Down Again – But Up Again Too

While I was in Austin, John fell and injured his left knee again! His surgeon said that her repairs never break…and they didn’t. When John fell in his hallway, the tendons on his knee didn’t tear loose. Instead, they broke his kneecap. Continue Reading →

Rockin’ the Medieval Look

Caleb needed a costume for the Choir Madrigal dinner…so off to Magic, Etc. we went. He narrowed it down to these two outfits and eventually went with the Joshua blue one. Continue Reading →

Chinese Food With Donny

Tony grabbed Donny for a dude’s lunch at a local Chinese food place. They had a good time hanging out together. It’s hard not to have Donny home any more, but it’s nice to be able to things like this with him. Continue Reading →

Got His License!

What a great day for Caleb! He got his license! We decided to let Maverick Driving School do the first part of the driving instruction, as well as the classroom instruction this time….and boy were we glad that we did! Continue Reading →

Say Cheese

My hubby upgraded my camera rig! A new camera, higher pixels, and two great lenses! Now to watch YouTube to learn how to use all of this!

Rodeo Goat

Tony and I enjoyed some mimosas and yummy lunch at Rodeo Goat. Continue Reading →


Had a fun time playing Donny’s new card game, Munchkin.¬† Continue Reading →

A Visitor from Down Under

Tony’s friend Val Kim from Australia came to visit us for a bit tonight. He and Caleb jammed on guitar and drums, he and Tony talked, and we really enjoyed the visit. Continue Reading →

Bama Buddies

Tony and Liam had a great time visiting with friends in Alabama. They say Paul, Jamie, and Tristan…then went to see Pete’s family. Good times. Continue Reading →

West Virginia Bound

Amanda was right…we should’ve left for the airport earlier. Even though we left at 4am, they still missed their 6am flight due to long TSA lines. They were able to get on a flight 1 hour later, with a layover in Chicago. They made it home safely. So sad to see my kiddos leave…and my little tater tot. Can’t wait for April to see them again! Continue Reading →

A Photo Revisited

Amanda wanted to retake a favorite photo of she and Tony…with Aiden. So we put on some bandannas…and recreated the photo. Continue Reading →

Back to Bama

Tony, Liam, and TJ left early on the 1st to tow TJ’s truck back to Alabama. Hated to see them go, but knew they had to. Hope it won’t be too long before we see TJ again. Continue Reading →

Happy New Year 2016

What a great way to ring in the new year…with our kids around us. Love these faces and look forward to what this new year will bring! Continue Reading →

New Year’s Eve

The kids went to lunch at Hibachi with friends while I babysat Aiden. Then we spent a quiet (well, not THAT quiet) night watching Alabama make it to the finals, and ringing in the new year. We toasted at midnight…what a great way to bring in 2016. Continue Reading →

Christmas Games – Sort Of

Caleb headed over to his friend’s house for an afternoon of airsoft rifle games! He wanted to test out his Gilly suit. Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas to All

Christmas day started with our own little Santa waking up his Pappy to help pass out presents. After¬†donuts and sausage rolls provided by Uncle John, it was time for presents. Then…the napping ensued. Continue Reading →

Christmas Eve in Denton

We all trekked on up to Bonnie and Ollie’s for Christmas Eve in Denton. We did a White Elephant gift exchange, opened gifts, ate chili and tamales, and had a great time. Tony’s dad and stepmom, Lloyd and Linda, were there and we got some generational photos with MeeMaw, Bonnie, Tony, Amanda, and Aiden. Continue Reading →

Birthday Chicken Dance

The whole family went to Babe’s for dinner after our photo shoot. Of course, we had to have the birthday boy do the chicken dance to celebrate turning 14.

Liam Turns 14

Where has the time gone? My little baby is 14 today! I’m just in tears when I see how grown up he looks. He’s lost the chubby little kid look and is now a handsome young man. This mama is feeling old. Wish I could stop time. I love you, son. Happy Birthday! Continue Reading →

My Best Christmas Gift – Family

Knowing I was going to have all of my kids, my parents, AND my grand baby home for Christmas was the best gift ever. So I grabbed my talented friend Crystal Thom and we had some great family photos taken. It was cold and the wind was terrible…but we were together…and that’s what matters most. I love my family so much.

Aiden Arrives!!!

Not that we weren’t excited to see Amanda and Jason, but Aiden stole the show! Everyone wanted to hold him and take photos…and he likes to play with the camera on a phone…so he took some selfies too! More photos in post. Continue Reading →

Liam’s Christmas Choir Concert

The Men’s Choir sang God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Great concert! Continue Reading →

So Very Thankful

Had a great time getting to visit with family this Thanksgiving. We all headed to Venus to hang out, eat, and enjoy each other’s company. It was especially nice that John was able to come hang out with us! Love this family. Continue Reading →

John’s Home Assessment

In order to get out of the rehab facility, John had to prove that he could go up the stairs at his apartment (as well as get around in the apartment). John passed with flying colors and will be going home on Monday! Continue Reading →