Monday, February 21, 2011

The "Radio" and "Carnivum"

Say what? The Katy Rodeo and Carnival are coming this week. Around these parts they're known as the Radio and Carnivum. CRG has been looking forward to this for a long time. Last year, he was sick when everything came to town so we missed it. I'm warning everyone now....he's been training for the stick horse race for two years now. What have you done lately to become a champion?

This past weekend was pretty un-eventful. CRG had baseball practice and I was able to rake about a quarter of our back yard. How is that we only have one little tree, but our whole backyard is full of leaves. Oh yeah, thanks neighbors. Is it kosher if I rake them in piles and put them over the fence? I mean, I'm just giving back what is rightfully theirs...right?

Speaking of neighborly neighbors....does anyone have experience with neighbor dogs who don't quit barking? Seriously, they never stop. Never. Do I buy bark collars, put them on their door step, then ring and run? It's to the point we don't like to let our dogs out because WWIII happens at the fence. Suggesstions?

Thanks for listening. Don't worry, I'll make good on that picture promise real soon. Don't be too greedy, you just got 3 posts in less than a weeks time.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

....Think Big! Work Hard! Have Fun!

$500 Monopoly Dollars to the first person who texts Katy or I with the musical group who sings that tune. Ready, Go!

Last Friday was my 31st birthday. Just another day really, but it may have been my best birthday yet. Why you ask? First, I was off as I hadn't started my new job yet so I was able to spend the day with my wonderful fam. The day started with breakfast at my mom's: chorizo, beans, potatos, tortillas...Yum! Katy and I went home and just hung out for the majority of the rest of the day.

The fun started that night. For Christmas we bought CRG tickets to his 2nd concert, Imagination Movers-Live from the Idea Warehouse! We took CRG to this concert a little more than a year ago, but I don't think he really knew what was going on. Since we all know how impatient 3 year olds can be we didn't tell him where we were going until after we parked at the Verizon Wireless Theatre. He was excited and couldn't wait to get in. Last year, the place was packed. This year, the place was half empty. It was actually nice. We pretty much had a whole row to our self which gave CRG, err Katy and me, plenty of room to dance. Seriously, it was one the best birthday nights ever. Choo Choo Soul opened for IM and put on a great show. Of course the Movers had the place hopping all night. We were fortunate enough to get a high five from Mover Rich during the show. Afterwards, we took CRG to the stage to show him all the musical equipment the Movers used. CRG received a guitar pick from one of the stage hands while we were down there which made his day. Even though CRG didn't dance as much as some kids, or his parents, he still had a great time.

I'm sure some would rather spend their birthday at bar with shots or out with friends, not that there is anything wrong with those things. Seriously though, I wouldn't trade my life for anyone elses right now. I had such a fun time at a kids concert filled with toddlers. To see CRG's eyes light up the way they did - it was all worth it. Birthday, it's just another day really. What are you going to do with your day to make it great?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Where have you guys been?

Wow, I can't believe it's been since August since we've seen you. It's amazing how life happens so quickly. I apologize for being so distant lately, but this is a two-way relationship you know. I haven't heard from you either.

Here's a quick synopsis.

CRG turned 3 - Holy cow!!

Football season has come and gone since we talked last. I had a good one, how about you? Lots of tailgating was done and many good times were had. I was able to go to the Cotton Bowl this year as the Ags somehow laid another egg on national t.v./bowl game.

Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas came and went. Isn't it amazing...the build-up for holidays is huge. Then, in a matter of hours it's gone. Before you know it Valentine's Day candy and cards are in your local store. What...V-Day already passed two? Shoot!

BJG is 1 1/2. He and CRG are pretty much the same size now....that's awesome.

Recently BJG defended himself for the first time against CRG. CRG didn't know what to do and all I could think of was, "It's on now!"

I turned another year older and Katy is getting ready to.

I started running again. Thanks goes to those that are willing to meet at 5am!

I also started a new job recently, so here's my plug. I'm still doing the same thing, but now for a major company. If you have the need to purchase a home or refinance your current one please give me a buzz.

I know, I know...all of you are saying, "what are all these words? we want pictures!" Well, let me see what we can do. I PROMISE to be back soon. With pictures in tow.