...And One To Grow On!

A few of my friends have recently celebrated their birthdays!
Happy Birthday to K.C., Shawna, Lacey, Amanda and Michel Ann!

Dinner at Fireside Pies for K.C.'s birthday!

Dinner at Cole Vine's for Shawna and Lacey's birthdays!

Amanda and Michel Ann

Dinner at Mi Cocina for Amanda and Michel Ann's birthdays!!

We Came, We Saw, We Lost...

A few weeks ago, Michael and I attended the Southwest Classic game against the Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks at the new Texas Cowboy stadium. The weather didn't fully cooperate with us, but we made the best of it. Thank goodness for the Baird's tailgate tent! Not only did it help keep us dry, but Lacey's mom and Mikey's mom both made lots of yummy food for everyone. There was also no shortage of beer!

Let me just say, the new stadium definitely lives up to it's name and it guess everything really is BIGGER in Texas! If you haven't had a chance to attend a game or event at the stadium yet, add it to your list of things to do! The giant T.V. screens alone make this a sight to see.

The Aggies started strong, but we didn't get the win. We had so much fun hanging out with our Aggie friends and I hope the Southwest Classic game becomes a tradition. Until next year Hogs...

Tamra & Michael

K.C., Lacey, Shawna, Tamra & Courtney

The gang at the pre-game festivities

Michael & Tamra

Jerry World

"Where are you going? I've got your ticket..."

Look at the crowd heading in...

The Bairds

The huge doors that have to be opened for the roof to be open.

One of the smaller T.V. screens

The field

Jerry Jones is a Razorback alum and the architect (in khaki) of
the new stadium is a Former Aggie...I think this is how the
Southwest Classic game became a reality.

Courtney & David

Lacey & Mikey

Michael & Tamra

Courtney & Shawna

Tamra & Lacey

Aggie Band getting ready to perform.

"Now forming at the north end of Kyle Field..."
(the Aggies will understand)

Texas Aggie Band

Turning while in formation...amazing!

The resolution on the T.V. screen was so good!


Bring on the Pepto...


Heaven on Earth ('Provo' for short)

Michael and I recently took a trip to Turks & Caicos. We spent a week at the Gansevoort and had a wonderful time. The highlights included relaxing by the pool and beach, visiting the hotel spa, exploring the island in a rental car (they drive on the other side of the street!), horseback riding on the beach, snorkeling and some great food! It's really hard to put it all the incredible details into words or capture them in the pictures below. We hope to return in the future!

{If you're a Facebook friend or received the Kodak gallery link, then you've seen the pictures below...but feel free to have a 2nd or 3rd look!}

History: The Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Dependent Territory comprising 40 islands and cays, lie at the southeastern end of the Bahamas chain, 575 miles southeast of Miami and 90 miles north of the island of Hispaniola. The islands are generally flat, with rolling hills. The highest elevation is approximately 250 feet at Blue Mountain on Providenciales, while hills on Grand Turk rise to 163 feet. The Islands aptly proclaimed, "Beautiful by Nature," are the landfall islands of Christopher Columbus' first voyage in search for the far east.

Source: Where When How - Turks & Caicos Islands