Monday, August 31, 2015

Deputy Goforth

Today I stopped by the gas station where Deputy Goforth senselessly lost his life, Friday night, to make a donation to his family. The gas station is right around the corner from my childhood home. It's a gas station I pass by on a weekly basis and stop at from time to time. A gas station that is always filled with police officers and patrol cars filling up and meeting up. I was overcome with feelings of sadness and anger but also of pride. I'm so proud to be from here. Although everyone is angry and sad and hurt, people are treating this situation with grace, kindness and respect.


Welcome Back Bluebell



Thursday, August 27, 2015

PreK Meet the Teacher

Today, Chase had his PreK Meet the Teacher.  Unfortunately, we weren't able to go into his class for the actual meeting (because mine was going on next door).  But, I think he knows his teacher pretty well.  He has even known Mrs. Tiffany the past two years.  He was a bit shy and didn't wanna take a picture but I know it won't take him any time at all to warm up and he's gonna have a great last year at Foundry.  
 And, he was over the moon to be reunited with Braxton.  They absolutely adore each other and love playing together in our classroom in the mornings.  Londyn will be there this year to give them both a run for their money!  
We are looking forward to an awesome year!!!!!
(Tear-my boys LAST year at Foundry!)

Monday, August 24, 2015

While Bubby is away...

 This time next year, I'll be all alone.  Im not ready to think about that! 
So, for the time being we are soaking in every last minute together! 
Today, On bubbys first day of school Chase and I went to our "happy place" after gym. 
The Christmas isle of Hobby Lobby.  Yes, I said Christmas in August...when its 100 degrees out. 


First day of 1st

Colt had a great first day!  We are so spoiled to have Amber as a bus driver again.  He came home happy and somewhat excited to go back.  (As excited as could be expected.) He said they did nothing, his teacher was nice, he didn't sit by Addy, he played with Trynton at Recess but never found Jace, didn't make any new friends and his favorite part of the day was lunch! 
(And, thats seriously all I got- and that was with A LOT of prying!)

Friday, August 21, 2015


On Wednesday, we planned a surprise trip to Splashway Waterpark.  For days prior, the weather looked like it was going to be awful!  Turned out, it was a beautiful day, perfect for a water park!

We all had a blast.  Colton was crazy brave, trying every slide he could with Zak.  (Made me a nervous wreck!)  Chase was a little more timid.  Zak had to push him down the first slide he did but after that he warmed up a little bit (on the kiddie slides).  He stuck close to Zak or I most of the day.  Splashway was perfect for their ages.  We had such a great day.  We are already looking forward to another trip next summer!


Thursday, August 20, 2015

1st Grade Meet The Teacher

Tonight, Colton had his Meet the Teacher.  He was excited to go up and meet his new teacher, Ms. Raia, and to see his classroom.  Mrs. Raia was so sweet and made a great first impression.  He saw a few friends from last year and was happy to be there. He's over the moon that his lifelong BFF, Addy, will be in his class sen through we didn't see her at school tonight.  
 When we got home, he was in THE BEST mood.  I could tell he was really excited about it all.  And, for the first time when I asked, "Are you ready for school to start!?!?!"  he said, "Yes!"
It eases my mommy heart so much to see his excitement and meet his teacher.  I think its going to be a great year!  
Here he comes first grade!!!!!


Monday, August 17, 2015

How Many Dads?

One remote control helicopter and two footballs up in a tree...
How many dads does it take to get them down?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Boyd Family Reunion

On the way up to Canyon Lake, where the reunion would be, we stopped in one of our favorite towns, Gruene, for lunch and a look around.

We arrived in Canyon Lake and the view was beautiful!
 And, look who had BUNK-A BEDS
 We got right to work.  Helping out and cooking.

 We played lots too!

 It was so nice to see everyone and catch up. 

 Even had a night swim.  
Although this is all Colt got in.  
 Breakfast Saturday was quite possibly THE BEST breakfast Ive ever had.  

 Swimsuits on...
 Ready for the lake!

 We had a blast on the water all day, until, I locked the keys in the Tahoe.  
We hung out ...
 And Chase just couldn't hang!

 Colt and Zak stayed up later than anyone!

 Sunday morning we had breakfast and helped clean up. 

 Then, we headed out.  Made a stop at Bucees and went to Buda to Cabelas to look around. 

 We had a great time!