Monday, June 25, 2007

Proud Aunty Posting/I'm a jerk of a sister

Missie, don't think I didn't notice this... I'm on to you and your evil gift-giving ways. My Horned Frogs will fight back and send the little princess something in purple and white!
Danny's birthday was yesterday. Here father and daughter read cards celebrating his big 2-8!
Little bathing beauty. Apparently, she loves the water. Guess she's a real water baby! (PS, I had to crop this photo for modesty. Guess she's a little naked tart! Ha!)
I'm a big dummy. I forgot my brother's birthday was yesterday. Our family celebrates birthdays in a major way...and not just for presents, but to celebrate the person. I screwed up this year and didn't pay attention to the calendar and I feel awful. My brother has had a huge year of growing and I want him to know that that alone is something to be proud of! So, I'm a jerk for forgetting and not getting on the phone to let him know how special I think he is or what a tremendous man he's become. And even though he just said, "man, I'm old," I still remember him as the little boy in my ballet tu-tu and the cowboy boots. I LOVE YA, Danny-boy!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New pics of Grey!

Yes, she is the most adorable baby in the whole wide world! : )

How could you not fall in love with a smile like this?

Chillin in her new bumbo chair.

At the chiropractor. Apparently, babies go now, too. I personally have never heard of this and think the chiro looks like Napoleon Dynamite.

In a sling with daddy.

And speaking of Daddy... I am so proud of my little brother. He is an AWESOME dad. He is generous with his time, is a partner in parenting, loves to hold and care for his little girl, and is a provider. When I think of what he was like as a teenager, I get the giggles. He was always such a huge goof. He used to make up words and names for me and Missie. I have no doubt that he'll do that with his own daughter when she gets old enough to understand. He is loving and caring and fun. And this is all because he had an awesome example in our dad. I know that most people see my dad as a big teaser, who you usually had to run away from at some point, but he also has a HUGE heart. My dad is tenderhearted beyond belief and is the rock in our family. I know with an example like that, Danny will continue to be a terrific father!

Monday, June 11, 2007

I don't have thyroid disease!

For those of you who have been following my crazy year of medical discovery, I finally found out that I DON'T have thyroid disease. Yeah! As it turns out, all of my symptoms, which seemed to lead to thyroid difficulties, are actually explained by low blood pressure and a B12 deficiency. All I have to do is power down a significant amount of the vitamin and then have my blood tested again in two months. This should stop my exhaustion, potentially help with my poor circulation and therefore cold limbs, give me more energy and pep in my step! Yeah!

Friday, June 08, 2007

I kicked ass at my very first golf tournament!!!

Well, sorta... I won the "longest drive" contest for women and actually came home with a freaking delicious and expensive driver by TaylorMade! I was so excited!!! I totally made some disgusting shots on the course though, too. Strike that. I made more disgusting shots than beautiful shots, but hey, I'm learning, I didn't give up, and I didn't get ballistic at anytime. So, that's good, right!

Also, because there were very few women in the tournament, they didn't make polo shirts for us, they just gave us $50 gift cards to Nordstrom -- SCORE!

I very much enjoyed the free beers every couple of holes and the snackages were flowing as well. I even smoked a cigar with the boys -- well, I smoked a third of one, which I'm still burping up today. I know all you readers in blogger land wanted to know that!

All in all, it was an AWESOME day and I can't wait to tell my instructor all about how the lessons are paying off!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

My Darling 3-Month Old Niece

A couple pics of Grey Mackenzie Johnson. I had to steal these from Shannon's MySpace page, but I'm pretty sure they're still just as adorable as if they were full res!

Look at that cute smile! I think she's looking more and more like Shan, but the chin is still Danny all the way!
She's got a new seat! Doesn't look like she's too sure, but hey, she's upright!

Monday, June 04, 2007


Thursday is the big golf tournament for work! I've been taking lessons regularly and have been practicing at least once or twice a week on my own and I'm improving SO MUCH. But I'm also slightly freaked out! I keep telling my instructor to help me reset my expectations and remember that I've only been playing for a month and a half and I shouldn't expect to be great already. I'm just pleased when I get the ball in the air and if it goes straight-ish. The driver and fairway wood are going well, but sometimes I really blow it with the irons. Grrrrr. Frustration can really set in, but I need to shake it off and focus on the basics.

Another very amusing thing happened at the course on Saturday. A mom was picking her kid up from lessons and she backed into a fire hydrant and the whole thing shot straight into the sky! There was a wedding going on and the bride and groom raced over to take pics in front of it. The poor kid whose mom did it looked MORTIFIED! We laughed so hard!!!

My little friend Connor

Emily called me this morning to tell me that last night Connor wanted me to come over and play! It's so hard to believe that he's almost three years old and he remembers funny little details like the fact that I live in California with Lightening McQueen (from the animated movie Cars) and Gwen Stefani (he loves her new song!). Isn't that the cutest thing ever? We told him that I'll come and play in the fall during TCU football season. Guess that wasn't soon enough, as he asked again half way through the conversation if I could come and visit again. Ha! Kids are too dang cute!