30 December 2015

22 December 2015

Andrew Conrad

Remember this? Haha Suze you're such a good sport.

Well, I didn't think it was fair for Calvin to get a bunting and not Andrew. We don't want him thinking that his Aunt Nen doesn't love him. Even though his amniotic fluid's on one of Aunt Nen's towels from the very focused car ride to the hospital. I ran red lights and everything. I'm kind of a badass.

Oh, kid. Your birth story is pretty good. But that's for another day. Just remember when I answered your mom's midnight phone call asking for a ride to the hospital, she started by asking, "Whatcha doing?" Like it was just another day. How ironic!

14 December 2015

red velvet


When I watched this part of this episode, I felt so much love for him. NOBODY UNDERSTANDS that red velvet is nothing special. But he does. He understands!


13 December 2015

Twelve Days of Christmas for Hubs 2015

The Twelve Days of Christmas for Hubs is back again! A few years ago I saw a neat idea that I thought I'd try for Christmas.
The idea is to give your hubs a gift on the 12 days leading up to Christmas, following the number theme. It was a huge hit, so it has become a tradition.

This year we decided to go backwards, starting with the number 12. Mostly because the gifts would be more useful in that order.

12 Days of Christmas for Hubs

Day 12: A Texas Parks Annual Pass. Twelve months! Because he likes camping. This one is good for all Texas parks, all year. I printed out a map and laminated it with the pass. Because any excuse to use the laminator...

Day 11: Eleven items that might be useful while camping. Noticing a theme? A camping trip is pending and there's always a need for travel-sized bug spray and easy-to-apply sunscreen! Plus a few other necessities like Duck tape and hand sanitizer.

Day 10: Ten hot sauces to tantalize his taste buds. Obviously this is a lot of hot sauce for one person, but it's a fun taste-test and there's plenty to share!

Day 9: Nine scratch off lotto tickets. Because he just might win big! And because 9 is a hard number and scratch offs are easy to buy in any multiple.

Day 8: Eight ounces of fancy shaving cream. Because even though he has a beard right now, things need shaving every once in a while. 

Day 7: Seven ounces of peach rings. Because the man likes his peach rings.

Day 6: A six pack of beer. Because you don't mess with a good thing.

Day 5:  A five pack of chocolate coated licorice. Because for some reason I thought he liked licorice. I was wrong. Oops!

Day 4: I made up for the Oops on Day 5. Four bottles of liquor. A winner every time.

Day 3: Three cigars to smoke at holiday parties. Because after the new year, he'll be trying to cut back.

Day 2: Two bic lighters! Because like last year, all of our lighters disappeared. And by disappeared I mean they got thrown into the bonfire with all the leftover fireworks during 4th of July. That was spectacular, actually.

Day 1: A Nirvana Tshirt. Because I heard him say he needs a new one, even though he's already got one. I think he probably meant he needs a new style, but I wound up getting him the same one. So now he has two. So he can wear them more often! Yeah!

The 12 Days always make our holidays more enjoyable, but this year  I definitely think these silly little gifts helped him wind down and get into the holiday spirit after a tough semester.  Even a grown man can get excited to open a gift early, which is the best part to me.
See all 12 Days of Christmas for Hubs

10 December 2015


My laptop is on its last leg. Which is why I haven't been blogging much. But, you know, Christmas is coming... Hopefully the situation will be rectified soon. In the meantime here is a post from my phone.

Suzy's tweet this afternoon  had me cracking up.