Tuesday, May 3, 2011

San Antonio

In April, we went to San Antonio with Ryan, for the State Math and Science competition. An added perk was that we got to enjoy Sea World together while we were there. It was a wonderful time. As we were approaching the Shamu show, a Sea Wolrd rep came and asked us if Brendan would like to be in the show. Of course he jumped at that opportunity. Here are a few pictures from Sea World, including one of Brendan on the Jumbotron at the Shamu show, with Caitlyn, the trainer, and another of Shamu coming up to "meet" Brendan. That was a memorable experience for sure.

A little recent scoop

Wow! It's been a while since I've posted anything new, so here goes...

These are all from ?March and April, when the azaleas were blooming and the bluebonnets were out. I love all the vibrant colors and freshness of Spring!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Brendan, the Tae kwon Do kid

Brendan just started Tae Kwon Do this week. Here is his first day in his new Gi.

What a vacation!

In the beginning of August, we went on vacation to Branson, MO, and then to Mountainview , AR. It was a wonderfully relaxing vacation. Not fancy, but definitely what we needed in terms of family bonding and relaxation. We saw a few shows in Branson and enjoyed them all very much. My favorite was The Haygoods. They are 7 brothers and 1 sister that sing, dance and play many different types of instruments. They are teeneagers and young adults with a tremendous talent for performing to a live audience. The boys' favorite show was the Hamner and Barber variety show. It had magic, comedy, ventriloquism, dancers, music and a very touching tribute to veterans. In Arkansas, we visited Blanchard Springs caverns and the Spring itself. Both were wonderful! We also rafted down the white river, which was so pristine and peaceful! The boys had lots of opportunity to skip rocks on this trip, a family favorite passtime.

The Summer's over

Well, I can't believe that Summer is over and the boys are now in 8th and 4th grades. Here is a picture of Brendan on the first day of school. We have a friend whom we have been praying for since April, that has cancer. He wishes he could be going back to school this week. Griffin was diagnosed with cancer on Easter weekend and has been going through very aggressive treatments ever since. Please join us in prayer for Griffin.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Spring is always an incredibly busy time, but this year it seems even extra busy. We went to LTC in Dallas, which was great. Ryan had a couple of band competitions right after that, then we went to San Antonio for State Math and Science competition. Brendan has just started a new season of baseball, with Wes and Shawn coaching. Last night we went to our good friend Jacob's graduation and today th boys and I went to the JR. High camp out and Wes went to Martyn's "Bachelor Party". They went to a ranch near Centerville for some fishing, hunting and riding around on ATVs, good ol' guy time. We have a day and a half left of this school year. Parties on Tuesday, and half day on Wednesday. VBS is coming up in a hurry too. Will try to post pictures soon.

My sister gave Wes and me a great "date night". She gave us tickets to the "Straight No Chaser" concert, which was a blast!
In April, Ryan and I went to San Antonio for him to compete in the State Math and science competition. Before the competition, we all went to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Ryan won 6th place in Science at State again, and his team won 6th place in the team competition.