Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Visit with Santa

We did our annual visit with Santa this evening at Bass Pro.  It was much busier than last year, but we had a great time wandering around looking and doing!  Here are our official pictures....I will post more on our visit later. 


The whole fam got in on the action.  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Last Week

Last week was a fun week.  We did all kinds of fun random stuff!! 

Ansley got a "real" hair cut for the first time.  I have always taken her to the kids salon where they only trim the ends straight across.  My friend Whitney does my hair, so I asked if she would give Ansley a cut.  Ansley was SUPER excited.  Whitney also happens to be her friend Annabelle's mom. 
Getting her hair washed like a big girl

Whitney told her that she could style her hair any way she wanted.  Ansley decided on Anna hair (from frozen)

 We had dinner at Hibachi to celebrate Shelley's bday

Griffin's gingerbread man we had to decorate at home

I was the mystery reader in Griffin's class and got to hang around and watch them swing at a pinata. 

I held Bunco at my house!  Super fun group of ladies! 
Paw Paw and Aunt Britney came down to celebrate Christmas with us!

 Of course we had to make Christmas Cookies!

The assistant praying for some crumbs

The queen of sprinkles

 Ryan and I got to enjoy a date night at the Mythbusters Live show.  We indulged our inner geek! We were totally the coolest people there too!  ;)
Please check to dude behind us

We had to do a take 2 so his son could get in on the action.  Goobers!

Adam and Jamie (the mythbuster dudes)

Cutie Pa-Tootie!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kid Christmas with the Ryan's

Our amazing neighbors, the Ryan's, invited Griffin, Ansley and Sarah over for a Kid Christmas.  They did a candy cane hunt, made ornaments and cookies and had a grand old time. 
My two adorable elves

Cookie time
Griffin snacking on his creation.  I don't think he got enough icing on it. 

Ansley and Tiki, the bird.  She LOVED it!!

Ms. Linda showing Ansley and Sarah some of Tiki's tricks.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Boys Day

While Ansley and I were at the Nutcracker, Griffin and Ryan had a boys day!  Lots of fun was had!!
Took Sadie girl to the car wash

Rode Bikes

Played football
And Raked Leaves!!

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Ansley and I went on our annual trip to see the Nutcracker yesterday.  We had a wonderful time.  We saw the show in Ft Worth this year (last year we did Dallas).  She was super into going and I LOVE that.  We enjoyed a nice lunch before as well. 
Pretty princess

Girls day!

We actually ended up selecting a restaurant that was not very kid friendly, but she did amazing and was excited to eat in a  (by total accident, first one we saw) fancy restaurant.  ;) 

Ladies Lunch

Proof of a successful day! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

ICE at the Gaylord Texan

On Sunday, we spent part of the day at the Gaylord Texan.  We enjoyed ICE, Tubing and Lunch.  We all had such a great time! 

We explored the hotel a bit before going into ICE.  It was decorated so beautifully!
Papa, Ansley, Griffin and Ms Carol

Our Fabulous Family!

It's ICE we go....

 We had to get bundled up

 The theme this year was Frosty the Snowman

 It is so incredible that all of this is made of ice.  Unreal.
Time to slide!

And this, my friends, is why we do it!  Look at that face! 

They had one of the carvers working on a new sculpture.  Pretty amazing

Poor Ansley's glasses fogged up so bad when we left
Next up was tubing....

Here are some videos we took tubing

We worked up an appetite after all that tubing!

She wasn't hungry at all.  What a goober!