Sunday, April 22, 2012

February Fun

Here are a few things that have kept us busy this spring::

My Mardi Gras Wreath!
{To be honest, the picture makes it look a lot prettier and more put together than it actually was.  I had the hardest time keeping that fleur de lis in front of the tulle...  it kept falling behind!  I had run out of super glue by the time I made this, but it made me understand why super glue and I are such good friends!}

If you remember our trip to Austin, you remember this fun Texas door...  
and here was the wreath I made to hang on the front!  Soooo easy and fast to make!

We bought a kid's seat to go on the back of Wade's bike
so that he can take the kids out riding!!
  They loooooooove it!!

Hey Santa, now Mom and Brother need a bike!!!!  ;)


We had some terrible weather come through in February and with it being our first time in the house during some major thunderstorms, I was PETRIFIED!!  I just kept thinking, "I don't care if there are branches flying around outside...  just please don't hit the house!!!!!!!!!!"  Haa!!  Thankfully, we survived unscathed. We lit the fireplace for light, called Daddy to pick us up some hurricane essentials, and snuggled together until he got home.
Here are the kids on their first 'Lights Out' adventure!


So when I told Wade that we needed some essentials, 
I meant candles, batteries, and a flashlight.
Instead, Wade came home with chicken, potato salad, 
french bread, and a king cake.
#priorities

When the lights go down in the country....
we eat our chicken by candlelight.  :)

We ended February with a GIRL'S NIGHT!!!!
We had Sadie and Rylie come over to spend the night in order to bake cookies, 
read books to stuffed animals, 
rock by the fire, and enjoy a little Strawberry Shortcake movie time.
What a tiny slice of heaven!!  I love my little girls!

Nothing says girl's night better than a plateful of Cinderella cookies!

Andrew loves a little girl's night, too.
But only until he's 10.

Precious Rylie!!

Sweet Sadie!!

Adorable Vannie!!

Here's a peek into our sweet and special night with our favorite twins!




Seriously...  how priceless.


Best Friends Forever!!

Rocking her puppy to sleep.

If you need a little rest and relaxation with the girls,
you know where to find us!!  :)
Love you all!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Our Favorite People in Austin

Back in January, we took a trip to Fort Worth to see Hezzy and Jase... 
 Ft. Worth Zoo pictures are coming as soon as I get them e-mailed!  They're adorable!
After a few days there, 
we drove to Austin to see Kurt and Mandy's NEW HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are just a few snapshots of our WONDERFUL time there!

Here is Kurtie, 
proudly showing off his very big, very TEXAN front door!  :)

Big boy CARSON!!!

And baby brother, GAVIN!

Perfect fenced-in backyard for the boys to play in!

Gorgeous view over Kurt and Mandy's back fence!

Already learning how to work the 4-wheeler.  :)

Hellooooo, TWINS!

And TWINS again!!!!!!!  :)


We had lots of pile-up-on-Aunt-Mandy time!!!!!

This cracks me up!!  They are so stinking cute!

Gavin and Savannah Carson going grocery shopping!

Savannah and Andrew!

Couldn't you just squeeeeeeeze him????
We love our Baby Brinker!

Savannah putting Carson to work!

Carson quickly showing Van who's boss!


Horse back riding time!
Kids, meet your Red.

And we wonder why Kurt has a bad back....

Sweet snuggle bear time!

Bouncing bellies.  Kurt, you are welcome for this shot.
Please don't get me back, pleaseeeeee.

Precious.

And this sweet expression pretty much sums up our trip...
PURE JOY.

We love our Kurtie, Mandy, Carson, and Gavin...  
Every time we get together, it's the GREATEST.TIME.EVER!!
Is there any way to pick Austin, TX up and transplant it to Pineville??
Let's get working on that.  :)
Love to you all!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

For Your Enjoyment


Here's a quick post to put a smile on your face!  

Vannie and Andrew with their 
favorite Uncle Justin!!!

"Here, Van...  try a lemon!"

"For real!!  It's really yummy!!"

"Gullibleeeeeee."

How stinking precious is this?!?!?!?!?

Our favorite little Callie at our favorite little Outlaws. :)
Look at those beautiful blue eyes!!!

Enjoy this succession of  pictures of what happens 
when cousins are more like brother and sister:



Haa!!!  Happy Thursday!!!

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From childhood friends to high school sweethearts, and now newlyweds and brand-new parents, Wade and I can only thank Jesus for His incredible blessings. Our three children are the ULTIMATE gifts from God and we pray that our lives glorify Him. He is our everything.