Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I Want a Tiger

The day after Thanksgiving, we made the obligatory trip to visit Santa.  We headed to Bass Pro in Harlingen, and the girls did great.  Addie hopped right in Santa's lap and informed him out of the blue that she would like a tiger for Christmas.  I have no idea where that came from, but every time anyone asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she informed them that a tiger was at the top of her list.  haha  Cody, Britt and Hayes also met us so we could have some cute cousin Santa pics.  It was overall a successful trip, and all the kiddos had fun.

Ad and Uncle Cale

Riding the carousel

Nothing cuter than a sleeping baby

my precious girls

Mr Hayes

love these kiddos

Rest of Thanksgiving Weekend

We spent the weekend after Thanksgiving hanging out with the family.  The boys hunted, the girls shopped, and we took the kiddos to Chucky Cheese to play games.  It was a fantastic weekend full of relaxation and family.  I couldn't have asked for anything better.  After dinner Saturday night, Jason and I loaded up the girls and made the 5 hour trek back to Houston.  We decided driving at night would just be easier with the girls, and we wanted to have Sunday to get unpacked and ready to start the week.  It turned out to be a great decision bc I felt so much more organized, and Jason got the Christmas lights up outside on Sunday afternoon.  I couldn't have asked for a better weekend.  It was full of all things that I will be eternally grateful for.

My sweet girl is getting so big

Lila is such a happy baby.

Mimi earned major points with Ad for taking her to ride the big horse at Chucky Cheese.

Dad, Ad and I had a baking night one night and made several batches of homemade cinnamon rolls and cinnamon bread.  Dad and I have done this for years, and it was so fun for Ad to join in.

Ad checking out a butterfly in my parents garage

We pulled the bouncer outside to watch Daddy put up the Christmas lights on Sunday.  It was such a beautiful day.

Hard at work

Friday, December 12, 2014

Give Thanks

In an attempt to get Thanksgiving documented, I am just going to post lots and lots and lots of pictures since this serves as my scrapbook.  We had a great Thanksgiving.  The boys golfed and hunted ducks while the girls shopped and even enjoyed a kid-free girls game night.  I loved seeing family and reflecting on everything I am so thankful for.

My precious girls


Britt and I with our kiddos

Kelsey and Hayes

Ad playing a game of corn hole

Grandpa, Kristi and Lila

We had ribs, ham and a wonderful smoked turkey courtesy of Travis

Mom had everything set up so festive

Cale and Ross

Dad and Grandma

Mom, Aunt Cheryl and Aunt Sherry workin in the kitchen

Callie and Kelsey

Uncle Richard and Layne

Sarah and Travis

Jason and I

Callie, Bailey, Kris and Lila

Aunt Sherry and Ad

Ad and her daddy

Cale, Charlie and Macie

Bailey helped feed Lila her bottle

loungin in the yard

my precious baby

Grandma and Lila

the boys played a "friendly" game of football in the backyard

Wine in one in the other.....sign of a good holiday  :)

Kelly and Aunt Sherry

my handsome hubby