Thursday, October 1, 2009

The 3 kids today

Just thought I'd post pics of the 3 kids from today! Been meaning to post and have taken lots of pictures lately but just not much time to work on the blog lately!

Monday, September 28, 2009


Austin blowing out candles on his favorite carrot cake!
This is Austin's best friend Brandon. Saturday night we went to ride go carts and play video games.

Kori Jade getting ready to go out for Austin's b-day. She told me her hair first this time- instead of mine!! How thankful we are to live with our stylist!!

Kendall stopped by to wish Austin a happy birthday! And she even sang to him all by herself!

Avery enjoying a cupcake! What a cutie!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Austin turns 11!

Here is Friday morning when Austin got up for his birthday! He chose banana bread for his breakfast. Of course I still made him eat fruit first to have a bit of balance! It is just so fun having a birthday in the house. He had a wonderful morning and then went to school. Kori and I went to Whole Foods to pick up the cupcakes we ordered and took them up to school. So fun seeing all the kids so excited to have an afternoon treat. Austin had football practice Friday evening so we celebrated the rest on Saturday. I shall post about it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Presli and Dylan

I know this is Presli and Kori but last weekend we had the pleasure of watching Lindsey's kids. We were so busy playing this is the only picture I got. Sorry Dylan! Was a wonderful night and all the kids made it awake to the very end! Kori was still fired up when they left and stayed up until 11!!


Ok- going to do so much better with posting.... starting now! Here are pics from last Saturday. Played on a beautiful field in Grand Prairie. Lost this one but they are all a blast to me! And Kori is always so good! She didn't have friends to sit and play with this game but she just sat and watched. I'm very excited Corey will be at the next game. Unless their later afternoon he misses them because of work. But he took off Saturday to celebrate Austin's birthday.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

little bumblebee

My cute little bee! This was Kori's bumblebee tutu for the last two Halloween's.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A few pictures from the week

Had to put a small ponytail in Samson's hair to make his growing out manageable!
Our sweet friend Presli.

This handsome boy who just turned 5 with Kori. Dylan is very tall and very adorable. Kori said mama I love Dylan!

Kori at the Parks mall sitting on the kitten.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pink Poodle

Ok so I was way early on getting Kori her Halloween outfit! She is a pink poodle. This afternoon we tried it all on since we picked up some pink tights. It is absolutely adorable. She wanted to lay by the dog and kept saying "Samson, I'm a poodle too"!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


These are the best marshmallows ever! We use them for smores and rice crispy treats. As I'm looking at the word crispy I'm trying to remember if the kellog brand cereal is spelled with a k or a c. I don't use that brand so I know my brand spells it with a c! lol Anyway you can actually eat these mellows plain and they are yummy! The thought of eating a big jet puff one sounds really gross! Corey said its funny I would take a pic of a bag of marshmallows!

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Where is the football weather?? Will we ever wear jeans and a sweatshirt? Austin is #81 as you see and so stinking cute! We lost today but I must say Austin had some great plays. Also makes me want to run and tackle people! Take note we are the Arlington Sooners so we are top to bottom Sooner color. Hmmm... not my first choice. lol!

Friday, September 4, 2009


Just had to post more kitchen pics. Buying her the big kitchen for Christmas last year was the best thing she could have gotten. Only because not one day passes where she is not in it. And I mean for quite a while! The third pic is her and Samson first thin in morning. She has always ran out there and talked and sat with him the second she gets up but now she brings them a blanket to lay on. It is sooo sweet.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Whole Foods

To bad I didn't have my camera this past Monday Funday. I had an appointment in Dallas so of course afterwards we went to Whole Foods on Preston. As you know Whole Foods is one of our favorite places to be! And only the only place we will eat out at. lol Anytime we are out of town we know where any Whole Foods may be. Anyway the new relocated one on Preston was so nice! I will be thinking of it in a bit when I am at out home Whole Foods here in Arlington! I guess its not a reason to pick up and move to Dallas or is it- since they are soon getting Pure Bliss there???


Well this is from last Friday. After we took the girls to a little splash park Kendall came over for a bit to play. I just realized I'm making no time to blog and was more surprised to see I have not even been taking pictures! I really have to work on more pics of Austin. With him not being home and around me all day it is hard. He is sooo adorable in his football gear and I'm going to take pics at the game this weekend. They played at the huge field in Bedford last week and i whipped out my camera for it only to say no memory card! ugh! It was a fun game because the field was so big for the boys and it was dark since it started at 8.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Army Man

Austin loves to put on these Army clothes that use to be Corey's and just pretend all kinds of cool stuff! He has done it for years. He came in from outside last night and just looked so adorable! I told him he needs to wear those when he is laying on the floor wrestling the dog! Can you believe our puppy is getting so big? He is taller than Kori when he stands. He is only 4 mos old but such a big sweetie!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

So much fun

This is going to be quick because I'm sleepy but Wednesday Kori and I went to the water feature park in Mansfield and she had such a blast! It was realy a great time just watching her excitement!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fifth Grade!

Monday morning was our first day of fifth grade. Wow! Where did the other school years go? Kori was not going to let Austin get his first day of school picture by alone so there she is with him in her pj's. Kori was concerned that Austin must be scared since he is all alone(meaning without me). Austin has great teachers this year- I have known them for several years since we workout together. Austin said himself that he will be extra good this year since he would be embarrassed not to be since I see his teachers often! Ya!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School and Church

Well this past weekend Mema came back to visit. It's always so wonderful having her here but its never long enough. Sunday we left Kori here with Mema and we just took Austin to church. It was nice to be able to focus on him a bit extra right before his new school year started. Before service started they had all of the kids go up on and around the stage. I wish I would had brought the camera. It was an amazing sight. We then had a back to school prayer for our kids and it was just the greatest feeling. I was so thankful for Austin to be a part of this much needed prayer at our church. I felt so tearful and as I'm writing this I'm not sure why I was trying so hard to hold the tears in!! I also learned every Sunday counting all 3 services we have over 2000 kids come through the youth department. Incredible!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kori and Kendall

Time has flown by and I have not posted anything! I didn't know where to even start and thats when I seen this picture from last week of Kori and Kendall (Eva's baby). They decided to play in Samson's kennel. It is so sweet and cute to just sit back and listen to te conversations of two 2 year olds. During play-doh time Kendall started singing "Jesus loves me this I know"- and Kori joined in! So so so sweet. I see a beautiful friendship forever!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


This past Wednesday evening we went to the circus! It was so much fun. Corey already knows exactly where he wants us to sit next year! lol The kids both loved it and we were surprised Kori sat in her chair the whole time except when she seen the man who was walking around selling "hats" she said she wanted one to daddy. She is wearing it up in the picture. What a great show- of course the next day I had to look online at what the protesters were saying about the elephants and even after being directed to the PETA sight I still didn't see anything wrong but hey we all don't see everything the same, do we??

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


This is Kori sitting with her new friend Maddie at Austin's football game. And Maddie's sister. They sat in this little circle for half the game looking and playing with Kori's baby. It was sooo cute! Kori was so proud you could tell. I love that she is loving babies. A natural little mama!


I just can't find the time to post!! Anyone who I talk with knows I keep saying football is taking over!! With 4 practices a week and now a game every Saturday and driving we spend about 12 hrs a week at football! Last Saturday was our first pregame. We lost by 1 touchdown but it was really cool watching him on a real football field this year. Austin played the entire game which was a big deal because they have over 30 players. I was so proud!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Big Girl Bed

This is Kori's first "real" bed! It's so cute. I figured a platform bed would be perfect in case of a roll off. And she picked out her own bedding. As you see it was a good choice. Now every since she was about 14 months old she came to sleep with us! Surprising we were a bit sad to move her out. I had no clue how she would do but last night was night 3 and she has slept all night until about 5 and comes to our room and I love her little voice saying mama and waiting at our bed! I have to add how wonderful Sunday has been today. We had to be at church by 8 :15. yikes!! VBS kids sang for us before service. I learned that we had around 900 kids this year at VBS and 455 volunteers!! That is Amazing! God is doing wonderful things at Crossroads!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Austin saves his money and seldom will buy anything. Every now and then when he decides he wants a bigger item I always remind him of how much money he has. And usually he quickly decides maybe he doesn't need it! But last weekend he decided he wanted a nice skateboard. So this is what he and his friend Jared have been doing lately. He's pretty good! Corey got him the awesome helmet. He has decided to wear that one on his bike to instead of his bike one. I have seen Austin in the shirt he has on in the picture everyday this week and I loved it! That is the VBS shirt this year at church. It was an amazing week at Crossroads this week! I can't wait to see the show the VBS kids put on for us at church tomorrow. All the huge animals our church had displayed everywhere were the one's from Cabella's!! Who knew you could rent them??

Friday, July 31, 2009

Water Balloons!

At Kroger they have all the summer fun on sale so I picked up a big tube of water balloons. Yesterday Austin and I filled a bunch up and played catch while Kori threw them and cracked up when they broke. The picture of her is right after getting hit with one. It was a lot of fun- especially when Austin took over the job of filling them up! We will have to do some more very soon!