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Poker, Fun Run, Auto Show, & a Beautiful Sunday

We had a full & fun weekend! Friday night Michael hosted a poker tournament at the house & we had a big turnout. He didn't make it to the final round this time, but it was still a lot of fun and good visiting with friends and meeting a couple new ones. We were up till 5 hours sleep and then were up at 7am to head out for Emma's first fun run! She did a great job, too - she never stopped. She ran the entire time and I was so proud of her!
She had a couple of friends running with her and she and Carlton stayed pretty close to one another throughout the race. I was able to get a video of both of them crossing the finish line. When she hit the last stretch Michael went to run along side her and cheer her on for the last little bit. When she saw me at the finish line she was excited and ran toward me instead of crossing the finish line first, so I had to get her back on track. LOL! (Excuse me screaming on the video!!)

I have to say, cheesy as it may sound I was tea…

Heading Home

AutoShow was awesome! Closer to deciding what I'd like to get. Time to head back north again now!

So, what's happened since Friday...

Life lately is so busy, I feel like I'm always playing catch up with my posts. I'm lucky to get two or three posts in a week these days. My apologies - I try my best to keep up with everyone, I hope you haven't forgot about me!

Friday I had an appointment with the eye doctor - loooong overdue. I don't wear contacts or glasses or anything, but for the last 6 years I've had a problem with my right eye. The inner white part of my eye will get very red and my eye becomes painful - this happens almost every 6 to 8 weeks it seems. I have a friend from HS who is an eye doctor and she told me a while back what she thought it could be and that I needed to get it checked out. Well, I did on Friday and she was right on the money. It's called Episcleritis and, while there are many things that could cause it, I fall in the idiopathic group of reasons that I'm getting it. While it's good that I don't have any of the numerous problems that cause it, it's a pai…

Foto For Friday

Some of my favorite moments are when I just sit back and watch my children play together...and hearing Emma & Aaron say "I love you" to one another at night or when they are saying good-bye! Makes my mommy heart skip a beat...or two!

iPhone View of our Weekend

My babies spent Saturday night at my parents' house while Michael and I took a little road trip! While we were there Emma fixed us some yummy treats to munch on - the more sprinkles the better, right!?!?
Aaron waiting on those yummy treats to be ready!
Michael & I hit the road about two. Do you see what I see in this picture?? Yes!!! I see the beginnings of crows feet!!! What is up with that?? And I need to find the secret to make them stop & go into reverse - NOW!! :)
Here's the secret - don't smile as big - then my eyes won't squint & you won't see them! HA HA!
For his b'day Michael said he wanted to take an overnight trip to the casino. We haven't been in a while - well, I haven't been in about 4 or 5 years. Michael has taken a couple of boys only trips since his cousin and his gf joined us this weekend and we hit the road to Louisiana!
Sunset on I-10 as we headed West!
I'm not a big gambler, but I do like to roll dice! This game …

Happy Birthday!!!

Yesterday was Michael's birthday! He and I had a date to celebrate last Saturday, then Sunday Emma helped me make a cake for him and last night we had it after dinner! She put sparkler candles on it for him - granted I don't think she had near enough - LOL!!! You can't see the sparkler effect from the picture, but it was exciting ;) and especially b/c they kept relighting each time they blew them out, which she & Aaron had to help daddy do! Yes, my son is shirtless! We were about to give him a piece of chocolate cake with chocolate glaze to dig into - no shirt would have survived! Ha ha!!!!
I'm no baker, but I have to say this cake was super delicious and yummy!!!! I had to have another bite before I went to bed and let me tell you it gave me sweet dreams!( LOL - I crack myself up!)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!!  We love you sooooo much!!!


This time of year it's so beautiful outside, especially in East Texas with all the trees. You could spend all day just driving down back roads and looking at all the beautiful colors! I took a few pictures with my phone this weekend, so I thought I would post an iPhoneography edition of our time in the country.

This is the drive down to my sister's place there...I love all the leaves on the ground with the red and gold colors nearly overtaking the entire road.

I took the kids to play at my old HS - it isn't a HS anymore actually b/c they have since built a new one. This is the same one my Grannie, who is 97, attended. It's a little old! It's a little eerie to be there when it's deserted sometimes, too. I keep thinking someone is peeking through the blinds at us! LOL

More beautiful red leaves...

Emma & Aaron on Safari at the lake. The sky was pretty overcast the day we had our picnic & adventure at the lake. There was still plenty to see, though & t…

Frank had to return to Santa

With all the running around these last couple weeks I forgot to post about Frank's last adventures in our home! Frank returned to the North Pole on Christmas Eve, but ya never know - he may pop in on us from time to time just to make sure that Emma & Aaron are still behaving!

Frank's last week with us he caught up on his reading...
He decided Emma's Gingerbread House just looked too delicious & sampled the chimney... He led a toy parade through the house... He tried to roast marshmallows, but didn't have much luck with a battery powered tea light... One night he tried to go incognito & hide out in my tree... Wednesday night before Christmas Emma stayed with my parents & I think Frank missed her. He had a slumber party in her room while she was gone... The next night I think he was a little tired from all the running around & simple found a high place to watch everyone... And on the last night he went through all our Christmas cards from family and friends..…