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

College!


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

image from discoveryeducation.com


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. 

YAY!!

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!




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