Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Free Robeez opportunity

So I know a number of you moms who read this blog would enjoy a free pair of Robeez shoes. If you are interested in scoring a free pair, go to http://www.emomrewards.com/Default.aspx and sign up. You have to join their mailing list, but they also say you can get off of it at any time. Also, this offer is good in Austin, but may differ in various cities.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Something to ponder this Christmas season....

At church this morning, they played a video that kind of summarizes some of the things I've been thinking about this Christmas season. What is the real reason for the season and how can I best teach that to Colt and live that out in my life? Anyway, here's the video so you can take a look yourself.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Ty and I had a bit of a scare this week, and I just wanted to let yall know so you can be on your guard too! Ty received a call from a detective early in the week asking if one of our cars had been broken into because he had arrested some robbers who had Ty's business card on them. Neither of us knew of anything valuable missing out of our cars, so thought maybe the officer was mistaken (or that we somehow knew the criminals!).

A few days later the detective called back and it went down like this: the robbers had gotten into Ty's car. He accidentally left it unlocked when he went to the gym with his wallet in the console. The robbers scanned all of his credit cards, then replaced them so Ty never knew anything had happened. Fortunately, the police arrested the men later in the day, so they never had a chance to use our cards. However, this is such a sneaky scam - they could have used the credit cards for days before we noticed or were alerted! I know these are hard times for people financially, and some people are able to justify being dishonest to make ends meet. So please be careful as you are out and about this holiday season and beyond!

As an aside, Ty is forgiven for leaving his car unlocked. He goes to the gym at an ungodly hour of the morning to work out. He is religious about this and I'm very proud of his dedication (and a little jealous, because I go days/weeks without working out). Also, we see God's hand protecting us in this situation in a variety of ways. Praise Him for being our Protector and Provider!

Friday, December 5, 2008

A new family member?

Since so many kind people have helped care for Molly when she was missing a few weeks ago, we decided to do our part when a random labradoodle came into our lives last week. The dog showed up in our backyard around 2pm, and played with Colt and Molly for a bit, but then escaped through the holes in our ranch wire fence. He came back around dinner time and since it was forcast to freeze that night, we took him in, fed him, and bathed him (he had a few fleas). Colt and Molly both really liked the dog and we considered keeping him (he had no collar), but since he could so easily escape from our yard, we took him to the animal shelter in the morning. He's so cute and well mannered that we are sure someone will adopt him right away!

Molly is glad all the attention is hers once again. Bundled up!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

First Haircut

Colt had his first official haircut today. I took him to Kid Klips, or something like that. He loved sitting in the car while the lady cut his hair and cried when it was time to get out. (Then while grocery shopping later in the day, he started crying when I put him in a normal shopping cart instead of the race car shopping cart. This kid loves to turn the steering wheel!) Anyway, he did great and he looks so much older with his hair short.

Below is a video taken today of Colt dancing to some Reggae Christmas music on tv. He loves music and has recently started dancing all the time. He usually puts his left arm in a chicken wing when he dances, but didn't do it for the video today. Anyway, don't feel like you need to watch the video... it's mostly for the grandparents :)