Sunday, January 24, 2010

Toby the Wonder Dog

Charlie and I had a great weekend full of friends and new restaurants. On Saturday morning Lindsey and I met Charlie at the Empire Cafe so we could take him to get his first taste of Blue Bird Circle and the local thrift stores in Houston. The cafe was a great suggestion from a girl at my Friday fitness class and we'll definitely be back. Although we didn't find any furniture at the Blue Bird, we did see some promising peices for the new town house.
But not this one...

Lindsey pointed out the artist made Mary look like Nicolas Cage and unfortunately I'll have to agree with her.

We also had a great time with Mr. Toby. I've got to say, that maltipoo has ups. He loves to run, jump and chase his toys

He's never short on energy or personality

What can I say other than "I'm a goofball"!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Welcome Home Brice and Jeni!

Right before New Year's Eve our friends Brice and Jeni from Kentucky had a big party with all of their Houston friends so we could meet their sweet baby Ellie.
She is such a little love and did a great job visiting with everyone!
We ate great hamburgers and the guys played alot of pool. All of these guys went to A&M together and are all BYX fraternity brothers too!

The guys were able to coax their wives into playing some ferocious games of "Pool Baseball".

Let's just say that I fouled out pretty quickly.

The ever supportive Charlie tried get me to play another round of the pool game but I'll take girl talk over pool any day!

I am learning a great "Charlie Magnet" is a piano. He has been very diligent in learning to play and I have been regaled by tunes from jingle bells to Coldplay. He's my piano man!

To see more pictures from the evening check out Jeni's Blog!

Fur Baby

The great thing about being part of a Cajun family is we love making traditions. In many ways I can liken it to being an Aggie. If something is done more than 2 times in a row, we dub it a tradition.

Every year, the day after Christmas my Uncle Mike and Colin come to stay with my parents and go hunting. This year they had the great "opportunity" to help Charlie and I move into our new townhome. Their help was invaluable to us and they added much needed comic relief to our moving days!

Here's a fun picture of my little "mixed baby" (that's what my best friend Kati affectionately calls her dog Diesel) or as I refer to Toby, my fur baby. My cousin Colin is a great photographer and just got a new camera for Christmas. Charlie, Toby and I were proud to partake of his skills!

The dollar section in Target is fabu! I got Mr. Toby this Ugly Christmas sweater for just one dollar or in Toby currency, one bone.
That night the kids went to see the much anticipated new Sherlock Holmes movie. I was kind of bummed Robert Downey Jr.'s British accent was difficult to decipher. But we had a fun night and wouldn't trade time with family for anything!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Never see another one like it...

This morning started unusually early for Charlie and I as it was our first day back at the gym in quite a while. Since I'll be running the half marathon in a little less than 2 weeks I thought I might should put in a little bit of track time.
I love our gym because Charlie can play basketball while I go to an early class or run laps upstairs on the track. This morning as I was winding down very slow run, I happen to glance outside the east side window and was almost stopped in my tracks by the b-e-a-utiful sky. God really put on a show for us this morning! I only wish I had my camera. I have never seen anything more beautiful; I'm talking deep purple hues with bright stripes of orange. My heart filled up just looking at it!
When I was done running I was visiting with my friend Nancy about how gorgeous the sunrise was. She agreed and said she had just been reading Psalm 19. I let her know I had no idea what that Psalm said and she read it to me:
Psalm 19 (New International Version)
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
4 Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
11 By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
It was a beautiful way to start my day and as Carol Lewis always tells me..."Kristin, get your big rocks in for the day. Once you've had a great quite time with the Lord and then a good workout; you've already had a great day!" I am so blessed to be surrounded with wise women.