Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas!

We hope everyone has a great time celebrating with family and friends.


Landry Land

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Yummy Recipe

My friend Nicole went to a sweet swap and got a yummy holiday recipe. I was lucky because she let me taste one of these delicious treats, thanks Nicole! I can't give all of you one, but I can share this recipe with you. (Leslie, they remind me of the recipe you shared with some of us at Dena's shower) Enjoy!

1 bag of Oreo Cookies (1 lb. 2oz)
1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese (softened)
4 squares sweet Bakers chocolate (white or dark) or 2 tubs microwave dipping chocolate ( I tasted it with white chocolate)

Crush oreos in a food processor until crumbly like sand. Blend cream cheese into Oreos. Roll into one inch balls and place onto parchment lined sheet pan. Cool in refrigerator.
Melt chocolate on very low heat in a double broiler or in microwave. Dip cooled balls into melted chocolate and place on parchment paper. Refrigerate until firm. Store balls in an airtight container at room temperature.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I had a doctor's appt. today. I scheduled the ultrasound, so there are only 29 days left to vote on boy or girl! I can't wait, Jan. 10th!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Mani/ Pedi Anyone?

Today I decided that my mommy doesn't need to paint my nails for me, I am capable of doing it myself. What do you think? I chose a lovely red for the holidays!

Love, Caroline


Oh, let them dry.

Call my mommy and let her know if you want me to give you a pedicure!

This makeover happened while I was thinking, oh she is being so quiet! Shocking she didn't get any on the floor!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas card photo shoot

Today we met Savannah Grace and her mommy Nicole at the front of our neighborhood to take some pictures. Caroline was not interested, she kept telling me " I'm fine Mommy," meaning no I will not cooperate with picture taking! We managed to get one good shot, not this one, the good picture is a surprise! I don't think Caroline wants to be a model for Baby Gap!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Catch up time!

We have been busy around here in Landry Land. We went to Cleburne to visit Josh's family for Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for, so we had a very nice time. Except that Caroline got sick while we were there, but she had a great time otherwise! She has become a difficult model for pictures. I try and try, I guess she doesn't want to have pictures to remember her 2nd year! She has turned in to a full blown two year old! That includes tantrums, throwing herself down on the floor, opinions about everything, not liking the stroller, talking up a storm, remembering every little thing we see and do, love for bugs, playing her piano and having whoever sing along, she tries to make jokes.......... Some more exciting news is we are having a BABY in May. So Miss C is going to be a big sister! We will find out if this little person is a brother or sister the beginning of the year. Can't wait! Here are some pictures! No more emails saying I am blogging slacker!! ha ha, just kidding I know I have been!

The soon to be Big Sister

Riding a Corn Train at a pumpkin patch

Before church one Sunday

Riding the train at the zoo with friends

Caroline's new "smile"

Being a princess is a reason to smile!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Long time no blog

We are still alive, just been busy! My Grandmother visited, her and my mom left for Dem. Rep. of Congo last week, and the three of us went to Louisiana this weekend to visit Josh's grandma. I will update with some pictures soon!

Friday, October 5, 2007


Brand New Caroline

One Year Birthday Party

Two Years Old!

Chuck E Cheese Fun

Bouncing Bday Girl

Savannah Grace (8 months) and Caroline. Caroline calls her Nana Grace :)

Caroline had a wonderful Birthday Week, she went to mom's day out on her big day and sported her new Birthday shirt. Then we took her to Chuck E Cheese for her Birthday "dinner." I say "dinner" because there was not much eating, just RUNNING. She had a blast and we had a blast watching her! Her party on Saturday was perfect, we had some great little friends over( and their great parents too) the kids bounced away, ate pizza and cake, and played with the fun presents. It really was a lot of fun. Afterwards some of Josh's family came over and the birthday festivities continued, more cake and presents!

We are looking forward to this next year of her life and can't wait to see what it has in store for our family!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My Hero

To start this story off, a few weeks ago I left a pair of tennis shoes outside. Today I decided I had to bring them in and wash them. I throw them in the washing machine and go on my merry way. I hear the washer end, I lift the lid, there are my 2 tennis shoes AND A FROG!!!!!! Yes my friends a Frog. A big one I might add, and I HATE big frogs, YUCK! So, I slam the washer lid down and try to decide what I am going to do. Caroline is napping, so I have to keep my frog hysteria down to a whisper! I call a friend and she laughs, laughs a bit more, and thinks that waiting until Josh gets home is not a bad idea. Of course I agreed with that idea. When he got home I told him what I needed him to do, he laughed, and went to take care of the frog. Another twist to this story, the poor frog was alive. I gave him an old oatmeal container to catch it and set it free, I hid in the pantry while he took care of it! He has been ribbiting at me since the incident. Ha Ha Josh. I want to throw the shoes away, but he said I can't. We will see what happens to them tomorrow, maybe I will "man-up" and deal with them! He was my hero today, there is no way I could have dealt with that frog!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Caroline has slowly been getting into playing pretend. She loves her baby dolls, and she takes superior care of them! Today she has been pretending she is "leaving", which means she goes in the living room and sits in her car. Then she comes back to the kitchen and says "I home, hug" I get a hug and a kiss from her, then she is on her merry way again. It is really, really cute! I love this age, tantrums and all!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Tag, we are it!

Thanks Page Family for tagging us! I am glad it just eight "interesting" things about us.
The Rules:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules. (**if you’re a non-blogger, you can email them!)
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1. When I was five I dreamt of being a butterfly, I thought that if I wrapped myself in a cocoon(a sheet) I would wake up and be a beautiful purple and green butterfly...... Still hasn't happened.

2. Caroline would prefer to write with a pen over any other writing utensil. It is so funny, she makes long scribbles. I offer her a crayon, even a cool crayon or marker, she turns it down and looks for a pen. She must get her love of pens from me! Just wait until I can introduce her to the wonderful world of Sharpies.

3. Josh loves to play the piano and hunt. Interesting mix!

4. I could eat dessert for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

5. Caroline's due date was the day after my birthday, but she had other plans, she came 3 days after my bday!

6. Josh won a coloring contest when he was 7 years old, his mom still has the masterpiece!

7. Years before I met Josh I made a list of the perfect husband, Josh is everything on the list,random things and all.

8. I did my student teaching in Oak Cliff. Do you know where that is???

We tag: Victoria, Sanchez Family,My cousin Sara, Dena I will exclude you at this time because of your sleep deprivation!!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

First Day!

The first day of Mother's Day Out was great! Caroline only cried a little bit, I think it was only because another kiddo was crying. She seemed happy when I picked her up, she wanted me to come in a play with her. That is a good sign to me! And now she is taking a nice nap. I enjoyed my time, but I did go 30 minutes early to pick her up! And yes her hair does look greasy, she put butter in it during breakfast! Lovely!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day Weekend

Caroline and Hudson taking a nap. I can't belive how big C is getting!!
Playing the piano and singing with Daddy.

This weekend was full of activities for us here in Landry Land. This is the most important weekend of the year for Josh, opening weekend of dove season. ;)He thinks it is better than Christmas. Funny boy! He hunted with his dad and Cory(brother in-law). Today he is with our old neighbor hunting. Caroline and I met him at his parents house. C was so happy to be at Nini and Papa's house. She was a GREAT traveler this weekend. Saturday the two of us ventured up to see Dena and meet baby Hudson. He is such a little sweetie! C behaved herself and thought she would get a turn holding him. Not this time, but she did take great care of her new baby doll Jane:) I was hoping getting her a little baby doll with some baby supplies of her own would help occupy her time while we visited baby Hudson. It worked, she fed her baby, pushed her in the stroller, changed her diaper, and all in all she was a good little mommy! After a fun day of watching Hudson and talking with his mommy, we headed back to Cleburne. C enjoyed seeing her Auntie and cousin Madison that evening. Caroline and I headed back home yesterday. We are hanging out at home today, because tomorrow is the first day of Mother's Day Out!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Idaho oh Idaho!

I tried to put this pictures in order, but Blogger mixed them up. So, I will explain!

Get down, Get down! C at the wedding.

The 3 of us after the wedding.

Kisses for Mommy!

So cute.

One of the dogs at the wedding, look at it his neck, he got dressed up for the occasion!

The happy couple!

C on the porch of the house we stayed in.

The view from the porch:) I wish I was there RIGHT NOW!!!

C was on the look out for cows the whole time, here they are!

Caroline waving at the cows

Me taking pictures

We had a FABULOUS trip to Donnelly, Idaho. The reason for the the trip was to attend my cousin Sara's wedding. We spent time with family doing wedding things, eating, playing, fishing, and walking around outside. We arrived in Boise late, so we spent the night there and drove the next morning to Donnelly. Boise is so quaint, I felt like we were in a Little People town the whole time we were there. ( if you don't have a 2 year old, Little People is a type of toy) The drive was gorgeous. We drove through the mountains next a lake/creek the whole time. Josh went fishing with a guide one day. He caught a huge fish and really enjoyed his day, the guide was great. We went to the lake, cousins rode on a jet ski and C rode a bit and loved it! One day we visited a private garden, it was beautiful, I took a ton of pictures. There was a Huckleberry Festival that weekend, so we ate Huckleberry muffins and Huckleberry scones, YUM. Our time was also spent drinking coffee on the porch while looking at the mountains, watching little-bitty squirrels, and a friendly fox! The wedding was so sweet and fun. The band was AWESOME, C couldn't dance enough. It was pretty cute. I didn't want to leave, the weather was great, and the people were even better! But, we have been back and have been very busy!


Saturday, August 25, 2007

Yes, we are back....

Actually we have been back from WONDERFUL Idaho for sometime now. I just haven't found the time to post a blog with pictures. I will do that this week!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

One more

Caroline practicing being a cute girl for my cousin's wedding! She doesn't have to try very hard.

My new toy

TADA, here is my new embroidery machine, isn't it lovely!
One of my first projects, a wedding gift for my cousin

This wipe case is the first thing I did!
Here are some cute hair bands for C and one of her friends
I have been wanting an embroidery machine for awhile. My neighbor friend has one and she got my hooked. Before I got it I would walk around imagining all of the things I could embroider. And now I can! Yippee! It is so fulfilling to sit down to work on something and in a few minutes hold the completed product in your hands! Something I had been missing these days. It has taken me awhile to figure out the software for the machine, but with a lot of help from Josh, I feel like I can make anything. I hope to learn more from my friend soon! Down the road I want to sell embroidered stuff, we will see:)

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

oh my!

We got a gym membership the middle of June. I have been trying to go as much as I can recently, that means last week up to now. Well, you get one free session with a personal trainer with the membership. Yesterday I had my free session. It was really good, the trainer really pushed me towork out hard. He had me do ab work on the mat in front of a mirror, at one point I looked at myself and my face looked like a ghost! Then they sit you down, yes there were two muscley (sp?) guys explaining the training plans I could sign up for. Lets just say, I laughed out loud when they showed the me the prices. Anyway, I am following a bunny trail on that topic. Last night I start getting really sore, I mean can barely get out of a chair by myself. Well, today I can barely move! That guy tried to kill me! It is more difficult to move around today, than it was after I had a baby! Ha Ha! That is it! This will pass, and I can go back to my easy workouts! :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Ryan and C at the Children's Museum
Caroline the Fire Fighter
Peek a Boo!
After the Museum
Down the Slide!

We have been busy people here in Landry Land. We had friends visit a couple of weeks ago, and the following week I volunteered at VBS. Josh's sister and her family came down to visit, they watched C while I was at VBS, and the boys went fishing. Pictures from this week will be posted later!

Here are some pictures of our time with Jannifer and Ryan. Jann and I were college roommates and Ryan and C are 3 months apart. We went swimming, visited the Children's Museum, and went to the park. We had a blast having friends in town!