Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beach Pics

A few weekends ago we ventured south for a visit with my brother and his girlfriend. It was exciting for several reasons...

1. Don't tell Cameron, but he's in LOVE!!!! He and Ryan are obviously meant for each other and it is so much fun to be with them. He fits perfectly into her family, and she fits perfectly into ours too. We are SO excited and happy for them!

2. We got to meet Ryan's family for the 1st time. They were wonderful to us and made the whole visit comfortable and fun. THANKS EVERYONE!!!! We had a GREAT time!!!

3. Ryan made an AMAZING dinner for us that night. Thanks Ryan, everything was delicious!!

4. Nathan and I rode uncle Cam's horse, Doc. Ryan's house is on the same property as her parents' house and also her grandparents' house. They have a lighted riding arena so we were able to ride after dark, aka after it cooled off a little.

5. WE WENT TO THE BEACH!!! On Sunday we all went to Galveston to the beach. There were so many of us we had to take 3 vehicles! It was an absolutely wonderful day. The boys both loved the beach. We also had dinner at a very nice seafood restaurant and shopped around downtown Galveston.

Sorry some of the pics are so small. I guess the setting on the camera was too little. I tried to stretch them a little so you could see them better- that's why they're a little fuzzy. The jist of it is that we all had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back to see "Aunt" Ryan and Uncle Cameron again. We love you guys!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Paul's 20 year high school reunion was this past weekend. This pic was taken in his dad's backyard before the Saturday night event. We had a great time visiting with our friends Shawn & Marja Liner. Paul and Shawn have been friends since high school and stood up for each other when they got married. Shawn & Marja have a daughter, Maggie, who was born 14 hours before Nathan. As you can see, Nathan & Maggie are great friends even though they only get to see each other once or twice a year. Destiny???? We'll see...

These are just some fun pics I've taken of the boys recently. I'm sure you'll agree that they are absolutely adorable!!

Joseph turned 10 months old a few weeks ago. It's so hard to believe we're already making birthday plans! He's still trying to figure out crawling, but seems to enjoy trying. When you've got 24 lbs to lift it's kinda hard, after all! I, in the meantime, am enjoying the fact that he ISN'T mobile yet!
Nathan starts to Pre-K in a few weeks. I am SO not ready for him to be in school 5 days a week! It just does not seem like he should already be starting school. He's totally fine with school- at least once he gets there. He's a little like his Momma & Daddy in that he doesn't like getting up in the mornings, but once we get there he darts off to play with his friends. I have to beg for bye-bye hugs!!
This weekend we're heading for Houston. My brother's girlfriend, Ryan, lives there, so we're going to go stay a few nights with her. We're going to drive to Galveston on Sunday to spend the day at the beach. We are all SO excited! This will be our first time to meet Ryan's family and we are really looking forward to it. We LOVE, LOVE Ryan and can't wait to see her and Uncle Cam!