December 12, 2011

My Christmas List and some memories

well it seems after saturday night, i actually could compile a christmas list.
you know, with me having kids and all, it isn't about me.
it's all about the kids.
so my list...nada.
that is,
until saturday night.
what? you don't know what happened saturday night?
have you been living under a rock?
Robert Griffin III won the Heisman.
He is from BAYLOR University.
what? you didn't know that BAYLOR is my alma mater?
have you been living in a ditch?
oh my goodness, I can not even begin to tell you the pure joy and excitement that led up to that moment.
Walt and I have been season ticket holders the past three years.
i can count on one hand the number of home games we have missed in three years...and for the last two years, we have carted our children to almost every home game.
obviously we didn't buy season tickets because Baylor football was so amazing,
we bought season tickets because
and now having a HEIIISMAN winner (no, that was not a typo)
oh my goodness,
it just gives me goosebumps.
a well, deserved winner, I might add.

This moment right here, it's unbelievably believable. It's unbelievable because in the moment, we're all amazed when great things happen. It's believable because great things only happen with hard work. The great coach Art Briles always says great things only come with great effort, and we've certainly worked for this.

That's right, everybody associated with Baylor University has reason to celebrate tonight. To my teammates, I'd like to say thank you. As we say, the hotter the heat, the harder the steel. No pressure, no dominance. We compete, we win. We are Baylor. Baylor we are, Baylor we'll always be, but it's up to us to define what that means, and this Heisman Trophy is only the beginning of that process.

To Baylor nation, I say this is a forever kind of moment, and may we be blessed to have many more like it in the future. God has a plan, and it's our job to fulfill it, and in this moment we have.

Do you know how many times he said "We" in just that little excerpt? TEN TIMES.
I'd like to think that since I am a part of "baylor nation" that part of that speech was written for me...
that little baylor fanatic that carts her children to almost every game.
that supported her school through the loses and the wins..
and loves baylor just the same.
that is so unbelievably proud to say that we have a HEIIISMAN trophy winner
because he DOES represent ALL that baylor is about. wish list..
since I WILL be going to the Alamo Bowl
to see my team,
and that HEIIISMAN winner play...
nothing too fancy..
just a precious little shirt...
no words, but speaks volumes

a pair of super man socks...with a cape

and a chance to see the HEIIISMAN trophy winner play for BAYLOR
hopefully not the last time...
but I must say, I've seen him play quite a lot.

and in honor of RG3....just some of my favorite BAYLOR football memories from the last three years...
people have always thought Walt and I were crazy to bring our girls to all the games..
I think it is pretty neat that both of my girls
have seen Baylor "Rise Up" and defeat all the odds.
and of course,
they've seen, first hand,
a HEIIISMAN winner :)

lots of pics...but only because we go to LOTS of games!!
me and my favorite season ticket holder!!

elosie's first game...
heeeeeey, sic'em


Baylor vs. RICE
sic'em with Aunt Poco
Baylor v. Kansas
Baylor v. Tech state fair

george's tent

eloise sic'em with her fav. OU fan
the boys making fun of the bjorn!
raising her right
happy bear
baylor v. OU

Baylor bowl game 2010

season opener 2011
had to get common grounds
eloise and her bff, pat
oh look, we've added a new bear to the family
emerson's 1st baylor game
she's taking it all in

huh? i don't know if I like all this football, every SATURDAY?!?
Walt and Matt...true fans

hey...sic'em Emerson!!

Baylor v. OU
we didn't actually make it to this game...
but we were with friends...
quite possibly one of the greatest moments of my life.

baylor homecoming
my two baby baylor thetas!!
tuckered out
this is what football is all about!!

December 7, 2011

stomach bug 2011

oh goodness. with two it is SO much worse. especially when they are as young as mine.
we had a great weekend.
we ventured to Baylor to the last game of the season,
we even went to church on Sunday and had a surprise visitor
we also went to a friend's birthday party...
then monday rolled around.
oh. oh. oh.
emerson started feeling crummy
turns out she has an ear infection
she was throwing up.
the doctor specifically asked me about eloise...
my response..
"oh, eloise? she's fine."
tuesday rolls around...
when eloise asked me if she could go "nigh night" at 10:30 in the morning, i knew something was off...
BOTH girls sick.
throwing up, fever, runny nose...
little eloise is crying looking at me saying, "body hurt"
and emerson...right after she throws up on me for the 5th time that day...what does she do?
she laughs.
of course she does...
that girl, always smiling.
wouldn't even know anything was wrong with her, if she wasn't throwing up.
and now it's wednesday....eloise is on the mend, em has only thrown up once... must come with the territory because...
now i've got it.
ugh. i hate you stomach bug.
despise you.
fingers crossed that walt doesn't get it.

this picture is classic.
we have been talking to eloise about santa...we've watched movies, she knows he brings her gifts, she's seen pictures...she was all excited, until she sat on his lap.
and emerson...i had given her a pancake 10 minutes before...little did i know, until the picture, that she was chipmunking it!!

my emerson is putting on some weight since she's started eating some people food.
girl loves her carbs, what can i say? and she's still chimpmunking that pancake!

LOVE our church.
they had little crafts set up for the children to do.
Eloise was coloring one of her sheep that goes in the manger.
i'm thinking she has a pretty good grip on that marker!

she had all these nativity stickers to choose from to make her doorhanger.
she is obsessed with stickers.
here we are decorating her bag...but she thought it was a "purse"
to put all her goodies in.
i knew i had a long nose...but this picture..

sweet little emerson will be able to participate next year.

daddy and eloise are making a craft..
baby jesus in the manger.

she won't let go of that purse.
we didn't want to take up too much of one of the sweet ladies time...
so after 3 pictures...this was the best we had.
at least walt and i know how to look at the camera. :)

then E and i went to our friend's Eli's 2nd birthday party!
Just momma and E went...daddy stayed home with e so she could nap.
Eloise was one of 2 girls there...all of my friends seem to have boys...but E loves it!
girl can hold her own!!
she LOVES balloons

Cameron and E go to Miss Jasmin's together...this was right after they planted one of each other's lips.
They love each other.
and these were the pictures I took to document the stomach bug of 2011.
here are my two sweet babies after their afternoon can tell that Em is feeling pretty bad. Of course, E has finally gotten the hang of the camera, so she was doing her best pose, even though she felt bad.
this was at approximately 3:35...
a bath at 3: 35?
yes...because of throw up.
my view from my chest at 4:30.
Walt loved my outfit...
gray sweat pants...(that i have worn the past 2 winters being pregnant, which now fall off my butt)and my santa sleep shirt. he specifically asked me to never wear that outfit again.
I told him after being thrown up on numerous times through out the day...this was all i could throw on and piece together.
big sis fell asleep on the couch at 5:00 watching mickey.
feels horrible.
and little on my chest.

hope that stomach bug never comes back.