Tuesday, December 18, 2007

our pat green weekend..

id like to share a little about our weekend.. but first i need to tell you a little history. a few years ago.. i met boy. a boy who loves music. he loves all kinds of music.. but that doesnt mean he doesnt have a few favorites. we soon discovered that our favorites were not exactly the same... i wanted him to love mine the way i did. and he wanted me to love his too. so we set out on a mission to learn to appreciate those elevated on each others lists. he threw out his copy of songs you know by heart and dove head first into jimmy buffetts real music. on his way..he handed me a copy of he we go. much like the day i met the boy.. it was love at first site. it was instantly apparent to me that when i left texas all those years ago ~ i was missing out on more than just visiting my parents. i was missing out on texas country! so thats how the love affair began. and in dec 2004.. the boy took me to see pat, live, for the very first time.. at billy bobs in ft worth, texas. we had an incredible time that year. we made plans to return to that same show in 2005..and out of that incredible weekend came another boy who stole my heart. (maybe we should have thought about pat when we were arguing for months about his name..) in 2006..with a little baby at home..we decided that we should save our money and our energy and skip the show. we had another christmas party on the same night.. there just wouldnt be time for pat that year. around 11pm.. we looked at each other.. sad that we had not made a better effort to go.. snuck out of that other christmas party and drove to ft worth. we didnt have tickets to the sold out show and we were sure that our last minute efforts would be in vain. as we drove into the parking lot.. we spotted a couple of girls leaving. we got their attn and asked if the show was over. they explained that they were just tired and wanted to beat the crowd. they handed us their ticket stubs and said have a good time. we parked the truck.. ran inside.. found their seats in section A.. and listened to the last few songs. sang along to frosty the snowman when pat came out for the encore in a snowman suit. then we had a drink and toasted that this would be 'our weekend' from now on. sure we will see pat when we can..where ever he is playing.. but this show is special to us.

this year we decided to do everything we could to make it perfect. we signed up for tix to the 4th annual fan club party.. debated for days about what we wanted to have autographed.. and for months looked forward to sitting in section A the entire show (not just the last few songs). my mom came to say with our little boy and his beautiful sister and we headed out saturday morning. our prize for the day would be a rather pricey guitar that we bought just for pat to autograph..and our memories of course. when we arrived at the meet n greet.. we got all of our freebies and a couple of raffle tix. by the end of the afternoon.. when we had both won one of the top prizes.. had our pics made with the man.. and sat thru a private performance! we could have gone home a happy couple! but there was so much more fun to come!! we headed over to the hotel that would be our home away from home for the night. met up with my brother and sister-in-law and a couple of friends. had an awesome dinner.. played a little poker.. and then made our way back to billy bobs for the main event. pat did not dissappoint! it was an incredible set.. not many times in a girls life that she can say she got to hear galleywinter live twice in one day! im so glad we went! it was a great weekend!!! cant wait to do it again next year!!
at the fan club party

out to dinner..

kyle says that new jacket still smells like mercardo juarez

at the show.. nick, jenny, jeremy prine, kp & james

thank you jenny for sharing your pictures!!! ..there will be a pic of kyle and i with pat from the meet n greet.. i will post it here as soon as i rec it from the dancehall! cant wait!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Now up and at 'em here we go.... I'm off again to the rodeo
And I've sure got a lotta other little things on my mind
One is a song I just started writing
Another is a girl I just finished fighting
She said it was me but Lord I just don't believe her
And if you want to know where I'm coming from
Just sit right there and I'll tell you son
This life I lead ain't as wonderful as it appears
Here I go again just singin' in this dive
Lone Star Beer in my cereal is keepin' me alive
I gave up on Nashville a long time ago
Yeah but here I go Lord,
once again oh here I go
Now I don't need to be too rich
I'm just and old hard-headed sonuvabitch
With my eyes still set on the glory days
Back in the times of the Dukes of Hazard
Listening to Willie and old Merle Haggard
And smiling just a little as I poked along in my truck
Now there's a lot of poor folks in my situation
With years of heartache and frustration
Just kinda watching as their dreams turned into years
Here I go again just singin' in this dive
Lone Star Beer in my cereal is keepin' me alive
I gave up on Nashville a long time ago
Yeah but here I go Lord,
once again oh here I go
Let me tell you folks it don't really matter
That beer drinkin' never made you fatter
It's all those nights on the couch with the T.V. dinner
After twelve years with Copenhagen
I've finally found out that I was mistaken
It's not gonna be something to add some years to my life
And that's why I'm still dipping it today
And every morning I hear mama say
That shit is gonna kill you if the women don't get you first
Here I go again just singin' in this dive
Lone Star Beer in my cereal is keepin' me alive
I gave up on Nashville a long time ago
Yeah but here I go Lord,
once again oh here I go

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

whats your favorite holiday movie?

so, last week i read something interesting on a blog. here's the link.. cara, is one of kyle and kelly's friends from college. we've never actually met.. anyway. she recapped her favorite holiday movies and holiday songs vs her husbands fav's list of like catagories. as i read.. and agreed or disagreed i found myself wondering.. does my husband even know any holiday movies or songs? so that night over dinner (at dickies.. as a side note, i think we officially have more dickies cups in our cabinet than wine glasses - which is saying A LOT!) i brought up the subject. after much discussion.. we came to the conclusion that i was sure we would - not a lot of holiday stuff in his wheelhouse. he did try to say he likes 'those movies with the little kid who gets left behind on the family vacation..' (home alone) and when i asked him about a christmas story (the movie where ralphie wants a red rider bb gun) he said..'not too familiar with that one' -- where did he grow up!? funny enough, i think he decided that his favorite holiday movie is DIE HARD. his argument was 'that was a 'christmas time' movie, right?' indeed it was.. i researched quotes and there are lots of christmas references. but somehow i dont think many people consider 'yippee ki yay mother f*&%?r' a holiday movie. we didnt even get into holiday music.. i'll let you know how that conversation goes. kp..you make me smile!

Monday, December 10, 2007

and another thing..

the pulmonologists office called us back with the results from the cultures they took on thursday.. strep it is not. however, the culture was positive for RSV. seriously? where did he get that??? he doesnt go anywhere.. ever.. poor guy. anyway.. we've finally made it to breathing treatments 3x daily..instead of 4x. we are both very glad to be rid of one! 5 more days and we will be back to the normal 2 and hopefully done with this crazy cough.

diego has been feeling a little under the weather too.
you'll see from these pics that they are very good buddies..

and that korb is not letting this illness keep him down. literally.

he climbs EVERTHING! such a boy.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

the little man doesnt feel good..

korb woke up with a runny nose on tuesday.. by the end of the day he was coughing like a little smoker. we increased breathing treatments -- just like the plan from his pulmonologist says -- and then first thing yesterday morning i called to make an appointment with his pediatrician. i wasnt really sure if i should call the pediatrician (dr. e) or the pulmonologist (dr. r).. but i thought i should at least give the pedia a heads up. dr. e didnt have any available appts on wednesday. the person i spoke to at the front desk said that she would have her call me to touch base about his symptoms and possibly call in a rx. that was at 8:05am. by 10:30am when i had not heard back..i called the pulmonologist office. they put me on the phone with nurse..walked me thru a treatment plan for the balance of the day/night and made him an appt to be seen at 8:30 this morning. now.. when the pediatrician finally returned my call around 1pm - i told her his symptoms..just like i had told the nurse..but i didnt share that i had already spoken to dr.r's office. felt a little like i had been cheating on her - weird feeling. anyway.. she basically told me 'tis the season for colds, virus's and the like.. and that unless he had a high fever or symptoms lasting longer than 10 days that we should just ride it out. this morning kyle took him in for his appt with dr. r.. he has a double ear infection..and he after 2 days he is already wheezing deep enough in his chest to increase breathing treatments to 4x daily. he is also sending off cultures to make sure the congestion is just a normal virus and not positive for strep. however, he is starting an antibiotic for the ear infections so either way we are covered. dont get me wrong.. i love our pediatrician. but sometimes i hate the let it run its course attitude! seriously, the poor guy wouldve been running around for 2 weeks with ear infections in both ears! i know there are pediatricians out there that over medicate.. prescribe antibiotics for everything.. but there has to be a middle ground between that and wait and see. just my opinion....

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

she's a genius!!!

so.. i think its been at least 3 months since i last told you that terry of clarine smith photography is a genius.. but she has made beautiful pics of my family again.. so one more time.. genius!!! im gonna keep some secrets.. for christmas surprises.. but i'll share a few! how could i not? check out jenny's blog too.. i'll let her share pics of her little handsome man! love ya dalt-o!!!

here are the links to the posts of other pics terry has taken... and a reminder that her blog is listed in blogs! terry.. you can see pics there of other pretty people she has photographed. or maybe she just makes them pretty...

Monday, December 3, 2007

just around the house..

we had a really nice weekend! we got to see good friends both friday and saturday night.. thank you to the cusano's for hosting the murder mystery dinner on friday night! it was so much fun and the dinner was amazing!!! and thank you to aly and paul for having us over on saturday evening! we had a great time catching up! we LOVE the house.. and the yard! its huge! ..we really miss you guys!

we also enjoyed quite a lot of quality family time with our munchkins this weekend. kyle went to the game on thursday night (cowboys vs packers - yes, i know, we are all jealous) then he took the day off on friday to make it up to me! he was a big help around the house with the kiddos on friday.. well, mostly with the little baby. seems he had forgotten how much fun it is to nap with a newborn. they snuggled on the sofa for hours. and he says he doesnt want another one.. when kennedy got home from school she was very excited to see daddy already here. they had some quality wrestling time in the play room and i caught a few quality pics of the action.

first things first.. our little romo!
so cute! i love it!

let the wrestling begin!
somehow daddy always seems to win..
i think tickling might be cheating?
dont worry sister.. baby romo to the rescue!
wait.. where'd she go???
sister! this is not what i had planned!