Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bluebonnets in the Spring!

Is this not beautiful?!?!
They were so tall, Vito had to JUMP through them! It was hilarious! This is him in the process of jumping - I was cracking up. He looked like a little kangaroo!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Karys – What you doing, Ro-Ro?
Rachel – Drying my clothes.
Karys – Why?
Rachel – Because I washed them.
Karys – Why?
Rachel – Because they were dirty.
Karys – Why?
Rachel – Because I wore them.
Karys – Why?
Rachel – Because I have to wear clothes.
Karys – (her matter-of-fact face) Because you can’t walk around naked. See my cute outfit?
Rachel – (cracking up) Oh my gosh I love you!!

Monday, April 12, 2010


I have been pretty busy when it comes to books lately… I was given a GC to Katy Budget Books from Emily for my birthday which I used to purchase the first book in The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith. I love the new TV series and really liked the True Blood Book Series as well, so I thought I would be just as impressed with the Vampire Diaries… honestly, the first one was good – but after that, I only read them because I bought them. They just became too weird and too fake for me (yes, I realize I am saying that about a vampire series). It just was not what I was expecting, and I was severely disappointed…After finishing that series, I wanted something more happy, up-beat, and girly. My best friend, Kara, recommended A Total Waste of Make-up by Kim Gruenenfelder. I really enjoyed this book… all the way until the ending. I was hoping the ending was going to have a little bit of a twist to it, but I still really liked the book. It was a fun read!I am currently trying another Nicholas Sparks book that was recommended to me; however I am very leery of it because he always writes the most tragic stories! I hope this one will have a happy ending… I'll let you know how it goes...

Joe introduced me to Audio books. I didn’t know how I would like them, so he let me borrow one of his called Act of Treason by Vince Flynn. I LOVED it!! It wasn’t my typical book whatsoever as I tend to go towards love stories, vampire novels, girly romance type books and this was a novel over political conspiracy. I googled the author and found out Act of Treason was in the middle of a 10 book series! I listened to the first one in the series, Transfer of Power, and I am currently on the second novel called The Third Option. I am totally hooked on audio books for drives – I listen to them to and from work and on my drives to visit Joe. I am not too thrilled that audio books are so expensive because I can finish them so much faster, but they help with the drives tremendously!

I feel like I am constantly reading (or listening) to books, but I love it. I don’t think I would ever read the Vince Flynn novels just because they aren’t my type of books, but they are great stories and its nice being able to discuss the books with Joe, since he has read and listened to them.

What are you guys reading?? Anyone else like audio books?? I love all the recommendations!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Great Strides 2010

Please help me raise money for the Great Strides CF Walk, I am participating in.
Every penny helps!
Your money will go towards finding a cure for the devestating disease CF, Cystic Fibrosis. My friend Cara has this disease and is the team leader of the group I am walking with, CARA'S CORPS.

CLICK HERE if you would like to donate! Thank you to everyone who is helping out for this cause!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Easter Sunday with my Cousins!!!
Today is a very special day... It's Vito's 6th Birthday!!
Happy Birthday Sweetie!!!