Thursday, October 05, 2006

10th Reunion

Well. . .at least we can say we went. It was fun to see everyone though.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Update on Mother Teresa

She's doing great! She had the surgery on Monday and it was a really painful surgery but she was brave! She's got two pretty cool scars. I told her to wear them proud and tell people they're 'battle scars'. She stayed in the hospital until Thursday and has been at a rehab hospital since. She is walking with her walker and amazing all of the staff at how good she's doing! It's been tough but it will make her life so much better from now on. She might kill me for saying this, but the drugs they gave her in the hospital made her hallucinate! I laughed so hard at her that I thought I cracked a rib! She was so funny!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Mother Teresa

Tomorrow my mom is going in for a double knee replacement. She will be in the hospital for a few days then she is going to a rehab center for a few weeks. She is nervous as should be expected. Take a second and pray for a successful surgery, low pain and a quick recovery. I know she will feel your prayers. I'll keep you posted!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Am I working?????

Congratulations to me!!! Ryan bought me a laptop!! I'm like a real person now!!

Thanks Jess for the pointers. Hope this is working. For those of you keeping up with Connor's life, Ryan let him live.

I don't want to make this too long in case I'm a dork and it's not working.

Love ya!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Big Move

Josh and I are leaving THIS Sunday for Texas. Man, oh, man. Moving across the country is hard work. Especially when you have to think about housing turtles in temporary containers for a three-day drive. AND how to sneak them in the hotel without anyone getting mad. We will be crashing with our families for a few days (maybe weeks) so maybe we can see everyone. Just wanted to give a little update.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Thanksgiving Indeed!

Due November 25, 2006

Friday, May 12, 2006

It's Crista's Turn... have a birthday! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Get Well Mindy

Just so ya know, Mindy had surgery again yesterday for her endometriosis. The surgery was very long this time so we are hoping this means the doctor did more work in there which will keep her pain-free for longer! She's recovering well at my parents house. She's really drugged and funny! My mom said that while they were talking today, Mindy popped out with 'A rooster just ran in front of the car'. God bless pain medicine!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Yea Mindy!!!

Congrats to Mindy on her Level III Certification. We all wish you the best :)

Tell us all about what you're going to do now. . .

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Happy Birthday Holly!

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day and a wonderful year ahead!

Friday, March 31, 2006

10th HS Reunion!!!

10 years out of High School doesn't seem possible! We're old!!!

So who's going to the Reunion? I would love to see all of you. Let me know and maybe we can all make plans to do something after the Reunion or the next day. :) If none of you are going--we can re-unite somewhere else!!!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Charity's Broken Arm

Hey guys,

I posted an update on my blog so just click on the link and check it out.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Random - w/update!

Charity - I am so sorry about your arm and the pain. That really stinks.

I realized that no one had written anything in awhile and here I am bored at I might as well. It's snowing here now and I miss spring. Is our HS reunion this summer? I am getting conflicting reports on the matter.

update - I've just spoken to Leann (who is moving to Austin the same week as me - whee!) and it is on September 30th. Phew. I though it was in April and we wouldn't have been able to go...not that I'm sure I'm going anyways.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

From Charity

Yes, I did break my stinking arm. Fortunately, it's the left one though. 28 years without a broken bone or a trip to the ER is pretty good. Those who are squeamish should look away now. I was about 1 mile in and at the back of the park. No cars could get in so I either had to walk out or have 911 take me out on a stretcher which would have killed me with embarrassment. So I asked a man on a bicycle "Excuse me. I think I broke my arm. Can you tie my skates together and put them over my shoulder?" I can't believe how ridiculous that sounds now. He did and after I assured him I was fine to walk, he left. Finally Mindy me at the end of the trail (I had called her to come get me). She asked me how I knew it was broken so I tried to hold it up as best as I could for her to see it. It looks like those kids who are skateboarding and fall. When they get up, their arm is in a zig zag pattern. Mindy goes "Ya, it's broken alright". Anyways, I go to the doctor tomorrow to find out if I need surgery or get a cast. Suprisingly, it really doesn't hurt. I'll keep you posted and thanks for your prayers and laughter. It's ok to laugh, it really is kind of funny.

PS: I think Mindy somehow caused this because when the doctor said "bad break", Mindy goes "Yes! We have to switch cars!" Her's is a automatic Neon and mine is a 5 speed Celica.


We send our best to Charity who has had a *little* accident. I hope it's not your right arm.

p.s. I just posted this, but now see that Mindy has also posted - sorry guys.

Maybe she should try these...

For those of you who don't know, our poor Charity fell yesterday while enjoying a beautiful day at the park. Yes, she is injured, but I think she will survive. She made her first trip to the ER last night after making a heroic 1 mile walk out of the park; skates tied together and draped over her shoulder, only socks on her feet, holding her broken arm. Yes, Charity broke her arm. I have to admit it was pretty gross, but Charity is quite the trooper. She called me and I met her at the park to take her to the ER. Once at the hospital, with a lot of drugs on board, she was x-rayed, splinted, and sent home with some great pain medicine. She is at home resting now and will see a doctor soon. I know you would all want to know so you can pray for her. Yes, I said pray for her, not laugh at her. (She will probably kill me for posting this, so pray for me too.) So, post your comments and let her know you are praying.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Summer Sno Playlist

Top 3 Favorite Oldie Songs Played at Summer Sno. . .

Mine are:

1. California Dreamin' - Mama's and the Papa's (All the leaves are brown. . .)
2. Hey Jude - The Beatles
3. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens

Thursday, March 02, 2006

How we've changed

Everyone post a response and state the three things that are different about you since high school that we would be suprised at. Here's mine:

1. I am not obsessive about my weight anymore.
2. I went to college to take over Mary Hart's job on entertainment and ended up working in foster care making very little money.
3. I want to raise my children in Burleson.

When Boys Grow Up to Be Bloggers

Well, I have caved into the intense pressure to enter the world of blogging even though I do it with much fear and trembling. So, let me start us off on the right foot...

Top 5 most feared phrases heard at Summer Snow:

5) Make sure you lock up and bring the money if you see a funnel cloud headed toward you.
4) Can I get a rainbow with five different flavors?
3) The place down the street gave me extra syrup for FREE!
2) I want a small but can you put it in a jumbo cup.
1) The ice machine is frozen again... somebody get the spray bottle.

Honorable Mention: "It's slow so you're working alone today."

PS I had nothing to do with the links under my name. Thanks Jess.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006


This blog is called "Summer Sno Unite". We can't be united without Dustin & Jenny on here. We need to find a way to get them on so they can share in the joy of blogging along! How can we help?

Let's Get Together

I think we need to get together! Is there ever a time when we could? Give me some ideas.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Name Change and such

After much questioning...I would like to explain the name change thing in two ways - cheapness and Texas love. When I moved to DC 5 years ago I decided I wanted to keep my Texas license for as long as I could. I don't have a car here so I didn't need to change it anyways. My license does not expire until August of this year and I didn't want to get a new one until I got back to Texas - which is coming up this June! I also haven't changed it because I'm cheap. Yea, that's right. It costs money to get a new passport, social security card, and driver's license. Josh is fine with it and it hasn't been a problem to keep it. I will probably get around to it sometime before August. My parents are horrified.

For those of you who care - Josh and I are moving to Austin at the end of May this year. We don't have jobs or a place to live - but we're moving. It will be a bit of a transition for us - I ride the bus to work, Josh rides his bike, I own snow boots and a million wool sweaters. I am ready to leave the traffic and the presidential motorcades behind, but I am not ready to leave the fall leaves, snow and friends. If you have never been to DC, you are missing out on something great. We will be here until May 28 if you need to plan a trip. My mother says I'm a great tour guide.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

A Word From Mother Teresa

How fun! Thanks for sharing it with me.

I remember the sticky notes and running out of ice. I remember the storm that came through and I came to rescue (I think it was) Dustin and Charity. I remember who cleaned up best...remember, I have a cleaning service. I remember having great employees, who were responsible, honest, mostly good to the customers (ha) and who were fun to work with. It was a great time for me too. You will always each have a special place in my heart. You will always be the face of "SummerSno".

Mother Teresa

P.S. Jessica why haven't you changed your name? I hear you are coming back to Texas. Finally!

Tribute to Dave & Teresa

The Snow Cone stand was the best idea ever. It gave us teenagers a safe place to work and hang out. It allowed us to be with friends that we still love and cherish today. And it enabled us to be more responsible for oursleves and the money we made. Thank you for giving us such a great opportunity!!! We are very thankful for the Best Job all of us ever had.

P.S. - Thanks for the Free Snow Cones too!!!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I'm Rolling...haha

Ok. I've moved to the dark side of blogging with all of you unmotivated workers. No, really, this is so funny. Thanks Jess for setting this up. It is great to hear from all of you. Summer Sno Forever! Ok, cheesy, I know. But this is making me remember all the wonderful times we had together. If it wasn't so nasty outside, I go get a snocone right now. Those were the good old days. (Wow, I sound old.) Well, anyways, I'm up and running in the blog world (not much on my site yet). I just set it up so I could add to this. Got to get back to work. (yes, I am actually working) Talk to you all soon.


More Memories

Remember when we would see how many gross flavors we could make. I think one was root beer with margarita. I think anything with margarita we tried.

Also my favorite memory was the smell when you walked in the door of the building. The blast of cold air and smell of sweet flavors.

Every time I have gone to a snow cone stand since I put my head by the window and sniff. Then I remember hating the ones who stuck their head in our window. I hated that!!!

This is fun. . .and educational!!!

I Remember!

In stream with Charity's post....

I remember playing poker and whoever lost had to eat the snow cone flavor of the winner's choosing. It was just a bite on a spoon which made the bad flavors worse because of the high concentrtion of syrup!

An old high school football player climbed in the window and said "I've always wanted to do that!" (I think Chris Childers...why I remember...who knows)

The man who couldn't read always ordered what the person before him had.

The little girl who made her dad buy a snow cone for her imaginary friend.....

I drank the water that we had at the "sink" which really came from the Circle J water spout by the gas pumps and got SO SICK and Holly had to come relieve me.... I was just laying on the floor moaning! I had also just eaten a lot of twizzlers and so I didn't eat twizzlers again for at least 5 years!

There are still songs that come on the radio and I am transported back to that place.

Fun Times, fun times
Jenny- I hope that Brandon learns long division. Then can he teach me? j/k

Remember the Time...

...when Charity put her hand in the machine to clean out the ice while it was still running and it almost chopped off her finger? (I thought I had cherry syrup in my glove but it was blood!)
... when Jenny went to the Circle J payphone to call KLUV and request a song?
...when the scary man sat out in his car forever watching us! I'm still not sure what he was doing.
...when the lady complained EVERYDAY because there wasn't an awning and she was hot.
...when you were so bored that you would stare at the temperature thing at the bank praying it would change just so you would have something to watch.
...when we would open the back door and throw the little pieces of ice out.

Favorite Flavors

My All-Time Top 5 Favorite Flavors are:

5.)Cherry Cola
4.)Coconut w/Cream
2.)Pina Colada
and my number 1.) favorite is. . .PEACH CINNAMON--who came up with that by the way--KUDOS!!

Do you know that I haven't had a snow cone since I was pregnant with Jacob. I am so ashamed!!!!

What are yours??????

In a galaxy far, far away....

Not too long ago Dustin and I were reminiscing (? sp) about our snow cone days and he said "Remember when that Kids Kampuscame in unexpectedly w/ about 50 kids and you and I made the executive decision that they were getting cherry, grape, or coconut and no MIXES and that's just the way it was going to be. So funny. We had some fun times."

I still cannot stand smelling cherry syrup. I finally found a snow cone stand out here last summer and my friend and I were so excited to go. It is run by a family from South America and they put some kind of weird caramel colored goop on top. We decided to go with plain watermelon. It was no Summer Sno, but it brought back funny memories all the same.

Summer Sno Gang

Welcome to the world of blogging if you aren't already a member. Ask us for help if you need it. Have fun blogging and thanks Jess for setting this up.

Welcome! Welcome!

I thought this might be easier than each of us writing tons of emails. So yea, I didn't change my last name yet and I still live in DC. If you want to see my pics on flickr go here.