Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Friday, January 20, 2012

Rodeo Art Winner

Cole's artwork was selected from his school and submitted along with 17 other pieces to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  His artwork was awarded a 2nd place ribbon.  They held a ceremony to award the winners in front of the entire elementary school. 

My sweet Cole was so proud!  He is my little budding artist.  Way to go Colie Bolie!

New Trash Can

My father built this trash can for me years ago.  It has served our family well.

Our neighborhood has a recycling program and I have started to recycle more and more.  I found that the more items I recycled, the less frequently the trash had to be emptied, since the plastic and cardboard items are usually what take up the most space.

However, I had no place to store the recycle items inside the house, so I began to pile them on the counter beside the trash can until I had a chance to put them in the outdoor recycle bin (see the pile in the picture).

This year, I received some birthday money, so I decided to spring for a brand new trash can, one that had dual compartments for recycling and trash.

At the risk of sounding like a complete nerd, I love my new trash can!!!!  It holds everything and makes the kitchen look less cluttered.  I guess the older I get, the more I appreciate gifts that help make everyday life just a little bit easier.

Take a look...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The gun show

That's right folks...they're taking you to the gun show!

Unbelievable 42 Hand

Last Spring, Matt and I challenged my parents to a fiesty game of "42," a domino game that is similar to a Spades card game.  Once the dominoes are shaken, the other players draw out 7 dominoes each and leave the remaining dominoes for the person who shook. 

Dad shook the dominoes, then the rest of us drew our dominoes.  Would you believe that the dominoes that were left were ALL DOUBLES???  Now I'd say that is a rare occurrence, especially since he had no say in which dominoes were left for him!

Afternoon nap on the swing

I love this picture of Cole holding Cade on the swing at my parents' house.  It is almost a year old, but I still love to look at it.  Back then, Cade was on a higher dosage of medication, so he needed to have a nap each afternoon due to the side effects making him sleepy.  My sweet Cole just sat there and held Cade's head in his lap while he slept.  Those two, even though different in almost all respects, share a special bond as brothers and twins.