Monday, August 18, 2014

summer 2014 highlights

This is the last week of summer!  It was the best summer we have had as a family so far
and I am sad to see it end.  Well, sort of.  The kids are beginning to get bored and argue
a bit more so this mom is ready for a little break.  Here's to a great start to the
school year and let the schedules resume!  : )


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

5 years

Hunter and I went to the store to get balloons to release for Reese's birthday.  When the lady blowing up all the balloons asked who they were for Hunter said without hesitation, "they are for my cousin Reese. She lives with Jesus"!   Each year we celebrate her life by releasing balloons as a family.  My kids know they have a cousin who is in heaven and it is important to us that we celebrate her life each year on her birthday.  After all, she touched more lives in her two days on this earth than many do in a lifetime.  Happy 5th Birthday Reese Catherine Rowe!!!   We love you and can't wait to see you one day.

Monday, August 4, 2014

pine cove camp 2014

I can not begin to explain to you the crazy, fun, busy, insane time that we had at my house last week.    It started back in April when I called my sis and invited her down for a week so the big kids could do a Pine Cove camp together.  Then I asked my sil if her son wanted to join in and there you have it.
FOUR boys in my house all week long.....and Abs = craziness

First day of camp

Ride to the park

These two are trouble

Abby's counselor "Berls"

It was truly a great week and we will do it again next year!  

Thursday, July 31, 2014

august is about here and...


.....we don't want summer to end yet!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

middle of july already??

I truly can't believe that it's the middle of July already.  After 2 trips to Little Rock, then Colorado and Houston, we loaded up one more time for a quick trip to east Texas to see my brother and his fam while Bo and his dad went to Pebble Beach to play some golf.  

We did lots of swimming and playing.

Sweet H jumped in too close to the side of the pool 
and bit thru his lip.  First summer injury.

This week, Abby is doing a sports camp and loving it.
She likes golf the best so far.  Her dad is pretty happy about that.

We are HOME for what's left of summer!  It's going by way too fast
for me and I have never said that about summer.  Loving it!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

cousin camp 2014

We got home from Colorado, unpacked and repacked for our 
6th annual Cousin Camp in Houston!
This year it was over the 4th of July weekend so, of course, the theme was red, white and blue.
Mimi did not disappoint!!  We arrived on Thursday and started decorating our bikes for 
the neighborhood parade!

We won many awards for costume and decorations. 

It was steamy in Houston so we spent lots of time swimming!

We had sparklers and watched the fireworks that Friday night.

Saturday we spent most of the day doing an Amazing Race around Houston.  It was so much fun.
I didn't have time to stop and take pictures...too busy racing!  : )

Sunday we headed to Dave and Busters for the kid's half-birthday parties.
Each child gets to celebrate and it is always a fun party.  

Another successful Cousin Camp is in the books!!  Thanks to Mimi and Papa for all that 
they do for us!  It's a highlight of our summer for sure.


Lacy always puts together a video for us.  I love this!!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

colorado - tuesday and wednesday favorites

Tuesday we went sledding on Cottonwood Pass.  It was freezing up there and we didn't
really have the right clothes, but we still had a good time with what snow was left.

You can see deer all around the ranch. 

 Wednesday for lunch we always go to the family cook-out and softball game.