Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fishing at the park

This past weekend we went to a nearby park and did a little fishing. Our church was hosting a Family Fun Day at the park and we all had a lot of fun, despite the hotness that has taken over Houston this past week. (We've have temps in the 3 digits for the past week solid!) Here's some of the pics...I had to hijack my friends camera because mine died like 2 minutes after we got there (horror!).

Mike and Logan baiting the hook...Jack eagerly looking on


Logan luring the duck with a piece of bread...do you see that look on his face?! lol


Jackson and Peyton


My little studmuffin...with Lana


Peyton and Chris


Jack caught the biggest fish...on the smallest pole.

Peyton, she did NOT want to touch those worms...lol

My little fisherman

Logan's fish

How freaking cute are they together?!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I think we are going to need to pack soon. That's Mike's plan for his day off next week. To pack up the stuff we won't need until after we move. I'm kind of nervous about packing cause I know as soon as we pack something up I'm going to need it for some random odd reason. He said he was going to pack up all my clothes except for 7 outfits, one for everyday of the week. Yea right! He can do that with his clothes, not mine. lol A friend of ours is going to let us borrow his truck too...I'm a little excited about having access/driving a truck again. I know Mike misses his truck and I do sometimes. There is just something about driving a vehicle that no one cuts you off in and that has a horn that doesn't sound like a squeeky toy(the Toyota). Ahh...big trucks.

Better get back to work...on the farm that is.

My newest addiction, Farmtown on Facebook. OMG.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Round 14 or so with Citihomes and the crappiest realtor on the block...

So once again, just when things were starting to settle down and work out for us good ole Keith Griffin and Citihomes throws a wrench in our plans. I have never in my life had to deal with so many unethical, unprofessional, liars, cheaters and all around crumbags as the people with Citihomes realty.

They still have the survey that we furnished them for our file while we were under contract with them. Our new realtors have been trying to get it back, because it BELONGS TO US.

Everyday Keith Griffin tells her he is emailing it, he was just about to email it, etc. And of course, everything that comes out of his mouth is a straight up, bold faced LIE. Now he is willing to "trade" OUR survey for the citihomes sign. The one that he told us to put out by our garage and he would send someone to pick it up the weekend after we terminated our contract. The one that has been sitting by our garage door everyday for a month since. The one that just "happens" to be gone the one day he says that someone came by to get it.

I keep having to edit and revise my complaint letter to TRAC because everytime he breathes he does something else to try to screw us over and he and Mary Rothenberg don't know how to speak without lying.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Logan's birthday party

We celebrated Logan's birthday party this past weekend. We have always had a pool party since it's in the middle of summer and HOT. This weekend was no exception...it was a scorcher!! Here's some pics...


oh yea!



put on your sunglasses...



this one cracks me up...don't they look like they are up to something??

Logan's summer haircut...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I have a birthday rapidly approaching. I know it's just a number and there are so many things to be grateful for in my life...and that I only have that many more things to look forward to. But it's still hitting me hard. I think for my birthday I just want to be alone and cry.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Logan's growing up and getting wise to the ways of the world...

A few years ago, we were driving past some of the chemical plants on our side of town. You know the ones where there are random flames and smoke stacks blowing smoke into the air. Logan was probably 4 at the time. As we were driving by one of the plants that was blowing smoke in the air, he said, "Mom look, that's a cloud plant. It's making clouds." Such a cute and funny kid thing to say...I just laughed and said yep, they sure are.

Then the other day we were driving past this same plant and he tells me. "Mom, those plants aren't making clouds. They are putting pollution into our air." Oh my, how he's grown. Mike told him that it was actually just steam so it wasn't really pollution. But man, I'm not ready for my kid to grow up and know about pollution and such wordly things as that. I want him to be a kid and like to look at the Cloud Plants.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Logan's 8th birthday...part 2

So Friday night we took Logan to the Astros game as part of his birthday present. Me and him went to the ballpark early to hang out and walk around. He wanted to go play in the Squeeze Play before the game got started so we headed that way. When we got there, there was a cameraman asking if some of the kids wanted to be "Squeeze Play kids" and get to be in video that would play on the big screen in the park. So he taped Logan running the bases and we got to see him waving and running on the huge tv before the game started! He was sooo excited about that...of course I wasn't ready so I just got video of him running away...and I'm so not blogger educated to add a video to this. So, onto the rest of the night.

He got to eat all his favorite stuff at the ballpark, cheese pizza, popcorn, frozen lemonade and ice cream in a helmet. We got to see Carlos Lee hit a Grand Slam (and some lucky punk in the audience won $25,000 because of it)! During the game they will flash people's names across the jumbotron with messages, like Happy Anniversary/Birthday etc. And then we saw this...


After we were done whooping and hollering for Logan's birthday wishes on the screen, the guy sitting behind us gave Logan $5 for his birthday! See there are still genuinely nice people in this world...

We capped off the night with some fireworks after the game...


We had a lot more fun this weekend and this week I'll be frantically getting stuff ready for Logan's birthday party on Saturday.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Logan's birthday...so far...

Logan has one heck of a birthday celebration this past week. It started on his actual birthday, June 4th, when we went out to dinner with Mike's family to celebrate all of our June birthdays. My sister in law, Laci, on the 3rd, Logan on the 4th, Mike's brother Aaron on the 5th and Mike's on the 9th. That's one busy week in the Lines family, huh?! We had planned on going to Joe's Crab Shack in Kemah and then letting the kids play on the boardwalk while we enjoyed the band. Then when I was leaving work I got a call that Joe's was on fire! So change of plans, and we ended up at Ichibon...which in my opinion is way better!

Logan working the chopsticks

Jack working his chopsticks...lol

Jack drinking Miso soup with a straw...

The June birthday celebratees...

Then some fun in the water with a few of the cousins...

I'll end this post here at the end of Birthday Celebration day number 1 so it's not 7 pages long...

to be continued...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Those things that make your blood boil...

So I've written a letter to the Texas Real Estate Commission to complain on our former jerk of a realtor, Keith Griffin. I've posted a little about it on here but not too much because I'm waiting to post the letter in it's entirety and I'm a little afraid of screwing something up with the house stuff until we have signed the dotted lines and are standing in our new house with the keys. I've kind of just gotten past it, trying not to think of it much because it's in the past and we are moving on. Then out of the blue I get an email from someone who found my blog by searching "Keith Griffin Citihomes reviews."

You can also find my blog my googling "Citihomes sucks", just in case you were wondering.

So I'm a little weary of spilling my guts still for that fear that something will go wrong and I'll say the wrong thing.

Then I get a text from my friend who left Citihomes...Keith Griffin basically STOLE over $2000 from her for past referrals and sales she made when she was at Citihomes. Real peach of a guy huh?

So then I opened up a chat with this guy that emailed me to let him know what problems we had with KG. He said he's having the SAME problems. Who says people learn from their mistakes? Apparently KG thinks that we are just one little person and one little commission and he doesn't give a damn. Well, word of mouth is spreading like wildfire...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Nicole's Wedding shower

This weekend was my cousin's wedding shower...I hope everyone had a good time. I did. And I got to hang out and just talk with my friend Shirley cause she helped us out with the food and came to the shower too. It's been a long time since I just got to sit down and chat with an old friend. Here's some pics from the shower...

Mom, me, Nicole and Aunt Susan

the cookie buffet...Shirley made ALL these cookies. She is a machine, a wonderful, well oiled baking machine! I think it turned out awesome!!

Nicole got a panini press...

and another one...

and one more just in case...


I'm excited for her to get married...her fiance is a great guy and she totally deserves him!
I'm also excited about the bachelorette party and getting away (Austin prob) for the weekend. Yay for weekends with no kids/spouses...I am in serious need of a girls weekend.