Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pumpkin time in Austin!

Two perfect orange pumpkins....
Monogrammed one of them....I think next time I would make the M smaller!!
Notice the cute little "Lola" looking out the window at the pumpkin.
My pink-pearly white princess pumpkin...thanks to my friend, Angela, for the great idea!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Tomorrow, September 20, 2010,
 I will be celebrating my Daddy's 80th Birthday without him....he was my HERO!
The first man to teach me about love and to love me with his whole heart.
Daddy died 5 years ago in will never be the same without him.
I miss him every single day...and would love to be able to see him again...
to hear his voice.... to laugh with smell his give him a kiss!!
Happy Birthday, Daddy!
I Love YOU!
Great song lyrics...a little hard to read on here --sorry!
I had to post the picture of Dad, Me, and my middle brother, Matthew!
One of my favorites.....EVER!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

I LOVE my job...!!

Teaching is so rewarding....and it is EXTRA special when you have
touched the life of a student!
Macie is now a fifth grader and running for
Student Council Vice President at Carpenter Hill Elementary.
This is one of her interview questions....PRICELESS.
Two of my favorite all time favorite kindergarten students,
Alex and his sister, Macie!
Thank you, Macie, for making my DAY!!
You will be a fantastic kindergarten teacher!
AND I know you will love it as much as I do....XOXO!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fun Times in ATX!

A fun PLAY DATE with Emily on Friday....
She adores Lola and Bogart!
Emily and Bogart
Emily and Lola
Lots of PUPPY time was followed by dinner at Chili's!
Followed by another ATX tradition Amy's Ice Cream!
I had my favorite Amy's flavor -- "Cop Stop".
Coffee Ice Cream with powdered is to die for!

Saturday, September 11th, 2010
Longhorn football and a 9/11 tribute....
The football crowd observed a moment of silence and then the
Longhorn Band played God Bless America.
Not a dry eye in the stadium ... everyone sang their heart out!
The jumbo-tron had a slideshow from 9/11..featuring
"Horns up" during the moment of silence...
Following the 9/11 tribute...
we had a moment of silence for a Wyoming football player that was
killed in a car wreck this week.
The longhorn band played
the Wyoming School Song.
Everyone had their "horns-up" and again...there was not a dry eye in the house.
My prayers are with Ruben's sweet family ~ and with the three players that were
in the car with him. I personally know...what a hard time a team has
when they lose a dear friend and player.
The Horns take the field....Go, Horns, Go!!
The first quarter was long and dull...but the game perked up after that!
The victory line after half time was made by FIRST RESPONDERS.
Another tribute to the first responders of 9/11!

Another TEXAS LONGHORN win 34-7 over the WYOMING COWBOYS!
Next week....Texas Tech in Lubbock!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

"Horn Cakes!!"

Just announced "Horn Cakes"....just in time for Longhorn kickoff!
Four special varieties...
They also announced they will have a Hey Cupcake!! trailer at Scholtz's before each game!
AND one more announcement...a new fall flavor coming in a couple weeks!
I can't is still so doesn't have a name!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Hey Cupcake!

An Austin Tradition....Hey Cupcake!
This is the original location on SoCo
(South Congress)
Rob's Birthday  ~ Hey Cupcake! visit with friends!

~ The MENU ~

Vanilla Dream  -- Vanilla Buttercream Top, Vanilla Cake

The Standard  -- Chocolate Buttercream Top, Vanilla Cake

Double Dose --  Chocolate Buttercream Top, Chocolate Cake

Snowcap --  Vanilla Buttercream Top, Chocolate Cake

Red Velvet  -- Cream Cheese Top, Velvate Cake

Michael Jackson --  Cream Cheese Top, Chocolate Cake

24 Carrot  -- Cream Cheese Top, Carrot Cake

Sweetberry Strawberry --  Cream Cheese Top, Strawberry Cake
My favorites??  Red Velvet and Sweetberry Strawberry
While we are on the topic of cupcakes....

The end.....

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Longhorn Football 2010

Today, for most of us, is a very exciting day. The first game of the season. Hopes are high. We have every faith that this is our team's year. And even if it's not, we are dressed to the nines. This first game may not be the HARDEST or the  BEST game of the season...
but it means our season has started and we are contenders!!

I will be watching today's game on tv...we could have headed to Houston for the game...
but with ATX happens this weekend --->
Carol's 80th Margarita Birthday Party tonight and Onion Creek Golf...
we decided to stay home!

This is sure to be our year...Wear sunscreen and enjoy the game...!

Tailgating Beverage of 2010
1 oz Paula's Texas Orange
1 oz Treaty Oak rum or other light rum
1 oz orange juice
1 oz Dr. Pepper
Fill a tall highball glass with ice
Add ingredients and top off with club soda and a wedge of fresh lime.

Hold your Horns high and HOOK'EM!
Some fun tidbits about Texas Longhorn Football....

Campus Decor:
EVERYONE ELSE: Statues of founding fathers.
TEXAS: Statues of Heisman trophy winners.

Homecoming Queen:
EVERYONE ELSE: Also a physics major.
TEXAS: Also Miss America.

Getting Tickets:
EVERYONE ELSE: 5 days before the game you walk into the ticket office
on campus and purchase tickets.
TEXAS: 5 months before the game you walk into the ticket office on
campus, put name on waiting list for tickets, then still have to camp out.

EVERYONE ELSE: An hour before game time, the University opens
the campus for game parking.
TEXAS: RVs sporting their school flags begin arriving on Wednesday for
the weekend festivities. The really faithful arrive on Tuesday.

Week of Big Game:
EVERYONE ELSE:  Don't even know who they are playing on Saturday.
TEXAS:  Make sure clothes are color coordinated, make signs to support the home team,
get cowbells ready, pray for a victory,
and bow down to football players when students see them.

Game Day:
EVERYONE ELSE: A few students party in the dorm and watch ESPN on TV.
Wonder why Game Day Live is never broadcast from their campus.
TEXAS: Every student wakes up, has a beer for breakfast, and rushes over
to where ESPN is broadcasting "Game Day Live"
to get on camera, cheer tirelessly, and wave banners.

EVERYONE ELSE: Raw meat on a grill, beer with lime in it, listening to
local radio station with truck tailgate down.
TEXAS: 30-foot custom pig-shaped smoker fires up at dawn. Cooking
accompanied by live performance by "Hootie and the Blowfish," who come
over during breaks and ask for beer.
Televisions set up with satellite dishes so that we don’t miss any
Big XII football games shown before and after ours.

Getting to the Stadium:
EVERYONE ELSE: You ask "Where's the stadium?"
When you find it, you walk right in.
TEXAS: When you're near it, you'll hear it!

When National Anthem is Played:
EVERYONE ELSE: Stands are less than half full,
and less than half of them stand up.
TEXAS: 100,000 fans, all standing,
sing along in perfect four-part harmony.

EVERYONE ELSE: Neutral and paid.
TEXAS:  Announcer harmonizes with the crowd in the fight song,
with a tear in his eye because he is so proud of his team.

After the Game:
EVERYONE ELSE: The stadium is empty way before the game ends.
TEXAS:  Another rack of ribs goes on the smoker and planning of the tailgate
begins for next week's game.
Go, Horns, Go!
Beat the OWLS!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Army Wives is AWESOME!!

I just got through watching the Season Finale of Army Wives...I adore this show!! 
It is guaranteed a good cry everytime....tonight I watched the last 1 1/2 espisodes
and am so looking forward to Season 5!
Major General Holden came home from war
(days after being taken hostage by the enemy troops) 
just in time to see his daughter, Emmalin, 
walk across the stage as she was getting her High School diploma.
Denise had baby Molly as her Daddy "Colonel Sherwood" (and brother-Jeremy) 
watched via Skype. 
Needless tos say.....I used many, many tissues tonight! 
Now to find out...if Jeremy will really marry Tonya?? 
He will be so happy to get home to see his new baby sister, Molly! 
Will Joan stay home or be deployed again and leave her
one year old and husband at home again?
Selfishly...I want her to stay home with her family!
She has the BEST husband!
Will Pamela leave her ex husband, Chase, and move to Alanta to join the APD?
Chase wants her back...she wants to move...what will happen?
Hurry home Trevor....Roxy is ready to be a Mommy again!!
I know the boys and Lucky will be happy to have him back, too! 
So much to look forward to...if you don't watch this great gotta check it out!
I am hooked and ready for what comes next!
Lastly, I know Rob is thrilled I finally got all of these espisodes
off the DVR!  Now to watch the full season of Friday Night Lights!!
Another one of my favorites..."Texas High School Football at it's best"....
spoken like a true West Texas gal!!