Friday, June 25, 2010

Giveaway Winner and Vacation pics!

I thought I would share my TOP 3
favorite pictures and want to
thank you ladies in advance for
sharing your
special moment with me.
this past spring break we had a houston staycation. it just proved to us that it doesn't matter where ya go or what ya do, as long as you are having fun together. we each got a city pass and hit some fun houston spots.

We just got back yesterday from an amazing trip to Alaska! We went with my parents on a Holland America cruise through the inside passage of alaska and stopped at 4 great ports. This was while we were cruising through Glacier Bay. I felt so fortunate to not only go to alaska, but spend this time with my family seeing God's creation. It was our first real vacation as a family of 3, but got to experience this with my parents. I hope to one day go back so my son can see it and remember it, rather than just look at the pictures, but if we never get that chance I hope he can look back and see the beauty in the many pictures we took


And the WINNER is below. Thank you Kari for sharing something so special with me! I will get your gift card to you ASAP!
This is the last family vacation we went on before my dad passed away. He had throat cancer and could not eat, therefore, he was on a feeding tube the last five months of his life. It’s my mom and dad at The Lady and Sons restaurant…the reason we chose to go to Savannah, GA for vacation that summer… I will never forget this picture… It shows my dad happy and I know that he was able to actually eat food while we were on this trip…


Monday, June 21, 2010

I Love Vacations and a Giveaway!

To celebrate summertime and family vacations I want you to send me a picture from one of your family vacations with a short explanation of something wonderful that happened on that vacation! An "aha" moment maybe, or something extra special to your heart about that time.
An Example of what I am looking for is below:

*I will never forget the first time I saw the Statue of Liberty and how it took my breath away. To share that moment with my 11 year old daughter will stay in my heart forever.
Julie, From Crosby, TX

Please submit one picture
and your explanation to me at

I need all entries by Thursday afternoon at 5:00 P.M. Central Time and Will Submit them all and the winner on Friday morning! 

Goodluck and the winner gets a
$50 itunes card to download some
sweet summer sounds!

This is Me, Then

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Boston and New York

I will be back next week with some awesome blogs
and a
SUMMER Giveaway!

But until then I will be walking around one of my favorite cities ever and one that I am sure will become one of my fav's!

Boston and New York City,
here I come!
This is Me, Then.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Favorite Wedding Pics!

My Brother Got Married at the
end of April and
I thought I would share a
few of my
favorite pics!

More to come tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I Promise I am Still Here!

I promise I am still here and alive!  HA!  I have been SUPER busy these past few weeks with school ending for me and two kids. Also, slumber parties, a quick trip to our deer lease, everyone getting sick, stress, stress and more stress!  But I did manage to start going to a Bible Study with my Sister in Law and I am loving it! 

I thought I would go over my May goals and hope to post some "summer" ones soon!

May Goals:


read a new book

date night with hubby

start swimming with the kids

hit Kemah Boardwalk for the day


do an "at-home" project once a week and blog

make mother's day cards out of all my cardstock and goodies instead of buying

water all my plants every evening while the kids play

plant some wild flowers on the front fence


organize my closet

finish my side of the office

clean out my car and get it detailed

organize Tay's room once and for all!


make one new recipe a week

hit the farmers market when possible

blog one organic recipe a week

no eating in the car


rejoin the gym done

hit the gym or walk at home 4-5 days a week

take the kids on a walk once a week

lose 10 lbs in MAY! (lost 5)

make a "heart healthy" recipe for my dad once a week and send it home with my brother!

volunteer at my daughter's school for park and field day

*Well, it looks like I will be moving these "not done" goals to my summer list, but I didn't do too bad!  Its a start!

This is Me, Then.