Friday, September 19, 2008

Goin' to Grandma's house!!

Last weekend Kate, Gabrielle and I went to Iowa to see some of my dad's family. We were able to spend 4 days with Grandma, Aunt Pam, Uncle Otto and my cousin Brenda. We also visited my brother and dad's graves, they are buried right next to each other in a Iowa. It's a long drive but oh so worth it!! Gabrielle and Grandma became great friends!! As soon as we walked into Grandma's house Gabrielle went right to her and crawled up on her lap... Grandma had the biggest smile!! It was so sweet!!
Here are the new BFF's!! Grandma loves dogs and has alot of little stuffed dogs and Gabrielle was in heaven!! We had to go buy her a little stuffed puppy so she would leave Grandma's alone.
Here's Gabrielle with her hostages, I mean Grandma's puppies.
This beauty is Grandma!! She's so fun and sweet and I wish we lived closer!! I sure do miss her!!
This is Aunt Pam and my cousin Brenda. Brenda lives a few hours away but came up for the weekend so we could see each other. I have lots of great memories of going to Aunt Pam and Uncle Otto's house when we were little and playing with all my cousins!! Brenda and I are close in age so she's extra special to me!!
Here's Aunt Pam, Brenda, Grandma and Gabrielle after dinner one night. Gabs decided it was a great time to stick out her tongue... kids!! :)
Here's Kate and Gabs on our way to Iowa in a cute little town we found in Nebraska. Sorry, we had to do it!! :) It was a good time in Iowa and Kate and I are already planning our trip there next summer with Laila!!

This and That...

It's been awhile since I blogged, life sure gets busy! A few weeks ago was the "Rocky Mountain Showdown", the big in-state rival football game. It's the University of Colorado in Boulder (CU) against Colorado State (CSU) from Fort Collin. Scott didn't have a preference in the game but I grew up in Boulder so Go Buffs!!! We went with our good friends Matt and Brie, Brie is a CU fan and Matt is a CSU fan (we still like him though). Matt and Brie also having a baby in February and we're really excited for them!!
This is Brie and Matt before the game, which CU won!!


The following weekend one of the local pools opened for the last day of the season to the dogs... literally!! No people swimming allowed, only dogs!! Mia is our swimmer so we left Zoey at home and took Mia. She had a great time and there were alot of dogs!! The place was packed!!! We had fun and Mia was a swimming fool!!

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Our Favorite Photographer!!!

In an earlier post I mentioned that my best friend Jami is a photographer and she took some pictures of us when she was here a few weeks ago. She sent me some pictures and I love them all!! Here I've picked a few of my favorites to share with you. If you're in the Houston area and would like some great pictures taken, contact Jami at She's great!! Enjoy the pictures!!! Here's Scott and I and yes, I have had my hair done since this picture!! :)

Here's me, Scott and Jami's little girl Gabbi, I love this picture!!Here's my very handsome nephew Nick.Here's Kate and Guy, they look so good!!Here's Gabrielle and Nick, she kept trying to make Nick look at her!!And I love love love this picture of the whole family... So these are some of the pictures Jami took... feel free to contact her to take some pictures of you and your family!!!