Thursday, December 31, 2009

Holidays in Texas

We enjoyed a great long holiday with my parents in Dallas. My brother and his wife, Lisa and kiddos came from Michigan for the week. We enjoyed eating way too much food and sharing laughs! A surprise snowstorm made for a beautiful, white Christmas Eve. The boys sure enjoyed some time in the white stuff even on the big wheels! Annie took our families pictures on Saturday, she did a fabulaous job. You can check them out at Grapevine Memories.
Bryce showing out!!

Lane big wheeling in the snow!

Grandma reading a bedtime story

Lane showing Grandpa how to play the DS.


Grandpa and Brooke

Grant reading his new book, he is a book worm!

Brooke helping with her stocking!

Christmas morning at my parent's home, a winter wonderland!

Lane throwing a snowball!

My cutie all bundled up!

Snow shovel and towels for wet feet...a strange sight in Texas!

A rose, beautiful picture courtesy of Lisa!

The blowing snow

Playing on the John Deere tractor

Cousins playing in the dirt

All smiles before presents

Happy with all they got!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A White Christmas!

It's snowing and blowing up bushels of FUN in the frosty air right here in Texas!! This afternoon and evening we got about 3 inches of snow. The boys and I quickly made a snowman and headed back in. It is bitter cold and windy! So bizzare, but so beautiful from inside by the fire! We hope daddy can make it to Dallas tomorrow morning to join us, we miss him! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all our family and friends!!

The boys and I

The magical view down the street from my parents!

My car covered in a white blanket!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bling Bling!!

Bryce is working on a new line of bling bling!! He came home today and collected a few things and came to me wearing this!! I had to chuckle and smile, he is so creative! But I must say it is a little garish.....the boys enjoyed taking turns wearing it around the house!

Curly ribbon, a Styrofoam sequenced ornament and a clamp of some sort!

The proud creator!

Brother modeling it also!

Holiday Party!

On Wednesday Bryce's class had their Christmas party at a nearby children's museum. The boys and I have been here before and it is always so much fun. This year they added a firehouse, complete with a pole, ladder, and bell. To end all the fun it snowed on the kiddos.....they were laying in it trying to make snow angels and throwing it. The little round dots were everywhere, down their shirts, in their hair, and ears!
Cleaning those pearly whites!

What a cute puppy, wouldn't you say!!


Studying the specimen.

Playing the chef and cooking some crawfish.

Mrs. Claus reading a story to the group

It's snowing!! Bryce is at the back of the crowd in green.

Bryce holding hands with Mrs. Claus as they leave!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lane's First Piano Recital

This past Saturday was Lane's first piano recital. He started playing the piano this summer and loves it! He did a terrific job with his teacher who is playing the duet with him. So proud of him, maybe next time I will play a duet with him...makes me nervous thinking about it. He was so calm and cool, but told us afterwards that he was alittle nervous when he walked up but that all went away! I love how he feels the music as he is playing swaying back and forth! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for coming all the way from Dallas to hear him play!

Monday, November 30, 2009


We spent Thanskgiving day with Jay's family at his sister's home on the lake. As usually Uncle Jay plays ball with all of the cousins, he has such patience and enjoys teaching them. The workers were with us for the whole week and they joined us for the festivities. We enjoyed wonderful food and fellowship!

Lane taking a swing at it!

Bryce at bat!

Me and my sweet nephew, Aiden.

Pawpaw and Lane playing alittle football.

Sweet boy!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

~Photo Shoot~

With the Holidays on us already I spent some time taking the boys pictures around our property yesterday for our holiday card. For the most part the where willing subjects! Jay has an old Dodge pickup in the barn and the boys enjoyed taking pictures by it. The barn made a great backdrop too. I had so much fun with playing around with my camera,!!

Lane is so easy to photograph, just a natural!

Oh so serious!

His squirelly grin!

Playing at the park!

The boys and I spent four days at Gand G's in Texas this week. We also picked up my Grandma, whom the boys now call"Granny" and took her along with us. We enjoyed lots of good food, laughter, and fun times. Sunday afternoon Grandpa took the kids to a new playground at a nearby school. The boys enjoyed the rock climbing wall and playing tag with Grandpa. They were gone until dark.....having too much fun!

Lane hiding behind the railing!

Bryce trying to keep him balance


"Cheese 2"

Curious George Live!

While spending time with in Dallas, Grandma took us to see Curious George Live, what an adorable children's show. I enjoyed it as much as the kiddos. Thanks Grandma!

Curious George and the Man with the yellow hat

Chef Pasghetti and George

The dancing spaghetti and meatballs! So cute!

Cooking the meatballs.