Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Our Christmas started last Friday! Marcus' parents came to Houston and we celebrated Christmas with them over the weekend. We had such a great time and enjoyed their company. Then on Christmas Eve we drove to Austin to be with my family on Christmas Day. We had a wonderful time in Austin and it was great to see all the family. Christmas is our most favorite time of the year!! Here are a few pics of Mason's second Christmas.
Visiting Santa at La Centerra...The more we visited Santa the less Mason was scared of him...I was pointing to his hat....Mason LOVES HATS!!
My TWO handsome men before church!

Sunday, December 23rd: Christmas with the Schultz

We went to this shopping center in Katy called La Centerra over the weekend. To get a few last minute gifts :) They had many festive events going on througout the week and on Saturday night they had "SINGING SANTAS" I thought this would be fun for Mason....singing Santas.....but when we went to hear them sing...It was 1 Santa and he and his band weren't even singing Chrismtas Carols when we arrived they were singing "IF YOU LIKE PINA COLADAS.....HO HO HO.....GETTING CAUGHT IN THE RAIN....HO HO HO" Yes the 1 singing santa was only singing the HO HO HO part!

Opening gifts on Sunday afternoon!!

Helping Uncle Monte open gifts

Mason loved his Kangaroo Climber....He SLID the WHOLE time while we opened gifts :)

Can you tell how much he loved his slide ;)

Another one of Mason's favorite places....siting in a BOX watching Daddio and Ganny D open their gifts ;) Another fun toy Mason plays with....he loves all the noises and the music it plays

December 24-25th: Christmas with my family

Mason LOVES his new chair!! It fits perfectly in his room next to daddy's chair ;) He loved to climb into the chair and just LOUNGE around.....and if you know my son HE IS NOT A LOUNGER...he can hardly sit still!!
Papa helping Mason open his Thomas the Train set and Tonka trucks!
Aunt Jenny pushing Mason around the house and outside in his new car!! Mason and I go to pump it up about 2 times a week...in their toddler room they have smaller sized jumping castles, slides and THESE CARS!! Many times when we go he just rides in the cars....so THANKS AUNT PAT for the CAR. Mason goes to the back door and says CAR when he wants to go ride in the car....too cute ;) It is getting chilli outside...gunna have to bundle up!
Playin' around in dadeeeeee's boots!!
Loving the back of my dad's truck!

OOPS!!! Mason pulled out all the wipes :)
Opening a gift on Christmas Eve

*We had such a great Christmas....Thanks for everything

ONE AMAZING GIFT!! Jenny's husband's sister has ONE AMAZING GIFT! Carrie hand draws portraits. She drew Mason from this picture below and Jenny, Paul, and Kylie gave this to us this Christmas! JUST LOOK AT THIS PORTRAIT! Carrie is GIFTED!! Visit her website at: http://www.cwportraits.com/ to see more of her AMAZING work!

ONE AMAZING GIFT: Below is the portrait Carrie drew of Mason! I can't wait to frame it and display it at our new home! I LOVE IT!! Another great thing about this gift....Carrie will scan and print off copies for you to give to others. I have a copy for you Ganny-D and Daddio...you will be amazed how Mason comes to life from this picture!
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sold out in MINUTES!!!!

That's right! Hannah Montana is coming to Austin in January. You might say, "And why do you care?!?" Well my sister's daughter is in 3rd grade and would LOVE to go to the concert. From previous concerts Hannah Montana had performed in Houston and ALL over I knew the concert would sell out in minutes unless you want to pay the BIG BUCKS....and when I say big bucks I saw a group of 10 tix for $17,000!!! CRAZY!! It was in a box suite, but $1000 per ticket...I DON'T THINK SO. Well Jenny called and asked me and a few other friends to help her get tix like the rest of the common folk. (Thanks Whitney....even though the website was not accessable!!!) The tickets went on sale at 10:00am this morning. So around 9:15 I set up the computer with the website and my phones with the box office numbers. I just knew I was going to be the one to SCORE the unattainable tickets!! Well 10:00 rolls around and all I heard in my ear was a busy signal over and over and over again. And, well the website refreshed itself after every minute and IF you were lucky it would refresh itself to the MAIN page where you could buy the tickets. Well after a long 15 minutes of trying Jenny calls me!! SHE GOT THROUGH and got 4 tickets ON THE FLOOR for $66.00 a piece to see Hannah Montana. I was never the LUCKY one :( I was sooo pumped that she got them for Kylie....I just know she will light up on Christmas when she gets them in her stocking. The plan was Jenny, Paul, Kylie and a friend to go to the concert. However....I am 27 going on 14....and if Paul doesn't want to go I will GLADLY take his place. I have to see what all the HYPE is about... and I doubt Mason will ever want to go see Hannah Montana...he may think she is cute, but no dice....we probably won't be buying him and tickets to see her....but who knows!!

Marcus on the other hand.....If you know my husband.....BUY low and SELL high!! He wanted me to keep trying to get through to buy some tickets to sell higher since we knew it would be a sold out show. After I hung up with my sister...my computer refreshed to the MAIN page to buy tickets......I thought I MUST be lucky after all. Well, needless to say it must have already been sold out because when I went to purchase the tickets they weren't available in ANY price range. OH well!! Kylie is getting her tickets and that is all that matters ;)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

You Be The Judge

So...what do you think....is My Heritage Look-alike Meter correct? I will let you be the judge ;) All I know is I have TWO VERY HANDSOME MEN!!!!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Christmas Favorites

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Gift bags are easier but I love wrapping gifts in paper!

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial WITH LIGHTS ALREADY ON IT!!!

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually around Thanksgiving...when family is there to help ;)

4. When do you take the tree down the tree? One year it was in March!! But usually right after Christmas or the New Year

5. Do you like egg nog? NO!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My 10 speed bike that was ran over the very same day I got it :)

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes

8. Hardest person to buy for? MARCUS!!! famous quote "Don't get me anything"

9. Easiest person to buy for? ME :) now Mason :)

10.Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail (they are on their way)

11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I am picking my battles...so not going to mention :)

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Miracle on 34th Street....The Grench Who Stole Christmas

13. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No....regifted YES!!

14. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? SWEETS....Hot Chocolate

15. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored....but love Clear

16. Favorite Christmas song? O Holy Night

17. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Usually travel...but now with Mason we will stay home so he can get Santa on Christmas day at home :)

18. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Yes

19. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? P.J opened on Christmas eve...the rest Christmas Day

20. Most annoying thing about this time of year? They start putting decorations up way before Halloween!!!!

21 Favorite ornament theme or color? Red and Gold

22. Favorite food for Christmas dinner? Ham, turkey, dressing

23. What do you want for Christmas this year? A healthy family in the New Year/s to come

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Smarty Pants

I know ALL moms think their child is smart....and they are!! It amazes me everyday how much Mason has learned in his short lil life. For instance:


Mason walks into the kitchen while I am cooking (YES that amazes me too...me cooking :)

He goes straight for the refrigerator points at it then says:

Mason: JUICE

Mom: Well go get your cup (in the living room with dad)

Mason leaves the the kitchen. I did not think he would come back...he had just had a full cup of milk.

Mason walks back CUP IN HAND and hands it to me!! Then says:

Mason: JUICE

I stand amazed at how much my lil guy knows, learns, comprehends just at 15months. I just had a conversation with my son and he totally understood!! What a big boy! I wonder just how much more he understands, but chooses not to listen to me :)

Here are some of the other things Mason is doing:

  • Get me his shoes in the laundry room when he wants to go outside

  • Go get his shoes out of his drawer when I say go get your shoes (HE LOVES HIS SHOES)

  • Point at his snacks when he is hungry

  • Gone to get his ball when I ask for it.

  • Points to all the dogs, hats, cars, noses, ears in books, on t.v., or when we are out

  • Comes to get my hand and takes me to what he wants

  • Points at pictures and calls mama and dada while he points at us

  • Blows kisses (my favorite)

As time goes by faster each month it amazes me to see how much Mason changes, grows and learns. We are forever blessed by this lil guy.