Sunday, December 12, 2010


Two weeks ago we had to put down our sweet Rocko. He was 15 years old and the sweetest dog. He was Bryan's best friend all throughout college and the after years. He was the first dog that I ever loved and we will truly miss him. Lizzy has been acting a little different since he has been gone.

Bryan took Rock to the vet and he was told we needed to do it within the next few days. So that night Bryan invited all of Rocky's uncles over to say their goodbyes. We had some whataburger french fries for him to munch on thanks to the Shoup's. That was in rememberence of Rocky's fries from Rudy back in his college days.

We had some left over Bob's steak so Rocky was able to have a great final meal. I brought him some white russians too because he used to tackle Bryan to get some of his drink. He loved that and drank it right up.

Friday the 3rd Bryan and Rocky's other father James Barricklow took Rocko to the vet together to put him down.

It was very neat that they were able to do this together as they went to pick him up together 15 years ago just outside of College Station. Rocky was a pure bread Mutt as Bryan would say, the funny part is that he was advertised as a pitbull, hah!

We appreciate everyones love and support for us. Rocky was so unique and will be missed. To continue to celebrate his life we wanted to poll everyone to see what their favorite Rocky nickname was:

1. Rocko
2. Rocko Taco
3. Rock
4. Rocky Road
5. Rocko P Coltrane
6. The Rock
7. Hammer
8. Pico

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ireland Day 3

I'm so behind on the latest and greatest with the Baker family. Here's what I have from our latter part of our Ireland adventures....

Friday morning we went and picked up our sweet rental car at the airport and drove down to Killarney Ireland.

Bryan was driving because there was no way I was gonna do the other side of the road thing!

It's about 45 minutes away from Cork and the view on the drive down is amazing!

When we got there we checked into our hotel. Unfortunately and fortunately the economy is pretty bad there so Bryan was able to bargain with them and get us a suite for only 100 Euros!!

There was even a little fireplace under the tv too

We had a great view of all the "buggies" too

We drove to the Ring of Kerry to see the sights. We didn't do the whole thing just ladies view and a hike up to see the Torc waterfall. The Ring of Kerry is basically a collection of gorgeous historic places.

Here's on the walk up

Some little troll that lived under this bridge

The Torc Waterfall

Bryan carved our initials in a tree:)

Bryan doing something he's not supposed to like always

Bryan found this walking stick for our adventures, he was pretty excited about that

Had to take a picture of the pretty clovers

This was one of our stops on the way up to Ladies View

Look how wide the roads are...the Tahoe would never survive in Ireland

Ladies View


After our driving adventures we walked up to a restaurant that had traditional Irish music that night

Dinner at the Danny Man

I had some delicious lamb and mashed potatoes

After dinner we watched the band perform.

They were so cute, in an Irish accent they said...Let us know if you have any requests and if we know it we'll play it and if not we won't. So... Bryan had to go to the "bathroom" and had our waitress bring them a request from him.

It said I am here with my wife Meagan for our 1 yr anniversary and would like you to play Van Morrison Moondance, it was played at our wedding last year. He didn't know it so he played some other Irish song. I was pretty much in tears during the whole thing because it was so sweet!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ireland!!!! (Days 1 & 2)

We had an amazing time in Ireland. It is so gorgeous this time of year!! The weather was just right. I flew into Cork Wednesday night. Bryan had a driver come pick me up and then we went to dinner with some of his co-workers.

Then we went out to The Old Oak

Thursday morning Bryan had to work so I just went to St. Patrick's street to check out the shops

Then I was able to get a manicure and pedicure

It's so different over there, they just soak your feet and then do the rest. They don't even scrub your feet or give your legs a massage, bummer. My girl was really nice though so it was still enjoyable.

It cracked me up though because she said she had never been to the states. So, I asked her where she would like to go and she said New York (which was a given and a good choice) and then Disney World. I thought that was too funny!!

Thursday night we went to this cute Beer Garden

To be continued....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lizzy's new dance

Haha I wish, check out this golden...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Almost 1 year!!!!

This Saturday will be Bryan and my first year anniversary...wohoo!!! It has been such a wonderful first year. Here are a few things that I have learned from our marriage so far:

-There's a lot of compromising

-We are both sinners (see also the book we are reading for our community group)

-I never knew I could love someone this much!!

-Time flies (I can't believe it's already been a year)

-It's wonderful having someone back you 100%

-Men think way different than women (I think I already knew that, but it's just so funny to see day in and day out)

-I loose my husband every Sunday in the fall (similar to fever pitch)

-The Lord is faithful and it's amazing to see our relationship grow when we pursue him!

Bryan is so thoughtful and caring! He does the sweetest things and I'm thankful for him every day.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Girls Weekend

Two weekends ago Lori, Dawn, Jamie and me went to Ft. Worth for one night away. It was very exciting because 2 out of the 4 had never spent time in Ft. Worth. We stayed at the Omni downtown, which was super nice!!

We started out our Saturday with a little pool time:

There was a pool bar too so that was nice:)After laying around the pool we went up to the room to get ready for dinner. Then someone knocked at the door. The boys (who were at the lake, except for Jeremy) had ordered chocolate covered strawberries for us, so sweet!!

The we walked to Reatta for dinner:

The food was amazing!! I had buffalo rib eye and it was so delicious. The view from there is so pretty too! We sat in the dome because the roof top patio was booked for an event:(

After dinner we walked to Flying Saucer for a drink, stopped in and Irish pub and then played pool at the Library.

We were pretty wiped out after that. We can't really stay up very long these days. Oh and we have to show off all of Dawn's luggage too....

...ok so it's not all hers but she did have a very large bag. It was a great night away!!