My babies

Friday, August 28, 2009

So far so good....

I have been working out like a mad woman!!!! Every day starts with a walk with Pancho Diva and than 45-60 minute work out at the gym. Granted I am not eating as well as I should...but I do reward Whatever!!!!

Congrats to Troy and Melanie on welcoming their son to the world. I am not sure of his name yet...but I am sure he is already loved sooooooooooooooooo much!

The weather seems to finally be cooling down. Low 90's makes such a big difference. It is actually weird to love the 90 degree weather. I may actually be able to take Pancho on another walk today...without melting! LOL!

Another fun thing right now is Facebook. I'll tell you what. I have found so many old friends. I am looking forward to getting together with them all someday soon!

Pure Romance is a little slow this next week or two....I am excited to have a meeting with out Senior Director Monica Carbone....I can't wait to hear what insight she has to offer. :)

That is about all I have today..I am trying to get better on posting bear with me!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Also...Some August Pictures for your viewing pleasure...

Pancho and Rupert playing with our stuffed Pug

Random cows in my neighborhood.....

Hottie, me and my Browneye girl

Starr and Boum

Starr and I

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let's just say....

That things are sure taking a turn for the busy as all get out!

Michele and I just got back from Cincinnati for our Pure Romance annual training. It was sooooooo absolutely amazing and knowledgeable.....We had motivational speakers and we were able to meet our awesome owner Patty Brisben.

The last night there we had an amazing speaker Brian Biro. If you have a chance go see him. Make sure you take tissues. We were told we would be in tears and Michele and I were both like...Whatever....5 minutes into the speech..both of us are bawling our eyes out! It was all about Breakthrough Leadership and how we can move through adversity yada yada...well the end of it...we got a 1 inch wooden board and had to write on it the one thing we think we are scarest of....and on the back we had to dedicate it to someone and write what would happen if we look past our adversity...well.....I get to the karate stance...and look past my board and BOOM! broke right through it the first time with my palm....I was soooooooooooooooooooo crazy excited. It is hard to explain the day..but it was the most motivationally stimulating experience I have ever had.....It made me realize that the negitivity I keep in my life is not worth it. I am feeling about 200% better than I have in years....over the last 2 months...I want to focus on the things in my life that matter and that provail! So...bring it on....My fear of Sucess and fear of failure is not going to be in my way anymore. 3 years.....I plan on being in business for myself....I plan on not working for "the man" anymore and I plan on surrounding myself with people that love me and won't bring me down...Sorry Starr...your going to have to go...LOL..just kidding!!!

Hmm...what else...Been working really hard. I have one month to drop some is at least an hour at the gym...weights (I am going to do arms and just get it out of the way) than 30 minutes on the elliptical. I'll do 45 minutes tomorrow on elliptical and than Friday weights and elliptical again....and so on! I am making myself do it...and hating every minute..but damn it! Mexico is coming up too quick!!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Pancho Diva

Here is a couple of pictures of Pancho's first year of life...

Under the Christmas tree
She went into heat the day before she got fixed....hence the diaper
Passed out with my dad on the floor

Her first time to meet Santa

She used to be sooooo little

This was on the way home from picking her up the first time...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hello World...

We will start with some cute pictures of the family....

Surf and Slide with the whole fam....

Today is quiet Wednesday. I decided to do a little recapping for everyone....

  • Monday the 27th is Aaron and mine 4 year wedding anniversary. It is amazing how fast time flies. I remember thinking that Karina and Jeff's 10 year anniversary was I realize it isn't that far off.. LOL. Aaron and I are going on a little road trip this weekend to Bandera Texas. It is just a cute little town we haven't been to before...we are going to partake in some beer drinking and dining...and maybe some dancing...(I will not promise about that..)

  • Found out that 2 of my girlfriends are expecting. I am so excited for both of them....I can't wait to meet the new little ones in 4-8 months.. :)

  • I have Aaron on a strict regimin of Zyrtec now. He keeps complaining that Pancho Diva is making his allergies all bad...(He seems to forget that he used to complain about his allergies wayyyyyyyyyyyy before Pancho Diva...He is fighting me on this....but I am going to win!!!!

  • Michele and I are headed to Ohio Aug 13-17th for our annual Pure Romance training. I am really looking forward to this....I am really feeling the vibe of our business. July was a slow month for us..but it was also nice to have some time to spend with my family...Aaron was starting to miss me on the weekends...LOL!

  • I am on a strict work out regimin. Today is just the Wii Fit for an hour...(dreading it!!!) but I will work out every week matter what! I am working on getting my pre-lay off and pre-school body...I sure let myself go...but I am getting back!!!!

  • I had a dream about Colorado last night...I want to hike up Mt. Werner again....I am however going to go walk my pooch here in a is only about 80ish degrees right I have to hurry before her and I both melt...

  • Starr has decided to work on moving out. Although it was sad to me...I think it will be best for her and the kids and good for Aaron and I too...She totally can do there is no reason for her to be crowded in our empty rooms upstairs...she can have a whole place....I love looking at we are going to get looking at some this next weekend...
  • Anywho....I just returned from my walk..I only melted a little... my favorite part was stepping in the ant bed while I let Pancho Diva smell some foot was covered in ants...I love Texas.

  • I think this is all I have for today.....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just a quick taste on how our summers roll...

Diary of a New Texan
May 30th:
Just moved to Dallas. Now this is a city that knows how to live!!
Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. What a place! I watched the sunset from a park lying on a blanket. It was beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.
June 14th:
Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshiper.
June 30th:
Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing lawn for me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here. July 10th:
The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least it's kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat and humidity is taking longer that I expected.
July 15th:
Fell asleep by the pool. (Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body). Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.
July 20th:
I missed Morgan (our cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got to the hot car for lunch, Morgan had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stank up the $2,000 leather upholstery. I told the kids that she ran away. The car now smells like Kibbles and shit. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat.
July 25th:
The wind sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer!! And it's hot as hell. The home air-conditioner is not working and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.
July 30th:
Been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now. $1,500 in damn house payments and we can't even go inside. Why did I ever come here?
Aug. 4th:
It's 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 85, but this freaking humidity makes the house feel like it's about 95. Stupid repairman. I hate this stupid city.
Aug. 8th:
If another wise ass asks, "Hot enough for you today?" I'm going to strangle him. Damn heat. By the time I get to work the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!!
Aug. 9th:
Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts, and sat on the black leather seats in the ol' car. I thought my ass was on fire. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and ass. Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried ass, and baked cat.
Aug. 10th:
The weather report might as well be a damn recording. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do shit for 2 damn months and the weather man says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this damn desert? Water rationing now, so my $1700 worth of cactus just dried up and blew into the damn pool. Even the cactus can't live in this damn heat.
Aug. 14th:
Welcome to HELL!!! Temperature got to 115 today. Forgot to crack the window and blew the damn windshield out of the car. The installer came to fix it and said, "Hot enough for you today?" My wife had to spend the $1500 house payment to bail me out of jail. Freaking Texas. What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Well everyone....I do want to update about Colorado and the to do's of the household here... First...I wish I was in a moving van up to Colorado...I want to move into a cabin right on the Colorado River... or move with Aunt Marty and Uncle Bruce.. :) It was so beautiful and I can not talk enough about how the weather was perfect!!! I wanted to send out one more thank you to Aunt Marty and Uncle Bruce for a awesome time off from work.. We love you and hope to see you soon....

Snow IN JUNE!!!!!

This was our hike to Thunderhead...(yup..that is boob sweat you see on me...) Isaac was shocked as to how much I talk...I was pretty surprised he forgot about my motor mouth.. ;) It was really nice to hang out with Pam though..that was the first time we have had alot of time together. Aunt Marty, Isaac, Pam and I all hiked about 3000 feet.. Yeah for us!!!
This was when we first got to Colorado....Up 11,990 feet...and I was huffing and puffing from our hike back "straight" up the hill we went down to play in the snow...(Great idea Aunt Marty)

Views from Thunderhead hike
View from our awesome time share that Aunt Marty and Uncle Bruce set up...

As my mom mentioned to most of ya'll in the email....we are going to try to get things rolling for this years Angel Walk (The Brain Tumor Foundation) on November 7th. I'll be in touch regarding donations...However...for those of you that think you can make it...we have room for you somewhere up there...if not, we will find very low priced hotels.. :) For those of you that can not make it....try to set up some donations for yourself to donate for Team Oma...last year we had over $2000 in would be so awesome if we could have double that...and I think we can do it.
When I am able to set up the donation page I recommend sending to everyone you is a easy way to take part even if you can't make it... :)

I guess I best get back to work
Love everyone!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

It sure has been awhile...

Life sure is busy...

Pure Romance is doing real good for me. We are making average about $500 a month so take home. I can't believe how much fun it is too. We just keep on keeping on....eventually we will be doing this full time....I can't wait...the daily drudge of my killing me..but it is job security. :)

Thursday morning my mom, Gabriella and I are heading to Colorado to see Aunt Marty and Uncle Bruce. Between working two jobs and just the daily busy stuff...I need a vacation! Aunt Starr is going to watch Pancho Diva for me...I hope they have fun together... :) I'll miss my little girls face though...hope she doesn't miss me as much...

I don't have much else to say right now...hopefully more to come later. :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

We are infested with Bees.....

I was washing my dishes one day and I look out the window to see a swarm of bees in between my house and my neighbors house. The ended up on my fence....
Than they have now moved two houses down....

This was the swarm that ended up on my fence...

Well, I didn't know what to I called our HOA and the city and no one would I said screw it...and called the news..I had 2 news crews here taping the bees. It was so funny...Just a little excitement for our street...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

These girls were our neighbors...

When we lived in Bedford at the Arbors of Central Park these little girls lived right next door to us. Not sure how long ago it was from the fire..but I remember them wearing those face covers to help with the burns. Their dad drove a limo...just thought it was great to see how they grew up....Glad they were able to get some help...

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fitness Boot Camp week..etc..

Before the recital:After the recital
During the recital

Mothers Day lunch with Starr

This was her trying to find us in the audience. It was priceless....

Brandon Rhdyer.. :)

Michele and me at Brandon... :)

Tish and me... :)

All the girls with Brandon...

All I can say is..this Fitness Boot camp is kicking my butt literally....on Wednesday I couldn't squat to pee let alone get up on Thursday at 5am to do it all over again..but I did...I feel pretty good today, but knowing tomorrow is running the stadium makes me almost cry.. ;)
Here are some videos of Brandon Rhyder...and pictures from last Friday and Mothers Day. Hope everyone had a great day and a great week!

Can't hang on.....

Jacob singing Taylor Swift..... excuse my singing..but this is just too cute..

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

OK-I have many updated..but thought this was amuzing

and SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TRUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ....We are not having to deal with this anymore..but it is amazing how much it takes out of you!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Dave part 2

How embarrassing....but obviously I was having fun...LOL! More Warehouse

Funny story about this song...I had just said to Starr on the way out there that I would have loved to hear this..and he played it. :)

Ants Marching

Here was the actual Set List:
Saturday May 2 2009 Center
Bartender *
Stay Or Leave *
Where Are You Going
Funny The Way It Is *
You Might Die Trying *
Spaceman *
Corn Bread *
The Maker *
Why I Am *
Crush *
When The World Ends *
Dancing Nancies *
Warehouse *
Crash Into Me *
Grey Street *
Ants Marching
All Along The Watchtower *