Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Beautiful packaging!
Brayden and Julia made these dream catchers! (Yes, they really made them!)
Brionna's talking Dr. doll, she loves dolls that talk and she loves playing nurse! (it's in her blood---nursing)
Brayden's official England Soccer jersey--front and back

The boys-Jim, Ashton (behind the box) Jake and Aaron
Part of Christmas dinner
Chocolate Pie
Dinner table
Dinner at the Island
Can you even find the tree? This is almost a seek and find puzzle!
Julia and Brionna
Marygrace and Vaughn
Linden and Elston
Brionna and Brayden
The Gang!
More of the gang with the "leader" of the pack----George the lab
Emilyl, Paula and Mikala----after Church
The men and boys after Church--Randy, Jake, in the back, Vaughn, Elston, Brayden and little Linden in the front.
Paula and Mikala
Brayden and Mr. McGaughy (his guitar instructor) at Brayden's guitar recital
The actual recital----Brayden did a GREAT job!
Sweet Marygrace, kind of blurry but cute Marygrace
Vaughn and Elston in the front of Austin Middle School after Brayden's band concert
Brionna and Marygrace in their matching cute Christmas sweaters

Merry Christmas

I will post some Christmas pictures just as soon as I have a few minutes!
We've had a great Christmas with visits from family and friends, some from very far away and some close by!
Merry Christmas everyone and have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tree with Presents

Mikala, I may have bought the kids too many toys, all of the presents under the tree are for the kids--------ummmmm, bring an extra suitcase! I still need to put paper in the sacks in the front, I still need to label them, those are the shake and go cars.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Julia and Brionna at the Mall

Hercules and his new "do"

We had Hercules shaved this past weekend so that he wouldn't be shedding all over the place while Jake, Mikala and family are here this next week. His winter coat was coming in and he was starting to get some mats so we had Stoney come give him a cute haircut. He loves his haircut, he must feel better because he is always so playful after he gets his hair cut.

Welcome to our home----he really wants company!
Ready to be wrapped up for someone's present!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cold Brionna

I couldn't resist taking a quick minute to catch a couple of clattering teeth! Brionna was soooooooo cold after her bath tonight! I had her wrapped in her towel but her teeth were still clattering! Her bath started warm but after 30 minutes of playing with her rubber duckie...........
Don't worry, I wrapped her in a fleece blanket, put warm blanket pj's on her and blow dried her hair! She was toasty warm within minutes.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Brayden's soccer game---7-0

I saw the best game tonight and I am so happy that Brayden's team won! Brayden had his spidermonkey in his back pocket and stopped some awesome balls! (spidermonkey is what we call him when he does his special tricks to stop those balls!)
At the last tournament in Dallas, two mothers were incredible nasty and blamed the goalie for the teams loss------------even tho-------------our boys didn't score not even ONE point! You can't very well win if you can't even score so a lot of drama and hurt feeling ensued, it certainly wasn't a healthy situation for our little 11 and 12 year old boys-----------it was also their coach's last game with our boys which after this tournament and after his way of handling the situation, I'm glad. Anyway, our boys were playing the other "Drifter" team, their Drifter teammates and our boys stomped them, their goalie was being bombarded by balls he couldn't stop, without any backup from his teammates and that is exactly what happened to Brayden in Dallas, he had no backup and he was being bombarded with balls, the 2 mothers who complained about Brayden were there with the opposing team. I could go on and on but I'm probably saying enough, I just wanted to say Brayden did an awesome job and I'm very proud of him and his soccer skills. Go Brayden!!!!!!

This picture is for Jake and Mikala

I hope this picture makes you super excited you're coming to visit!
We just can't wait to see you guys in a little over a week!

Brionna and Santa

Brionna didn't want to sit in his lap, she said she'd just stand and tell him what she wanted. She said she wants to go back with her cousins to tell him what she wants.