Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I sent Dennis a friend to keep him company in Iraq... GI George!! (Notice he is in an army uniform- he even has dog tags and boots!)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Cake Boss

Buddy, known as "The Cake Boss" on tv was at our Chick-fil-A seminar.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Extreme Makeover Home Edition in Tulsa! ..."MOVE THAT BUS!"

The first pic is me in front of the gorgeous new home surrounded by the ghetto. The second pic is one of the designers, Paige...she's my favorite! Third pic is Ty, the team leader. Lastly, is Cheryl Crow (on the right) and some country singer.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Saying goodbye...

Well, today was the day... Dennis has been deployed for a year. He will spend three months in training then head off to Iraq in December. It was hard coming home to the empty house...putting away his laundry that he left in the dryer...seeing the dead spider on the floor that I sprayed last night and now don't have anyone to pick it up and throw it away for me...I guess I'll have to start using the vacuum to get them...knowing there's no need to keep the cabinet stocked with chips anymore...and erasing his Disney channel shows that he records on DVR. I would have to say that the worst part is that constant ache inside that a part of me is missing... 364 more days to go...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Quality time with Owen and Sydney

Uncle Dennis plays "horsie" with my niece and nephew. (The jump rope serves as the reins)...lol

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Celebrating my birthday

Sydney and Owen decorated my cake...


So, as we walked around DC I kept asking my nephew, Owen, if I could hold him and he kept telling me "NO!" Then he immediately ran over to Dennis and said "Hold me uncle Dennis!"... It's hard for me to be too hurt because it's so cute!

The Lincon Memorial

The Washington Monument

The White House

(That's my nephew behind us)

The Smithsonian

Washington DC

While visiting my brother and sister-in-law in Fredericksburg Virginia, we went to Washington DC. Here we are in front of The Capitol building.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Long trip to Virginia!

Dennis and I drove 20 hours to Fredericksburg, Virginia to visit my brother and his family and to leave our truck for them to use while Dennis is deployed. At one point throughout the trip Dennis was pulling my hair and I was punching him in the stomach trying to get him to stop...and I think I only cried once, maybe twice... However, despite the extensive amount of time in the truck together, we survived! We had thought we lost the Christmas tree (we had an extra tree at home so we were taking one to my brother) because we saw the box fly out the back but luckily all of (or at least most of) the pieces were still in the truck!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

San Diego Zoo

We went to the San Diego Zoo. Dennis loves animals especially the monkeys. He hopes to have one some day...Not going to happen!!

IN-N-OUT San Deigo

Dennis had never experienced In-N-Out burger...It's more like In-N-Wait but it's still good.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sea World

While in Sand Diego, we went to Sea World to see Shamu! Along with the Dolphins and Sea Lions.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Gaslamp Quarter San Diego

Cute little restaurants and shopping district near our hotel.

Taking the kids to six flags

I took 14 teenagers to Six Flags in Texas!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Playful banter

Sometimes I think a little faster than I'm speaking and the words jumble a bit, which Dennis is quick to make fun of... My response is generally something to the affect of "I don't care, I'm pretty." However, he also took it upon himself to share this with one of my employees and now when I attempt to correct her she replies "It's ok because I'm pretty!"

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Me and Paige

To our surprise, Paige has jumped in by herself several times! And P.S. she swims MUCH better than Haley!

Dennis and Haley cooling off

We gave in and bought a pool a few weeks ago (when it was over a hundred degrees everyday). It's been worth every penny! Even the dogs enjoy it!