Monday, December 21, 2009


Being a single mom of two and working full time has definitely kept me busy but I was determined to finish school in the process. I wanted to set a good example for my children and show them that all things are possible if you put your mind to it. For those who don't know, I've been in school off and on for a little over ten years while attending full time the last 2 years. It was no easy task but I'm very proud to say that this past weekend I finally GRADUATED from University of Houston Downtown!!!

My amazing parents hosted a graduation party for me on Saturday with tons of food, family and friends! Thanks to all the guests who were able to come and help celebrate! Thanks to my Mom, Dad & Dave for their unconditional love and support!

Sunday was the commencement ceremony at Minute Maid Park. It was a cool 40 degrees when I arrived for check in. BRRR!!! Trying not to completely freeze I wore my gown over my jacket but was in need of some gloves and uggs. There were over 1200 students graduating yesterday. Luckily the College of Business was first to be called and I was number 212. Walking across the stage was a great feeling of accomplishment and closure to my college career! I was able to hear and see my family cheering amongst the sea of people in the audience before exiting the stage. :) Since I had already been at the field for 4 hours I decided to sneak out and meet the fam outside. I couldn't wait for another 1000 people to walk, sorry! We took a few family photos before heading to lunch. It was an AWESOME weekend and I'm thrilled to be done with school!!!

B waiting in the stands for her Mommy to walk it out

My Baby Boy and Baby Sis showing their support

Team Baldwin minus Jax - we scored a 99 on our final project!!!

Dev, Me, Dad, Zach, Mom, Missy and B

Mom, Dave, Me & Dad - Love Ya'll :)

Save Me from Santa!

I'm sure most of you have already seen this picture but decided it was too cute not to post. Mike & Darby took Brooklyn to the mall a few weeks ago to see Santa. They said she was as happy as could be until she was handed over to Santa. Poor baby! Santa did offer her a red necklace with a jingle bell on it which she accepted before running off. LOL. Better luck next year!
...Graduation Post to Follow...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

B & Blue

Shortly after finishing the previous post Emmy had sent me a picture of B and Blue. Brooklyn LOVES Blue and says his name all the time so I had to post this picture of her walking him. Its too cute!

18 Months

My baby girl turned 18 months yesterday! Its amazing how fast this year and a half has gone by. Brooklyn is learning new things every day and has become quite the chatterbox lately. She currently says...

  • Mama
  • Dada
  • Bubba (Devon)
  • Gigi
  • Dodo (Dave)
  • Emmy (Darby)
  • Blue (her daddy's dog)
  • Bella (her BFF)
  • Momo (Elmo)
  • Shoes
  • Noes
  • Eyes
  • More
  • Please
  • Juice
  • Baby
  • Eat Eat
  • Hi
  • Bye
  • Teeth
  • Boobies (this one totally cracks me up)
  • No
  • O, O, O (Ho, Ho, Ho)

I'm sure i'm forgetting others but you get the idea. She has 4 teeth on top and two on the bottom. She's been a slow teether but she has at least 4 more peeking through. She still loves Elmo, brushing her teeth (really sucking on the toothbrush), walking Blue, playing with her babies, trying on my shoes, bubbles and getting into anything she can find! Here are a few pictures of her from the last couple of days. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Snow Day

The weathermen in Houston reported there would be snow but nobody really believed it. Sure enough, Houston had snow yesterday! It was quite the sight to see and Devon enjoyed every minute of it!

My parent's house

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Last week I took Devon & Brooklyn for their well check ups. Brooklyn isn't a fan of the nurse or doctor poking and prodding at her but she made sure to keep a close eye on what they were doing to her big brother. Then it was time for their shots...Devon kindly allowed Brooklyn to be first. She screamed and turned bright red as they gave her 3 shots. Next was Devon's turn...he was very nervous and I think he secretly wanted me to hold him too but I couldn't since I was holding B. So, he got 2 shots plus a nasal spray. They both survived and were fine within a minute after receiving their shots.

Devon's Stats:

Height - 59 in. - 50-75%
Weight - 78 lbs. - 25-50%
BMI - 15.6 - 10-25%

He is Slim Pickens :)

Brooklyn's Stats:

Height - 33 in. - 97%
Weight - 24 lbs. and 7 oz. - 50-75%
FOC - 48 cm. - 90-97%

All in all both kids are doing great!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

Friday night the kids and I went to Noah's school carnival with Katie, Cy, Noah, Teri, Beau and Paige. There was so much to do...merry-go-round, petting zoo, moonwalk, camel rides, games and more! Saturday night we watched the Nebraska game at Jamie & Dustin's with Dylan, Justin & Lauren. Good times for all!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


thx for my halloween bow jess!!! :)

Hope everyone had a HaPPY HaLLoWeeN! The kids had a great weekend! Friday night Devon and his friend Tyler went to our church lock-in while Brooklyn had dinner and ice cream with Gigi & Dodo. Saturday, Brooklyn & I picked up the boys who stayed up til 2:45 in the animals! Later that day we all got dressed for Jodi, Brianna & Bella's Halloween Party, which was quite the event! I was a Greek Godess, Devon was Urkel and Brooklyn was Belle from Beauty & the Beast.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Splish Splash

And after her bath this is where I found her...

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Brooklyn LOVES her Elmo! The 2nd picture she actually has her eyes on an Elmo video. She usually busts out a dance move or two as soon as Elmo's theme song comes on, haha.

Monday, September 28, 2009

A Mouth Full

Look what lil girl has 4 new teethers coming in up top!!!
Love that smile :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

Our Labor Day weekend was pretty busy...Devon and I took Brooklyn to try out The Little Gym, she LOVED it! Devon and I did some shopping. And I joined my parents in seeing Jay Mohr at the Improv...hilarious!!! Too bad its back to work and school tomorrow :(

Who knew a box of diapers could be so entertaining?!?!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Bless this Mess

Dinner w/ Grampa Jim

Devon & Missy at the Oasis in Austin