A Christmas Walk with Us

November 29, 2010

I wanted to show everyone some of our pictures from the last few weeks. We've been feverishly putting up Christmas lights & decorations. We're so happy with the way the whole house turned out and wanted to let everyone see it!  We hope you enjoy A Christmas Walk with Us...


The view of our neighborhood all lit up!

Daddy putting the Angel on the tree

My decorations on my dining room table

This is the neighborhood that I have been building for 3 years.

Bella holding the Angel 

Daddy & Bella decorating the tree



Bella cheesing for the camera
This was the town my mom built before her passing.



Bella excited about the lights outside

And the Stockings Were Hung By the Chimney with Care

November 28, 2010

First let me follow up on Bella.  She is actually doing better. She had only one accident today and when she did she came up to tell me she didn't make it to the potty in time.  I gave her a big hug and told her not to worry, everyone has accidents & I was proud of her for letting me know. I could tell she was nervous telling me, so afterwards we sat down and I told her not to worry, that it's okay to have accidents as long as she is trying.

Today we put out all the Christmas lights on the house.  We had put the indoor decorations up last weekend so the house would be cheery for Thanksgiving.  Everyone commented how beautiful everything looked which made me very happy!  Now the outside also looks wonderful!  The funny thing is that all the houses around us also put up their lights and everyone has the white lights up instead of the multi-colored lights!  Looks like we were trying to match! Ha!

After we put the lights up, Eric & Bella went to fly her Superman kite at the park while I cooked dinner.  She didn't get her afternoon nap & I could tell she was exhausted by the time we got her into her bath.  Within 5 minutes of getting bathed, she was sound asleep on the couch. (Around 6 p.m.!) She's now in her bed sound asleep & Eric and I are relaxing and catching up on our TV shows!

Have a wonderful week! Here's some great blog hops to go to!






Honesty is All I Can Give

November 27, 2010

My daughter turns 4 in 2 months, and yet is still having "accidents" (#2 only) at least twice a day.  She's always had problems with having real poo-poo's and we've been to the doctor numerous times for it, but now I am at my wits end.  About 2 hours ago she had a major blow out in her new jeans, which I cleaned the entire bathroom and then put her in my shower to wash her down.  I never got upset or mad because I understand it's her medicine.  We sat down and talked about how she needs to tell me or just run to the restroom right when she feels the need to go potty.  She promised next time she would, and just now had another huge blowout in her 2nd pair of jeans for the day.  I know it's not completely her fault, but I swear I cannot take another huge bathroom cleaning or wiping her entire lower half down.  We go through toilet paper & underwear like crazy lately!  I am thinking we might go backwards and put her in pull ups again.  I am sitting here trying not to cry about this and knows there much worse things we could be dealing with, but honestly, I just don't know what else to do.

Thanksgiving was Wonderful!

November 26, 2010

Although I am still full and my kitchen is a little messy still, I have to say that we had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I was so blessed to have my Dad, sister, & nephew drive in to celebrate with us & Eric's family.  We all sat down around 5 p.m. to eat & afterwards watched our Horns loose their 7th game of the season! (That was not the best way to end the season!!)  Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun & my Dad made the best turkey I think I've ever had!

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Today is "black Friday" & I am buying online only!  Not adventurous enough to go to the outlets! Ha!  Have a fabulous weekend!!

Post It Note Tuesday!

November 23, 2010

This is really going to be my last post before Thanksgiving.  Ha!  I love post it note Tuesdays!





Family Christmas Card Photos

November 22, 2010


Outtake from our family photos... we were all laughing so much!
 
Munoz Family Christmas 2010

The Munoz Family Christmas Card 2010!


Weekend Review in Pictures

November 21, 2010

We had a wonderful family weekend!  We watched the tree light up, fireworks, took family Christmas pictures, and celebrated my SIL's birthday!  Here's our weekend in pictures, enjoy!


My beautiful baby girl (not such a baby anymore!)

The birthday girl & her hubby!

Bella at the Christmas tree lighting with Daddy, Grandpa, & Grandma
Our official 2010 Christmas Card Photo!



Since Thanksgiving is this week, I probably will not be able to post much, so I want to wish everyone & your families a very
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Stylish Blogger Award!

The Hip Chicks Guide awarded me my 1st award!  It's the Stylish Blogger Award! Thanks so much!!




Rules for accepting this award are: 

1. Thank & link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their Blog Award!


Here's my 7 things!...
1) I am unbelievably in love with my husband.  We've been together for 11 years & he is my best friend & soul mate!
2) My daughter is my life.  I live to make her happy, healthy, & for her to know she is loved more than life itself.
3) I absolutely love blogging!  I have been blogging for 4 years & just love it!
4) I have the best friends a girl could ask for.  I love my friends like family & treat them the same.  They are part of me, and for that I am grateful!
5) I was a gymnast for 12 years.  I quit when I almost broke my ankle doing an aerial during practice.
6) My dream growing up was to be the person who put advertisements in movies.  The kind where you don't even realize there was an advertisement until it's already shown.
7) I am actually really good at HTML & anything that has to do with computers.  I love making headers for people & changing the look of my blog often!

Great Giveaway!

Heading out to church but wanted to let everyone know about a great Gevalia Coffee Giveaway that Keeping up with the Rheinlanders is doing!  Go to her page and enter to win!  Have a great Sunday!!

Happy Birthday Sandra Dee!!

November 19, 2010


Tomorrow is my sister in law's 27th birthday!  We wish her a wonderful birthday weekend & hope she has the best year yet!  Can't wait to celebrate with you Sunday & at your birthday party!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDRA!!

It's Friday & I'm Hopping!

Here's some great blog hops for Friday!!



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Smart and Trendy Moms








This weekend we are starting to get into the Christmas (Holiday) spirit!  We're taking Bella to the annual Domain tree lighting Saturday night.  They will be having tons of cute things for the kiddos plus fireworks & of course lighting the tree!  She is super excited & so are her parents! Ha!

Sunday, we are putting up our Christmas tree & decorations at home.  We usually put them up the weekend after Thanksgiving, but since we're having Thanksgiving at our house this year, we wanted the house to be beautiful & festive!  Afterwards, we are meeting Eric's family for dinner at the Iron Cactus for my SIL's birthday!  (Happy Birthday Sandra!!) 

Also, Roxie is doing good.  She was very quiet and still most of the night.  I brought her bed downstairs for her to sleep in while we were up and she started shaking because she was so cold, so I moved her closer to the fireplace & put a blanket over her and that seemed to do the trick.  She slept most of the night & this morning was still groggy but doing well. 

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

My Poor Puggy

November 17, 2010

My little pug Roxie has had a rough day.  We thought she had a urinary tract infection, but even with antibiotics, she wasn't getting any better so we took her back to the Vet, and found out she has 4 marble sized stones in her bladder blocking the bladder almost entirely!  I was shocked and saddened at the news, but knew that no matter what, we'd get the surgery & get her all better.  She is scheduled for surgery at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.  Eric will be taking her to the vet in the morning and I will be on pins & needles all day until we hear she is okay!

I know she is a dog, but if you know me, you know she is not just part of my family, but one of my children.  We've had her since she was 6 weeks old & now she's 6 1/2!  We love her & Tuggy so much & cannot imagine our lives without either of them.  I will update when I hear anything tomorrow.

Update on 11/18/10:  Rox has gone through surgery and is doing great! She is resting & Eric's parents (God Bless Them!!) are picking her up and taking her to our house to rest and recoup.   Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes! 

Question for all ladies out there

November 16, 2010

I am starting to really like leggings with dresses or tunics, but I have yet to buy a pair.  I am searching all over for the most comfy, but still cute pair of black leggings!  If anyone has any suggestions about where to find some, it would be much appreciated!  (BTW I am 5'4" and long leggings are not so great for me! LOL)  Thanks for any help you can give me!

Post It Note Tuesday


Weekend Wrap Up

November 15, 2010

This weekend was pretty fun overall. Saturday, I met the girl's at Z-Tejas for Vicky's brunch baby shower.  With our group, if we're having a baby, we all get together and have brunch & pedicures instead of the normal baby shower.  It lets us relax and catch up with everyone, which is wonderful!  We had such a good time!

Saturday night we had our Wii Party & it was a blast!  Everyone showed up, ate tons of food, drank a little vino, & played Wii until the wee hours of the night!  I completely forgot to take pictures the whole night! 

This morning all 3 of us were so exhausted.  Bella's having her problems with going #2 again, and in the middle of the night in her sleep she went #2.  She was sleeping with us, and I woke up wondering what was going on.  We changed her while she was asleep and she never even woke up!  All 3 of us were tossing and turning all night afterwards though.  When I dropped her off at daycare, she asked Ms. Courtney if she could lay down instead of eating her breakfast!  I got her nap mat & she was happy as a clam to just lie down again! 

We are getting excited for this coming weekend.  We're going to the Domain Saturday evening to watch the annual lighting of their Christmas Tree!  We're not even mentioning it to Bella until we leave in case the weather is bad or it's too packed, etc.  Let's hope for only the best!!

Here's the blog hop I'm participating in today... love me some blog hops!



Mingle Monday

Friday Blog Hopping

November 12, 2010

Here's some great blog hops going on today!  It's such a wonderful way to meet new people and read great blogs! 


BoostMyBlogFriday




Smart and Trendy Moms

Our Infamous Wii Party Parties!!

November 11, 2010

This weekend we are having another Wii Party Party!  We haven't had one since May, and every time they are so much fun & tons of laughs! Tons of pictures gets taken and most never get posted...until today!! Here's some famous fun times from our previous Wii Party Parties, Enjoy!!


A bunch of the girls at the party
from left to right:
(Summer, Amanda, Vicky, Sonia, & Liz)

Two of my husband's best friends: Trav & Chris

Bringing out the Beatles Rock Band!

It may look like I'm skiing, but actually Wii bowling!

So much fun!

Thank You Veterans

To all who is currently serving or who has served, THANK YOU  for your service & courage.  It's because of you my family can live happy & free.  I am blessed to live in the USA, and you make it possible!

My Dad & Brother-in-Law are both veterans (my Dad served in the Air Force for 5 years, then the National Guard for 25 years!  My BIL served in the Navy for 4 years!) and I am so proud to call them family! 

I hope everyone take a minute or more to say thank you to a veteran today!  Happy Veteran's Day!

Wordless Wednesday

November 10, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

November 9, 2010

It's post it not Tuesday! I love this and haven't been able to do this in a while, so here it goes!!

Only Parent Chronicles
 
 






Weekend Wrap Up

November 8, 2010

This weekend we had so much fun!  Saturday Bella had her gymnastics class & this time, Daddy was able to come & watch!  It was a little disorganized & hectic, but she did well.  We are actually starting to look at different Gymnastic clubs to sign her up for a Saturday morning class there instead!  (I was a gymnast, so I am hoping she loves it as much as I do!)  Saturday afternoon we headed to The Ranch for Ally's 1st birthday party.  Melissa & Michael went all out for it and had a bouncy house & a pinata for the kids!  Bella just loved every second of it, & Ally was absolutely adorable! (I'll let Mel post all the great and fun pics!)

Sunday, Eric & I went to Race for the Cure. It was absolutely amazing!  Over 19,000 people participated & we are both so proud to be part of it! 

Afterwards, we did our normal grocery shopping & had fun watching football & cooking dinner.  Overall a great, fun, & relaxing weekend!

Race for the Cure

November 7, 2010

Today we ran in Race for the Cure.  It's something very close to my heart, and Eric & I have ran (or walked!) every year since 2006.  Sometimes I get to run here and the race in Dallas in the same year!  My mom was a breast cancer survivor, & I always run for her! Love you Momma! 


Here's a picture of us before we left for the race.  Excuse the way we look, we just woke up and got ready to race!  




We had such a great time running and even though my feet are horribly swollen & I feel like I've ran for way longer than I did, I am so glad we made it & I couldn't have ran with anyone better than my Hubby!!

Saturday Blog Hop

November 6, 2010

We're getting ready to go to Ally's 1st birthday party, but wanted to post the Blog Hop for today!  Check it out and meet some new Momma's!


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