Monday, September 26, 2016


This was the first weekend of Fall, though it sure didn't feel like it (98% humidity yesterday), but today sure does.  For a few days at least and then we can have our Summer temps back for a bit...


 On Thursday Drew and Camden were here after school and it was HOT.  I was trying to keep those crazy athletes hydrated!  Abigail read to Camden.

Friday before school

As soon as the kids hit the bus Friday we hit the road with the Cottons for a weekend trip to my favorite place, Gruene.  It was a fantastic weekend even if we could have wished for cooler temps in late September. 


Pie at Blue Bonnet Café in Marble Falls
 I can't find any more pictures from Friday, but we drove to Driftwood and ate lunch at Saltlick.  YAY.  We took a nice long drive to Gruene and we checked into our favorite bed and breakfast.  We had cabins next to each other with an adjoining balcony.  John Curtis came to visit and we all ate dinner together at Gruene Door it was so good!

On Saturday the kids walked in Dallas' JDRF Walk with their old preschool.  Here is a picture with the Golzes. 


 And a deer at our cabin.
 We had breakfast and spent the day walking around Gruene, shopping and sitting on our patios.



The coffee shop in Gruene is a fave
 Fudge from the General Store



Lunch at the Gristmill

 The kids on their walk.  Apparently Abigail's legs gave out :)  Aaron had a blast!

 We had diner at a fantastic restaurant and then listened to live music outside of our Bed and Breakfast.  We headed home Sunday after Breakfast and went through Austin for lunch at my favorite spot on the lake and a spot at West for kolaches!

Abigail was busy playing school Sunday morning!
Ready for school today!

Fudge and coffee brought back from Gruene
 Lunch with this boy.  Absolutely perfect.  I love this time with him.  He told me all about his morning.  He got his first grammar test back and got a perfect score and he started reading a new book.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

This Week


 On Monday Sis was proud to be dressed like a cheetah (Thanks, Grandma!) and carrying Mama's lunch box (Thanks to another Grandma!)

I had lunch with Aaron this day, but I forgot to take a picture.  Plus, he said it didn't count because I "had" to since I was taking him to the Orthopedic after lunch, so I had lunch with him again on Wednesday!
 Tuesday he was sling free!  He's still healing, but he's been released from the sling and to PE and Recess.  Yay!



 Lunch with Sis!

 Wednesday was picture day at school!


 Lunch Time! So much fun to hear about his morning.  I have been doing this weekly for over three years.  LOVE.




Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Week


 Tuesday before school



Lunch with Abigail at school
 Ready for her first gymnastics class at a new place this year



On the rings

 Johnson Night at CiCi's Pizza


Wednesday before school



 Thursday was International Dot Day at school.  She had to borrow her outfit.  Unless she wanted to wear a Christmas Dress which I was totally prepared to put her in. 



 Aaron actually owned dots for the first time because Kim bought him this shirt when he broke his collar bone


 We're finishing out kitchen remodel and Jory was adding hardware to our cabinets
 And he painted the island



 The kids helped
 Friday before school.  I wasn't here and Abigail was very concerned that a picture wouldn't be taken, but apparently Daddy can take pictures, too

Today she wore an outfit my grandmother made me.  I love that!

Dallas Farmers Market

Lunch outside on a beautiful day