Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Mothers Day to me!

Spent a nice day with Johnny's family!! And my beautiful children!

Me and Cordelia just enjoying the day.

Happy Birthday Welita!

In honor of my Welita's birthday and Mothers day.. we spent time at the park, together with the family! A great time was had by all. Cant wait to do it again!

Happy Birthday Welita!

Got all the grandkids and great grandkids to take a picture

A few of the older grandchildren

We even got her to hit her pinata!

Chuy's Hot to Trot

We are loving this race thing.. And we are getting better at it. We arent finishing the race in less than 20 min.. but we are having fun! This one, we came in at 50 min exactly! By that time, the girls were asleep.
Enjoying the family time!
The one who started it all!
Its the Chuy's fish!

Track and Field!

That time of year again.. Time for Track and Field.

Joshua enjoying the day!

Little nervous about the three legged race, since he is so tall!
Her last Elementry Field day!

She worked all week to be able to go the distance in jumping rope!

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Check out my Cinco de Mayo cake.. I like the way the red pepper came out.

Bun Run!

Well I managed to drag my husband and kids out for a little 5K fun!! But it was awesome having some extended family out to join us as well. This was his first race, and he really enjoyed it. He came in with the time of 53 min. and I was at 55 min.

Ready for the race!

She was excited, might not admit it, but she was!

He had a great time, He beat us all!!

They had a great time watching all the dogs!

Great having Family to join us!

Her first "Formal" Dance

Awe, she is getting so big. Her first "Formal" Dance!

With her Friend Delinda
Laughing it up with Tara!

A day at the Lake

Well not really the lake, but thats what they call it. Such a nice day out that day!! I couldnt help but to take pictures.

In the Bluebonnets

yea, I used to think it was cheesy to have family pictures of the kids in the bluebonnets, but at some point.. I always end up taking these same pictures. Now insisting to have my kids sit there and take picture after picture. I see they really think these pictures are cheese. I dont worry, cause one day. They will cherish these pictures!


Wow, so grown up!!

Texas Round-Up

My next race was another 10K. I finished this one in 1 hour 44 min. This one was hard, mostly cause I didnt know what to expect. But I got thru it. Can't wait to do it again next year.

At the start of my second 10K

Finishing up under 2 hours!

Me and my cousin enjoying the race!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bon Jovi!!

We got tickets to Bon jovi.. We got tickets to Bon Jovi!! Thats what Johnny kept saying!! He was so excited!! Now, I love Bon Jovi also, but for him.. it was a bigger deal. And I was so happy to share that concert with him. He had gone to one of thier concerts, like 15 years ago. I had never been to one. Oh and it was awesome.. Yes, we had to drive like 4 hours.. and I had just done my first 10K earlier that morning.. But, I wouldnt trade it. We happened to get these tickets thru craigslist, and they were great seats. Oh and we got a parking pass along with them. And it was cool, we just parked and walked right across the street. A local band opened for Bon Jovi, they had a contest with a local radio station.. and the winner got to open up for them. How great would that be!! Bon Jovi was great!! Better than great! They sang all the old songs, and some of the new ones. Like, Livin on a Prayer, When we were beautiful, Wanna make a memory, Superman, Bed of Roses, Have a nice day, Its my life, You give love a bad name.. And they even closed out the show with Wanted dead or alive!

Waitin for the show to start!

So excited!!

Jon singing Bed of Roses!

The end!!

Capitol 10K

In February I started a weightloss challenge. I was motivated and ready. But its always hard to stay on track. So, I decided I needed something extra to work towards. My cousin, who suggested the challenge, had been doing 10Ks and 5Ks for the past year. So when she told me about the Capitol 10K, I was very interested, but never thought Id be able to do it. So I started training for it. Not hard core or anything, but I went from not doing anything, to working on walking for 6.2 miles. At first I was scared, and started to think, I was going crazy. I had never been a runner and thats what these races represented to me. But I stuck with it, and with encouragement from my cousin and husband, I was ready!

Here I am, ready to start the race!

It was drizzling just a bit. But look at all the people!

Everyone walking. Lots and lots of people!

At the finish line.. My 1st 10K and I finished in just under 2 hours!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

the Luna Moth

Early morning while rushing out of the house, the first two of us ran right out, and didnt see it. It wasnt till the third person yelled out.. Eww.. We are not bug people, and right away.. this was a huge bug. So I took out the camera while we all looked and dared each other to touch it. The little girls were grossed out, the big girl was daring the boy to touch it, and he was thinking of ways to smash it!! And me.. I took pictures of it. For a minute or two, we forgot we were running late for school. So I ordered them all into the car while me and Johnny took time to examine it.

How really beautiful it looks!

At first we thought it was two, sorta butterflies. Very Strange.

Well, after Looking it up, (thanks to Deborah).. Its a Luna Moth. Actually very rare. The Luna Moth has wingspan of up to four and a half inches. The luna moth emerge as adults and live for around 7 days. Thier only purpose is to mate and lay eggs. They are generally out around the March to July season.

Fun day at the Park

I decided to take the kids out for a walk, and then play on the playground. Everyday since, they keep asking to go for a walk. Man, what door did I open? haha

The Carnival is in town!

I was so happy to take the kids to the carnival this year. This is the first time that they little girls were able to ride the rides, and they loved it. I truly do like this age, where they are able to get around and do things on thier own. Yes, they are a little more defiant, but they are just trying to make thier place in this big world.

They didnt make it onto the Ferris Wheel, but they enjoyed everything else.

Even the big kids got in on the fun!