Wednesday, August 31, 2011


One of my friends on facebook posted this video, and I had to share. I thought is was sooo moving and inspirational, so I wanted to post it on my blog. I have been a registered donor since I was in high school.

Are you a donor?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chain-O 2011

This past weekend, the Holak/Habegger families took a trip to Artesian Lakes, formally known as Chain-o-Lakes. Last weekend, we traveled to Seguin, and now Cleveland, TX....just call us a bunch of world travelers..hehe. As kids, we loved going there each year to swim, fish, and just explore. A couple of years ago, the Klodzinski cousins took a trip, and I blogged about it here. Well, this year the parents wanted in, and it was the first year that we took our kids. Avery had a blast, and didn't even know that the water level was WAY down due to the high temps and lack of rain in Texas. Next year, we are going to have to really keep an eye on Peyton, she will be walking all over the place!

Avery and Reagan

Everyone checking out Aly the gator

Christine's yummy fruit pizza


Avery has ridden a pony before, but this time we also rode horses of our own. She loved it, and wasn't scared in the least. She must be a natural cowgirl....did you check out her boots?

I love this last pic, it looks like Avery is really serious about catching those perch :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hot in Houston

Man this summer has been HOT! I am normally not the one to complain of hot temperatures, but OK, enough is enough. When it is too hot for us to swim in the pool, it is too HOT. Below is the forcast for the next few days, is that not unreal? Our poor grass is so sad, I have been trying to keep it watered, but it is pretty much a loosing battle. We soooo need some more rain! We got a pretty good shower a few days ago, and I was very thankful, except our power when out too, yuck!


Lately, I have been letting Avery swim in the evenings, mainly because it is just too hot any earlier. She is definitely a little fish, and loves the water. It is pretty amazing how much better she is doing on her swimming compared to the beginning of the summer. She now swims underwater without her life jacket all around the pool. One day I just told her we weren't going to use the life jacket, and off she went. She is pretty proud of herself too :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First day of school 2011-2012

Happy first day of school everyone!

As a child, I loved the first day of school. I remember picking out my first day outfit and sorting through my school supplies...I know, I know, I am still the same nerd I always was. Anyways, Avery didn't really get the whole back to school hoop-la, probably since she went to the same school this summer while I was in summer school, but she was excited to get new teachers and new gear! And this year, she has to wear a uniform, and is in the same class as Jackson, yay!

She looks so grown up in her uniform. The only breakdown she had was when I actually pulled out the uniform that morning. She did not want to wear it at all, but insisted she wear some of the new clothes she got in San Marcos. Oh dear, I can only imagine what she will be like as a teenager! Once she saw the other kids in her class were wearing the same thing, she seemed fine with it.

Yesterday was also her first day of dance class. She was so excited, especially when she found out Riley, our friends little girl, who also goes to her school, was in her class. It is a ballet, tap, and jazz class that will meet once a week throughout the school year.

Showing off her bun

And since I have been off on a break this week from school, I searched on youtube yesterday cute ways to do little girls hair. I always fix Avery's hair the same way, so I was looking for something a little different. Here is what I came up with, didn't it turn out pretty cute???

Hope all of the kiddos and teachers had a great first start to a new school year!

Trip to Seguin

This past weekend, we took a weekend trip to Seguin, Texas for a fun visit with full of shopping, visiting, and eating! Brian's dad, Tim, has been staying there during the week for work since February. We have been wanting to take a trip, but this was the first weekend where it actually worked out.

Tim has his travel trailer parked in a space right next to the Guadalupe River, what a great spot!

Friday night we enjoyed a fish fry and karyoke at the park where his travel trailer is parked. Everyone was super nice, and Avery LOVED all the dancing.

The cupid shuffle with mommy :)

I can't think of a better thing to do on a Texas night.

This video is pretty dark, but you can still see Avery bustin-a move.

Someone was exhausted...and sweaty.

Seguin is just a short trip from San Marcos, so Tillie and I shopped till we dropped on Saturday, while the boys and Avery did a little fishing, swimming, and a little more shopping. On Sunday, we walked around Gruene, and even stopped in Gruene hall.

yes, more dancing

This picture would have been pretty good, if not for Avery funny face...

My crazy Texas girl