Saturday, January 10, 2015

December...


whew! just can't seem to stay caught up with the blog! December is always crazy but such a fun time of year! Anna Lou did a little cheer performance on "club night" at her school. 
 We dropped off our Operation Christmas Child boxes at church.
 Got the Christmas decor out and tried to find a new place for everything for our first Christmas in Dallas. 
 We've hung these stockings on three different mantles in three years. Here's to hoping the stay put for a while!!!
 Wendi, Jenise and I have been training for a half marathon. Part of our training was a 15K in Houston. Dave and I made it a little weekend getaway and left the kids with Honey and Papa. We all train on our own, but keep up with each others runs on the Nike App. It was so fun to finally run together! Some other friends joined us in Houston.

 Extremely proud of my sis training for her first real race!
 Sic Em Santa.

After the race in Houston, we hit the road to Waco for the Baylor vs. Kansas State game. My Horned Frog husband was rather impressed with McLane Stadium and was SUCH a great sport with his BU hat!

Up close and personal with the Walk of the Bears! Some of our favorites...Hagar, Coach Briles and Petty!



 Tailgating fun!

 So the Bears won that day and Frogs won that day, which the Big 12 called Co-Champs. We all know who the real champions are;)! 
 Gingerbread house making/eating.
 Honey and Papa took us to the Gift of Christmas at Prestonwood which was amazing!
 I helped at AL's school for some activities about snow. We made snowman snacks, snow play dough and read "Snowman At Christmas."
 We waited in line with the other crazies at North Park to see Santa. 
 Back of the camera pic.
 Graham was the Little Drummer Boy in the preschool nativity. He nailed it!



 Preschool Cuties


 G's fan club
 We finished AL's fall soccer season with a Christmas bowling party.
 School was out and we headed to Houston to see our Houston fam.
 Seven Hall babies,
 MiMi and PawPaw's 14 grandchildren.
 Sunday morning heading to church and we didn't know AL was coming down with the flu. yikes!
 AL bounced back from the flu pretty quick. Daddy took these monkeys to the movie so I could pack for our trip and wrap Christmas presents.
 Visiting Mema on Christmas Eve.

Santa brought plenty of goodies and we had a wonderful Christmas morning together. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Halloween...Thanksgiving...

I just can seem to be able to keep up with blogging. I'm going to cram a few months of phone pics into one post. The rest of our fall went something like this...

Halloween on Friday night meant trick r treating in the neighborhood and then headed to a football game.
 My right hand man and woman who helped me every single Friday night of football season!!
 Up early the next morning to drive to Waco for Baylor Homecoming!
 Cuzzies




 A bunch of friends and family watching the parade.
 Not our first grade teacher, but another 1st grade teacher at our school who we have met and loved is also a Baylor Alumn! So fun to see her!!
 Stopped by the Pi Phi room to see some old friends.
 Just showing her her future. Just kidding, kinda.
 The girls were seeing the Pi Phis and the boys were tailgating. 

 One of my besties, Jayme met us there and helped me ALL day with the kids. Always love spending time with her!
 Tailgating before the game. 
 Our family brick.

  1.  Touchdown Alley!




We went to watch our favorite 7th grader, Allie, play some awesome volleyball!
 Love this Smith Fmaily!
 More HP Games...



 This was our last home game this season, and the Scots have won 84 straight home games. 

And our good friends Ashley and Landon came to watch!
 Honey and Papa at grandparents day at school.
 Freezing our tails off for the Scots. 
 Anna Lou's soccer team placed second in a tournament and it was soooo cold!! 

 The only pic I have from our last football game in round 2 of the playoffs. We lost to Midway High School in a hard fought battle. This one slept through most of the game and proceeded to be sick the next few days. 
 Visiting Mema
 She didn't care about looking at my camera, just wanted more kisses. 
 Stopped by the farm. Boone was a big helper.
 And his first time to sit on the horse by himself!

Thanksgiving morning turkey cinnamon rolls. 

 Anna Lou made a fruit turkey for our Thanksgiving gathering. 
 We dropped off our Operation Christmas Child boxes.
 Time to decorate for Christamas. 
 These stocking have hung on three different mantles in three years. Whew! Let's keep them on this one for a while;)!