Lake Day

A couple of weekends ago, we rented a boat out on Lake Travis with my family. We all had a blast! I didn’t take a single picture, but luckily my aunt took some good ones!

Lake - group 1





DSC_0084 - Version 2



It was the perfect way to wrap up the summer. Now we just need the weather to cool down so we can welcome in fall!


Back to School!

Aedan is about to start his 4th week of school and Adelaide is about to start her 3rd. Both are doing great and we are getting the hang of waking up early again. Yawn.

First day of school pictures…

2016-08-22 07.10.41

2016-08-30 08.16.35


2016-08-20 17.07.57

2016-08-20 18.10.01

Since Adelaide started school a week after Aedan, we got an extra week to run errands together. She is the best little shopping buddy.

2016-08-24 10.16.33

She already picked out her Halloween costume and insisted on wearing out to dinner.

2016-08-26 17.39.12

We went to the first home football game and had a blast.

2016-09-02 18.59.19


2016-09-02 20.11.46d ha

Now we just need the fall weather to come!


Last Weeks of Summer

We had a busy last few weeks of summer!

Our neighborhood had a block party and one of our neighbors was doing face painting. How amazing is her work! The kids both LOVED it!

2016-08-07 17.39.58

2016-08-07 17.52.50

Our washing machine broke mid cycle and wouldn’t drain, so we had to finish up the wash in the bathtub. Luckily we were able to figure out the problem, and get the part ordered from Amazon. Jon watched a YouTube video and got it fixed. Under $30 and the washing machine is back to working. Yay!

2016-08-08 21.10.24

This week, we met my mom and grandmother at her place for lunch. The kids got to swim in the indoor pool before lunch.

2016-08-15 11.41.46

2016-08-15 11.40.54

We also went with some friends down to the Children’s museum in New Braunfels. They had so much fun!

2016-08-16 10.47.22

2016-08-16 11.03.29

2016-08-16 11.04.48

2016-08-16 11.14.15

We finished up the week with Meet the Teacher for Aedan. I can’t believe school starts on Monday! His new teacher seems great and he already has some friends in his class. We are excited about the year to come!

2016-08-18 18.43.53


Day at the Lake

Last week, we headed to Inks Lake to spend the day with Jon’s parents and nephew. They camped there all week and we had so much fun hanging out for the day!

We did some kayaking, fishing, swimming, and cliff jumping. Both kids had a blast!

2016-08-11 11.16.58

2016-08-11 11.20.13

2016-08-11 18.19.55



2016-08-11 18.22.17

We will definitely be back soon!


Mini Vacation

Last week, we took the kids down to San Antonio to stay at the J.W. Marriot. It is a beautiful resort with a very family friendly waterpark attached. It was so much fun. Both kids have already been asking when we can go back.

We didn’t take many pictures since we were in the water most of the time. We did take some video clips with our old school camcorder…you know, before phones could take pictures and videos. For some reason I can’t up load those to the blog.

This is the only picture I have of Aedan. He is zoned out in my sunglasses. Ha!


I think Aedan took this one. Not sure what Adelaide is doing.




This one loved the activity pool. It was the perfect depth for her. Deep enough to swim around, and shallow enough for her to touch. She would have stayed there all day!


Aedan loved the slides. There were 2 tube slides where he spent the most time. There were also two body slides. Jon talked Aedan into going on one. It was so high! I watched him go down and my stomach dropped. He liked it but said he didn’t want to go again until he was 8. Ha!

Overall, it was lots of fun!

Hiro stayed with my parents and didn’t want to come home…probably because my mom gave him can food, table scraps and lots of attention. Plus Raylan wasn’t there. He spend a few days at a doggie daycare. He did well and came back so tried!

2016-07-21 17.57.39

Hard to believe school is only 3 weeks away. I would say overall, I am not ready for school to start, but after grocery shopping this morning with both kids, a little break might be nice.


Summer Time

We have thoroughly been enjoying summer. Sleeping in, lazy mornings before heading out to the gym or pool. Coming home for lunch, then some rest time and TV watching and usually back outside to ride bikes or swim with friends before dinner. I don’t want it to end!

4th of July cookout with friends…

2016-07-04 19.58.17

2016-07-04 19.58.54

This one insists on picking out all her own outfits, including shoes. I finally moved a stool to her closet and now she pretty much gets ready on her own.

2016-07-06 18.58.07

At the beginning of the summer, Adelaide did not want to put her face underwater and she did not like jumping off the side of the pool. Now she is a full on swimmer. She can jump in anywhere and swim to a wall or ladder all on her own. I can’t believe how far she has come in just a couple of months!

2016-07-08 18.11.29

We went to see a cute magic show with my parents a few weeks ago.

2016-07-09 15.06.31

2016-07-09 15.06.55

Adelaide did a little mini dance camp at the YMCA. She loved it!

2016-07-13 10.52.34

Raylan is doing great as well. He loves when we open our door in the morning and he can run in to greet us. He is not big enough to jump on the bed, but I am sure the day is coming.

2016-07-16 08.53.14

The kids have been playing so well together. Most days they ask to do “rest time” together so they can play. I love finding the Lego Friends and the Lego Star Wars guys playing together.

2016-07-18 08.51.52

2016-07-13 16.29.46

We’ve got some fun stuff planned for the last month of summer and then 1st grade and preschool will be just around the corner!


June Recap


I can’t believe the first month of summer is just about over! We have been busy and having lots of fun!

My parents sold there house in Plano at the beginning of June. They are officially living in the Austin area and we are excited to have them closer. My sister and I had this painting done of their old house. It turned out so well. My parents loved it. It’s from the Etsy store KeyesCreative. She was a pleasure to work with and her work is beautiful!

2016-06-03 18.34.17

I volunteered at VBS a couple of weeks ago. Adelaide was able to go since I was a volunteer and we all had so much fun!

2016-06-14 08.37.10

2016-06-14 08.38.05

2016-06-14 08.38.10

Adelaide has been very into dressing up lately. We got some princess dress up clothes from a friends and she LOVES them!

2016-06-10 10.27.00

2016-06-14 16.02.33

2016-06-15 13.28.43













Raylan has been doing great! He is just over 3 months now and is about 20 lbs. He uses the doggie door and we have been accident free for a while now. Yay! Hiro has warmed up to him and doesn’t find him as annoying anymore. They play together a lot which is fun to watch.

2016-06-20 19.48.04

Waiting for his best buddies to get done with rest time.

2016-06-24 14.20.40

Adelaide managed to get them both locked in the crate together. She was so happy and said they both wanted to stay inside all day. It lasted about 5 minutes and then Raylan started nibbling her and she changed her mind. Ha!

2016-06-21 11.35.02

These two have been getting along pretty well this summer. It is so different this summer since we really don’t have a nap time to worry about. We have been on the go much more than we have past summers.

2016-06-18 13.20.57

Adelaide loves to push her own cart around HEB. She loves running errands.

2016-06-19 12.57.34

We had lunch with my mom and sister at the Oasis last week. The weather was great and the lake looked so beautiful!

2016-06-20 12.02.57