Sunday, April 29, 2012

So Thankful

Well, we are preparing to 'hit the road' VERY soon!  While we are super excited to see new places and experience great adventures, it is also bitter-sweet, to leave good friends here in Texas.

We invited a bunch of our sweet friends over for an afternoon picnic and play time for the kids.  It was a beautiful, sun-shiney day! :)

They had light-saber fights......

Swung on the horse swing...

Played with the baby kittens and much, much more.  ;)

Special friends :)

Here, the guys are preparing for an airsoft battle :)

Parker did NOT want to stop hugging little Maddie!  HA!

Thank you so much for spending a special day with us, my friends!!!  We feel so blessed.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Zach's Corner!

The X-36!!


 This is a VERY exciting edition of Zach's Corner, so prepare yourself.....  :)


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Parker is Four Years Old

Sniff.....sniff.....  :(

He is just growing up so fast.  It is shocking to me!  My youngest child will be starting Pre-K next year!   Are you kidding me!??!

We celebrated his birthday with the cake of his choosing, icecream and presents.  :)

He was SUPER excited, and literally giddy for days.

Thank you Papa-Jack, Nana, Grandma, Grandpa, Mema, Aunt Myrtle & Uncle Wayne!  You made his day so special!!

One can not contain this kind of JOY!!!

My little 'iron-man'

He was singing, "Happy Birthday" to himself.  LOVE it.  :)

Yeah Parker!

Happy Birthday Parker!!  We love you so much!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Shuttle........I Mean, The Truck!

Cowtown Sleepers, in Fort Worth, TX, attached the extra seats in our truck, so that all SEVEN of us can travel together!!  Is this so cool or what?!

I like to call it, "The Shuttle."  :)

This is the view from the back.....  It has its own back door, or you can climb through the crew-cab section.

This is what it looks like from the front seat!  The back section has two seats that face each other.  Our truck actually has enough for 8 people!  LOVE it!

I am now an official, dually-drivin' mama! :)  HA!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Importance of FOOD!

You know, there is just something about food.

Yes, I know that we need it to survive after a few days, but, it is something much more than that, right?

Food can bring back memories, or even make new ones.

 Food can make an awkward moment, into a funny moment in time.

When we were traveling last year, we met a wonderful family, the Harper's, that also have this 'connection' with food.  They not only introduced us to LOVING bell peppers; the yellow, red and orange variety, but also to the VERY yummy.......

CHURROS!!  Oh me.  Oh my!!

Well, I HAD to buy this cereal when I saw it at the store!  The kids and I laughed and laughed and thought of our sweet new Canadian friends.  We talked about how we miss them, the places we went and even the friendships made with them, that are continuing to this day.

They live thousands of miles away, in another country, but because of  the many things, including FOOD, that we have in common,  we talk on Skype or email regularly!  LOVE IT!

So, the next time you open your home to strangers or even friends, think of the food!  It just might make a lasting impression! :)

Harper Family, this is just for you!!!

Oh, and just so you know!  We REALLY liked it, and ate the whole box in TWO days!  UG!

Love you and Miss you!  Yucca! (another family joke!) :)


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Fun with Special Cousins

Here at Grandma and Grandpa's, there is a FUN tradition of hunting eggs at Easter.  The kids have always looked forward to it, not only for the yummy candy, but also for seeing their cousins.  :)

This year, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, and the kids were ready....

Parker was SOOO excited!  This was his first year of SERIOUS hunting.  (sunglasses and all)  :)

Zach and his cousin, Hunter, were in fierce competition!!  HA!

There is just something so fun about your kids running all over the place like wild chickens!!!

Yeah, Parker!  You did great!

They had a blast!

Hope your Easter celebration was special, too.
Jesus is ALIVE!!!  Praise the Lord!