Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We are SO thankful

I can not believe Thanksgiving is only 2 days away! I have all of my shopping done and I'm ready to enjoy a few days relaxing with the family. We have gone to Josh's Grannie's house ever since our very first Thanksgiving together. But this year she is very sick and in the hospital, so we aren't sure of our plans. It's so sad that she is sick and especially right before Thanksgiving, I'm hoping we will just delay our feast until the weekend when she is feeling better.
I decided to have fall pictures of the kids done this year and send out fall cards, rather than Christmas cards. This was in an effort to minimize my stress during the holidays and planning of Trey's party. (early January) And it totally worked! I'm so glad to have pictures and cards marked off my list of things to do for the holidays. So... without further ado ;)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

We had so much fun at the pumpkin patch this year. We went to a new one that is actually a Christmas Tree Farm and they bring in pumpkins in the fall. The kids and I met my Mom, my cousin and her husband and their kids there. 

 It was a pretty far drive, but we chose to go to this particular pumpkin patch because they had so many activities. They had shopping booths, food and drinks, photo props, a small petting zoo, a slide, a maze, duck races, a train ride, and a hay ride! We did everything but the hay ride. It was so HOT! It's absolutely insane that at the pumpkin patch, in October, it was 90 degrees! The kids were sweating and complaining and the lines were really long. I'm so glad we have finally gotten some nice fall weather here in Southeast Texas.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I am entire month behind on blogging, but I can not make myself just skip ahead. I want to always be able to look back and remember all the fun times we had as a family!
So... back in mid to late August Josh was gearing up for his annual hunting trip to Utah. He was throwing around the idea of taking Trey with him, but I thought he was kidding, silly me ;) When I realized he was serious about taking him, I got really nervous and anxious. I spent the next few weeks pleading my case and coming up with reasons for him not to go. But I kept coming back to the fact that I would miss him too much! 12 days without my baby boy!?! No way.
Well, as you can see in the following pictures, Josh was very persistant and I caved. Seeing how excited Trey was made me feel way better about him going. He woke up every morning for a week saying, "Is it today? Are we going to the mountains today?" I couldn't stand between my Little Hunter and The Mountains, lol!

Josh and his friend text me pictures of him every single day, and most days I got 3-4 pictures! They knew this would keep me off their backs. I saw him riding the Ranger, eating, sleeping on his cot, playing on a mountain, riding in the car, posing with deer they killed, etc. It made me feel a lot better getting to talk to him every day and seeing pictures and videos of him having fun. What did mother's do before cell phones? I can't imagine!

Josh said Trey was a perfect angel and he got so many compliments on how well behaved he was and how tough he was. A lot of his people were expecting it to be a miserable trip taking a 3 year old to the mountains. I mean, it is an 18 hour drive! But thankfully, they were wrong! They had so much fun and I over hear them talking about next year all the time :)

That, my friends, is a chipmunk! Don't worry, they tanned the hide and it was perfectly clean and safe. That's what they told me, anyways ;)