Saturday, June 27, 2015

Our Saturday

started off pretty early! Michael and I have been talking about joining our two front flower beds into one big flower bed, so we started work on that early this morning. I had shown him pictures earlier in the week of some things I wanted so Friday on the way home he stopped at the nursery. So for the first half of the day I was extremely thankful for the cloud cover - it made for a very nice and cool morning for us to work out in the yard!
Out Saturday!
Out Saturday!
Out Saturday!
Out Saturday!
The kids wanted to help, but mostly ended up playing...of course!
Out Saturday!
Emma & Addison traced the bear this time instead of one another - you can see how hard I was working in the flower bed by all the dirt on my foot! :D

After we finished up (I still need to get a little more mulch - we underestimated how big it turned out) the boys headed up to East Texas to go fishing with Uncle David (my brother). Aaron was over the top excited!!
Out Saturday!
Out Saturday!
He is really getting to be a big boy - it breaks my heart how fast, too!

As soon as they pulled away Emma and I made a quick sandwich for lunch, cleaned up a bit, and hit the pool!! I think we spent about three hours in the water!!
Out Saturday!
Races may have happened with friends, too!
Out Saturday!
I swear, kids do not stay on top of the water at all! LOL
Out Saturday!
I had to go under there with her for a selfie!
Out Saturday!
(Terrible picture of me, but I had to get a selfie with my best girl! And no, I don't remove my sunglasses outside, even under the water! LOL)

Don't know if she was reaching for me or trying to take my camera! LOL
Reaching for my camera underwater!! ����
After we were sufficiently water-logged we headed home, showered, and headed out for Pho...it isn't daddy's favorite place so we always go when he is out of town b/c it is one of our faves!!
Out Saturday!
Yum-O! Yum-O!
Out Saturday!
After dinner we grabbed a movie from redbox, made a candy run through Walgreens, and came home to veg & relax the rest of our evening! The past couple of hours God's really been putting on a show - we had to go outside and watch for a while! It's really beautiful out there. The entire sky is being lit up! Storms always make me think of sitting on the lake in the house I grew up in with my mother watching the show! We loved to watch the bad weather! 

Still do!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kids @ Work

It was Bring Your Kids to Work at the office today!
Bring your kid to work day!
And Emma had a blast!
Bring your kid to work day!
There were all kinds of activities that explained aspects of the oil & gas industry!
Bring your kid to work day!

Bring your kid to work day!
And our company in general - the security department had a really cool exhibit & Emma got to control some of the live security cameras we have on campus!
Bring your kid to work day!
Learning about porosity...
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and electrical current!
Bring your kid to work day!
About assembling a well-head...
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and how to run a pig through pipe to clean it out. 
Bring your kid to work day!
She also learned about the layers of the earth and how we use casing to protect the land & water. 

And Anadarko is a big supporter of St. Jude and there was a group making tied fleece blankets to take to the kids at St. Jude. 
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Emma helped to make two.
Bring your kid to work day!

Bring your kid to work day!
We also got to see two of the beautiful creatures from the Wildlife Center of Texas.
Bring your kid to work day!
(love the little boy's expression behind the hawk)
Bring your kid to work day!
We took a mid-morning fruit break!
Bring your kid to work day!
She worked a robotic arm to try to grab a piece of candy...
Bring your kid to work day!
and this was a lot tougher than it looked! She earned that candy!!
Bring your kid to work day!
She also drove one of the ROVs!
Bring your kid to work day!
She actually did a really great job of this right off the bat! She got the ROV through the obstacle course without a hiccup!
Bring your kid to work day!
And true to form, every time she comes to visit me at the office she has to do handstands in the elevator if no one else is in there! LOL Crazy girl!
Bring your kid to work day!
Great day at work with this girl!!!
Bring your kid to work day!


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Let them be little...

I had dinner done the other day and called to the kids - they didn't answer right away so I went looking for them...this is where I found them. Sitting in the hallway, playing a board game...oh be still my heart. I pray they're friends and love one another forever and always...I know they're gonna fight because that's what siblings do, but at the end of the day they have a special love for one another that no one will be able to come between.

Oh to keep them little like this forever...


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Let them be little 'cause they're only that way for awhile 
Give them hope, give them praise, give them love every day 
Let them cry, let them giggle, let them sleep in the middle 
Oh, but let them be little

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Movies, Birthday Parties, & Father's Day...

...that about sums up our weekend!

Friday morning was the last day of VBS for the kids, so while they were there mom & I headed to the salon to get haircuts. LOVE going to get my hair did!! LOL Friday night we gave Michael early Father's Day presents, went out for dinner & then went to see Jurassic World - awesome movie! We all loved it, though Aaron did fall asleep near the end. Our fault for catching such a late showing.
Kids are like me - just have to give gifts early!!! They gave daddy his Father's Day gifts tonight then we had dinner out & finished the evening with Jurassic World - it was a bit for all!!! Though truth be too told Aaron couldn't hang - I had to carry hi
Saturday ran errands during the morning & then in the afternoon we headed to the splash pad to celebrate Jagger's 3rd Birthday!
Fun times today - thankful the weather cooperated for the kiddos!! Happy Birthday Jagger!!
We weren't sure the weather was going to cooperate, but turned out to be a good afternoon to play in the water!
Jagger's bday party!
What a fun group of kids! They all had a blast! And the underwater pictures were going, too...how long can you hold your breath??
Jagger's bday party!
This little one was like a fish!
Jagger's bday party!
Aaron was proud of his new "trick"! Ha Ha!
Jagger's bday party
We thought about going to see Inside Out afterwards, but water play does wear you out...so we just had dinner & rented some movies to watch at home!

This morning before church I took the kids out for a few quick snaps because we were actually dressed on time...or early to be fair...and Aaron insisted on taking a picture with his WWE belt! LOL
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After church we went to visit with Michael's dad for a little while then headed back to see my parents and take my daddy out for Father's Day dinner. Kids enjoyed using the wine glasses for their drinks and had Father's Day toasts! 
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Make sure you make eye contact when you cheers with others! :)

When we got home we hit the back yard for the rest of the evening till it was time to come get ready for the new week. I feel like I've been on the go non-stop since Friday morning so I am anxious to put my feet up now and find my pillow!! 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Journey Off The Map

The kids have been at Vacation Bible School this week. Today is their last day so they had family night and their program last night!
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Ms. Laura always does a great job when it comes to the youth music!VBS
Aaron and Emma were both dead center - Emma about half way up and Aaron on the floor of the stage (there were a couple kids in front of him, but you can see him peaking around! LOL).

After the program we went to their classrooms - the decorations at the church and in their classrooms are phenomenal! I wish I had taken more pics, but there were just so many people I didn't many pics at all!
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Seeing my girl in these pics I cannot believe how grown she looks!!

They have both been excited to tell us what they've done everyday in VBS and share what they've learned! This year they also got a CD to listen to on the car ride home after they're picked up - every day is a new chapter that starts with a little game/exercise and then they talk about part of their lesson for the day and give talking points to discuss between the kids and their parents. I thought that was a great addition to the program this year 
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Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it." Isaiah 30:21
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