Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Annie meets Santa Claus

One of the big changes for Annie this Christmas that Texas is instituting is Santa Claus.  She was not to thrilled about it, and it took a lot of long talks about St. Nicholas.  Being a real person who died a long time ago; his spirit still brings presents to children...  After many talks along those lines, she finely caught on.   I wasn't to sure about starting up the whole Santa bit, but she has really loved it so far and Christmas is still four days away.   The hardest part is keeping her on track with Christmas NOT being about presents, but about Jesus being born.   Finding that balance has been hard, but hopefully I'll have it down by the time I get grandchildren.

Annie the tree skirt Monster!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Story time

So it's story time and Annie asks Texas to tell her a Superman story.   So Texas starts telling her a story about Superman and Supergirl visiting St. Louis and going to the baseball game.  Well, they get to the new stadium and order hot dogs and root beer before going to their seats... "Um daddy, can they drink water instead? Soda is bad for them."   I'm so glad I was there to hear her say that.  From now on all story characters have to make healthy eating choices. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Quote of the day

"God made me.  I'm an invention of God."

Annie Gail 12/16/10

Monday, December 13, 2010

my favorite

One of the few times Annie has ever posed for a photo without making a face (please note the slight sparkle of her dress thanks to hours of mom gluing tiny rhinestones on with tweezers).

Tiny dancer

Not only did she dance by herself.

 But she made it her goal to dance with everyone there. 
Including the Bride

Her favorite dance partner?

 Texas no doubt.

  Who she would repeatedly dragged back out onto the dance floor (notice the foot prints all over his suit).

I had to add this photo mostly because it shows off her hair, which took me almost as long as the 60+ rhinestones I individually glued to the skirt of her gown.  She better realize how hard I work for her one day.

Midnight Fajitas!

After a long day of shopping and the rehearsal dinner we got back to the hotel starving.  So Texas went out and got us Fajitas from one of the many Mexican restaurants open all night.   Annie thought this was the coolest thing ever.   She not only got to stay up late (it wasn't really midnight, it was actually only 8:30), but she got to eat Mexican food in bed while watching a Christmas movie on the hotel TV.   She woke up the next morning asking, "can we do that again?"

The Cowboys!

On our first day in Texas, Tex insisted we go see the Cowboys stadium.   I'm thinking this is stupid, there's no game, we'll just end up walking around the outside and have to drive all the way back having wasted 3 hours of our day.   Not to mention what are Annie and I going to do while Jon's mesmerized by the stadium?    I spent over an hour trying to convince him to let us go to the outlet mall instead.   Well I've learned to keep my mouth shut.   Annie had the most fun of anyone.   We ended up being able to take a tour of the stadium.  Which included getting to see the cheerleaders locker room and run around on the field.   Annie got a set of official Cowboy cheerleaders pompoms which she didn't let go of for two days. 

Annie and Tex on the field.

Annie working on her cheers on the football field.

Bedtime for the cheerleader.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Out of my mind

Sorry.   It's been a long time since I posted, but I have a really good excuse.  Jon and I are trying to buy a house.  I can't tell you how frustrating and insane this process has been.  So insane that I am not going to tell you anything about it for fear that it will jinx the sudden bit of good news we got today.   So please be patient and pray for us.   We really love this house and it's super cheap as far as houses go not to mention this is our third attempt).

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