Saturday, March 27, 2010


This past week Stephen and his Dad added on a sandbox to our playset in the backyard. It was actually part of Logan's birthday gift from back in December. However, we wanted to wait until the weather was nicer and when he could enjoy it more. I think the girls are really going to enjoy playing in it too - they are already practicing how to make sand castles for when we go to Destin this summer!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Break on the Farm

This week we spent some time in the country at a farm that belongs to some friends of my in-laws in Industry, Texas. Industry is a little town close to's a great place to go and just forget about the rest of the world. The girls camped out in Nanny and Grandad's camper while Stephen, Logan and I slept in the farm, we weren't exactly "roughing" it. We spent time fishing, playing in the creek, riding the 4-wheeler, grillin' and just enjoying the great outdoors. The girls are actually still there with Nanny and Grandad.......they wanted to stay a few extra days. They love it!

We also had a chance to start discussing and planning our trip to Colorado with Stephen's parents this summer. We're planning to go some time towards the end of July. One thing at the top of the "to do" list is white water rafting. I've always wanted to do that and I'm excited about the chance to do it this summer. In June, we're going to Destin, Florida with my side of the family. Para-sailing is at the top of my "to do" list there. This Spring Break has been a glimpse of how fun and adventurous summer will be this year - can't wait!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Three of a Kind

This past week at school, the girls were in the 1st grade play, "Three of a Kind". They were Japanese maidens and got to be paired up in a group of three with their good friend, Cara. They performed on Thursday and Friday and I got to see both performances - they were so very cute! Both days, they came to my classroom so that I could help them get ready (that is a nice perk of being a teacher at the same school as your kiddos).

Here they are right before the performance on Friday.

After Friday's performance

After Thursday's performance, posing with MawMaw and Daddy

Logan enjoyed watching the play
on Friday with Grandad......

Here are the girls on stage with their friend, Cara......three peas in a pod - lol!

It was very cute and I was so proud of them!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fun in the Country

This past weekend we went to Jewett, Texas for my grandmother's birthday. We celebrated at my Aunt Paula and Uncle Scott's house and had a great time with family.......most of them we hadn't seen since Thanksgiving so it was nice to see everyone. The weather was beautiful so we spent most of the afternoon outdoors on their land and did everything from feeding the deer to riding 4-wheelers and horsesas well. Here's some pictures from our fun day in the country!

Logan and Uncle Scott

Lauren and Uncle Scott
(Leah wanted no part of the horse thing)

My cousin, Steven, was having a hard time with his wild horse! It kinda felt like being at the rodeo!

Here's the crew loaded up and ready to go riding in search of deer!

Logan had to jump in on the action
and tried to take over driving a few times.

We saw many beautiful deer while out on our adventure!

My nephew, Tyler, and Mawmaw
were hanging on for dear life!

Aunt Paula and Alli

Papaw and Tyler

MeMe and PawPaw

Jocelyn and Logan

Lauren and Brent

Logan liked helping MeMe blow
out the candles on her cake and
open her presents.

The birthday girl, MeMe, with
Logan, Lauren and Leah

Happy Birthday MeMe - we sure did enjoy spending the day with you!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rodeo Day

Friday was Rodeo/Western Day for the girls at school. They started the day off being in a "Livestock Show" parade. They had to create a project for the parade so the girls each made an animal pen that held two of their stuffed animal friends from home. They also got to participate in fun Rodeo activities and stations throughout the day including: digging for Texas gold, a washer toss, milking the cow game, riding the buckin' bronco, face painting, and stick-horse racing. They had a blast and looked so cute in their "western wear". We are soooooo NOT country/western people so it was a stretch for us, but we did it! Stephen even made them a lasso to wear which was a nice touch! He brought Logan up to watch the parade and then helped with some of the rodeo stations outside. It was a great day! Enjoy the slideshow!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Interview with Michael Oher and the Tuohy Family

This past Wednesday night we had the pleasure of hearing Michael Oher, Leeann and Collins Tuohy share their inspiring story and their faith at our church. They are partnering with Arrow Ministries to make others aware of the desperate need for families willing to adopt or foster children in need. The movie, The Blindside, was based on this family and their story. It was so neat to see and hear them in person.

Here is our pastor with them right after they came out on stage.

Michael Oher

Leeann Tuohy - I must say that Sandra Bullock played her to a tee in this movie! She is one sassy lady!

Collins Tuohy with her mom talking about their story

I kept trying to get a good shot of all four of them, but it was difficult from where we were sitting.

Here are two short videos I managed to get throughout the interview.

It was a great evening and I am so glad we went. It was well worth getting there early and getting a good seat. It ended up being a packed house - around 5,000 people. It is such an amazing story and I am hopeful that it was inspiring to others as it was to me!

Thanksgiving Memory Slideshow.....

Dewberry Farm Slideshow

Fun on the Farm Slideshow

4th of July Slideshow