Thursday, February 23, 2017

Shaving 101, a Jack funny, a Makeover and a visit from an old teacher (How's that for a title?) Haha!

Well.... The last time I blogged was Christmas.  Oops!  Lots has happened since then, so I am going to try to catch up.  

We will start with this.  How is he old enough to shave his face??  I mean seriously??  

We had a little snow.  When I say just a little, I mean just a little.  But it was still fun even though it happened while the boys were in school.  :(

I was just happy I had the chance to wear my new beanie and Hunter boots!  

So, here is a little funny.  See the urn below?  I bought two of them to put on our mantle.  When Jack first saw them, he asked me, "Are those for my grandmother's ashes?".   (Insert wide eyes here)  Say what???!!!  Where in the world does he come up with this stuff??  I told my Mom what he said and when she came to visit she asked, "Which one is mine?".  Haha!  

Side note...I did not keep them on the mantle.  

Another Jack funny... I am always getting on to him for wearing his shoes in the house.  Well, one afternoon he came home from school and wanted to watch TV for a few minutes before going outside to play with his friends.  He didn't want to have to take off his shoes so I found him like this......


We have had this antique desk for most of our married life.  It was Bart's grandmother's.  It has been in need of a major make over for the last 10-15 years.  We finally decided to go for it!

So, here's the finished product...


Last, I wanted to share this picture of Mrs. Sherman with some of her students from last year.  She moved to California last year and a few months later found out her 4 year old daughter had cancer.  She has been in the fight of her life!  We pray for her every day!  It was so fun getting to hug Mrs. Sherman's neck!  I am also happy to report that her daughter just got a report of "NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE"!  She still has a fight in front of her for the next 3 years, but she is a living miracle right now!  We praise God!!

More to come...

Monday, December 26, 2016

A Christmas at Home

We stayed home for Christmas this year and Mom and Dad didn't come either, so it was really quiet.  At first, I was pretty sad we would be all alone on Christmas, but it turned out to be a sweet time with our little family of four.  We are so thankful for all God has blessed us with, but mostly, each other, our health and happiness, and His son, Jesus!  Those are the most important things! 

I love making a special breakfast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  I also love setting the table cute/different ways too! 

On Christmas Eve, Jack and I made some cookies for Santa!

They won't win any awards for the prettiest cookies, but they sure were tasty!  (Just ask Santa!)  ;)

'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...

Santa came!

Santa decided to have a little fun with the boys this year!  He sent them on a scavenger hunt, with clues, to find their loot!  ;)

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!  They found it!

What in the world??

Santa came to see Max too!  He loved his sweet potato pie and doggy candy cane cookie!

This was funny.  The boys had NO IDEA what this joint gift was at first.  Judd thought it was a humidifier!  BWAHAHAHAHA!  Can you imagine Santa giving them a humidifier for Christmas?!  Haha!  (We aren't that mean!)  ;)  It was actually an Electric Unicycle.  The boys were shocked!  They were not expecting this at all!

See....Could possibly be mistaken for a humidifier, I suppose?  LOL!

The aftermath...

Jack trying out his new Mini Bike (it's basically a lawn mower engine on wheels - ha)!

Judd's big gift was a GoPro.  He is into filming and editing videos, so he will have fun with that!

Bart guessed all of the gifts I got him (sort of). Grrrr.  ;)  He managed to surprise me with a pretty/cozy Barefoot Dreams sweater/robe and a beautiful black leather jacket which I LOVE!  The boys gave me lots of lotions, perfume, and a candle!  They know what I like!  It was a great Christmas!

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, as well!

From our home to yours, Merry Christmas!

Ice Ice Baby...Texas Style!

Since it was just us for Christmas this year, we tried to make some new memories together as a family.  Every since we moved here, we've heard about the Gaylord Texan's Ice Exhibit.  So, we decided to check it out!  

The Gaylord Texan is beautiful!  The these pictures were taken indoors, but you felt like you were outside.

We bundled up in the parkas whey provided and went into the 9 degree area to check out the ice!  Brrrrrrr!  It. Was. COLD!  

It was truly amazing!  So pretty!  We were glad we went, but would prefer to go at a less crowded time if we ever do it again.  So many people!

After the Gaylord, we drove over to the Ft. Worth stockyard area so the boys could ice skate at Panther Creek.  They had a great time!

I don't have any pictures to show, but we ended our fun day with dinner at a fancy steak house on Sundance Square.  It did not disappoint!  

It was a great day with my people!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Party Time!

Jack had his very last elementary school Christmas party on Friday.  Boo hoo!  My baby is going to middle school next year.  HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE??!!

Anyway, some pictures from his party...

On Saturday, we hosted our Oklahoma turned Texas dinner club for our Christmas party.  It was a fun time!

This is what you have to do when you bake your kid's favorite cookies, but need them to serve at the party that night...

Let the fun begin!

Did I mention the girls wore PJ's?!  

One last thing...

We tried out a cute little French restaurant for brunch after church on Sunday.  When we went inside and Jack saw they had a buffet, he said in a very loud voice, "Buffet!".  So embarrassing!  It would seem we don't get out much!  ;)  Obviously, we need to work on his manners and social skills a bit.  ;)

He's so cute, though.  He wanted to take a picture with me by the fountain!  :)

After brunch I said to Bart, "Let's take a selfie in front of the fountain and try to get a last minute picture that I can turn into a Christmas card and mail out tomorrow.".  Ummmm, yeah.  So much for that idea!  Next year, friends!  :)  

The rest of the week has looked a lot like this...

Hope you are enjoying the pre Christmas festivities, as well!