Birthday, birthday, birthday!

August 15th, 2016

June is a busy month for birthdays in my family so we all try our best to get together and celebrate each other before the month gets away from us. My birthday and my moms’ fell right in the middle of Peyton’s World Series so squeezing in party time was hard but we made it work. I LOVE celebrating with my mom every year! She (obviously) makes me laugh A LOT!

Jason and the boys always make it fun, waking up to breakfast and presents!

Off to the ballpark again!

A Happy sweaty Birthday to me! Go Warriors!

Cooling off with my sweet boys after the game.

Nothing like a cool bev with your besties on your birthday!

Ok maybe more than one

Happy Birthday to me!

We also celebrated my sisters birthday with dinner, drinks, and a show a few days later.

The Amazing Race

August 15th, 2016

I entered Jason and Peyton in The Amazing Race contest at Parr Park this summer. We love the show and Grapevine offered it as a father/son event. It was a blast to watch and they did great running to eleven countries set up around the park! They came in 3rd! It was HOT but totally worth sweating it out.
Good job Mesters!

World Series, Warriors in action

June 24th, 2016

I took pictures of some of the games. At times we were all on edge and no one was moving to even breathe. These boys played hard! All of us are so proud!

My little assistant!

We Are Warriors!!!

Warrior World Series, 2016

June 20th, 2016

We were so pumped for The Warriors first World Series! We are a triple A team now! Love our Warrior family!

Coach gave them “homework”…. take a shower, eat a good dinner, write down three baseball goals for yourself, and get some rest! Proud to say Peyton got right to it all when we got home.

Four days of crazy hot baseball! Jason had to work one morning so it was just me and the boys for one of the games. Jason met up with us for the afternoon.

A lunch break between games!

All of the teams get towels, and have pins they can trade with other teams to collect. Love this tradition!

Peyton got one of the game balls! He did awesome!

So much fun!

Great job Warriors!

Peyton celebrated the end of his World Series by jumping in the pool in full uniform!

June & some of July through my iphone

June 14th, 2016

The last day of school came and went, and then the real fun started! Parties and playdates galore!

They see me rollin’

Cleaning out backpacks is always an adventure at the end of the school year…. 8 z-bars, a few party invitations, another child’s awards, Legos, and a billion papers!

Jayden had a blast at VBS with all of us best buddies!

Happy Birthday Grandpa! Yes my oldest is in footie pjs in June. Why? Because he’s 10 and he can I guess.

Ranger games and dinner by the pool.

An early birthday present for me…. it’s fun for the whole family really!

more playdates….

Trent and Ranger!

We watched this mama duck lead her babies down the street, it was the sweetest thing ever!

The kittens are getting so big and yes, still living in our backyard.

These two! Shay loves Ranger’s water and Ranger loves Shay’s cat food. They do this every morning!

Rough life.

The places we find the kittens are hilarious!

twining!

Ranger

BFF

Basketball camp with the best!

SUP with the best!

Father’s day with the best!

This boy and his summer book club!

Their first Slurpees! Mom goals!

Bodey!

Compass Church preteen night at the Ranger game!

He likes to cook his own dinners…. We are not allowed in the kitchen when this happens. Mr. Independent!

And this, From Peyton:

Last Day of 2nd & 4th grade

June 2nd, 2016

I seriously can’t believe these two boys are finishing 2nd and 4th grade. Third is when kids start to become big kids somehow…. and 5th? Don’t even get me started on how big that is! Peyton will be the head of the school next year. What?!

Anyway these two weren’t excited about the last day of school or anything. This is what happens when I ask for a last day picture from them now….

And because they love me, I eventually get the picture I ask for.

I did the comparison first day, last day side by side on Instagram. My babies are not babies anymore that is for sure!

Callie’s College Graduation!

May 13th, 2016

We took a half day for the boys and Jason today so we could drive out to UNT to see my cousin Callie graduate. She cheered at UNT for four years and is graduating! We were so excited for her. There was a small party at my cousin’s house in Robson Ranch afterwards. Such a fun day!

Love this girl!

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April & May through my iphone

May 11th, 2016

Our back porch is full of kittens and it’s still the cutest thing ever.

I finally got to come home after 5 long boring days in the hospital. My arm is almost back to it’s normal skinny self but I am on antibiotics for another week. Jason knows how bad I am at keeping up with medicine so he was kind enough to help me out with this special coding.

I especially like the smiley face for pain meds!

OC Taylor had their 30th anniversary. My mom was there when they opened the school and she was one of the first people Jason met when he drove in from Illinois to work at OCT. Little did we all know he would be a huge part of our lives. Mom and Jason have the best friendship!

Aunt Marylee came in town to visit for two weeks. It was so much fun having her here! My mom and her are the cutest sisters ever!

Kitten craziness, always!

My brother and sister in law sent us this AWESOME flag from California. They eat dinner at the Beach Comber Café on special date nights and love the cafe’s tradition of raising the flag so much that they sent us our very own to raise in Texas.

The countdown to summer is ON!

Can’t get this man away from his Egg!

Last day of Running Club…. It was a paint run!

My boys and Zack from down the street terrorize the neighborhood on a daily basis. This neighborhood hasn’t seen kids in a while so I’m hoping the boys aren’t too much for them. Pulling your buddy on the back of a bike? What could possible go wrong?

Double play dates, and movies & popcorn.

Mother’s Day service at church with my mom. The best!

My cousin Callie graduated from UNT. So Proud of her!

It’s almost that time again! We love our kayaks and SUP board!

We now have a storm shelter thanks to my boys and Zack, my third child.

Jayden rocking it at flag football! His first touchdown was made this season! Good job Jay!

Love this team! Good job Rattlers!

My THREE boys!

You can’t get a cat fixed if she is still nursing so I put a baby onesie on her. Whatever works, right?

Our first veggies of the season!

Sweet babies! We got all of the kittens fixed, as ferals because they are technically wild cats and because it’s free. The only difference is they ear tip them after they fix them. We gave away one kitten and have no idea what we are doing with the rest of them. They are getting bigger and I was worried about them multiplying.

I bought Jason and rain barrel for our anniversary. We love this thing!

What do you do when you find a coffin on the side of the road? You get your selfie stick and call you friends!

The jig was up about a week later…. we had all kinds of plans of taking it, using it for Halloween, or playing jokes on our friends. Isn’t that was all soccer moms do?

Gearing up for another OCT Field Day with Daddy!

Another one under wraps! Thank you Coach Mester!

The annual field day wind down!

We took the family to see The Jungle Book. It was such a cute movie! And a little fun on the way in….

Celebrating Michelle’s birthday at RA in Southlake.

2nd grade awards! Great job Jayden!

4th grade awards! Great job Peyton!

Last minute teacher gifts…. The last week went fast!

Sky Ranch, 2016

April 30th, 2016

I was in so much pain the night before Peyton left for camp that every time Jayden saw me do anything all he would say is “it’s just so sad!’. I have to admit I was a pretty good sport about the neighbor’s cat biting me but I can’t tell you the pain I was in. It was horrible! I went to the doctor the morning after it happened, and by that night my arm was huge. I knew I had to go to the ER but I wanted to wait until we got Peyton off to camp. I also didn’t want him worrying about me if I had to stay in the hospital.

Jason took a personal day, so as soon as Peyton was off to school with the rest of the 4th grade and we went straight to the ER. I was admitted and ended up staying for five days. ugh.

I can’t believe how big my arm was!

When I texted my mom friends who were at Sky Ranch they were the sweetest! Sending pictures of everything Peyton was doing. I was in the hospital the whole time he was at camp, plus a few days. I loved seeing the pictures everyone texted me. Peyton was having a blast.

Peyton and his buddy sent these two, they were on the bus and SO excited! Peyton never knew I was in the hospital until he got home.

Learning so much already!

Meanwhile back at the hospital…. We waited in the ER lobby for a couple of hours, then got moved to an ER room while they got me a real room set up. Jason brought Jayden to the hospital after school. Little Jayden always such a trooper and of course “It’s just so sad Mommy!” Gotta love him!

Camp pictures were flooding in and I LOVED it! I love my OCT moms!

I had Jason bring my oils. I couldn’t take it anymore. (Every nurse and doctor who walked into my room commented on the smell.) Thieves, so much better than hospital smell.

More Sky Ranch fun!

Learning so much!

Peyton had a blast and came to see me as soon as he got off the bus from camp. Poor thing was worn out. I stayed in the hospital a couple days longer, but they visited every chance they got. Love my three guys!

I also love my friends and family for coming to see me, sending gifts and flowers. I was hooked up to all kinds of IVs but they made sure I didn’t starve or bore myself to death. Love, love all of you! Also, so thankful for our church and their online campus!!!

We were all relieved to find out the cat was up to date on her rabies shot. Jason and the boys went down to the street to talk to the neighbor about her cat. Turns out the cat is really sweet but has a dark side. Ya think? It was in quarantine for 10 days and thank goodness doesn’t have any diseases or anything. We had NO IDEA cats could do such damage with one cat bite. I had to see a hand specialist and had my arm wrapped for a few weeks. Also lots of antibiotics….. Not a fun ride, and I will always think twice about other people’s cats now even if they rub around my legs like sweet cats do. NO! NO THANKS!

IPhone, April

April 29th, 2016

I had forgotten Peyton took a picture of Jason and I together at Cross Timbers on our 12th anniversary…. Twelve years has flown!

Seriously one of the best days ever!

Celebrating Easter with my mom, eating, drinking, talking. Love her!

Jayden finished his first flag football season. So much fun!

This was taken right after we found them in our garage. We are in so much trouble. Cuteness overload!

Our cat is fixed but this little one looks almost exactly like him. Hmmm.

Because cats need to know all things ipad.

Jayden’s 2nd grade class went to the Dallas Aquarium. A fun day for all!

And again, kittens. We got use out of our baby gate again. It is the perfect size to keep the kittens safe in the garage. I was a little more than paranoid about them falling into the pool. It happened to a litter of kittens when I was little. Ugh.

Mama cat definitely knew what she was doing when she picked our house to dump her babies. Goodness they are spoiled!

Shay, we have questions….

There’s definitely a resemblance!

Tired of cat pictures yet?

cat fort!

Anyway, flowers for me at pick up make this mommy happy!

And (almost summer) haircuts finally happened….

Baseball and football practice at The Coliseum.

And the dreaded day I picked up my neighbors cat and it got spooked…. It started swelling and hurt like you know what, as soon as she bit me. This cat went from sweet to evil within seconds. Ugh.

 

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