Friday, December 23, 2011

We are visiting Gary's parents. For Christmas, we bought his dad an HD TV. We asked his mom to pick out a stand that would hold the new tv, so she picked out a decent-looking one in a box from Wal-Mart.

Upon opening the box, the first thing that came out was a BRICK! Actually, it was a broken pacer. That was our first clue. Next, out came a piece of sheetrock! When we finally got a piece of wood out, it was obvious that this was not the same piece of furniture that was pictured on the box.

The board had nails sticking out of it, and had water rings on it. It had gouges and scratches, and paint spilled on it. It appears that someone bought the furniture, broke down their old crappy furniture, crammed a few pieces into the box, and added enough weight so it felt legit. I have no idea how they taped the box back up so well, because you could not tell anything from the outside.

Gary, his brother, and his mom have replaced it the best they could in the box, and headed back to Wal-Mart. I'm eager to hear what the employees have to say about that!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Garrett Anderson Needham
Monday, August 1, 2011
10:04 pm
9 lbs 8 oz

Doing beautifully!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Maternity Pics

Megan and I had maternity pictures taken this morning. This is a sneak peek of one. I can't wait to see the rest! I'm 33 weeks, and she's 28 week.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Oh Baby!

We are expecting our second baby! I'm due 8-8-11, but my doctor will induce two weeks early. Since I've been diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome, I have to give myself heparin shots daily. It's getting easier, but it still isn't fun. My belly displays a new bruise daily, but I know it's worth it!

I had my second doctor's appointment yesterday, and everything looked really good. I will have a sonogram every time i go. It was so reassuring to see a baby on that screen!

Kate is very excited, of course! We're trying to figure out the bedroom situation, but we've got some time to sort that out.

Friday, August 06, 2010


We are finally home. In the last two months, we have been gone for a total of 37 days! We went on a cruise for our 10th anniversary in June. We flew to LA and spent a few days doing Hollywood things. Then we took a 7-day cruise to Puerta Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas. We had a wonderful time, and can't wait for our next cruise. When we got back, we spent a few days around the Santa Monica area, and were in the audience on Jay Leno!

In June, we did our typical Abilene/Lubbock/Durango trip. We just spent one night in Abilene, and went to a fantastic fireworks show at a friend's ranch. We spent a week in Lubbock, while Gary taught at the Texas Tech music camp. Then we left Kate there with Dad and Jean, and went to Durango while Gary taught at Music in the Mountains. He had to stay for two weeks, but I just stayed for one. I brought Kate home from Lubbock and we had a week at home.

My mom, Kate, and I then did a girls' week in New York to visit my sister. We hadn't been there since her wedding in April 2009. We had a great time with Megan and Ben, and they were wonderful hosts. We rode the Staten Island ferry, visited the Lego store and Times Square Toys'R'Us, saw the musical Billy Elliot, spent time with my cousin and his family, played skee-ball at a bar, went to the beach, and rode the rides at Coney Island. Whew! No wonder I'm tired!

We were home less than 24 hours when we packed up for an overnight trip to Great Wolf Lodge. We surprised Kate with the trip, and she loved it! We went with Gary's and his family, and the kids all had a wonderful time.

So now we are back home, and have to start thinking about school. We both have a few meetings next week, and then start back full-time on the 16th. We begin school on the 23rd. Kate will start kindergarten, and she is so excited! She's in a dual-language program, where one day of instruction will be in English, and the next day will be in Spanish. I can't wait for her to be able to teach me some more Spanish!

Kate is also on an invitation-only dance team called Tiny Company. They get to perform at various parades and fairs around town, so that will be something to look forward to. Big things are happening this year!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Testing 1-2-3

I'm trying the Blogger app. We'll see if this works.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

101 Dalmations

We went to see the play 101 Dalmations today. We had a great time, and our little Dalmation really enjoyed it!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here is my Ariel. The bear is part of a class project for pre-school. Each student gets to take him home for a weekend and then take pictures and journal about his time with them, like Flat Stanley. Anyway, he went dressed as Ariel too!

Friday, October 23, 2009

They're Baa-aaack!!

I am going to pick up Megan and Ben at the airport this afternoon! I am so excited to see them. We haven't seen them since their wedding in April.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fashion Show

I just had to post a few pics of Kate modeling a new outfit.