I am soooooo late mailing our Christmas cards. Enjoy this video until you get yours in the mail. It aired on News Channel 11 (Dean's place of business) at least a couple of times. Didn't Lola do a great job?!!!!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Posted by Dean at 10:02 AM
Saturday, December 15, 2007
This might be a long post! I have this whole weekend off, and we took a lot of pictures today.
This is a stocking that I am pretty sure my Aunt Gay made for me for my first Christmas. It is very detailed, and now it's vintage. After all, I am 27 now!
This morning she found an old gift card and was playing with it in her room. She asked Dean to come in there, and she had set up her kitchen facing the door, and had all the play food out. She asked him to order, and then told him to pay.
Posted by Dean at 10:21 PM
Friday, December 7, 2007
Christmas 2005, family photo.
Posted by Dean at 10:13 PM
Friday, November 30, 2007
The last 2 weeks Lola has started changing her clothes compulsively. She has been able to partially dress herself for a few months, but she can now do it all on her own. It was cute for awhile, but now she has at least twice the amount of laundry because she will change 6-7 times a day, if you let her. She will wake up and put on an outfit and shoes before we even know that she is awake. Usually it is an outfit from the bin in her closet of things she has outgrown. That is usually pretty funny.
We went to Allen for Thanksgiving. It wasn't really that eventful of a trip, except that we bought a new vehicle. I'll post pictures of it soon. I lost our camera at the wedding, so we use the video camera right now for pictures. We also drove through torrential downpours of snow on the way home and had to stop and stay in a motel.
I had another ultrasound on Monday and it is for sure a boy. I will have an ultrasound every 4 weeks because of my history of Gestational diabetes. Everything looks great right now. They worry about the baby's size with Gestational diabetes, but Lola was normal size at exactly 40 weeks, 1 day - 7 pounds, 10 ounces. It is normal for subsequent babies to be larger than the first, and my mom had two - 9 pounders after me, without diabetes. I say that to say that IF I have an 8 or 9 pound baby, it doesn't mean that I haven't been taking care of myself. I definately am. Things may go differently this time, because I am seeing completely different doctors, and delivering at a different hospital. They are aware of the complications that Lola had at birth, and are willing to do everything possible to ensure that nothing with my delivery will cause this baby to be stuck in NICU for a week. I work with my doctors, so I am a lot more comfortable with them than I was with my previous OB.
Here are more pictures of Lola from the wedding, courtesy of Hollie and Stephen's awesome camera and mad photography skills. Enjoy!
Posted by Dean at 8:31 AM
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
This past weekend we were in Allen for my dad's wedding. Lola was the flower girl. She had curlers in her hair that morning and we covered them with a shower cap. In the picture above she is apparently raiding Kelli-Mom's fridge.
Thinking about doing her nails.
Here's all 3 of us dressed up. Lola's beauty routine paid off, she looked really, really, really adorable. She stood for a couple of minutes at the front with Hillary and I, and then she would go back and forth between us and her Kelli-Mom. She was dangerously close to a pillar with a candle on it, so we spent half the ceremony grimacing because we were sure it was going to tip over and light the church on fire. It was pretty funny. Lola ran around at the reception the entire time, non-stop. She danced and met some of her 3rd and 4th cousins for the first time. Dean and I had a great time seeing our friends as well, and some of my dad's family that we don't get to see very often. It was a fun weekend.
Posted by Dean at 7:27 AM
Monday, November 5, 2007
I have been trying to upload pictures for days. We have a really crappy internet connection. Some of the pictures won't be on here because I can't upload them. Sorry. The picture above is Lola trick-or-treating. She said "Oh, a fire hydrant! Take my picture with it!"
Posted by Dean at 7:31 AM
Sunday, October 28, 2007
......And then he ran out. And, then, fast as a fox, The Cat in the Hat came back in with a box.
A big red wood box. It was shut with a hook. "Now look at this trick", said the cat. "Take a look!"
Then he got up on top with a tip of his hat. "I call this game FUN-IN-A-BOX," said the cat. "In this box are two things I will show to you now. You will like these two things," said the cat with a bow.
"I will pick up the hook. You will see something new. Two things. And I call them Thing One and Thing Two. These Things will not bite you. They want to have fun"
Then out of the box
Came Thing Two...
And Thing One!
Posted by Dean at 6:40 PM
Thursday, October 25, 2007
This is her halloween shirt that blinks and glows in the dark. She is very proud of it.
Posted by Dean at 5:45 PM
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
This is my grandmother and I before my wedding. When I was growing up I remember coming to Lubbock to visit a couple of times a year, and I have a few funny memories of her from my childhood.
I knew her best as an adult. I lived with her for my last 2 semesters of nursing school. While it was not always easy to live together, considering the 52 years of age between us, I am glad that we did. I think back now on some of the things she would say and I laugh out loud.
She would have very vivid dreams that were SO strange, and she always remembered them well enough to tell you the next day. One morning she called and cancelled her subscription to the newspaper right at 8 a.m. because it was raining and they threw the paper under her car. She was a BIG fan of Star Search and American Idol - we disagreed about season 2, Ruben vs. Clay. She loved Texas Tech sports, always watched the games on TV. I never heard her laugh harder than when she watched old episodes of the Match Game. She bought the purple dress she is wearing above at Dillards a few weeks before my wedding. My mom, sister, aunt and I were all there. I will never forget how hard we laughed in the dressing rooms.
She loved old Hymms from the old songbooks. We sang some to her the hours before she died, and even as weak as she was, she tried to sing with us. I had never been, and haven't been since, at the completion of someone's life with them.
She died when Lola was about 6 weeks old, May 15, 2005. Later that summer, I was driving to work one morning and I remember feeling so sad. I heard a song by Chris Rice, "Come to Jesus" and it reminds me of her everytime I hear it, still. I think because she had a very full life, with ups and downs. Lyrics are below. Enjoy them, and the picture. As Mimi would say, "Glad you got to see me!"
Posted by Dean at 7:58 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2007
On Sunday, Dean was grilling in the backyard. Lola went out there and ran around for awhile, and then she decided she needed to "use the potty." So, she took off all of her clothes AND her diaper and was about to squat right as Dean caught her and brought her in the house. She did this a couple of times this summer while we were swimming out there, but now it is significantly cooler and she was completely dressed. The picture above is after she came in and actually went potty ON the potty, and her mouth is full of smarties. Yes, I have resulted to bribery to get her out of diapers, and it works wonders. Except for when she wants to strip down in the great outdoors.
Dean has a new position at work. He is the Assignments Editor at KCBD News Channel 11. He has been there for almost 3 years and this is his third position. I'm pretty sure he could run the place if he had to. He has to dress up for work now, which is a pretty big deal when you have worn jeans to work every day for 3 years. We spent Saturday shopping for him, his new stuff looks great! I tried to take a picture of him this morning before he left for work, but he declined. Another plus - his hours are 8-5 Monday thru Friday!!!
Lola and I also spent Friday shopping for her. We had a great time, and discovered that she is in love with the mall. On Saturday when we were in the men's section of Mervyn's, she said "can we go to the pretty part of the mall now?" Talk about the apple not falling far from the tree. She is her mama's girl. :)
Halloween pictures coming soon!
Posted by Dean at 8:28 PM
Friday, October 12, 2007
We are still deciding on names, but we have a strict policy of NOT telling the name until the baby is born. You can ask, but we won't tell you. I mean that in the nicest way possible. :)
I will post more pictures when I can get them downloaded.
Posted by Dean at 10:57 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Not much new has been going on around our house. This weekend we went to the Corn Maize in Shallowater for my work's employee day. It was a lot of fun. Above are the pumpkins we picked and named. Lola's is the one she picked all by herself from the pumpkin patch.
Posted by Dean at 9:22 AM