Monday, March 7, 2011

Scottsdale, Arizona - a breath of fresh air

we stayed at the Camelback Inn Resort - ooh la la!!

I loved walking through the resort just taking deep breaths and being amazed that God had created such an amazing place
I spent at least an hour by the pool daily!!
Piestewa Peak - we climbed/hiked/suffered/laughed
the entire way up - whew!!
2 hours of heart pumping fun

Famous American Day
Caleb wore this when he was four as Neil Armstrong.
Josh wore this when he was four as Alan Sheppard.
Kate was Sally Ride, the first American woman to go in space.

Chris and Kate went to a Father-Daughter dance and had a blast!!!
Daddy has retained some kind of "hero status" from this date .
watching yet another basketball game (insert football, baseball, etc.)
Ice Skating at Winterfest at preschool
Tacky Day at school
my friend (who is a Texas fan) thought of Kate wearing this ... her teacher who is a huge Aggie fan like us laughed and loved it!!

Fun at Home

Smores, fire pit, silly faces
I love my family!!

my main squeeze

the cutest fifth graders I know

my munchkins
We were blessed to have several days of snow this year ... snowmen, snow ice cream, hot chocolate, good use of our ski wear, sledding on trash can lids, snow wars with neighbors,
snow much fun!!

Christmas and New Years

fun times
Josh with cousin Luke ... I think they look alike
our fancy New Year's Eve crowns
a perfect to match to our pajamas
the girls in Aggieland
the guys in Aggieland


Kate got "Ruthie" from Santa ... love at first hug!!
Josh got a Texas A&M helmet, pads, etc. He wears it like real clothing for hours! We force him to change before leaving the house!!!
Caleb got an iPod touch ... his first real I'm-a-pre-teen gift!!
Josh was one of the Three Kings in the Christmas play.
They stole the show!!
my Aggies!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

and in comes October

Kate and the Rose Queen at her first Queen's Tea ... she was thrilled beyond belief!!
Kate with one of the duchesses ... our Grace football buddy was caught looking down in the back.
a wonderful family weekend at Great Wolf Lodge ... Kate loved the story time and the water park and the boys loved the MagiQuest game throughout the hotel
first football game of the season
Kate is loving dance again this year. She smiles for the entire hour!!
Time has flown by the last few months ... to fun and family and laughter!

September Aggie games

We got to go to the first couple of Aggie games at home ... our family has so much fun on campus, at the game, on the field after the game pretending to make touchdowns ... it is truly our "happy place" on earth!!
on the field after a big win
the J-Train was at the game - Josh's football hero!! Josh had him sign his 12th Man towel, his hat, his ticket ... it was a little embarrassing!!
Pre-game fun on the third deck in the Zone
fun with all of our cousins before the game