Saturday, April 5, 2014


The Bluebonnet is the Texas state flower. They are all over central Texas every spring. It is so beautiful! I've wanted to attempt to take the kids pics in the flowers in the past but this was the first year that it worked out. Unfortunately, I didn't get any super awesome pictures. Annalise is the only one who understands to look at the camera. :)

Our little Texans-

 Right after we took this picture Noah realized he was sitting on a pile of deer poop. Whoops!
 I like the mix of bluebonnets and cacti!

 Our pretty lady!
 My handsome Noey!
 Sweet Mr. Elliot!

 Annalise and I snuck down to this little stream together. We live in a pretty state!
 She found some "treasures."

Hopefully I'll get some better shots next year, when the boys are better at actually looking at the camera. :)

The Dudes!

I love having the boys dress matching. It just melts my heart!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Big Boy Trip

Last year my parents took Annalise to the mountains on what became known as her "Big Girl Trip." This year was Noah's turn and he had a blast!

My Dad was already in Colorado so Noah and my Mom flew to Denver to meet him and head up the mountain.

Noah had fun skiing, snowshoeing, building snowmen, and playing the Wii.

Getting bundled up to play in the snow, this snazzy hat used to belong to Uncle T-

Here he is snowshoeing-


Skiing! He was SO brave and great skiing. I'm so proud of him! He skied from the top of the mountain to the bottom 3 times on the last day! This might be one of my most favorite pictures of Noah.

Snowman Building-

Here he is in the car, traveling from the Houston airport to Austin. I think the exhaustion is a sign of a great trip!

In a couple of years it will be Elliot's turn!

Big Imaginations

A few weeks ago, Annalise and Noah spent a lot of time playing in our backyard with their imaginary horses, Blister and Buck. They even dressed the part! Every few minutes they would run inside and ask me what cowboy/cowgirl chores they needed to do next. They washed and brushed their horses, fed them, gave them fresh water, put new horseshoes on them, and even mucked their stalls.

5 Years of Noah!

Noah through the years...

March 13, 2009

March 13, 2010

March 13, 2011

March 13. 2012

March 13, 2013

March 13, 2014

We just love him to pieces. I'm so thankful to have him as my big boy. Noah is a combination of tough and rowdy boy and sweet sensitivity. I can always count on many hugs and kisses from him. He has sure come a long way from being our colicky baby. I can't wait to see what an awesome man he will become!