Thursday, October 29, 2009

Exciting NEWS

Travis and I are proud to announce that we are going to be an Aunt/Uncle!!! Trent and Kourtny are expecting a little nugget. We couldn't be any happier for them and can't wait to welcome a new member to the family. If only Kourt could go a day without feeling nauses or throwing up. Let's hope this morning sickness ends soon--she is miserable, but such a trooper.

Trent and Kourt after the wedding

Trent and I skiing Winter Park the day before his wedding!

Trent and Kourt at Christmas circa 2006 (I think)

Mom and Dad have already picked their Grandparent names and are thrilled beyond belief:

Mom: Su Su

Dad: Jim Daddy

They feel tht anything else sounds 'old'. Ha. I would like to be called Aunt Natty and Travis Uncle T-Rye.

Congrats to Trent and Kourtny on being blessed with sunch a wondeful gift from God. Love you guys so much!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sharing a Blog

The following blog I am about to link you to will bring you through a whirlwind of emotions. It covers the good times and bad times we all encounter in life, but one thing that sticks out so freshly in my mind is this couples complete faith, trust, hope, and LOVE for our amazing God.
If you have a few minutes and a kleenex box (or two) I encourage you to read this blog and take some time to think about the wonderful words this couple was able to write while facing challenges and hurdles that I hope none of us have to face. I can say that this blog has definitely made my relationship with God stronger and even more thankful for the life I have.
Here it is:

Sunday, October 18, 2009

4 weeks old

The litle pups will be 4 weeks old tomorrow, Monday 10-19-09. I can't believe how big they are getting. They had their first taste of formula and puppy food today and seem to be loving this transition. They made a mess eating, but they LOVED it. I can't believe we will see some of these guys go to their new homes in just 2 weeks. It makes me sad, but I love to see other people fall in love with Redbones the way I have.

Here are some new pictures of the pups:

An evening with old friends

Saturday night I got to spend time with 2 of my favorite friends from Baylor, Ryan and Debra. Deb was in town for work, so we met up at Ryan's house to have dinner and play with her 2 precious kids.

It was so great to catch up and talk about our fun times in college and love on Madelyn and Mason. I had a fabulous time and can't wait to do it again.

Next time I'm going to 'kidnap' Ryan and take her to Deb's place in Austin for the weekend...without the kids :)...
My first car ride with a baby...I ordered fajitas and drove them down to Ryan's house...only to find out they neglected to pack the meat.
Ryan trying to get a fussy Mason to take the bottle. He just wanted to be held :)

"Aunt" Deb and Miss. Madelyn in her Elmo PJs

Madelyn 'hamming' it up for the camera. She put beans on her nose :)

Deb holding a super sweet 7 week old, Mason

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Run the Rock

In 58 days I'll be completing my 4th HALF marathon and my brother's 6th HALF.
Meanwhile, my  60 year old dad will be completing his 6th HALF marathon and 1st FULL marathon!!!!
White we come
If you're wondering where Travis will be during the race....standing on the sidelines with mom, Kourtny (sister-in-law), and Trish Raley
I need to be reminded why I started this family tradition?!?!? I think I'm crazy....oh least we celebrate with Campisi's after the race!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Family Pictures

Travis and I met with a fantastic photographer a couple of weeks ago
to take some pictures in the Fort Worth stockyards with our horses.
Some of the pictures are now online and some won't be shown until
Christmas....Riley Christmas card 09 coming soon!

We are very pleased with the way they turned out. You never know when
you're dealing with animals! The horses behaved perfectly and we had a
great time prancing around Cowtown.

We closed out the session with dinner at Joe T Garcias.

To see more of the pictures, go here:

If you live in the DFW area, I highly recommend Lindsey. She is does
an excellent job and is very easy to work with AND affordable!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Deer Season

You know it’s deer season when your husband has a new deer feeder IN your living room. That’s right friends, hubs purchased another feeder and he assembled it inside the house and now it’s waiting to be taken to its new home…outside….hopefully sooner rather than later.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Cakes, Cakes, and more Cakes

I just want to take a minute to showcase one of my friend's talents. One of my co-workers introduced me to this amazingly talented gal...seriously. Just look at these cakes AND they taste d-lish!
This girl, Ashleigh Foster, has been blessed with the ability to make fabulous cakes from scratch (with her own recipes) and decorate a beautiful cake. I have used her twice now and have just been in awe of what she can do and the low prices she charges. If you live in the Dallas area and are in need of a cake or cupcakes, please get in touch with the supremely talented Ashleigh Foster at:
Bet ya' wouldn't guess that she is only 23 and makes these cakes out of her kitchen in her home...just a regular ole' kitchen like we all have! Can you say talented?