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Friday, December 31, 2010


I have been really bad about posting these last few months, I guess life has just been busy. I am going to start fresh after the new year so check back!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Alex and I (and some friends of mine) ran a 5K this weekend. It was fun but I was not as prepared as I should have been. I finished which is a huge accomplishment for me, I would not have been able to do this just 3 months ago. It was great knowing that my family would be waiting for me at the finish line.

Alex and I after the race

Alex crossing the finish line (she came in 8th in her age group)

Me crossing the finish line (I came in 24th in my age group)

Me trying to catch my breath

Getting some kisses from my boys

Friday, October 29, 2010


The boys each had Halloween Parades at school this week. Ryan's was yesterday followed by a little Halloween Party. Matthew's was this morning.
Ryan as the Hulk (no masks were allowed during Ryan's parade)

Ryan doing a craft during the party

Matthew as Wolverine

Trunk or Treat

We had Trunk or Treat at our church on Wednesday night. The boys had fun getting candy and playing carnival games. I even managed to sneak a picture of Alex who was working one of the carnival games.

Cub Scouts

Matthew has joined Cub Scouts and has been having a great time. They've been to 2 meetings and they made a first aid kit at the last meeting. I think he looks quite handsome in his uniform.

Monday, October 18, 2010

High School Football

We attended the high school football game on Friday because Alex was performing with the Drill Team during halftime. The boys loved it! They asked today when we could go to another game.

State Fair of Texas

We attended the State Fair a couple of weeks ago and the boys had fun!

These first 2 pictures are of the boys on the DART train ride. We thought taking the train would be easier but so did a million other people, the trains were standing room only.

The boys playing in Big Tex's sandbox

The boys on a ride, this is before the ride started going and Ryan started crying. They stopped the ride to let him off. He is not a fan of fast rides unlike his brother who loves the fast rides.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

First Day of 1st Grade

Matthew started 1st grade yesterday, August 23. He had a great first day, loves his teacher and class!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Ryan finally went down the slide at the KC Pool, we've been trying since last summer to get him to go knowing that once he tried it he would love it. He finally went down by himself last week and he LOVED it! He went down over and over again. Here are a few pictures and a couple of videos of both the boys going down.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

San Francisco

Aaron and I went to San Francisco July 10-14, it was a much needed trip! Here are just a few pics

Golden Gate Bridge

Us on our dinner cruise

The view from our hotel room

In the spot where we got engaged 9 1/2 years ago

Me putting my feet in the very cold ocean water!


I think most of you know that my sister passed away on July 2, here is her obituary.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Discovery Place-Charlotte, NC

While in North Carolina we went to Discovery Place.

Matthew loved the water table, he loved changing the direction the water flowed

These 2 pictures are of the boys laying on a bed of nails

Monday, June 28, 2010

More from our Trip

While in North Carolina we went swimming and we also visited Tweetise Railroad in Boone. The boys loved Tweetise! and we discovered that Matthew loves fast amusement park rides, he and I rode the Tilt A Whirl twice!

Matthew & Ryan in front of the train

Aaron & Matthew on the train

We saw lots of Christmas Tree farms on our way to Boone, the boys thought it was cool to see Christmas trees in the summer

Swimming fun!

Trip to North Carolina

We drove to see Aaron's parents in North Carolina. We left on June 19 and arrived at their house on June 20. The boys did great on the 2 day drive, much better than I expected! They watched movies, took naps, played with their Leapsters and colored. We even played the License Plate game and found 32 states!

Mississippi River

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

End of Kindergarten

Matthew had his last day of Kindergarten last Thursday June 3. This year went by so fast I cannot believe he will be in 1st grade in the fall.

This is from the Kindergarten End of Year Picnic

Matthew with his teacher, Mrs A

Saturday, May 22, 2010

MHE Field Day

Matthew had field day at school on Friday, he had tons of fun!

Matthew on the scooter

Just a cute pic

Trying to dunk one of the Kindergarten teachers

Eating a popsicle

Hula hooping