Saturday, July 21, 2012

Girl Time!!

While in Texas, I was able to have 3 glorious days of girl time (thanks to my Mom for keeping M, K & D!!!) with these sweet friends - Elizabeth, Carrie & Julie. As Carrie said on her FB status while we were together, "Elementry, jr. High, high school, college, marriage, jobs, 9 kids, joys, sorrows, fun, 4 different cities = life long friends! so thankful for these girls & 23+ years of friendship!" 

 One of us suggested a jumping picture but it just didn't go very well - too much coordination required to get all four of us jumping at the same time! But we had fun & Carrie & I managed to be jumping at the same time :-)

 On Wednesday night we went downtown & ate Mexican food at "Mexican Manhattan." At first we were doubtful & almost decided to go somewhere else. The front looked a little shabby. But we were so glad we tried it out. We sat on the balcony along the riverwalk & had a beautiful view, fabulous service & yummy food. The waitress basically told us what to order, which we were all thrilled about because none of us were in the mood to make decisions :-)

 We walked to the Alamo after dinner 
On Thursday we managed to take a good jumping picture :-) We went for a walk, did some shopping & ate at Pei Wei - a tradition for us.

 On Friday we got pedicures and went back to the Riverwalk for dinner at a yummy Italian place, Paesano's.

 LOVE these girls! Can't wait until we can get together again!! 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fun at Mommom's

After being at Cedar Creek Lake with the Nelsons, the kids & I headed down to the Hill Country. We stopped to see Po & Nana for a little while on Sunday, then drove on to Mommom & Papa George's.
 One morning we went for a walk - it was a beautiful morning -
 Michael was really excited to find a gourd.
 -Beautiful sky-
 M & K loved playing in the gravel. This entertained them for quite some time.
 Mommom with the boys
Aunt Fran drove over for a visit 
- Outside fun -
 Mommom made Kate a very yummy cake for one final birthday celebration

     I have no doubt our girl LOVES sweets :-) 

Lake Trip with the Nelsons

We had a wonderful time at Cedar Creek Lake with Andy's family.
 Michael & Kate enjoyed fishing with Aunt Margaret, Colten, Alden & Berlin.
 Alden & Grandma Loretta; Kate looks TOO grown up in this picture :-); I asked M & K to put their heads together again - I guess I need to explain what this means :-), Kate & Alden
 Michael & David having fun together; Aunt Kitty helping Kate fish; Kate on the dock; Michael with Uncle Steven (or Muncle Steven, as Kate calls him :-)
 BB & Papa got Kate this cute birthday cake!

Grandma & Grandad with their 5 "Kids" :-)
 Kate loved her cake!
 Me & my big 3 year old!
 Michael, Colten, Berlin & Kate 
 Our family with Uncle Steven

 David doing his favorite head-tilt 
Kate blowing out her candles!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Independence Day!!

We had fun celebrating the Fourth of July with our friends, Pati & Brandon & their kids. We went to Brandon's parents' house out in the country. Michael loved shooting off fireworks. Kate liked watching. David didn't seem to have an opinion either way. The house was on a hill so it was really neat to be able to see all the different fireworks displays all across the sky - we were pretty sure we saw UCO, Edmond, OKC & many others! God Bless the USA!

Kate's Bday - Celebration #1

Miss Kate turned 3 on July 2nd. We had two families from our life group (the Axtons & Lodges) over to celebrate with us. The kids had a great time playing together & we had ice cream sundaes with lots of toppings. Kate loved her gifts - a princess dress, some toys for the pool, fairy wings, etc. It was a fun night celebrating our sweet girl who we LOVE SO MUCH!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kate is 3! July 2, 2012

Our sweet Kate Alaire turned 3 yesterday! We are so thankful for this little girl who brings much joy & laughter to our family. We had a fun evening celebrating with friends & ice cream sundaes.