Tuesday, November 29, 2011

a magical place

When we left Florida, we decided to stop at Disneyworld for a couple reasons...one being we had never been there and two, we will NEVER be in the south of Florida again in our life! I am not a big fan of theme park places, they are expensive and crowded and it is just not my thing, I'd rather be on a beach or at the lake on a boat, I'd be happy in my own backyard in a pool.... without a ton of people around me! Theme parks are expensive, the food is not that good and is expensive, it is a lot of walking and waiting for a short few minute ride...but we did it!! I am glad we did, our kids have great memories of it and we scratch that off our list of things to do, for a good 5 or so more years, and even then I would go to California..at least there we would go for more reasons than theme parks, we could see our friends and family!! Plus we personally like Disneyland better than Disneyworld, but we only visited the Magic Kingdom..

I was bummed I left my big lens on my camera! So no wide shots with lots of scenery in the back ground...ugh...I need major practice or another class!

 Brynne, Bella and Scotty, at the start of the adventure....

 Mommy and Bella VS Daddy, Scotty and Brynne, in the bumper cars....

 Toy Story...

 These were taken on a steam boat tour, but I can't remember what it was called...
 The Haunted Mansion, we didn't go in, I thought Brynne might be scared.

 A few various Characters...they were heard to find, and hard for kids to see on a float with so many adults!
 Bella, Brynne and Rosetta, from the Tinkerbell Fairies
 The girls and Tink, I won't even tell you how long a line I waited in to get these pics....
 Still smiling, a good 10 hours later...we were beat!
 This was the best thing, this castle was amazing!! It had different colored changing lights...it was so pretty!
All in all it was a good trip...bummed I didn't get more pictures!! We did a ton of walking and while it was good, we actually planned to go the next day, until Bella said to me.."Mommy, I had fun yesterday, but I don't want to go back to that place again today...." (Thank You God!)

We headed to Destin......LOVE THE BEACH!
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving...and a whirlwind

I want to take a minute, since I have not blogged in like forever...to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving..may you all be healthy, safe with loved ones, thinking and praying for the ones who are not near...being Thankful for every day you are given and not promised. May this time be a time of great memories, happiness and love!

It has been a whirlwind getting home! I will give you the short version and then post daily until I am caught up, but here is the run down..stopped in Orlando on the way home to visit a Magical Place...Hit the beautiful white sands of Destin after that...Made it back to our beloved Texas (forever this time) did some unpacking....Kidos started back at school for 2 days before the break... Had a surprise birthday party for a special 9 year old...did some more unpacking...acquired a new addition to our family, managed to make a Thanksgiving feast for the 5 of us..... and almost finished unpacking.....whooooo....

Many Blessings,
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

home sweet home...

Just wanted to let you all know we made it home.....YAY! But I just got our Internet and am surrounded by mountains of boxes..so I will post soon!

God is good, Always
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

containing my excitement...

So I have been busily packing up..leaving out only what we will need, and anticipating our new life..again.

I know that may sound weird, but am looking forward to actually living in Celina with my husband! In the time we were there, I made a lot of great friends, but always felt Scott was outta the loop...So am very much so looking forward to starting our life in Celina together this time...

So Scott got to the house...Said it was a bit dusty and found some HUGE dead spiders, um ya, am not ok with that..they were in the house! Ugh..So am anxious to get back and clean and get ready to get settled...Also when we moved I sold off our formal living and dining set, along with other things, but the formal dining set was what mattered the MOST to me..My mom always had a formal dining set with China..and I have a lot of china, actually almost all of it from when we got married, so it is very important to me...Anyways, lately I have been looking for furniture on Craigslist, because I had it in my mind that for as little as you actually use a formal dining room, I did not want to spend alot.

Timing I tell ya...this morning I saw a table with 6 chairs and a lighted hutch on Craigslist...for $800. (super cheap) and the lady was home today..so I sent my husband over on his way out to look at it...since he just happened to fly in this morning...and it is a GO! He said it had a few little knicks, like all our furniture does from it being moved so much, but for the money, he said it was perfect. I also think he knows how important it is to me to have it, and put our china out...so Thank You to my wonderful Husband....

I can hardly contain my excitement!
2 days til the truck comes....
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Monday, November 7, 2011

start of busy...

Well with all the parties out of the way, it makes room for the rest of the week and the packing I have to do! We are pretty much packed, or so I think so...with the exception of the things we will need out this week...like clothes, dishes, some food and toys...which really is a good 8-10 more boxes! Scott leaves tomorrow morning on a VERY early flight to get back to Celina and get our truck and trailer...the Big Trailer thru ABF gets dropped Thursday sometime, and Scott should be home by then....

Then it will be on.......Bring it!
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

cheer party!

We survived another party, the last of them! It was good, it was sad to say good-bye to a few friends, Bella's coaches were really nice and fun! They were very welcoming, in the time I was new...I am glad I met them! The girls swam for a quick second, because it was a little chilly! We had pizza and snacks some cake and ice cream...it was all good! I got to see my friend Melissa, she was pregnant during the season, her daughter is Avalon....the one I pictured with Bella at the opening day, with the faces painted...anyways she had her baby last week, another girl, God help her, that is 3!! I was hoping to see that baby, but with all the people and little hands, she did not bring her! Maybe this week before I go...
Bella and Coach Lisa...Love this one!!

 Coach Nanette, B and Coach Lisa
 Coach Nanette
 My friend Melissa......without baby :(
It rained off and on a few times but all in all it was good! I am now in my comfy clothes, getting ready to lay on the couch and watch football....

Let the week begin....Bring It On!
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turkey bowl game and football party.....wrap it up!

Yesterday upon arriving in Royal Palm Beach Gardens, we saw our opposing team...Wild Cats. Their coach was giving them a talking to, they were uniformed and disciplined, and not to mention big. They looked a lot bigger than our kids....So Scott said..."Oh, this doesn't look good"...and while I half heartedly agreed, I told him to have a little faith.
 The game started, and it went good, our boys played their best, they gave it all their little hearts could give.....And we whooped em' 27 to 6...and the six, was the ref being nice....YAY! It was great, all Scotty could say was this is the best day ever. Not only did they win their Turkey Bowl, it was his 9th Birthday and we had a great after party at one of the coaches houses!! Here are a few pics from the game...

 this was an awesome touchdown, our coach was so happy!

It was awesome, the boys were so excited! They huddled up and the coaches gave them big pats on the back..and sang Scotty a lil' Happy Birthday...off to the party!!!

 Coach Austin


 Didn't these boys get enough football today?
 They had a DJ and all the kids were dancing...very cool!

 Coach Austin..in the pool, throwing kids in! He tossed Scotty in right before we left with his dry clothes on! lol....
 The trophy...pretty nice huh?

The party started at 2 and we didn't get home til after 8..I was beat and now with the time change..ugh! While I am glad to be packing to come home, I got a little teary when the coach gave Scotty his trophy..I felt like he learned alot here, he was given a chance to do a lot of things and it was great! While I know everyone wants to win, it is also about mentoring and teaching these kids, which our coach took very seriously. They were fun and were serious when they had to be, it was a great time, I am glad for all our sakes  we had this to do and keep us busy! It helped the time go by fast..I am ready for some "home"

Today we are off to Bella's cheer party..she won't be getting too crazy as she sprained her ankle last night at the party, it was an hour in and on the trampoline..that was it, she was done...I hope she feels better by the time we leave as we have a Disney World trip planned and it is a surprise!!!

Happy Sunday!
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