Saturday, August 20, 2011

Church Hayride

We had a family hayride for church Friday night. What a fun time! It was a beautiful night. We had so much fun with our church family.

Camden and his buddy, Ezekial

Payton and his buddy, Ezra

Maylee Grace and her BFF, Nira

On any given Sunday or church event, you will rarely see these two apart from each other. Their special friendship is absolutely adorable to watch.


The Texas girl coming out in me...if only I had a pair of cowboy boots that still fit me.

My two handsome cowboys and beautiful cowgirl

Isn't this kid so stinkin' cute??

May and Nira

First Day of 5th Grade!

My Camden could not wait to get out the door to start his first day of 5th grade. I cannot believe this is his last year in elementary school. I am praying that God uses him in a mighty way at school.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Princess Ball at the Castle de Sellers

The King and Queen requested the presence of the local princesses and princes for a royal celebration for Princess Maylee Grace. We had quite the royal evening. All the princesses were dressed in their finest for the ball. The Belle of the ball had a lovely time.

Maylee Grace, Mallory, Julianna

Cinderella (Maylee Grace), Rapunzel (Riley), Snow White (Nira)

Avery, Nira, Abigail, Alice, Maylee Grace, Riley, Mallory, Julianna, Payton, Nick

Nick really liked all the jewels. He was quite the available Prince at the ball.

Maylee Grace and Nira looking through the royal jewels

My sweet Princess is 3!!!

My precious Maylee Grace turned "3" on 8/8/11. It seems like just yesterday she came into the world. She is so much fun. Not a day goes by that I don't think about how extremely blessed I am to have had a little girl after my two boys.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

San Antonio, TEXAS

We were so blessed to go on a family vacation with our great friends, the Bakers. We went to San Antonio, TX. We had a fun-filled schedule for the week. We ventured out to the Riverwalk. We went to a Wildlife Safari Ranch, SeaWorld and Six Flags. We had a such a great time. There were lots of smiles and very happy kiddos on this trip.

the kids on the Riverwalk Riverboat tour

In front of the Alamo in 105 degree heat

The boys standing by the Davey Crocket statue. They knew exactly which one he was.

Salt Lick BBQ

One of our stops in Texas was the Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood. Matt had seen an episode on Food Network and decided that was the place we needed to go. It was yummy BBQ and everyone had great things to say about their dinner. We got to meet up with my youth pastor and his wife, Todd and Lisa O'Brien while in TX. These two were pivotal people in my life, especially Lisa. Over the years, our relationship changed from leader/student to life long friends. Lisa was my matron of honor in our wedding. It was so great to see them and their kids!

Christy, Lisa, Todd

Mayson, Creighton, Maylee Grace, Lauren, Camden, Bryson, Payton, Brooklyn waiting outside patiently for our turn at some yummy food.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

We went on this African safari in Texas! This was one of the highlights of the trip. The kids had so much fun feeding the animals that were coming right up to the car. The zebras got a little too friendly.

Maylee Grace, Lauren, Camden, Bryson, Brooklyn, Payton

This crazy zebra would open his mouth really wide whenever you hold the food up. He'd catch the piece of food in his mouth. It was so funny. Everyone in our car was just cracking up at this guy.

The boys feeding a very friendly deer.

SeaWorld San Antonio

We got to go to SeaWorld for two days. Our kids had an absolute blast. The two little kids loved all the shows. We watched the Shamu show twice and the dolphin show as well as a children's show that showcased all the Sesame Street characters. Camden loved the roller coasters and other rides. We also got to spend lots of time playing in the water!

Maylee Grace and Lauren with Zoe from Sesame Street

Feeding the dolphins

Maylee Grace had been talking about petting a dolphin for weeks. She finally got to do it! This moment was priceless.

The gang in front of SeaWorld: Lauren, Brooklyn, Payton, Maylee Grace, Bryson, Camden

Totally pooped after an awesome day at SeaWorld. Notice the dolphin and Shamu right beside each of them. I couldn't resist taking this photo.