Friday, August 28, 2009

10 Year anniversary trip

On July 24th Dustin and I celebrated 10 years and we took a little trip. We went to Austin for a couple of nights and spent 2 days by the lake. One night we went to downtown Austin to hang out.

Then we went to San Marcos/New Braunfels for 1 night. The first day we did some sightseeing by the river and then I got to Wakeboard on a cable lake. It was so cool and I wish I could do it all the time! The next day was shopping at the outlets and on to San Antonio.

In San Antonio we enjoyed the river walk a lot. We had dinner by the river both night and loved walking around it. During the day we went to the Alamo and one of the missions. For dinner the last night we decided to get all dressed up. We had Italian at a great restaurant and then went to a fun Jazz club. We had a great trip. Sorry it has taken me so long to post.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Our visit at Cici's House

While we were in TN we got to hang out at Cici's house for a few days.
We got to see lots of family and do lots of fun things. It was great!

Taylor learning to dive.

Peyton is pretty sure she can swim by herself, but the life jacket alone flipped her back
and the swimmies weren't enough. So she doubled up on protection.

Cameron fishing with Daddy

Taylor fishing with Uncle Eddie.

We got to go 4 wheel riding several times. Super fun!!!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Dustin and I celebrated 10 years of wedded bliss on July 24th. So for our anniversary we went on a little Texas tour. We stayed 2 nights outside of Austin by Lake Travis, then we stayed one night in the San Marcos/New Braunfels area, and last we stayed 2 nights in San Antonio. While we were gone several friends helped with watching the girls. We are so thankful to Kari, Tara, Laura and Kathy!!! Well Kathy kept Cameron & Taylor the last 3 nights and decided to keep a little log of all the funny things the girls said. She emailed to me and they are pretty hilarious. So enjoy the words from my big girls!!!

One night, after reading the Creation story in the children’s Bible, I asked the questions which were written at the bottom of the story…

K: Taylor, what’s your favorite fruit?

T: um….well….cookies.

K: Really? Cookies?

T: Yes, I LOVE cookies!

K: Cameron, what’s your favorite fruit?


K: Ok then! Next question! Taylor, do you like flowers?

T: Yes! I love flower-shaped cookies!


Sunday morning, getting ready for church….

K: Which sandals do you want to wear – clear or purple?

T: They’re flip flops.

K: Oh. I thought they were sandals.

T: Well, I don’t know where you grew up, but we call them flip flops around here.

Playing cards, sitting in the floor one day…Taylor began poking my thigh with her little foot…this went on for quite awhile…

T: hmmmmm…your leg feels…..squishy. Look. (she kicks a little harder) See?

K: Believe me, I know!

T: Oh, I believe you, Kathy.

Taylor was in the bathroom and I heard a loud beckon…..

T: Kaaaaaaaaaaaaathy

K: (coming into the bathroom) What honey?

T: Can you wipe my bottom?
K: Sure.

T: Git ready. I poop like a big man.

All of us were watching the Foot Network Cake Making Contest. It was a Disney theme and one of the chefs was making a Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs cake…


K: Who is it?
C: You know, silly GOOSE, it’s Snow White and the 7 DOORS!

K: You mean dwarfs?

C: (pause) No, They’re called doors. I don’t know why.

I was coloring in the Princess coloring book one morning with Taylor, while Cameron was still asleep…

K: (coloring Ariel) What is this princess’ name?

T: Ariel. She was a mermaid.

K: Oh, yes. Did she become a human?

T: Yes. After she went to see that mean ugly Octopus lady.

K: That lady WAS scary, wasn’t she?!

T: Yes! BUT Ariel lived happily ever after.

K: Did she marry a prince?

T: Yes, she did!

K: What was the prince’s name?

T: (pause) (pause) Dustin.

I painted their fingernails and toenails and had them sit on the floor and told them to remember to NOT touch anything for a few minutes so that polish could dry. Pretty soon I heard Cameron……….

C: Kaaaaaaaaaathy, I need you to re-do my fingernails.

K: Did you touch them?

C: No, I didn’t touch them.

K: Well, what happened honey?
C: When they dried, I chewed the polish off. But I didn’t touch them!

I brought a lot of extra makeup that I don’t use, in case we decided to play dress up and wanted makeup…but I decided against it later…too messy. I had all of that makeup in my bag, and one morning I was putting on my regular makeup. I spread all of the things out, to find my regular stuff, and had it in a little pile, but there was a big pile on the other side. Cameron was watching me….

C: Wow. Does it take ALLLLL of that to make your face look real?

Monday, August 03, 2009

Going to the Lake

All the girls had a great time tubing on the lake. Cameron, Taylor, and Emma all took turns riding with each other. They also all rode by themselves. Peyton and I rode together and she loved it!!

Cameron & Taylor


Peyton & I

Cameron & Emma

Taylor & Emma

We all really had a great time hanging out in the lake. Here are some of my favorite shots!

Emma, Taylor, Daddy, Cameron, Mommy, Peyton, Cici




Cici, Peyton, and John

DW driving the boat!

My sweet Emma mem!

Mommy having fun!!!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

TN Trip

At the beginning of July we loaded up our new minivan and headed to TN. It was so nice to have more space and to allow the girls to watch a movie while we could still listen to our music. We never thought we would be minivan owners, but now we love it! So first we went to visit Mimi & Papa and here are so pics from there beautiful garden.

More of our TN trip to come later!!

Random pics!

The girls decided to dress up like Mommy & Daddy one day & we thought it was hilarious.

This is a family pic from our 4th of July neighborhood get together.

Crazy Peyton!

This girl is a hoot!!!

She loves brushing her teeth!!!