Daron, Melanie, Stephen, Kassie, and Kenny

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Olympics Opening Day!

Tall and handsome Stephen started the day by volunteering at our library for his Citizenship in the Community Scout merit badge - go Steevie!

Some people bob for apples, but Kenny bobs for coins in the fountain. (He grudgingly threw them all back in after he was done retrieving them...)

Glued to the couch watching the Olympics!

About to lose another tooth...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Take-your-kids-to-work day at HP!

So much fun!  Free goodies, touring the computer-making factory, and eating lunch with Dad!

Then after a long day at work, Kassie unwinds at home by becoming her superhuman alterego:
"The Green Diamond"  (the undies really top off the outfit.)

She has super, super powers. Have you ever?  (Green cape and hood made from HP bag)

And Geneve gets a costume too.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Loving living back in Texas

Here are Steevie and me at our Young Men/Young Women church youth volleyball activity... it's so fun to have him be a teenager and go hang out with him doing fun stuff!

The kids helped me paint polka dots in our craft room...

And who knew we had Bird of Paradise plants growing in our yard!! Love it!

Kassie is displaying the eggs we found in a nest in our palm tree. The momma hasn't been back to sit on them for 4 days so we're caring for them.

And happy birthday to my cute brother Sterling today... here's to remembering good times with him (we're dancing at Stephanie's wedding a few years ago).

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Thankful for the thankless jobs...

It's always good to do thankless jobs because it reminds us of how thankful we are for a home to do these thankless jobs in!  Tonight we completed several of those little items... installing 80 knobs on drawers and cabinets around the house (you only notice when those AREN'T there because there's nothing to pull it open!), changing out the 2 previous thermostats to programmable ones and spackling and repainting, putting together a bookshelf for our den, and hanging the last picture in the living room. It feels great to be pretty much done now!

Geneve might quite possibly be the most loved and spoiled dog on earth. I don't think she takes more than 9 steps a day on her own feet because one of the kids is holding her or hauling her around on a blanket or something. And she always looks so forlorn, but she loves it. She's always just so tired. It's so hard to be her. Whatever.

Uncle Dustin helped Kas make a birdfeeder, which now hangs on our kitchen window. We can't wait for the birds to find it. And we love watching our new little momma bird who sits on her 2 little white eggs in her nest up in our palm tree.