Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Fall!

These are a few weeks late...but still in time!
This was after Auntie left, but before the trip to HPU and that was all two weeks ago! I went with a moms group from our church to a place called Old McDonald's Farm for a day at the Pumpkin Patch. The boys had fun of course!!! There was even a train - which I might mention was the second out of three that they rode in ONE week! It was train heaven!!!
They loved all of the pu-kins they were shaped like balls!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

When your husband is a garbage man

A few weeks ago Nate had to work the National Night Out in Conroe and so the boys and I headed that way to be some support.

It was a fun night. There were trains, fire trucks, police cars and free hot dogs - it was a little boys dream! Here are some pictures from helping daddy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Our anniversary was on October 1st and we celebrated our 5th anniversary!!! For the past four we have managed to sneak away for a trip which we decided would be our "gifts" to each other. This year we planned MONTHS ago that we would take a walk down memory lane by heading back to Charlotte where it all began.

Then Nate got a new job. And we found out we are moving November 1st to Corsicana, TX (that is an hour south of Dallas). So our trip went out the window.
Yeah for a job...Boo for my trip.
So last minute Nate's Aunt, Jean, aka, Auntie (pronounced with a Brittish tone) for Blake, and TT for Owen came to save the day!

Last year she visited as "Nantie" - a combo of Nanny and Auntie for those of you who are slow at my nicknames - and we went out of town for a few days...this year she returned but we stayed at our house and utilized a free babysitter. BTW she really liked us going out...because she loves us but loves having her great nephews to herself!

One fun thing she and I did was take the boys to ride their first train at Hermann Park. This was just as big of a hit as I had hoped. They are obsessed with trains and were so excited to ride! They proudly told their daddy for the next few days "I ride train! It go FAST!" We also got to play in the fountains, chase ducks, eat a picnic, see a horse and because it was by the medical center we saw LOTS of helicopters. It was an A+ day in the life of Blake and Owen.
Here are some pictures of our time with TT!

On the train!

Our date on our anniversary!

What 5 years brings you!

I have a few other videos...but this one pretty much sums up how Blake felt about the train!

Monday, October 11, 2010


This past weekend Holly and I took our four kiddos with out hubby's to our college homecoming! We had a lot of fun! It was a ton of work, but not nearly as bad as we had thought it would be. My group made it through the weekend with only one timeout and one melt down each! I thought that was pretty good!
It was fun taking the boys to such a special place and equally as fun seeing faces I hadn't seen in years. Howard Payne is a special place and I am proud to be a part of it!
Here are a few photo highlights!

Here we come! At 8:30am!!! We got to stay at some of the Heston's family friends...this was our view when we woke up!

Owen was very concerned with Booper (Cooper) all weekend...he was trying to get him to say "Cheese!"

At the parade - they really loved the band! I think it was a shout out to Uncle Pete and Aunt Whitney!

Holly and her crew!

The boys sliding at the "Little Jackets Nest" - a play area just for kids.

Payton was singing the Alma Matter and ready to say "Ahh Sting 'Em!"

Here the kids are in front of Old Main Tower.

Me and my crew! (they were very tired at this point!)

Me and Holly!