Thursday, August 30, 2012

Take me out to the ballgame!

Last weekend we were in Dallas for one last hoorah before summer ended.  Dad, James and I took Parker to his very first Rangers game and it was so much fun!  He definitely didn't give the reaction we were expecting, he was very quiet and just took it all in.  He kept saying it was scary.  I think the loud speakers, yelling fans and fireworks were a bit much for our three year old but all in all, it was a fun time!

Parker and I drove down on Wednesday so we could spend some time shopping and seeing my bestie from Baylor, Ashley.  I am sick I didn't get a pic of us Ash, so sorry!
Parker and I had a fun lunch date at Jason's Deli that ended in ice cream cones!!  We also hit up IKEA afterwards and that was a task in itself, no pics of that either, I did a terrible job documenting this trip.

The next day Neesie took the grandkids shopping for new clothes and shoes and of course these two scored a cookie out of the deal!

Cousin love

Being silly!

Walking into the Ranger game!

Look at Parker's face, he's totally not sure about what's going on.

The experience would not have been complete without a ballpark hotdog, yum!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer days!

I print all of my blogs into a book and I know one day, when I'm old and gray, I'll love to sit down and live in the past.  ( I like to sit down and look at pics from just a year ago and wonder how my baby got so big).
 That's why I like to post about normal everyday life sometimes, not just the big events!
On a typical day this summer, we go to the gym in the morning and get home around 10:30, in time to take Waco to the park for her daily run before it's too hot.  We eat lunch and then pack up for the pool until about 3 and then it's nap time!  Daddy gets home and fires up the grill most evenings and then we are outside with daddy, playing all kinds of sports. I'm sad these days are ending, I love summer, it's the best season of the whole entire year.  I'm sure once it cools off and I see pumpkins around, I'll finally give in to the fact that cold weather is heading my way and that I should go ahead and buy a pumpkin and go with it!  BUT...until then, we are living up sweet summer time!

These are random pics of what we've been up to lately...

 While Waco runs at the park, Parker practices golf!

Nothing cuter than a boy and his dog.

This day, he woke up at 6:30 am asking to go outside.  Of course we had to let the sun rise and eat breakfast, but we eventually made it to the park, even before the gym that day!  Good thing the park is just down the street.

The city repaved our street last week and rocks were thrown up all up and down the sidewalk.  He wasted no time in helping me sweep them up!  He kept telling me they would make his wagon ride too bumpy when we go to the park!  ;)

A new night time ritual...reading with daddy inside his tent on his bed!  Three year their imaginations!

Can you just see the question in her eyes?  Can we go now?  Please?

Playing in the dirt and looking in the "tunnels" aka drainage pipes.

We've been working on putting up a new basketball goal in the driveway for P and we finally finished it last night!  He was such a big help!

 Up bright and early ready to play!

So much fun!!

Monday, August 6, 2012


This past Saturday, James and I had the girls I workout with and their families out to the ranch for a day of fun!  I think the only time we slowed down was to eat!  I am so blessed to have these girls...we go through the daily grind together.  Not only do we see each other at our "best" (no make up, workout clothes, hair in pony tails), but we have kids the same age and we support and love each other through each stage of life.  We laugh, we cry and we can talk up a storm (especially about food)!  I love these girls and I'm so grateful God has blessed me with their friendships!

The reason I love going to the gym everyday!
Leah, Julie, Tiffany and Amanda

 Two sweet girls, Charlotte and Olivia, Amanda's girls

 Kevin and Chloe (Julie's hubby and daughter)

Cooper (Julie's son) decked out in his Rangers gear and ready to ride the four wheelers!

Julie's fam fishing on the dock

Olivia caught a perch!

Olivia and Brian (Amanda's daughter and hubby)

Leah with sweet little Eli and Amanda with Charlotte
They had fun watching all the activity on the lake.

Teel, Tiffany's hubby, canoeing with the older boys, Cooper and Henry

Tiffany, Leah and Eli taking a four wheeler ride!

We ended the day with a game of frisbee golf!

 It was a fantastic day and we can't wait to do it again!!
I'm sad I didn't take one picture at the pool, but you can bet that's where we were during the heat of the afternoon!!  :)