Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Funniest Videos EVER!!




I was in TEARS laughing so hard at these.

Karaoke, lots of alcohol and the Chumchal crowd = one hilariously good time!

Just listen to the GIRLS encroaching on this one -- freakin hilarious!

LOL watch Nick on this one -- oh my gosh I'm in tears!! (As a Chumchal Tradition at Christmas all the new out-laws get to sing a Christmas Carole. This year we started early at Papa's birthday party. freakin hilarious)

And one final one featuring Uncle Greg. Who knew he was such a Luther Vandross? Watch Robert. I cracked up when he was hoopin and hollering and then nudged Jaace and Jaace was like "what the ??!" LOL Then watch Jill and Thomas "get a little lower now" then Jenny break out in a split! Shit it's funny!! Greg ends with a resounding "God Bless America!" - classic!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Chiropractor, Birthday, Wedding, Work and Life in General

What CRAZY days the past few have been!

Last week at work was pure HELL. Work was insane and there were all sorts of things happening. I believe all the stress of that week and the week's before led up to a severe neck ache. So after 31 years I went to the chiropractor today. LOL He cracked the shit out of my neck at the end and I was in more pain than before. 4 advils later and an ice pack I was feeling a little better. I go back on Wednesday for more punishment.
We did celebrate KDK's 32nd birthday on Saturday evening at YiaYia Mary's! It was a good time and Karena looked FABULOUS! (I hope I look half as good as her when I get her age! ha ha - that's just an on-going joke we have. K's all of 4 months older than I am!)

Today is Robert's 36th birthday! He had the day off and has enjoyed it. He's over at his good friend Ryan's house doing wedding stuff (wood work and beer drinkin!). :) He's been so great with all the wedding planning!! We also found our centerpieces Sunday for some of the tables so that was cool!!! Now I just need to get a dress picked out so I can figure out what colors I'm going to use.

I had to laugh -- Robert THOUGHT he was snagging a younger woman -- but he's got one that's falling apart before HE is!

Today we also met with Alice and Eric our Serendipity Photographers!!! They are so awesome! Robert and I will be working on their contract this weekend.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!! I'm SO ready for the holiday's! ALL of them -- both Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's! Robert and I got the tree up but we still have a bit more to do, some other inside decorations and all the outside decorations. I just wasn't ready to take down the Fall/Thanksgiving stuff until at least Thanksgiving is passed.

Here's a few pics from the house.
Our dining table centerpiece.
The Stockings: Robert, Jamie, Jr, Matthew & Sophie's

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Papa Ed's 85th Birthday Party

Here's a few pictures from Papa Chumchal's 85th Birthday Party. It was SO MUCH FUN!!! I believe everyone was so relaxed, and the weather was good, and there was a great turnout, that the day was just perfect. And we partied and karaoked until the wee hours!

Dad (58) and Papa (85)

Yeehaw Cowgirls!!
Robert & Jamie

Jenny, Jillian & Me

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


So Robert and I were in Scottsdale, Arizona November 5 - 7. We had so much fun and it was SO PRETTY. The weather was perfect -- not too hot and cool in the evenings. He was there for a conference and I was there to do a lot of nothing -- which I succeeded in very well! We stayed at an awesome resort - The Phonecian - which was so nice! 8 pools! Awesome workout facility! Great golf course! Need I say more?

I was ready to get back to Texas though. As much as I loved the blue skies and all, I missed the humidity. Yes -- the humidity! Everything I touched I shocked myself with! My hair was staticky, my skin way dry, regardless of how much lotion I used and I'm still nursing dry lips.

I LOVE TEXAS (but like traveling to other places to learn these valuable lessons! ha ha)

Robert and I on our last day at the Phoenician
Cool pic on our evening trip to Sedona, Arizona.

We tried our HARDEST to make it to the Grand Canyon, got as far as Moose-Country, but sun was setting and we would have been there in the dark. So we detoured back through Sedona.

Cactus and Palm Trees. Who knew?

Red Rock Canyon in Sedona -- it was gorgeous there. We saw the sun set on the red rocks.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Quote of the day:

Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply.

If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.

If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.

If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.

If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.

She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.

So - if you give her crap,
you will receive more shit than any one human being can handle.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Our First Meeting with the Church

Robert and I have had a busy week!!! We were in Scottsdale, AZ for a few days - him attending a conference and me just hanging out and thinking about wedding stuff. Got a few things done, which is great. We flew back on Friday night and drove to Shiner mid-morning Saturday for Papa Ed's 85th Birthday Party. We had FUN!!!!!! It was a great evening! I've got lots of pics to post!!!

Sunday was church, then Robert installed a ceiling fan for Mamo and then it was full-on wedding errands around town. A good 5-hours of stuff. We started at the Kasper B&B checking out rooms for our out-of-town guests. Got those all taken care of and then it was to the American Legion Hall for measurements, then to see Father Bob at the church to get that ball rolling, then back to the Hall for the final stuff, to my parents then back to Houston. We were exhausted!!! But I feel like things are getting accomplished.

Next big task for me -- officially asking my girls to stand in the wedding!!! Yay! I hope they say YES! :-)

Here is a picture of the Sts Cyril & Methodious Catholic Church in Shiner as we left Father Bob last night. It was such a pretty shot we couldn't pass up! A great way to end our day of wedding-planning!!!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Happy Halloween 2008!

We went to a costume party thrown by my best friend Dawn, her husband and kin - Shirley & Pat. It was so much fun. Darn jello-shots threw me (and everyone) for a loop -- which was the intent, huh?!

Enjoy the pics:

the Sumo & the Geisha (aka the future Mr & Mrs Robert Corkren)
Dawn & Scotty - Devilish Vixens! Pops n Mo (aka My Mom and my Aunt Karen)
Preggo Nun & the Priest (Jenny & Nick)
Sarah Palin & John McCain campaigning (down and dirty! aka Jillian & Thomas)