Sunday, June 26, 2011


Well this weekend I got to go on a fun trip to Dallas with my sister in law Molly and her sweet intern from Germany named Christine. We were all so excited and we got very lucky to get a preferred room on the top floor of a nice 4 start hotel. First we got to go to the Gainesville outlet mall on the way down there. It was not what it used to be though. The shops were mostly closed down and we were disappointed. Next we went to the restaurant called "the magic time machine". I definitely had the wrong expectations! I had imagined something magical like Disneyland, but instead it was stinky and weird. However, we had the hardest best laughs ever. It was late by this time so we decided to go to the viewing tower so Christine could at least experience looking over all of Dallas at night. Unfortunately, the viewing tower had been closed for 2 years! SHOOT! STRIKE 3! Finally, we decided to head in for the night. At least our hotel is awesome. The jacuzzi sounds relaxing and wonderful at this point BUT... Can you guess??? Well,  it was broken! I'm glad we got all our strikes out Friday because I really wanted Saturday to be the best day of our trip.
So Saturday, after a quick stop at starbucks, we made our first stop at the container store. I have always wanted to go there and I must is pretty awesome! Next on our agenda, a drive to Allen to hit the outlets. Yeah! I have to say outlet malls have got to be on the top of "my favorite things" list. We definitely hit the jackpot  there. Everyone got something they wanted. I scored my first coach purse for $70! I also got the most comfy under armour tennis shoes. They make me feel like I am walking on marshmallows! And more importantly, they have pink on them!
When we left there, we tried this mom and pop kind of hamburger joint called Snuffers...WOW! I would totally go back there. Fattening and greasy, but totally delicious. Stuffed and happy and now we are on the hunt for ipods for Christine. We hop on over to the Galleria, but no a
Apple store. Christine did find some cute post cards though. Ok, we try Northpark mall, where they do have an apple store and she gets an ipod, but they do not have the older version that her brother wants. They wanted to buy them here because they are cheaper in America than in Germany. Still looking....
Last we enjoy another amazing meal at Manny's mexican restaurant recommended by Molly's dad. Mmmm, another awesome, local, good eats. After that, we are completely ready to crash, our feet are absolutely killing us!
Sunday morning we grab breakfast at yet another amazing local...Breadwinners...ummm we totally need one here. I have to say that was my must favorite meal this weekend. Their cinnamon raisin french toast was perfection.
Drive home? wonderful.
Seeing my boys faces when I walked in the door? Priceless.
Giving them their surprise jammis, bubble gum and giant Texas pencil? Fun!
There reaction? Precious.
Everything about thus weekend was wonderful, even the strikeouts.
Why? Because I got know know my sister better, and I love her.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Talking with parker

Chandler asked if I would read him the big space book. Parker said I will read it to you chan.  While looking at the pictures parker  says...Chan, this is Earth amd we live here. And here is the milk where the Earth lives.

It was funny and cute to me. I couldn't believe he even remembered what the milky way was, we only talked about once before last week when we saw it on a slide show.

Talking with Chandler

We have bushes along our sidewalk in the front of the house. Sometimes I park a little too close and it makes it hard to get to the car door. Chandler said "Daddy, I meed you to cut the S down a little"
Shaun said, "what? What is the S?
Chandler explains, "Daddy, the.bushes look like an S and it is too long for the car."

Talking with Parker

So I let the boys give Shaun his fathers day present to him last night. They were very excited. We talked about the presents, remembered back when it was mothers day and had a good time. Then Parker got a very concerned look on his face.
"well when is it my day?"
I reply, you mean like your birthday?
"no, like there's mothers day and fathers day...when is  it kids day?"
Well, why do you want a kids day?
"I want presents too"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Talking with Parker

My brother Jake posted this on his facebook after I told him the story. I like the way he told it so I am blogging his post to tell the story

"The other day my 5 year old nephew and sister were in a store. My nephew saw an elderly lady and sweetly and tenderly asked his mom,"Momma, is that lady about to go to heaven?"

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