January 31, 2011


Graham said his first word...yep, you guessed it..... "Mama!" I am so proud. He started saying it last Monday while we were grocery shopping. We went in the evening and Chad came too to help out, since I was still feeling crappy. Chad was off getting something with the cart, and I was getting some baby food, and holding Graham when he said it. He has been practicing all week, and sometimes we'll say "Graham, say Mama!" and he'll just mouth it, so funny! He's defintely got it down pat now, though! We have it on video, so I will try to upload it tomorrow, along with some cute pictures from the weekend. But for now, this tired Mama is going to bed :)

January 29, 2011

Rescue, 911

Well, we had quite the eventful night last night. We were heading out the door to meet some friends for dinner to celebrate their engagement. I was making a bottle and snacks to go for Graham, and Chad said he would put Graham in the car. As I was about to walk into the garage, I hear Chad say "Babe, the car is locked and Graham's inside with the keys." Chad says I should've seen my face, it went white as a ghost and was a 50/50 split between being really mad, and completely panicked. I started pulling on all the handles and the trunk while telling Chad we don't have a spare key! He didn't realize this, and we both started freaking out. I was yelling at him to call someone and he didn't know who, so I grabbed my phone and called 911. They sent a cop and ambulance right away (ambulance is standard procedure, they said) Graham was fine at this point, just sitting strapped into his carseat waiting for us. I think he started to realize something was wrong pretty quick and he began crying. The cop and paramedics were super nice and joking with us telling us how this happens all the time. I didn't leave the car window and we tried to make Graham laugh and tell him everything was ok and he'd be out soon. Thankfully, the weather was nice and temperature was in the high 60's.We were waiting FOR FREAKING EVER for the wrecker to get there, and after about 15-20 min, we all decided to see if we could get the door unlocked ourselves. We ended up getting it open with a clothes hanger after multiple attempts. I whipped that door open faster than you can imagine when that lock popped open. Graham was crying through the whole ordeal, but calmed right down once he was back in our arms. The wrecker finally showed up right as we got him out. We ended up being over an hour late to dinner, but our sweet friends waited for us. We will be getting a spare key made today!!

January 27, 2011

Because I'm bored, Graham's Napping and the laundry & dishes are already done :)

55 Things About Me

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:30ish
2. Diamonds or pearls? diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw? Killers with Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher... loved it!
4. What is your favorite TV show? The Bachelor
5. What do you usually have for breakfast: Cereal
6. What is your middle name? Lauren
7. What food do you dislike? green olives, but I love black olives
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? David Nail or Carrie Underwood
9. What kind of car do you drive? Black Nissan Murano
10. Favorite sandwich? Subway turkey
11. What characteristic do you despise? Negativity
12.Favorite item of clothing? Jeans
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Africa, Italy, France, Ireland, China, Caribbean Celebrity Cruise, Hawaii, NYC, Chicago, Nappa Valley, the list goes on and on.....
14. Favorite brand of clothing? Anything cute and casual and comfy!!
15. Where would you retire? We've lived here all our lives, so it would be awesome to just have a bunch of vacation  houses all over!! Maybe one day..........
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? Chad always does good for my bdays... a couple of years ago he surprised me by taking me to a family friends awesome beach house for the weekend, and then when we lived in Dallas he surprised me by taking me to get a massage, and then to dinner downtown at the Reunion Tower
17.Favorite sport to watch? If I have to, baseball or basketball {LIVE} hate watching sports on TV
18. Farthermost places you are sending this? Not sure!
19.Person you expect to send it back first? Not sure?
20.When is your birthday? April 17, 1986
22.What is your shoe size? 7
23.Pets? None, baby keeps us busy enough for now!
24.Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? Graham has been napping for about 2 hours this morning... that is pretty freaking exciting to me!
25. What did you want to be when you were little? A mom---just ask anybody who knew me!! I walked around half the time with a baby doll in my arms or a pillow up my shirt to pretend I was pregnant.... there is even a famous home video of me delivering a baby...HA!!
26. How are you today?  A little tired, getting over being sick... but excited to go to lunch with friends
27. What is your favorite candy? Hershey's Bliss... heaven in a foil wrapper
28. What is your favorite flower? Hydrangeas
29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Valentine's Day & Graham's 1st birthday
30. What is your full name? Brenden Lauren Pokorny
31. What are you listening to right now? The Today Show and the dishwasher running, and the baby monitor
32. What was the last thing you ate?A pop-tart
33. Do you wish on stars? Yes, me and Chad have a thing about it
34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue
35 How is the weather right now? Chilly and sunny.... as far as I can tell, haven't actually been outside today yet
36 Favorite Restaurants: Rico's Mexican, La Parmigiana, Love eating at restaurants so I'm not too picky!!!
37. Favorite soft drink: Coke
39. Real hair color? Medium Brown
40. What was your favorite toy as a child? Babies and barbies
41. Summer or winter? Like both equally, when one season is ending I'm totally ready for the next to start
42. Hugs or kisses? Both are equally important
43. Chocolate or Vanilla? Both
44. Coffee or tea? Iced tea
45. Do you want your friends to email you back? Of course.
46. When was the last time you cried? Last night when I was tired and didn't feel good
47. What is under your bed? Not sure
48. What did you do last night? Went for a walk with Graham, cooked dinner, did laundry watched American Idol
49. What are you afraid of? Roaches....yuck... and serial killers
50. Salty or sweet? bitter or hot? Sweet and Hot
51. How many keys on your key ring? 5 or 6 but I only use 3
52. How many years at your current job? Been a Stay at home mom/housewife for over a year now :)
53. Favorite day of the week? Friday
54. How many towns have you lived? Let's see... Spring, TX... College Station, TX... Allen, TX...Denton, TX ...Tomball, TX
55. Do you make friends easily? I think so!

January 24, 2011

Sick, Sick & More Sick

Everyone is sick right now, and unfortunately we are no exception. Graham came down with a fever last Saturday night, and he was sick all week. Chad came down with it on Wednesday, and I got it a few days ago. We've been a miserable bunch, and I am soooo ready to have everyone healthy again! I am getting quite the case of cabin fever too.

My poor little sick munchkin

January 17, 2011

Happy Birthday....

To my beautiful sister!!!!! She is the big 28!!! So thankful that God blessed me with such a wonderful big sister to take care of me, boss me around from time to time, and go through life with. Wish I could be there to celebrate with you, Mer Mer!!! We love you so much!!!!
Easter last year

Christmas 2009

My Wedding

Mer's baby shower

Getting our hair done before Mer's Wedding

At her best friend Abby's wedding

Mer in labor with Charlotte

Holding Graham in the hospital

Father's Day after Charlotte was born

January 16, 2011

Weekend Pictures

We (finally) had a weekend with hardly any plans. We spent Saturday hanging out around the house, and took our first walk through the neighborhood as a fam. Chad and I have both taken Graham for walks seperately, but this is the first time all 3 of us went together. Then Chad took my car in to get the tires replaced. After he got home, our sweet realtor, dropped by a lovely housewarming gift for us! Then we met Traci and Carl and baby Tripp for dinner. Sunday Graham came down with a fever and cough and hasn't kicked it yet. Hopefully he will be better soon. I took him to the doctor yesterday and he said it's just got to run its course, and to just watch and make sure his fever doesn't spike or he is having labored breathing. Poor baby, hate that he's sick :( So much is going around right now, seems like everyone is sick!!!! Enjoy these pictures of our weekend!

January 15, 2011

Friday Night Movie Pick

We had a classic Friday night with little caesar's pizza & crazy bread and pepsi and watched Knight & Day. It was pretty good, kind of quirky and different, but definitely entertaining. I even stayed awake for the whole thing, a rare feit for me!! :)

January 14, 2011

Tour of Our New House.....

I've been wanting to post pictures of our house since we moved in (over a month ago) but I was waiting until I had decorated more. I now realize that if I wait until I have everything how I want it, it will be a while until I can post pictures, ha! So, here's our house now, and I will update it as we deocrate more. But for now, welcome to our new home, come on in! :)