Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Here are a few random pictures.

Dayton and Claire played at Aunt Mel’s house while the boys were in school during the week of Thanksgiving.

Claire got an award at her school for all A’s.

Dayton had fun playing (and wore a party hat, of course!) at Belton’s birthday party.

We took a selfie together.

And I sent a silly selfie of me to the kids on my way to work.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Julia’s Birthday

On our way back home, we took a detour to Uncle Peter and Aunt Kelly’s house due to some plumbing issues. We hung out for a while and then were able to go back to my parent’s house.

Claire loves babies!

The next day was my birthday! Dayton had some presents to open from Grandmom and Granddad, and he seemed to enjoy that!

I got lots of jewelry! It turns out Rebecca was Jordan’s secret shopper. Or I guess she was my secret shopper, since she bought stuff for me (in behalf of Jordan) without me knowing about it!

Jordan made me a wonderful dinner of homemade chicken alfredo with a delicious chocolate orange chunk cake for dessert. Thanks!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Great Wolf Lodge

The day after Thanksgiving we headed to Dallas to go to Great Wolf Lodge! Stephen, Mel, and their boys have gone there each year for the past few years. Different people have gone with them. Three years ago, Jordan took Claire there, and I had a weekend to myself at home right before Dayton was born. But this time, I came along, too! Chris, Rebecca, Jameson, Stephen, Mel, Kyle, Ryan, Evan, Grandma, Grandpa, and all of us were there. We had a great time!

I love the wolf ears!

Before swimming one day:

Dayton worked and worked to make it all the way across, and he finally did it!

Nap time for baby Jameson!

Snack time for Dayton!

Despite the conveyor belt (to bring the big tubes to the top of the slide) not working part of the time, we had a great time. My family and I definitely enjoyed swimming and playing at Great Wolf Lodge! Claire was exactly 48 inches tall, so she got to go on all the slides! She had fun!

Until next time, Great Wolf Lodge!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a pretty easy day on Thanksgiving. The kids did a puzzle, watched TV, and played together.

We also played kick ball outside - until the ball got deflated.

Aunt Rebecca and Jameson - looking super cute!

We enjoyed a simple meal of BBQ turkey, brisket, and ham with some sides. After dinner, some people went to the A&M game. 

We are very blessed and very thankful for each other, our health, our families, and all of our blessings!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dayton’s Birthday!!!

We were in College Station for Dayton’s birthday, so we celebrated with the Coopers. After eating at Chuy’s, we went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house, where Dayton opened presents and we ate cupcakes.

The silly birthday boy!

He was so excited to get the fishing game from Aunt Mel and Uncle Stephen! - He had actually been looking for it at their house, but it was tucked away to give to him, since he likes it so much!


He wanted party hats for his party. Any time I’d talk about his birthday, he would tell me we needed to get party hats for his party.

The cousins liked the hats, too.

- Except for Jameson. Jameson didn’t like the hat!

(This was the second time they put the hat on Jameson. The first time, he cried and cried. He did NOT like that party hat!)

Happy birthday, Dayton!

We love you and are so thankful for your funny, silly caring personality!