Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy 69th...

Birthday to my incredibly funny, loving, and selfless dad! You seriously make life way more fun!

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Kauai Vacation 2011

We are back from our wonderful vacation! It was so great to get away and have some time to relax, act silly, reflect on the past, and dream about our future. Here are some pics from our trip...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Highlights from April & May

In April our across the street neighbor asked if we could keep their 10-month old lab, Kobe. We decided it would be a good idea to see what life with two dogs would really be like. We've been contemplating getting a little brother or sister for Samson since the day we brought him home, and this was going to be the big test! In the first three hours of Kobe's arrival my decision was made. It was later confirmed after I woke up 5 times in the night to let him out. We will NOT be getting another dog. But, they are pretty cute together...

We celebrated Easter weekend in Little Rock. It was lots of fun, and keeping true to form, I have only three pictures to prove it. Saturday we climbed Pinnacle "Mountain" with Samson. As soon as we sat down at the top he plopped his rear on Reid's lap. I'm only slightly embarrassed by how spoiled he is. We went to church with my dad on Sunday morning, ate lunch with Mom, and had a great dinner at the Grandles with my dad and the Almeftys.

Laila asked my dad to come sit outside and talk to her. I think they were both in heaven.

Reid left for Memphis Monday morning and I decided to spend the week in Little Rock. There were horrible storms Monday night. The sirens were going off, and a tornado had just touched down about ten miles (give or take) away. My dad and I went to get in the "safe spot" with the dogs and found this:

Sadly, the only things in this closet belonging to my dad are the clothes hanging up and the vacuum. Everything else belongs to my sister - tennis rackets, ball basket, ball machine, clothes, sewing supplies, box of junk from her car, and a lot of other stuff (I'm glad we can laugh about it now). So, my dad and I hung out in the next safest spot and watched the storm from the back door. The hail was every Sonic lover's dream. And my car has a few dents to prove it.

Summer started in May for us this year. Our "month of fun" brought a trip to the beach and a long weekend away. The only problem is I have a tendency to see the cup as half empty. So, naturally I would wake up on June 1 feeling like summer was already half over. At least I'm aware I have a problem, right? :) But seriously, I am so thankful that our vacation came early this year and that we had the opportunity to spend quality time together, away from all the hustle and bustle.

One of my dear Dallas friends had her baby boy, Gray! What a treat it was to go meet this new little guy the day he was born!

Our month of fun also included getting to spend time with several life-long friends... and meet the first baby to be born in our group of high school friends. We celebrated at a sip and see for Jennie and Willow Grace Jaksha.

It was also my Dad's birthday that weekend and what better way to celebrate than with The Gaithers? (Personally, I can think of a few but his birthday wasn't about me.) During intermission I made him take a picture with his favorite singer. He was in the middle of telling David how awesome he was when I snapped the picture.