Victoria has a great group of friends that love her & we have been blessed by all of them. They came to celebrate Victoria with us & we had a blast with each & everyone of them!
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This life, it isn't about the best job, or who has the best car, or whose kid got first in whatever or whose son or daughter got into an Ivy league college. Life is about people and relationships, it's about loving on people, a coming together, helping each other when we are down. It should be judgeless. Each and every one of us are called, somewhere deep down, to greatness. Everywhere you look people are doing great things, people that are just like you and me, people that feel completely average. Do you know someone who is doing something great? This life isn't about the rat race, this life is all about people! So I ask you something John C. Maxwell asks everyone he sits down with, "who do you know that I should know?"
( Victoria's hair is blowing in her face, that's why she looks different)
We are a family of Dreamers, there is nothing that we can't have, as long as we obey God's laws & man's laws to get it. We know that one day we will have a private plane, it's been a dream of ours for such a long time & we never intend on letting go. If you have a dream, keep it, foster it, believe it with all of your heart & never let it go, then go out & find a way to make it happen even if it seems crazy. Live a little crazy!
Freedom & Liberty, that's what Fourth of July means to patriotic Americans. You see freedom & liberty is what sets America apart from other countries it's what makes us special, without liberty we don't have freedom.
This is our story, if you choose not to believe in God, that's ok. We have each, Joe & I, had different experiences that kept leading us to trust in God & our experiences are our experiences. We hope you enjoy our Easter photos!
For God so loved the world, the He gave his only son. That whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
This is a first for every member of our family! Neither Joe or I have been here, which is kind of crazy.
I solemnly swear I am up to no good! Just kidding!
Our crazy, fun crew!
11 kids, 7 bikes, 3 moms, 2 scooters and one red ripstick.
The Dallas Children's Theatre did an amazing job of bringing Eric Carle's books to the stage, it was bright & colorful, fun & engaging & we absolutely enjoyed every minute!
Well, Christmas is done & the new year has come and its time to put away all of the Christmas decor. Each year it has taken me several days to a week to set up & take down all of the Christmas decorations. I️ realize just how precious my time is & I️ don’t want the set up & take down to take that long so I️ set out to figure out how to make it more quick and efficient.
I know New Years Eve is supposed to be extravagant & over the top but this year ours wasn’t any of those. Since Texas was supposed to have its ice-palooza we made the decision to go to my parents & stay the night. So without further ado, our New Years Eve.
Ya’ll, it’s not supposed to be this cold in Texas. We all have on 3 layers of clothes, including jackets, plus we loaded the car with blankets just in case. Coco got to go with us & she was “thrilled”, well she was once we got to my parents house.
Well here it is, our year in review. I had hoped to get this done in Janurary however life had other plans. Everything is wonderful, we were just busy, as I'm sure all of you were. I hope you enjoy!
We went back to Bass pro to see Santa just like we told him we would.
Fellowship Church in Grapevine put on a Christmas show this year & it was wonderful!
We were blessed to get to spend the evening with my parents.
Decorators Warehouse Christmas decor where everything is for sale. If you haven’t been you are missing out!
All loaded up & headed to South Padre Island, let the shenanigans begin!
After spending all day at The Johnson Space Center we were all anxious to fill our bellies with some delicious food! Joe found a great restaurant called Mi Luna and decided that we were going to try something new. Mi Luna is a Tapas restaurant and they have live music & that night had Flamenco Dancers. For those of you who don't know Tapas are Spanish appetizers & if you have never been to a restaurant like this one I suggest you go, it was a lot of fun!
Our boys are so enthralled by Elon Musk and his Space X company and all that he is attempting to do so we just had to take the kids to the Johnson Space Center.
This past year we studied the Renaissance, Dark ages, & Medieval times as a big part of our history & so of course we had to take the kids to the Renaissance fair when it came to town! We had a fun time & it was neat for the kids to see history come to life. It rained a good portion of the day, hence the ponchos, but even so, we had fun!
Ohhh,, this soup is the bomb! All of our kids LOVE this soup & we rarely have any leftover.
Hi everyone! This post is a review of a dog harness & leash that we recently found. I usually don't buy anything at craft fairs unless I know exactly what I am going for prior to going and I didn't purchase it the first time I saw it either. We saw this gentleman demonstrating how this harness worked on several dogs & I was so intrigued that I stood there in the freezing cold (which I hate) and watched in awe as dog after dog seemed to be completely transformed while using this harness. I was awaken from my awed trance by my children saying "mommy we are freeeeezing" so I grabbed the guys business card & ran our kiddos to the car to warm up. I honestly couldn't get that harness out of my mind & for weeks it haunted me. I finally convinced my husband that we needed it & he agreed! Yay!! We ordered the purple harness & the security leash & actually picked it up from the company owner, Bruce, at his place of work & he even had us bring Coco to have her sized! Bruce is awesome.
We ran into him at another county fair when it was much warmer outside & I was able to get some pictures!
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