Tuesday, April 28, 2009
There is just something so fun about girls in prom dresses in the spring time. They remind me of a bunch of Easter eggs...so colorful and looking pretty in the grass:) Kelsie and her friends found their dresses in Dallas on one of our college tour trips so it has been fun to see the full circle of preparation that takes place...the shoes, the jewelry, the hair...it's a lot of work!!! But the result was a fun and memorable evening for all. We helped the girls get ready, then the moms went out for dinner to help us get over the anxiety of how much our daughters have grown up:)
Friday, April 24, 2009
Well we finally had Nolan's senior pictures made. Mr. Lena took them out at Avery Ranch during sunset. He is the parent of a friend of Kelsie's and the husband of Kelsie's second grade teacher:) Photography is a hobby of his and we just love him! He also always does the girl's soccer slide show for HS soccer and says his ultimate goal is to get those parents crying...and we do! We looked through several hundred photos and tried to find one favorite to send with his announcements...a very difficult task but this is one of my favs.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Well Randy's brother, Danny, got married last Saturday. The event was at The Arbor Walk which is just off hwy 79. I didn't even know it was there, but it's a little winding road that leads you back into a beautifully landscaped area surrounded by trees. I was thrilled that the rain stopped that morning and it turned out to be a gorgeous day as they were married outdoors. We had lots of laughs with Randy's sister, brothers and their kids. They had a smoothie bar which was a big hit and of course there was dancing;)) Randy and his brother, Jerry, decided that they needed to go decorate Danny's car so around midnight they headed out with 6 teenagers in tow to draw hearts on the windows and tie cans to the back of the car.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Well Nolan turned 18 and I turned...40 something! Well we are 30 years apart so you do the math:) One of our favorite restaurants since the kids were little has been Benihana. Each time we hope we get a chef who has learned some new tricks and of course we look forward to the usual tricks...when they light the fire, when they throw shrimp in the air for us to catch in our mouths, the smokestack made out of onions, etc. Our guy was great and had some new "material" for us...and something new...since we were celebrating birthdays, they brought us ice cream and took our picture. All in all a great meal and fun way to celebrate.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I felt the need to change my picture today. I took pictures of how the creek looks now...finally some rain has brought back the beautiful shades of green. We've been taking college road trips and our most recent trip to Stephen F. Austin allowed us to visit with Tori and see some lovely azaleas. We visited the farmer's market and got some delicious cheese, then Tori took us to a great local Italian restaurant (our trips are really all about the food!)
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I have been on the waiting list for Johnson's Backyard Garden for about 6 months. I just got my email that my name finally came to the top of the list so I joined. The farm is part of the movement for Community Supported Agriculture and is located just east of Austin. Once a week I will go to a pick up spot in Round Rock and get a box of fresh organic veggies for $28.50/week. On their website you can see what will be in your box each week and there are even recipes especially for vegetables that are more difficult for us average people to know what to do with:0 I have really been trying to eat more fruits and veggies so I am so excited...the kids were like, yea, whatever:) But I'm hoping that when they taste the freshness they will be hooked as well. I'll let you know next Wednesday when I pick up my first harvest:)
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Who doesn't love Chick-fil-A???? It's one of my favorites so imagine my excitement to see the free breakfast headline in the newspaper:) It's happening February 9-14 from 6:30-10:30am. The article said that the location on Louis Henna was participating...not sure about other locations.
Monday, Feb. 9th Free Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit
Tuesday, Feb. 10th Free Chicken Biscuit Minis
Wednesday, Feb. 11th Free Sausage Biscuit
Thursday, Feb. 12th Free Chicken Biscuit
Friday, Feb. 13th Free Chicken Biscuit Minis
Saturday, Feb. 14th Free Sausage Biscuit
Monday, February 2, 2009
IHOP is offering free pancakes on Feb. 24 in celebration of National Pancake Day.
This will be the fourth year that IHOP has celebrated the national event, with nearly 1,400 IHOP restaurants throughout the United States giving guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Diners will be asked to donate what they would have paid for the free pancakes, or more, to their local children's hospital or another charity. IHOP is hoping to raise $1 million for Children's Miracle network, a nonprofit helping children's hospitals and other causes.
Last year, IHOP gave away more than 1.5 million pancakes and raised more than $875,000 for charities..