Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Card 2012

I am joining Faith's Christmas Card Carousel to show you all our Christmas card for this year.

I love how it turned out thanks to my super handy designer husband!!

Merry Christmas!

Head on over and check out all the fabulous cards everyone has to share!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Summer Vacation Part 2

After 2 fun filled days at Sea World I would have been just as happy to spend the next day relaxing but Rilan was SO excited to go and see the Alamo and River Walk. 

We did take our time getting there and went to see the Alamo first. It was actually way cooler than I remember it being as a kid. Maybe it was just neat seeing it through Rilan's eyes.  He loved all the models and could have stayed there for hours.

After the Alamo we walked down to the River Walk and had a quick bite to eat and then decided to take a river boat tour. BAD IDEA!! It was awful! Right as we were pulling away I got stung by a bee. I had never been stung before and its was terrible! It actually is still hurting today!

For once I was happy my Dad dipped. He put some snuff on my finger to help take out the sting.

It was hot and miserable and I'm pretty sure that we all wished we were sleeping like Zo! 

Once we got done with our River Boat Tour we headed back to the hotel for some relaxing and swimming. It was a great vacation and one that I don't think any of us will forget! 

Monday, August 27, 2012


Yep, thats right! This girl is going to be starting college! I am SO SO excited about this new adventure. Like stupid crazy excited!

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I plan on going to school to get my Bachelors Degree in EC-6th grade!

I have always thought about being a teacher, but after growing up with a mom who taught, for 33 years, I just wasn't sure I wanted to do it. I knew how much work it was and how much heart she put into it and I just really wasn't sure I could comment to that. Or if I even wanted to comment. 

I have always regretted not going to college, I know I missed out on a lot, BUT and thats a big BUT if I had it to do all over again I would't change a thing! I love my life, I love my husband, and I love my kids more than anything. And not having those experiences are totally worth it to me, because with those I wouldn't have the family I have today.

This is something I have felt like God is leading me to and I am ready to take on the HUGE task! I am planning on starting classes after the frist of the year so I do have a little time to prepare and get things in order. I am just going to start out taking classes at our local community college and then transfer to a university after I graduate from there. 


Summer Vacation 2012 Part 1

Summer vacation, oh how I loved you! 

We had so much fun on vacation this year, but I will have to say I sure did miss the wonderful and cool Colorado mountains! 

We had planned on going back to Colorado this summer, but it just didn't work out so we headed to San Antonio instead!

My parents were able to go with us and the kids LOVED having their Granda and Pops come along on all our adventures.

We left early last Friday and Mom and I stopped in San Marcos at the outlet malls to do a little shopping while the guys and kids headed to the hotel for some swimming.

We got a ton of clothes for the kids at a great price!! I am already planning my next shopping trip, who is in?! 

On Saturday and Sunday we spent ALL day at Sea World. They have a new water park that just opened in May and the kids loved it. 

Ready to head into the park!

 Sea World San Antonio

One of my favorite shows is Azul.

This guy cracked me up!!

Zoey spend most of her time with her hands over her ears during shows or when she didn't want to do something. It's become her new "thing."

I was SO annoyed the whole time during One Ocean. The chick in front of me had hear dad gum camera up in my face from the row in front the entire time! I have not one single photo without her camera showing! Not to mention it made it even more difficult to watch the show. :: End Rant:: :)

Granda and Pops at One Ocean. 

Love my little family!

That ended the photos from day 1. I thought my camera battery was charged, it wasn't! BOO!

On day 2 Dax and I rode Journey to Atlantis with my Mom and then again with my Dad to get a quick cool down before starting the day and then we headed to watch the ski show, Cool Vibrations. 

It was such a cute show, I think it was Rilan and Pops' favorite!

After the ski show we fed the dolphins and sea lions and then cooled off with a sweet treat.

Next we were off to the water park from some relaxing and cooling off. And naps! 

After a long day it was time for the last showing of Shamu Rocks of the summer. Rilan LOVED it!

I didn't get many great photos but I have memories that will last a lifetime. Seeing the joy on Rilan and Zoey's faces will never be forgotten. 

We had such a blast and Rilan is already planning our next trip! 

1st Grade

Rilan started 1st grade today!

Wow how time does fly! I am so proud of him and honored to be this wonderful boys momma! 

Rilan, I hope you had the best first day of school! We love you so much!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Are we surprised...

That I totally stink at blogging?! NO! I would love to start where I left off and catch all of you up but I would be typing for days! So I will just start with this month so far and then hopefully resume regular posting form there. But lets be honest, I really doubt that will happen. ha! 

July has been a great month so far, going by far too fast but its been lots of fun.

  • On June 30th Rilan learned how to ride his bike without training wheels in a matter of about 15 minutes. We haven't been able to keep him off his bike since! He loves riding and hasn't had one crash!! Well besides dropping his bike after he went into the grass and scraped his leg on something. But that doesn't count as a crash to me because he stopped on his own. :) 
  • We had a fun but lazy 4th of July. We decided to stay at home to swim and grill and then we went to watch a fireworks display in a nearby town. The kids loved it although Zoey stayed hidden under her blanket for the majority of the show. She decided to come out once she though that the fireworks were pink and purple sparkles. Love my little girly girl!!
  • Dax was off on Thursday as well and we decided to take the kids to the local water park that is about 5 minutes from our house. They absolutely LOVED it. I can't even begin to count how many times they each asked to go back. To be honest I really want to go back too! I am thinking next summer we will need to buy season passes! 
  • Saturday consisted of getting ready for our garage sale we are having with one of my really good friends this weekend. We go rid of sooo much stuff. I hope it all sells so I don't have to figure out what to do with it all! The kids play room looks so sad, I got rid of almost every toy in there. But I decided if they didn't play with it there is NO point in keeping it. 
  • Sunday I had a Thirty-One party at a friends house and had so much fun getting to see her and her family! Speaking of Thirty-One I have been having so much fun with it and am currently a Senior Consultant, hopefully soon to be a DIRECTOR! I can't believe how much of a blessing this company has been to me. 
I guess that is all for now.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thirty-One Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Thirty-One Organizing Shoulder Bag is:
Jenn Getts!! Congratulations! Send me an email and I will you your purse!

Thank you to all who entered! I hope to have another giveaway soon!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chronic Pink Eye?

Oh my gosh, is there such a thing as Chronic Pink Eye?! Rilan has pink eye AGAIN!! This is the 4th time he has had it since school started! I know that 7 months is a long time but before this he had it maybe twice!

It started out in the right eye, the same eye we had trouble with a few weeks ago, but this afternoon it is in his left eye too. We started drops as soon as I noticed it in the other eye. I am just praying that it doesn't get as bad as it did last time. That was A-W-F-U-L! 

I was actually able to get some stuff done around the house though, since Rilan was able to play with Zoey. I cleaned my entire kitchen and steam moped. It feels so good to have a sparking kitchen. I am going to try and finish up the living room tonight, because it's a hopeless cause to try and clean it while these kids are awake! 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter {2012}

This weekend we had our annual family reunion. We always have so much fun getting to hang out with our family that we don't often get to see. We gather each year at the lake in Brownwood, TX over Easter weekend.

This year we had to change where we stayed due to the building we had stayed at for over 40 years is in the process of being torn down. :( I think most of us were a little hesitant about having to change but I think it ended up being a wonderful change!

Rilan and Zoey had so much fun playing with their cousins. They woke early and played until they crashed at night.

 Rilan playing with his bubble fan.
 Rilan feel in LOVE with little Miss Paislee. He pushed her around for hours at a time in the walker or stroller.
Zo loved playing in the rocks!
My little sweeties before the egg hunt. Rilan was not thrilled by any means about having to take pictures. 
 Zoey has started saying "cheese" when you take a photo of her and it might be the cutest thing ever. I love that she is starting that stage of loving to have her photo taken!
Zoey and Callie in the Texas Bluebonnets.
Zo, Rilan, and Callie getting ready to hunt eggs!

Me and my other half.

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter weekend too!

Living, He loved me 
Dying, He saved me 
Buried, He carried my sins far away 
Rising, He justified freely forever 
One day He’s coming 
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day 

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