Sunday, May 1, 2011


You probably thought I had abandoned the blog. I almost did! But Dan encouraged me to start again and post an update... so here we are. I can't believe it is May already! The first few months of this year have really flown by for us. Lots of exciting things are happening ... so this is going to be a long post. But if you hang in there, I promise a surprise at the end! :)

I had the opportunity to travel to Glasgow, Scotland, for work. Even though it wasn't the finest time to go to the UK weather-wise, I couldn't turn it down. I spent a week in Glasgow, and traveled to Loch Ness (sadly, did not see the monster), Stirling, Doune Castle (Monte Pyton) and Edinburgh.

After a week of work, Dan, along with our friends Chris and Tessha, met me in Edinburgh. We traveled all over southern Scotland & northern England for the next week. It was a lot of fun! We saw all kinds of great things like Hadrian's Wall, the Preston England temple and of course lots and lots of castles. We also fit in a trip to the spa (for Tessha & I) and driving along the Vauxhall test track in a Land Rover Defender 90 (for Dan & Chris).

Shortly after arriving home, I traveled to Miami for our annual sales conference. The weather in Miami was a LOT better than the UK! :) We spent most evenings on Miami beach sipping cold drinks and people-watching. One afternoon we went on an air boat tour through the Everglades. We saw a lot of alligators, but I kept my distance behind the fence!

A few weeks later, my parents came to visit. We went to Brenham for some antique shopping and a tour of the BlueBell ice cream factory. But the real reason they came was to see the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. We spent a full day walking around taking in the exhibits and then watching the rodeo that evening. It was a lot of fun (even though Dan could have stood less animals - he had a hard time with allergies especially after watching the calf cutting competition).

Slightly out of order here, we recently tipped 30,000 miles on the NSX.

It was during a beautiful drive through Sam Houston National Forest. We were both surprised at how beautiful Texas can be! :) Look at those tall green trees!

A couple of weeks ago, on a Sunday night, I went into the dining room to set the table. I almost stepped on this little beauty.

At first I thought it was a dog toy, but then I realized it was a REAL SQUIRREL. I was not happy!! I was afraid it might be alive, but luckily it was dead. The dogs had killed it and brought it in to show us. (I wasn't very impressed). Dan had fun disposing of it.

And I guess since you've read this far, you deserve some exciting news.

Yes, we're pregnant!


Jay Penaflor said...

OMG Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cristie Jensen said...

That is SO AWESOME~ When are you due, are you going to find out what you are having. I am just so excited for you. Hope all goes well, keep us updated.

Yennigirl said...

Oh my goodness!!! I am SO happy for you guys!! How exciting and very sneaky! Can't wait to see you in person!

pixel pusher said...

Awesome news! I am a bit speechless... but welcome to the institution of kid creation. Its a fine place to be... most of the time!

Amyanne said...

Yay, yay, yay!
You've had some awesome trips lately, lucky girl! I'm so glad you did give up blogging:).

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you....I can't wait for you and Dan to be parents... you have wanted this for so long... What a perfect time to start up your blog... just wait til the little cutie gets here... there will be pictures galore... YEAH YEAH YEAH!!! Congrats, please keep us informed.

Jen said...

congrats!! :)

Salina said...

I know I'm a few days late hearing the exciting news! SO SO SO happy for you guys! Congrats!

Courtney Bowen said...

YAY!!! I am super excited for you guys that is awesome.