Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Walk Though The Chapel

Last weekend we took the Bride and Groom along with the Brides Mother to check out the wedding chapel. It was a beautiful day for pictures
sooo here you go.
The view is stunning!!!
The wedding is at 6:00 in the evening
The chapel will be lite up by gas lights and candles
They are rehearsing ringing the bell to announce to the world they have been united in marriage

The Bride and Mother of the Bride

What a sweet couple

Alright brake it up...Moms behind the camera

Sunday, September 21, 2008

What We Did With Our Saturday

Saturdays outing was all about the Food!
We invited our Son and Fiance to the
Pecan Street Festival last night.
We love people watching and all of the

arts and crafts.

Here's what we sawThe Men started on the Kettle Corn as soon as we got thereThe Mommy To Be went straight for the good stuff

Pizza!!Remember how great everything tasted when you where PG?

Now for something sweet....Italian Gelato

Hay..... Its healthy for you!!!

There was alot of interesting music

Great Shops

More Good Food

And more Food!

Okay...this is my sons stink eye...some weirdo is talking to his women

I did manage to get into one of the pictures

This is sooo funny... But The Mommy be has a reputation of falling and tripping very easily sooo this is Josh's way of keeping an eye on her.

I guess you could say she has her own "personal guard"

We ended our evening at IHOP.... you know just in case we dont get breakfast in the morning

Homecoming Dance

Homecoming 2008
I had a little time today so I thought I would share some pic of the Homecoming Dance
Sense I wasn't allowed to go on the date with the Baby and his date ... all I have is the before pictures to show....
hope you enjoy

His dates dress is red so he wanted to match
Beautiful corsage and boutonniere

My Son the romantic
12 long stem roses


Friday, September 19, 2008

Homecoming Night

The Knights had their Homecoming game tonight

We won!!
The score 56 to 0
This was before the game at the Pep rally

My Son the Knight

The other women...

Just kidding Ashley is a very sweet and pretty girl

There is a line of beautiful girls just waiting to set next to the Knight

The Super Heroes in blue

Best Friends

Calum and Zach

Congratulations Knights!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I cant believe its been this long since I've blogged.
Its been very crazy around here. Last week was all about getting
ready for the storm.
Good news..we were spared any damage.
This week I have been very busy at work...
most of my clients at the beauty shop where evacuees from Houston , Beaumont, and Galveston Texas.
These poor people weren't as lucky as us.
They are just waiting for the news to see if they have a home to go back to.
I feel so blessed.
On another note....
Today is my day at home to do laundry...ironing...
clean bathrooms...and try to fit in a nap somewhere.
I cannot shake the feeling that I'm living some one elses life.
Six months ago I was packing and wondering what it was going to
feel like to live some where else.
I was worried that I would be lonely and bored or scared.
Well the only thing I was wrong about is...
I'm not bored.
I still get very home sick for my old life.
I miss my best friend Kim and our morning walks and coffee.
I get really home sick for my Mom and our long talks on the phone
and last minuet launches.
It is true about "life in the big city" its fast pase.
I work on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday ....
by Wednesday night I'm beat.
Donnie usually cooks on the nights I work and I do the cleaning.
The Baby has a really busy social life so he is almost never home before 8:30. Thursday is my cleaning day and Friday is shopping and running around day. Its really quite around the house during the week without all the boys and their friends hanging around. Maybe that's where the loneliness stems from. I miss the kids and all the noise. I use to be the Mom that couldn't cook fast enough ,clean enough, or get to practice fast enough.
Now I'm just Julia.
I miss being the Go To Person in the family.
The best friend...The dependable daughter...The club mom...
The pampering wife...Personal stylist...
Will I'm still all these things just on a much smaller scale.
I should set back and enjoy the freedom right?
Not me ...
I cryed last night because I missed my boys soooo much.
Silly me....I know that if I don't hear from him
that just means he is doing Okay ...right?
When I call the Graduate on the phone....
the most I get out of him is "sorry Mom I'm really busy can I call you later?"
He sounds really happy and life is great for him right now.
My youngest boy loves his new school and he is Mr. Popularity...
this is Homecoming week at school and the Baby (youngest Son) hasn't been home before 9:00 all week.He has a date for the
Homecoming dinner and dance on Saturday.
I ask if I could go ...
He just smiled at me and said"I'm Okay Mom.. I can do this all by my self"
Part of me is so happy that he is making friends and having the time of his life the other part of me wants to set in the font set between the Baby and His date Saturday night.
Shame on me. right?
I laugh at myself...
but I really do want to go with him on his date.
The oldest Son and his future wife have alot on their plates...
with School, work, and the wedding.
My sweet DH was actually petting me like a little puppy last night
while I cryed. I could feel him laughing at me when he said
" we still have one boy at home".
My dear husband is not having the same reaction to our new life style as I am. He is loving it ... not having to share me with anyone.
I actuary went to a class last night with him to become a Security Officer.
Yes me!
Learning how to pat down concert goers and crowd control. Can you see me in the middle of a mosh pit trying to brake up a fight in the middle of a wild concert crowd?
I cry when I brake a nail.
This is even worse than when I took the motorcycle class
and nearly ran over the instructor.
Let me explain .. My 3 in. heal got stuck in the brake . LOL


I have one thing that can get me out of this Pity Party.
I'm going tell you a little secret...
Just between you and me

I'm going to be a GRANDMA!!!

Yes my SWEET OLDEST SON is going to be a Daddy.
I am sooooo excited about the new life to come into my world.
I now have a new roll to play and its just what I prayed for.
I didn't know that I actually prayed for this baby...
I asked God to please give me a new roll to play before my last baby left the nest...
I just couldn't see my self as a empty nester.
Thank You God!!
Here is a picture of the most beautiful
9 week old unborn Grandchild I've ever seen.

Ya Me!


Sunday, September 7, 2008


I have wonderful news to share with all of you ....my friends.
Our oldest son Joshua has asked Leigh, his girlfriend to marry him.
We had a family dinner today and before we began to eat ...right before the prey. Joshua got down on one knee and took Leigh's hand pledging his love and faith in their further together.

She said Yes Yes Yes!!
The rest of the afternoon was all about the wedding of course.

The men sat out side watching the game on tv while us girls where giggling and crying over all the plans. The date has been set for November 20. 2008.
We don't have a lot of time to plan and there is so much to do and sooooo little money. LOL
We feel so blessed to make Leigh apart of our family.
We have picked the place and time. The wedding colors are agreed on and the list making has begun.
This is the chosen Chapel
Please take the time to visit their web page
it is a beautiful place

This is the out door chapel over looking the

Hill Country of Austin Texas

Dulcinea's bell tower houses a 28-inch Meneeley bronze church bell cast in Troy, New York, in 1882. The 160 year-old oak door leading into the bell tower(above) is 10 and 1/2 feet tall and is opened following the second "I do."The newly joined couple then pulls the rope together to announce their union to the world.

I get goose bumps just thinking about itThe reception hall is a short walk thought the garden

I'm so excited!!

I'm so happy for my sweet Son and future Daughter In-Law


Josh and Leigh