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 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 :)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

'Tis the Season

We get a live tree every year. Since living in central Phoenix we started going to Whitfill Nursery, they remind me more of a traditional Christmas Tree "Farm". We have also started buying smaller Nobles instead of a Douglas fur (which is what we always got growing up) I figured since I wouldn't budge on the live tree tradition, I would stir things up.  Whitfill also has a fire, live animals, and provides complementary hot coco while you pick out your tree which is another reason we just love going there.

 Santa 2013. Look NO ONE crying. In a small silly way that means they are growing up to fast.

Watching Home Alone for the first time with the kiddos while we eat pizza (and a blurry picture of our tree!)

I love real fires (okay sometimes we use the pressed wood logs...but we are city folk too!). Carols, Christmas dishes, and Advent.  'Tis the Season!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

Trey was a ninja.
Aubrey was Snow White.
Ty was a dinosaur. 

I had a mini Halloween set this year and snapped a few pictures of Aubrey and Ty.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Schnepf Farms 2013

A yearly tradition for the Ellis family. I've mentioned it before but this is how my blog got its name, my very first post was of the pumpkin patch. I can't even read them without crying over how small Trey was or how bad my blogging was!

Train rides, (vegetarian) chili and cornbread, petting zoo, roller-coasters, hay rides, and corn maze. I cherish this tradition. The kids ask every year when can we go back.