Monday, July 25, 2016

Winsboro, Texas

This past weekend we drove four hours to Winsboro, Texas to celebrate the 13th birthday of my niece's oldest daughter...yes, that would be my great-niece and NO I am not old enough to be a great-aunt, but yet I am!! LOL I have a few great-nieces and nephews older than her, too! Big family, this is the norm!!
Happy Birthday Abigail!!! Can't believe you're a TEENAGER!!!! Gasp!!! 😱😱😱😱
It is kind of hard to believe this one is already a teenager! Doesn't seem possible, yet here she is growing up so fast!!

She had an emoji/slumber party and it was so much fun! The girls did a lot of stuff including making their own emoji pillows!!
Winsboro
Winsboro
Winsboro
Winsboro
They all turned out so cute and Emma loved hers...so do I! I think she did a great job!
Winsboro
They also had an outdoor showing of Zootopia...this was a big hit, too!
Winsboro
The next day after all the birthday girl's friends had been picked up the family all took off to see the sites of Winsboro! It's a cool little town with a lot of charm and neat shopping! 
Winsboro
Winsboro
Winsboro
Winsboro
Winsboro
And I have to hand it to the boys - they were troopers as all us gals were shopping!
Winsboro
Winsboro
Winsboro
There were a couple of walls that I loved and wanted to come back to later for pics - this was one of those!
Winsboro
Winsboro
Winsboro
A little bit of history about the part of town we were in!
Winsboro
Winsboro
Four Generations:
Winsboro
After walking around town for a big part of the day we came back home to rest...it was HOT! Emma and I decided we'd pass some time with a game of Monopoly!
Winsboro
And my niece showed us all around her property...and we met her chickens! 
Winsboro
It was such a fun weekend and it's a beautiful part of Texas - I just wish it wasn't so far away so we could see them more often!

It was nice to be back home, though - always is, isn't it?

And now it's back to work, though at least it's a short work week for me b/c we have more family plans this coming weekend!! WooHoo Summertime fun!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day

We've had a wonder Father's Day weekend!

We started during the week when hubs got his first Father's Day present a little bit early and he used it to cook us up a phenomenal dinner!
Little pre-Father's Day gift for the hubs!!! πŸ€πŸ΄πŸ—πŸ–
Friday night we had ballgames and dinner with my niece and her husband - then came back to the house and had everyone over playing Card Against Humanity until like one in the morning! Needless to say when hubby got up early Saturday morning to go play basketball, the kids and I slept in!!! Emma had a sleepover that night as well, so when all the kids were up I got breakfast going and we just took our time starting the day!! 

Saturday evening we headed out to the circus. This may have been the last time to see these big guys at the show, too since they're leaving the circus family this year. 
Circus
Circus
Enjoying some popcorn!!
Circus - eating popcorn!
Today the kids all piled up in our bed bright and early to wish Daddy a Happy Father's Day then we all headed off to church. Afterwards we hit the grocery store to prep for some more of daddy's great grilling! Yes, he did the cooking on Father's Day, but a) He's a good chef and b) He likes playing with his new toy!!!
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Geddo and Teta came over as well for dinner! His fury grandchildren were equally as happy to see him! LOL My daddy has a special bond with Soldier!
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We have a frog living in the flower pot I keep the garden hose in and I showed him to Aaron tonight - that frog is like WHY?? Why did you sell me out!??!?
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Sweets after dinner!
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Michael got a few other Father's Day gifts including a pretty new flower for his garden!! Might have to go back for another to go on the other side now!
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

I say Yea Yea Yea Yes to V-V-V-V-VBS!

That's what my kids have been singing all week! They love going to VBS and tonight was their program at the church. Tomorrow is their last day to go.
VBS 2016
VBS 2016
The theme this year was Submerged!
VBS 2016
We felt like we were walking underwater everywhere we went! The decorations were pretty phenomenal!! 
VBS 2016
These pictures do absolutely no justice at all to how it all looked and felt! Everything was swinging or moving and there were projections in places...it was so well done!
VBS 2016
VBS 2016
VBS 2016
Proud Geddo and Teta!
VBS 2016
One acting crazy, one with a cookie in her mouth, one not smiling for the camera, me just glad to get a picture with all four of us in it! LOL
VBS 2016
They've had a great week. They had over 750 children enrolled this week and the Children's Pastor said tonight they have had 69 children come forward to accept Jesus! What a blessing! I love our church and all they do for the children!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Fun in the Sun

So, Thursday we took off on an impromptu overnight trip to the beach! We didn't have a long stay b/c Aaron had a game Friday evening, but it was still a lot of fun and definitely needed!

First thing that always happens in hotel rooms?? Bed jumping! It's a must
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The first night we spent our time in the hotel pool and spa, walking on the beach a bit and then dinner and back to the hotel pool!
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I was going to edit the flyaway hair, but thought I'd just let it be instead - see how windy it was!
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Emma took off with my camera most of the time they were in the pool!
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The next day we went out for a yummy breakfast and then spent the rest of the day in the sand and the water! We had a blast jumping waves and building sand castles!
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So thankful for these memories! Until next time!