Friday, June 05, 2009
We travelled back to Amarillo so we could celebrate both of the boys birthdays.
Zachy's birthday was celebrated at Grammie's house with a Thomas the Tank Engine theme. We had a big cookout on the grill and then we ate yummy cupcakes and had a grand time!!! O'Jeff and O'Denise, Joey and Jacki, O'Matt, Aunt Sally, Francis, George and Sam, Aunt Terri, Grammie, David and Mommy and Daddy helped celebrate this wonderful occassion! There were balloons, toys, cards and lots of giggles, kisses and fun. Happy Birthday, precious Zachary. We all love you so very much!
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Saturday, May 30, 2009
The Royal Gorge. HUGE suspension bridge that is built over the Arkansas River. That alone makes me nervous. Though I used to not give a second thought about heights, now, I truely can't stand them. And thinking of taking my precious children over that bridge makes my stomach flop! But we CANNOT live in Colorado without seeing the Royal Gorge.
As you can see in the pictures, a storm was slowly headed in. It was a beautiful site. Though I literally wanted to scream and protest, we DROVE OUR CAR across AND back over the bridge. I don't know that I will EVER do that again. And yes, my sweet David even made fun of me for crying a little! HA! After I calmed my nerves and dried my tears, we rode the enclosed tram down to the bottom next to the river. We saw a train, rapid flowing waters and beautiful little hummingbirds. We WILL be purchasing a feeder for our home for those little birds......We rode a little train and we ate ice cream out on the deck until we were pushed inside by the storm. And of course, we blew some bucks in the gift shop. At least now when I say, "no, we will get it next time we come," I won't be lying! HA! Again, many memories for me. Now, Iwe can make new ones that I hope the kids will remember fondly someday....
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Friday, May 29, 2009
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Thursday, May 28, 2009
Here are ALOT of cool animal pics. To name a few animals we saw : meerkats, elephants, bears,giraffes, alligators, lions, tigers, bald eagles, kangaroos. peacocks, hundreds of birds and even giant dung beatles !!! Oh, and the view from the zoo is incredible!
We are loving Colorado Springs!
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Friday, May 22, 2009
We arrived at our new and very empty home, took a tour and let the boys pick their bedrooms. We turned on the heat, parked the boat and headed to Ft. Carson to stay in the lodging area. It was VERY nice. Kiki Kane, our dearest friend, now living in Colorado, picked up the boys the next morning and took them home with her for 2 days so we could unpack. BLESS HER! Fast forward to unpacking alot of boxes, falling exhausted into bed, scoring BIG TIME on CRAIGS LISTon a $200.00 set of barely used washer and dryer set (including delivery to our house!!) , and bringing the boys back home to their comfy beds!
Not many pictures to go with this big story. Just a few of our first beautiful views from our neighborhood. We wake up to Cheyenne Mountain everyday! Hello, Colorado Springs!
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Monday, May 18, 2009
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We don't like goodbyes. Think we will stick to see ya later!
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Sunday, April 26, 2009
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The sun was shining, the weather was perfect and all was well. We went to gymnastics as per our usual Friday schedule. After class, David decided to walk to the car with no shoes. I helped him up into his booster seat and he smiled and said, "ahhh, smell that clean country air." The boy is ready for Texas!
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Sunday, April 12, 2009
The Easter Bunny got to our house very early. He hid numerous eggs all over the house and the baskets were full of goodies. I think he even watched some of Daddy's fishing shows on the DVR ! After the egg hunt, we talked about the true meaning of Easter, read David's new books, DAVID AND GOLIATH and JOSEPH AND HIS COAT..., and we discussed what we are truely celebrating. David was very happy to hear the Jesus had risen again. He does not like the stories about Jesus dying on the cross. He is so sweet and innocent.....
Then after a busy morning, we loaded up and went to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus! It was only 3 minutes from our house! What a great time. We went for the preshow and got to meet some of the cast. Though blurry, some of the elephant pics were taken by David! Great job! Zach loved the elephants and our favorite thing by far was the family of motorcross bike riders that rode in the big metal ball at crazy speeds! All 7 of them at one time!
We had a great Easter this year. Hope you did too!
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Saturday, April 11, 2009
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Saturday, February 14, 2009
We finally did it. We cut those precious blonde curls. Brought a little tear to our eyes, but it was a necessary thing. It was time. Zachy is so pretty! He's recently been mistaken for........well, a pretty little girl! NO ! Not our well built, masculine boy! It was time. We went to the mall and saw a cool Chinese New Year Dragon and celebration, had some Italian ice cream and went to the Cartoon Cuts haircuttery. .... He was perfect. Of course, having big brother, David, standing right next to him was most helpful. And having Dora the Explorer on the TV was kinda cool too. Not one little wiggle. Not one tear. He sat still as could be whilst the beautiful blonde lockets were cut. Sniff, sniff...... But, cutting the curls doesn't take away anything from his fun personality! He is still Zach -a-rama, Zach -a-rooskie! Go Zachy Go Zachy Go Go Go ! And he got a certificate to boot! And of course, mommy took home every precious little blonde curl to keep in a safe place. After all the Zachy trimming, David bravely sat up in the chair and got his pretty hair cut too! What a guy! Then off to Chucky Cheese's to celebrate Valentines Day! Fun was had by all! My sweet Valentine Boys.
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Sunday, February 08, 2009
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