Monday, November 26, 2012

Getting back into the blog habit...

Yes, it has been since May that I have entered our life into our blog.  Can't let any more memories slip by...
To jog my brain later as I re-live the past few months:

*summer/ VBS/ Morris' OK vacay/ Ranch:
     We had a fun and busy summer of 2012. We did not travel much which was unusual for our family, but we stayed close to home and spent time doing fun things in Oklahoma. George & Abigail both participated in McFarlin's VBS and loved the rotational structure. Matt was on the Opening/Closing Team (affectionately referred to as "Dance Team" by Carrie ) and Carrie led the Greeters Team. Love that our family all participates in a fabulous mission to bring children closer to Jesus!

    The 3 Morris kids came up together this year over July 4th weekend and we all had a blast!!! From rock climbing to daily snow cones to frolicking in the COLD waters of Sulphur, we loved having them here. We even had a lemonade stand and George & Abigail made $10 each with their cousins' help. George & Abigail idolize their "big cousins!"
    We also went on our annual Martin Family weekend at Sand Creek Ranch in Lubbock, TX. They weather was cooler in Lubbock and we even got a little chilly at the pool. BB guns, 4 wheeling, mule riding, and motorcycling were the highlights! Love any time our family gets together!
*g&a's birthday party & birthday letters
*saying goodbye to Wilsons
*selling & buying our houses

 George & Abigail both played soccer on the Dinosaurs Team with Coach Matt Ottis this fall. George especially loves soccer and played really scorer every game with other coaches complimenting his skills! They both mastered better control of the ball, dribbling, cooperative play with their teammates and aggressive play.
 Annual Normandy Park neighborhood Trick-or-Treating with Asher, Cache, & Evangeline! AKA Jessie the Cowgirl, Ironman, Dragon, and Batman.

 Gotta stop at Nana Millie's!
 Moving Day, November 15, 2012. Bittersweet day.
 All of our belongings in our garage, ready to load. Kinda sobering to see all of our things in one spot.
 And then transferred to the new garage....
 Day 1: replacing all ceiling fans and painting 3 bedrooms, prior to moving in boxes or furniture.
 G&A wanted to be in the same room again at the new house. They were able to choose their new room color: red!! Compromise, one red wall and three coordinating grey walls. Looks great!
We hosted Thanksgiving at our new house 6 days after we closed. Sherry, Doug, Kirby, Evie, Laura, Brad & Mom and Dad. Good motivation to get unpacked!!
More stories and pics to follow!!!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

End of May!!

Last day as Elves at Pumpkin Shell! George & Abigail love their teachers!
Teacher Cariba
 Teacher Ally
 Teacher Kiesha
 George's girlfriend Halle..she's graduating from P-Shell :(
 Teacher Dianna, their main Elf Teacher
 We spent Memorial Day weekend at Spring Branch and enjoyed being out in the Hill Country for one last long weekend (hopefully Bill & Debbie's house will sell soon!!). We spent the days swimming at the neighborhood pool, hiking at Enchanted Rock, and tubing down the chutes of Schlitterbahn (no pics of Schlitterbahn as didn't want to risk camera getting wet).

George was sooooo proud that he can bicycle all by himself!

 Two little water bicyclers!
 We enjoy watching the deer in their backyard taking a little drink.
 Enchanted Rock State Park
 My little tree climber!

 At the trailhead ready to climb!
 Up, up, up we go!
 Taking a break in the shade, Miss A's favorite!
 Grandpa, G, A, and Grammy
 Another nice little spot of shade
 "Here Mommy, this for you!" Melt my heart....
 Posing with her Grammy...the wind was very breezy on top of the granite rock.
 Look at that view!
 Of course, we must have a silly face picture.
 SUMMIT!! (one mile hike up!)
 We're sliding down the rock!!