Saturday, December 10, 2011

Proud to be a BAYLOR BEAR!!!!

First of all we are so super proud to be Baylor Bears.... Robert Griffin III won the Heisman trophy tonight. It was very exciting to see a Baylor Bear be honored with such a prestigious award.

This is a picture from Baylor's campus during this past fall semester.....
I just thought this was a neat picture of the bushes sculpted into the interlocking BU.
This was the crowd storming the field after the OU vs. Baylor football game this year. It was the first time Baylor has beaten OU in school history and Lance and I were lucky enough to be at this game.... thanks to our good friends the Cheynes.
This is the picture our friend Susan took for us with the craziness going on behind us. Yes we used it for our Christmas card this year (very proudly I might add) sporting our green and gold along with our "bear claws".
Lance and I have loved every minute of this football season and cheering on our bears. There is finally some great things happening with our football program, create a alumni and fan following (called Baylor Nation) and to help many show their pride in their school. It is amazing how when just a few things fall into place like a great coach (Art Briles- which yes a friend of ours came as to Lance's costume bash birthday party) and several good players who work well together as a team (RG III, Kendall Wright, Terrance Ganaway to name a few) can bring a whole family/ group/ mass audience together to support a program and university that has been looking for something to boost support, boost pride, boost alumni, etc. This is a time that we have not seen for the bears since the 1980's. This is a time where we can brag that we attended Baylor University. This is a time where we can proudly say..... "Sic' Em Bears!!!!!!!"

Sunday, October 2, 2011

What's been happening...

Well I went to New York to visit my cousin and her family. It was so much fun to see and experience the city how they see it everyday as resident New Yorkers. Here are just a few of my favorites from the trip just to give you a taste.

This is my cousin Monica who does everything by foot in New York with a 3 1/2 year old and pregnant. I know I know she is amazing and should pretty much be your hero like mine. I am not sure I would be as upbeat, pleasant and such a great host if I was in her shoes. She is pretty great and opened up her home and daily life to me with a smile every day!
I think this picture is neat because she looks beautiful pregnant, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and back and the city where their second beautiful baby girl (name to be determined) will be born in.

This is her funny, independent, and cute 3 1/2 year old Elle and I one day at the Central Park Zoo.

It was smurf week in NYC while I was there and each day in a different part of the city the smurf village was put up. Elle enjoyed her "smurf juice".... well it looked more like colored water but it was supposedly blueberry flavored. At least she let me snap a picture of her.

We ate delicious food the whole time I was there!!! But this was at a really good Indian place called Sapphire. The food was so good and very flavorful.

Anyway I had a great trip came home under not so great circumstances but was thankful for the time I spent with my cousin and her family before they became a family of 4. I learned a lot, had great conversations and experienced the city in a completely different way. Thanks Mon and Mathew!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Costa Rica

We went on our summer vacation this past week.... and we headed to Central America. Overall it was a great trip. Only down side was during our trip Costa Rica had a tropical depression in the area and it rained more each day than typical (of course we were there it had to rain more). The resort we stayed at was great and all-inclusive- even better. We spent some time on the beach, and in the pool, and reading under the huts. Overall just relaxing and and enjoying some time together.

Lance on the beach.... pre "Scuba Steve" adventures in snorkeling.

The hot springs we went to on our excursion to the rain forest. They were GREAT... especially since we were freezing after a horseback ride through the rain forest on horseback. (Pretty sure after the horseback ride it will be a little while before we are able to have children - ha ha ha. it is not like riding horses in Texas)

This was Lance and I on the zip lines in the rain forest. We saw howler monkeys and beautiful scenery.
Over all we had a great time and enjoyed a little of nature and the beach. The trek home from Costa Rica to Miami and finally to DFW made for a really long day of traveling but it was nice to have a week with my husband all to myself. He goes back to work on Monday and I will begin to pack for my trip to see my cousin and her family. I am sure I will have lots of pictures to share from that trip.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Try this again....

It is a new year and we are going to give this blogging thing a try again. As the school year comes to a close in a few weeks I thought it would be a good time to try to start blogging again. Lance and I are enjoying life just busy with work. Making big plans for all the things we want to accomplish this summer. I will be posting some of the pictures I am going to work on taking at upcoming events and our progress this summer on the following goals:
1. Taking a fun vacation together
2. organizing the house and cleaning out
3. preparing for a new school year the changes ahead and getting a new classroom put together (yes I am going to be moving out of a multi-purpose/ storage/ tutoring room into my very own classroom :) )
4. taking more photos and becoming better at it
5. and lots more....

Come back for updates

The Langners

The Langners
from our honeymoon in mexico