Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Supers

Gavin wanted to be Superman and Rene'e wanted to be Supergirl, so I figured we might as well make Carter super too. I took these yesterday so the prospect of getting candy wouldn't interfere with the picture taking. Getting the three of them to smile at the same time ended up being impossible anyway.


We carved pumpkins for family home evening on Monday. Gavin wanted one pumpkin to be happy and the other one to be scary. Both Gavin and Rene'e loved pulling the goup out of the pumpkin. Thanks for the tip about cutting the hole in the bottom Sheila.

First Hair Cut

I gave Carter his first hair cut on Sunday. Sam had to hold his head still and of course he didn't like that.

We went to the doctor for a weight check and he was 16 lbs. 9 oz. He is now in the .06%. At least he is moving up.

Carter's One Year Old Photo

JCPenney's went digital! The coloring of the original is a little better but my scanner isn't so great anymore. It is tough to get a smiling Carter photo, so I was really pleased with this one.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

House Picture

Here is a picture of our house. Isn't the landscaping nice?

Pumpkin Patch

Alycia and I met at the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch on Friday. (It is about 45 minutes from Frisco.) It was a fabulous place for the kids. There were picnic tables to eat lunch, several bounce houses, wagons to pull around your kids or pumpkins, hay rides, hay mazes, and of course a whole lot of pumpkins. The greatest thing about the place was that it was all for free. We had a wonderful time.

Halloween Party

Gavin's preschool had a Halloween Party on Thursday. All the kids got to dress up, play games, and eat candy and cupcakes. What more could a four year old ask for?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

4128 Drexmore St.

After we signed the papers to get under contract, it was too dark to take pictures of our unfinished house. This is the elevation and floor plan. We do have the optional media room rather than the second master.

Sam's start date for Navair was pushed back to November 13th. I guess it is the start of a pay period.

Monday, October 22, 2007

We Got a House!

We are now under contract on a house in Keller. It is a spec home in Crawford Farms. We are really excited because we got a fabulous deal. I will post a picture when I go take one. We have to sign the paperwork tonight. It will be finished being build in November and we will close on Dec. 11th. That should make for a fun Christmas!

Saturday, October 20, 2007


I ran in a 10K race with my friends Megan and Debby. I did my personal best of 53 minutes and 52 seconds. I am not sure how I am going to do the extra 20 miles that it will take to run a marathon, but that is the goal.

More Soccer GO Tanks!

Gavin is still enjoying his weekly soccer games. We are thrilled that he still is excited to go and play in the game. He still needs to work on watching the ball instead of swinging on the goal post, but other than that he does a great job.

GG was able to see one of Gavin's games while she was here to watch the kids during my cruise.

Rene'e always finds something to occupy her time during Gavin's games. It usually involved dirt.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

New Job

Sam recieved his job offer and will start on November 5th.

Quote of the Day

"Could you tie something over Rene'e's mouth so she can't talk?" - Gavin 10/17/07

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Our last stop was Progresso, Mexico. We took one of the cruises excursions to Chichen-Itza to see the Mayan ruins. It was a two and a half hour bus ride there, but it was well worth it. The ruins were incredible.

In both of the cities we stopped at you can get the same generic souvenirs. In Chichen-Itza men were carving masks with machetes. It was pretty neat to watch.

Cozumel, Mexico

Our first stop on our cruise was to Cozumel. The water was so pretty. It was the clearest blue I ever saw. We spent the first hour and a half shopping. Then was went to a resort called Playa Uvas. We took a cab and only paid $15 a person to get into the resort. We went on a snorkeling tour of the coral reef. It was Alycia, me and the tour guide. It was incredible what we could see. I loved Cozumel. It is the cleanest place in Mexico that I have been too.

Sister Cruise

Alycia and I took the best vacation ever. Our husbands surprised us with a five night cruise for Mother's Day. It was just Alycia and I, no husbands or children. This was my first cruise and I fell in love with cruising. The food was incredible. Alycia and I dressed up every night to enjoy things like lobster, steak, and wonderful deserts. There was also buffets in the evening and a pizza place that never closed. You sit with the same group every night for dinner and we sat with four guys from Austin area that we had a lot of fun with. We called them our Cowboys. On the last evening we played spoon and we got pretty wild. Alycia and I both have bruises. We went dancing every evening and it made us feel young again. Our room included a pole in the middle. We really weren't sure what it was for, but got some pictures with it anyway. Our favorite day on the boat was spent laying on the deck reading for five hours. Being so busy with three children, doing nothing felt wonderful.