Thursday, August 18, 2011

It’s that time again

Thank goodness school is about to start, softball and t-ball have started, football will be playing this year, and cooler weather is hopefully in our future.  I really love this time of year.  I’m ready to start decorating with some pumpkins. 

Last week I took Faith to the middle school so she could get her schedule and locker.  I CAN NOT believe she will be in the 6th grade. (God help me), and  Carson will be starting private Kindergarten at his pre-school.



They are getting too big.

Colorado Trip

Every summer we plan a family vacation.  We usually stay in Texas and find different places to go for a couple days, but this year we decided to go to Colorado for a week.  We were offered a cabin to stay in for free, so why not.  All we had to pay for was gas and food.  We were  ready to get away since the weather in Texas is 100+ and in Colorado it is a lot cooler.  (Actually there were times I kept saying burrrrr I'm cold. haha)  Faith took her friend Ashley with her, and I took my friend Geri with me and made it a road trip.  Watch out Colorado her we come!!


On our way to Colorado and we made a stop in New Mexico to take a quick picture and eat lunch. (my husband was thrilled about the picture)


My parents let us take their Expedition.  Thank goodness, because we had it loaded down.  (Griswolds)


Here is the place we stayed at.  They had a BIG beautiful log house with a BIG apartment behind it.  It was so pretty there.  It was kind of breath taking. (don’t laugh)


Faith and her friend Ashley.


There were “Chick” munks everywhere. (as Carson would say)  They would come up to you and let you feed them.  Carson wanted to take one back home with us.  We told him if he could catch one then he could take one home. haha  That did not happen. they are too fast.




The beautiful Aspens!  I wish we had some of these in Texas.


We did a lot of sight seeing, walking and climbing mountains.


We had to get the crazy kids some crazy hats.


I can’t believe we found snow still on the ground.




It was really cold on the top of this mountain.


We took a horse ride for an hour.  (If I would have known before hand it was going to be up a mountain, you can bet I wouldn’t have done it)  The kids did great.


This is me scared to death on my “wild ass horse”  The lady told me if my horse was human he would be a communist.  GREAT LADY give that one to me.


We went to the sand dunes and slid down them.  It was HOT and a lot of work. 


We had a wonderful time on our family vacation and really enjoyed Colorado.

Vegas Baby

Our Friend trip this year was at good ole faithful, VEGAS.  Yes we did come home broke, but it did not stop us from having a blast.  This year there were 8 of us that went.  We stayed at the Aria, and it was pretty awesome.



The first night we were there went and saw Terry Fator.  It was a really great show.  I enjoyed it.  He is very talented.


Me, Amber and Diana


After the show we met up with Dana and Joey.



Poor David got sick and missed out on the fun. (and group picture that he loves)


We had a girls day shopping and eating while the boys gambled, lost money and had LOTS of drinks!



Friday was Jeff’s 36th Birthday and we went to eat at Maggiano’s.   I love the those beef medallions. Winking smile  Afterwards we went downtown for a few hours.



We had a great time with great friends!

My friend Jodi is turning 30

We all met up in Ft. Worth for Jodi’s 30th Birthday party.  We went to 8.0’s and then some ghetto bar afterwards. haha  We had a blast ,at 8.0’s.  A few of my friends that I haven't seen a while were able to make it, and some that I see often.  So it was a great time!  I'm ready for the next party.

Gamma Phi Beta mini-reunion


Air Show

Denton has an Air Show every year, and Jeff likes to take the kids.   I have never been, so this year I decided to go, even though it was H-O-T.  We could only handle it for a couple hours before we started frying.



Faith was in California so missed out on the fun.