Friday, December 10, 2010

Same ol' same......

Cade had planned to tell Santa he wants a choo-choo-train.
Well....... I bet you can guess that didn't happen.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkey Day- Valley Style!

This was my 1st real Thanksgiving to host all by myself!
I made: pumpkin cheesecake, green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing/stuffing, and salad.
I bought: a smoked turkey from New Braunfels Smokehouse, rolls, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie.
I was gifted: a spiral cut ham.
It was a feast!!!!
There were 10.5 guests (0.5 being Caders) all at OUR house! It was FANTASTIC!
Pool, washers, darts, ping-pong, and Sequence were the games of the weekend.
We were lucky enough to have AMAZING weather.
I loved having everyone here. It was the BEST turkey day I have EVER had!
Thank you Langfords for letting me be part of your family!
And enjoy the variations in attire in the family pic below (some thought it was hot, some thought it was cold, and I was going to a wedding) :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Halloween 2010 and Jen's Wedding

A little late, but here it is!!!!
Cade hung out in his Halloween costume for all of 15 minutes and then tore it off. He had no interest...... But he sure looked adorable!

Last weekend we visited La Grange (actually some small town outside of La Grange, no clue what it was called) for my cousin Jen's Wedding. We wish her and Dusty many years of happiness!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

3 Day 2010- Dallas

The 2010 Susan G. Komen Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day for the Cure began on a chilly morning with an emotional Opening Ceremony at Collin Creek Mall. We were greeted right out of the gates by the first of 11 private cheering stations at the University of Texas at Dallas. Along the route, the Richardson fire department was out cheering and taking pictures with their pink t-shirts. We passed 4 local elementary schools throughout the day with children out to cheer. Lunch was at beautiful Valley View Park and was followed by a walk along the White Rock Creek Trail before we arrived at camp, our home away from home for the weekend.
We arose early on Saturday morning after a chilly night, ready to hit the Brookhaven College jogging trail. After pit stop 1 we crossed the first of 3 pedestrian bridges, where Citibank was cheering us on. There was a huge outpouring of community support along the way - more than 21 private cheering stations. The New Balance cheerleaders greeted us at pit stop 2 along with the school mascot of DeGolyer Elementary. Lunch was hosted at the Hockaday School grounds, and students were out cheering and helping direct traffic. As we passed the last public cheering station at Valley View Mall, we strolled by a continuous mile of private cheering stations - very invigorating! Next we headed into the town of Addison and into the Komen Corral at pit stop 4. We crossed the Addison suspension bridge and were on to the final stretch. That evening, we gathered back at camp for a Candy Coburn concert.
We began our final day of walking with a warm bus ride to Ursuline Academy. Sunrise brought warmer weather in the 70s and bright skies. We enjoyed a scenic route through the gorgeous Highland Park area and another tremendous day of community support all along the route. We received many treats, stickers, bracelets, beads, water, candy and doughnuts. Lunch was at the beautiful Reverchon Park with a pink fire truck for all of us to sign and take pictures with. We exited lunch on Katy Trail and crossed into the historic West End. We passed the American Airlines Center, the JFK Memorial and Pioneer Plaza into pit stop 4 at Main Street Garden. The final miles took us through Deep Ellum and our incredible journey ended with a celebratory Closing Ceremony at Cotton Bowl Plaza with our friends and family there to greet us. (written by Susan G Komen blogger)

Walked for my Aunt Carol who is fighting Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
Loved my team- 16 Pink Ladies and 1 T-Bird

60 miles- 3 Days- All for a CURE!!
2011- San Diego here I come (and most likely Dallas again too)
Susan G Komen 1/2 Marathon- Dallas, March 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


So we took these pics for our Christmas cards, I had planned on keeping them a secret, but.....
The boots Cade's wearing are from when Colby was a baby! SO COOL!!!! His mom gave them to us when we had Cade.
Last year, picture taking in a studio was a NIGHTMARE!!!
This year, Linda (our AWESOME photographer) suggested a park, and wow, what a difference! PRAISE GOD!
And yes, we will still be sending out cards! So look and forget these pics! Ha!

HOOK EM- Love The Langfords!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cade Turns 2!!!

Cade turned 2!!!!
He's a super small 2 year old! But he's the cutest 2 year old I know!! 24.4 pounds (10th%) 32.5 inches (10th%) and his head circumference was in the 5th percentile! He's a SHRIMP!!! He's still wearing 18 month bottoms, size 4 diapers, but 24 month shirts, and has the stinkiest size 5 feet ever!

He is talking soooo much! Most of the gibber-jabber I don't understand but he is saying a lot of words.... fish, dog, cat, water, milk, breakfast, I love you (one of my favs), football, light, donkey, monkey, Sponge Bob, Mickey Mouse, Elmo, and we love when he acts like an elephant- it's hilarious! He eats almost anything, but he won't even touch a vegetable! I hope he grows out of this!!!

Cade was lucky to have 2 parties, 1 at school and 1 at home with family. And we are all ready for Cade to LIKE having Happy Birthday sang to him with cake and candles!
Enjoy the pics below!

School Party

Family Party

Friday, September 24, 2010


Please pray for the Knight Family
Missy's an amazing mother, person, and Christian.
Her FB status last night.....
"Samuel received his healing tonight. He is now dancing in Heaven, eating ice cream and brownies. I will forever love and miss my perfect little boy."

Paul says, "we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." Temporary. This too shall pass. And the day on the other side of this night is going to be awesome!

When your heart has beaten for the last time, there's only one thing that God will be looking for at the gates of eternity: Jesus, His Son, with His arm around you saying, "This one's with Me."

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Support The Pink Ladies + 1 T-bird!

One person is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States. That's a pretty startling statistic. No one should have to face this disease, so in order to create a future without breast cancer, I walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.

It's a 60-mile walk over the course of three days that raises funds for breast cancer research and community programs. Last year, I had an incredible experience participating in this event. I raised $2300 and met so many wonderful friends along the way.

This year is a VERY special year for me. Sadly one of my favorite aunts was diagnosed with Stage 4, Triple Negative Breast Cancer earlier this year. The news hit our family like a ton of bricks. It makes you realize that at any moment, you or a loved one could be diagnosed with the awful disease.

Walking 60 miles was hard, but I will keep walking until breast cancer is no longer a threat. I walk because everyone deserves a lifetime. I walk because I can. I walk to support my aunt and my family and my friends.

Please make a donation to support my fundraising efforts and this important cause. Then consider making that donation every month for the next four months, using the payment plan option available if you donate online at Many companies have matching gifts programs, so please ask your employer if they will double your donation with a matching gift**.

To make a donation, simply follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising Web page. If you don't want to donate online, you can download and print a donation form from that page that you can mail in with your donation.

I appreciate your support. The walk is the 1st weekend of November so please donate today.
Donate for your mom, your grandmother, your father, your aunt, your child, or yourself!

EVEN $10 will help!!!!!!!

Warm regards,

P.S. I plan on reaching my fundraising goal by November 1, so please don't wait. Donate today!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Still in transition....

So we FINALLY closed on our house a few weeks back. We were able to get a Professional Loan with Compass Bank (thanks to Courtney for the advice) and closed in 2 weeks. It's amazing what a different lender can do. There were no questions or concerns, it was smooth sailing. Praise God for that!
So presently we are still in a waiting period.... We are updating the house a lot! From floors to lighting to a new oven to painting to new light fixtures, you name it, it's happening right now. It's going to be gorgeous once we finally move in! This whole experience has taught me SO much about patience! Patience is one of my weaknesses for sure. The projected move in date is September 25, and I need prayers from ALL of you that this will happen!
So presently we are residing in "retirement-ville" as my good friend MP likes to call it! Ha! We literally are the youngest by at least 50 years! This place is where the winter-Texans reside. Most of the people here are either A) going through a separation, B) bored with life C) winter-Texans that have never left or D) all of the above. SO obviously us being in our 30s with a baby is a site for the other residents. We are bunking it up in a little 2 bedroom furnished (year of decoration most likely 1967) duplex that's on a major highway, so we are blessed with road noise 24/7. The queen bed Colby and I are sleeping on forces us to the center, so a lot of "cuddling" and maybe some "love kicks" are occurring nightly! Poor Cade is sleeping in his travel Baby Bjorn crib, and I think he's about fed up with that! I know I sound negative about this whole experience, but honestly it has been quite comfortable, comical and just down-right interesting! Hahahahahaha Our "neighborhood" is called the Texan Guest Ranch, YEE-HAW!!!! It has a Workout Barn and a Laundry Barn, I know you are SO jealous! I can always take any of you on a tour anytime you visit us!

But since my last post, we have had a lot of fun. We visited Puerto Vallarta for Melissa Peters wedding. Her and Adam are now Mr and Mrs Allgood. Yes, they changed BOTH of their last names, so cool. It was a fabulous vacation and a gorgeous wedding. Below are a few pics!

And last weekend we went to Fredericksburg, one of my favorite places to visit. My family and Colby's family all went together. How blessed am I that our families get along so well. I am sure all the wine drinking helped that (in all seriousness, the families really love each other and we all love wine too which helps)! The trip was fantastic and relaxing. I think this may end up being a yearly tradition!

And then Cade showed his Texas spirit this weekend! Hook em'!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tough times......

Us Langford's have been through a whirl-wind of crud lately!!!
It started June 27, we decided to stay in McAllen and buy a home.
We found our dream home very quickly and we were so excited.
We began the process, and wow, what a process this has been.
Due to the whole mortgage crisis, getting a loan is like pulling a distally bony impacted wisdom tooth without anesthesia!
Colby and I have credit scores in the mid-high 700s, we have plenty of money in the bank, and we have steady, dependable jobs..... but that's not enough these days!!!!
So we were told we would close today, Aug 6.
Well yesterday I get a call, our mortgage insurance has not approved the appraisal. This appraisal has been done over twice and obviously this woman has no clue what the heck she is doing, lovely!
So obviously our closing date isn't happening today.
But the best part of this is........... ta-da!
We are homeless. Our rent house already has new renters that are moving in Monday!
So today we have packers here, packing our stuff. Tomorrow they move it into Pods.
Then we move to the Drury Suites (which sounds a bit drury to me).
PRAISE GOD we leave for Puerto Vallarta next Wednesday for 5 nights, we will need a break from our suite that's not going to be as sweet as we desire!
So say a prayer for us.
Imagine a 2 room suite with me, Colby, Cade, 2 pugs, and a cat! Wow this adventure may get comical!!!!!!!
We are requesting a new appraisal, by a new appraiser. We will know Monday if this request is granted. Then when we return from PV, hopefully we will have good news. If not, we will move into an apartment till we find another home that we love!
Pray, pray pray!!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The chicken

Cade loves this box, he spends hours playing in it, and now he acts like a chicken..........