Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Houston Trip!

We had the BEST time in Houston last week!  We made so many wonderful memories!  I had a blast taking Addie to see lots of people we love so much.  We missed you, Daddy, but it was a great girls’ trip!  Here is a glimpse at our week in pictures:

Monday we drove down and arrived mid-afternoon.  After a quick pit-stop at Granny and Papa’s, we went to my Aunt Kristie’s house.  Cousin Clayton and Cousin Nick were waiting for us and helped me unload the car.  Addie would have no part of a nap, so we went swimming!  Aunt Kristie bought this super cool float and Addie had a blast splashing around.  Clayton was great at keeping her entertained.


This is Aunt Kristie, Clayton, and Addie…


We stayed the night Monday at Aunt Kristie’s and on Tuesday we went to Granny and Papa’s house.  Addie loved spending time with them both and could not get enough of Uncle Pete! DSC01558DSC01565DSC01568

On Tuesday afternoon, Uncle Pete, Addie, and Papa went for a cruise around the neighborhood….


Granny thought Addie’s tea set was pretty fun!


On Tuesday night we were so excited to see Aunt Becky!  She came over to have dinner with us!  Aunt Becky is pregnant with a baby girl named Sadie Su, who will arrive in August!  We cannot wait to meet her!  Isn’t Becky so pretty?  We think she just glows!!  It was really fun to feel baby Sadie kick in her belly.   Really made Mama want to be pregnant again!!DSC01581

Granny and Papa have a storm door and it was Addie’s very favorite place at their house.  Tuesday night I took our her pig tails, stripped her down, and was running her bath water.  Addie decided to run to her favorite spot and play.  I just thought it was too cute.  I played in this same exact spot when I was a toddler!


On Wednesday, we got to see my bestie Misty from HS! She has three precious kiddos and we went to Chick Fil A for lunch.  Her youngest, Paisley is only a couple of months younger than Addie and they had the best time “chatting!”


Wednesday afternoon we went to Auntie M’s to play and spend the night!  We had so much fun!  We went out for Mexican food and then we took Addie for her first snow cone.  Auntie M had a blast feeding Addie her coconut snow cone and although Addie loved the flavor, she would make the cutest surprised face every time she felt the cold ice on her tongue!! So cute!! Oh, and another FIRST! Addie got “hit on” LOL at the snow cone park.  There were these two cute little boys completely fascinated with her.  They kept saying, “Hey Baby…”  Love it!

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Then Thursday we dropped Addie off for her afternoon nap at Granny’s and Carol and I started to transform into party mode!  It was FINALLY time to start getting ready for Grand Finale for her Woman of the year campaign!  The anticipation was killing me!!! We went to Neiman Marcus and had our make up done by Carol’s awesome make up lady, Wendy!  So fancy!  Carol even treated me to fake eyelashes.  The second picture is taken from my profile so you can see how long they were!  I felt so fabulous!  Carol’s make up was amazing too!  More pictures of that below…


We went home and did Carol’s hair and got ourselves all ready…Isn’t she so pretty!? 


Then it was pre-party time!  We set out some appetizers, popped open some wine and enjoyed the anticipation with family and friends as we waited to go to the party! DSC01595 

Then it was time!  We had a blast mingling, looking at silent auction items, and celebrating the huge WIN for LLS!  Do you know that in just 10 weeks, the Man/Woman of the Year Campaign raised over $202,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society?  I am just amazed at these wonderful people for all they did for this great cause!!!

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Look below at that cute couple!  Micah is such a GEM!


There was an awful lot of silliness going on as we awaited the big announcement….LOL!!!


Then the announcement was made!!!  Carol Colin, Woman of the YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! We were all so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love this….From Carol’s blog: “It was such an honor to be asked to raise money for the society that supports families that have battled, are battling or will battle leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or other blood cancers. I appreciate the more that 350 Superheroes that joined in the campaign and supported LLS! It’s because of your generous donations that Superheroes for a Cure raised over $37,000!”  Well, we’re so proud of you, Carol!  You are amazing, my sweet friend!!!


Acceptance Speech….

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Man of the Year- Rocky Harris, Houston Dynamo

Woman of the Year- Carol Colin, Superheroes for a Cure


Also pictured: Boy of the Year Jack Dragna and Girl of the Year Hannah Gilbert

On Friday morning, it was time to hit the road.  One last snuggle with Uncle Pete…


Thank you to all of the wonderful family and friends who made our Houston trip so much fun!  We were so blessed to be able to spend a week with all of you. 

And Carol, thank you for having me share in your special evening.  We are so proud of you!


Alyson said...

Sounds like you had an amazing trip!! And you looked gorgeous all dolled up!! Love the eyelashes!!

See you soon!

Addison said...

AWE!! I love all the pics!! Love how Addie and Pay Pay look at each like "hey, whatcha' you doin?" I CAN'T wait til this weekend!!!! AGH!! So much fun and these girls are gonna be a blast!!! So darn adorable! xoxoxoxoxo

Amanda said...

Such a fun post, so happy you had a good time and a safe trip!

hillarylaird said...

Way to go Carol!!! What a fun trip!! I love the snowcone pics and the fact that Addie got hit on! So cute!

Chani said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Such a great post and congrats to Carol! You LOOK UNBELIEVABLE, Michelle!!!!! I love the pretty make up! Oh I'm so glad you got to get all fancied up! GORGEOUS!