Monday, July 30, 2007

Sad That It's Over...

So I finished reading the last Harry Potter book this morning. I'm NOT going to ruin it for anybody you can keep reading ;)

I'm sad that it's over. I'm sad that there won't be a next book coming out in a few years. I'm also sad that I was so rushed to read it so quickly. I wanted to take my time and enjoy the book, since it is the last one...but I was too afraid that somebody would ruin it for me.

In fact, yesterday at work 2 people tried to ruin it for me. It wasn't until I told them that I would have to bust their kneecaps (and was dead serious about it) that they actually stopped talking about the book.

So, it's over now, and I won't say anything again until everyone that I know who was interested in reading the book has read it.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Today Colin & I went to Casey's house to play with the girls. Emily, Caroline & Katie met us there. The kids had a blast playing. Colin was the pimp of the day as he was the only boy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

11 Months Old

My precious little boy is 11 months old today. Whew, the time is flying! We are starting to plan his birthday party. I can't believe it.

I love him more and more every day. It's amazing. He does or says something new every day and it just blows my mind!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Whoo-hoo...Got the New HP Book Today

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released today. Miguel and I pre-ordered ours months ago on We got an e-mail confirmation from them yesterday saying that they had just mailed it out. I was very upset b/c I didn't think we would get it today...but when I got to my mailbox, I saw a pretty brown book box from! I'm so excited and I can't wait to start reading it!

New Pictures

I've finally uploaded all of the pictures that I've taken in July so far. Check out smugmug if you are interested! There will be plenty more...Bianca's Sweet 16 Party, our Anniversary, and more random pictures soon!

Congratulations Baby Caroline

Colin and I were present at Caroline's Christening this morning. It was a beautiful service, and Caroline was great! She looked so pretty in her white dress!

Thursday, July 19, 2007


I had a playdate at our house today. Casey, Emma, Madison, & Kaetlyn Kolb, Lisa, Mary, William, & Robert Clark, Emily, Katie, & Caroline Tovson, Kelly & Joey Rodenburgh came over to play! We had 10 kids 3 & under playing. It was great to get all of the kids together and even better to have adult conversation during the day! I definitely want to do it again soon!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Happy Birthday Bianca!

Sweet Bianca turned 16 today! Bianca holds a special place in my heart b/c I met her when she was only 6 months old. I've watched her grow up and blossom into such a loving beautiful young lady. Happy birthday Binks, I love you!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Yay! We saw HP 5 last night at midnight for the opening show. We had so much fun. Miguel and I left Colin with my mom to go. Whitney went to the theater at 6:00 to start waiting in line. There were already about 20 people ahead of her...but she definitely got us a great spot in line. We joined Whit around 8:00 and Jonny arrived soon after. The 4 hour wait began! We played a few different cards games...and included some people in line next to us, read, played on the laptop and talked to pass the time. They finally let us into the theater at about 10:00 where we endured 2 hours of people screaming. When the movie finally started at 12:01 am, we were definitely ready. We had our popcorn, soda and sour patch kids.

I know that people who are really into movies dress up, but I just couldn't ever see myself doing that. I saw quite a few Dementors, Winky the House Elf, a bunch of non-specific Gryffindor students and tons of people wearing HP shirts, buttons, hats, wands, brooms and cloaks. Quite scary!

Overall, the movie was really good, but I was left a little disappointed b/c I had just read the book, and I felt that they had left so much out of the movie that was in the book. Miguel and I would like to make a trip back to the theater to see a second time soon!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Pleasant Surprise

Nothing different about today...except the fact that I've been really really emotional. I've cried like 5 times...and at stupid things that I've seen on tv. I've been playing with Colin, cleaning up the house, checking e-mail, etc. Colin went down for a nap and Dali & I walked out to get the mail like any other day. I got the mail, walked back into the house and started flipping throught the junk, when I got a card from a friend, out of the blue. I tossed the rest to the side, opened it up, read it...and cried. It was just simple note with a very thoughtful message...but it made my day. What started out as a blah emotional day has ended up being a really nice emotional day. Thank you very much!

Now if I could only bring a smile across someone's face for no reason that would make my day even better. God has blessed me with such a great family, and great friends. Each and every person holds a special spot in my heart.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy 4th of July

I hope that everyone had a wonderful, fun & safe 4th! Colin had a great time. We celebrated with a barbeque at Frances' house. Then we left to go see the McKinney fireworks, but they were postponed due to inclement weather. Plano didn't cancel theirs, so we went there instead. We had a great time celebrating with all of the family.