Monday, October 22, 2012

In case you didn't know...

While we were in Wyoming this summer, Mysha (the awesomest photographerist we know) took our family pictures.  For those that don't know we are hoping to adopt and we wanted some good profile pictures. 

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Summer Travels Cont.

After our time in Colorado, we drove up to Wyoming for our next adventure.  We stopped in Laramie again to meet up with my old co-workers (and to see some fire trucks).  I kick myself that I didn't get any pictures of my friends there!  Dang it!  But, we were able to poke around in trucks and see the new fire station.

Then it was off to see family.
We spent some time camping (and by camping I mean warm and comfy in a trailer), throwing rocks, playing in dirt and hiking.

                       You thought I meant the little boys were throwing rocks didn't you?
Matthew loved his baby cousin Allie!

Throughout our visit we bugged the older generation by running circles in their homes,getting in fights over toys or our constant chatter.

The most memorable time for me was seeing the great grandsons eat pizza with Grandpa Hunt!

                                      Awe windy Wyoming.  I have missed you!

It was awesome to see everyone!  Totally worth the driving!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Reunion of sorts

So while I was in CO I had to round up some old college friends and run up to Laramie.  In the planning stages of this reunion, we planned on having more people come, but jobs/life got in the way.  It was still great seeing friends and catching up on people's lives. Come to find out I am still just as immature now as when I was back in college with these gals!  Good times!

Still great buddies!
  We walked around UW campus and reminisced. 
It turns out, we weren't the only things to have changed in the last 14 years...UW Campus really looked different!
These last two pictures were taken at Veedauwo with my camera's self timer...we're all laughing at the fool I made of myself lying on the ground trying to document our reunion. 
There was talk of doing this more often with grander places to visit.  I hope we can keep it going cause I sure have missed these gals!

Friday, August 31, 2012

2012 Summer Travelogue (or what I like to call one month in a car with two two year olds)

Paul and I decided that it would be cheaper to drive to CO and WY than to fly.  I'm still trying to get the gumption really look at all the receipts and see how things turned out.
Either way the boys, Megan and I took off one Friday morning and headed to CO, with the hopes of seeing Paul in a week when he flew to Denver.
We stopped in small  hot towns across TX to stretch legs, and refuel. Megan was a great copilot.  And I must say super flexible for a pregnant woman.  She was constantly having to retrieve toys or cups for the boys. After a day of stopping at one hot Texas park after another, it was decided that there was only one way to break the heat....
                                                     That's right Dairy Queen!

We stopped at a hotel in Amarillo and it was the first time the boys shared a bed since they were 3 months old.  I am so surprised they stayed asleep like this.
 The second day we stopped at the Capulin Volcano in NM. Again, it was hot, so we quickly ate our lunch outside, had the boys run around as much as they could on the rim of a volcano, took some pictures, were swarmed by bugs, and then we bolted.  The closer we got to CO, the harder it was to take a break.
The boys were impressed with the big rocks at the visitor center and kept trying to pick them up.

We made it to CO and were welcomed by grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins.  Even now after the trip has ended the boys are still asking me who random people are, like I would know them.  I did on vacation so why not at Target? We had many bumps and bruises which I called, "Texans meet the mountains" moments.  Go figure all of these moments happened before we had our family pictures taken in WY.
                                                         Sean with a few nephews
                                                     We had water balloon fights.
                                                 Played in dirt, lots and lots of dirt.
                              Enjoyed Evergreen Ward's 4th of July pancake breakfast
Drove to the top of Mt Evans elevation 14,265 feet.  The boys fell asleep somewhere up the mountain so I ran to the top to see the view. 
 When they did wake up, they were not happy.  What? Texans don't like high altitude? It wasn't until some nice ladies (from Texas) let Matthew and Seth pet their dogs, that they actually calmed down.

                                We visited the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
                                     We stopped to ride a train and see some little houses.

 I didn't realize this until I put this picture up, but my parents live off of Murphy Gulch and they pretty much ran a boarding house while we there there.  ;) Thanks GramO and GrampO!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy National Donut Day!

Being National Donut Day (why did I not know this until now?), our good friends Rebecca, Emily, and Molly invited us to join them in enjoying FREE donuts. 

Seth usually takes forever when eating.  Not this time, talk about shoveling!

I should have done a before and after with this kid.  Donut crumbs everywhere.

Love my cute Krispey Kreme crew!

Monday, May 21, 2012

We'll miss you Grandma Frances!

A little over a year ago the boys and I were able to fly to Washington DC to visit my Grandmother.  She recently passed away, so these pictures are even more precious to me now.

The more the merrier!

She was never too young to visit the zoo.

Still her little boy
I'm glad she was able to meet the boys and even though they will never remember her, I think they will get a good clue from these pictures how spry and fun she really was. I love you Grandma!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Look who turned two!!!!


Since we don't have family in town who can take pictures of our kiddo's (aka Mysha) we had Toni Mari Photography help us out.  For those of you who don't know, the Blue Bonnet is the Texas State flower.  Poor Matthew and Seth's birthdays fall right in the blue bonnet season so you will probably be seeing pictures likes these for years to come.  Oh Darn!!!

I don''t usually do this but here are their two-year stats, it gives you a picture how different they are from each other.

Matthew 33.5 lbs (96%)
36.3 inches tall (92%)

Seth 25.5 lbs(21%)
34.2 inches tall (45%)

Everyday they they get more and more fun.  They love to talk about tunnels, cars, trucks, airplanes, and animals.  They love their walks, and being thrown in the air by Dad.  Matthew will talk your ear off if you let him, and Seth will make you read books till you are hoarse. Every time we come in from playing outside, Seth pulls at his clothes and wants to run naked.  He also asks me to take Matthew's clothes off as well. Matthew is super aware of people's feelings.  He takes notice when you are sad.  He crouches down and asks what's wrong.

No doubt about it they are growing up. But they sure are cute!

Happy Birthday my boys!