Thursday, December 28, 2006

More Bowling Pictures

While the kids were eating their pizza and cake, I took a few minutes to play around with my camera and the bowling lanes and balls. Here were a couple of pictures that I liked the best...

Screaming, Presents, Pizza, and Cake.....

....must be a nephew's birthday party!!

We went to our nephews birthday party on the 21st at a bowling alley on the UT campus. I had no idea they had a bowling alley that was open to the public. There were about 15 or so kids that were at the party and the kid to adult ratio was about 2 to 1. While they kids bowled, Jim and I found an air hockey table and played three games. Jim started off strong, but then I kicked his ass the next two games!!!!!!!!!! I ended up beating him 2-1 :) I love winning!

The kids seemed to have a really good time bowling, then eating pizza and cake, then of course opening presents. We had a good time watching all of the festivities!

Here are some pictures from that night:

Dawson Bowling

Ryan doing a little dance after rolling his ball down the lane

Dawson showing his good birthday score

The mandatory self portrait

Waiting patiently to cut the cake!

Jim is attempting to lift Caden off of the floor while

Caden was doing his best dead weight impression

I asked Caden to do his bestest meanest grossest face,,,, here is what I got...

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Guess who's Birthday it is.......

MY MOTHER!! Let's get together and sing a little song for the little lady who is turning 21 today!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Mummy,
Happy Birthday to YOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

In celebration of the birth of the Mutha, I thought I would post some pictures I had of her in various places and poses!! :)

The Card Shark

Testing out Halloween Costumes

At the Eagles/Cardnials game

Trying to get in touch with her tribal side

Look at the two brownies.... they look sweet, don't they?

In her spare time, she cracks open safes for the police

But her real passion is playing the slots!

At Keith and Gilat's vineyard wedding

Nice Penis necklace!

Mummy and Pop Pop's summer home

What a WONDERFUL Christmas gift!!!!


The Birds are on their way to the PLAYOFFS!!! WOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Monday, December 25, 2006

M e r r y C h r i s t m a s ! ! !
I hope everybody has a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

We had a short in our circuit at home, which blew our router, so I don't have internet access. Jim still does so I can use his computer. But I can't download new pictures until we get a new router, and I'm not going to Best Buy until after Christmas :) Here are some older pictures of Chewie, Taylor and a squirrel they chase. :)
Chewie trying to eat through branches of our little tree just to get the squirrel.
One of the squirrels who torment Taylor and Chewie

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Scary news when you work in a mall....

Shoppers Ready for Last-Minute Assault on MallsA new survey reports that there are plenty of shoppers waiting until the very last minute to go Christmas shopping. A Deloitte and Touche survey showed:

65 % Still have gifts to buy
14 % Haven’t started
47 % Spent most of their holiday budgets on sale items
20 % Haven't purchased anything at full price
68 % Have purchased at least one unplanned gift
42 % Have purchased three or more unplanned gifts
53 % Haven’t purchased gift cards yet, implying an impending run on gift cards
37 % Plan to spend $100 or more on gifts between now and Christmas
35 %Plan to buy some gifts between Dec. 26 and Dec. 31
34% Said the stores they visited didn't have enough sales help
30 % Abandoned a purchase because of long checkout lines
42 % Left a store without buying because the item was out of stock
63 % Visited a store’s Web site before dropping in on the store

SOURCE: Deloitte & Touche USA. Survey of 564 U.S. consumers conducted online Dec. 18. Margin of error is plus or minus 4 points. The survey said that shopping today, tomorrow and Saturday will be crowded and that store inventories will be low

Monday, December 18, 2006

Healthy for most, evil to me

I thought I would try to expand what we ate, so I incorporated an acorn squash to our meal. I found a recipe which looked really good and was easy to make so I made it. It was okay, nothing special and kind of bland unless you totally covered it in the marinade. I don't have the recipe with me now, but I'll post it later in case any of you would like to try it. Well, about 30 minutes after dinner, my stomach informed me that it was very unhappy with my vegetable selection. :0 I'll just leave it at that and let you use your imagination to figure out what I am talking about.

Here are some pictures of the evil side dish...

Pretty and Shiny

Jim had to work so hard at changing out our spare bathroom faucet. Appartanly, if you leave pipes for over 30 years, they get all gross and stuck together :) I thought I would post a couple of pictures of our new upgrade!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Foggy Morning

On Friday I woke up to a foggy Austin. I love taking pictures in fog. Fog usually makes an area look completely different. Before work I stopped by Town Lake to take pictures and take advantage of the fog! :)

Pics Around Town

I did something on Thursday night that I have been wanting to do for quite some time, I took pictures of downtown Austin at night. I like the way they came out, and I plan on going back down to test out some different angles and camera settings. Blogger has been a total shit to me when I add pictures to a post, so I'm crossing my fingers that it goes through okay!!


I not sure if I should be pissed at Blogger (this site) or at the website that I use to store my pictures on. Every time I try to add picture to my blog, I get a ton of errors. I tried Flickr (see the post below) but I can't figure out how to add more than one picture at a time. Shit. I guess I'll keep trying!

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin, originally uploaded by dabs06photos.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

New Shoes

I bought a pair of new shoes the other day (a late birthday present to myself) and I am so happy that I bought them. I was debating while in the store whether I wanted/needed them. Well, I was able to quickly determine that I didn't need them, but I knew if I didn't buy them I would want them. I am SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy that I bought them becuase I love wearing them. They are a little different than I normal wear, and I think that is why I like them :)

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

This weekend was relatively low key. We went out to dinner and a movie on Friday night. We saw Casino Royal, and I have to say it was pretty good. Not only was the new Bond pretty darn hot, I enjoyed the plot/story line.

On Saturday I met up with Kelli and George to take their engagement photos around Austin. We made a couple of stops at Hotel San Jose (where they got engaged), the capital, a park near Town Lake, and on the campus of St. Edwards. All were beautiful sites! I haven't been to Hotel San Jose before, but once you walk through the doors it feels as if you are in a different city. It is very serene with great plants and trees all around you!

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Jim was working on the bathroom while I was out with Kelli and George. He thought he was going to have a quick project changing out the faucet in the spare bathroom, but it took him over 4 hours to work on it. The faucets that were on there were probably installed over 30 years ago. The pipes leading to the faucet were all rusted over so he had a terrible time trying to get them off. Poor guy, I was out having fun and he was stuck under the sink in a small bathroom. I took a picture before I left....

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