Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I did it again - way too long between posts

I got so busy with life that I was unable to post.  Swim team has officially ended.  I feel like I will be reclaiming my time - or at least trying to.   I love having the kids tell me that they need this that and something else and then tease me for not blogging.  I love having this huge family but it doesn't always make recording our activities easy.  God willing I will be blogging more and more in July!  Just a quick update to say that the family is well, no major changes.

So if you visit again in over the next few weeks, the above pictures and many more will be cataloged with stories.  

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Buckle me

These two are so silly!  You can tell by the socks that Twin Beautiful in in purple on the left and Twin Adorable in pink on the right.  They are not that hard to keep busy.  And they are pretty happy most of the time!!!

Great Make Up Job

Yep, We did our own make up.  This is to make us look pretty!

Sugar wasn't too happy about the use of her make up though.  I think we can agree they did a fabulous job.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Thank You Kiddos

The kids gave me this Mother's Day gift a little early.  Two tickets to see Harry Connick Jr.  This guy is such a fabulous entertainer.  We left the show feeling like we just been jamming with our cousins or something.  You feel like you are a part of it all.  He is very gifted in this.  Sometimes you leave a concert and just think, "That was nice - I liked the music."  With Harry, you leave feeling like you are going to miss him while he is gone.  I am so thankful we got to catch up.  It didn't feel one sided.  The music was great, but a Harry show is so much more.  

Thanks to my kids for once again thinking of me.  I love you guys!  Dad and I had a blast!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Artist Formerly Known As Billy And The Musical He Wrote

This was an adorable musical that shared many of the trials and  joys of being a corps member at Texas A&M.  The author and director is from our dear family friends the B Family.  He is their oldest.  I am just so proud of this young man.  He changed the words to several musicals around a cute little story to create a classy tribute to the corps.  He is now a senior, and this was a fun way to share poke a little fun at all the antics the Corps at A&M provide.  We took most of the family to see the show and it was worth every second of the drive.  Way to go "Billy", you did a fabulous job and we could not be prouder.

We had to go.

(One of his friends grabbed this shot, we were too far away to get a clear picture.  You can see my attempt in the top picture.)

The cast did a fantastic job for the two performances that were both sold out.  That was very impressive.  Considering we didn't go to A&M there were a few "inside jokes and traditions" that caught us unaware - like the ending.

His family was super proud of him.

So were we.  J and the twins had gone off to retrieve the car but we all posed for a picture.  It was so cool, we know him.

The picture above and below are my favorite from the day.  Sibling stuff, gets me every time.

One proud momma.

Sugar and the twins were off getting the car and Bear and Pickle were back in Houston - but the picture below does contain many of my favorite young people!!
This is a great picture and the guy on the bike made it in the shot.  He was worried we missed him.  LOL.

After the play we headed to Laynes to get some chicken.

It is in a college town so it was a good deal, but a bit heavy.  Again we thank Billy for the experience.