Sunday, August 29, 2010

Virginia Trip

At the beginning of July two of my really close college friends, Lisa and Diana, and I went to go visit our close friend Faith in Virginia. She has lived in Virgina almost 2 yrs now and we had yet to visit her, so we took a trip. We had a great time of touring Charlottesville, Virginia, hiking, wine tasting at the vineyards, and touring Washington. All in all, a good trip. :)

It was my first time to be away from Neela for 5 days! It was really hard, but good for me in the end. I was able to let loose a little, spend quality time with friends, and get a little extra reading in. :) But I was definitely ready to be back home with my little girl and my man.

Virginia is full of beautiful vineyards! We went wine tasting to 3 different vineyards. It was so fun! Of course Faith, the preggo girl, was unable to participate. :) We did wine tasting at Jefferson's vineyard, Dave Matthew's vineyard, and a really nice place that served their wine like this:

We had a fun hike at the Shenandoah National Park. It was so beautiful! We were attempting to hike to a waterfall, but it turns out the waterfall went dry. :( but we had a great workout!

See all the beauty behind me!

As beautiful as Virginia is, Texas still has bigger desserts. :)

The last day we toured Washington and stayed the night there. I am not a huge history buff, but I really enjoyed all the history found in Washington. It makes me proud to be an American. :)

Here are a few pics:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Welcome Home

Below is a blog from a Wive's Tips blog on tips about loving your husbands.


Welcome Home
Filed under: acts of service — The Generous Wife

Make your husband's transition from work to home as peaceful and nice as possible. Maybe take a little time to tidy up the living room or put on a fresh blouse. Give your kids a little bit of attention, so that they don't rush dad the minute he walks in the door. Turn off the TV and put on some soft music. Do whatever will make you and your home a welcome respite after a long day at work.
A prudent wife is from the Lord. Proverbs 19:14b NAS
(prudence: cautious practical wisdom; good judgement; careful forethought; discretion)

Be generous! Lori

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2010 4th of July

It's funny how your life changes SO much when you have a baby. I know I say this often but it is so true.

We had a very laid back 4th celebration this year.
We went to church, came home and took naps, I went an laid out by the pool for an hour, ate dinner, and by this time Neela was sleepy for bedtime so we did our nightly routine and she was off to bed. This meant no fireworks.

So Tim and I compromised by vegging in front of the tv and watched the entire movie of Braveheart. No fireworks this year, but maybe next year. :)


Neela lookin super cute in her 4ht of July outfit. :)

Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tim's Birthday!

July 9th was Tim's birthday!! We had such a good time celebrating his life and all the awesomeness that he is. :) We had dinner at Gloria's Restaurant at the Domain.

Family picture for the night!

Tim had a good time with his close friends and partying it up! :)

Our friends Marshall and Shannon and fam came from Sugarland to visit and came with us to celebrate. We have had the privelege of seeing them twice this summer! We always have such a blast with these folks and wish they lived closer. :)

Shannon and I had a few bonding moments this night. :)

Neela found a friend in Noah. (Marshall and Shannon's little boy)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!!

My mother celebrated her 60th birthday on July 5th. What a sweet, fab mother I have. I am so thankful for the example she is to me of being a mother.

I was just talking to Tim the other day about my childhood. Don't get me wrong, my parents are not perfect, but they did try to be Godly, loving parents and I am so thankful. I remember coming home from school daily and my mom always had a snack out for us on the table. I'm not talking about just chips from a bag or something pre-packaged. I'm talkin about rice krispy treats, or full sandwiches, a fruit or veggie tray, etc. We did not go hungry in our home. :) And the cool part was, we were always welcome to invite any and as many friends over as we wanted. My parents loved having people over, letting them stay as long as they wanted, and eating as much as they wanted.:)

Also, we had bible study/prayer time as a family. I was not a big fan of it as a kid because it would be late or I would just be tire or just not interested, but God was working. I was shown so much scripture. And we sang hymns that to this day when I hear "Old Rugged Cross", "What a friend we have in Jesus" or I'll fly away" I am always taken back to this time.

Thanks for being a fab mom! love you!


Ok, so I have totally been just plain lazy at blogging these last few months. I have a few blogs that are half written from April! I need to get on those and complete them. :)
Just wanted to write this to keep myself accountable. :)

Hope everyone is having a fab night.

Just a verse I am currently meditating on:

"Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22,23

Wow, I am just reminded and filled with joy as I think about this verse. I am thankful knowing my Savior who's love is SO GREAT and his compassion never fails in good, hard, or lazy times. :) He is sweetly drawing me to know Him more and giving me a love for others in my life. Sweet Lord knows what I need.

Night to all!