Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Our Life in DFW is moving!

We've started a new chapter in our lives... both of the kids are in school and I'm going to nursing school... so we're starting a new blog!
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Little Miss and Little Man

I've been thinking for a while now that I need to change my kids "screen names". Little Miss has blossomed into a beautiful young girl and Little Man is my handsome "strong boy". Trying to come up with names that encompass their personalities is a challenge.

Little Miss is growing like a weed (or a bean plant :)) and Little Man is obsessed with all things dirty and crawly so...

I think I've settled on "Bean" for Little Miss and "Bug" for Little Man. It's short, sweet, and to the point! So from here on out that's what I'll be calling them :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Little Man is playing soccer!!

Little Man's first soccer practice was tonight and he did great!! He's a natural :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Last Day with Shelley and Sophie

Shelley and I met back in the Fall of 2006 when our girls started their first year of preschool together. The girls were 2 and became fast friends. While in preschool our 2 year old class, 3 year old class, and 4 year old class pretty much stayed the same and we had playdates once or twice a month. Not your regular playdates - super fun, field trip worthy playdates. Preschool was a BLAST for the kids and the moms!
Little Miss and Sophie have played together for years and Shelley and I have been best friends for all of those years too!
Shelley's husband got a promotion and now they are moving to West Virginia and we are very sad!!!
Today we got the girls (and ourselves) together for one last afternoon before they head out. While we're sad they are leaving - we're excited that we now have a place to crash should we ever head out to West Virginia :)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sea World 2011

Fabulous trip to San Antonio this weekend to visit my high school besties and take the kids to Sea World.

Day #1 - We decided that it was Water park day today. The kids had never been down a water slide and it took some convincing but once they tried it they loved it! We also spent a lot of time in the wave pool. For lunch we took in the show at the cafeteria and then dried off for some animal fun. We took in the beluga whale show, the Shamu One Ocean show, the Codfish Cafe show and then hit up the roller coaster and merry go round before calling it a night.

Day #2 - Sea World Day - Lots of fun at Sea World today but our favourite activity by far was feeding the dolphins!

High School Best Friends reunite - Amy, Becky, and I were best friends in high school (Go Dragons!) We got together and chatted about high school and various other random things until around 2am. We are in frequent contact but it's great that we are close enough to be able to actually see each other frequently!

Now these pictures are hilarious! Amy found an old picture of when we were dating our husbands :) The picture on the left is from 1998 or 1999 and we took the picture on the right this past weekend - July 2011. LOVE IT!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Little Man and his first pair of glasses

I scheduled the kids for eye check ups this morning before we all get back into school. Little Miss and I checked out pretty good (although apparently glasses are in our future). When Little Man had his exam they told me that he's nearsighted and astigmatic and definitely needs glasses. Yikes! I was definitely not ready for that. They fitted him for frames (he picked out these blue frames and loves them) and made the lenses in house. We picked them up this afternoon.

Here he is in his new fabulous blue glasses - he looks so handsome and I'm so proud of him for wearing them all day today :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Oleo Ranch 2011 - Day 4

Happy Birthday America!

What a great day :) Kids played (loudly) this morning while Ryan and I slept in. We went to the La Garita for pancakes with the family and then it was time for showers for all and curlers for my hair! Then I went to Ronnie and Barbara's cabin to do some online quizzes for my computer class while Ryan and the kids fished the ponds.
Little Miss caught a fish all by herself and Little Man caught a couple with dad's help and they skipped rocks and saw a red-tailed hawk and a golden eagle which they said was really cool!
Then we all went back to our cabin and took a good long nap.
We all left for the Lake City Fourth of July Celebration around 4:30pm. We stopped and watched a moose and her baby for a bit on the way. Once we got to town we did a bit of shopping and then found ourselves a nice place on the grass in the town square.
It was (as always) a great small town America 4th of July celebration - street band, street dancing, lawn chairs in the town square, kids playing at the park, glow sticks, blankets on the ground, and a fantastic fireworks display that boomed super loudly in the valley and lit up the surrounding mountainside. I LOVE coming here for the 4th!
Fireworks started around 9:15pm and ended around an hour later - best fireworks in Lake City yet! There was a LONG stream of cars and trucks leaving town to go back to their various mountain cabins.
What a great evening!