Thursday, November 27, 2008

Truly Blessed

I knew I hadn't blogged in a long time, but I didn't think almost a month had gone by since my last post. Sometimes I feel like that our days are so routine that there is just nothing to write about, and anyway, who wants to read about our boring life? It was today, while my mom and brother entertained my children so that I could make the new header, that I realized that "boring" is not always a bad thing!

Things that I am thankful for today, in no particular order:

*my husband and his sense of humor

*my kids, who teach me so much on a daily basis

*my mom, dad and brother: the best of each!

*our health (although Sam just had surgery for a hernia, we are all healthy, which is a true blessing that I take for granted sometimes)

*that I am able to stay home with our children, and that Sam has a good job in these tough times



There are so many more things, but it would take me too long to write them all down, so I will stop here.

We had such a fun "Turkey Day" today! Although it was just my mom, brother and the four of us, it was perfect. We had plenty of time to play and relax (we didn't even get out of our pajamas), and the food was wonderful. Of course, I missed my dad so much (he had to stay in Rome for some meetings), but it won't be long until we get to meet him in NYC!!! The countdown in on!

Happy Thanksgiving!


I just noticed that Rebecca tagged me for this questionnaire, and I decided to answer it since 1)I haven't blogged in a long time and 2)I am just sitting here watching the Aggies get creamed by the Longhorns.

Everything you wanted...and didn't know about Sam!

1. Where did you meet?

We met in 7th grade, at the end of the year, on the way home from a band trip to some amusement park.

2. How long did you date?

Humm, let's do the math: from October 19, 1994 - December 29, 2001. We broke up after we graduated from high school, but we still spoke on the phone almost every day. No matter what I did, I just couldn't get rid of him! :)

3. How long have we been married?

It will be 7 years on December 29.

4. What does he say that surprises you?

He is always optimistic, and he usually says something encouraging even when things are not (in other words, his glass is always 1/2 full). I appreciate this about him, even though it can also drive me crazy at times. Ex: He still thinks the Aggies can pull off an upset again Texas tonight.

5. What is your favorite feature about him?

His height and eyes.

6. What is your favorite quality of his?

There are too many to list! Dedication, hard work, sense of humor, optimism and passion are just a few.

7. Does he have a nickname for you?

He calls me "Court" or "baby doll."

8. What is his favorite color?

Green and Maroon

9. What is his favorite sport?

Tough one: he loves to watch baseball and football, but really likes to hunt and shoot sporting clays.

10. What is his favorite food?

Anything but tomatoes. He doesn't like chain restaurants, either.

11. Where and when did you first kiss?

I'm not sure when it was, but it was a long time after we started "going together" in high school. I do remember that it was in the back seat of my mom's suburban when we dropped him off at home...a quick peck, but nonetheless, it was perfect.

12. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?

Watch the Aggies play football or baseball; go out to eat; watch movies in our bed.

13. Do you have children?

Yes, Carter (almost 3) and Ally (almost 15 months).

14. Does he have a hidden talent?

He is a great cook! Just last week, he went through the Southern Living magazine and picked out a week's worth of recipes to make, and they were all yummy! He can also read a book faster than anyone I know.

15. How old is he?

The big 3-0!

16. Who said "I love you first?"

He did! It took me a long time to say it back, but he never gave up!

17. What is his favorite type of music?

Texas Country

18. What do you admire most about him?

He is a great father! He loves to do anything and everything with the kids, usually without any prompting. He is also very honest, hardworking and intelligent.

19. Do you think he will read this?

Yes, eventually. I am proud to say that he actually reads the blog and comments on it often. He also shares it with his co-workers and friends.

20. Where did you go on your first date?

To see "Mrs. Doubtfire" at the movie theater. I think his mom dropped us off and my mom picked us romantic!

I tag Megan, Pamela, Whitney and Dawn.

Monday, November 3, 2008


We had a great Halloween last week! The day started with treats that the "Great Pumpkin" had left on the table, followed by: our neighbors coming to play, driving to College Station, attending a Halloween party, and finally trick-or-treating in our old neighborhood! It was so much fun, but we were all worn out by the end of the day!