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Monday, July 27, 2009


We had VBS last week. I don't know how many years it's been, but we haven't done Vacation Bible School in forever and it was so exciting to start it up again. Tamra did a great job and I think it was a great success! Brody was nice enough to come home early every night so that I could take Scarlett and stay to work in the Marketplace. Here are a few pictures of those three days:
there was a dinner provided each night and a favorite thing was to dance on stage after eating
making bracelets
tearing down the walls
posing with Beck and Karleigh
lifting something heavy
making fun memories
Obviously as you can see from my captions, I don't exactly know what went on since I was working a booth and Scarlett was overwhelmed with all the fun to really remember details. All I know is that it was lots of fun and I look forward to next year!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Let's hope she didn't learn her technique from me! (and that red spot on her head is marker...guess she was experimenting)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

If this is what I get with a digital camera

It's a wonder my parents EVER got a picture of us that was decent! Sheesh!

All I wanted was...
(this would have been it, but of course it's blurry!)

Maybe one of these days, huh?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fun at Mimi and Papa's

Growing up, I was so fortunate to have both sets of grandparents living in San Antonio. I have such wonderful memories of going to their house to spend the night or just going to play. I still laugh at the time my mom's parents (MeeMaw and PeePaw) took us to a haunted house. Jaime and I couldn't get out of there fast enough! My dad's parents (MawMaw and PawPaw) had a travel camper and would take us places like the beach. We even went to an Indian Reservation much fun!

I think these memories are part of what made me hope and pray that I would marry a man from San Antonio. I really wanted my kids to have the same experience I had. I know that not everyone has family nearby, and I am sure that the excitement of traveling to see grandparents can be thrilling! Making memories with grandparents is the most important thing, whether they are near or far.

Last Wednesday night, my parents took Scarlett home from church to spend the night. My mom didn't have her camera charged so she only got a few pictures. She did tell me all about their time together: staying up until 10:30, having coffee for breakfast(!), swimming in the morning, and then going to Build a Bear and the Disney Store. Scarlett was so excited about getting Marie from the Aristocats that she couldn't even eat her Chick fil A.

When I was little my Paw Paw always told me I could have "whatever my little heart desired." Usually that meant I could have my choice of popsicle flavor. (I was easy to please) These days Brody calls my parents house "Fantasy Island" because the kids get pretty much whatever they want...I would say that's true. It's not the "stuff" that they want, but just the time spent together (and probably the coffee...Scarlett loved the coffee). I am so thankful for grandparents and for the love they have for my babies! Love you Mom and Dad. Thanks again!!
after getting "Marie"
buying a new outfit for her bear Brownie

Monday, July 6, 2009

I Wonder if Ma Ingalls had this Much Trouble

I guess I should have known better than to try to cut something out on the FLOOR. Maybe some day I'll learn.