Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Catching Up

Yep, I've been working constantly, that would explain the lack of blog posts. I hate it because I miss my blog posts as much as  you guys miss reading them.

As had most of south Texas, we have had an extremely hot summer. But, because of the extreme drought we have not been able to enjoy all the usual hill country summer activities. We only made it to the river once all summer before it became too contaminated to swim in. This also means no fishing. And there is a major burn ban and watering restrictions in effect all summer, so all of these things combined = no camping this summer and no fun in the sprinkler either. :-P    No fun......

James had a wonderful 4th birthday with a pirate theme. We filled up the pool for the kiddos to stay cool. Daddy made him a treasure hunt complete with a map and clues hidden around the yard.  And, the treasure at the end was the treasure chest pinata, James' first pinata...they loved it!

The kids experienced their first rodeo and dance this summer...But Aunty Moozer has those pictures.

JJ started his new job last week, so far so good!

I finally found out yesterday that I have been accepted into HEB's SORM (school of retail management) Program. 7 weeks of training and classes in San Antonio, and then I should be a Central Checkout Manager for HEB.

We had Aunt Moozer's baby shower this past Saturday, I will try to get those pictures posted later today. It was a great turnout and she got lots of good loot! Only about a month left to go before we meet Baby Cassie.

I am sure there is more, but for the most part, that is our summer in a nutshell. Working and trying to keep these kiddos cool!

Some Summer Pics

Doctor? Pirate? Fashionista? All of the Above!!!

Cowgirl Randi! I promise she is not naked, there is a diaper under that blanket.

A good smiley picture of James with both eyes open!

Playing doctor together.

James' 4th BDay

Treasure Chest cake that JJ & I made for James' pirate birthday party. We were very excited with how well it turned out.

As usual, Misti took most of the pictures, so I do not have them yet, but here are a few of the kids swimming earlier in the day.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Thanks!

Just wanted to say THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US!!!! to our cousins Happy Gray, Derek Dansby, and Scott Wilson, and to my dear friends Jimmy Tedder & Ethan Richards. All are currently serving in our military and we are so very proud of all of them!! We love you guys so much!!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Relay for Life 2011

I finally got pictures from Misti from Relay, but for some reason not all of them downloaded. Anyway, here are a few. Our team was dressed in all purple, hence the hats, capes, glasses, bracelets, and so on. We looked pretty rediculous, but we had a great time, and our team raised over $8500 for the year making us #1 this year!!          ~Poor Randi's t-shirt was so huge on her, so my Mom cut off the sleeves and turned it into a dress for her! Turned out pretty cute I think!~

This is James 'working' in the ice cream truck!

Our ridiculous family photo!!!! HAHA! Matt, Randi, Dad, Misti, Happy, Amanda, Mindy, JJ, Me, James, & Daniel

Randi sharing a blue Popsicle with Papaw.

The HEB Cancernators fighting cancer!!!! (It was like 3am, we were delirious!)