Friday, October 23, 2009

I love the Fall!!

I love this time of year! There is just something about the fall that gives you a renewed energy and appreciation for life! It is kind of ironic when technically everything in nature is dying or going dormant! I love the holidays and the many activities that come with it. We have already gone to two fall festivals and Greg and I got to go to a Halloween party. I don't have any pictures of us at these festivals because the twins are still young and very clingy. I have found it will probably be another year before we can truly go to one of these things and not have children crying or having melt downs. LOL! I am so thankful for my family and especially my children right now. They add so much richness and color to my life!

The gangster and the flapper girl!

Alyssa at the corn maze for a friend's birthday party!

My princesses and Obi -Wan Kenobi

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I am an Aunt!!

I am an aunt for the first time and am loving it!! My brother, Bryce, and his wife Erin had Kyah Everett Williamson on Sept. 3. He weighed 10lbs. and was 22 1/4 in. long! This was an especially emotional time for my family because Erin almost lost her life in the process of having Kyah. God spared her and we are so grateful to Him for that. I am in love with my nephew and wish I lived closer to him! Check out how precious this little guy is!

Bryce, Erin, and Kyah!

Kyah and his cousins!

What an angel!

Alyssa and Kyah

I love my nephew!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Why Do Our Babies Have To Grow Up?

Connor started his first day of kindergarden today and my heart is aching! I told myself I was not going to cry, but as soon as I dropped him off into his classroom, I started bawling in front of all the other parents. I could not even make it out to the car to cry in private. The rather funny part is as soon as the other moms saw me cry, they started to cry too and we all ended up hugging one another even though none of us really knew each other! I can remember thinking when Connor was about 3 years old that school was still so far away and I had all of the time in the world to be with him. Time really does go so fast and I found myself thinking today that before I know it, he will be going to college! I have missed him terribly today and feel like a part of my heart is missing! I know he will do great in school and I know growing up is part of life, but right now I am wishing I could stop time and keep my baby home a little while longer.

Connor on his first day of school!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Family Camp at K-Kauai

We just returned from family camp at K-Kaua'i in Branson, MS. We had the best time of our lives and plan to go back if at all possible. We spent the week swimming, putt putting, skiing, bluff jumping, riding on a pontoon, riding on a zipline, playing paint ball, and many many more things. We had so much fun and recharged mentally, physically, and emotionally. It was one of the best vacations we have ever had. Each night they had a theme that you dress up to which was so much fun. Greg Smalley was the speaker and we loved hearing him. Our children were loved on by all of the counselors and in return our children fell in love with them. The twins also celebrated their second birthday there. I can't believe my babies are no longer babies! It was a week filled with great memories. I apologize for the many pics, but it was hard to choose which ones and I wanted to show what a great time we had.

Connor and his favorite counselor, Jamie.

Alyssa and Beth, the counselor who captured her heart!

"Support Your Team Night"

Having so much fun at the pool.

My little mermaid!

My fearless fish!

"Parent's Night Out"

"Pirate Night"

Alyssa was Tinker Bell.

One of the counselors horsing around with Connor.
Everybody sang to the twins on their birthday and they got a big bowl of icecream.

"Neon Night"
"Hawaian Luau Night"



Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Fun!!

Sorry I have not done a blog in awhile. I just can't seem to get to it much these days, but while I have the time I just wanted to share that we are having a great summer so far. It has felt very busy so far with things like Vacation Bible School, Joyland, T-Ball, swimming lessons, and Parent's Day Out. I even got to leave my family and go to Dallas last weekend to go to my sweet sister-in-law's baby shower. I had never left the kids before, but I have to say it was wonderful! I have to brag that I am married to the most amazing man in the world too!! Greg took care of all four of our kids all weekend by himself. He took them to a T-Ball game on Friday night, then on a family donut date on Saturday morning, then to the Critter Fest at the Science Spectrum, and then to a birthday party. He even went to a restaurant by himself (which I would never have the guts to do) on Father's Day to celebrate with them. He was not even phased by any of it! I am so lucky to have him for my husband. I don't know of many dads that could do all of that and still be in one piece by the end of the weekend! Anyway, here are a few pics of our summer. Enjoy!!

Ashlynn & Kylee



Connor loves the diving board!!

My little man!

I never see Connor without a smile when he is in the water!!

Alyssa is swimming all by herself with her noodle! This is a first for her!

Alyssa has turned out to be quite the little fish.

My baby girl!

Connor hits the ball!

Connor runs!

He touches Home plate!

Go Astros!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

Easter weekend has been such a blessing to our family and was filled with many great memories. Even though we had so much fun with all of the egg hunting and candy we made sure our kids knew the true meaning of Easter. It is truly a time of celebration for what our Lord did for us. Here are some pics from our weekend!!

Alyssa making a funny face!

Connor making a funny face!

Our kiddos with friends who came over to have an Easter egg hunt in our backyard.

Ashlynn in our backyard during the egg hunt!

Kylee hunting eggs at the Spirit Ranch.

Connor & Alyssa after the Easter egg hunt at the Spirit Ranch.

Our family at the Spirit Ranch. It was cold!!

Hunting eggs!!

Hunting eggs!

Our family on Easter Sunday. Greg was sick and did not get to go!