Thursday, November 30, 2017

November 2017

A few pictures from November before we launch into December!

At the beginning of the month, the three of us (plus Hank) went camping at Fort Parker State Park and had a blast!  

We went on a super long canoe adventure across the lake and down the adjoining river...  Both Eli and Hank were tired of canoeing by the end.  :)

They're figuring out how to fix broken strands of Christmas lights so they can decorate "their tree."  (Picture is later- I can never move these pictures around for some reason and they're out of order- sorry!)

Thanksgiving morning!  We had a great day doing our traditional Thanksgiving routine of lunch with Eric's family at Uncle Albert and Aunt Kathy's house and dinner with my family at Mom and Dad's house.

Here's their tree!  :)

A couple days after Thanksgiving, we went with the Heinzes to the Christmas tree farm to pick out our tree.  We love this tradition!

Each year we make a "thankful tree," and I always love how it looks when it's all filled up with a month's worth of gratitude.  

We are so thankful to the Lord for His abundant blessings, heaped on top of His saving grace and mercy which we could never do anything to deserve.  We pray that you had a wonderful month and that December is meaningful and filled with joy!

Monday, November 6, 2017

October 2017

And just like that, it's November!  This fall is FLYING by.  Here are a few pictures from October.  They're super out of order- sorry!  :)

Last week we went to a Mesquite Skeeters varsity football game.  We had a blast cheering for our alma mater!  :)

This is a large portion of what the boys do in their free time- sort and trade sports cards.  I love watching them enjoy a hobby so much!

Pumpkin carving for Halloween!  We stayed in this Halloween.  Eli got a ton of candy from our church's fall festival the week before, and we decided to stay home, eat creamy pumpkin pasta, watch the World Series game, and hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters.  It was a great evening, much preferable to trick-or-treating, in my opinion.  :)

This was Eli's costume for the fall festival at church the week before Halloween- Jackie Robinson.  Eli is a BIG fan.  Scroll way down for the front side of the costume.  :)

As per tradition, we went to the fair in October, too, and took CJ along as usual.  We caught this trampoline basketball stunt show that was AMAZING!

I love these boys!  We had such a great night at the fair.  We rode rides, played games, ate corn dogs and funnel cakes, and visited the car show- all the fair musts for us.  :)

Their fair prizes:

Fast forward 7 years and this might be a reality!  :)

The hi-light of October was our whole family's camping trip to Daingerfield.  As usual, we had a wonderful time being outside and being together.  

LOTS of this goes on all the time (wrestling)...


The boys went outside after dinner one night and we came out later to  find THIS- an epic campfire!  :)

A super memorable part of last month was going to the Mavs vs. Warriors game.  Eli is a huge Warriors/Steph Curry fan, and when Eric's boss heard that, he gave Eric the company seats for the game!  The three of us went and took my dad along too.  The seats were only 10 row up from the floor, so we got to be super close to the game- it was awesome!  Eli was in heaven.

And the front half of his costume.  :)

And that's October!  Thanks for reading!  LOVE to you!!!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A few from September

Despite feeling like a busy month, I have shockingly few pictures to show for September!  :)  But in the spirit of staying caught up, here are a few...

Eli (and Timothy and Charlie) have been spending lots of time fishing in the creek behind our house with homemade fishing nets.  It's super cute, even though they have stolen all my tupperware for fish storage.  :)

We all went to a Rough Riders game together on Labor Day weekend.  You can see Eric and Eli below if you look super closely.  :)

The game ended with fireworks, which felt like an appropriate "official end" to the summer.

We've been keeping busy with school, karate, Awana, and plenty of other odds and ends thrown in.  We have a few camping trips coming up next month...  fall is such a fun season!

Much love!!