Friday, January 31, 2014

Frozen Houston

On Friday, the 24th, school was cancelled because of freezing rain and icy roads (the kids were definitely disappointed that there wasn't snow though). It ended up being perfect timing because we were leaving the next day for Florida and I needed some prep time. That day was going to be CRAZY busy and having no school cut out almost everything I had on the schedule, plus Mike got to be home too. I had a newborn shoot that morning, we got all packed up, went to lunch with Emily and her kiddos and had Ian over to play. Addie had a bad cold that started on Thursday so she took advantage of the day off to take it easy.
Houston has the weirdest forecasts!
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Preston had been waiting for Ian to come over to wear his new capes from Aunt Chrissy. They were pretty cute in them :-).
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Where did January go?!

This month has flown by!
Here are some highlights...mostly from the phone unfortunately.

The kiddos headed back to school (in super style in Ella's case) and Addie started a drawing class at a new place. We had to go pick up supplies, which she thought was super cool and She is LOVING it!
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Addie completed her next 100 books for school AND got to pick out her book for the school library for the birthday book club.
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We have a new nephew (who we get to see VERY soon!) and Mack sent these pictures of him with the flowers all his Texas family sent to the hospital.
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I couldn't resist getting Addie this cat balloon at the grocery store and Beauty thought it was real :-)!
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Finally took down our Christmas cards...a sad day.
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We celebrated Grandad's birthday.
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Ella has inspired me with her confidence. She wears what she wants just because she likes it and it makes me so happy. It took me a long time to build up that kind of courage and just not care. We bought this headband for the parade at her Mardi Gras swim meet coming up soon and she wanted to wear it school :-).
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Addie moved up a level at swim lessons and rang that bell loud and proud!
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Preston, Ella and Mike all were sick last Sunday so Addie and I had a little church date...and we actually look alike in this picture which makes me happy :-).
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They weren't too sick for some football that night though (well, maybe Preston was). We tried to have a little 49ers viewing party but most people stayed away from our sick house. Scotto and my dad did come by to cheer them on though and we were ready with snacks :-). I can even get into the games when victory means you get to go to the superbowl. Unfortunately it was a sad end :-(. I guess we will be cheering with all our friends who are Broncos fans instead of against them.
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Preston was still coughing a lot on Tuesday so he stayed home from school and tagged along with me to my hair appointment. He needed a cut badly, so it all worked out. Plus, he saw this "fast" car when we left and asked for a picture with it :-).
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Flashback...found this old picture of an itty bitty Preston with his BFF Ian from years ago.
Then I went to put an updated family picture in our frame and all these old ones were in there too. I thought it was so fun to see how we have changed and grown in size over the years.
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Officially Over

2 weeks ago was our official last day of Christmas vacation (Jan 6th) and we tried to make the most of it! It was still FREEZING cold so we headed to Monkey Joe's with Kayley and her kiddos, Ella had swim practice, we got lunch at ChickfilA and then Ella had her 4th grade party at a trampoline place. The next day it was back to routines and reality again...bittersweet.
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