Monday, December 22, 2008

OH MY..........

Has it really been that long since I've posted??? I totally apologize to those that read this. As you can see there hasn't been much of an update lately! Things have been crazy as usual around the Baier House. Christmas has just appeared out of no where. I cannot believe that this Thursday is Christmas. Thankfully I have completed all of my purchases. Can't say so for Bryan. I think he is finishing up today.

We will be spending Christmas in Sulphur Springs this year. It is kind of exciting to be able to wake up Christmas morning at home with just our family. That has not happened in a couple of years. We will spend most of the day at home, just the four of us. I am very excited about that. Did I mention that I'm excited??? We will have Christmas at my Dad and Mom's house that evening when my baby sister makes it in from Missouri.

Bryan's parents will be able to join us next week right before New Years. We are excited to have them at our house around the holidays and spend time with them. We were able to spend Thanksgiving in Missouri and we had such a great time. We sure do miss them though!! I'm glad they've decided to come visit before the New Year.

Well, that's about all I can think of right now to write on. I will try and post a few pictures of our wonderful craziness we call December around our house. Programs, Parties, Decorating, more Programs, more Parties and Shopping have totally consumed our weekends.

In all of the craziness though, I hope that we each find time to reflect on the many blessings God has granted us with and the whole reason why we celbrate this wonderful season. He should ultimately be our focus. May we not forget the wonderful thing that happened on that Holy Night, when Jesus was born!! May we give him all the honor and glory this holiday season and share his love and his message with those that need him!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Saturday officially ended our soccer season at the Baier house! In some ways I am very relieved but I think I will miss it a little too.

Ella played at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. This was her last game and I will say that she was a little too excited about it being the last one. At the start of the season, we were so ready for her to show her aggressive side on the field, but surprisingly, she showed no interest whatsoever in playing soccer. She was more concerned about the other girls taking her ball away (which she said was not very nice of them to do), and she loved digging little holes in front of the goal while she was defending it. The way her mind works, there could have been a little strategy in that, we're not sure. This last game, I will say, was the most fun I think she has had all season. She got to do a Goal Kick a couple of times and she would back up as far as she could off the field and run up and kick the ball as hard as she could. They don't keep official score in her games, but we usually do. They tied this last game, but played very hard.

Abbi played her first game at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. For those of you that live here you know the exact weather conditions on that day. For those of you who don't live here in TX, it was about 40 degrees and I'm pretty sure the wind was gusting at about 20 miles. It was very, very CCCOOOLLLDDD!!! This game was the start of the tournament they would play throughout the day. We ended the season 3rd Place out of 4 teams total. So, in this first game we played the 2nd place team. We beat them by 1 point. It was very exciting! After that win we advanced to the Championship Game that afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Again, since it was now getting dark outside the temperatures had gone back down, but thankfully the wind was not blowing as hard. In this game we were playing the undefeated 1st place team. We held them without score (0-0) for the whole game. It was very intense and the girls played, I believe, one of their best games of the season. Since the game ended in a tie we had to go to a shoot-out. We beat them in the shoot-out by one goal. IT WAS SO AWESOME!! I will admit I was not much of a soccer fan before this season. Since I now know the rules and know that Abbi loves to play, my interest has peeked and I really enjoy watching it.

I have posted a picture of the Championship team!! Don't they look great???!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Birthday

Well, yesterday was my 28th birthday and I would like to take a minute to brag on my friends and family!!

I had the most wonderful day yesterday........................

When I woke up Bryan had a card for me so I would see it first thing that morning. The girls had made me cards the night before and they had those all laid out on the kitchen table. Bryan had also bought me tulips (my favorite flower) and those were on the table that morning as well. All through out the day I had family and friends call or email me and wish me Happy Birthday. As you get older it seems that the birthday's get a little harder, in my case it only means I'm that much closer to being 30, which does not seem fun to me at all.

When we got home yesterday afternoon, my wonderful friend Krista had sent me the most beautiful arrangment of flowers. I was so suprised. She even called and sang Happy Birthday to me on the answering machine. She is such a wonderful friend and even though she is so far away she was able to be apart of my special day and that means the world to me. THANK YOU KRISTA! Later that night, after Abbi's soccer practice, we went to Tamolly's (Juan Pablos) for dinner. It was me, Bryan, the girls and my mom and dad. We ate and had a great time visiting. My mom and the girls had made me cupcakes so after dinner we went back to our house and had cupcakes and I even had presents to open.

I had such a great day and my friends and family took great care of me!!! I am so thankful for the wonderful family that I have. They love me so much and take care of me far more than I deserve!!! THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween

We had a great night Friday! The girls enjoyed dressing up. Abbi was a Go-Go Girl and Ella was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. If you take a look in one of the pictures of Ella you will notice a few scratches on her head. To this day we are unsure of what really happend but it is Ella so anything is possible. Her daddy told her that maybe the Tornado got her, so now she has been telling people that somebody stormed her or rained her. Abbi's Go-Go Girl outfit didn't turn out exactly like we wanted it to. The picture on the outfit showed white boots and because we waited till the day of, we didn't realize until last minute that it only provided the leg part of the boots and you had to provide the actual shoe. So we pulled out the white Easter Shoes with heels and it looked just as cute. Instead of going Trick-or-Treating we went out to Saltillo ISD where my mother works and attended their Carnival. We met up with Russell, Cassie and Wyatt Kirkpatrick for Pizza before and then rode out to the Carnival together. Wyatt was the cutest little Cowboy. On the way out to the Carnival we stopped by and visited with the Endsley's and all the kids had their picture taken together. Cameron was a little Monkey and he was so cute. All in all we had a great time!!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

I know what you're thinking.... "Two Posts In One Day"?! Well, honestly if I don't do it now while I'm thinking about it, it will probably never get done.
On Monday, Bryan took Ella to the Pumpkin Patch with her school. If you can't tell from a few of the pictures, it was very Windy and COOOLLLLDDDD!! He said she was very excited to have her daddy come with her to the Pumpkin Patch. He doesn't get to do that very often and I think that he had a great time too. She got to pick out the pumpkin she wanted and she was able to paint it. She also enjoyed a maze and a hay ride. She came home telling me all about it, so I know she had a great time!

Abbi's Birthday - High School Musical 3

On Friday, October 24th my Abbi turned 8 years old. My how time seems to fly by! We celebrated with friends and family with a HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 party! She had 5 girls come to the house for Pizza, Cake and Ice Cream and then we all went to the movie theatre to see HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3. I made all the girls matching shirts. I tried Iron-On transfers for the very first time. Let me tell you that waiting until 8:00 p.m. or later on the night before to begin making 6 matching shirts is not a smart thing. Who would have thought that ironing on a transfer to a shirt could be so time consuming and frustrating. In the end everything worked out okay! Ella had Payton Hammock come over too so they could go to the movie together. After I messed up on their shirts, I settled for going to Wal-Mart and just buying them matching shirts. I didn't wan't them to feel left out. I think the girls had a great time and the movie was very good! Another year gone by..........

Monday, October 27, 2008

Well, here it goes......

I have had tons of fun viewing various blog spots created by friends. It is so nice to be able to keep up with others and their families. I thought, "Hey, why don't I give this a try"! We'll see how it works. I'm not a big talker and we don't do anything too exciting but we'll see what happens. I certainly can't make any promises on the number of times I will post. Just ask Krista C. I have a very hard time remembering to do things when it comes to keeping up with others, much less, keeping up with my own whereabouts. I think this will be fun though, and I might even be able to get Bryan to play along too!! ENJOY!