Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Praying for Papa...

Tomorrow (Thursday), my dad "Papa" is having knee surgery. He has put so much wear and tear on his body over the years through many years of coaching, working out and just plain working hard at everything he does. He has always been an athlete but ran his first marathon last year and we all have confidence this was not his last! Please pray for him as he goes in tomorrow for the surgery and also for a quick, but safe and healthy recovery. We need our Papa back in full swing soon!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Anna's first cut (trim)...

We took Anna to get her very first haircut. She didn't really need a cut, but just a trim in the back to even out the ends. Because it was her first cut, we took her to a cute kids cut place. She was very entertained by the Barbie Jeep, Barbie movie, lolly pop and lots more. Before- my little scraggle muffin:)

She was very calm and didn't mind the lady cutting.

And to top it off, she got a mini french braid:)! Probably not what I would have chosen, but why not!
The dum dum kept her very still!

The final product with the mini braid:)
No one can probably tell that she got a haircut, but her daily hairstylist can!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Graham's growin'!

Graham is growing so fast! He is 3 months old already!! I thought these clips were kind of funny. He is a smiley baby and has a lot to say!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Trip to D.C....

Back in October we celebrated my 29th and Dave's Big 30th birthday. Dave's 30th really didn't get celebrated enough since Graham was born two days before and it was the middle of football season. Some of our family chipped in to help us pay for a little trip for the two of us after football season was over. The day after Christmas we flew to Washington D.C. to watch the Cowboys play the Redskins. We only had 3 days and 2 nights so we were very busy trying to cram everything in that we wanted to see. I found the travel package through the Cowboys website so we stayed at the same hotel as the team and went to a dinner/radio show and got to meet a couple of players. And they took care of us getting to the game, hosted a tailgate party and brought us back to the hotel. We spent the rest of our time touring the city. Neither one of us had ever been there, so we were so excited to see our nation's capital!
Watch out- picture overload! And these are just a few of the many I took. We just happen to walk in our hotel when the team was arriving. The hotel security would not let us get very close and these pics are awful, but it still was exciting!

Jerry J and his wife in her full length fur. You can see Jerry's hand waving.Wade Phillips coming in. And a great pic of the Ritz staff:).Jason Whitten's back:). We did get a smile from him. At the dinner & radio show where Choice and Ratliff were being interviewed.
Getting a pic and autograph
Here are some touring pics from the first day. It was cold and drizzly.

My history teacher husband insisted we make a point to stop here. I made him do that for the pic. It was enormous and we only saw a few parts of it. Amazing!

Rocky Balboa's gloves.
Laura Bush's inauguration ball gown.
Abe's hat.
We took a tour of the monuments at night which was beautiful. These pictures aren't very good, but you get the idea.
Lincoln Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Dave checking out Thomas JVietnam Memorial
The other 2 days we were there the weather was great. Chilly, but sunny! I don't have any pics from the Holocaust Museum since they were not allowed, but it was truly moving and something everyone should see.

A pic at Arlington Cemetery and you can see Washington monument in the background.

Changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This was awesome!

Sunday afternoon we headed to FedEx Field to watch the Boys play!
A little tailgating with some TRUE Cowboys fans! There were tons of Cowboys fans at the game!
The NBC sports broadcaster.
The team getting fired up when they came out to warm up.

The Boys about to score!
As you can see, our seats were high! But there were great!
And the Cowboys beat the Redskins which made it even better!!!
Our trip was awesome! We got a couple of days to see an amazing city, watch a great game and spend some time with just each other! Thanks you to our family for making this possible! And a HUGE thank you to Honey and Papa for taking such wonderful care of our two munchkins! We had an even better time knowing they were being loved on so much!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Watkins Christmas...

We spent a few wonderful days at Honey and Papa's house with Wendi, Nick and the boys! H&P only live 20 minutes away, but it still is fun to spend the night there so we can spend extra time together! We had our family Christmas a few days after Christmas, but it doesn't seem to matter the date. The important thing is that we are together and celebrating the birth of Christ!
These pics are going to be WAY out of order, but oh well! Here we are at the big Watkins Christmas at my aunt and uncle's house.Happy Birthday Uncle Nick! We always celebrate Nick's bday right after Christmas, Jan 3rd.
Anna and Barrett enjoying some cupcakes
Brooks and Barrett helping Papa plant the donut tree. Cheerios go on the branches as the seeds!The next morning, Barrett checking to see if the donuts grew. They did!
Anna helping Brooks make (eat) cookies.
We got a kid-free dinner with Wendi and Nick on New Year's Eve thanks to Honey and Papa!! Our Christmas dinner was a fish fry!! Not Mom's typical Christmas dinner, but Dad insisted! And we all loved it! Even the kids!!

Here are the men and Anna frying up some fish, hush puppies and fries! yum!
Waiting patiently for presents.
Dave with A&G
Many jeep rides in B&B's new jeep from Santa.
Even Anna got a turn to drive. Watch out! She couldn't reach the pedal and steer at the same time. Yay! It's snowing!
Graham's First Christmas!

Great Aunt Rosie spent the day with us.
Honey and AnnaB&B in their new BU jerseys.
Fiesta Bowl frog shirts. Too bad they didn't help!
Presents galore! Got to love this time of year!!!!!