Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy "Wear-a-Costume" Day!

So I dug out my old cheer uniform and Charlie put on his Mavericks gear and we were all set!

Since we only had a total of 3 trick or treaters we got bored and started taking pictures

I tried to relive the glory days with a few jumps...yeah, things have definitely changed since 8th grade!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Cool Quotes

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be grounded down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal."
~ Pope John Paul II
"Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
~ Nelson Mandela

Monday, October 29, 2007


Colleen and I at Elephant Walk last year! I'm sure going to miss College Station in a few months!

Baby Pictures

Oldie but Goodie

It's hard to believe this was me in 8th grade (I'm the 4th girl from the right).
We all were so silly back then; I remember we rented a limo to drive us around and drop us off at the school Christmas dance that night. We had an awesome time and it will never cease to amaze me how far we have all come since the early days!
(I know the pic is a little blurry but if you click on it, the enlarged photo should pop up)

Hot Mama

My mom has always been a pretty lady but when I see pictures of her when she was 20 something...WOW!
She is classic!

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Good friends since 3rd grade, Stephanie and I had a fun day of shopping, chatting, and laughing as a belated birthday present to each other.
Friendship is sweet but it sure makes me lonesome for my other gal friends who are far away :)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

"Let them eat Cake!"

This was my first time trying to use my KitchenAid mixer and since Charlie made me "breakfast-in-bed" pancakes this morning with it, I was especially determined to figure it out too!
Charlie documented the experience...

Me: Look, I think I got it...

Me: I LOVE this thing now :-D

(suprise photo)
Charlie enjoying a special treat after his busy day of mowing the grass, sweeping the floors, and cleaning kitchen counter tops...I've got a GREAT husband!

I would like to take this moment to say that Charlie apparently does not care for icing on his cake!
WOW...oh well more for me ;)


Charlie's last intramural football game with the A&M guys
Their shirts are from a Disciple Now weekend a few years back.
I believe the theme was Illuminate and there are light bulbs on their T's...good times!

French Doors

A cute birthday card from Kati. We always joke about how we will be when we're old.
"There's something very special about friendship, and I cherish ours dearly."
"Who are you and why is your hand on my shoulder?"
The pretty poster Kati gave me for my birthday


This dog has more personality than half the people I know!

Its hard to believe that a whole year has gone by since we all got to know Kati and Adam and become friends. God has been so wonderful to bless us with friends who love us and share in these fun occasions.

Charlie picked out the perfect pumpkin for us to carve!

Our happy Halloweeen Jack-O-Lanters

Friday, October 26, 2007


"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways."
James 1:2-8
"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him."
Hebrews 11:6

Who is your man?

1. Who is your man? My man is a loving and godly husband. Oh, and his name just so happens to be Charlie Lloyd. His love for me is amazing - he's quick to forgive, carries my burdens, and speaks truth in love! I’m a lucky gal!!
2. How long have you been together? We started dating on October 24, 2003 and got married August 25, 2007.
3. How long did you date? We dated for 3.9 years.
4. How old is your man? He turned 22 on May 2nd.
5. Who eats more? He does...
6. Who said "I love you" first? He did.
7. Who is taller? Charlie, he's a tall drink of water! And he loves moisture!
8. Who sings better? That would be me
9. Who is smarter? Charlie! He double majored in Finance and Marketing. He's also witty and understands my sense of humor!
10. Whose temper is worse? Mine, I guess.
11. Who does the laundry? Normally, I do. But Charlie is wonderful and always helps out!
12. Who takes out the garbage? We both do.
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I guess it depends on how you look at it. If you're facing the bed, then he does.
14. Who pays the bills? We both do.
15. Who is better with the computer? Charlie, definitely Charlie.
16. Who mows the lawn? We both do!
17. Who cooks dinner? Wow, I’ve been saying this a lot, “We both do.”
18. Who drives when you are together? It depends on who has more gasoline.
19. Who pays when you go out? Usually he does but sometimes I do.
20. Who is most stubborn? Me again
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Usually Charlie. Again, he does such an amazing job humbly leading us, that and it is just plain harder for me to say I'm sorry - darn pride!
22. Whose parents do you see the most? Even though Charlie’s parents live 4 hours away they come in for Aggie football games all the time. My parents live only 1.5 hours away and we see them regularly too.
23. Who kissed who first? It was a mutual "lean in" type deal ;-)
24. Who asked who out? He did.
25. Who proposed? He sweetly did at Messina Hoff winery on our 3 year 3 month anniversary!
26. Who is more sensitive? That’s gotta be me
27. Who has more friends? What's mine is his and what's his is mine.
28. Who has more siblings? He does – Older brother (Travis) and younger sister (Catrina). I have one sister (Kelley).
29. Who wears the pants in the family? We both wear pants but I like skirts ;)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


A pretty funny website that has generalized Picasso's works to a few distinctive character traits that you can use to "build" your own Picasso. Enjoy!

Slide Show

Here are a few random pictures of our college years. I say that like its been a long time or something. Right now we are savoring memories with great friends in good 'ol Aggieland!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Oktoberfest & 40 years

This was a busy weekend for the Fontenot, Lloyds, and Twardowskis!
From my parents 40th wedding anniversart, to bat mizvahs, and the Oktoberfest we all had a jampacked weekend

Junior High/High School Reunion
Renee and I took about 5 pictures to finally get this one right!

Charlie & Daddy spent the morning playing Blackjack and visiting

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Bat Mizvah

Charlie and I attended morning services for Taylor at the Beth Yeshurun synagogue

A very interesting 2 1/2 hours of Hebrew prayers, meaningful speeches, and yamicas

And now its time to party!
I use to babysit Taylor when she was a little baby...time has flown by!

Free wine + good conversation = great party

Charlie getting down on the dance floor! Appendicitis hasn't slowed him down :-)

Friday, October 19, 2007


The fun sign Mama made to greet us!

A much needed gift!

He's my sweetheart, what can I say =)

Striking a pose

Laugh loud, it makes life sweeter!

Stealing a smooch

Lake Bryan

Charlie and I like to camp at this local park...surprisingly there are fish in the ickie water

Kayaking at sunset

Thursday, October 18, 2007


This big guy made his web right outside of our garage by the flood lights so he gets lots of bug traffic at night...EEEWWWIE!
I'm just glad he's outside

this sums it up...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pizza & Pie

Charlie and I bought a ball of dough from Double Daves and made our own pizza! YUMMO

My dessert didn't turn out as well...Charlie was about to take my picture with the freshly baked apple pie when it slipped out of the pan, into my lap and then on to the leather couch.
I was sad/a little burned :-(