Thursday, July 30, 2009

We keep growing

This past weekend we added a new "in law" to the mix. Crystal (Chris' sister) was married last Saturday to Joel. So welcome to the family!! She looked beautiful, as always, and the wedding was a lot of fun. John took a million pictures, and had 2 video cameras going so I'll have some better images to add later. All I have for now are a few from my phone.

Joel works for the band Fly Leaf, and all members were in was very cool to have a rocker edge at the wedding. Complete with converse, tattoos, and some crazy hair. I was also able to meet most of the Manning crew so that was an added bonus.

Friday, July 24, 2009


I haven't gotten my Auntie fix this week...but I will this weekend! Until then Allison sent me these from last weekend to tide me over.

Monday, July 20, 2009


With this Texas heat I find myself dreaming if a front porch I can actually sit on for more than 5 min without developing pit stains. Specifically, I have wanted a porch swing like this forever...I think it only works for summers on the coast but a girl can dream.

PS rather than a book I think I would have a fresh watermelon mojito in my hand...they are my current obsession and they are so YUMMY!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Special Friend

I can't even find the words or know what to say accept that I love you and am a quick flight, or a phone call away. Anytime, anyplace I can be there. I have a very special group of people praying for you and am hugging you from a few hundred miles away.

"The beauty of his grace is that he can put the pieces back in place"- Matthew West

Home at last

Parents are here...matching outfits off the plane and all. They thought it would be a funny way to embarrass me. Nice.

My dad packed his #1 Grandpa shirt, and can’t wait to wear it. Rob, Allison and Everett came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon as well. So I had airport pick up, dinner pick up, and of course had to see the baby again. He just smells so good and makes the cutest sounds, and squeaks like a toy when he cries. My parents brought him a shirt from Ireland that reads “I’ll have a pint, of the white stuff”. Hilarious.

Everett was swimming in the newborn outfit that Chris and I picked out. A collared shirt and plaid shorts...the kid will be the ultimate prepster. If they had boat shoes you know I would have grabbed those as well.

It's times like these I look at the house for sale 2 down from Rob & Allison and think “let’s move!” Chris usually shakes his head because we do love Dallas, but I think I will probably ask a few more times :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Introducing Everett Karl

He's here!! We got the call to head to the hospital yesterday evening. We had to go pick up the other "babies" from pestmart and take them home, but arrived at the hospital by 10pm. At 12:32 am Everett Karl Heinrich was born. He weighed in at 7lbs,7oz and 21 inches long. Labor didn't go according to plan, these things usually don't. Momma was a TROOPER. She adjusted to all the changes and pushed right thru. Rob looked like he was in between terror and excitement most of the time.

He came out to the waiting room to make the announcement while holding a video camera to get our reactions. It was a boy and he is perfect! We waited thru the first feeding, and got home around 3:30am. So I am delirious but couldn't be happier. They're going to be in the hospital overnight tonight as well, and the Heinrich Grandparents will arrive tomorrow afternoon, so it will be a busy few days.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Final Countdown

4 days till the due date and not much progress. The heat here is killing all of us, but I can’t imagine how it feels to someone 9months pregnant. Poor thing. I’m trying not to call them every day to see how things are going because I would be annoyed if everyone did that to me. Instead we are keeping the cell phones fully charged by the bed at night just in case.
I keep thinking that I want to write something to this baby, for this baby etc. I’m just having trouble putting it into words. I think I’ll be able to come up with something better once we meet, and it has a name and a perfect little face. We’re having some interesting family stuff this week but I won’t allow that to overshadow this baby, because this is the first baby and therefore the most special. There is only 1 first baby. The title comes with a lot of people just sitting around staring at you, lots of gifts and special attention...and crowded sidelines for all of life’s events.
As we anxiously watch the phone this week I am overcome with the fact that we haven’t had a baby in the family for 28 years...and like the song says “a baby changes everything”...and this aunt can’t wait.

A blotter from home

I couldn't resist this my hometown newspaper the title above this police blotter entry was "rude boyfried"

Thursday, 6:25 p.m. — A caller from the 700 block of Lindley Avenue reported her boyfriend was hurting her feelings.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Spa Weekend

About 2 weeks ago Christine and I spent a few days in Austin....doing nothing at all really and loving every second of it. We took 2 days off work and made spa reservations, stayed at the Hilton (of course) and when we weren’t relaxing we were eating. Perfect weekend or what?

We started the weekend at the Hula Hut with a strong Mexican martini for Christine and fresh mango margaritas for me. Yes, plural...that’s how I roll. We squeezed in some sushi, shopping and spent 5 hours at the spa getting facials, massages, manicures and pedicures. We also had dinner with my newly transplanted family in Austin, found the cupcake stand in an air stream trailer, and had vino at Hotel San Jose.

I think the highlight above all that came early one morning while dining at Einstein’s, a high class establishment of bagels and schmear...I saw someone in line and had to hold myself back from squealing out loud. You know one of those teen “I almost touched a Jonas Brother” kind of scream. It was...Aaron Piersol!! Who you ask? Well if you follow swimming and the Olympics you also would have known immediately. If you are normal, like christine, and only remember the big guns like Michael Phelps...this name may perhaps escape you. I have added the pics because you will probably remember the face.

He's hot! I gave Christine permission to take him home immediately, not that she needs it...but she fully agreed that he was great breakfast eye candy. He was cool, casual and eating a ton of carbs as he had come from the Longhorn Swim Club and seemed totally unaware that he might be someone that people recognize.