Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Birthday AMERICA!

After years of co-hosting 4TH of July on our street, we decided to change things up a bit.  Our sweet friends invited us down to Galveston and we all decided to go.  Some of our friends went for a long weekend, but we had things we needed to be home for and Zak worked Friday so we just took a day trip down.  It was a breezy overcast day which made it a perfect day for the beach, although a bit windy! Unfortunately, there's been a lot of talk about the heat of the water causing bacteria in the water. I worried about it all week but felt okay about it after talking to the boys pediatrician.  Until....Chase walked in at 5:30, the night before we leave, with a huge gash on his foot. He had fallen.  12 hours before going to the beach! So....that meant no water for him.  He begged and pleaded he wanted to still go and not get in the water.  It turned out to be a bit harder for him not to get in but he sure was a trooper.  Colt spent the whole day in the water we hardly ever saw him unless I was pulling him out to reapply the sunscreen.  Chase built a lot of castles, hunted for a lot of broken shells, and ate a lot of sweets (note the twirler and hotdog combo he had for lunch since he told everyone, "I don't like bread")! 
We got home in time to get things cleaned up and crawl into bed to hear hundreds of fireworks going off around us.  It's the first year we've listened instead of partaking.  We didn't even go outside to watch we were so tired.  
We really had such a great time with our friends and Lisas family.  
It'll be a 4th we won't soon forget! 


Sunday, June 30, 2019



Schools Out For Summer....June Edition

We're already all the way through June and we've been staying busy having LOTS of fun!


Monday, June 24, 2019

Happy #11

This time 11 years ago, I had no idea how much life was about to change.We were scheduled to go in and have Colton the day prior but called and the hospital and it was full. I was so HEARTBROKEN, so pregnant, so over being pregnant.  I was ready to have my baby in my arms.  My DR. called me in to "check on me" around lunch.  She touched the US wand to my belly and said I was ready, go to the hospital.  At 11:30PM on June 24th Colton made us parents. He made me a MOM.  I had no idea what life had in store for  me.  Being a mom was all I ever wanted.  Although it hasn't always been easy, every minute has been worth it.  This kid is AMAZING.  Being his mom is the best job in the world. I am so proud of him.  He is the coolest 11 year old I know.  

 We had a great day celebrating with friends. We started early  after an early morning of CRAZY thunderstorms with presents, homemade breakfast tacos, rubber band making, a visit from Nanny and Grandad, playing outside, a trip to Urban Air, Dinner at Gringos for quesadillas and fries, treats at Buckees and more outside time. 
He and I were the only ones to make it til 11:30 to celebrate his OFFICIAL birth time! 


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Colts Family Party

Today we celebrated our almost 11 year old with family, hot dogs, quest, and swimming with friends.  We can't wait to continue the celebration tomorrow!


Sunday, June 16, 2019


Happy FATHER'S Day to this phone stealing selfie taking DAD! 
Thank you for taking such great care of all of us and for being such a great role model to our boys who want to grow up to be just like you! We love you so much!!!!