjoy his day. His party actually started Friday night. We went to the Astros game. They played the Mets and won. He was able to bring a friend so the two boys watched the game, talked about the plays, and cheered their hearts out. The best part was when Blum hit a grand slam and then Valverdie came in to pitch. Mr. J looked at me, with his big blue eyes and said "Mom, this is the best birthday of my life." Then he went back to dancing on the chair with his friend. On Friday nights they have fireworks at MinuteMaid park. It was just a very nice night.
We got home, went to bed and got up early to start the birthday celebrations. We rented a moonwalk that has water in it. Basically a contained slip and slide with extra bounce. Way too much fun. That's all I have to say about that. When the party was over Mr. J was finally hungry. I don't kjnow how we are going to afford him when he hits puberty. He ate 2 hotdogs, a bowl of chili, 2 scoops of ice cream, and some cake. Then he munched on some veggies that were laying around. All in all he had a great birthday.

Friday, August 8, 2008

The vacation...

My friend Steph and I needed to get away and just have some girlfriend time. The last time we went on vacation together was when Mr. J was about a year old. He turned 8 this last weekend. It had been way too long.
So we packed up and headed to Panama City Beach, Florida. Oh my goodness. It was beautiful. Hurricane Dolly kept us out of the water, but we laid on the beach, walked in the sand, relaxed by the pool. Anything and everything you could want on a vacation. :)
We rented a car at the airport and, thankfully, it had "Marge". Marge is what we called the GPS system, we figured she would be with us all weekend we needed to give her a nice name. :) We turned Marge on and left the airport...not following her directions. It took us about 15 minutes to finally figure out that Marge really did know where she was going and we needed to listen to her and not read off the map we had printed. I know you are laughing at us, but I know some of you out there have done the exact same thing. We were laughing so hard and the trip had just begun.
We finally made it to the hotel, got checked in, went exploring, and then dinner. We did not plan on eating dinner when we did, but all of a sudden we both realized that breakfast in Texas had long since been gone. We ate at the hotel and then we went to Wal-Mart to pick up some food for the week. We had a kitchen so we had plans to only eat out once a day. Wal-Mart on the beach in Florida was very interesting. I don't know if it's because it's on the beach that people don't put on clothing, but some of them should have and others were fine. lol, people watching is so much fun.
We got back to the hotel, went to the front desk to ask about renting movies and they had a free movie rental in the lobby. SWEET. We rented our first movie, took it upstairs, poured ourselves something to drink and started watching the movie. We made it, maybe, 15 minutes into the movie and took it back. This movie shall forever remain nameless. *shudders* We ended up watching a total of 7 movies while we were there. It was awesome.
The next few days were pretty much the same...get up...get dressed...go to the beach...come lunch...go shopping or back to the beach...then come back...shower...go eat...come a movie...go to was wonderful.
We did decide to rent jet-skies and take the trip to Shell Island. Steph and I decided that we both wanted to ride our own so we rented 2 and headed out with the tour guide and another group of people. It was all fine and dandy until my jet ski started beeping at me with the big red *WARNING* lights. I yelled to the guide and he told me it was fine, just push such and such button and everything would be fine. I was a bit nervous, but did it and the beeping stopped. Problem solved...NOT. We made it to Shell Island and the beeping started again. So the guide said he would check it when we finished walking around the island. When we finished our tour he just said he would ride the one I was on so I didn't worry. Well it broke down on him while he was riding it...go figure. So Steph and I had to ride back together on one jet ski....we laughed so hard...I even fell off at one point. We didn't get over 10 miles an hour, but when we did I would almost fly off the back again. It was so much fun. Our bodies hurt the next day.
All in all it was a wonderful trip. I can't wait for our next one. Hope everyeone had a wonderful day.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Girls just wanna have fun...

This last week was awesome. I got to go to Florida with a girlfriend of mine. We have been friends since High School and the last time we had a girl trip was when my son was almost 1. It's been 7 years!! We went to Panama City Beach Florida and had a blast.
I am proud to say that I did not get burned because I kept my sunscreen on all week long. I have a nice tan, for me, but I did not burn. I'm very excite. usually I end up getting sunburned when I stay out in the sun. Okay, enough about my sunburn experiences.
It was raining when we got to the beach, but we still went out and found the perfect spot to soak up the rays when the sun did come out. It's late and I'm just getting home, but I wanted to let everyone know that I had made it home safe and sound and had a wonderful time. I'll write more tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Time flies when your having fun

Wow, it's amazing to me how much time has gone by since I last posted. Life has been good. Working, going to school, spending time with the fam. Nothing out of the ordinary. I have had to write so many papers in the last few weeks that blogging is like homework to me. I leave for vacation tomorrow so when I get back I will blog about my vacation. Then Mr. J's birthday is coming up, so I will blog about that... um, other then that just wanted to post something here since I had not in so long. :)

Monday, May 12, 2008


I went to graduation this last weekend for work. Several of my co-workers graduated and it was so very exciting. I realized, watching them walk across the stage, that I have 20 months left to go.

This weekend I am going to my sisters graduation. She is getting her Masters. I am so very, very, very proud of her. She is, finally, completing her life long dream. She is amazing, smart, funny, beautiful...I could go on, but I'm sure nobody wants to hear all the wonderful things she does. :)

So in honor of all of my friends, and my sister.... Hat's off to you and congratulations on your graduations. The next several weeks are filled with all kinds of graduations so even if you haven't walked yet, I know you can do it and your amazing. I am right behind you.... December 2009.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Getting to know you...

Okay, I have a question for all the bloggers out there. I do not have a clue how many people stumble across this blog, but I kind of wanted to know and what better way to do that then to ask a question. :)

If you had the chance to travel anywhere you wanted, time and cost were not an issue, where would you go?

My answer may sound kind of lame, but I want to go to all of the major league baseball fields in America. That is one of my biggest dreams. I only picked one, but there are so many other places I would love to go.

So bloggers.....if you are out there....let me hear from you. Tell me where your from and where you want to go. Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

It's all good...

Houston Astros update: they were on a 6 game winning streak but they lost today. Oh well, at least they are playing better. They did sweep the Padres, which was nice since they lost so badly when we played in San Diego.

My other Astros team: with a little less then 3 weeks to go in the season Mr. J finally hit the ball. He was thrown out at first, but he finally made contact, not once, but twice!!! He was so excited. I missed the first hit, but I was there for the second...sitting there with my hands to my face...praying that he would hit the ball...holding my breath everytime the ball was pitched. When I heard the "clunk" of the bat I was in such shock, but was so excited. He was so proud of himself. We got into the car and he had to call everyone in the family that couldn't make the game. He says he does not ever want to play baseball again so this may be the last season. :( Who knows, he is only 7 righ?

I think that's about more important thing... My little sister....She graduates next month with her Pysicians Assistance License. I am so proud of her. She is an amazing woman and I am truly honored to be her sister. netter....if you read this, while preparing for graduation, the move, the new jobs, the......know that I love you very much.

That's it bloggers..Classes are going well. Family is good. Hope everyone out there is doing wonderful. Have an amazing day, night, weekend, whatever....just let it be amazing.