Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Have you ever...

Have you ever seen a... cuter kid than this!?!?!?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas 2009

We had a nice family filled Christmas this year.
Unfortunately, Colton was getting over a cold and cutting a new tooth so he wasn't himself but he still enjoyed all of the excitement.
On Christmas Eve, we started out at Dan and Phyllis' where Santa came to visit. Colton wasn't too excited to see him and wanted to get back to the party. When we got home Colton opened a couple Christmas presents and he and Daddy listened to The Night Before Christmas, read by Grandad.
Christmas Morning, Santa came...
...and we opened presents from mommy and daddy.

We headed to Nanny and Grandads...

...then off to Grandma and PawPaws.
After lots and lots of presents and a delicious lunch, Aunt Andi had the magic touch!

We hope your Christmas was full of love, laughter and family!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Y'all

We hope y'all have a blessed Christmas. Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

First Haircut

Last weekend we took Colton for his first haircut. Daddy needed a haircut too so we went to Sports Clip so they could get their hair done together. Colton did awesome (so did daddy)!

BEFORE Sitting so still waiting.
Here we go....
Yeah for suckers!!!!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas at Nana's

Last night we celebrated Christmas at Nana's house before she left for California. She made an excellent pork roast dinner and she spoiled Colton with a watermelon, just for him. What a treat this time of the year, watermelon is his all time favorite thing to eat! Thank you Nana for the gifts and dinner. We enjoyed celebrating with you since you won't be here with us on Christmas day.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lights in the Heights

Last weekend we went to Lights in the Heights. We had such a great time. You'll have to excuse my pictures. The weather was really weird and this is how the pictures turned out on everyones camera. It looks like snow, but we've had our one snow for the year in Houston so it definitely wasn't snowing!
This was one of the most beautiful houses we walked past. Here is Zak and Colton both enjoying their very first parade, ever! This was just after Mayor Bill White gave Coton a thumbs up. Zak looks as excited as Colton. We even saw Aunt Taylor and her two friends Janessa and Julia.
Still NOT snowing!
This was our favorite house. It got the award for "Most Wattage". The family who lived there were holding a private party they called the Griswald Party. Some of the people out front were dressed as characters from the movie. Very cool house!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Santa's Wonderland

Tonight we took our 2nd annual trip to Bass Pro Shop for an evening at Santa's Wonderland. Colton was much more interested in everything this year and we had more fun then we expected! We met Grandma and PawPaw there.
While I waited in line Colton enjoyed the BIG fish!
His visit with Santa started out with a fist bump but when Daddy moved away the tears started.
After Santa, Daddy helped Colton shoot a target with laser gun. Colton was so excited. He is all boy and going to be just like his daddy!
Then he found it... the PERFECT Christmas present!
I think this gift will have to wait until next year. Santa told me that Colton's been such a good boy this year that he already has all of his presents wrapped and ready to go!

Christmas Countdown ... 16 DAYS!

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, November 29, 2009


I am so thankful for the family we were able to spend Thanksgiving with and the family and friends we had waiting for us when we got home. I have so much to be thankful for and with each passing year I realize more and more how blessed I am.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


On Wednesday, I turn 30. THIRTY ... Wow. It looks even older then it sounds when I see it written down.
Last night Zak took me out to one of my favorite restaurants, Mia Bella, for a special birthday date. We enjoyed our first dinner, with just the two of us, in a very long time. We had a perfect table right by the window. We enjoyed people watching, awesome food and each others company. After a very filling, and yummy, dinner Zak was insistent that we head over to our favorite dessert place, Dessert Gallery. I might have been stuffed but I couldn't pass up a slice of "the big O" oreo mousse cake. I was in the mood to hang out a little while longer and enjoy our time alone but Zak was ready to head home, and I was okay with that. Pjs and a movie were in our future.
Little did I know that there were big plans waiting for us at home. Zak called up a few of my closest friends and family and they were waiting to surprise me.
And SurPRiSeD I was!
Everything was perfect. Colton was still up, my favorite friends and family, more food and drinks then I could imagine, and even presents were waiting for me. Just when I thought I couldn't have a more awesome thoughtful hubby, he pulls something like this off! I had an amazing time!
Thank you to everyone who came, thank you for the gifts, thank you for your friendship. You are all so special to me!
Here are a few pictures from the night. I was so shocked and surprised that I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked!:)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Who needs toys...

Who needs toys when you have
cookies sheets...
and daddy's cell phone!?!?!?

We've been searching high and low for the perfect Christmas present for Colton but he really doesn't need toys to be happy. At the end of most days our house, which is stocked like a Toys R Us, has only a few toys out of place. Colton spends most of the day playing with anything but toys. Today these were just a few of the things he had fun with. He also spent about 45 minutes this morning tearing apart a small box.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy 90th Birthday

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY MEEMAW!!!! We love you so much and we hope your day was extra special. We wish we could have been there to celebrate with you but we were thinking of you all day. We can't wait to see you in a few weeks. We love you so much!
Zak, Catherine and Colton

Friday, November 6, 2009

The. Sweetest. Thing.

This afternoon Colton and I were playing.
He stopped what he was doing.
Looked at me.
Leaned over.
And gave me one big sloppy messy kiss on the cheek.
Those are the moments I live for.
The moments I'll never forget.