Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's all about the 80's

Can you tell what kind of party we had? Well you see I am the MNO(Mom's Night Out) coordinator for our home school group. And we like to have fun, like totally! Shala a friend of mine wanted to host this event. And it totally rocked, it was awesome, rad, narly, and sweeeet. We had 12 moms show up in their outfits. We played air guitar, had 80's trivia, and had a dance off. The night was filled with so much hairspray(aqua net), fun, laughter, food, and, prizes. We all vary in age from 20's they were babies in the 80's to not so 20. Our group is amazing. Hope you enjoy some pics, and may some of them bring back fond memories.

Oh talk about memories. ATARI rocks and will never die!!!

Our hostess with the mostest. Shala:0

What I am doing here? Sorry to even show this picture but it's my inspiration to get off my butt!!!

Jody, meet Jenny she is our Co-op president. You could learn a lot from her. She not only can sport pink well, she can be a leader. Too cool huh?

What can I say there has to be a good one in the bunch. Thanks to Lari for being a "good girl".

Friends to the end:)) Tabitha and Cori.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

State Fair of Texas

We recently took on the Great State Fair of Texas. We had not been in 5 or 6 years. Last time we went we only had 2 kids. We now have 4 kids and going anywhere like this is a huge commitment. But we made a plan and did it. We got free tickets. So that was a bonus. I was not aware that there are so many ways to get into the fair for free. Anyhow we left at 8:30am, and headed for the Big D. We arrived right at 10 the morning and the races wee off. We walked inside and got our oooo's and aaa's over with and headed to the puppet show. It was cool, but the little girl that went up stole the show. She was the cutest, chubbiest little thing that was afraid of the puppets. But by the end of the show she was kissing and hugging them. Then we had lunch. I asked my kids what they wanted and the resounding response was "anything on a stick" Can someone give a shout out for Corny dogs, nachos, burgers, fries, chicken on a stick, and sausage on a stick? That was our yummy lunch. Then after that yummy meal we headed to the backyard circus. This guy has been doing this forever The kids are the circus, nuff said. well all my kids got called on then Owen decided to leave the stage. When he wanted to go back up the man said sorry you have to come when I call you. So instead of wanting to leave I opened up some candy. I had to get pics of my other 3 kids still in the circus. We then went to the museum, and all other kinds of shows. But our all time favorite............Well it was the bird show. Oh my it wa incredible. The way the birds came flying down from the Texas Star(Ferris wheel) it was majestic. Everything about this show was interesting, amazing, and just plain great. Abby Rowland and I were called up to take pics of the owl. He was flying right to my face. I was scared, and so excited to be up there. Then we did it. The Ferris wheel, at the highest point you are 250 feet up in the sky. I was so worried about me and Owen. But guess what? We loved it. Now Bryce, Tanner, and Lucy they were a little scared. I laughed so hard, Bryce my macho hubby was shaking, had his eyes closed, and was biting his lip. It was worth the $6.00 a person we paid just for his faces. After a day of walking eating more, and plenty of memories. We sat down for the parade, and light show. We had no idea we sat right in front of the fire. Oh boy was it hot. You will clearly but mine and Lucy's face that we enjoyed it. After the show we got in the car, and headed back home. It was truly an amazing day as a family. Enjoy the pics.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Oh My!!

It has been so long since I blogged I almost forgot my sign in:( So much has been happening around these neck of the woods. Gretchen updated my blog for fall but......I can't handle the flies:(( Tanner(My little bear) turned 8. We started co-op. Lucy is growing up too fast. My (honey sugar, mama's baby) Owen will be 5 in no time. And Colin sleeps like a teenager. We no longer have livestock. The cow has been in my freezer for a month now, and we pick up the pig in the next couple days. Some of you may think this is gross but, the cow is Delicious!! Hopefully the pig will be the same. We will be using some of him to do our annual make tamales as a family tradition. The kids are doing Fabulous at home school. Mom is sticking to her do what we can routine. And surprisingly we are getting more done than ever before when I had the plans all written out! We just went to the great State Fair of Texas. And it was the most fun we have had as a family in a long time. You no trips usually get some one all wound up (like me). You work so hard to do something fun then you get annoyed at any little thing? Well that did not happen we just loved and enjoyed each other. Longer post with pics later:) I am doing well emotionally, still seeing my counselor. I have my I really want Henry days but I can still live too. Big accomplishment as just 6 weeks ago I wanted to hide in a cave. Bryce is getting work. Things have been interesting this year, but God never lets us down. We are just Thankful that the Lord loves us, and wants to see us grow. Sure hope all is well for you! Be encouraged, and of Good cheer. Promise not to let it be so long next time.