Mar 29, 2010

Mar 24, 2010

Ode to Aub & Alli

In graduate school I was lucky enough to meet a life long friend, Aubrey. We paired up together on an assignment in one of our classes and became fast friends. Aubrey is a genuine friend, easy to talk to, fun to be around, and is always up for anything. After we met, she helped me get a school library job at the district where she was working. We share a lot in common too. Besides being in the same profession and sharing similar interests, we've also endured similar life experiences. Little did we know, we were about to share even more in common. I remember she was one of the very first people I called up to tell I was pregnant, days after getting a positive test, and during that phone call, she confessed she thought she might be pregnant too! We then began another journey together, pregnancy and the birth of our first children. How comforting it was to have a friend to experience pregnancy with! We really helped each other through those 10 months, asking each other questions, helping each other with worries, and even complaining to each other about how awful we felt!

It would only make sense that we were both pregnant with little girls too. And best of all, the girls were born one day apart. We both decided to put our school library careers on hold to stay home while exploring alternative career options. I'm so glad to have her as a friend, and I really hope Allison and Scarlett become great friends too. I really don't think they have a choice!

And here they were together just the other week when we meet to play and eat lunch. They did so good together, Allison shared her beloved Puppy and Scarlett shared her beloved food. So sweet!
We love you Aubrey and Allison!

Mar 22, 2010

Spring Break

During Chris's Spring Break this year we were very busy visiting with family.  First, we headed to OK to see my side. We went out to the farm and then stayed with my parents for a few days.  It's good to go home!

Once we were back home in Texas, Chris's mom visited along with his aunt and uncle.  They all spoiled Scarlett rotten.  We spent one day at the Dallas World Aquarium, a pretty impressive place! Scarlett was very observant.  She was afraid of the giant anteater and massive manatees. I think she was most excited about her new toy from the gift shop, figures.

We finished off Spring Break with a disappointing loss for the Cowboys, a visit from Chris's dad, and several inches of snow-AGAIN! I've never seen so much snow.  Now Spring Break is over, we're getting back to our routine, and Chris is in the home stretch until summer break!

Mar 19, 2010


My mom meticulously fixed mine and Mandy's hair when were little girls.  We always had perfectly trimmed bangs and cuts.  She put our hair up in cute styles complete with bows and clips. One trick of hers to make our hair look so cute was to put curlers in our hair before bedtime. I remember sleeping on those curlers many many nights when I was little. Oh the discomfort! I had to wiggle just right so as not to feel those bulky sponges and plastic clips digging into my scalp. I'm actually surprised she got us to wear them; I mean, I wonder what kept me from just ripping them all out in the middle of the night?

Now, 20 some odd years later, my mom can still work her magic with the curlers.  She got Scarlett to sit still long enough to put many curlers in her hair.

We didn't make her sleep in them, but she surprisingly kept them in all morning.  Here she is after her little makeover! I don't think she will let me put them in her hair; there's just something about Grandma that makes her willingly give in!

Mar 11, 2010

Just Scarlett

I love this little girl so much that sometimes I think my heart might burst.

Mar 4, 2010


See me!
I'm a big girl!
 I can do it all by myself!
Here I go!
But it's so much more fun...
when Grandma does it with me!
I love my Grandma!