Saturday, January 30, 2010

Busy Days

This morning I did my first 5K walk for the Laredo Life Center. My friend Nicole came along with Gavin and I for the walk. It was 41 degrees when we started the walk at 8:00 a.m. That is COLD for Laredo and needless to say we almost froze. Of course I managed to forget my camera and so no pictures were taken. We had a great time chatting even though our jaws were almost froze shut!! And Gavin didn't say one word the entire walk.

Birte and I went to a double baby shower this morning after the walk. It was her first official baby shower and I think she enjoyed it. I know she enjoyed the yummy chocolate cake!!

This afternoon we went to our first Laredo Menudo bowl. In case your wondering, menudo is cow intestines and no we didn't have any. HA!! We just went to see what it was all about. For dinner we introduced Birte to her first Chick-fil-a sandwich, which she enjoyed. It's been a great day!! We even got to spend a little time with the Poteets when they came to pick up the remainder of there things from our garage. I sure do miss seeing them and having them in Laredo!

Well, since I managed to take no pictures today, I'll leave you with a couple from last nights bubble bath and one from play time yesterday. One of Gavin's favorite things, bubbles.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Our new daughter!

Hello out there. So it's been a while, I know. But not 9 months! We have a new family member for the next 4 months. Birte, our new foreign exchange student from Germany. She's 16 and joined our family 1 week ago today. We are enjoying her being here and Gavin is already a big fan. He was already calling her name by the 2nd day. The first afternoon she was here he would go into her room and tell me bye-bye and shut the door. I hope he doesn't drive her crazy before May 29th.

Your probably wondering how did we ever get involved with something like this. We know a lady in town that works with the program and she called us out of the blue about 3 weeks ago and ask if we would consider hosting a student. We thought about it for like 2 minutes and Randy said let's do it. I knew he would. He loves doing things to help people, so I knew he would jump at this opportunity.

Now that she's here and settling into "Laredo, TX" of all places, Randy has insisted that I plan some trips to show her a little more of the U.S. I've just finished booking our travels for the next 2 months. We are taking her to the San Antonio Stock show and rodeo on Valentines Day. This will be her first rodeo. Gavin will enjoy it also!! Later in February we are all flying to Colorado Springs to see our "second parents" as we call them, the Britton's. Then in March for Spring break I'll be taking her with me to Mississippi for a full 5 1/2 days of nothing but Southern Hospitality!! Hope she likes fried chicken and collard greens. :)) She's in for a treat!!

Well, that's it for now. Hope you enjoyed the pictures, this is all I could manage to get in short notice.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Quiet New Year

It's been a quiet 2010 so far. We started out with no plans on New Year's Eve and were in bed by 10:00. I managed to be awake at 11:58 pm to ring in the New Year, courtesy of my neighbor's fireworks. :) We've had colder temps than usual here and that has kept us in for the most part. Thought I would just share a snapshot of Gavin before Church this morning.

Gavin sits with us during Church and this morning he gave his first Amen on the Sermon. It was cute!! After Church we shared it with the Pastor and he was pleased. Now, if only he could get a "Roll Tide" out of Gavin's mouth, all would be well with the world. Gavin quickly told him No. What a personality!!