Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 in review

Like I say EVERY year when I do my look back, it went by way too fast!!  It's hard to believe it's time to enter another year, but we are so blessed by what God did in 2011 and look forward to His provision and blessings in 2012!  Happy New Year everyone!!

We started off last year with lots of cold weather and finding ways to stay entertained during the long winter days!  James worked on building a tall desk and had the most precious helper by his side!

We traveled up to Taos, NM and went skiing, got a visit from my parents and saw lots of snow!

With the temperature warming up a bit, Parker and I found ourselves outside a lot going on picnics!  P and I also made our annual Spring break trip to Dallas!

Oklahoma City and Dallas were our two destinations this month.  James's great-grandfather, Dr. O.M. Franklin was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame.  Then we went down to Dallas for Easter!

Our Parker James turned two on the 29th and we had two parties to celebrate!  One for his friends and one out at the ranch for the family!  Neesie and Grandad made the trip out to join in on the fun!!

The summer is our busiest time, but full of fun!  We drove up to Missouri for our annual Big Cedar trip and had tons of fun on the lake!  Then Ryan and his family along with mom and dad came out to the ranch for some serious fun!!

One of the highlights of the summer was getting together with my precious college roommates from Baylor!  We met up in Dallas for a girls weekend and had a blast!  At the end of the month, we all were at the ranch celebrating Sloan and Liesl's wedding!

I turned 31 and my sweet girlfriends helped me celebrate with a fun pool party!  We also ended the summer with one last shindig at the ranch with the whole fam!

After such a brutally hot summer, we gladly welcomed the Fall months!  We had our friends, Shane, Brie and Blair Brooks out to the ranch for Labor Day weekend, then we traveled up to Colorado for a weekend the Broadmoor!  The cooler weather was fantastic!!
Our little man also started Mother's Day Out for the first time!  

We had never been to the Arboretum during the fall, so on a weekend visit to Dallas, we went and had so much fun in "pumpkin land".  Mom and dad also came up to the ranch for their annual Fall trip out there.

Parker went to his first rodeo and then we enjoyed Thanksgiving out at the ranch!

We started off serving dinner for the annual "widow's dinner" that the Austin's do for the widows of the church.  It's one of my favorite December parties!  Then we celebrated Christmas in Dallas with my family!

 Happy New year and blessings in 2012!!

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