Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Chase Update:

So when Chase turned 18 months I made a list of all the words that he could say with purpose and he knew what he was talking about (copying what we say didn't count). I can't even begin to describe how much that list has grown in only these last few months! It's crazy! He says things all the time that I didn't even know that he knew how to say!

He's really into Dora right now. He'll ask for Dora and Monkey. He has a Dora book and we recently bought him a Diego tricycle...and no he does not get how to use the pedals...but he still likes to scoot around the house on it. He has taken to climbing up on the changing table where he cannot get down from. I'll hear him yelling "mama! mama!" then he looks all guilty when I get in there b/c he knows he's in trouble. I walked in to find him on the table today and he was looking sad and just said "dangerous". That's right Chase, it is dangerous! So stay off!

Funny Video:

Here is a funny video from the weekend when we
were out to eat and Chase started falling asleep at the table. It was so funny.
Click here...

What we've been doing:

We are traveling people! We travel the most in the summer and it has already started. I told you about our California trip then last weekend I went with some of my girl friends from Church on a super fun shopping trip. There were 14 of us! wow! We stayed in a hotel and did some serious outlet shopping. I didn't take any pictures but here are a few links to other blogs with pictures and info: Melanie's Blog, Jessica's Blog, Emily's Blog. Is it funny that two of the three are about food!? haha.

Memorial Day weekend was supposed to be in Abilene but my stinkin' sister wasn't going to be there so I postponed that trip till later. Then another opportunity came up to go to Austin so we jumped on it. Preston's family was all there and of course Luke and Sara. We had a great time seeing all of them. Again I didn't take many pictures (must get better about that) but Wendi took some so here is her blog... Chase just loves Aunt Wendi and Uncle Wade. I think he may have driven Wade a little crazy trying to get him to play with him 24/7.

Here is a picture from Sunday lunch. What do you get when it takes so long that you're at the restaurant for 2 hours....and nap time was like 3 hours ago? Unhappy kids that won't sit in their high chairs.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Sunny California

Preston and I went on a fun trip to California this past week. He had a business trip near LA so I tagged along. We went up a few days early so we could hang out in Santa Monica. It was really fun! Then we drove out to the city where the meetings were and it was a little less exciting than LA but still fun since it was different to everyday life. I read a lot and got to work on my business stuff a ton. We went to the movies. Good times. At the movie we saw Spiderman 3. It was good but was probably my least fav. of the three. I have to admit that the best part of my movie-going experience that night was the Harry Potter Trailer!!!! So excited for that one! (You have to be a Harry Potter book reader to understand my joy.)

Here are some pics from our trip (actually these are all from the same day...the one we spent in Santa Monica):

Me and the leafy dragon at the 3rd Street Promenade.

Us at the beach. In the distance is the Santa Monica Pier where we rode the roller coaster.

Preston and the palm trees.

See above that I'm wearing a little jacket...these crazy people in the water didn't seem to notice that it was a little chilly!

Waiting in line for the roller coaster.

The view from our seats. :)

Us on the roller coaster. It was really kind of a small one...but they let you go through it twice which was really cool.

Meanwhile, back at Mimi and Papa's house chase was having a fun time visting his grandparents! Mimi sent me a few pics:

And my personal favorite!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Five Short Years Ago...

Only 5 years ago on May 4th Preston and I tied the knot! Wow...where does the time go? On one hand it seems like yesterday. But on the other hand I can hardly remember a time when I didn't see him every day. It's been great!

Notice my great grandmother and her twin sister sitting there dressed alike!
So cute! They were 93 at the time.

Preston and I went on a cruise for our honeymoon. We had a great time until the very last day when we were in Key West. Here's a little memory from that day. (My only question is...why did Preston think to take a picture at this moment?....)

Moped = BAD!

Here we are a few days later...check out the shiner. As you can imagine we got a lot of "Man Preston...you already beatin' your wife?"