Thursday, September 25, 2008


I have lots to post about, but no time. For now, just enjoy a sweet picture of my sweet girls that I took a couple of nights ago. I just love them.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Smarty Pants...

So, I just had my Gmail open and Kaitlyn said she was going to check on her Webkinz. About 5 minutes later, she asks me to come "see her email." Interesting.... here is what I found.

This is an email that she wrote to James.

Subject: the is kaitlyn saeg i am so mad (this is Kaitlyn saying I am so mad)

Email: i am so mad at mi mom fo not let eg me tac off the cusins love kaitlyn (I am so mad at my mom for not letting me take off the cushions. love kaitlyn)

That would be the cushions to the couch she is referring to. I am such a mean mom.

Monday, September 08, 2008


(for all of you without Google Reader, there is another post below about my special mom!)


My best friend from college, Meredith sent me the greatest present for my birthday. A plane ticket to go visit her in TENNESSEE!!! I have seriously been counting down the days since July. I left on Thursday and got back yesterday. We had an absolute BLAST. I haven't laughed that much in a looooooong time. It was so great to see her - it had been about 2 years. Let me just recap what she had planned....

THURSDAY NIGHT: I got into Nashvegas pretty late that night. After we pretty much attacked each other in the airport, we headed back to her BEAUTIFUL house to veg out. We stayed up late eating and talking and then it was off to bed so that our weekend of fun could begin!

her gorgeous house...

view from the back porch...

FRIDAY: I got to sleep until 8:30!!! That is super late for me. We took our time getting ready and went into town for some fun shopping at the cutest stores ever. Then she took me to eat at a really cute cafe called Puffy Muffin. SO GOOD. For dessert, we went to this place called GiGi's that had the biggest cupcakes you have ever seen. The icing was like 7 inches tall. Y.U.M. From there she had set up massages and facials for us - which were amazing. Two hours of being pampered is good for anyone, but we REALLY enjoyed it. After that we hit Target to get a few essentials. We bought the movie "What Happens in Vegas" to watch that afternoon. It was hilarious. After watching the movie, eating Twizzlers and Hot Tamales it was time to hit the town for a fashionably late dinner. We went to this awesome restaurant called J. Alexanders. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman eat there all the time..too bad we didn't run into them! The food was to die for, and the best part was Mere knew the manager, and he totally took care of the bill. Thank you! We headed back to the house and watched a few episodes of The Office and then off to bed to rest up for another fun day!

at j. alexanders....

SATURDAY: This was supposed to be a restful day, but MJC doesn't know how to do that. We were, however, pretty lazy that morning. Then she suggested that we go walking. Okay, sure! I didn't know it was a freaking 6 mile trail! BUT.. the trail was so beautiful it truly did not seem like we walked that much. I love the beauty of Tennessee. After our walk, we headed back to the house for my first wake boarding experience. They live right on a lake with an awesome boat. Mere and I took the boat out so she could teach me how to wake board. How hard can it be right? Ummm, hard. It took me about 10 times to even get up, and once I got up I could only stay there for about 10 seconds. Okay, let's be real. 5 seconds. It was fun though! I wish I had longer to practice! That night we put on our comfy clothes and headed to the Drive-In movie to see "House Bunny" (do NOT waste your money on this one) and "Dark Knight" (VERY good). This was my first time to a Drive In and I loved it! We had a blast! I'm pretty sure we ate an entire pizza and a funnel cake. Oh, and some peanut M&M's. Y.E.S. That 6 mile walk went right out the window. Anyway, we had a blast and didn't get back to her house until almost 1:00AM.

out on the water... only 2 girls on a boat = dangerous!

after wake boarding...

we got so lost on the way to the drive- in, we asked this random guy for directions, and all he cared about was showing us some deer on the side of the road..

so we like to eat. so?

SUNDAY: Our fun weekend was coming to a close.... We watched a few more episodes of The Office before heading to church (where I got to meet one of Carrie Underwood's songwriters), and then to lunch at Opry Mills mall, followed by a little more shopping and then off to the airport.

i love you meredith! i had sooo much fun!!!

Happy Birthday Mom!

I am super late in posting this blog! We had a great time celebrating my Mom's 50th birthday last weekend in Lubbock. My dad went all out and planned a really fun party for her. He invited all of our family and their closest friends to a dinner out in their backyard. He hired a chef (a family friend) to cook and cater the meal, and it was wonderful! The weather was perfect, the company was a blast, and it was so great to get to celebrate the greatest mom/Mamaw ever.

Mom and Dad

The fabulous chef and his wife.. and Kaitlyn

A great group of friends and family..

Kaitlyn has been obsessed with climbing trees lately. My dad built her a little platform to stand on and rails to hang onto. He even had breakfast up there with her! She LOVES her new little place to hang out.

Testing the remote control boat out on the pond...

Grandmama (my grandmother) Cora and Claire...

The newlyweds!

In case you were wondering how a snail reproduces...

It just lays a bunch of eggs and keeps on moving!

Happy Birthday Mom! We all love you very much and had a blast celebrating with you!!