each year is more and more fun! everyone wants to help...and everyone enjoys it! the boys assemble the tree, and the hang ornaments (and i re-arrange the ornaments, since they all end up at the bottom)...and of course, we have our handy "fire" playing on our tv with christmas music playing. its pretty awesome...
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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happy 7th birthday to logan!
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
we have recently been the recipient of truly generous friends...God worked in some seriously mysterious ways, enabling andy and i to go on a 4 day cruise (with joey and kyle) and get away for some much needed rest. the trip was made possible by others ...having nothing to do with us, and came at a time that we desperately needed a break. we are so grateful to those who were so generous to us....
our royal caribbean cruise ship...Majesty of the Seas
first stop was in key west, florida...
we walked over a mile to this point...the southern most point of the continental u.s.a.
only 1 mile away from the edge of the continent...
this was pretty much andy's attitude the whole trip...his motto for the cruise was "eat everything, finish nothing" .... he did his best to fulfill that as he ordered at least 2 (sometimes 3) appetizers, entrees, and desserts....each night. there was never a shortage of food. twice we even ordered room service after a full meal...just because we could!
we both conquered the rock wall...
2nd stop was the bahamas...it was raining when we arrived, so we sat at the very top of the ship and did some reading while we waited for the rain to pass over...
visiting the atlantis hotel...we always feel the need to take pictures by things (such as a dragon) that we think the boys would really like...
we rented scooters to ride around the bahamas. this part of the island was pretty fun. it was right by the atlantis hotel...but the rest of the bahamas was not so safe feeling. and there was lots of traffic, so i was pretty nervous, but it was an adventure!
3rd and final stop was at coco cay island....royal caribbean's own private island. it was by far my favorite day...spent the day laying out, shopped a little, played some beach volleyball, and just walked along the shoreline. it was so relaxing...the perfect day to end on!
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
the girls went on an impromtu girls trip last week! we realized that this was something we had never done before! crazy! we went to houston so we could visit my granddad, and had tons of fun! we missed stacy...but next time we will plan in advance so everyone can come! :)
we stayed with a friend of mom's, don day...a fantastic host! we woke up to donuts on the counter, and he drove us around that evening to find dinner and get a movie. he has an awesome big screen projector so that was fun...we rented 'killers'. saturday morning he took us to the mexican flea market which is always fun for us bargain hunters...it was so much fun to be away with just the girls!
mom and the sisters
donuts in bed...
visiting our sweet granddaddy...
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
we usually have several events around halloween, so the boys get to really use all their different costumes. (we hit the 75% sale racks a week after halloween, and save the costumes for Christmas!)....we went to their cousins annual costume party where uncle trey always gets some great pictures!!
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this year we went to keller to have dinner with the lottons and other vanderveers...
here's the crew...
tysen was jealous when max got a mustache, so he asked uncle joey to do his mustache too!
reanna, tysen, ian, logan, and max...all ready to hit the streets!
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