Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pray for Aunt Nina

Last weekend Andy and I went to Houston and had a GREAT time seeing college friends Elizabeth, Lisa, Ashlei, Dori, and Andy's cousin Greg and his wife Jamie and their daughter Campbell. But...I lost my camera, so I have nothing to show you.... Andy's sister Alicen stayed with the boys (thank you, Aunt Bertie)!
This week has been one hilarious escapade after another...from the boys playing in mud, to sneaking chocolate chip cookies late at night, to Carter instructing Colin on how to wear a bra, pointing and saying, "it needs to go on your lippers," to the tuna story (which I'm about to tell).... Of course, I have no camera, but I've tried to take pictures on Andy's iPhone when possible, but you know how that is; if you don't have the camera at the right time you just miss the great shot.
So the other day I am interrupted from folding laundry by the overwhelming smell of tuna fish. (Never a good sign.) I start sniffing around to track the scent and I see Cooper and Clayton huddled together near the trash can. (Never a good sign.) Both of their faces and hands/paws are covered in tuna fish and they are hungrily fighting over the empty can! Do I not feed both of them high quality food all day long?? Why are they digging in the trash for old tuna fish?? Unfortunately, I have no picture to show you, but let me tell you, after the initial shock and disgust, it was funny!
Here is a picture of me and Kristina (Aunt Nina, Andy's sister-in-law) who has been in the hospital since Saturday. She is diabetic and her kidneys are not functioning well. Kristina is a fighter and has been in and out of the hospital for years. She has a good attitude, but I would appreciate your prayers for her. Please pray for Kristina and for her sweet husband Matt today.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

This post is dedicated to Mike Houck, my dad and the boys' Granddaddy. He noticed he doesn't get a lot of ink on my blog, and my dad is not shy about letting me know what's up, you go, Dad!! Happy Father's Day! (P.S.--If you came to visit more often you would get more press.)
Interesting Facts About My Dad:
He can touch his tongue to the tip of his nose.
He can juggle really well.
He is 6 feet 6 inches tall.
He loves Led Zeppelin and has taken me to a bunch of Plant/Page concerts. "Fool in the Rain" is a personal favorite of both of us.
He has seven brothers and sisters.
He is from Bowie, Maryland, the same town that Kathie Lee Gifford is from.
He can whistle really loudly.
He is very funny and loves funny stories about the boys.
He is an excellent golfer and generally shoots around 70-75.*
He is an amazing storyteller and always begins a story with, "There I was...."
His favorite color is blue and he has blue eyes (like Clayton's!).
He got married in Las Vegas and his anniversary was the other day (June 14).
He is a handy man.
He is very good at pool.
He went to the Masters this year (as a spectator).
He thinks Texas is "bizarro world" because every time he comes something weird that ice storm in 2007.
He gives good advice and is very fair.
He's a great dancer...ha ha, no he's not (that's where I get my two left feet!)
He's a great dad and an even better granddaddy!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


We had a great couple of days swimming with Cousin Madi from Hawaii!! She is so sweet and we had fun with her!

Carter is hilarious--he calls Cooper "Coofer"!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Neighborhood Party

Colin is so sweet...he came running in from the neighborhood party (I am here w/Clayton who goes to sleep at 6) and he said, "Here, Mommy, here's a flower for you, I got it on my way home!" This just sounded so "big boy" to me. He is so sweet. He gives me a lot of gray hair, but he is absolutely precious!