Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Today was supposed to be a beautiful, sunny day, but it did not turn out that way. However, despite the cooler weather the arboretum was still gorgeous. We had a great time with friends and loved seeing all of the pumpkins and gorgeous fall flowers! I love this time of the year!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

abby and the pledge

For my blog friends not on facebook....Abby learned the pledge at school. She loves to say it and honestly it make me laugh each and every time! Love this precious girl of mine!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

pumpkin patch

The fall is not complete without a trip to the pumpkin patch! We went this morning with our neighborhood playgroup and had a good time despite the mud and wind! What a beautiful time of year. Thank you Lord for this nice weather...finally!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

abby's 2 year pics

These are just a few of my favorite pictures of Abby from her 2 year photo session! My friend Courtney ( does an amazing job and did great with Abby the day of the shoot. Abby was in rare form that day. Picture day always brings out the best in us, right? She wasn't really doing much of anything. She didn't want to look at the camera, she just kept saying "cow" for some reason and pointing at some house. Anyway, so happy that Courtney was able to get some GREAT pictures! I love them and my honorary 2 year old!

Monday, October 19, 2009

another weekend trip!

Chloe and Abby

Super Woman!

The birthday boy

This past weekend, we took a trip to Houston! There were a couple of different reasons for this trip so close to our trip last weekend to Arkansas. My friend Kimberly and her daughter Chloe were visiting Houston after living in Perth, Australia for the last 8 months. They will be living in Australia for 4 years and I promised Kim that I would come to Houston to see her any time she came home. We had a good time catching up and letting the girls play together at Chuck E Cheese.
Friday night, we went to a 60s party at the Bain's church. It was a hoot! I wish I had better pictures of us all dressed up. We turned lots of heads at dinner before the party. Abby danced her heart out that night and stayed up until 9:15!
Saturday was Charlie's 3rd birthday party. He had a Superman party and it was a blast. The weather was perfect for the outside party!
Another great weekend of fun. Abby is a total ROCK STAR traveler! I love taking her places!! I hope this lasts a long time.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

look out boys...

Abby can dress herself and she does a fantastic job! LOOK OUT!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

trip to fayetteville

Zach and Abby running to the ducks

Abby had a solid grip on my sister, Katie

Abby petting Billy Bob

Abs got a little too close for me

Pappy and Abby

This past week, Abby and I headed up to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to visit my sister. We had a blast! I can't tell you how funny "Abba" and "Zachy" are together. They entertained each other the whole week! The week involved, shopping, eating, napping, feeding the ducks, visiting the neighbor's cows and a 30th surprise party for Katie! Jason had been planning this for a while and it was awesome. The party was at their house and was such a fun time with family and their close friends.

When we got ready to head back to Dallas yesterday, Abby said "Zachy coming?" She was sad to get in the car without him. Such a fun week and to top it off...the HOGS BEAT AUBURN!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

woooo pig sooie!!!!

The adults of the family outside of "Jerry World"

Allie, Garrett, Mary, Zach and Abby

Pappy telling Abby secrets

The razorback cheerleaders!

My whole family was in town this past weekend for the Arkansas Razorback and Texas A & M game at the new Cowboy's stadium! We had a BALL. The kids played and played. Abby loved having her cousins to play with. The adults loved watching all the kids play together. We all loved that the Hogs won the game!

It is such a blessing that we were able to get together and spend time as a family. Reese was missed this past weekend, I am not going to lie. I thought about her a lot and I know that the rest of us did too. However, as I told Katie, she is happy in heaven with Jesus and all our CRAZY family members that have gone ahead of us. I am jealous of that! Thank you for all of your prayers for my family and especially my sister and brother in law. Keep them up.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

halloween preview....

Happy October!!!!