I really suck at blogging lately, but I am determined to change that.
Here's what's been up since the golf tournament.
* We had our first Prosper Desperate Housewives Poker Night.
Holy Texas Hold 'Em.
We managed to play 4 hands.
Four hands in 4 hours.
We might have gotten a little side tracked.
Love these girls!
* I finally got around to taking the boys to In-N-Out Burger.
hamburgers = good
The boys didn't care for the fries, but at this point, it's more the novelty of going.
* Let's talk braces.
Remember when Austin and Preston got braces last summer?
Well, because Ryan worked for such a small company,
the only dentist/orthodontist we could go to was Monarch Dental.
They are horrible.
With his job, we have new and much improved insurance,
so we were free to go to anyone as long as as they are in our network.
Long story short, I made an appointment with a new orthodontist literally around the corner.
They informed me that they will need to take the boys' braces off, and start all over.
That means the $3,000 we've spent thus far is basically down the drain.
By the time they're out of braces, we will have spent about $10,000.
* Summer is quickly coming to an end, but before it is officially gone...
IT'S LAKE HOUSE TIME, BABY!!
We are leaving early Saturday morning for 7 fun filled days of
boating, tubing, fishing, swimming and relaxing!
Look how much younger the boys look the last time we were there:
We're letting The Teenager bring a friend this year,
which means we are continuing to move swiftly into a different era of parenting.
We're no longer cool enough to hangout with 24/7.
The Teenager needs supplements.
Ryan and I both remember those days.
Can't wait to see Lake Hamilton!
* Speaking of summer coming to an end,
I've decided that I'm going to substitute teach here in Prosper this school year.
I thoroughly enjoyed being home last year,
but I have to admit, I got a little stir crazy at times.
Substituting would allow me a lot of flexibility and a little extra cash to put straight into savings!
I decided to make a little something something to drop off at all 6 of our campuses here.
You know, something to make the principals remember me.
They're mini clipboards with my contact info, all my teaching experience,
my various certifications and references.
* Ryan and I went to Winstar this past weekend to see Billy Currington.
We had such a great time
and brought the camera to document all the fun, only to discover
that I had left the memory card in my laptop at home.
The next night we went back to a theater that we have been to a few other times.
It's called iPic.
We went early and Ryan killed me in multiple games of pool
while we shared a bottle of wine before we watched
Cute movie, and totally out of character for Jennifer Aniston's typical roles.
Y'all still here?
* Sara and I met up Sunday at Cafe on the Green
at the Four Seasons resort for brunch with Dee who was in town from North Carolina.
She is precious, as is Sara's new baby, John Robert.
I have pics of the day somewhere on my computer.
I edited them, and they disappeared.
I'm hoping Dee will email me the ones she took!
* I am receiving daily messages from the high school about
things such as freshman orientation, parking tag registration, etc.
Slow down, people.
I'm not ready yet.
Austin will be 15 in just over 4 weeks!!
Totally freaks me out.
That's like almost driving, dating and attempting to sneak out age.
How in the hell am I going to make it through the boys being in high school?
I held Sara's sweet angel yesterday, and he's so small.
Yet, they they grow so big, so fast.
Makes me wish I could slow the clock down.
Enjoy your babies, friends.
Have a great week!!