Sunday, November 30, 2014

'Tis the Season 2014

 With this being our first Christmas in Texas I decided that we needed a new adventure this year with regards to our Christmas Tree. I have always loved the idea of cutting down our own. You can do this in Arizona but need a permit and well we just never made it a priority, well that and a fear of acting out a scene from Christmas Vacation.

I was able to find a Christmas Tree farm about an hour away from our house. We loaded the kids up and headed out. They said that they would cut the tree down for you but I put the idea in the kids head that daddy was going to cut the tree down so there was no way the kids would let us get away from cutting down our own tree.

We found the "one" and daddy cut it down with the help of Trey. It was a small 6 foot tree (the smaller ones have become my favorite for our home). We snapped a few pictures and headed back home. The tree was small enough to out inside the van so we grabbed a bite to eat and then headed home. Mommy put the lights on and then the kids went to town putting on the ornaments while daddy built a fire ...and yes it was 75 degrees today but one needs a fire while decorating the tree!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween in Texas (2014)

Our first Halloween in Texas. We missed going to Schnepf Farms this year. I did find a few farms down in Temple but we just never made it this year, football season has us (David) pretty busy! Thank you HEB for pumpkins! Trey enjoyed cleaning his pumpkin out, Aubrey on the other hand  had her hand in it for a whole minute and was done. She is my girly girl, which is okay since she is my only girl. We of course saved the seeds for roasting.


 Can you tell my kids are at the age where it is difficult to take a serious picture and they are always wanting to see themselves as soon as I take the picture. One of the churches here puts on large festival, the ironic part is that their interim pastor is the pastor my husband and I grew up with and who baptized us.... small world!


 On actual Halloween we went trick or treating in our neighborhood. David had a game so we played it low key. Apparently our neighborhood was a hotspot....note to self to pick up extra candy for next year! Ty had a blast running up to the doors and getting candy, he was non stop!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to School...China Spring


Trey is an official China Spring Cougar! My first born is now a first grader. The crazy part is I almost typed Kindergartner but then realized nope I am wrong.  Everyone tells you enjoy it,  the years fly by and they really do! I was reading back in my blog and remembering that I started this silly thing when Trey was a baby and now he is in grade school.

I kept Aubrey home with me one last year. I know she would have LOVED school and I feel selfish keeping her home but then I realized that I will never have her home with me after this year (unless I home-school...an idea I have considered!).

Trey 6 years old, First Grade
Aubrey 4 years old, Home with mommy
Ty 2 years old, Home with mommy

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

We were finally able to spend Christmas up at my grandparents ranch with all the kids! I have not been able to do that for a long while. I grew up spending our Christmas's up at the ranch every year with all of the cousins and and aunts and uncles.... and even with uncle biff "booga" dressed up as Santa. Although he was not Santa this year it was still wonderful Christmas surrounded by family. 


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Family Christmas Photos



Thank you to my incredible sister. I set up my camera setting to how I wanted them, but it was my sister who captured my entire family. This Christmas was very special, we had our entire family home with us. Even though it wasn't Ty's first Christmas it felt as if it was, he was alive, healthy and home with us for Christmas. I'm sure if you look closely you can see how the trials of the past year have aged us, but then again..I smoothed out all the wrinkles, thank you for edit tools :)