Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Surprise Party for the Bro-in-Law

My brother-in-law's birthday is on December 25. Which makes for not many birthday parties for him. So this year my sister decided to surprise him with a party all his own. He will be turning 30 this year, so Lea did not want him to go without a big party. She invited so many of his friends from college, from San Antonio when they lived there, and from Waco. There was a great turn out and Chris was so surprised. It was great.

Great job Lea! We all had a great time celebrating with you and Chris for such a special surprise.
This is just a few of the people that were there.
Chris opening presents (Emma helping of course), Emma giving Chris all the balloons she found, and more pictures of friends.

Emma took a nap and made a friend. He was trying to hug her and finally she gave in but of course my camera had died by that point.

Monday, July 13, 2009

July 4th and a new truck

We went to Kansas for the July fourth weekend and had a great time. First we drove to Missouri to spend time with some friends at their lake house. It was little chilly up there but still fun. We went jet skiing, and out on the boat. That night we watched the fireworks, drank some beer, and just spent some quality time with friends we had not seen in a while.

This is Scout and Tiffany on our way to Kansas!

Saturday we went to Perry and met up with Matt's family at a bbq they were having at one of his Aunt's house. We shot of a few fireworks there but then headed out to their land to shoot off the rest. We also watched to Perry Lake firework show. I was in a sweatshirt and blanket because it was so cold up there! We had a great time with family and friends that weekend, and can't wait for next year to do it all over again.

Matt has been wanting a truck for sometime now, but we have been holding out waiting for the best deal. We were going to be trading in my car, and so we needed some good incentives to be able to do it since we would be upside down on the trade in. Well this weekend all the stars lined up and we ended up with a deal we could not refuse. John McClaren in Waco is one of the best dealerships I have every worked with. We will continue to buy our cars from them. Jamie worked with Matt for many months on this deal. He was not there on Saturday so we worked with Scott Eskew. He and I went to high school together so it was pretty fun working with him and catching up on how he was doing. We love the truck and are so happy we were finally able to get such a great deal! If you are looking for a new Chevy make time to visit John McClaren in McGregor. They are wonderful people and will do whatever it takes to make it work for you!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A few odds and ends

It has been a awhile since I have posted anything so this may be long.

We went to visit some friends in Longview last month (yes I just put the pictures on my computer) and their dog had recently had puppies. We were there with my sister, brother- in-law and Emma. Let me just say this little girl is not scared of anything. She loved holding the puppies, and she was so careful with them. It was precious. They also had a trampoline and we could not get her off of it.

Father's Day weekend was spent in Waco, without my parents. My mom took my dad to their favorite place for the weekend, VEGAS! And left the kids at home to put his gift together. My mom bought the grill, and we put together the bar top. It was so much fun, and great spending time with my sister. The bar top is made out of bottle caps...and no we did not drink them all during the weekend. A few but not all :) My dad loved it! We still have a few things to do to actually finish the bar, but we at least got a start to it. My dad is an amazing cook and I can not wait to eat some of the food he will prepare with his new grill!

Last weekend, Matt and I went to a bbq for his work. The house we were at blew my mind away! It was beautiful. But then again when you make the kind of money a Senior Partner does then you have the ability to have a beautiful house. The great thing about this couple is that you would never think they were that well off. They are so down to earth, and just great people. They graduated from Kansas State also, so that may have a little to do with it :)

We went to Billy Bob's that night for a Charlie Robison concert. It was great. Concerts are a little hard for me sometimes because I like to talk, but you can't really do that in a concert. But we still had fun listen to some great country music! Also Tuff Hedeman, world Champion bull rider, who also rode in 8 Seconds, came on stage and sang. It was awesome! I just wish we would have been able to meet him.

The previous owners of the house we are in had a doggie door going into the garage. So now when I come home Scout is poking his little head out waiting for me. It is so cute! He is too fat to fit any further. Also, after church we found Jackson, my sister's dog laying in the mud outside the church building. We go to a small church in Speegliville, so since we were heading out to my parents after church we brought the dogs with us. And when we were at my parents, their dog, Sully thought it would be fun to lay on me after he took a swim in the tank. It was lovely! Oh how I love my dogs!