Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Look out Michelle Wie!

Top Golf is something Chad and I discovered in the last year or two. It'ss a driving range golf game that anyone can play. Beginners go to have a good time....novices go to show everyone up!

Here's how it works-you buy rounds of golf and they put your $$ on a card, you swipe your card for a bucket of balls, these balls have a chip inside and they are now registered to you, then you place your golf balls on the tee and it registers that you are hitting the ball. You get points by how far you can hit it into the bullseyes that are on the course. We went with Katie and Michael since the weather has been nice. Note to self....use a wooden tee....not that plastic thing they call a tee sticking out from under the mat.


Ready to play

 I was a little sore the next day from all that upper-body twisting I did!


 Perfect form Chad!!

Lining up...just about ready....


I thought this pic was neat-it shows his backswing and him hitting the ball

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Cousin Brad's Wedding

Well, I have to say that Brad and Jen's wedding location was gorgeous.  It was at a little B&B in the mountains southwest of Denber about an hour.  The got married by a stream with a rustic bridge where the wedding party walked in.  The ceremony was short and sweet and full of family and friends.  The weather had been sooooo nice since we got there, but on the day of the wedding it decided to be cloudy and drizzle throughout the day.  The weather cooperated during the ceremony, but I can't say as much for the reception. 
Oh yea, the reception.  It was gorgeous too.  It was held just down the road in an old cabin like building.  It was all wood and windows.  (Sorry for thegrainy/ blurry photos-I only had my iphone at the wedding)


Congrats to Brad and Jen-we wish you all the best!

Making their entrance at the reception

The Parham/Wilson Family


Cody (Brad's brother), Tina, Brad and me. 
 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Red Rocks

You can't visit Denver and not go to Red Rocks.  If you've never hear of or seen it....it is AMAZING!!  We all loaded up and took a trip to see the visitor center, ampitheatre, and hike up into the rocks.  It was a little windy, but other than that the weather was perfect.  What a beautiful place. 







Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nancy Kerrigan Eat Your Heart Out

My family recently took a trip to Denver, CO for my cousin Brad's wedding.  The wedding a reception were gorgeous-but we'll get to that later. 

We all had different things we wanted to do and see while there, so we tried to fit them all into 5 days.  We went ice skating (my dad's idea) at a local rink that hosted hockey leauges, but had a public skate for a few hours a day.  I must say that being from a state that doesn't get much snow, much less have hockey leauges, I was amazed at the size of these female hockey players.  A few of them resembled the Russian men athletes that were posing as women in the 1972 Olympic games!!!  They could have taken us all down!  We tried to avoid them on the ice at all costs, but falling down is just part of ice skating.  I didn't fulfill my Nancy Kerrigan dreams on the ice this time-I was outnumbered by the gargantuan women and the little kids with hockey sticks.  If someone had made me and baby fall I would have had to get ugly and I just wasn't in the mood.  I think everyone had a great time.

Mom and dad posing for a quick pic.
I'm not sure who is holding who up in this photo!

Chad making the rounds


Mom holding on for dear life


Tina and Alexis taking a break


I had to get a photo on the ice even thought I didn't skate, just for posterity


The fam had a fun day on the ice.  Great idea dad!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's Official!!!

The Canterbury Crew is growing by two feet!  Chad and I are so excited to announce that "we" are pregnant.  I am almost 12 weeks along....do the math.....the little one should arrive mid-May.  We have been waiting for this for awhile and are excited to let everyone know.  Thanks for all of your support so far-we can't wait to share this journey with you all.

I will be taking meetings with my fellow "mommy friends" on the best of everything....best day cares/schools, car seats, high chairs, diapers to use, registry items I will actually USE, and all of that other fun stuff. 

Here is the most current photo of our little bundle of joy.  When we had the 10 week ultrasound it was "marching" or as I like to call it...dancing.  Arms and legs going back and forth in perfect rhythm with each other.  It already knows what an 8-count is....THIS IS MY CHILD!!

I hope you will all follow along in our journey and pray with us that everything goes according to plan.


Monday, October 18, 2010

The Year Was 1920

What were you doing in 1920?  Well Chad's dad's dad (Papaw) was being born, so he turned 90 this year.  When asked what he wanted for his birthday he said, to be with all of my family.  So, that's what we did! We all headed over to Bossier City to help him celebrate pool-side at Chad's parent's house.  We took family photos, played in the pool, grilled out, had cake and MANY other deserts, and then all had to take naps from the busy day.  Thanks for letting us celebrate with you Papaw-we had a blast! 

Side bar--I think grandma knew I was pregnant that day.  We did not know until one week after the party, but she made some comments that made me think she had some insight into the situation.  Funny!!

Papaw blowing out his candles

Grandma and Papaw giving everyone the secret to a long, happy marriage...."marry someone you respect"

The traditional grandson photo with Jason and Chad which used to be taken on grandpa's lap. 
I think this is a much better option these days

Kamryn and Kaleigh feeding the fish with their Mimi

 Sitting back and ejoying his birthday with his main squeeze

The grandkids and their families

Kaleigh showing offer her newly decorated cupcake

 The after party with Jason and Katherine
at Superior Mexican Grill-YUM!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Let's Sail Away

If you know me, you know I love a good theme!  My friend Michelle is having a little boy and decided to decorate his room in sailboats and whales.....how stinkin' cute is that!  Of course this theme needed to be carried out into her shower so we could properly celebrate.  With the help of a few of her friends we hosted a voyage full of nautical goodies!


 

Check out this diaper wreath one of the hosts made! 






The favors made by another host. 
They were sugar cookies in the shape of sailboats and anchors


It was cooling down in mid-September, so 
we decided to have party in my back yard. 





Hosts-Kristin, Andrea, the soon-to-be-mommy Michelle (and baby boy) and me. 
  

Friday, October 15, 2010

Can You Say Junk!?!?

The Canterbury Crew had a garage sale a while back and we did much better than we thought we would.  I guess we have a alot more junk...er...I mean....treasures...than we thought.  Thanks to my parents, Chad's parents and Aunt Mop for sending over their junk....I mean treasures.....for us to sale.   We usually use my friend Jodi's clothes rack for our sale, but her handy husband decided to un-assemble it and use the parts for another project around the house.  We decided "we" would try to make one...or two...of our own this year.  The finished product is in the yard there and I must say it worked out pretty well.


I'm counting my winnings....isn't this always the best part!!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Soooooo....

I have been a horrible blogger this past month or so.  Chad and I have had so much going on and work has been busy, leaving me no time to post.  I have a bit of catching up to do so I hope you stay tuned.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Chad and I recently got together with some freinds for a concert at the Granda Theatre on Greenville in Dallas.  They were filiming the band's live DVD at the concert so we dodged cameras all night. Hopefully this will be my big break-no autographs please!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Who Will She Choose.....

Sooooo, my one horible, reality show addiction is to the ABC show The Bacheolor/The Bachelorette. Every season I have a finale party where my girlfriends with the same addiction can come watch and yell at the TV!!  This year my good friend Jodi had "Final Rose" cupcakes made for the night.  How cute-Thanks Jo!


Me, Jodi, Tina (and soon to arrive, Baby Hunter)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Birthday honey!!

Chad's b-day was in late July and I had the bright idea of getting some of our friends together for a "surprise b-day dinner".  Chad is usually pretty in-the-know, so I was worried about him finding out.  This in mind, I casually mentioned that we should try out a restaurant at the new Harbor Center in Rockwall (just outside of Dallas).  They have built a small shopping center, restaurants, and other goodies right on the water overlooking Lake Ray Hubbard.....BEAUTIFUL!!!!  Little did he know, I had already made a reservation, contacted his friends-with strict orders to keep their mouths closed-and found a sailboat that takes moonlight cruises!! 
The big day arrived and I was soooooo excited that he seemed to be in the dark about everyone meeting us at dinner.  I accidentally forgot to map EXACTLY where we were going and got a little concerned Chad would miss his own party, but this worked out in my favor.  We almost got lost on the way there and I had to call the restaurant for EXACT directions....who knew the Harbor Center was so big?!?!  This threw Chad off the scent completely. 
We arrived for dinner and I hoped my worst fears would not be realized.....that the hostess would ruin the surprise by saying something about "everyone is waiting on us", "your just in time for the surprise" or that we would see someone in the parking lot.  Being the over-planner that I am, I called the restaurant several times during the week to change the reservation as RSVP's came in and to double-triple-check that they had "SURPRISE" written next to the reservation and not to say anything when we walked in!!  I should have more faith in people, I know, but when the 16 year old hostess is too busy texting to pay attention, I was a little worried.  But, when it was all said and done, Chad was truly surprised. 


  I think some people missed out on the photo opp, but thanks to everyone who came out to help Chad celebrate~you guys are the best!


Chad blowing out his candles

Miss Kella and her amazing creation....chicken on a stick! 
This is called her "I dont' want to smile" face.



The moonlight cruise on the Seawolf.  If you are visiting Dallas or live here, this is a wonderful
2-hour adventure and BYOB!  I wish everyone could have come on the boat, but it sold out in no time :(

Sunday, July 25, 2010

.....And Your Little Dog Too!

I'm not sure how I could have lived in Dallas so long and have never been to the Dallas Summer Musicals.  My friend Katie and I went to see Wicked and it was AMAZING!!  I had a vague sense of what this show was about, but no idea that it would be some engaging.  I'm just getting so much culture in the big city.  I welcome anyone to come visit and we can go to a show. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Surprise Baby Hunter

My bible study girls threw a surprise shower for Tina.  She is one of  MANY girls in this group who is either pregnant or recently had a child.  We had a great time showering Baby Hunter with gifts!



Go Mustangs...Christopher will be happy about this gift!