Monday, December 22, 2008

Just Updating...

So one of my resolutions for the new year is to keep this thing updated! (starting now)
Let's see, Thanksgiving has come and gone and we had a great time visiting with family, we didn't make it to Arlington this year, hopefully we will be able to next time. Mother, Avery, and I went shopping in Canton, TX the day after Thanksgiving and came back with a new puppy for her, he's a mini dachshund who goes by the name of Sam, he's sooo cute! And that's about all we got! But it was still a good trip =)

Billy came home a few days after Thanksgiving and it's been great having him at home. We miss him so much when he's gone. He is leaving after the first of the year for another job in California =( Hopefully he won't be gone too long.

I can't believe Christmas is this week! This year has flown by so fast! We had the Smith family Christmas yesterday and it was great to get to see everyone. We will go to Mother and Daddy's on Christmas Eve, stay here at the house on Christmas day and then to Billy's parents the day after. I can't wait! I love Christmas! I'm so excited to see Ave open her presents. I haven't put any under the tree and don't plan to until Christmas morning. I decorated her bedroom with Christmas lights today before I picked her up from daycare and she absolutely loved it! "their beautiful" she said, although when she says beautiful, it sounds more like "pitiful" =) "Santa" is bringing her a hot pink mustang, I really hope she will like it. She's also getting a choo-choo train, the girl makes a choo-choo train out of anything she can find, so I know she'll love it!
Guess that's about it for now, so here are some pictures and don't forget to check out

Friday, December 12, 2008

She's A Princess

So here are a few things I have been working on and I think you should check them out! =)

She's A Princess

And I will update Ave's blog soon, promise!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I was doing a project with these socks (making baby "leg warmers") the other night and Ave thought she would put ALL of the socks on =)

P.S. We love you and miss you Daddy!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I often wonder..

what goes through Avery's mind sometimes or what she dreams about. Take for instance this morning. Since Billy is working in El Paso, she sleeps in the bed with me. She woke up this morning just grinning from ear to ear and the first words out of her mouth " I like cheeseburgers!" I am still laughing about it!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The past few weeks...

Just wanted to post some pics from the past few weeks. Two weekends ago, Billy, Ave, and I went to Queen Wilhelmina with Mother and Daddy for my birthday. It was gorgeous as always, I didn't get many pics of that but here are a few. Ave loved the train and is still talking about it. That and the Moun-ten =). In the second picture, she's upset because she can't see the train.
This past weekend Ave and I went camping with Billy's parents at Petit Jean. (Billy left Thursday to go work in El Paso =( We miss you Daddy! We had a great time camping and got to see some beautiful scenery! I don't think the foliage was at it's peak, but it was still gorgeous! I didn't know how Ave would like the tent, but she loved it! It was a great trip aside from a little rain and few terrible-two fits ;)

Although we didn't get a chance to go trick-or-treating, I did get a few pics of Ave in her costume.

I can't remember if I've mentioned it in a previous post, but AVE IS POTTY TRAINED!! It is such a great feeling not to have buy diapers anymore! Now we just have to make her get rid of her paci...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Saturday was pumpkin carving day for us. Billy and Ave did one Saturday morning and then Ave and I went to Shannon's Pumpkin Carving Party. We had lots of fun! Here are few pics:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

We're Married!

We finally did it! September 27th was the day. I would like to say that everything went smoothly. It didn't go exactly as planned, but close enough I guess. It turned out great! I'm just sorry I didn't get to spend as much time as I wanted visiting with everyone. I will post a few of the pics that I do have. As many flashes and cameras that I saw, I don't really have that many pictures, so if you have any, send them to me =) I still don't have the reception cameras developed, I'm anxious to see what is on them. The following ones were taken by my photog friend Alicia. (Thanks Lish =)

The next ones were from Cathy's camera

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Daily Visitors...

Have I mentioned that I love where I live? =) This family of three has started coming by on a daily (or almost daily) basis. I don't mind them coming by, because they are quiet and don't disturb a thing. They are also fun to watch. It's a mommy and her two babies. I've watched them grow out of their spots. I hope they stay around the house, not just because I enjoy them, but because I am worried about their safety with hunting season coming up =( I took these pictures from my front porch. Gotta love country living!

Forward Roll

So Ave has started to do forward rolls by herself. She was getting good at them with my help, but the other day, out of the blue, she just started flipping all over the place! It scares me a little because she gets excited and does them over and over without setting up with the proper form before each one and I'm afraid she's going to hurt her little neck. Here is a short video...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Reception Music?

I'm sitting here trying to make a playlist for the reception and am drawing a blank! All of a sudden, it's like I've never heard a song in my life. seriously, not ONE song. ever. I do have a few good ones so far, (I stress the word FEW) So the few of you out there that actually keep up with the blog, shoot some suggestions my way!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

She's Crafty...

I got in a crafty mood today and made this cute (in my opinion) hair bow holder for ave. She said it was pretty. She also called it a happy birthday cake, so who knows how she really feels about it =)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A few things that make me smile...

Avery has started to say some of the funniest stuff lately. A couple of my favorites: Whenever we're looking for a cup, paci, "bobby", or just about anything, I will ask her where it is and she always says "it's in the tonto". She means "tahoe" and the pony's name at Granny and Papaw's house is Tonto =) Another one: (kinda gross, but cute) About a month or so ago, I was changing her diaper and made the comment "Girl, I can tell you have been eating some cheese!" So now everytime she goes poop, she says "it's got cheese on it" It cracks me up!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Getting Closer...

In less than twenty days, we'll be married! We went to the court house today and got our marriage license. Apparantly if you go get your marriage license while the county clerks office is counting signatures on the wet/dry petitions for clark county, it takes no less than five minutes to get it. I really expected there to be more to it. So less than twenty days, you should probably start practicing my name - Jessica Hrabal (phonetically it's RAYBULL) =)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Favorite Pics of the Weekend

Saturday, we spent the day with Billy's parents on Degray Lake and Sunday was spent with my family on Lake Greeson, I will post more pics later, (i'm tired), but these were my favorites. Here are Gabby and Grant jumping off the top of the barge on Sunday.

Friday, September 5, 2008

oops, i missed a day

No pictures this time, I'm lazy =) Let's see, umm, Billy got a new truck and managed to re-wire his camper without blowing it up, Avery has gone to Granny and PaPaw's for the weekend, and I have to work tomorrow(bleh). As for my ebay stuff, it has four days left and as of right now, 7 items will sell totalling $21.50. Awesome, I know! Guess that's it for tonight.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

ABC's and 123's

Here is a short video of Ave counting and saying her alphabet

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Feeding my ebay addiction..

So I sometimes get in "ebay moods" for a week or so and buy and sell a shit-load of stuff! I am currently in one of those moods. I just bought some stuff for the wedding and just got finished (for tonight anyways, I just found a bunch of Ave's clothes that I had forgotten about that I'll do tomorrow) listing pretty much Ave's entire wardrobe from last fall and winter. It has taken me the better part of the evening to take pictures and get everything listed, but I already have bids on some of it! It's so exciting! Yes, I know, I'm a dork. Billy even referred to me in conversation with Avery as "your ebay-dork of a mom". I know he meant that in the most loving way possible. I'll keep you updated on how much money I make. Oh and don't think I was just taking pictures of clothes, here are a few of Ave.

I guess it's not all that exciting to her....