Thursday, December 1, 2016

Traditional Thanksmas Photos

Thank you, Lala, for taking our family photos again this year... we have tried to train these kids for when the camera comes out, but we just lucked out on how cute these kids are. It is such a blessing for us to be the parents of these sweet, talented, brilliant, happy little souls. 
We are rich in so many ways!

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Happy Happy Halloween

Really enjoyed spending Halloween with friends and family this year... Christian waited all year to wear cousin Urijah's skeleton costume. He and Olivia were a perfect little pair! Caleb and his friend, Jacob, thought they would be super 'punny' this year while Caraline and Abby looked AMAZING in their Kilgore Rangerette inspired costumes (since they went to Rangerette Camp together this summer).  We searched high and low for each piece... thanks to Lala, they had costume made blue satin hoop skirts.  Thank you, Lala!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Celebrating 60 Years of my Sweet Momma

 My talented sister and I put together a little surprise 60th birthday for mom this year... Yellow Roses are her favorite, so we went with yellow and turquoise everything. We put together 60 photos and 60 Sweet Things we all Love about her, complete with Shrimp E'Toufee for dinner. We sure do love her sweet spirit and her contagious laugh!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Toadies Frickin Rock!

We surprised Caleb with tickets to see one of his favorite bands, The Toadies, here in Tyler... he opened them on the 1st for his 17th birthday and patiently waited for the concert. We had such a great time, just the three of us, even though we couldn't hear for the rest of the weekend!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Getting Old Sucks

Cannot believe it has been 20 years since I graduated high school, but so very grateful that my girl Cristie could make it back all the way from Georgia for our HS Reunion... We had a great time out on that dance floor. I'm so glad I've had her in my life for 20 years. Love you!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

East Texas State Fair #2k16

A perfect family night at the fair was filled with corndogs, funnel cakes, fun little rides, and silly houses... It's so fun to see the joy through the eyes of our little one, even if it's worn off some for the big ones; they love to see Christian light up too though  :)  Makes my heart happy!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Caleb wins Homecoming Rep

So proud of this kid for being voted, by his peers, for a second time as the male class representative for Homecoming Court... he won junior year, in addition to his freshman year. He has such a sweet spirit and we're so happy his classmates see that in him as well. It was a wonderful Homecoming night and it's always a fun time getting to attend a Bulldog football game!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Papaw's 90th Birthday Bash!

Such a blessing for all of us to have loved our Papaw all our lives... he's an amazing man who loves his children and grandchildren with his whole heart.  We had a wonderful time celebrating him with beloved family!

Monday, August 29, 2016

First Day of School

Caleb is now a junior in high school, Caraline is a 7th grader in middle school, and Christian is starting Pre-K this year! Can't believe how big these kids are, but they are so precious. Also, I am super duper excited to teach my third year of journalism in my brand new classroom... had some sweet students help me get it ready this summer too. I am honored to inherit Mrs. McKinley's beloved room which was passed down from the cherished Mr. Adams. I will do my best to carry on your love to my own students, Cindy and Tony!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Summer Beach trip at Pensacola

Our Party of Five drove down to Pensacola, Florida this July... it was everything we dreamed it would be. Beautiful white sands and the bluest of blue waters. We saw dolphins, enjoyed Casino Beachside Bar appetizers often, played in the water all day everyday, ate dinner at Flounders, and even watched the Blue Angels overhead. It was the first time we had ever gone on vacation with just the five of us, and it really was such a fun time!


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Miss Thang is a GOLDEN GIRL

We are so proud of our Sweet Caraline making the Tyler Golden Girl Drill Team! She worked so hard over the last four years at Dance N Drill and all the while her goal was to make that drill team. She was so nervous... she wanted so badly to be on a Kick Line and she made the Kick Team too!  She already has her sight set on becoming officer 8th and 9th grade years so she is more than prepared to be on her HS team <3 p="">

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Roar! Christian's Four!

His party was Dinomite! Little man was so excited to have over friends and family to help celebrate his 4th birthday... complete with Dinosaur Egg cake pops, Jurassic Jello, veggies for herbivores and dino nuggets w/ wings for the carnivores. We can't believe how fast he's grown, but we have loved every hilarious moment with his precious soul in our family.