Saturday, July 19, 2014

Better Late than Never

I just celebrated the big 3-8 and you know what, I'm not even bothered!  Besides, they say thirty is the new twenty, so I guess I'm really only 28! ;o) 

***I am grateful for
1) birthdays
2) birthday cake... haha
3) clean cars (which is rare around here)
4) getting another year older because it means I'm alive!
5) the smell of fresh laundry

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

Could he be any cuter??
****I am grateful for
1) digital cameras
2) good phones that take pictures
3) pictures
4) rain
5) delicious watermelon

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer and Disney!

So again an entire month (plus some) has passed.  I'll be honest, just makes it easier to post than a blog.  However, it's nice to have a blog where it's all in one spot.  Sadly, when I look at the number of posts, they are now few and far between!  I keep telling myself that I'll get better, but I've yet to see it happen.

Summer has been flying by.  We left for Disney the week after school was out and then the day after we got home, we had our church camp.  Basically we blinked and half of the summer was gone!  Disney was in one word, "awesome!"  Of course, it always is.  There was rain, but it didn't slow us down one bit.  The crowds weren't really bad yet, the heat wasn't too hot yet, and we did things we hadn't done before.  I rode Mt. Everest and Rockin' Roller Coaster and I loved them.  I rode The Tower of Terror and I hated it!  We had four generations, which was a once in a lifetime and I think everyone enjoyed just about everything.  Here are some pictures from our trip.  We are already planning our next one, probably in October 2015 if all goes as planned. 

All of us with Belle
After visiting the Pirate's League and The Bippity Boppity Boutique
We met lots of princesses
Delicious Nutella Yoda Cupcake
Rain couldn't slow us down!
Queen Elsa at our beautiful resort (Port Orleans French Quarter, our fave!)
Our pirate and princess
My prince and I in front of the castle!

So precious and so much fun!
We rocked the ears
Meeting Minnie
Riding Cinderella's Horse (the gold bow on the tail gives her away)
Elsa in front of the castle
Our little family during Star Wars weekend
Lady and the Tramp re-enactment
Father's Day
Selfie on Mt. Everest... awesome!
Meeting Mickey
Emery loved him
Riding Dumbo with Duchess
Star Wars Breakfast, meeting Greedo
We literally took over a thousand pictures, so this is just a sampling.  All I can say is if you haven't gone to Disney World because the kids are too little or it's too expensive or for whatever reason, you need to rethink it.  This is definitely one of the happiest places on Earth!

***I am grateful for
1) wonderful vacations
2) memories being made
3) time with family
4) Disney World
5) summer!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Meet "Elsa"

Allow us to introduce "Elsa," we LOVE her!  We ended up keeping the Tahoe (Little Blue) and aren't sure what we'll do yet.  We've toyed with selling her, but then Jeff says he just wants to keep it.  Who knows, I'm pretty sure we don't need three vehicles!

****I am grateful for
1) Elsa of course!
2) more room
3) an awesome deal
4) prayers for Chase's surgery on Wednesday (more to come later, he is having a urology surgery)
5) summer vacation is almost here!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Not many people are blessed enough to have grandparents when they are grown, but we are blessed to not only have three generations, but four generations on this Earth to celebrate Mother's Day!  I am so thankful for these wonderful women and this beautiful little girl and boy. Not only am I blessed with a wonderful Nana and mother, I have been blessed with a wonderful mother-in-law, sister-i
in-law, and aunt by marriage.  Not to mention a pretty great niece.

4 generations of girls, amazing! 

Happy Mother's Day to those with babies they hold in their arms and those with babies they hold in their hearts.  Those who long to have a child of their own and their dreams have yet to come true.  And of course, to those that are mommies of four legged babies as well!

****I am grateful for
1) all these wonderful women
2) 4 generations
3) so many blesssing
4) a wonderful weekend
5) family, family, family!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Geesh, another month come and gone!

I apparently need more hours in the day because they are flying by and before I know, an entire month has gone by!  Life is good and very busy.  Chase made the honor roll at school again (he is such a smart guy) and both kids are loving baseball.  Chase's team is in first place and Emery's team is absolutely adorable (they do not keep score for 3/4 year olds). We only have 29 days left of school, well technically 28 1/2.  Chase has his surgery coming up on May 14th, so we'll take prayers for that.  It's a urology surgery and being done by the chief pediatric urology surgeon at TX Children's so I know everything will be just fine.  Our Disney trip is less than 50 days away and we are so excited.  Then we come back and immediately have church camp.  The kids and I are going to be exhausted, but in such a good way!  In other news, we are saying goodbye to our loyal Tahoe.  12 years, over 200,000 miles and bringing both of my sweet babies home from the hospital, but the time has come.  We have purchased a 2010 Suburban and are eager to pick it up next week.  It kind of just fell in our lap and wasn't even through the Chevy inspection since it had just come on the lot when we found it.  My how time is flying!!!  Hope everyone is well!

****I am grateful for
1) summer is so close
2) beautiful days (breezy, not too hot, although I know that is coming)
3) baseball adventures
4) 29 days of school left
5) vacations with Mickey and his gang

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring has arrived!

It's official, Spring has arrived and with it has come the Bluebonnets.  We tried to get in a few quick shots since it seems they slip away in the blink of an eye.  Emery is much more into posing than Chase, but he let me get a few shots of him. Oh how I love these two!

I have to admit, this last one is one of my favorites.  I pray they always love each other this much and are always there to take care of the other one!

****I am grateful for
1) spring
2) Bluebonnets
3) sibling love
4) little moments
5) big smiles