Sunday, August 21, 2011


Oh the fun we have had!  We enjoyed time off with Curt between summer school. I am sure I will miss so much but oh well. Here’s what our family has been up to…

Claire … the next Danika Patrick?  We went to a fun arcade and played played played. Sorry no more pictures of this because we were so busy playing we didn’t get any. :)

Claire and her friend Braden at our awesome pool. It is a few blocks from our house so we have spent a lot of time there!
Claire and Andrew on their first carousel ride. They loved it! Curt and I got dizzy! :)

THIS IS OUR TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS! Awesome! We didn’t get to see Harry Connick Jr. but it was still a great trip. :)

It was not cold at all but Claire would not take this jacket off even though she was sweating like crazy! Andrew was a little champ. He was so good the whole trip. He is pretty much good all the time!
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This is the Mississippi River! We took a steam boat up the river and back. It was so neat. We loved all the history and character there is to New Orleans.
On our way back to Houston we stopped at a plantation. It was so neat to hear the history of the place and to see a glimpse of what life was like before slavery was abolished.  It made me so grateful for the positive strides we have made as humans and saddened me to think that people could behave like that and think it was ok.

SAM_0780 SAM_0783 Fun with friends. These are Claire’s friends Carson and Addison. We get together once a week for a study group for us moms and the kids play. It is wonderful to have such great friends. Sidney wasn’t there that day but we will have to get a picture of her because she is just too cute to leave out!!
We also got to visit UTAH this summer! It was so fun to see our family. It was fast and busy. Sadly we weren’t able to see everyone and do everything we wanted while there but it was so enjoyable. We were so blessed to be together with all of my family for the first time in a long time.
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SAM_0846 SAM_0845 Claire LOVED her cousins, and she loved jumping on the trampoline. She was in heaven. What cute kids. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful family!
I have another camera that has more pictures on it, as soon as I find it, I will add the rest of our Utah trip and Claire’s birthday party.
When we came back from Utah we brought with us…
SAM_0892 EMMA!! My adorable niece. She is so awesome. We had such a blast with her. Curt and I also were able to enjoy a few dates since we had such a great babysitter around. Claire and Andrew loved having her here. Claire followed her around like a shadow. It was so cute.
While Emma was here. We did lots of fun stuff. We played. We went to the pool.  We shopped. We went to NASA.  We watched movies.  We went to the Air Force Base in San Antonio. We went to Sea World. We just had a blast with her. She is such a fun girl full of a lot of personality.
I will hopefully find that other camera soon so I can post the rest of our pictures. We also have been working on a lot of awesome projects so that will be a post all in itself.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Aww I love the pic of Carson, Addie and Claire on the stairs!! So cute. And for a second I thought you were going to say you brought Justin Bieber back from Utah because I saw him first in the pic. Sad day! I'm sure having Emma was just as good. :p