Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What's Up?

Wow, so much has been going on I just don't know where to start. I have a million things I want to blog about however my camera is never with me to upload pictures when I find the time to blog and I hate posting without pictures. Oh well, pictures coming soon!

May was a very busy, but incredibly fun month! With all the birthday's, Mother's Day, and trips we have some very special memories I will forever cherish.

With my Sister Natalie's birthday, my Grandpa's birthday, my birthday and Mother's Day all falling on the same weekend we always have a lot to celebrate. This year Mom and Dad rented out the Wine Room at Papadauex and we had a fabulous time together. My Grandmother Daphine (my Dad's Mom...she never wanted to be called Grandma or any silly name) left me her beloved diamond ring. I have worn it a couple of times over the years and finally decided I wanted to do something with the diamond so that I could wear it daily. My Mom designed the most beautiful ring and she and Dad gave it to me on my birthday. I absolutely love it and know Daphine would be proud.

This year, Conner's Nanny Alicia took him to Target to pick out my gift. Conner decided I needed a snow cone machine and labored over the flavor I would like best. It was so incredibly awesome to see my proud little man present me with this gift. Conner's Dad and I always take Conner to get gifts for the other parent as well and he picked out a Kuerig coffee maker and I dearly love it. The best part is that Conner makes me a cup most mornings and brings me coffee in bed. My Son can be such a sweetheart when he wants to be.

BMC gave me 4 Diamond Seat Astros tickets for Mother's Day. I brought my Dad, Conner and Zach (Conner's 1/2 brother). We were seated in the first row behind home plate and were able to get some autographs. It was so awesome to see how close Conner and Zach are. The two of them together are hysterical. Conner looks up to Zach and their relationship makes me incredibly happy. I have some great pictures to post later.

BMC also treated me and a guest to a vacation in Maui, Hawaii at the Ritz Carlton!!! I brought my Mom and we had a fabulous time. We were princesses for 6 days with room service, entertainment, massages, facials, body scrubs, etc. Unfortunately, reality was waiting for us back at home!

Next week Conner, Dad and I are headed to California. We're staying here and are going to Lego Land, The San Diego Zoo, Knottsberry Farm and who knows where else. We will also meet up with my aunt, uncle and cousins who live in Laguna Beach. Conner's excited to finally go to "a real beach!" I'm excited to have a few days off work and have the opportunity to spend time with just Conner and Dad.

Speaking of Dad, he spent the night last night and taught Conner a new game called "Left, Right, and Center." We had so much fun playing with "real money" and plan to continue our world championship on our vacation. I can't wait for Angie to learn it as she's a horrible loser!!!! LOL.

Angie and her boyfriend Chris were confirmed into the Catholic church last weekend and we finally got the two families together afterwards for a wonderful dinner. Our families were like 2 peas in a pod. I look forward to spending more time with them and getting to know the Avery clan.

Natalie has finished teaching for the year and looking forward to a restful summer! I must say I'm envious. I'm hoping she'll be able to join Conner and his nanny for some fun times together.

Sadly, last week our friend John had a heart attack at age 39. I met John and his wife Holly through my Dad about 6 years ago. He's the picture of perfect health, works out daily, and is a coach at Spring Branch Elementary School. He's still in critical condition and we pray for his recovery. The family has started a blog which can be accessed by clicking here.

Life is fragile and precious with very little certainties. Things can change in an instant. I'm so fortunate to have a wonderful and close family and amazing friends to call on. I love you all.