Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas

A Very Merry Christmas from the Straub Family

Thanks for visiting! It's our 100th post!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Free Stuff?!

Wow! I was surprised when this deal came up! Check it out!

Hurry over to One Kings Lane and you can score a totally free two-piece cutting board set. This won’t last long so be quick! New signups HERE , get a $15 credit applied to your account. The credit can also be used toward shipping, which is nice.

To get the free cutting boards:

  • Register or Login to One Kings Lane
  • Click the Core Bamboo Sale
  • Add the Small & medium Cutting Board Set to your cart (towards bottom)

You $15 credit should be applied toward the deal and shipping making the items totally free!

Even if this deal sells out before you click, they have some other cutting boards and bamboo salad tongs that would be great gift ideas that you could get for only a few dollars with the $15 credit.

Here's another set that is only $14, so you'd pay $1 + 7.95 s/h for 3 cutting boards!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Sorry everyone....I'm very behind because my laptop seems to have a DNR on file that we don't know about. :('ll have to make do with whatever photos I have been able to pull off of the video camera for now.
The picture quality is not great, but at least here's some "updated" photos of Evie!

If/when I find my charger for the battery on my regular camera I will pull off of there also. Technology is just not our friend right now!

These were taken at a MOPS Playdate at the Brownsville Children's Museum.

She loves to crawl around and explore and then winds up passing out before we leave the parking lot!!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Trying Asparagus

July 29, 2010
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Trying on New Shoes

Evalyn liked the new shoes at first....then not so much.

August 9th

*Thanks Sandra for the shoes...she still needs to grow into them some though. We'll try again soon!
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Time for ....

Evalyn loves when it's "Baby Signing Time"

We have a set of dvds of "Baby Signing Time" she sits for a little bit, checks it out up close, then plays around and listen/watches the rest.

I think she is now saying "baby" or something close to it now thanks to the show.
She also says what sounds like "Ebie" over and over again, "ebie, ebie, ebie" very cute!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

4th of July

Pictures from the 4th of July!

PoGo wanted into the picture too!

Yes, I made her 2 outfits. The first is USA fabric and the 2nd is fireworks. They're a bit big, but I think she'll wear them next year too!

She was getting so tired!
Better view of the dress.

Thanks to my sister for making her flower clips!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hurricane Alex

We're doing just fine during this hurricane. Evalyn and I are pretty much treating it as a normal day. A very rainy, often times kind of windy, one though. I dumped the rain gauge from yesterday at 6:40 this morning and it had 1.4 inches of rain. From then until 3:15 pm we got 5 inches of rain!!

Hence the reason our backyard looks like this:

And the street like this:

(Until neighbors went down and cleared debris from storm drain, then back to normal.)

My dad and Aery even drove over to say hi. So that was a nice break from the monotony of just the 2 of us at home.

Will post some picks of Evalyn next when I download my camera photos. These are all off my/our new video camera! (Haven't figured out how to get the videos off it yet.)

Love to everyone out there in sunshine land! We've seen maybe 10 minutes of it total today.

Monday, June 28, 2010


We are preparing for Tropical Storm Alex, probably Hurricane Alex by the time it gets here. Jason is currently in Biloxi, MS for an Inundation GIS Conference and could be sent over to Lake Charles, LA for back-up of the Brownsville WFO. For now I have stocked up on what is needed for Evalyn and myself, yes I had to give in and actually purchase baby food. Jason will let me know if he feels like we should leave and head to San Antonio or Houston area...or somewhere in between..College Station.

We will probably go stay with my parents and sister and her kids. My dad has a generator if we needed it like we did during Dolly 2 years ago. Not to mention the gas grill.

We ask for prayers not necessarily for us, but for the people that don't have everything available to them that we do during the storm. Also pray for Jason that he has peace of mind while working and not to worry about us.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Me and My Dad

This was me hanging out with Dad after a nap.

I put Bunny in the picture at the last second!

Snuggled up with Dad.

But, I don't want to smile.... Dad helping....

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Pushing Up

Hi! Look at me pushing up on my toy and trying to crawl over it!

Oops, looks like Mommy caught me!

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Sleeping or Escaping?

I walked in to peek at Evalyn during a morning nap last week and this is what I found.....

Did she fall asleep trying to escape? :-)

Needless to say since she is sitting herself up now (and trying to pull herself up every so often), her crib mattress has been dropped down.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

She is on the move!

Evalyn is officially mobile! She is on hands and "knees" (which also happen to be toes too). She is very interested in checking out toys on the opposite side of the rug in the living room. Her world is opening up more and more...and my "free" time is rapidly shrinking! No more posting photos or updating videos when she's on the floor free and ready to "move about the cabin."

There is another video posted on our YouTube page also

Friday, May 28, 2010

Arrr....Pirate's Landing

We took Evalyn out to Port Isabel and Pirate's Landing for lunch. Well, we got to eat yummy food...she was just entertained by the decor.

And entertained by whacking Dad with the toy phone. Guess she wants a real one instead!

Hugs for being good during lunch!

She never noticed this marlin hanging above her car seat the ENTIRE time she sat in it.

Outside by the fishing pier with the Black Dragon pirate ship behind us.

"Umm, excuse me Mr. Pirate, but can I have your sword?"

Arrr, me new mates!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

High Chair Toy

We got Evie this new toy at Walmart on clearance for $2.00! She figured it out rather quickly as you can see in the video.

She has always used just one finger to do things or the pincer grasp. Very detail-oriented!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Somewhere in Dreamland

I snapped this photo during her morning nap about 9:30. (She had been up since 7:30 and been asleep for about 15-20 minutes.)

She is apparently liking falling asleep on her belly.