Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas in Austin

We had a GREAT time in Austin for Christmas this year! There are 10 grandkids in all--so you can imagine what that's like with all the little ones running around! They're all such good friends--I love it.

Here are all 10 with Mimi and Pawpaw:
Here's Dustin and Dylan with their two newly acquired dalmatians---loving memory of Roxy: (Jodee got a little one too--very cute!)
Here's Jodee and the only other girl cousin, Samantha: they are destined to be friends forever!
And Dustin with his "best buddy" Micah:

These are all pics from my sister in law, but I'll add another of Dylan later!! (after I download mine)

We also did family pics while in Austin, and here are a few good ones:
the whole family:the girls:
the boys:There will be more to come!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

My baby is 9!!

I know I've already posted about Dustin's birthday, but today is the REAL day! I can't believe it's been nine years since my first baby boy was We have been having fun-finally a break from school! Yes, I look forward to the kids being home from school!! We have been to look at some great Christmas lights, went to Chuck E. Cheese, and Dustin is out caroling tonight with a group of kids from our church. I love Christmas time!

Here is Dustin on Wednesday night at church, reading a letter from his pen pal Kenneth (from Africa). He did a great job!Here he is with a good friend after the 3rd grade program...Dustin was a candy cane. Can you tell?
Dustin with a fun present--electronic drum set!In Kingfisher, 16 degrees outside, waiting for the train to see the lights:On the light of our favorite things:

Here is what the train looked like...Jodee and momma on the train trying to stay warm!My funny kids wanted to play on the playground when we went to the bridge. Did I mention it was only 16 degrees outside???Josh and me on the bridge....I had to lighten up the pic, but you get the idea!We wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The annual Santa pic

I love it... the handsome big boy "cool" smile, the crooked glasses on the beautiful girl, and the cheesy lotsa teeth smile on my precious baby! They are so much fun!

I was just relieved to be past the screaming and crying phase like the lady in front of me. Poor woman....but I've been there too! Haven't we all?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Dustin's Birthday (a couple weeks early!)

We had a little get together for Dustin's 9th birthday yesterday--and it was so much fun! He just wanted to play football--we couldn't have had better weather in December--it worked out great! I limited the amount of boys he could invite (sorry to those out there we had to leave out), but he would have prefered to have probably 20 boys over to play. I limited it to 5--so they could play 3 on 3. My cousin came and was our ref and stand in quarterback with Josh. They all had a blast!!

I can't believe my baby is turning 9....where did all of those years go?
Here we are sportin' the football jerseys:

Yes, I actually did a longhorn was hard not to put a little OU on it!Showing their team pride:This is what Jodee did while Dustin played football:This is what Dylan did: (he's in a big tub! Oh well, he was having fun!)Overall, it was a great little party! Now on to the real bday on the 22nd, and then the presents ever end? Ha!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Catchin' up...

I have not posted in a it's time to play catch up! I prefer to do that with pictures, it takes alot less time than typing it all out!

Here are our 3 precious kiddos at the OC homecoming parade!! It was sunny that day..can you tell? We had fun painting faces at the omniplex: (Dylan is trying to look tough!)

Had some more fun at the park:
Going WAY fast!!

And we laughed so hard at my cousins, brother, and Dustin posing for pictures on Thanksgiving day!!
We have also been playing dress up with Miley, Dustin's dog. Here she is in her new coat:She is way too cute!

After Thanksgiving last week, I walked outside, and my neighbor's yard was COVERED with pumpkins! They had 2 on their roof, one on their car, and a lot of hay bales stacked in front of their front door!! It was so funny! My kids wanted to count them..and we came up with 46 total pumpkins. (That's just in case you were wondering, Marisa!) This picture doesn't do it justice...but they wanted me to take one, so why would I say no to that?
These are some fun days! We have decorated for Christmas, and are almost done with the outside lights. I love it! More pics to come soon.