Monday, September 13, 2010


It was an exhausting 48 hours, but such an exhilirating one. Texas makes me happy. 24 hours after touching down in Houston, I was standing in DKR-Memorial Stadium singing The Eyes of Texas. The first half was a struggle with jet lag, but I perked up with the Horns "come back". I'm assuming since they were down to Wyoming 6-7 late in the second quarter that they were jet lagged too.

I phoned Richard on the drive back to Houston Sunday and told him my favorite part of Texas is the giant blue sky. I miss the Texas sky. Of course, queso and Whataburger were a nice welcome as well. I'm taking a queso break today, but only because I'm planning on a nice scoop of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla. And I think I'll have it poolside if this Houston rainy weather will cooperate with me.

Texas, thank you for the great welcome home!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's a...

We had our 20 week scan today. I can't believe we're already at the halfway point! And we're expecting a... boy! Richard & I couldn't be more excited. We're already planning his illustrious University of Texas athletic career.

A tiny foot

Mackenzie turns 4!

Mackenzie turned 4 September 1st and we're finally starting to feel like she's growing out of her puppy phase. She's still a hellion, but a slightly better behaved one. We didn't have much time for celebrating between traveling and visitors' arrival, but we did manage a yummy Pawshake Cake from the Three Dog Bakery cookbook.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What a freaking beach...

While Alex was visiting, we all got to escape to Portugal for three lovely, sunny days. They were filled with yummy food and some of the prettiest beaches I've seen. We didn't really do a whole lot other than enjoy the sunshine. It was the perfect slow-paced break from my exhausted first trimester!

The Hill, Part 2

Alex made a return visit to Dublin. And it's a good thing because he didn't get to see much of it the first time due to a little too much fun in Prague. This time around he even got to see County Wicklow, our favorite place to take visitors. Enjoy the pictures. My personal favorite is Alex's senior portrait!