Thursday, January 22, 2015

christmas part 2

part 2 was at the vanderveers! livi was adorable as always and the center of attention...we actually stayed in town for awhile...went to 6 flags one day...visited cindy and scooter...visited grammy in her new assisted living place...and got in a dinner with the brotherhood...and lots of cousin time. tysen got sick on christmas night and the day after, so he was super excited to play after he was feeling better. AND for the first time in 3 years...i was NOT sick on christmas. score!!

christmas part 1

so this is my one and only picture from christmas morning. yep. epic fail. i don't know why or how...but this was it. :) we did our christmas early and then spent the rest in dfw with mom and andy's family....
we decided to try something new this year...instead of exchanging gifts with the siblings and cousins, we all went to the zoo together. i was so worried it was going to be freezing or crazy crowded...but it was seriously soooo much fun! it was cold...but we were fine with coats on...and there was hardly anyone there!! what a fun memory!!!!
apparently audrey has had a growth spurt!!!!
logan and i did not want to enter the "bird's cage"...

December Randomness

so...its already january...but this is about the time i finally sit down and record what happened last month. sigh.
december always flies a fun rush...but a rush...i'm trying to even remember what we did....
logan and i on a date...
introducing denise marshall...a friend and mentor that i have had the privilege of working with for the past year now...and this is our very first picture together. literally the best ministry partner a wife and mother to all boys could even ask for!
i feel like i have a million of these pics...but they are just tooo precious!!!!! those boys are enamored with their daddy....i wish you could hear all the voices he does!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

thanksgiving 2014

its becoming a tradition to get to see g-pa the tuesday before thanksgiving...the boys got to meet his new dog, wolfie. wow. they totally fell in love!!  they giggled so much and wore the poor thing out! but so sweet....time is always rushed, but we are always thankful for our time with our families!!!
wed morning we headed out for arlington...
by friday we headed to fort worth to see andy's family. spent some time at the pond feeding the ducks...

logan. 11. i'm not freaking out at all.

eleven. i can still handle this. but seriously, we are super close to 13...we are pre-teen now. bah!!! logan lives and breathes football. 
he is such a social butterfly. he needs his friends...they play almost every day together. i'm so grateful for our neighborhood. he does love video games...but he will choose friends over games, and i love that. he wants to be an NFL or NBA player...and still loving a&m. he loves minecraft...and is almost finished reading the harry potter series. favorite food is burgers or pizza. and he and i both share a love for dark chocolate. such a sweet don't always see it...:):) but we get glimpses here and there that just warm my heart. he is bold and courageous. he will tell his friends all about my essential oils and how they work. he invites all his friends to come to wednesday night church...we are up to 5 extra boys that go with us on wed nights. such a special kid.

he has a great group of friends...and for the 3rd year in a row...we have had a football party. that's all he wants to do. play football. so we went to a park this time to change up the scenery...and they played football. and he got 4 footballs from his friends. :) they know him well. 
family dinner at texas roadhouse...
i asked logan for a picture, and he was being all goofy...then i said, "you know i'm going to put this on instagram, right?"....immediately, i got this adorable smile...i'll have to try that more often!
he has been saving his money for almost a year...he finally had enough for his own how hard he worked to save!!!

in betweens

some in between pictures. i'm not totally sure when they were taken... 
the aggies had a terrible game...and andy was getting on to me saying i couldn't do a thumbs down in this town. but it was that bad of a game.
family time...straight A's at school means free ice cream at spoons!!
we attempted a "kazee girl" weekend at aunt anns....stacy got sick and couldn't come...and a couple of mine were sick too so we just did a day thing...but so fun to spend time with auntie!!
logan. just no words can express my love for my boys!!