Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Basketball Practice

Kohen's summer league practices a long time and this girl patiently plays on my phone or ipad without too much complaining. She and this little brother are too cute and they like to play together too. We are sometimes there for 2.5 hours and she does great. Tonight they were running sprints at the end and Maurice let her join the boys; it was too cute....

 Then Kerry had to line up and get in on the action and show the boys how slow they all are. I was afraid he might pull a muscle. I'm sure he will be sore tomorrow!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Gaylord Anniversary Trip

We were finally able to get away for our 13th anniversary. Since we didn't get to celebrate it last month, we were looking forward to a nice weekend together. We somehow ended up with an awesome room in the tower and I don't think I can go back to a normal room now!

Here is a panoramic view of it....It was super spacious and we loved it!
We had a great view out the front.

 We love this place because you can hang out and not do much of anything which is what we like. We had our anniversary dinner at the steakhouse; Kerry's favorite because he gets his once a year lamb chops. They always throw in a complimentary dessert.

 We realized these cabanas from last year are really worth the money. Having your own little area and hanging out in it all day with your own waitress is great. We were out there from the time they opened until we decided we should go eat some dinner:)

 They have a firework show every Friday night and since we had an amazing view it was a perfect spot to watch from our window.

On Saturday as we headed home, we stopped in at one of those dine in movies for lunch. So we ate lunch and watched a movie in some really comfy chairs. We had a great time as always and look forward to next year!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I took the kids to a Yoga class today. They were pretty excited about it. SLP has yoga so Kohen did it in preschool some and I guess Kresee has as well. It was super cute sitting back and watching them. They did great!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy 1 year!

Today we celebrate Ellie's 4th birthday and 1 year with our family. She was scheduled to be PTS (put to sleep) on the 15th so we thought it was fitting we made it her birthday. She has been such a great addition to our family and I can't imagine not having her. She has brought so much joy to my heart and we love her very much. We are thankful she is ours!!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Grammie's Bday

Last night we celebrated Grammie's birthday at Texas Roadhouse with the family. We always have a large group for our Saturday night dinners which I'm thankful for. I know mom enjoyed having us all there but it was hard and sad knowing Papa was missing her bday for the 1st time ever. We love you Grammie.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

PETS Pancakes

We were up super early this morning so we could go help TT with a PETS fundraiser at Applebee's. People bought tickets to come and eat some pancakes and the kids always love to help volunteer.
 They got to help seat people and they also helped some with the waiters. I was supposed to wait tables but I ended up helping the kids sell $1 raffle tickets. And they ended up selling 125 of them!! Who could turn down their sweet faces. I was super proud of them:)
 TT was interviewed for the news and Kresee got to be on TV. She thought that was pretty neat.
 And after it was all over, they each got to enjoy some pancakes of their own.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

YMCA Summer League

Kohen had his 1st YMCA Summer league basketball game tonight. They are mainly 2nd graders and playing against 4th graders:)...So we knew they would be big but it was kind of entertaining. Our boys played great eventhough they didn't get a single rebound....I think he's going to learn a lot playing with such a talented group of kids....

Sunday, July 7, 2013

PK 4th of July

We headed to the lake Friday morning for the rest of the weekend. I attempted a few pictures of all the cousins in their 4th of July outfits. They did pretty well:)
Had to let them do a silly picture for being so good for a few minutes.
Kresee wouldn't stop 'smiling' like this when I tried to get one of just the two of them.
We did some tubing which is the kids favorite thing.

Kresee waiting patiently in the boat for her turn
The boys seem to go forever so we waited awhile. They were going for a lake record. We told them they went for 30 mins and 52 seconds.
Then Kenzie, Maw and Kresee all went. I think they had a blast.
Kresee got brave and wanted to go all by herself. I didn't think she would weigh enough but I thought we would let her try. She last a few seconds before the front of the tube went in the water with her. She doesn't have enough weight on the back to keep it out of the water when the boat gets going.
We headed to Hell's Gate on Saturday to hang out with all the crazy people in there for a few hours.
 Sadly the firework show got cancelled. 9:30 rolled around, then 9:45, then 10:00 and we see boats start leaving. We knew something had happened. Unfortunately a 27 year old girl went missing and was reported at 9;15 and they found her body the next afternoon around 3:00 pm:(

Here is Sugar very tired after Kerry took her for a 2 mile run. She went running with him both days and did great.
I had to snap one of Hunter. His 16th 4th of July with us. I just knew last 4th was his last time but here he is a year later!
We came home Sunday afternoon and were all pretty exhausted. This is what our bed looked like an hour after getting home.