Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

He picked this pose himself.

She wanted to pose one last time before going to bed.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Little Colty

Why I love this kid...

Colt when he got in the car after school:
"I know how to spell Chiara. M-O-M."

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tree Lighting Wrap Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Tree Lighting Wrap Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

2nd place! WOO HOO!

Out of 600 submitted essays my son, yes, mine, won 2nd place in the Mayor's essay contest. Last week at the annual Edmond tree lighting ceremony Catch received his plaque from the Mayor. It was freezing that night, but I would sit out there for two more hours to see the smile on Catch's face. We were so proud of him!

Colt trying to stay warm.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Take one:
We spent the weekend before the actual day celebrating "Thanksgiving" with my family.

What's Thanksgiving without football?!

Colt had just received this football for a late birthday gift and he was not wanting to share!

But he finally gave in.

Chenna and cousin Campbell getting ready for bed.

Cousins sleeping on the floor.

No, we did not plan on four of the five kids wearing plaid, nor would I ever choose this for a picture. This was Sunday after church and we thought since everyone was was still looking halfway decent we would take a group picture. Out of the 75 pictures we snapped this was the best one we got.

Take two:
We spent Thanksgiving day (and the next two) with Trav's side of the family. I came home and realized I should have taken more pictures. We spent Thursday at Trav's aunt's house. His uncle took the kids for a hayride. They had lots of fun!

Chenna getting ready to take off.

Catch on the inside of a combine wheel.

We had a great week celebrating Thanksgiving with all of our family and are thankful for each and every one of them!

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Happy Fall...

Before it's "officially" winter.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Eat your heart out Keith Urban

What do you do when your son asks you to straighten his hair? You gladly oblige.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happy Birthday, Grandpa

The 24th of October was my dad's birthday. Since he's no longer here we let the kids write letters and send them up to him on balloons. I did not tell either of them what to write.

Catch's front...

(Catch on left, Grandpa on right.) This is funny because he remembers my dad how he looked after chemo - no hair. My entire life my dad had a full head of hair and a beard - this is the way I remember him.

The other side...


We also went and ate fried chicken - my dad's favorite! Colt would have made my dad proud; he sucked the chicken leg dry. We were going to take a picture of the bone, but it was lost in transition.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall Break

I know it's been two weeks, but I've finally had a little time to sit and download all the pictures. Over fall break we spent a fun-filled week in Texas with my mom. (Sorry for all the pics.)

THE PUMPKIN PATCH... the kids were exhausted because we had drug them around Grapevine Mills mall before this. They didn't want to cooperate for many pictures, but they had a good time.

Catch checking out his...


Colt with his Clifford

A butterfly for Chenna.

THE STATE FAIR... we've made it a tradition to go to the Texas fair each year with my mom. If you want to experience a great state fair you have to cross the border!

Chenna before the ride...

Chenna during the ride...

If you can't tell she was screaming. All I could do was wait and take some pictures! Even after she got off she wanted to ride it again, but this time with me.

Big Tex

My little farmers

"Mom, hurry, take the picture so I can stop petting the goat."