My family

My family

Friday, December 26, 2014

Flashback Friday

Happy Friday......and Merry Christmas!! :)
Every year, I try to get a family photo to use for our Christmas cards.  With four very different personalities, two different states and one very OCD mother, it ends up badly every single year.
I've decided - with a lot of urging on Jim's part - to let it go this year.  (Insert big sigh here.)  Yep, you heard it here first.....I vow to stop stressing myself out and put my camera away.  As they say, the first step is admitting you have a problem.  Hahaha! :)
All sarcasm aside, I'm reflecting on a time when I could get a Christmas photo of the kids together without tons of eye-rolling and I could still dress them in whatever I wanted. 

Dallas, TX - 2000

Friday, December 19, 2014

Flashback Friday

Happy Friday! :)
Sending out a not-so-subtle-reminder to my duck quack feather-loving friends......are you seeing a pattern here?!  My family started exchanging duck selfies (Flat Stanley-style) earlier this year but it's been awhile since I've seen anything. 

Time to bust out the birds and post those pictures on Instagram!!


Chick pics - 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Flashback Friday

Happy Friday! :)
I'm reminiscing this week about when the kiddos were young.  The bouncer was Delanie's absolute favorite place to be.  As you can see below, Garrett liked hanging out there as well.  :)  This sucker was a life-saver when I was showering, doing dishes, etc.  Garrett was big enough to roam the house but I couldn't always count on Delanie to be asleep in her crib.  I would stick her in the bouncer and she was happy as a lark. 
If Delanie was ever fussy, Garrett would walk by her (while she was sitting in the bouncer), put his foot on her belly and shake it. It cheered her up every single time!! :)

Grand Prairie, TX - 1999

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Being a mommy.....

Being a mommy is discovering strengths you didn't know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed.  I thank God every day that these two are mine. 

Garrett & Delanie at MiMi and PaPa's 50th wedding anniversary celebration - 2008

Friday, December 5, 2014

Flashback Friday

Happy Friday! :)
We are showing Jim some love in this week's Flashback Friday.  Check out this HUGE snook he caught several years ago.  Seriously......could this guy be any cuter?! 
He was fishing with John Ackerman in Stuart, Florida when he reeled this monster in.  Proving what a big heart he has, he quickly snapped the photo and released it back into the water.  That's my man, folks!! :)

Florida - 1999