Thursday, December 19, 2013

Elementary Christmas Program

On Tuesday night, Max had his Christmas program at school. All the kids looked so cute and did great job!

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Just look for the kid that does not do any of the motions and just stands there like a log. That's Max!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Choir Program

Max's Christmas choir program at church was this morning. They have been practicing since school started and they did a great job. They played hand bells and had a little play. Max and his 2 best buddies were the 3 wise men. They looked so cute!  photo IMG_0646_zps2a57743a.jpg  photo IMG_0660_zps3fe07c3a.jpg  photo IMG_0651_zps5ca3057e.jpg After the program, we had a lunch. After lunch, Santa came for a visit!  photo IMG_0662_zps65b324b1.jpg  photo IMG_0666_zpsafc12e87.jpg  photo IMG_0671_zps0d0b4424.jpg  photo IMG_0673_zpsd852db46.jpg We had such a fun morning and are all ready for Christmas!

Friday, December 6, 2013


A couple weekends ago, the older boys went to a cowboy birthday party. It was out in the country at a ranch. They jumped on hay bales, rode horses, and Max did a little roping. The kids had so much fun just running around and playing.
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Our Thanksgiving Weekend

We had a great Thanksgiving. We decided not to travel, but to stay home and spend time together. I cooked a traditional lunch and we all enjoyed it! We played games, watched movies, colored, played outside, and went to the movies. Grandpa Mark came in for a few days and we all loved getting to visit with him!

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Max fixed our chalkboard door. It says, "Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and everyone in my family."
He does such a good job sounding out words and I love his spelling!

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They had a Pilgrim and Indian feast at school. They lined the hallways with tablecloths and the Pilgrims and Indians sat together and enjoyed a meal. Max's class were the Pilgrims. He was super disappointed at first because he wanted to be an Indian, but he was able to enjoy it anyway.

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I was even able to talk Sheldon into taking the kids to see Frozen. It was such a cute cute movie!!! It was Eli's first movie and I think he was just there for the snacks. He ate popcorn, candy, and a sucker. He did so good and didn't even try to get out of his seat.
Crocker obviously did not want his picture taken. ha!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013


One of my boys favorite things to do is go hunting/shooting with their dad. Occasionally Eli and I will tag along, but they would much rather it be a "boys only" outing.

Both of the older boys are a pretty good shot and can handle a gun fairly well.

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Crocker was so so excited to go coyote hunting one night with the big guys. They were not gone very long because someone couldn't be quiet.

(Eli wanted to go too and he was so so sad when they all left without him.)

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

All About Eli

Next month, Eli will be 2.
He is a spunky guy with a lot of personality. He is a daredevil and is usually right behind his brothers trying whatever tricks they are doing.
He loves apples and milk. He loves to watch Mickey Mouse and play with cars/trucks/anything with wheels. If it has wheels and he can push it, then he loves it. He also builds with blocks and has started doing a few puzzles.
His favorite past time is looking at the "baby" in the phone. I have dozens of pictures and video of his looking and talking to the baby.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Night Away

Sheldon had his work Christmas Party last night in the city. We found friends to take the kids overnight and drove up yesterday morning. We went to the mall, ate lunch, and went to our hotel to get ready for dinner.
Dinner was super fun and it was nice to meet all the men Sheldon works with and their wives.
All the kids had a blast at their sleepovers. Max went home with a friend from school. They played and then made pies.

Eli went to school with Crocker yesterday and today. Then they went to spend the night with Crocker's best friend.

Sheldon and I had so much fun and it was nice to get away for the night!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christmas Card Pictures

We took the kids outside to get a few pictures. They all did so good and we were only out there maybe 15 minutes. I think it took longer to get them all ready then it did to snap the pictures. We got several good pictures!


Deep Sea Fishing

A couple of months ago, Sheldon flew down to Houston for work. While he was there, he went deep sea fishing with a couple of guys he works with. It was red snapper season and they caught several of them. They also caught several amberjack.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013


My boys love any excuse to celebrate!

They love birthdays, holidays, and any ordinary day that we deem worthy enough for a special treat. We love to pick out gifts and special cards for our loved ones.

I was recently introduced to Treat. The kids had so much fun looking at their website and selecting the perfect card for their Grandpa.

They were so excited when they found the perfect card!

We browsed the cards a little more and found the perfect card for their Dad's birthday!
How cute would this card be customized with my boys pictures!

 Max and Crocker can't wait until more birthdays come rolling around and they are able to pick out more unique, personalized cards!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Veteran's Day

One last wave before Sheldon deployed in 2007. So thankful for my Veteran.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Trip to Kansas

Last weekend, we made a quick trip to Kansas.  As usual we had a blast and I didn't take hardly any pictures.

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Max wanted to sit in the middle, so we let him. About an hour into the trip, Max was complaining about no leg room and Sheldon was complaining about Max kicking the back of his seat. This was Sheldon's solution.

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We had to make a quick stop and move Max to the back. We made it to Kansas and spent the weekend eating, playing games, and visiting.

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As usual, we had so much fun and were so sad to come back home!

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I am very happily married to my wonderful husband Sheldon. I love my job as a stay at home mom to my 3 boys, Max, Crocker, and Eli. I love: Jesus. a clean house. sewing. a home cooked meal. diet dr. pepper. girls nights. a good pedicure. chick-fil-a. target.

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