Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Catching Up...I'm a bad blogger

Goodnesss gracious, time flies! We have been pretty busy + 8 month of pregnancy exhaustion = no blogging for 2 weeks.

I need to step it up. I am doing this for me, as a journal, as much as for family and friends. I will be better, I just need to set aside time at least every few days for the BLOG!

Lots of things that have been going on in the Phillips household. First off, as part of the Dallas Cowboys Womens Association, we had Poker for Pets on Thurday, June 6th at the Four Seasons here in Las Colinas. Our 3rd annual event raised $105,000 benefiting the SPCA of Texas!! It was a wonderful event and a very fun night.

Wes played and stayed in the game for a while, I was proud! Here are some pictures from the event, courtesy of the wonderful Kelly Alexander (also my wedding photographer)...

Dallas Cowboys Womens Association...I'm the floating head in the back!

Getting the scoop on being a parent from Stephen and Tiffany Bowen...

My Phillips poker players...

DCWA 2010/2011 Dallas Cowboys & Their Pets Calendars!!! They are AMAZING! They are sold in Cowboys Pro Shops and online at Every Cowboy fan and/or pet lover should have one!

Saturday, June 12, was Top Hats and Tails, an annual event hosted by Preston Pearson benefiting Paws in the City. The event is much like Dancing with the Stars, a Dallas celebrity is paired with an Arthur Murray Professional Ballroom Dancer for the competition. This year Michelle Witten was representing the Cowboys. I was so excited and knew she would be good just from dancing with her at the Pro Bowl in Miami.

The guys had 2 practices on Saturday for mini-camp, so Wes wasn't able to come with me, so I tagged along with Laurie and Wade. Had to take a picture of Ivy and myself in the mirror, I liked my dress...and my bump!

Charles Haley and his wife and two daughters sat with us. They are super nice and he is very funny. Charles was there to judge the dancing competition, along with Kellie Rasberry from Kidd Kraddick and Claudia Marshall from Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Also, Michelle's family, friends and some of the other wives showed up to watch and cheer her on.

Before Michelle danced (she was the last one), her biggest competition was Olympic Gymnast Carley Patterson, who got a perfect score with her Lindy Hop. Michelle's dance was the swing and she was AMAZING!!!

She got 30 out of 30! One of the judges put her score down already.

It is just like Dancing with the Stars, the audience vote counts as well. So we all voted and MICHELLE WON! YIPPEE!

My mother-in-law, Laurie, is on the stage to present Michelle with the trophy because last year SHE WON!

They actually had the same partner, James. He is a great dancer and so so nice. He asked if I was going to do it next year...umm no. First of all, I am no celebrity and little Ivy will be so young so it would be too hard to get away. It would be fun though!!

Laurie is still taking the ballroom dancing lessons and competes! She went to New York in May for a competition and won first place in I think like 19 out of 20 dances...something like that. Anyhow, she and Wade danced after the competition was over.

I don't know why they all turned out so dark...frustrating!!

This past Sunday (the last day of mini-camp and day before vacation), was Family Day at Valley Ranch. We went to practice at 10:30 and oh my gosh it was so dang hot out there! I don't know how the guys do it, I was pouring sweat just standing there. I don't have any pictures :( but it was a fun day. We got to hold and play with all of the babies. Amy and Pat McQuistan just had a little boy Zac two weeks ago. He is soo cute and tiny!! I can't believe that I will have a baby that small in just ONE MONTH!

Wes and I decided on a middle name for our girl. Her name is Ivy Jo Phillips! Now we just are getting more and more excited and can't wait to meet her!

Here are a few pics at 33 weeks... I'm 34 weeks now though :)

Ok Wes may not be happy with me but I have to put these pictures up. Tyson, our little black poodle, loves Wes and loves to snuggle up to him at night. It is hysterical.

Tyson and Wesley sleeping back to back

And night before last both sleeping on their backs

I just got off the phone with my older sister, Lila. She and George are in Argentina. She is teaching there and he is visiting. I miss her! They will be here when Ivy is born though...maybe it will give her baby fever!

Ok Tyson and I are off to Gladewater to visit Mom and Dad and the boys (their dogs)...

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