Monday, July 30, 2007

Picture Overload!

My friend Stephanie & I took our kids to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens for pictures & a picnic today.
Here's what we got...

Our Wild Cowboy...

Our Fairy Princess...

Our Big 6-Year-Old...

No comments on how Seth got jipped on the pictures...the thing is that he's so cooperative and easy to shoot that it only takes one try to get the perfect picture! I have to chase my other monkeys around for a while & there's still no telling what you'll get! :)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Trav & Steph

This is my little brother Travis with his soon-to-be-wife Stephanie.
They're getting married in December. Aren't they cute?
And this is how they'll look in 10 years. Still cute, don't you think??? :)

I haven't sorted through all the Florida pics yet, but thought you needed to see those. ;)

Girl Power!!

This post is out of order...sorry! We decided to take some mommy/daughter pics last week on the beach in our white dresses & it was so fun & so sweet!! Of couse it helps that I have both the most amazing mother & daughter a girl could ask for. Here are some of my favorite ones...

Friday, July 20, 2007

The humans have reclaimed the backyard...

Hooray!!!! If you've never been to our house before then you really can't appreciate what a great victory this really is. I wish I had a "before" picture to show you, but the sad truth is that the dogs have ruled the mud pit we've called our backyard since we moved into our house. We finally decided that (for the sake of our sanity) the kids MUST be able to play outside!! So Shane put up this cute little picket fence to split the children & the canines. Everyone (including the dogs) is much happier!!

Shane got a grill for Father's Day but since we've been out of town this is only the 3rd time he's used it. Well let me tell ya, he is 3-for-3 on the grillin' (which is pretty good with no practice for the last 3 years!) Tonight we had... (don't read any further if you're really, really hungry!) lemon-pepper chicken, super-fat & juicy ribeyes, seasoned potatoes, & portabellas. YUM!!!!

If you really want to know the truth though, it wasn't the humans or the dogs that won was the mosquitos!! We all got at least 10 bites despite our Skintastic! Seriously...does anyone have any suggestions?? I wish we could just fog the whole backyard. I know the deep-woods kind works well but I just hate to spray that on the kids!

Better late than never...

Okay, so here's the **ONE** family picture we took in Florida. It was at the airport before we got on the plane to go home. Oh well, at least we're all looking at the camera (well, almost).

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Fun With Family

My brother Brian, his wife Mary, and their 10-month old baby girl Hannah came to visit last week. Hannah & Luke had fun fighting over toys together. Luke had quite the height advantage & would hold the toys high up in the air out of her reach. It was pretty funny. They are only 3 months apart, but Hannah is a little pixie compared to Luke. They were quite the pair.