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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

52 years ago today, my grandmother gave birth to a beautiful little boy that would grow up to be such an awesome father, husband, poppa, brother, son, friend and co-worker. Little did she know what a remarkable man this baby would grow up to be. Or maybe she did know!

My Dad is the most importmant man in my life (besides my hubby) and I am so thankful for him. He has taught me so many things about life and love and most importantly about Jesus. He's has shown me the importance of giving to others, being kind to others, trusting in the Lord and so much more.

Dad has given me memories to last a lifetime! I can recall story after story of things we did together when I was a child! Some were as simple as him tripping on a sidewalk in front of the Compaq Center years ago, or spitting out an onion as we ate a cheeseburger while I laid in a hospital bed (for 12 days) and later noticing the same onion stuck on the wall! That was pretty entertaining to an 11 year old! I can remember the time we rented a pontoon boat in Arkansas and my sister wanted to jump in the lake and swim, and being the cautious and protective dad that he is, insisted he jump first to make sure everything was ok. Little did we realize that the boat had no ladder to use to climb back in the boat and it took about an hour for us to get him back in the boat!

My Dad is hands-down, the BEST dad on earth. Dad, I love you and am so thankful for you. I don't even think there are words or gestures to show you how truly important you are to me. I hope you have a wonderful day and are showered with love today!

Oh, and I hope you enjoy that new birthday truck!!!

Love You Always,

Mini Vacay Update

So we did go to San Antonio a couple of weeks ago and it was a blast! I don't have any pics from Schlitterbaun because I used a waterproof disposable camera, but I have lots of pics from Sea World and the Riverwalk.

We had a blast with my sis and her family! I will just let the pictures speak for them self!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mini Vacation...Just what the Dr. ordered!!!

Tomorrow is the start of a mini-vacay for us and the kids.

Friday will be an all-day affair at Schlitterbaun-New Braunfels. James and I haven't been there in about 9 years. My kiddos have never been. Very excited!

Saturday will be Sea World day! We took Jacob when he was about a year old and haven't been back since. Jenna is sooooo excited, as this will be her first time!

Sunday we are taking the kids to the Riverwalk!

Will post lots of updates and pics when we get back!

Hasta la Vista!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday Jenna!!!


Yesterday was my baby girl's 6th birthday and what a day she had! We started our celebration on Monday evening at the local skating rink for her "official" birthday party. She had a blast as well as everyone else. Jen's Nana & Poppa rented the entire skating rink just for Jen and her friends and family. How great are they!?!?!?! We skated, ate food, ate cake, watched Jen open her presents and then we even raced each other.

The first part of the skating included playing "Simon Says" which is really hard to do on skates! Poor Ginny Morrison, she was one of the 1st was out! Jenna made it to the end, but Jacob pulled out the win! After that we did the Hokey Pokey and the Chicken Dance, which was lots of fun because even the people who weren't skating participated in their shoes or socks.

After the pizza and cake, we skated some more. I think this is where most people had the most fun because we did a few relay races. All girl's raced first and Taylor Coker blew away the competition. Reagan and Jenna came in 2nd and 3rd place followed by Bibiana, Chloe', and Gabby. That Chloe'...you have to watch her, she is a little cheat! ;-) The boys raced next, and Jacob came in 1st then Devin and Jaxon.

I would have to say that the adult race was the highlight though!!! The contestants were: Chip, Heidi, Sheldon, Christine, Me, James, Rachel, Ginny, Misty, Mr. Stockton and Kelli Coker. Sheldon was the winner and I don't even know who was next. I do know that Kelli did the splits upon takeoff and Misty fell too! Have you ever watched adults try to re-live their younger days on skates??? Oh man, it is really funny! The last race was the skooter race that I think Sheldon and Christine won, followed by a close second of Misty and Chloe'!

Jenna you have wonderful friends and family that love you very much!

The next day, her actual birthday, James and I woke up and took her, Reagan (her friend), and Jacob to Incredible Pizza. That was an interesting event too. We went on Senior Citizen day. Have you ever had to fight an old person at a buffet line? We almost did!!! No, but seriously, they were serious pizza eaters and they were everywhere!

After that, we took Reagan home and then went swimming with Rae, JD and Chloe'. Jenna had tons of fun and I think her favorite part is when the lifeguard blows the whistle for the kids to get out of the pool so the adults can swim...she hits the concession stand everytime that whistle blows!

After all the swimming, we finished off her birthday at Cracker Barrell. (Not at her request, but at mine...we have free kids meal coupons!!!) But, she loved it. Nana, Poppa and Mema even joined us there and the waitstaff sang Happy Birthday to her.

I hope that we made Jenna fell special on her birthday. I grew in a family that just doted on you the whole day of your birthday. They just really make a big deal about it and make you feel so special and that is one thing that I hope to pass on to my kids.

Jenna, we love you, are thankful for you and hope that you know how much each one of us love you. Jenna, you bring spunk, spark and sass to our family and we can't imagine our family without you!!!

Love You Bunches, Mom