Monday, December 28, 2009


Today we took the girls out for a special day with just them.......Logan stayed over at Nanny and Grandad's house while we enjoyed our fun day together. I usually don't like to leave him when we do fun things, but I knew he wouldn't be able to sit through a movie and iceskating.........I knew he would have a much better time playing outside and with his new toys over at Nanny's house. We started the day off by going to see the new Disney movie, "The Princess and the Frog" (which was very cute by the way). Next we walked over to The Woodlands Iceskating Rink and skated for a while. I was so worried about Leah falling and hurting her arm again. It hasn't even been a year since she had surgery on it. Surprisingly, she did very well and did not fall one time. She's been begging to get back into dance or gymnastics again so maybe this spring we'll try it. Perhaps 2010 will be the year with NO injuries! LOL!
Here's a few pictures from our adventure........
After we were done skating, we went and ate at Johnny Rockets. The girls had some gift cards to spend from Christmas so we went and did that as well. We also rode the trolley around Market Street and that was really pretty to see everything lit up for Christmas at night. We had a fun day.......I LOVE being out of school for Christmas vacation!!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Santa's Wonderland

Monday night we headed over to College Station to drive through Santa's Wonderland. We got there early, but still had to wait about an hour to get in. We had fun though passing the time with Mawmaw and Papaw in our van. Right as we got up to the gate to go in, Uncle Jason called and said that Aunt Andi and Taylor were running down the hill to jump in our car to drive through with us. They made it just in time and somehow we were able to fit all 9 of us in there! Here's a slide show from our adventure - enjoy!

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas time is near!!!

I absolutely LOVE this time of year! We are officially out of school for Christmas vacation - yahoo! The girls had a fun and eventful week at school......on Thursday they got to wear their pajamas to school for a special "Polar Express" day. All of the first graders at our school got to hear Mrs. Kaufman (wife of Mr. Kaufman - who our school is named after) read The Polar Express. Then, each student received a special gift from the North Pole......a bell from Santa's sleigh just like in the book/movie......and the best part was the bell was still cold from being at the North Pole. I happened to walk by as the girls received their bells and they were filled with so much joy! I will never forget that! Yesterday they had their Christmas party at school and their teacher took them caroling around the hallways. I ran out of my classroom to try and snap a few shots as they went by, but I think I embarrassed them more than anything. I just can't help myself! We love Mrs. Jarratt by the way.......she does the neatest things with her students and we couldn't be happier with her as the girl's teacher this year. I'm so glad I decided to put them both with her this year........she truly is wonderful!

Also, today we had the chance to meet up with one of Stephen's really good buddies from the Navy, Ken Stevens. He hadn't seen Ken in over 11 years, but they have managed to keep in touch. He and his family live in New Mexico and were passing through the Houston area today to leave out on a cruise tomorrow from Galveston. So, it was the perfect opportunity for us all to get together for lunch and meet each other's families. We had a great time getting to know each other and hearing some interesting Navy stories. I think one of the best ones that Ken told today was how he and Stephen were in a wreck once when Ken fell asleep at the wheel.....and amazingly neither one of them were injured. It's a wonder to me how Stephen ever lived to tell about some of the crazy things that happened to him while in the Navy. Here we all are at the restaurant after lunch today......

Two friends reunited after many years!

They said this was their "Hans and
Frans" picture - LOL!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Snowy Day!!!

We had such a fun day today with all of the snow......great memories that I'll never forget!
Check out our playground at school today and the kids going wild!

Here are the girls with their
friend, Anjelica, from next door.

Logan was on the prowl through the snow......
he was very curious about all that cold, white stuff!

Here's Lauren with some boy
"friends" from her 1st grade class!

Here's the girls posing with their teacher,
Mrs. Jarratt and one of their best friends
from class, Kennedy.

Leah all bundled up!

Mommy and her girls!

My little Eskimo girl!

Thanksgiving Memory Slideshow.....

Dewberry Farm Slideshow

Fun on the Farm Slideshow

4th of July Slideshow