Meet the Teacher

August 21st, 2014

Peyton and Jayden were excited to meet their new teachers, see their classroom, and see who was in their class this year.

Jayden is in Ms. Read’s class for 1st grade! (We came straight from karate, obv)

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Peyton is in Ms. Henderson’s class for 3rd grade! I can’t believe they are in 1st & 3rd now!

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We went up to school the week before Meet the Teacher to help Jason with a few things. We also got to see the new gym floor. It looks great!

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their world | week twenty one

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‘Their world: an episode of actual experience. real life. no setting up shots, just what happens in their everyday life as they see it in their world. it will not be perfect and it is not intended to be. it is meant to capture the honest truth. life as it is.’ Jude Wood

Happy (early) Birthday Peyton!

August 15th, 2014

Peyton is obsessed with baseball and loves the Texas Rangers, so he was really excited when we told him he was going to meet Rusty Greer. Jason used to mow his yard, and my cousin Keith and him are good friends. Rusty’s son was also Peyton’s 5th grade buddy when Peyton was in kindergarten.

Keith arranged for us to meet Rusty at his house. Peyton brought his glove and Ranger cap for Mr. Greer to sign. Keith also brought a bat for Peyton to get signed. Peyton was star struck. It was so cute!

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He invited us in and showed Peyton around. He also gave the boys few of his baseball cards. Very sweet man! It was a great morning for all of us!

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Six Flags

August 12th, 2014

Peyton and Jayden earned free tickets to Six Flags during the school year for reading. The dates were limited on when we could go and of course those dates were the hottest part of the summer, but we braved the heat and had a really good time. It really didn’t seem as hot as it was. There were misters and water rides to cool us down. We also brought our own water and misting fan.

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Six flags family selfie!

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We don’t do Six Flags much. Is it obvious?

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Jason and Peyton rode some of the big roller coasters together while Jayden and I waited in the shade taking selfies. We’re fun.
(Jason and Peyton rode in the front on this one. Crazy kids!)

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All of us rode the Shock Wave and some other big roller coaster together. I am so bad at remembering what they are. I’m really surprised Jayden rode them! I told him whatever he rides, I would ride. I didn’t know what I was in for! Our cautious boy is growing up!

Family fun selfie!

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We were soaked and really cooled off after this one. The boys stood on the bridge after the ride to get splashed. We couldn’t even see them!

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They were soaked!

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I didn’t take pictures of everything we did, but by the time we left I felt like we rode everything! We had a great time! Until next time Six Flags!

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gettin’ our groupon

August 11th, 2014

Every once in awhile I look through my Groupon app just to see what I can find. I rarely buy any but the Tae Kwon Do groupon was totally worth it! It has been so much fun for the boys! With the groupon we got two months of lessons plus their uniforms. We had to buy two sets of Ssahng Jeol Bahngs at our first class, (I call them sponge bobs…. because, really?)

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Good job on earning your first stripe!

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their world | week twenty

August 6th, 2014

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‘Their world: an episode of actual experience. real life. no setting up shots, just what happens in their everyday life as they see it in their world. it will not be perfect and it is not intended to be. it is meant to capture the honest truth. life as it is.’ Jude Wood

July through my iPhone

July 30th, 2014

lazy mornings,

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Maple and Motor, (per Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Best burger place in Dallas!)

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Whole Food’s, free fruit for kids…. I mustache you for a banana

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last minute double play dates before the new school year starts,

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watching Daddy,

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guitar and reading,

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Batman,

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spending Bday money at “Stuff a Bear”,

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family fun,

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growing up,

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life,

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fun at Compass,

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Sammie,

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and Ranger.

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unplanned road tripping

July 27th, 2014

I have to admit this vacation was a little planned, but I really had nothing to do with it. Jason came to me about a month before school let out and told me he wanted to take a road trip this summer. I was all for it, and (for the first time ever) I let him plan all of it. Which to him was: find a condo on the beach, fill up the car, & drive…. And that’s pretty much what we did.

We packed one bag, a lot of beach toys, snacks & drinks, and hit the road mid morning. We’ve never taken a road trip before and we have good reasons, one of them being Jayden getting carsick. We don’t know why he gets sick, he’s been doing it since he was a newborn. Surely it’s not my driving!

How lucky am I to have such a cute chauffeur?!

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We made it as far as Austin before Jayden got sick. Luckily I was stocked up on barf bags. Thank you Michelle, my flight attendant friend! Jayden is such a good sport about getting sick in the car and very clean. Sadly, he’s a pro. So we pulled over in Austin to get some air.

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We made it to South Padre in about 9 hours… And I’m happy to say Jayden didn’t get sick after our stop! We were so excited to see the bridge and the welcome sign!

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Our condo was so cute and right on the beach. The view was just what we wanted…. beach for days! I had been to South Padre more than a few times back in the day. Me and my friends didn’t care where we stayed and I can honestly say we never had a “view” of anything but spring breakers. I like my view SO much better now! Guess I’m officially old, but I’ll take it! These boys were thrilled to have the beach in the backyard!

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It didn’t take us long to get our swim suits on and start enjoying our vacation.

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We stayed out until the sun went down. After dinner we took the boys on the beach to look for crabs. Apparently it’s a “thing”, we weren’t the only ones walking down the beach, in the dark, with a flashlight searching for crabs. It was hilarious! Such tourists we are!

Jason woke me up to see the sun rise the next morning. We drank our coffee on the patio while the boys slept. It was beautiful, and just what we needed!

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TV, breakfast, and “can we go outside now??!” (Jason kept it freezing in the condo! I wore his socks, two shirts, and pj pants to bed.)

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My guys checking out the beach before everyone else. We love having the beach to ourselves in the mornings.

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Beach all day, lunch, flying kites, and more beach.

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It was the boy’s idea to bring kites with us. They flew them every day!

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After a full day on the beach Peyton and Jayden both had a rash on their legs from the salt water and swim suits rubbing on their legs all day, so we went on a hunt for rash guards. We were praying we would find some to fit them. After going to two local souvenir shops we found some! The boys wore them under their swim suit the next day, but the swim suit still rubbed near their knees, so we just let them wear rash guards as a swim suit. Best beach purchase we ever made!

mornings on the beach were definitely the best!

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We made a sandcastle every day. It’s serious business!

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We took the boys to see the Sea Turtles. I love this place and how much they care for these turtles. The boy’s learned so much and wanted to help save all of them.

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Not sure what happened with this picture but it cracks me up! Smile with the turtle!

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Back to the beach!

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We went to Pier 19 for dinner. Great place and we loved their sea food!

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Come on kids, lets take a picture in front of the big fish….

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Good Morning from the beach again…. our last day and taking full advantage! Best unplanned trip ever!

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Jayden had his mind set on getting a shark necklace…. looking good Jay!

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Both boys made a lot of friends. They played all day and got to borrow a couple of wake boards. They had a blast and did really good!

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Ready for dinner…. they were excited.

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We went to Louies for dinner. All you can eat sea food buffet…. so good! Peyton and Jayden loved feeding the catfish while we waited.

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I mustache if you like sea food.

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Our last morning was busy, we packed while the boys watched tv. Rough life! Even with all of the sunscreen we put on them they still got as brown as berries.

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We went down to the beach one last time before we left…. Bye beach!

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A few last pictures before we hit the road. (I just now realized I wore the same shirt two days in a row. I’m fancy.)

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This is why I don’t hand my camera to people to take family pictures…. it’s just sad.

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Bye condo!

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Bye South Padre! Until next time!

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Just over the bridge there is a little breakfast burrito place called Manuels. We were told we HAD TO stop before we got on the road. So we did, and they were right…. this place is awesome! It was packed, but worth the wait. Best breakfast burrito ever!

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family fun!

July 26th, 2014

My niece and nephew (two of my little sister’s eight kids) came to Texas on a mission trip. They were here for a week, so the last day they were here Jason and I took the boys to Arlington to see them.

The boys were so excited!

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I love Saige and Mady, and I am so proud of them for their mission work!

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My big sister Brook, also went drove to Arlington to visit them with a couple of her kids. Little did we know Brook would talk the pastor into letting Mady and Saige go home with her!

A few days later Meagan and her family drove to Texas to stay a few days, and to pick up Mady and Saige. Brook invited everyone to her house for a little party. It was fun seeing all the cousins play together. (And the typical photobomb by Cousin Keith!)

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silly string!

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James, my oldest nephew….

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and Riley my youngest!

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#addictedtomyiphonecamera

July 23rd, 2014

My favorite part of my phone is the camera. If you know me at all, you know I take pictures of everything and everyone. Im sure it’s annoying, but I really do love remembering (and seeing) the fun and random things we do.

Watching Compass’ live feed on the patio….

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Shopping for new koi fish at the Keller Fish Farm….

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Father, son dinners on the patio….

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Seeing what all the fuss is about at the new local Whole Foods…. PS we also have a Market Street and a new Sprouts, all within minutes of each other. Colleyville will never be the same.

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Night swimming….

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Lunch with my 3 favorite guys, (minus one in the pic), and checking out the antique cars in the parking lot.

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Ranger….

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the library. (I love finding them like this!)

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double play dates….

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discovering a comb…. oh goodness!

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date nights by the pool….

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and packing for our first ever, ROAD TRIP!

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