Tuesday, November 22, 2011



[grat-i-tood, -tyood]
the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful

The last few weeks I have watched people post their daily " I am thankful for" on Facebook. It has me thinking everyday of what I am thankful for. There is so much I am thankful for and instead of doing a daily post on Facebook, I am going to randomly list some out here. I do not like blog posts without pictures so I have posted some pictures of people I am thankful for. They are in no particular order.

First I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for our health and I am thankful that we all have blended together in a way that works for us.

I am thankful for our Meme and Poppy aka Lola and Richard. They do so much for us and our kids and I don't know what I would do without them.

I am thankful for all these men in my life. I know I posted that already but come on, I am REALLY thankful for them. I am not thankful for their pee smelling bathroom though, but that is another story for another time. ;)

This kid. He is so special he gets a picture all by himself.

My dad and his parents, my Grandpa and Grandma. I am so thankful to have both sets of my grandparents still alive. I am so happy they get to be apart of my children's lives. My dad is the greatest man I know.

Steven! I am thankful for this big tub of love. and his dog hair. (not)
I am thankful for living room dance parties with my boys. They never get old. I think we could all learn a dance move or two from them.
I am thankful for my mom. She is always there when I need her.
My mom's parents, Grandma and Grandpa McGlohn. Sorry that I posted this picture Grandma. I couldn't find another one of you and Grandpa together.
(she had a bruise on her chin, not a goatee)
My husband, Jeff, who works hard so we can have a roof over our head and food in our bellies. He works hard so I can be here to take care of our children. He is smart, loving, kind, funny, and he is the love of my life.
I am thankful for Brenda, my step monster, my sisters, my in-laws, my friends and my extended family members.

I am thankful for vacations, wine, good food, movies, Sons of Anarchy and Parenthood Tuesday nights, good neighbors, jeggings, the library, my Huffman community, football, dark chocolate, coca cola, and good music.

There are about 50,000 other things I am thankful for but I have to cut this off at some point. I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving. I know I can't wait to eat all that yummy food tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Galveston - September 2011

We stayed a weekend in Galveston a few weeks ago so we could participate in the Beach Palooza. All I will say about the Palooza is "bleh". I finished though. I think I'll stick to running on pavement.

Jeff and I stayed at The Galvez for the first time. It was a beautiful hotel. I loved the rooms. The bedding was magnificent and the bathroom shower was amazing.
(This is the spiciest bloody mary mix of all time, FYI.)
The reason for this blog post was brunch. Mallary told me we had to try it and so we made reservations for Sunday before we left. I WAS IN FOOD HEAVEN. I wish I would have taken pictures of the food but I didn't want to look like a crazy person. So I took pictures of some of my plates.
The pasta bar was hands down my favorite part. You could choose from different pastas and sauces and there were so many veggies and add ons. I could have stayed at that little station all day. In fact I want to go now.
Jeff, don't look so hungover.
That would be my ice cream with floating gummy bears.
If anyone reading this has the chance to go to The Galvez for brunch, please do! Jeff and I will definitely be back!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Goodbye Training Wheels...Hello Skinned Knees!

It took maybe 1 minute and he was off. He is already doing tricks and riding his bike into ditches. Today he was able to ride his bike to school and that made him the happiest boy!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Here we go!!!!

He gets so excited!

(Please excuse the husband in his underwear and the dirty living room)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A New Chapter

Monday morning my Brady boy starts Kindergarten.
I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday. I cannot believe that he is going to be in school. Before I know it he'll be graduating high school.

I'm going to go cry now......

Friday, August 5, 2011

A visit with Paw Paw and Brenda

On Sunday afternoon I took Brady and Van and we went to visit my dad one last time before football takes over our life.

They wanted to take us to Matagorda Beach on Monday so we loaded up the car and drove to the beach! It was so pretty. Not that Galveston is pretty by any means, but this beach was WAY better. You wont see me going back to Galveston for beach purposes.

We are sad that we won't make it to Palacios anytime soon. Football has started and I can't really complain about that because it's going to be so much fun this year. Brady is a different kid compared to last year.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Galveston Birthday Weekend

This weekend Jeff and I headed to Galveston to stay at the San Luis Resort to celebrate my birthday. We love the San Luis and couldn't wait to get there Friday. We left early Friday morning and dropped off our favorite little baby man. He was ready to spend the weekend with his Meme.

It has not rained all summer so of course it decided to rain this weekend. We shopped a little on the strand and before long the sun came out.
Saturday night we went to dinner with 3 other couples. We ate at Rudy and Paco's and let me just say that it was the best meal I have had all year. If you go to Galveston anytime in this lifetime you must make a dinner reservation and eat there.

After dinner we bar hopped on the strand. We ended up at Yaga's Cafe and we were by far the oldest people in the bar. It was filled with college kids dressed like this.....
I tried to get a picture of this guy's mustache without him seeing but I failed. I just called him over when he busted me and he posed for us. He said he was trying to "take the mustache back from the pedophile".
Saturday morning I had the pleasure of enjoying a nice hot seashell massage at the spa. Turns out the hot seashells were way too hot and they burned my neck. The burn looked a lot like a giant hickey. No one believed my burn story so I was "that girl" all day.
Jeff and I at the pool cabana.
Franks Billingsley (a local weatherman) and his "friends". Frank had a lot of "friends".
Jeff and I before our boat ride with friends. We took a boat from Galveston to Kemah for lunch. Jeff was real excited.

The weekend was so much fun. There are so many stories and new memories with great friends. I am happy to be home with my favorite 10 month old though. He started saying "dada"while we were gone. I'm sure Jeff's mother had something to do with that. ;)

Until next time.....