Monday, August 11, 2014

BBQ Cookoff

Every summer Eric's parents take the kids for a week to stay at their house.  The kids LOVE it!  They spent time swimming, doing crafts, going to movies and hanging out with their cousins.

Since Eric and I were kid free, we loaded up the camper and went to Fredricksburg for some fun! 

Jackie and Chris met us there Friday.  Jackie and I went shopping and made new friends. 

 Eric and I had never been to Lukenbach.  It was cool!

Friday night we went to Bikinis, TX for more fun.  There atmosphere is great!  We heard an awesome duo perform and I even got to sing on stage with them.

Saturday we hung out all day at Bikinis and participated in our first BBQ cookoff.  Felisha and Jared have an awesome pit they used to slow cook the meat on all night and day.

 Felisha cooked chicken and brisket while Eric smoked ribs.

Jackie and I tasted it all to make sure it was up to par.

In the end, Felisha won first place for her chicken, second place for brisket and Eric got second place for ribs.  Not to bad!  It was so much fun!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


My friend Jackie and I share the same birthday, so we have celebrated together the last two years.  I refuse to divulge who is younger...  We spent our birthdays shopping and went home to celebrate with our families.  

My mom and dad brought me my favorite coconut cream pie from Monument cafe to celebrate.  Yum!

The next night we met up with friends to celebrate!  First we had appetizers and drinks at Z Tejas.

We ended up at Quinn's for karaoke.  It was so fun!

That weekend we went camping without kids!  It was weird and wonderful.  We relaxed and hung out on a pontoon boat with our hubbies and friends.

It was an amazing birthday and I'm so thankful for my family and friends!!


Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring break 2014

For Spring Break this year, we loaded up the camper and headed to the Frio River.

It was beautiful!  (Filled with college kids, but beautiful)

The kids loved splashing around catching minnows.

One afternoon we went to John Jimmy's to watch live music and a hog sacking contest.  It was so fun to watch!

Ethan and Austin joined in on the hog sacking fun!  The captured and bagged their baby hog in 27 seconds.  We were so proud of our city boys!

Foxy Lauren

Roxy did great on her first camping trip.  We quickly realized she needs a trim before her next.

It was a fun Spring Break on the Frio! 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lauren's 5th Birthday Rainbow Dash Party!

We celebrated Lauren's 5th Birthday with a Rainbow Dash party!  She knew she was going to have ponies in our backyard, but she did not expect to see a rainbow unicorn.  She was so happy!

The rainbow cupcakes were a big hit with the kids.

Lauren got to ride all the ponies.  Poor Felisha was leading Lauren and the horse kept trotting.  Felisha had no idea it was because Lauren was kicking the horse!  Our sweet Lauren is a firecracker!

Ethan looked so big riding the smallest pony!

Poor, poor pony...


The obligatory group picture looks similar to Ethan's 3rd Birthday party.

 Family shot minus my dad.

The party scene included a rainbow photo booth.

Lauren loved the cake my mom made her.

She loved it even more when we cut into it!

Happy Birthday Lauren!  We love you very much!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Instagram December 2014

Ethan's 9th Birthday Sleepover

We celebrated Ethan's 9th Birthday this year with a slumber party with seven of his buddies.


The boys had fun playing Minute to Win It games.

Ethan loves dragons, so a dragon chocolate cake was a must!


 We are so proud of our NINE year old!  Happy Birthday Ethan!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Candlelight Ranch 2012 - Just a year behind

An interview with an 8 year old - Ethan 2013

A couple years ago we started the tradition of interviewing the kids on their birthday to see what their favorite things are. I think it will be so fun to look back on the interviews later and see how their answers have changed!

What is your favorite number?
Favorite letter?
Favorite color?
Honey Nut Cheerios


Ice cream

Favorite thing about school?
Having fun with my friends

Favorite thing to do at home?
Play on my tablet
Favorite thing to do outside?
Play dragons
Favorite book?
If I Ran the Zoo

Favorite movie?
The Lorax

TV Show?
Dual Survivor


Place to visit?
Sea World
Who are your best friends?
Vivian, Carter, Charlie, Austin and Aiden

Favorite toy?
Favorite stuffed animal?
Favorite thing to do with mommy?
Snuggle and talk

Favorite thing to do with daddy?

Favorite thing to do with Austin?
Play Smurf Village

Favorite thing to do with Lauren?
Bug her!

What makes you happy?
 My tablet and drawing

What makes you sad?
When someone dies

What do you want to learn to do this year?
Conquer my temper

How many kids do you want to have?
Three. Two boys and one girl.
Where do you want to live when you grow up?
Next door to Mommy and Daddy

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Pet store owner

Happy 8th Birthday Ethan!  We love you so much!

Austin's 7th Birthday Sleepover - April 2013



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