Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fireworks Finale

Sunday night the Cherry Blossom Festival had a fireworks finale at the local college. Heath and I decided to go and take the dogs with us. The weather was good but, it was a little on the cold side. We spent the late afternoon laying on a blanket eating and enjoying the music. Chic-fil-a had their pink cow there walking around. The dogs were not too keen on him the first few times but finally he made friends they let him give them a rub. Jack spent most of his time barking at other dogs and Harley looked so happy. He loves to get out, he is very social. Once it got dark we wrapped up in our blanket. The first firework that went off scared the dogs to death the each took off in a different directions. Thank goodness they were both on leashes. Jackson kept barking at them, everyone was laughing at him. Poor little guy was shaking. When the finale went off, he was scrambling trying to get away. I think it is safe to say he doesn't like fireworks. Harley didn't like them either but, he was just hiding behind us trying not to look. When we finally got back in the car Jackson let out the biggest sigh, he was so stressed out. It was really funny though. I am not sure if we will take them again next year!

Family Photo
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Heath and Jackson
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Chic-fil-a Cow
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He is a big pink cow! How bad could he be?!?
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Fireworks
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Weekend with the Girls

*disclaimer - this is a long post...but I had alot to write about*
I finally have a little time to sit down and write about last weekend. Mom, Kadee, Alexis and Alissa came to Georgia for a visit. We had so much fun while they were here, plus while they were visiting it was also time for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Here is the breakdown of their visit.

Thursday: They got in about 7:00 pm, we just grabbed something to eat and headed back home. The girls were fascinated by my garden tub and couldn't wait to get in and take a bath, who knew? After that Lexi was anxious to teach Uncle Heath how to play the Wii

Friday: We got up and went to get some lunch, then ran by Walmart to grab a few things. Then we met my mother-in-law and sister-in-law and my Georgia nieces at Monkey Joe's so the girls could play together. (Lexi had visited me last year and remembered them, she couldn't wait to see them again.) Monkey Joe's is really just a big open space with all those big blow up things for kids to play on and they have a place for the adults to sit and watch. The girls loved it. Ashlynn and Alyssa came home with my mother-in-law to spend the night so they could play more. By Friday night the girls were exhausted. Later that night Heath, Kadee and I played some Wii golf and we got Heath addicted. Heath also taught 3yr old Alissa the love catch phrase "In yo face!" Which she felt the need to use quite frequently of the next few days.


Some of My Favorite Monkey's at Monkey Joe's

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This pic makes me laugh
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Alissa at M.J.'s
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Saturday: I had to work for a little while in the morning. They spent the morning playing outside and enjoying the amazing weather. After I got home we got ready and headed to the Balloon Glow, one of the most popular Cherry Blossom Events. If you have never been to a balloon glow it is very pretty. They line up hot air balloons at dusk and light them at various intervals, making for a beautiful light show. We were really hungry when we left, and couldn't wait to get home to eat. One of my favorite Alissa lines of the weekend was that night....she said "My tummy's in my froat" She was trying to tell us she was STARVING! So funny!


Waiting for it to get dark
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Yummy, Blue Raspberry
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Getting the Ballons Ready
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Here we Glow!
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Sunday: We spent the majority of the day at the Cherry Blossom Festival. The weather was so amazing. Heath came with us for a little while before he had to go to work. We ate great food, heard some great music, watched the sea lion show, and the girls rode some rides. Yes, we wore pink. Oh, I almost forgot, we had pink Margaritas! Yum! That night we just relaxed at the house and I cooked dinner. After dinner I made Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding, with the girls help of course. Let me just say this is an AMAZING dessert. Email me if you want the recipe.


Beautiful Cherry Blossoms
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Mom, Heath and I in the Park
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Playing some games
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Grammy and Alissa on the Carosel
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Hitchin' a ride on Nemo
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Me and My Honey in the Big Pink Chair!
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Monday: It was time for them to head home so we drove them to Atlanta but they didn't have to leave until late that night. So, we went in time to visit the Georgia Aquarium. The aquarium was awesome. I cannot even begin to describe how nice it is. We saw so many different fish and other water based creatures. When we left there we took a short trip through the World of Coca Cola and then finished up the Atlanta experience with a stop a The Varsity, an Atlanta must! We had chili dogs, fries, onion rings and ice cream. I wish I could let you taste just how good one of these chili dogs is. If you are ever in Atlanta you must stop here!!! We dropped them off at the airport and then headed back home. I was sad to see them go but we had an amazing time while they were here!



Heath and I in Coral Reef Room
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The Ocean Explorer Tunnel
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Checking it out.
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A little view of Atlanta
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I love this pic!
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Who talks Anymore?!?

I have alot to post about but this was so funny it deserved its own post.

As many of you know last weekend Mom, Kadee and the girls came to visit. They brought their Nintendo Wii. Friday night some of Heath's family was over and we were gearing up to play the Wii. Somehow, a few seconds in to them playing, I flipped a light switch and shorted out the Wii, We couldn't get it to come back on. Upon realizing that they weren't going to be able to play 6 yr. Lexi says in a loud voice..."That's great what are we gonna do now, sit around and talk to each other?!?"

Ahh, our future....

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Texas Trip and Harley

So before I begin with my trip details, many of you have asked about Harley.
He is doing great, he had a large tumor removed from the soft pallet of his mouth. He had another one removed from the same place about a year and a half ago. He feels so much better now and is back to his old self. I was so worried about him, but Heath took great care of him while I was gone.

Let me just start by saying...There's no place like Home!
Dallas Tx Pictures, Images and Photos
It has been over a year since I have been home and it was long overdue. I was home is past weekend and it was great. I got in late Thursday night, around midnight. So pretty much all I did was go home and go to sleep. On Friday my sister-in-law came over and we went for lunch and then surprised Lexi at school. She was super anxious to teach me how to play the Wii. Later that night we went to Brandon and Ashlie's house for dinner and more Wii. It was so much fun for us all to be together. Saturday, Mom, Brooke and my aunt and I went to Dallas to all the wholesale shops and man did we shop. We got jewelry, purses, perfume, shirts....Alot. It was super fun. Later that night we just hung out at home and Brooke did all of our hair. Its a good thing she likes doing it, she spends a large portion of her time when she is at home doing hair. Sunday we went to church and then to Mexican Inn! I love to go there when I am home, it is some of the best Mexican food ever. Heath called me Sunday afternoon to tell me it was SNOWING in Georgia. It has snowed twice here in 7 years I can't believe I missed it. Sunday evening we went to my aunt's house and visited with family and ate...ALOT!Then later that night Brooke and I had a mini Wii golf tournament. Finally on Monday Ashlie came back over and all the girls went to see Confessions of a Shopaholic. I was such a cute movie, and great girl time. I was sad to go when I left, as usual, but I was anxious to get back and see Heath and to check on Harley. I love to have a window seat when I leave TX. I love to look out over the city as I leave. This time when I left the sun was setting and the view was gorgeous...take a look.
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