Sunday, October 21, 2007
Also, our walk went great! Team Connell had 10 walkers and as a team, we raised $600! Thank you Roche family, Debi and Tommy, Sammie, and Caitlin for all walking with Dash and I to support finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes. I will post some photos soon of the fun!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Time has come again! Walk to Cure Diabetes brings people together in a fun, healthy activity for a worthy cause. As most of you know, Dash was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 9th grade. Type I Diabetes is genetic and Dash is insulin dependent, unlike Type II that can be controlled with diet and is usually obesity related.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
He is doing a lot better now, after some Mr. Donuts and pizza. The upside - we both got half of Saturday off work!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
We are staying quite busy with Youth Ministry at our church starting back up, full work schedules, planning baby showers (yay!), craft projects, getting diplomas framed (YAY DASH!), birthdays, trips to New Braunfels for Family Camp with our great friend Ruth, and hanging out with our newly empty nest moms.
Exciting news - Shae was the Bronze Winner for Sales for whole city of Houston for the month of July, out of a couple hundred sales consultants for David Weekley! Basically, they take into account your number of homes sold, total dollars sold, survey results from closings, and discounts given and Shae ended up #3 in the city for July. Her boss wants to hire all her sisters and friends so that is a good sign!
Tonight we are having a NFL Fantasy Football draft get-together with Shae' parents. Football, fried chicken, and family. What could be better? There will probably be some competitive Wii playing as well with Dash and Papa Tom.
Hopefully next weekend we will get to listen to the Aggie football team beat Montana State with Tommy and Ruth and the rest of the Connell clan. Just 6 days until Fightin' Texas Aggie Football starts! WHOOP!
Have a great week everyone!
Monday, July 30, 2007
Everyday I listen to KSBJ radio on my way to and from work and never get tired of it. When they announce their 25th Anniversary concerts were on sale, I had to go - especially with Toby Mac and Mercy Me coming. My mom, dad, and Sterling jumped at the chance as well, so last Thursday we piled into my car and headed to The Woodlands for our concert. It had been storming all day but once the concert began not a single drop fell at the concert.
Monday, July 23, 2007
JDRF Houston's Walk to Cure Diabetes
Dash and I will start a team soon for all our friends and family to join and walk with us. Last year, we walked for the first time - joined by the Shae's family and Tommy, Ruth, and John. It was a great experience and we plan on continuing our new tradition. Reserachers say that the cure for juvenile (Type 1) diabetes is well within Dash's lifetime, so your support could make the difference!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
"Hmm, I think I might like this"
"This is pretty nice and I really need a tan. "
"I wonder if I am getting wrinkly yet"
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Dash & Matt ready to blow things up
Katie really excited about the fireworks
Shae playing with the girlie fireworks
Dash being really cool with his sparkler
Monday, July 2, 2007
In other words, I have had quite the view of Dash's behind lately. Though I admit I enjoy our new toy too and anyone who wants to challenge my Wii bowling skills, be warned!
Sunday, July 1, 2007
I told Dash to make sure he took pictures on his Florida trip...this is the result - photos with no people. I guess he was trying to make me jealous that I could not go to such a beautiful place. Well, somebody has to work...not everyone gets to go to Florida for a week with our church, husband! Seriously though, I am very glad Dash was able to go and spend some time with his small group guys (now Juniors in high school). Imagine 10 guys in one condo and doing all the cooking themselves the entire week! And Dash as their leader! I wish I could have been a fly on the wall!
More to come soon...I have to run off to work. Hopefully July is as great of a month for sales as June was for me! If my luck continues for awhile at work, hopefully I can retire to motherhood in a couple years!
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Yesterday was a great day-cation for me after my busy work weekend. We had a girls day at Galveston, that included a cooler full of....pimento cheese sandwiches, chilled orange slices, and Dr. Pepper. Perfect. My mom, two sisters, and I spent a few hours in the Texas sun and shared many laughs, sweet teas, and frozen custards. I had a blast!
This past weekend was also the funeral for my aunt Karen. Karen married my mom's brother a few years back. She had suffered a cerebral aneurysm a few weeks ago and did not pull through after fighting for a week. Please pray for her husband, Richard. He is left alone and had to make the decision on her life. I cannot even imagine how hard that must be. Please pray for the healing process for the Pennington family and for comfort for Richard.
Please also pray for Dash as he is making preparations for his Florida trip and for some great bonding with his sophomore guys. I hope everyone else is having a blessed June!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
FROM: THE DOG
Dear God: Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another?
Dear God: When we get to heaven, can we sit on your couch? Or is it still the same old story?
Dear God: Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, the colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE named for a dog? How often do you see a cougar riding around? We do love a nice ride! Would it be so hard to rename the "Chrysler Eagle" the "Chrysler Beagle"?
Dear God: If a dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad dog?
Dear God: We dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals, whistles, horns, clickers, beepers , scent IDs, electromagnetic energy fields, and Frisbee flight paths. What do humans understand?
Dear God: More meatballs, less spaghetti, please.
Dear God: Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?
Dear God: Let me give you a list of just some of the things I must remember to be a good dog.
1 . I will not eat the cats' food before they eat it or after they throw it up.
2. I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because I like the way they smell.
3. The Litter Box is not a cookie jar.
4. The sofa is not a 'face towel'.
5. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.
6. I will not play tug-of-war with Dad's underwear when he's on the toilet.
7. Sticking my nose into some one's crotch is an unacceptable way of saying "hello".
8. I don't need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm under the coffee table.
9. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the house - not after.
10. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt.
11. I will not sit in the middle of the living room and lick my crotch.
12. The cat is not a 'squeaky toy' so when I play with him and he makes that noise, it's usually not a good thing.
P.S. Dear God: When I get to Heaven may I have my testicles back?
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
"Construction Begins on Houston Premium Outlets- FirstCall Simon's Chelsea Division to Open Upscale Outlet Center in Spring 2008 - CYPRESS, Texas, Simon Property Group, Inc. announced today that its Chelsea Property Group division began construction on Houston Premium Outlets. The 430,000 square-foot outlet center will bring upscale outlet shopping to the Houston market.The 75 acre property is located in northwest Houston off of U.S. Highway 290 between Mason Road and Fairfield Drive in Cypress , TX . Chelsea, a division of Simon, is the leader in the outlet industry based on its proven concept of Premium Outlet Shopping(R). The center will be a single-level, village-style project with a Southwest architectural theme and will be the company's fourth Premium Outlet Center in Texas . Round Rock Premium Outlets and Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets opened in the Lone Star State in 2006, joining Allen Premium Outlets. Houston Premium Outlets will house 120 outlet stores and will feature high-quality designer and name brands serving the area's permanent population as well as visitors to the area."Our trademarked concept of Premium Outlet Shopping(R) differentiates Chelsea centers from other outlet centers and entertainment megamalls. We are confident that we will be bringing together an excellent mix of upscale and high quality merchants befitting this area's desirable demographics,"said John R. Klein, co-president of Chelsea . "We selected the Houston market because we felt there was a synergy in the type of quality centers we build and the brand conscious and quality-minded consumers who live in and visit this region. Shoppers who seek the finest brands at outlet prices and desire a more upscale shopping atmosphere will appreciate the difference in what we will be bringing to the Houston metro area."Houston Premium Outlets, scheduled to open spring 2008, will create approximately 800 to 1,000 quality jobs and is projected to generate millions of dollars in sales tax and real estate property tax revenue. To the east of this project, a 100 acre project, Fairfield Towne Center, is being developed by the Simon Community/Lifestyle Center Division. This 800,000 square foot project is slated to open fall 2008/spring 2009. Both projects combined will create over 1.2 million square feet of high quality retail space in this corridor."
So, Dash and I are desirable. O, and there was some other stuff mentioned to, but if this is similar to the Round Rock outlets (well, Georgetown in my mind) then I will be in shopper's heaven in a year or two. At least I have my new found treasure, Stein Mart, to sustain my work attire until then! It will be nice to have more retail and things to do around here. You know you live far out in the 'burbs' when you hear a wild pack of coyotes howling near to your house like I did last night when I was playing tennis. Not to mention the HUGE snake Dash and both ran over last weekend - over 5 feet long and definitely fatter than my arms. Civilization will be a nice addition to our section of the boondocks.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
After Bennihana's. Do we looked stuffed?
Thursday, March 8, 2007
The best part about my doctor visit? The two therapy dogs - one of which sat in my lap will I had my impressions done. I am going back, just for the dogs.
Thursday, March 1, 2007