Monday, December 29, 2008

My newest nephew

Ginny is one of my bestest friends. I met her when I was 19 and started working part-time in the mailroom at USAA.

Ginny and I have done some of the weirdest things together..., One that stands out is the time we attended a weight-loss by hynosis seminar, in which we laid on a ballroom floor with tons of other people..giggling and peeking to see if anyone was really getting hypnotized because we certainly were not. I took my first cruise with her and we once drove from Orlando to the Florida Keys for a girls only weekend. We have so much fun together, whether we're trying to get hynotized or just vegging on the couch watching tv.

Four months ago Ginny (and hubby Donnie) welcomed into their family a beautiful baby boy, Colton Lee, and I was finally able to visit them for a weekend before Christmas. Of course I brought along my new camera (Canon 50D, yipee!) and snapped some pics.
Isn't he a doll?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

It seems like a De La Garza Christmas tradition has become to make one of us cry over a gift. It started with my dad years ago and we made him cry at least two years running...then it was mom, then Christy, then Michelle...and this year it was my turn. Michelle, knowing how much I will miss the kids when I move to Dallas (14 days to go!) ordered a blanket for me, printed with pictures of all the kids (using pics taken by me and Christy over this past year.) I started bawling before I could even really get a good look at the blanket because Michelle attached a sweet note and I couldn't even read it, Ryan had to read it outloud for me. Oddly, I haven't taken a picture of the blanket yet, but I will really soon. The pics I do have are of the the gift the twins got from Santa....a go cart. Yep, a real, live, go cart. Completely safe as it only goes as high as 6 miles per hour! But the boys just love it and I know Marcus and Ryan are really jealous of Michael because he barely meets the maximum weight requirements.

I'm in Dallas today, setting up my apartment, loading the fridge and pantry with groceries and preparing for my cable install. Jamie came with me and poor thing has been working her butt off. Hauling a butt load of groceries up to the apartment (we have to go from the parking garage up to the lobby, past the entrance door, then down some stairs thru another lobby lounge and to the elevator up to my apartment.) was NOT fun or easy. I'm really grateful she came to help, it would have been hell otherwise. And she hasn't even complained yet...but I've promised to take her to the Galleria mall so I think that's the real reason behind her good mood!

Here are a few pics from Christmas morning.......

Das was supervising, but doesn't he look like he wants a turn? LOL!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ethan's bedtime habit

For about two years now, Michelle and I noticed a weird sleeping habit of Ethan's. He likes to shove his arms and legs (mostly his legs) under your body when he sleeps. It was kind of cute at first, but now that I've been taking turns sharing a bed with him for the past few months, it's not so cute. It is really uncomfortable when all of a sudden a foot or leg is shoved under your back, stomach, butt, it, he's been there. Our only guess as to why he does this is that he was the twin at the bottom in Michelle's belly, so for almost 9 months he had his foot shoved up Isaiah's ass and that's comforting to him. And apparently it's comforting to Isaiah too because as you can see from the picture below, he does not mind one bit!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The new 'do

Here's what happened with my hair! I sat in my stylist's chair and we
both agreed to leave the bangs alone but to take some length off.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hair -- to cut or not to cut?

Ok, here's the deal. At the end of October I paid a pretty penny to have my hair straightened a-la the japanese straightening way. I love the results...blowdrying my hair takes 3 minutes instead of 10 minutes of fighting with frizz and curls. The money spent was well worth it.


My bangs are losing their mind. They WON'T stay out of my face and it drives me crazy. If I look the slightest bit downwards my vision gets impaired by my damn bangs and it pisses me off.

Just a little while ago I went digging thru my purse for a bobby pin - found one, yeah! - and just grabbed the offensive hair and pinned it away from my face. I'm happy, I can see, but now I look like a 12 year old goober.

I have a haircut appointment tomorrow night. What do I do? I'm not really digging the long hair thing - windy days really makes my vision impaired, and I miss my short chic haircut days. Should I chop it off?

You have a little over 24 hours to give me your opinion.