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