Thursday, January 23, 2014

Been awhile......

It's been awhile since I've sat through a soccer practice for Addison.

Her knee wasn't well enough in time for her to make the soccer team at school so she's decided to play on a select team for the spring. I think she really enjoyed being out there playing again. I guess we'll see where the season takes us.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Out and about

We started the Christmas Break from school with kids taking turns being sick. So, by the time they were all feeling better and Christmas Day with all of its chaos had passed, they were all suffering from cabin fever and ready to get out of the house for a bit.

We went to the mall so that they could spend some of the Christmas money that they received. While we were at the mall we saw a new film star and Abigail was lucky enough to take her picture with him!

Okay, okay.....yes, it's actually just a big stuffed Olaf from Disney's Frozen.

A day at the mall wore us all out, but the next night we went out for pizza. We decided on a BIG pizza.

The size of that pizza is not some trick of photography. That sucker is a 42 inch pizza!!

Here's Dax taking a bite out of a slice.

We went to a place in San Antonio called Big Lou's Pizza. We had a lot of fun and it's good pizza to boot!

Now that the break is over, it's good to get back into our routine. Don't get me wrong, I love having the time with the kids at home and the days away from the office, but it gets hard to remember what day it is and what needs to be done.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Christmas Flashback

We were looking at old pictures and video over the Christmas season and happened across this video. We had forgotten about it, but it's one of our favorites.

These kids are so funny......then and now!

Monday, January 6, 2014

A Very Merry Christmas!

I hope that you all had a great Christmas season! We've been crazy busy, but it's all been a good kind of busy.

We started off our Christmas time off with Addison volunteering again at the Ronald McDonald house in Austin. This time we were making stew for lunch. This is part of the charity work that comes with one of the pageant organizations that she participates in. I think it's a great thing that they require something so good from these girls. Unfortunately, it's usually the same handful of girls that show up for the charity work.

I did lots of cookie baking for the boxes of cookies that we deliver to our monthly clients. As usual, we ended up with a lot of leftover cookies so we've all gained weight and are also sick of cookies, but I'm sure we'll get over that!

We had a wonderful Christmas spent with family with lots of thoughtful gifts, food, and laughter.

I hope your Christmas was merry as well.