Wednesday, June 30, 2010

April Shower

What have I been doing the last few days?? Work, work, work! But we did manage to have a shower for our friend April who is having a baby July 10th!

Thanks to my mom I was able to make the cupcakes I made look super cute with these cupcake trees. Red velvet is April's favorite so I made extra of those!
We had the shower at work and look who else to came to see her! Guerin!! He is one of our favorite little boys that comes to see all the pretty Roadhouse ladies. He has several girlfriends up there too, by the way.
It was a surprise shower so we had to be extra sneaky to get her to show up at work during the middle of the day! She was surprised though!

All in all, it was a great surprise shower and she got lots of great stuff. April is a fun, outgoing person with such an entertaining personality. I have very much enjoyed meeting her and getting to know her for the past few months.
In other news, any one have any plans for July 4th? Dave and I are thinking something low key is sounding good.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A day in the sun

Today I got to spend the day with my niece Brenna!!

I had planned to take her to see Toy Story 3 but then opted for a near by water park because for the same price (after candy and popcorn) we could spend all day in the sun with entertainment. And they let you bring in your own cooler versus another water park (that will remain nameless) who won't allow it anymore.

"Mmmmm.....I'm not too sure about this whole water thing."

"It's not all bad."

She got the hang of it after Aunt Brooke played in it with her. Although, she highly disliked the kiddie play area when the big "face" dropped water all over the place (it's a huge water pale that fills up and dumps over when it's full, the face scared her). So, needless to say we had to be totally out of the way when that happened.


And the crash. We weren't in the car but 10 minutes before she was out like a light.

I must say, I have a new respect for my mother and all mothers out there. I'm pooped!! I remember thinking after the hundredth time Brenna went down the slide "this must have been how my mother felt." Brenna would get off the slide and every time look at me with a thumbs up smiling. Too cute.

Now, I need a different fun thing to do to take Braiden on another day. He isn't too much of a water fan, any ideas?

**Brenna saved part of her cotton candy for Uncle Dave cause "Uncle Dave likes cotton candy." How sweet.**

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Pecor Women Tradition

It has become quite the summer tradition for us Pecor women to go see one of the Dallas Summer Muscials. This year was by far my favorite!!! We got to see:

And it was WONDERFUL!!!
All the showing are sold out, that should tell you something!

Only disappointment this year? We didn't get to eat at the awesome buffet at Fair Park due to a WellsFargo private party. Oh well. Something to look forward too next year I guess.

I'm hoping next year they will have either Chicago or Nine! I'm happy we have a little "girly" traditions the four of us can share together. It always makes for a good time!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Swimming, Napping, and my Dad

Do the weekends fly by as quickly for you guys as they do for us? It's like we blink and it's already Monday morning!

Dave ventured out to where else but the lake early Saturday morning to go fishing. I had gotten up to run some errands and came home to make some lunch, before I knew it this was Dave:

"I'm just going to lay down and take a little nap." were his exact words. 2 hours later I was leaving for work and he was still snoozing on the couch. Lucky dog.


This morning we woke up and went over to my parents house to celebrate Father's Day!!! I have the World's BEST Father, I don't care what none of 'ya say! :)

My father is funny, super witty, smart, caring, loving, supportive, charming, and a lucky guy because he got blessed with me for a daughter! I love my Daddy. And I feel very blessed to have gotten to spend another Father's Day with him. Sometimes I wonder how he survived all those years being the only man in the household. Talk about a hard time! He deserves a medal just for putting up with us women! HA!
My Mom, of course, made lunch and it was yummy!!! We had all the major food groups: green, yellow, and brown (that would be green beans, corn, potatoes, and roast for those of you who don't speak "Dave's" language). Tee hee.

Isn't Sophia adorable in her little Tu-Tu bathing suit? My Mom found it for her. Those kids swam and swam today. And Jordan has finally starting putting his head in the water. Quite an accomplishment from last summer so we are proud!
Our little family. C'Mere had to stay home today. Long story short, he wasn't feeling well. Plus, Buddy is our "easy" child so we can take him anywhere.

I was sad I couldn't pop over to my in-laws to wish my Father-in-Law a Happy Father's Day. Work was calling my name. But, I did find a plate of food wrapped up for me when I got home. I'm thinking Dave might sneak it to work tomorrow..................

I hope everyone got to spend part of the day with their dads. And I hope you told them just how much you love and appreciate all they do. As for most daughters, my Dad holds a special place in my heart. I feel lucky to have been blessed with such a wise, responsible person in my life.

I LOVE YOU DAD! Here's to many more days of celebrating you!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Show Us Your Life: "Our Proposal Story"

You know what they say............"The couple who plays together, stays together?" Well. That was the case for us!

Dave had plans with my Dad to go play golf one Saturday, April 5, 2008 to be exact. The thought had crossed my mind for a second when he told me he asked my Dad to go play that he may be asking him for my hand in marriage but to be honest, I just didn't think Dave had it in him to ask him the first time they hung out alone. So, I really didn't give it much thought throughout the day. He did tell me he wanted to go to the lake afterward to go fishing so I said okay and that was that.

We didn't get down to the lake till pretty late that night and normally we go night fishing anyway so when we walked in the door and Dave said "You want to go fish?" I didn't think anything of it. Again. All normal.

I'm not going to lie. I don't bait my hook, Dave does it. After he baited my hook and I was sitting there I noticed I didn't have a bobber (which I am a professional so I NEED a bobber. HA!) I told him I needed one and he said to get it out of the tackle box and he would put it on there. As I unzipped the tackle box I found a black box, a ring box. I froze. The first thought in my mind was that he had forgotten he put it there and I found it. We hadn't been fishing in quite sometime and I just remember standing there, looking at it like I was confused. Then, the words every girl wants to hear came out.

"Will you marry me?"

I literally turned and said "Are you serious?" Looking back now it's funny. Like he would have really said that if he wasn't. I, or course, starting crying and we hugged. It was perfect. Just me and him. Not awkward or uncomfortable. Doing what we do together.

This was taken the day after he proposed. We got a little distracted the night before because of course I had to call everyone I knew to share the news. I caught that fish by the way, Dave was just holding it. :)

We will celebrate our 2 year anniversary November 1, 2010 and time has just flown by. I wouldn't change a thing. Dave is the love of my life and I am so thankful I found my best friend almost 5 years ago.

What's your proposal story? Go to Kelly's Korner to read up on all the great stories being shared!

***Funny side note. When Dave and my Dad went to play golf, Dad ran into some of his friends and they ended up playing with them. Dad didn't know Dave was going to ask him either so Dave played 18 holes of golf and sat around drinking Gatorade 2 hours after the game waiting on Dad and his buddies to catch up before he could ask him. Now, if that's not funny I don't know what is! Ah, the things we do for LOVE!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Can I just say how much I love checking my blog page and seeing all the blogs I follow with an actual update?! Love it.

Sad news. Still. Nothing. Going. On. Here. Except work, work, work! I'm coming to a point where I'm starting to question this whole decision I made back in December.

Ever wonder about that?!

I made a decision to try working "part-time" at Roadhouse and pursue my dream of teaching. And today I had a break down. Unfortunately. I have been working a ton, not seeing Dave, my house is a wreck, my hours are all messed up and today it took it's toll.

It's funny. I know timing is perfect. I know things happen for a reason. And I know there is a reason for all this uncertainty. And I'm trying my best to stay positive and look on the bright side of things. is my positive list (really for myself) to be able to look at it for encouragement:

  • Dave and I are working towards being completely debt free. I mean everything. Cars, bills, house, everything. We really want to be able to only have the necessary bills (electricity, phone, etc.) So, it's definitely a positive I'm working in a job that I make good money at.
  • I have flexibility in my schedule. Somewhat.
  • I started working out again because my mornings are free so at least when Dave and I see each other when we are sleeping, I am looking HOT. :)
  • I have met some really great people.
  • I found out again I hate being a manager (even though I only do it one day a week) so this is a great reminder as to why I STOPPED being a manager in the first place.
  • I get to watch all the morning shows I love while others are at work.
  • I get to do all the things I like to do (getting my nails done, tanning, shopping) while Dave is at work so my days off I get to spend with him instead of doing all that "stuff"

So, there you go. Flip it up.........or try too.

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sugar, ah Honey Honey

So. We did make it to the vet this morning. Did we see the vet? No. He was 45 minutes late to work and Buddy and I ended up waiting 2 hours to be seen. TWO HOURS. I finally decided since Buddy wasn't dying, we would go back next week if he is still acting funny. I did rush home to give him a bath because let's face it......a trip to any vet office warrants a bath afterward. Yuck.

I also tried to give Buddy a little trim and ended up scalping a piece in front. I don't think he knows though, do you??

We have a new bakery in town and I stopped by after my trip to the gym (yes, I got a gym membership but I refuse to be one of those people who talks about working out all the time). Although, I did feel a little bad about myself. I got four!! Two for Dave and two for me. Ah, well. You only live once and I also refuse to not eat anything but healthy food all the time.

I mean, look at these things! Delicious!!! They have different flavors everyday and today they made strawberry, chocolate, lemon, and vanilla. I can't wait to go back when they have red velvet. I know that will be Dave's first question "Why didn't you get red velvet?"
I'm saving them for dessert after dinner tonight. Something to look forward to I guess :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Favorite Movie

Have you seen this movie yet???

Just became one of my favorite movies. The sound track is beyond awesome and the story line has a mixture of happiness, sadness, vulnerability, and lessons learned. It's a great way to spend 2 hours. Go rent it if you haven't yet.

In other news, not a whole lot going on the Petty household. I had to take Buddy to the vet this afternoon (even though after driving there I was told they no longer see dogs on Thursday afternoons, boooooo). He has been a little less than par this week and we can't figure out what is going on with him. So hopefully I'll be able to get him in to see the vet tomorrow morning. Poor Buddy.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Our little trip to Broken Bow, Oklahoma

So Friday afternoon we started our journey towards Broken Bow, OK. And what a journey it was........

Doesn't Dave look just super happy to be heading off for our little trip? (Insert sarcasm) This was before we got 2 hours into our drive and had a blow out. Yep. We ended up in Dangerfield, TX pulled over in the Lowe's parking lot trying to get the jack out of the car so we (Dave) could change the tire. Did I mention this happened right before 8pm? Thank goodness Tracker Supply Company was still open (they closed at 8pm). It was a pretty funny scene though. Leslie and I ended up sitting in the boat of Lowe's parking lot while Brian and Dave went to get a tire. One car even drove by asking "Hey, where's the water?" Seriously.

So Leslie's boyfriend Brian is a real live chef. I mean, that boy can cook! Saturday night this was our dinner. Pork Tenderloin stuffed with apples and sage. It was SO yummy. Notice all the white and yellow side items? We have my lovely I don't eat any vegetables besides potatoes and corn husband to thank for that.

I really am not crazy about this picture.
I'm not blessed with great just out-of-the lake hair.
Is he a hottie or what?!

I hate that this picture turned out so foggy. Oh well. Our cabin was super cute and in a great area right by the lake.

Although, all four of us decided that next year we would be floating the river. Why you ask?

Guess what happened on our way home?
We had another blowout!!! Thank the Lord my husband was smart enough the first time around to buy a spare tire. We were literally in the middle of no where. Poor Dave and Brian probably lost about 10 pounds standing outside changing, yet again, another flat tire in the 100 degree weather.

So, any suggestions for some great places to stay close to the river would be greatly appreciated! :)

All in all though, a fun and relaxing few days away. Dave and Brian got to fish, Leslie and I had some hot tub time, and Buddy and Baxter got to swim in the lake! Quite a funny sight. Buddy didn't know what to do. We had to leave C'Mere at home, he loves the water a little too much. We might not have been able to get him out of the lake. :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

American Pie

I love "oldie" music. I have my father to thank for that. And I found myself tonight re-enacting a common scene we saw over and over in our household growing up. I sat in the car, jamming to a certain song, belting out the words, music as loud as could be, in my drive way.

Don McClean's "American Pie" will forever remind me of my dad. Every time it comes on, I find myself not being able to turn the station. I love that song. And I love it for more than just the actual lyrics and tune, I love it because it reminds me of memories of my dad. Sitting in his car. With the music up. Singing and semi-dancing to one of his favorite songs.

I'm not going to lie, I get a little teary-eyed when that song comes on. I have this mental image of him that always brings a smile to my face. It's so sappy I know but it got me thinking........

How many times do you go through your day finding little snippets of fond memories that no matter what, will forever stay with you? It's those mental pictures we all have......just sometimes forget about until that song comes on the radio or you come across a shirt that looks like one your dad used to wear, etc. I love that my dad jammed to the Beatles and loves his 98.7. I love that I can still close my eyes and see him driving along bobbing up and down to his oldies. I have a ton of memories I come across daily and the older I become, the more thankful I am for each one because they mean something to me, and me alone.

I will always, always cherish that song because it reminds me of him. My father, who made us listen to all those "oldie" songs throughout the many years before we could drive gave me a special memory without even knowing it.

And an appreciation for music that is/was actually worth listening too.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


T-minus 17 hours.............the countdown is on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Opinion

Can someone PLEASE explain to me why in the world the oil leak in the gulf has not been stopped yet????

I know I don't normally discuss political topics on my blog but as the days go on and I continue to follow the news about the oil leak, I find myself getting more and more infuriated. I find it extremely hard to believe that there isn't someone in the this country who has the answer to this problem. We spend millions of dollars every year on researching new ways to drill and America has some of the smartest people in the world (my brother-in-law being one of them, literally) yet our President stands up in front of the media and "promises" they are doing everything they can do to stop it.

To see the images day after day with the wild life dying, the pollution of the beaches, and the threat to more and more damage with every day that passes I ask "Why aren't more people paying attention to this? Why is it that our government wants to control so much of everything but can't seem to pull it together on this issue?"

Maybe I'm just watching too much news, maybe I don't have all the information behind this massive environmental mistake, maybe I'm being too hard on our government leaders........but at least I can say this, my expectation of our leaders in this country is more than what we are seeing at this very point. And that's ANY political figure, not just our current President.

It does scary me to see the repercussions of this enormous spill, what's going to happen? A huge rise in gas prices due to "shortage of oil availability", a loss of thousands of wild life in the ocean along with (my prediction) a rise in taxes. Just scary........