Nay Nay’s Bday


Tranee and I met our junior year of high school, she did not talk AT ALL. It wasn’t until senior year that we became friends and she decided that I was worth talking to. She just lived a few streets over from us and somewhere along the way our family became like family. We just fell into an easy rhythm and more often than not over the last few years, we spent holidays together. I was even surprised last year when she wanted to have Thanksgiving and Christmas at her home in Killeen, but I suppose we are growing up some now. My brother used to call her Nay Nay (and he wasn’t 3 at the time) and so it stuck. My mother refers to her as Nay Nay in conversion now and I think if the dog could talk, she would too.

Tranee has grown into a wonderful woman, a person that I am proud to know. Happy Birthday Nay Nay!

Spidey Devin had a BIRTHDAY

Spidey Devin

Devin and Pinata


Devin and gifts

Today is Devin’s 4th birthday and we celebrated it on Saturday. Sandra did a fabulous job of putting the party together. Devin opened all his gifts pretty quickly. He had to see what was in every package IMMEDIATELY. After his whirlwind unwrapping session he hugged everyone in the room and said thank you. This little guy is growing up to be a pretty sweet and polite kiddo and I’m very proud to say that I have a perfect attendance record at this child’s birthdays.

Sandra turns a Quarter Century

Sandra's 25th birthday
This picture may look a mess, but it was a fun night and I think this captures that. Sandra has turned 25. This girl continues to amaze and impress me. She works full time while raising two adorable boys. Sandra has taught me so much about how lovely things can be if you just put a smile on your face. Thank you Sandra for 7 years of inspiration, I can’t wait to see what I learn from you in the rest of our grown-up years.

The Oswalt Men


Friday we celebrated JMO’s 25th birthday with a trip to Star Pizza with his family. JMO loves pizza, and the rest of us enjoy it. As always it was good to spend time with the Oswalts. They are fun people who truly enjoy the company of the their family. The Oswalt Men got one side of the table, Trent and JMO continually elbowed each other and a good time was had by all. It is hard to believe that JMO is now twenty-five. Twenty-four was eventful, I can’t wait to see what twenty-five holds.

Christine's Birthday

Christine @ art show

Ms. Faller’s birthday was on Sunday, and I am running a few days behind on appreciating her. She is only a baby, she turned 24; and since I turned 25 a month ago, I can call her a baby. I always find it interesting how certain people make their ways into each other’s lives. When I met her 6 years ago, I would have never thought she would have become one of my nearest and dearest friends. Christine became friends with Kim at Fish Camp. Kim lived caddy corner to me in the dorm. Christine was around and I thought she was a hoot. We both got into CARPOOL the same semester and having a friend on nights and at meetings brought us closer together. Christine is always entertaining, and always thoughtful. I know she is someone I will always be able to count on.I love and adore her and am lucky to have her in my life.