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Tee-Ball and Crashing Cars

We have had a great weekend...it started Friday night with a girls' night for me, which was an awesome way to end the week and start the weekend for me! Saturday we rose bright and early and were out the door in record time for a Saturday to watch this cute little guy run the bases!!
Our nephew had his first ever tee-ball game Saturday morning and I think he had the biggest fan base there! They were all so cute and you could really see the determination on his face while he was playing! 
Michael is so anxious to be out there with Aaron, too - another year or two, though maybe!! That evening after a fun day of tee-ball and hotdogs we drove out to watch the Demolition Derby. My brother and sister, my niece and her three kids, and another great-niece met us out there. I have a faint memory of going to one of these when I was very little, but don't really remember much about it! Two things to note - it's loud and like SeaWorld, the first few rows are in a splash zone so to s…

Family Fotos For Friday

Last weekend when we went up to Broaddus for Aunt Vertie's funeral I snapped a couple quick pics of my babies with Grannie. Aaron isn't one for posing these days (as I've stated many times here), so I take whatever I can get with him! One of these days he'll start to understand how a bribe works and then it's on!!! He's gonna have to Smile & say Cheeesssee for the camera to get something from me! LOL! Hey - I'm not above bribing my kids for grins!

We already have a full weekend planned out, so hopefully I'll have a good recap next week!!

Have a Great Weekend!

Lookie what I made!

Homemade Granola Bars!!! Yep - and they were super yummy! And super easy! Found via Pinterest, of course, but verified that they were yummy from a coworker that made them - she said they didn't last any time at her house - so I finally decided to give them a try last night! And as you can see, this is what the pan looked like after dinner...by bedtime there were even fewer!!  I WILL be making these more often - and there are so many ways you can make these based on what you like in a granola bar! 
Here is the recipe I used - let me know if you try it out & how you liked it!!

Dinner on the Patio & Snowcones

The weather here has been so beautiful lately - I love it! I love being able to play outside and not have feel like I'm suffocating...and b/c my migraines are so bad, the typical Houston heat tends to make them worse if I'm out in it all day. But...for now I'm not complaining about the Houston weather, b/c it's been spectacular and we're taking full advantage! Yesterday we had dinner outside on the patio - which the kids loved, but I'm here to tell you that it's hard to keep a toddler at the table and eating when the weather is beautiful out & there is a play set and ball & bat very near by and he isn't strapped into a high chair! LOL!! I kept calling him back to the table to finish eating, to which he just replied, "No Thank You!!" - I wasn't offering you something buddy - I was TELLING you to come eat!! He's so cute, though even in defiance, it's hard to get too mad!

Emma was teaching him how to say Cheers! Eventually he…

Have ya missed me??

Or did ya at least notice I haven't been around in a week!?!? LOL

I'll just say that life has been keeping me us on the move! It's been good, though it just slows me down from posting. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram or if we're friends on Facebook you probably see my updates as we're on the go anyway, I just need to find more time to sit & actually write up my posts on a more regular basis.

This past week we lost a dear member of our family. My Aunt Vertie (she is really my mother's first cousin) past away this past week. She was 91 years old and lived a very full life. She was a practical jokester, always the life of the party, she was a Christian woman, she was a great mother & grandmother, and she will be missed. We said goodbye to her Saturday and while it was hard, I take comfort in knowing what a legacy she left behind & that she is now with Uncle Wilson in heaven and that she is no longer in any pain. She went home from the hospital…

Fun Times with Friends

Friday night we had friends over to play poker - I think it was the smallest group that's ever been here to play, though. I think everyone had fun & the game went on till after 1am!!!

Then yesterday we had friends that we haven't seen in a very, very long time come by and spend the day with us! Michael, the kids, & I ran around all morning doing errands and made it home around lunch time with these yummy bugs for everyone!
The guys boiled crawfish, the kids swam & played, and us mommies got to catch up on everything with each other! We had a 27lbs of crawfish and we polished them all off!! I couldn't believe it!!! We had a lot of fun doing it, too - the kids had a lot of fun splashing around in the water & playing all afternoon, too. It's been way too long since we were able to get together - I think each of these kids were about a foot shorter the last time we were all together!

(I think these boys shop at the same stores - LOL) Life gets busy for eve…

Tony the Tiger

You never know what a trip to the grocery store will bring!!

Foto Friday: Bubbles

Going in to a busy weekend (starting in about 15 minutes), so I thought I would leave you with a fun picture I took playing in the back yard yesterday!
Have a great Friday& an even better weekend!!

Too Many Pictures

for one post...so our four day weekend is going to have be spread out over multiple posts!! I guess it's really four and a half days b/c the kids had their first egg hunt at the sitter's house Thursday afternoon. It was Emma's 2nd already b/c she had one at school before she came to the sitter's to hunt eggs with Aaron!

We dyed eggs Friday at my parents' house...and that night the kids spent the night there so Michael & I had a date night. Saturday morning we picked them & my parents up and we headed to the zoo. We had a blast...and instead of cooking a big Easter meal we packed a picnic & ate our Easter dinner at the zoo! It was fantastic. Those pics will come later in their own post.

Sunday morning after the kids found their Easter Baskets & their lollipops that grew (we plant Jelly Beans that the Easter Bunny magically makes grow into lollipops), my parents went with us to church and then out for brunch. Then we headed to my in-laws' house to…

Happy Easter! God Bless You & Your Family!

Weekend Road Trip

This past weekend we took a trip up to East Texas to visit my Grannie. Michael and my brother spent all their time out on the lake fishing & Emma got to go out on the lake in the boat for the first time...I think she liked it! We all had a great time!

The mosquitoes are so bad around here right now, too & despite spraying Emma & Aaron down with repellant, poor Aaron still got ate up. :( I felt so bad for my little man, though it didn't really slow him down one bit!

That's my brother in the picture holding the fish...and the picture of the kiddos on the washer, well my Grannie's washer is off balance or something & when it goes into spin cycle there is a lot of movement...so, the kids sat on top of it & had a fun little ride! Country entertainment, what can I say! LOL!!

Emma wasn't the only one that enjoyed the boat ride!! Riding on the lake is so relaxing!  This picture was early morning before church - they got up to watch cartoons before getting …