Thursday, October 23, 2008

Correct link to Jenn's Website



Apparently it does not like the WWW



And it’s not letting me log on to edit the post…


By the way, it was 37 degrees in Aubrey this morning. I love the first cold spell of fall/winter.


Get your bank accounts and jolly moods ready, just 63 days until Christmas!

Featured Artist of the Week

I would like to make today Jennifer Moreman’s Art Day.


Below you will see just a sneak peak of her paintings. She is very talented and this is just her hobby! Jenn and her husband live in Tyler and she is slowly taking over the Tyler area art scene. She has been showcased at several shows in the past months and has several more  scheduled.  Jenn has a passion for animals (especially dogs) and she enjoys painting animals. Most recently she has been asked to do some paintings for the Tyler Rose festival, so you will notice more floral paintings in her portfolio.


If you would like to see more of her amazing work go to:


I would also like to thank Jenn for re-designing my blog. I’m challenged in the blogging template world, but my sweet friend volunteered her free time (which she hasn’t much lately with all of the paintings she did for a recent show) and came up with the new banner. I love it and think it perfectly describes Travis and I! THANK YOU!!!


Greatful Gerbers—my favorite


Celis and the Cows




Texas Rose Festival


Don’t forget:



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My best friend...

Is engaged!!!!

Just moments ago I got a call from my best friend, Erin freeman,
telling me she is engaged!!!

She and her fiancé are in Napa celebrating their 3 year dating
anniversary. After touring a couple of vineyards and sitting down to a
picnic lunch Stephen got down on one knee and asked Erin to be his
wife!!! I am so very happy for these two.

Erin and Stephen are now both big time lawyers in Houston. They met
during their first semester of law school and have been together ever

Stephen makes Erin so happy. Every time she talks about him she can't
help but grin. God has definitely been good to the both of them and I
cannot wait for them to begin their lives together as husband and wife.

I love you guys!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

91 years

Late last night I got the news that my GDad(my moms dad) passed away
and went home to see Jesus and be reunited with the live of his life,

GDad was an amazing man. He lived through the Great Depression,
graduated from Baylor and went on to get his MBA too. That was pretty
unheard of back in his time. He was married to Gram for 60 years
before cancer claimed her life. They had 3 kids and lived most of
their married life in Arizona. They moved to Waco when I was 6. My
brother and I were so fortunate to grow up so close to them. We went
on a lot of fun road trips with them, Gram taught me to cook and sew,
use the computer, taught Trent to do woodworking, etc.

He passed away suddenly, but he told my mom he was ready to "go home." He was always telling some joke or learning some new trick on his computer. He and Gram each had their own computer and would play solitare everyday against each other. He's probably the only 92 year old that used email, and new how to order things off the internet. GDad loved making birthday cards on his computer. He would make them for everybody in his building and for all of our family members.

We will miss him dearly, but know that he is in a better place.

I love you GDad!!!

Visitation will be Monday 6-8pm and the service Tuesday at 1:30 at Wilkerson-Hatch Bailey Funeral home in Waco.

Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Happy birthday

Happy birthday to marci!!!

I hope today has been a wonderful birthday. It is your first with
karlie, so I know it will be extra special.

I can't believe we have known each other for 15 years! It makes me
feel old...I remember thinking how cool you were when you moved to
Waco. You had moved from stockdale and I just thought it was the
neatest thing that you were from the country( I think you even had a
show pig or something like that).

We have some great memories: PALS, volleyball, off campus lunch,
starting to date Kyle, driving your dads corvette, your milk and
cookies, Baylor, claims, Baylor football, etc.

Now I'm living life in the country. Who would have thought?

Happy birthday! Here's to 15 more years of friendship.

Love you!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The jacket

This is my new jacket. Isn't it fun?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Christmas in Cowtown

Over the weekend my mom and I went to Christmas in Cowtown which is put on by the Junior League of Fort Worth. It’s basically an indoor market with hundreds of booths ranging  from children’s clothing, jewelry, clothes, food, washers, toys for kids, pet accessories, Christmas ornaments, etc. Mom and I had never been able to attend before, but I think it will now be a yearly trip. We got some great finds. I got the cutest jacket. It is brown and white cow/zebra print knee length with red buttons. It really is precious. I wish I had a picture, but I can’t find one online. I bought a birthday outfit for Karlie Davis. She’ll be turning one in December. We share Christmas birthdays! We also bought some jewelry, home accessories, and some food for Christmas gifts!


After finding the cute jacket for me, I needed red shoes. I got the most precious red patent leather flats. They are in the above picture.


Friday night we went and saw Nights in Rodanthe. I had read the book by Nicholas Sparks and it was fabulous. I just love the way he writes, but the movie just didn’t capture the story line as well as the book, nor did it really follow the book. I hate it when they stray away from the book!!!


Another movie coming soon to a theater near you is: Marley and Me. If you have not read the book, go get it today! It is such a great book and it just makes me want more dogs! I hope the movie is as good as the book, but after seeing Nights in Rodanthe, I won’t hold too high of expectations for this movie.


The bears were not able to pull out the W against the Sooners, but at least we were able to score AND we scored more points than TCU did against OU last weekend.


I hope everybody has a great week!

Friday, October 3, 2008

My sweet Alli


This blog is dedicated to my sweet friend, Alli Aman.


I had the pleasure of meeting Miss. Alli during our Sophomore year at Baylor in Betsy Willis’ accounting class. We became study buddies with Natalie Todd and even Marci sometimes, too! Alli and I remained friends through the rest of our time at Baylor, but it wasn’t until our victory lap that we became close friends. We pretty much hung out every day (Alli, Jaran, and myself).


It was October of 2004 that we trekked up to Dallas for Alli’s birthday. We had dinner at Chuy’s, got ready at Teresa’s house, and headed out to Pete’s Piano Bar for some birthday fun. Alli decided to invite some of her Baylor friends that graduated on time and were already living in Dallas. One of those folks was Travis Riley. It was that night I met Travis. We hit it off, but he didn’t call me until a year later and we now know the rest is history.


So, with Alli’s birthday coming up here in a few weeks, I felt that it would be appropriate to make a blog just for her!


Alli is now living in Denver doing her sales thing, living in a house she BOUGHT and sharing it with a couple of roommates and her precious basset hound, Zoey. I have yet to visit Alli in Denver, but Travis and I are planning a trip for February to see the place and go skiing! I cannot wait! Alli is a wonderful friend. I’ll admit we have a hard time reaching each other on the phone due to the different time zones, but when we do catch up it’s as if time hasn’t passed!


I get to see Alli next weekend in Houston as she goes home to visit her parents and as I go down for a visit as well.


Alli, thanks for being such a wonderful friend. I am so thankful to have you in my life! I can’t imagine going thru our ‘senior’ year without you!!!



Email Blogging

Sent from my iPhoneI am attempting to write this blog via email. I found a setting (thanks,
Julie!) that allows you to blog via email. This is very helpful since
blogging is blocked from my work computer, Travis has our laptop and
wireless aircard, and my new spiffy IPhone doesn't let me blog

If this post works, then I'll be able to blog a lot more!

Enjoy a picture of my sweet Coon as he was getting ready to take a nap
on Wednesday. Anybody recognize the couch he is laying on????