Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Layla is a teenager

We were at the Gaylord when Layla woke up on her birthday, so we did things alittle different this year!  She got a huge cookie and her favorite Vanilla Bean Frappuccino from Starbucks.  I think she was just as happy as every other birthday morning!

I still can't believe she is offically a teenager!

We got her the fun 13 balloons in gold.  I knew she'd have a fun time taking tons of pictures with them.

UNTIL the number 3 came off the string and floated AWAY!!  So sad y'all!

You can barely see it floating up high in the sky.

And then she was 1! heeheehee!

We went back to our neighborhood H_E_B and they gave her another free of charge.  How sweet are they?  That's wonderful customer service.  So the photo shoots continue.....

She tried so hard to get one with both puppies, but they are just too crazy!

Happy birthday to you Layla!  We love you!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Happy 4th of July

The 4th of July was a fun day.  We managed to get a picture of the 6 of us which is hard to do!

We celebrated with new friends at their house.  The kids swam, we ate yummy food and the girls tumbled.  The boys played laser gun wars and us adults had a fun time hanging out on the back porch.  At one point it rained and it felt so nice and cool outside.  The kiddos did sparklers without worry of it being to hot.

We had a wonderful day and we're thankful for our freedom and are proud  to celebrate our country!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

his first golf tournament

HC played in the Starburst tornament for the first time.  Oh his face just says it all!

I'm so happy Gary was able to take 3 mornings off work to be Hayden's caddie.  They are so  handsome and both just love the game.

They even took a few selfies for even though I was there every step of the tournament.

We all walked well over 10,000 steps each day of the three day event.  Actuallyyyyy Layla and I got a cart the last day, but walked a million miles the two days before.  It was fun to walk, but also fun to ride on the last day of the tournament.  

Here we go on the last day.

I love being a golf mom!  I have to thank Layla too for getting up early to support her brother!  She was up early walking with me and sweating like crazy to watch him play.

I'm thinking the golfer is getting onto the caddie a bit in this picture.  It was pretty hot the last day and tensions were high!

Two of the three days Hayden played with these two guys.  It's so fun to meet new friends on the course.

They had a fun time and I'm so glad that even though Hayden didn't get the scored he'd hoped for it was an amazing experience.  He knows he must work on his putting game before the next tournament.  He was on the green on almost every hole with two shots.  His putting game slowed him down.  He shot 57/58/57.  It don't think that is bad for his first tournament at age 9.  He's consistent!

This is the last selfie the guys took.  They were laughing so hard because like myself, sometimes when we take selfies we press the wrong button on the phone and turn the phone off.  Gary had done this several times and it was just so funny.  

Monday, June 4, 2018

42 years old!

We started my birthday weekend at Ninf'as!  It is my favorite place to eat green dip.

I had the most amazing company.  I truely enjoy spending time with my kids.

We have the best conversations and laugh so much.  They are so sweet and kind and I'm thankful to celebrate each birthday with them and their daddy!

Next on the weekend birthday agenda was a crab boil and pool party!

I am spoiled indeed and appreciate all the birthday wishes on social media and via text!

42 is going to be amazing!!!

Friday, May 25, 2018

last day of school

Last day of 4th grade and 7th grade

These two are ready for summer! Layla will be moving to 8th grade and Hayden will be a 5th grader.

Hayden is officially an intermediate school student.  He walked the halls of elementary school for the last time.  Ahhhh!  In just a few months he'll be double digits!  10 years old!

We are proud of both of our munchkins and ready for a relaxing summer.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Derby De Mayo

We had the best time celebrating the Kentucky Derby.  I love Derby day and have for years, so we always try to do it up fun.  We finally have our house and love to have parties, so the Derby will be a yearly occurrence! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

a middle school play

Layla's theater class performed this morning.  
It was a great performance with a wonderful message.

Layla did great playing the sad girl.

Here is Layla bowing at the end with her "parents."


Layla played the role of a teenage student. ha! In the play, she was in the locker room and one of her best friends took a picture of her in her undies.  The friend then posted it to the Internet.  Tori, Layla's character, was very upset and sad.  Her parents, teachers and principal helped her through this awful time.  Her friend didn't mean harm, but she suffered the consequences of her actions.  

It was a cute production and well acted out by the whole class!  I enjoyed it!

Monday, April 23, 2018

handsome boy!

Look at what I found in Hayden's backpack!  Oh it is just the sweetest thing.  I remember one of these pictures from Kindergarten and now 4th grade.  Goodness I almost can't believe the elementary school days are over in our house.   One more month of school and then we celebrate summer!

Friday, April 13, 2018


Layla has been eyeing this beautiful field of bluebonnets for several weeks.  We didn't want to miss out on the chance to grab a few pictures in the blue beauties!

It's been so chilly lately and I'm thankful for warmer weather and flowers! 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter 2018

We spent our Easter morning on the golf course.

It was a wonderful day for golf.  The weather was breezy but nice and the sun was shining bright!

The Easter bunny delivered eggs to our backyard.

I'm so obsessed with our backyard view.  If this isn't God's work!!  

Gorgeous clouds on an Easter evening!

We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon on the back porch.  Layla drew pictures, Hayden played with his lizard friend and Gary and I just enjoyed the warm April sunshine!

I played the worst round of golf ever.  I actually quit.  I had high hopes for my Easter golf game, but it was less than pleasant.  It's been awhile since I failed so terribly at golf.  You win some and you lose some.

Happy Easter y'all!!