Friday, July 27, 2012


Take me out to the ballgame!! 
This year we combined the boys birthday parties and rented out a small water splash park to celebrate a baseball themed party.  It was a smashing hit! :)  I forgot to get a picture of the cracker jacks for party favors!!  We had a ball!

* thankful for Jimmy and his traveling grill.  He grilled all of the hotdogs in the intense Texas heat!!!

Nani and all her grandkids and great grandkids

Friday, July 20, 2012


Really???  It's the middle of July already???  I'm getting dizzy!!

This week we celebrated with friends for two of their kids finalized adoptions.  It was a battle, but their sweet boys are finally home.  I didn't take pictures...but it was news worthy!!

On Saturday we had a get together for our sweet friends the Johnsons who are home on furlough from Ethiopia.  I didn't get pictures of them (ooops), but lots of kid pictures from the party. 

Paw Paw and Mamaw bought the boys a basketball goal as a combined birthday gift!!  It is awesome!!  The kids are having fun staying cool in the pool while they shoot baskets!!  Mommy might like it more than the boys!!

Max and Abby were at Pine Cove Base Camp all week.  Daddy took and picked them up every day so no pictures of that either, but they are having a ball!!

We snuck in a visit to Putt-Putt with Madison and Sam.  We won't talk about the fact that Sam SCREAMED for the first 13 holes.  We were grateful there was a man working on the landscaping with a very loud blower that drowned Sam's screams out.  It was quite entertaining.  But finally, on hole 14, he realized screaming wasn't getting him anywhere and decided to have fun!  Oh boy, we have a stubborn one on our hands!  Good thing he's SOOOO STINKIN' CUTE!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012


The cutest three-year-old in the world had a birthday. His big sisters made him cupcakes...they were delicious. (yes, he is tied to his chair...he is the energizer bunny...don't judge) ;)

We planted our pumpkin seeds 2 or 3 weeks ago...they have gone pumpkin wild! Can't wait to see how big the pumpkins get!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012


The summer is going too quickly!!  I can't believe it's July already!!  We are trying to beat the Texas heat with visits to Hawaiian Falls and playing in our backyard splash pool.  Staying busy for sure!!

My Fourth of July Firecrackers

These were fun, but next year I'll bring my tripod. :)

Got these fun lanterns on clearance at Target. Love sitting at the table in the back at night under the lanterns.  

Family day (minus Sam) at Hawaiian Falls