WE SHALL CALL HIM....PJ!
A few Sundays back after a long day of doing yard work Brandon and I were relaxing in the living room when the dogs started going crazy at the front door. Brandon got up to see what the commotion was about and guess what we saw? A cat! We opened the door to check him out and see what his situation was and he marched right in our house and went and plopped down on the couch! RIDICULOUS!! So yeah we kept him! He has the best personality, he is so "whatever!" He reminds me of my cat growing up, he acts more like a dog rather than a cat. He LOVES to talk and is a shadow wherever you go! We watched around the neighborhood for signs and in the newspaper to see if anyone was looking for their pet, but there were none to be found - so he is officially part of the Hawkins!! We were going to the vet to get him fixed and de-clawed, but he has already had his man parts removed! Yeah one less thing! He is now scheduled to have his deadly sharp claws removed next week! Welcome to the fam PJ! :o)
I think I am going to officially make this couch mine :o)
Already rotten to the core!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
I celebrated my 28th birthday a few weeks ago and got to have a 4 day celebration! Man, am I a lucky girl or what! Here is what events occurred over those 4days....
THURSDAY: My actual birthday! When I woke up that morning it was pouring rain! The streets were SUPER flooded so my hubby was nice enough to get out of bed at 4:45 AM to take me to work so I wouldn't have to wade across the Illinois river! When I walked into work I had the prettiest flowers from the girls I work with! For lunch we had Jason's Deli and then for dessert Morgan made this AWESOME cake! It was so yummy! Cameron, Rach, Morgan, Diane, Sally, Tammy, Maria, and Hali all got me great gifts and made my birthday work day super special! That evening we met my family at Luigi's (my fav) for my birthday dinner! The food was fantastic and I got some amazing gifts from my family! I am such a lucky girl! I am saving up for a new camera and I got lots of gift cards and cash to go towards the big purchase! Thanks guys! The highlight of the evening was my birthday cake that Nana and Terrie made me! It was pretty much AMAZING! They did an awesome job! If you know me the cake pretty much speaks for itself! This thing was HUGE and seriously probably weighed a good 30 pounds! It looked so real! Nana got kind of embarrassed about it, but everyone in Luigi's thought it was a hoot! It was an awesome cake that tasted yummy! You girls have ALOT to live up to next year! After Luigi's we headed to Sedona Grill to hang out on the patio before turning in for the night!
My soggy gift from Cameron :o)
Mo with her yummy cake she made me!
The whole gang!
Life partners :o)
Some crazy ladies!
Butt cake - YUM!
All the fam!
This pic just seemed appropriate for the Butt Birthday Party!
Best gift ever!
Not wanting to take a pic :o)
Bran mentally preparing himself for mummers!
My fav pic of Cam - such a hoot!
Brothers from the same mother...
Ran, Sam, Tana, and Jeremiah!
Jess under fire!
2 crazy ladies!
The Gasser girls with me and Rach!
Friday - this pic just makes me laugh!
Emily showing off her new stach tat!
Whoa buddy!Yes....we are crazy :o)
My fav pic ever!
Trent where's your popcorn?!?
Don't be scared Michelle!
Tana & Jeremiah
Brandon on stage!
Working his program!
Bran & Wes
Hali & Karis
4 lovely ladies :o)
Me & my handsome hubby!
Well one Friday in July while fro-mama was staying with us while her parents were out of town we decided to load the car up and take a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo! This was Abby's first big car ride, first time to stay in a hotel, first time to swim in a "BIG" pool, first time to go to the zoo, and first time to be away from her parents this long...all of this while we are potty training of course!
Popcorn is good in my belly!
Being Abby is hard work!
When we got into the Dallas area we checked into our hotel and immediately went to check out the pool! She was sooooo excited about swimming, but first we needed to go get some grub in our hungry belly's so off to Saltgrass we went! The food was yummy as usual! What are we waiting for!?!
I love my Uncle Brandon!
I love me some bread!
Once we got back to the hotel and gave our food a chance to settle it was off to the pool we went! Fro Mama was FEARLESS! She just jumped right in! We started out with floaties, but once she learned that she could move a little easier in the water without them, we ditched those bad boys! Brandon and I were so proud of her! After a few hours in the pool it was time to scrub a dub and get read for our zoo adventure the next day!
Future synchronized swimmer :o)
On Saturday morning we woke up and got ready to go to the Fort Worth Zoo! Brandon, myself, and her parents had been talking about the zoo with her for the past couple of weeks and practicing all the animals and there noises, so she was roarin' and ready to go! Before heading to the zoo we stopped and had breakfast at Chick-fill-a! Yum! Once we got to the zoo we went and explored every animal and took lots of pictures! She loved it! She even got to feed the birds and pet some animals (which is quite unusual for her to want to do!) We spent almost 5 hours at the zoo and she did AWESOME! We didn't even have any potty accidents! Woo Hoo! What was so funny is that she wanted to be in the exact area where the animals were, so we would catch her trying to climb up the fence to "get in there with them!" After sweating at the zoo and so much adventure it was time to head back to the hotel for a nap! She feel asleep in about 2.5 seconds once we got in the car and hit the road! She was trying so hard to be big girl and re-live all the animals and the noises they make, but nap time won!
Chicken for breakfast = YUMMY!
Let's get this party started Jess!
Where should we go first?!?
Deep conversation with the elephant....
Loving the giraffes!
Obsessed with the crocodile!
This is a very rare image!
Come here pretty bird!
Trying to "get in there" with the animals!
One pooped Fro Mama!
After heading back to the hotel and taking a nap we went to have dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse! Fro Mama was still a little pooped from the day and did not have much of an appetite so we decided to skip out on the pool and hang out in the room after dinner and head to bed a little early for the ride home!