Monday, June 29, 2009

May Milestones:

My big boy graduated! I'm gettin' old!

N is for Numbers...we know 1,2,3!

Proud Mom and Dad were there...

And Mammy...

And Pappy...

And even Aunt Sue!

Believe it or not, Lucas did this on his own!

Halli flexing her muscles

Kolten and Sarah come to visit

Halli on wheels...LOOK OUT WORLD! No, really!

Friday, April 10, 2009


This is my great friend Monica and me! November 6-8 we will be tent-mates for the Breast Cancer 3Day walk here in Dallas. We will be walking 60 miles over 3 days and probably singing in karaoke contests by night...she sounds great and I will be the awful back-up singer! We camp out somewhere within the city of Dallas amongst numerous other walkers.

As of Apr. 10 I have logged 91 training miles and have 784 miles to go! I must raise $2300 to walk ($1400 left), so visit my link below and donate today! Your donations benefit breast cancer treatment and research.
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Help me reach my goal for the Dallas/Fort Worth Breast Cancer 3-Day!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Bring on Spring Part I

Halli & JD jammin' out...

And Quinn says it's way too loud!
Meanwhile, Lucas gives Caitlin ab crunch tips!

Quinn sporting the cowboy look

Halli & JD riding the range

Anyone who's been around Halli lately knows that she goes absolutely nowhere without a paintbrush. Here's the notorious object in action:

Halli wrapping Dad around her finger

Halli & Mom

Oooh, what's cookin' good lookin'?!

My Dawg


Shaq & Lexy

Halli & Fowler checking the mail

Dirty girl! Chalk, dirt, snot...we got it all!

The future of Lucas:

I forgot her name, Fowler & Halli chalkin' up the sidewalk. Gotta love neighbors!

Bring on Spring Part II

Jeremiah & Lucas...My buddy and me!

Halli talks to "Towten" a.k.a. Uncle Kolten

Crashed in Dad's jacket...Just another way Halli get's Dad wrapped around her chubby little finger!

Halli's portrait of self

Woohoo for kite flying weather! Halli, Mr. Mark, Jasmine and Lucas

Lucas was part of a basketball program called PIP, Players In Progress. It teaches fundamentals and good sportsmanship. They performed at half-time for several colleges and high schools in our area. He was awesome! Way to go Buddy!

Lucas, Boney & Halli...This skeleton a.k.a. Boney came from a cool book Mimi & Gramps brought

Lucas & Gramps in a very competitive game of Trouble

After all that reading, Halli is pooped! Nothin' more comfy than the belly of a Gramps!

Mimi & Halli reading. Thanks for the books, Mimi!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Officially Registered!


Thanks to Nicole Steubing and Kenneth King, I am now registered OFFICIALLY on the 3Day site. A special thanks to Kandi Howell and Marcy Rothe for being the first two to contribute directly on that site! Here are my links:

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Help Me Save THE GIRLS! Donate to my mission to walk in the Susan G Komen 3Day by clicking the following link:

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Monday, February 02, 2009

3 Day Walk

First of all, yes, Justin was in this pic, but he didn't smile and had eyes closed, too. Now on to business!

I am on a mission to walk in the Susan G Komen 3 Day here in Dallas in November! That's right--60 miles in 3 days! This is one of their major fundraisers, so I have to bring in a minimum of $2300 + $90 registration to be able to walk! Wow! So I am calling on all of you to help me out. Any contribution you can make will push me further towards that $2300 mark. I have a few months to do it, so I'll be making updates as to my progress and fundraising activities.

A group of us ladies from church have formed a team for the walk named Creekside Cares. We have a blog site You can click the link on the left under my Blogger Buddies tab, too. We post information here for each other. We currently have 8 ladies with more in the works. Once I raise $90 to cover my registration, you will be able to donate online on the 3Day site Until then, I can still take all forms of payment, including credit/debit cards. Just give me a call. Thank you so much for your support! I'm walking for you, Misty!

Just say, "I Do."

Rakel's first and best cousin Kandi, a.k.a. Cuz, got married Jan 3 in San Antonio. Thanks, Cuz! We needed a family pic, and this is as close as we could get!

Praise Jesus! The day has come! You had to be there...

Hook 'Em, Kandi! Now that's true alumni...sporting the signs at your wedding!

The happy couple Matt & Kandi...take care of her, Matt...or else!

Kandi picked The Bushnell in San Antonio for her reception. It was gorgeous! The top floor was the reception hall which had stairs leading to a fantastic terrace. The views of San Antonio all around were beautiful. This is Justin's pic of Granny, Mammy and Halli from the ground floor up.

Emily, Kandi, Rakel...the old Hondo Trio

4 Cousins: Lauren, Kandi, Rakel, Stephanie. Two down, two to go. Steph's next, but it's alright La, take your time!

Lucas and Halli...God, I love these kiddos!

Hurry up! We're tired of saying CHEESE! Hudson,Dillon, Lucas, Halli & Paden in front.

The Thigpen Clan

What a crew! These cuties were hilarious. Here's the dialogue between Halli (far left) and the cute girl next to her:
Halli: Hey! I don't have that dress!
Girl: Nope. I have this one and you have that one.
Halli: Yeah. Hey, do you wanna play with me?
Girl: Sure, let's go!
And so began a friendship that lasted all night.

Mom and Halli

Okay, Gran and Grandaddy, I just want some cake!

Icing licker--Halli finally gets what she wants, hence the smile!

Justin and Rakel in a rare pic together without children. The next pic explains what I mean!

Lucas actually took this pic! Halli was running to get there in time :)