Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas decor

Technically this is our second Christmas in this house, but last year we were winning a state championship, moving and going to Colorado so we barely had time to put a tree up, much less decorate.  So this year I felt the need to go all out with decorations.  Here is a glimpse inside our winter wonderland.

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Kitchen table

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Fireplace (fire courtesy of Mom and Dad Carter)

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Christmas lights that are still in the bag- not on the house.  Hubby is forgiven, he’s been busy.  :)  Maybe next year. 

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

*editors note: this post was actually written yesterday, December 25th, but posted today due to internet connections.  Yes, I do know which day Christmas is.

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Many thanks to my friend, Ally, for the wonderful Christmas cards!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


That’s right ladies and gentlemen.  The Katy Tigers are headed to the big dance for the third year in a row!  Katy would only be the third team in history to win three state championships in a row.  (notice a pattern here with the 3’s?)

This weekend we lined up against the Fighting Unicorns (seriously) from New Braunfels High School.  We played 4 full quarters of football and edged one out 14-6.  Our defense was stellar! 

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See…they REALLY are the unicorns!

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It was REALLY foggy at the end of the game!

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Please keep Mattypoo and the coaches and players in your prayers this week.  Matt does not do well with stress, and I think it would be safe to say that coaching in the state championship in Texas is about as stressful as it gets!  Please pray for endurance, both mentally and physically, for our coaches and players.  Please pray for safe travel for all of the people who will be driving to San Antonio.  Please pray for an injury-free week of practice and game.  And please, please pray for a Katy Tiger victory!

To make this weekend EVEN BETTER Jeff’s Chaparrals from Austin Westlake High School will be playing in the Division I game in San Antonio this weekend too!  Westlake will be playing Euless Trinity at 2pm and our game will be against Abilene at 7pm.  We both play at the Alamodome and we are both on the same side of the stadium.  I can’t tell you how incredibly happy I am to be able to watch both my boys play for a state championship this weekend and it not be against each other!  GO CHAPS!  GO TIGERS!

Last, we just want to stop and smell the roses.  We realize that some coaches can work their entire career and never see a state championship game.  We are very lucky and blessed at Katy to be 25 years old and playing for our 3rd state championship.  Without our hard-working coaches, our dedication of our players and support from our community we would not be here.  Thank you God for blessing our lives. 

Friday, December 4, 2009

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

But the fire is so delightful,

and if there’s no place to go,

let is snow, let it snow, let it SNOW!!

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Yes…SNOW!!  IN KATY!!!  I can’t even begin to describe to you how CrAzY school was today with junior high students and snow.  The 7th graders at KJH are located outside in temporary buildings so the students were able to experience the weather between classes.  By 9am KISD had decided to dismiss everyone early to avoid dangerous road and the kids went WILD!  Snow flurried began falling during 1st period and turned to real snow and started sticking to the ground during lunch.  The classes we saw after lunch basically just met outside and played!  What a fun day! 

The kids had so much fun; I can’t try to accurately describe their joy.  Maybe the pictures will help.  :)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My little sunshine…

Don’t you just want to eat her up!


I spent last weekend in Midlothian visiting the precious Ella and mommy Emily.  She is such a wonderful, sweet-mannered, adorable little baby!  I just can’t get enough of her!!!












And let’s not forget about Miss Mollie Mae!  She is precious too!