Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Giddy-up, Army!

If you come across a sweet puppy taking a nap in the shade, the best thing to do is to climb on for a ride.
The puppy will likely wake up. Do not be alarmed. Just hold on.
The puppy may not want to take you for a ride around the yard. This will probably lead to him standing up and bucking you from your comfortable seated position.
This is only a minor set back. Just pin the puppy down…
… and climb right back on. This is not the time to give up and quit. Your backyard riding tour is just moments away.
Unless this happens. If the puppy rolls over, you must abort your mission immediately. It is impossible to ride an upside down puppy. Just scratch his belly instead. If you’re lucky, he’ll fall back asleep and you can start over.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Congrats to Kel-Bel

This weekend one of my bestest and oldest friends got married in Dallas. Brian, Ben & I all made the trip up I-35 to celebrate Kelly & Justin’s big day. The festivities kicked off with a yummy bridesmaids brunch on Friday. Brian dropped me off and then headed to the hotel to check-in. I spent the rest of the day with the girls (we hit up a salon for pedicures) while Bri met up Grammy to drop Ben off with her for the weekend.


Later that evening was the rehearsal dinner, which I have zero pictures of. On Saturday I was able to spend most of the day with Kelly again. We hung out in Janet & Steve’s room for a while, then had our hair & make-up done together with all the other girls, then headed to the church. Here’s pretty Kelly Belly waiting to put her dress on.


Pre-wedding pictures – it was a really pretty day.


The beautiful Whiteside sisters – Kristen, Kelly & Kim. Now they ALL have new last names.


Mr. & Mrs. Smith looked pretty smitten during their first dance. :)


I had a ton of fun with these girls. :)


The festivities doubled as a couple’s weekend away with this handsome fella.

We don’t get away much, so we were a bit giddy.


I’m so happy for Kelly & Justin! It was such a fun weekend celebrating one of my favorite people.


Since Ben missed the party, we brought him by to say “hi” before we headed home. Thanks for a great weekend, Kel! Enjoy married life! We love you!


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

‘Hawk Watch 2008

We let Ben’s Mohawk grow out during the winter months (figuring extra coverage = warmer head), but Spring is here and it’s time to bring it back!
A Mohawk can make you look really tough… especially when you pair it with a brush burn on your forehead. Don’t mess with this guy!
However, if your little guy is a sweetie to begin with, a Mohawk won’t change things. Ben demonstrates that he’ll never be too cool to plant wild flowers with his Daddy…
… or to share Cheerios with his puppy…
… or to sit in the lap of a sweet baby-sitter. This is “More Liz”. In our lives we have Liz (Tanner’s Mom) and “More Liz” (one of our wonderful babysitters).
Ben likes to keep things clear.
We also found, this time around, that sometimes you have to take the ‘Hawk up a notch. Sometimes it’s not enough to just have a strip of hair sticking up down the middle of your head.
Sometimes you need to paint that hair red.