“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

-Maya Angelou

Friday, May 6, 2011

All Aboard!

Last weekend, we finished celebrating Austin's 30th birthday (this kid had the longest bday celebration ever) with a trolley crawl on McKinney Ave. First a surprise Vegas trip, then a surprise "booze trolley". (Mike coined the term because "booze cruise" doesn't quite fit) What a blast!

Here are the koozies I had made. Yes, that ridiculous picture is real. It was taken for their 21st birthday and I just had to re-use it for their 30th. They have been celebrating their birthdays together since I can remember.

My sweet friends, Jenny and Caroline
Our travel buddies, The Loves and The Gipsons (missed you Gwen)

Birthday boy hoppin' back on the trolley

Hold on!

We'll use this for their 40th birthday koozies

Thanks for a great ride Guy the Trolley Guy

Headed over to the Gingerman afterwards

At the end of the night, we stayed at the amazing Hotel Zaza and then had breakfast the next day at our fav spot, Lucky's Diner on Oaklawn.

The month of April was so much fun! Don't know if May can top it. Looking forward to celebrating school being over, Stacey's baby girl, the season premiere of SYTYCD and the start of Cool Thursday concerts at the Arboreteum again. Woo hoo! I love this time of year!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Hero

A face only a mother could love

Many of you have met my crazy dog Harley. I got him at Petsmart for a whopping $25. 5 years later he has cost me thousands of dollars in vet bills, ruined shoes, pet deposits, and of course medical bills in the infamous "biting the kid's butt" incident. Well, now all I can say is "thank God for Harley".

Harley stayed at my parents Saturday night while we were celebrating Austin's bday. Harley started going crazy in the middle of the night crying and barking and, in the word's of my mother, she was ready to "kill that dog". She went to let him out and didn't find him standing near the door and followed his cries and barks to the bathroom where she found Harley standing over my dad who collapsed on the bathroom floor.

Bob is currently in the hospital and we are hoping to have him home tomorrow. He has a lung infection and there are some heart concerns but the doctor said he should recover soon. People always give me such a hard time about this dog, but it is so incredible how intuitive and protective Harley can be. Harley was at the right place at the right time. My little Lassie! This little guy gets an ice cream cone!

Prayers for Bob please! We'll take all we can get. So thankful for God's healing power and for man's best friend.