Sunday, December 26, 2010
This year we got to hang out at the house and be a family. The kids have had 2 good days with their loot. Ron has gotten to learn a few house chores, while I have laid in bed and caught up on some much needed sleep. We still haven't had "Christmas Dinner," that is coming tomorrow. But most of the toys are put away and everything has been played with. Hopefully if I keep improving and the Meg nor Ron comes down with it, we will be Ranch Bound by the end of the week. I love our traditions, but sometimes it seems like we just rush through everything and don't really get to enjoy it. Hopefully, with this little kink in our plans this year, maybe next year we can create our own traditions. Who knows??
My only real bummer is I got no pics of anything, I was feeling too awful to get the camera, but I did get to truly enjoy watching the kids. Sometimes, I think I get so caught up in all the picture taking and tradition following that we forget to just sit back, breath, and take in the moment.
Ron and Trace at his Kindergarten Christmas Party (Thanks Shaunna for sharing ;)
I will post more of Meg..when I am up to finding my camera LOL
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
1st Example: Saturday... We got up early like usual and headed to a ball park (Sta-Mo YUCK! a post for another day). Got to watch Trace play in his 1st Regional All Star Tournament and of course we were very proud parents. But somehow between Sta-Mo and home, we were talked into going Coon hunting in the River Bottoms...Really how did that happen? And Secondly how did I get thrown in this equation??? I don't like normal hunting little lone Coon hunting. While sitting on the mule at 12:30 A.M., all I could think was HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??? How did I get moved from the comfort of the couch with Lexi (the new puppy) and put in the middle of the dark woods with a spotting light.
2ND Example: Next Sunday...We are planning Meg's Slumber Party. Which is technically her Birthday Party...Which was technically June 26, but since Trace had a tournament we postponed it until All Star are over. All Stars ended Saturday, the guest list was delivered Sunday ;). Originally it was a couple friends and a sleepover at home. Now it's 11 girls, a mom or 2, Dad, Trace, Kristin...and really who ever else wants to come down to the Lodge and hang with us. I'm not complaining, Lord knows I'm a "More the Merrier" kind of lady. But jeez this is kinda scaring me LOL.
I know how this one and most things happen around here...Meg couldn't leave this friend out, or this one, or this one, or how about this one LOL... I know all of the girls will have a total blast and it's hard to tell them NO, which in turn is how it all happens at my house. So I guess, instead of just sitting here rambling, I just need to put my big girl pants on and enjoy it. I know Trace had a blast Coon hunting, and I really can't wait to hear all the fun Meg will have all night long Monday night ;).
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
8 Years ago today we were awaiting the arrival of Megs. Little did we know then how our lives would change!! I remember our friends taking us out to eat for our "Last Meal," we had baby showers, and lots of advice. But nothing, and I mean nothing could prepare us for the Wonderful Joys she has brought us. We should have know then, when she was 10 Days, yep 10 Days late!!! She would do things on her own time and terms.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sunday we took Meg's team the Ball Hawgz to watch an Aggies Softball game. It was AMAZING!! Eight of the 10 players got to go. Ronald and I planned the trip with the hopes that girls would really enjoy the game and have fun. But we really got a lot more from it than we ever expected ;). First off, the girls had no idea they were going, they thought we were playing a Sunday tournament. We all showed up at our meeting spot to break the news. Six out of the 7 there were very excited to go, that left Meg who was upset about not playing, LOL. She just couldn't believe we weren't playing a game but soon got over it when we turned into the A & M campus. They were in awe at everything!!! Watching the Aggie players warming up, doing batting drills, and the entire game. They learned some new cheers and just really got to watch an awesome game. The Aggies fell a little short on the score board Sunday, but in our little girl's hearts they scored big.
Meg & Trace getting an Autograph
After the game, we waited outside of the clubhouse and got all there autographs. The Aggie Softball team was amazing!! They just lost, got a serious talking too from their coach, but when they walked out those doors they were all smiles for our girls. The signed balls and posters for each of our girls. They talked to them and encouraged them. It was awesome and still gives me chill bumps to just think about it.
Meg and Bailey
This little road trip we took our girls on opened there eyes to soo many things. On the way home Shelby, one of the players that went with us. Asked "Do you think I could be an Aggie one day?" "Of course You CAN!!" is what Ron and I both said to her. We went with the hopes that the girls would just have a fun day watching a game they all love. But I think we came home with some girls having new bigger dreams ;)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Meghan enjoying the snow 12/2009. If you look are all her "grown" up teeth coming in you will understand why we call her "Snags." She loves her nickname and so do we!!!
Meeting the "Real" Santa Clause..This was one of my most favorite Christmas memories from this year. Meg is at that age where she is beginning to have her doubts. Going to her friends party where the he showed up, with presents, stories, and even sleigh bells was absolutely Magical. I Love that I got to watch that innocence be restored in her little eyes, and that hope fill her little heart. It was amazing!!
Trace's 1st school program. He was sooo excited to be singing Christmas songs with his School friends! I am so proud of this little man!! We truly enjoyed this performance and hopefully tons in the future :)As a family we love to go to Del Rio every year. This was one of the last afternoons there, and we saw the most amazing sunsets while riding around the ranch with the kids. We just love to go and let the kids enjoy themselves there. They love to ride in the mules and jeeps, feed the animals, visit with Mr Raul, and just explore. It's amazing and def fun!!
These are just a few more of my favorite Del Rio Pics:
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
So with that said, I'm just gonna give you a quick list of things that has happened since August 2009:
- I got a job ;0 teaching 2 year old at a pre-school in town. I LOVE it!! It's part time, I still don't miss anything that goes on with Meg and I'm with Trace. It's kinda perfect for me (just wish it paid more, but hey life isn't perfect).
- Meg joined a Select Softball Team. Ron is one of the coaches and I'm the dugout Mom. She loves it!! We are really having fun watching her improve and having fun!!
- Trace turned 5!! OMG, can you believe that my baby is 5!! He starts school next year, what will I do with out him in my hip pocket or on one of my hips all day ;). I will so miss snuggling with him every morning.
- Ron is now the VP of the School Board. Yepp for all of those (including me) who never would think he would like something like this he is the VP. And he loves it!! I'm so proud of the man he has became, he is so selfless and very dedicated to his many duties.
Ok, these are just a few of the high points, there many more. I will def work on doing this more in 2010. I know one day my kids will enoy this. I know I need to take more time in recording what is going on with us...:) Well I better get back to the housework!
Hope everyone has a very Blessed Day!!