Friday, July 30, 2010

Artsy Abode!

If you know Honey- then you know that "art is in our blood!" My girls love to color and snack on a few crayons too!
Looking good girls!

They had so much fun! I can't wait to watch them as they grow and see what talents God has give them! :)


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Destination Wedding- at least for us it was!

Hello- Jacksonville, Florida: Happy Wedding Luke and Grace! Let the festivities begin!
After we loaded up, hopped a plane, and we were on our way... Here Ken is loading our rental car- Ken decided to "upgrade" to the convertible- which I LOVED! I think this was a guilty pleasure for parents used to having 2 carseats, stollers, toys, diaper bags, etc. We got to the hotel,checked in and headed to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
Here we are at practice- there were 3 best men, 7 groomsmen, 2 maid of honors, and 10 bridesmaids- Whew! What a wedding!!!

I love LOVE!

The 3 best men and the groom: (from the left- Cory, Ken, Luke, and Justin). It was such a fun wedding we all hit it off and made the night so much fun!

Ken and I with the future Mr. & Mrs. Luke Whitmire! Isn't she a doll!!! After the dinner- the boys headed out to Dave and Buster's for a little fun. I headed out for a run on the Riverwalk.
Saturday, the wedding wasn't until 7pm so the groomsmen and me hit the pool! Great way to relax.

Let the wedding begin. It was a beautiful ceremony. Grace made all of her bridesmaid dresses- can you believe that?!? She even altered her grandmother's dress, that her mom wore, to wear as her own. How special is that?!

The reception was great- Luke now lives in New York and works for Fox News- he does the cameras for several National news shows.

Here I am with "my" groom! Isn't he handsome!

Here is a sweet new friend of mine from Kansas- Aimee! Her hubby was also a groomsman. Since the guys had to be there so early for pictures- she and I headed to the nearest mall- in true shopping fashion- pushed our luck and were almost late to the wedding, but it was a fun time!

The 3 best men!

Luke and Ken- I am so glad we were able to share this day with you, Luke and Grace- it was BEAUTIFUL! We are praying that God will bless your marriage and do great things with you two!

Let the honeymoon begin!!
After the wedding- Ken and I decided to stay another day to "relax and enjoy" our mini vacation! Come to find out while we were at the wedding one of my very besties- Courtney (fun fact: we were in each others weddings) was on family vaction on Amelia Island- 30 minutes away! Can you believe it? Ken and I spend the day at the beach with them and then ate at Sliders. Amelia Island is definitley on my short list of must do again!

Courtney, Brandon (her hubby) and I have known each other for about 10 years now! She is that friend that I can call ANYTIME and we pick up right where we left off! I love you sweet friend! I am so thankful we met up! LEt's do it again- say maybe 30?

At dinner with our friends: (from the left) Lorie, Mack, Cory, Brandon, Max, Courtney, and us! This was a wedding weekend trip BONUS! I miss you guys!

Can't leave out the girls! The family LOVES to see them on here!
Mattie wouldn't slow down for a picture today, but Hailey really gets a kick out of saying "Cheese" and sitting when she sees the camera.

I had to make a quick trip to Kroger today and finally decided to try the "car"- SUCCESS! Aren't they too cute! This made my trip 4 times easier... that is until they figure out they can get out- but until that day...
we are good!

Monday, July 26, 2010

While the cats away...

the mice will PLAY!!! Here is Uncle Ken meeting his 3rd niece, Alayna for the 1st time. She was born February 10, 2010. Unfortunately, due to a resident call schedule- he hasn't left Texas in a while! She is a precious, sweet, calm baby- maybe it is all relative though-- one 3 year old, two 17 month olds, and one 6 month old!
The GANG is all here! Grammy, Aunt DeDe, Aleyse, and Alayna came to keep the girls for a few days so Ken and I could go to Jacksonville, FL for his best friend Luke's wedding. (That post coming soon!)

Having breatkfast together- Aleyse, Mattie, and Hailey sure can have "deep" conversations!

My girls- the BEST of friends! Isn't this adorable!

They love to give kisses!

Mattie with Alayna!

Grammy and Hailey- how sweet!

ALeyse and Hailey- loving each other.

Hailey aka the "future gymnast"! This is the position I catch her in MOST often- ready to roll over.

Little Diva #1- Aleyse taking a nap- DIVA STYLE!

Playing after dinner at The Spot! Thankfully this is the perfect place for a few "noisy" kid-os!

More soon!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to YOU- Honey!

We LOVE you!
Hope your day was extra special...

Happy "29th" birthday- again.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fun at the beach... despite...

the OIL!!! So sad- but the Coast Guard that I spoke with said it has covered less than 1percent of the Galveston Beaches- so that is encouraging I think?
Here we are at the beach- Ken and I love to be in the sun! The girls love to be in the water!

Floating with Daddy- Kummerfeld's I hope it is ok that we brought the board out... we only used it for a little bit- the girls would much rather walk in the water. :)

Hailey carrying around as much as she can- she is such a hoarder at times! It's all or nothing with this cutie!

Mattie enjoying her ride with turtle! I love that we live so close to the water with these girls! We make so many great memories each time we go! I hate to say it, but I am going to be sad when it is time to say good bye.

Visting with The Thomas Family!

Last weekend- The Thomas Family (Josh, Maegan, and Jaxon) came to visit us from Texarkana. We had such a great time being "tourists" with them. Here we are at the beach of course... Hailey was a hoot- loves to carry things around. :)
Maegan and Jaxon checking out the beach. This was his first time and he LOVED it!!!

Mattie and Jaxon having a conversation... Aren't they precious?!?!

Jaxon got a real kick out of Belle- who loves all the attention!

My girls and their puppy!

Hugs! Hugs and more hugs- they all chased, hugged, and ran from each other. I think it is precious that even at this age- they play coy! :)

The last night here- the adults (or kids at heart) got a sitter and headed out to a baby free dinner at Fisherman's Wharf. It was so great getting to spend time with these friends! Thanks for coming to visit! Come see us again soon!