Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What a Week!

Of all weeks for the camera to was not this one! Two days ago, Brynne crawled from one side of the living room to the other, and hasn't stopped since!!! None of this do we have on camera!!! Our sweet neighbor did let us borrow her camera last week after Brynne's first experience with the "Biter Biscuit." Hopefully it will be fixed soon!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Brynne's Photo Shoot

Brynne had a photo shoot today. Just wanted to share a few of the 86 pictures...

Hope her smile makes you smile!!

Monday, July 16, 2007


This past weekend, we headed to Baltimore, MD to visit Missy (my good friend since the 6th grade) and her husband Mark. We had a GREAT time getting to relax, hang out, spend time as a family and with friends, and of course, enjoy not working. The weather was gorgeous...a great break from the Texas heat and humidity. However, Baltimorians think they're dying in their 85-90* heat and their 30% humidity! They just need so spend one day in Houston and they'd never complain again. We ate almost every meal outdoors.
Brynne did great on the plane both ways, but she did have a meltdown in the car between the airport and Missy's house on the first day. She is sitting up on her own, crawling about 3 "crawls," and interacting more everyday. Her favorite word is "ba" and her favorite past time is flirting with boys and/kissing them...especially Mr. Mark! Unfortunately, our camera broke on the first day so we have very few pics, but Missy sent us some.

Brynne's first plane ride

Brynne eating Missy's flowers

Monday, July 02, 2007

Horseshoe bay

We had a wonderful time on vacation last weekend with our family. Brynne loved splashing in the pool and being the center of attention with her grandparents. Horseshoe Bay is so beautiful, and a great get-away!

Check out the view where we ate lunch. Yes, that is a golf course behind the window with million dollar homes along it.

"The water is too cold for me, but I'm perfectly entertained just sitting in my float and chewing on these toys on the side of the pool. I'm a lounge queen already."

"This vacationing business is hard work...I can only make my grandma laugh so much before I need my beauty rest."

Brynne now gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth..she's close to crawling!

Brynne loves the water!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

'Ode to Amy

Hopefully you have one of those friends.
They're the friend that knows what you're thinking before you say it, they know when you're down or when you have something to confess. They know what you need to cheer you up, what needs to be said when you've been off track and you need a genuine kick in the bum, and they recognize the times when you need to hang out but say nothing. I met Amy freshman year of college. We were accountability partners in our Bible study and have been ever since. We have stayed as close as sisters despite several moves, and then the Lord brought us back into the same town in '04. She's the friend that will drop whatever and be there in a second...and being within miles from each other, that has happened often over the last 3 years. This weekend, she is moving back to Corpus. It is the best thing for her and her family, but my heart is in mourning. This friendship is truly divine intervention and has made a major impact in my life. I know we will continue to stay close and visit each other...we already have our web cams set up to go. I'll miss you Amy! Thanks for being the amazing friend you are! - Mel