Monday, July 30, 2007

Concert Groupies

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.

We had great COVERED seats just in case and were pretty close to the stage. We also quickly discovered they serve Chili's (an outside concert with boneless buffalo wings and southwestern eggrolls - God is good!)

The concert line up included Connersvine (never heard of them, but one of the guys is the punter for the Colts), Mandisa (yes, American Idol Mandisa), Israel and New Breed, Toby Mac, and Mercy Me. Toby Mac was the obvious best performer but Mercy Me with their classics like "I can only Imagine" did great.

We had a blast. Thank you Sterling, Mom and Dad for going with me!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Save the Date!

October 20, 2007 - 8am
JDRF Houston's Walk to Cure Diabetes
Reliant Park

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

Backyard splashes

We splurged and bought a pool for our backyard. A pool for our dogs that is. Cooper loves it and has already marked it with his trademark bite marks. In this 100 degree heat index weather, this pool is a life-saver for him while we are gone at work during the day. We can tell when he is getting in it because we hear him 'swimming' around with his two front paws first and making big waves (and a big mess) before he sits down and cools off. Now, if only we could find him some floaties and a slip n' slide.

"Hmm, I think I might like this"

Big waves

"This is pretty nice and I really need a tan. "

"I wonder if I am getting wrinkly yet"

Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Showboat

We had a blast last night going to The Showboat Drive-in in Hockley, Texas. For a bargain of only $5, we went to see a double feature of Transformers and Evan Almighty with Nate and Jessica. The whole experience was so different and we cannot wait to go again with more family and friends. Though we were too tired to stay and see Evan Almighty, we do recommend Transformers, which has some pretty good laughs.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Happy July 4th!

We hope everyone had a great July 4th! We spent our day relaxing, BBQing, playing Wii, and shooting off a few fireworks from our side of the 'hood. Luckily the weather cleared for a few hours at night and we were able to spend some time outside. Some of our amazing friends joined us for the night - Ruth, Jessica Whitten, Nate, Katie, Matt, Sterling and Korie. Here are some photos from our July 4th:

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

Jessica and Nate celebrating his first Texan July 4th

Monday, July 2, 2007

Rainy Days

Since we got our new Wii, here is a sample of the quality marriage time we spend together:

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

Photos for the past month

Here are some photos from the month of June to hold you all over until I can get Dash to write a post (well, you might be waiting awhile!).

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!