Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Camping

Friday we headed down to Leisure Resort to meet some friends for the first cold weather camping trip of the season.  It was even colder than we anticipated up by our campsite on the hill.  Thankfully it was sunnier and not as windy down by the river, so the kids got to soak in the sunshine.

The kids were so happy to run around with their friends and the boys loved camping with their kindergarten teacher!  It was so fun to camp with new and old friends!

We carved pumpkins for the contest the campground put on.

The kids all got their faces painted.

The kids loved the sack races!

Eric's pumpkin won 2nd place. He was so proud.  


Then there was the costume contest!

Lauren won best girl costume in the contest!

Adam won best boy costume for his adorable Peter Pan costume.

Ethan won Best Halloween Costume!  He was so excited!

Our creepy crew.

We ended our fun filled day with a spooky hayride.

 It was a great camping trip!  We are all ready for Halloween Wednesday!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Go Stars!

We ended our anniversary weekend with our kiddos and Gege at a Stars hockey game. 

Eric got us great seats not far from the ice.  The kids loved banging on the glass!

We are so thankful Gege came in town to help with the kids so we could enjoy a night away.

It was the perfect ending to a great weekend! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Our early anniversary weekend

Saturday we celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Gruene!  We met in the kitchen of the Gristmill 14 years ago.  A lot has changed for us in 14 years!

After the soccer games, we drove straight to Gruene to check out Gruene Market Days and enjoy lunch at the Gristmill. We spent all day browsing antique stores, drinking beer, hanging out in Gruene Hall and listening to live music.  It was so much fun and very relaxing!

Before we left for our weekend, I warned Eric to get ready for me to take a million pictures! 

We stayed at a B&B just a few doors down from Gruene Hall.

Eric's favorite thing he found in the shops around town.  We did not buy the $17 coffee mug.

Saturday night we enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Gristmill.  Our waiter kept calling Eric "sir" and it made us feel our age.  It was really fun to remember all the good times we had in Gruene and we plan to make this our annual anniversary tradition. 

Happy early 10th anniversary honey! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012


We started off our Saturday at a 9 oclock soccer game.  It's so nice to have the boys on the same soccer team this season!

The cheering section.

Austin scored a goal! 

It was a great game and the perfect way to start off a perfect weekend... 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Candlelight Ranch Dress by Candlelight 2012

Candlelight Ranch is an amazing facility that was created to provide an outdoor environment where special needs and at-risk children learn, play and heal through the wonders of nature.  It is absolutely gorgeous!  Eric has been volunteering at the ranch for the past four years.

Last year we took the kids to help dedicate Gerry's Playground.  Gerry was Eric's manager who passed away unexpectedly.  He was an extraordinary person who is missed greatly.

We dedicated Gerry's Playground with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The kids loved the playground!

Our kids had never bobbed for apples before.  They got a kick out of it!

The balance table was a big hit with the kids.

The tree house was amazing!

Imagine how fun it is for children to spend the night in here!

They also have zip lines and I went zip lining for the first time!

My cheerleader!

The boys absolutely loved it!

As you can see, Candlelight Ranch truly is an amazing place!  Imagine how special it is for at-risk and special needs children to experience things they might not otherwise experience. 

Want to know how you can help support this amazing charitable organization?

to purchase tickets to Dress by Candlelight 2012 on October 25th at 7 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Join me for an evening of fun and fashion benefiting Candlelight Ranch.  Enjoy a fashion show, live and silent auction, great music, and fine food and drink from Austin's top restaurants. Hope to see you there!


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