Monday, June 29, 2009

A Lot Can Happen In a Few Short Weeks

I lost my camera cord in our move and found it today! I have missed blogging! We have been SO busy! Of course, I uploaded these pictures backwards. Here is a brief synopsis of what has been going on. At the end of May, we finished preschool. Camille graduated! She was SO cute. They girls left with my mom and Brandon and I closed on our house. With the help of many wonderful people, we MOVED! They girls came home to a new house. A few days later Camille turned 5! She wanted a big girl bike. We gave it to her and she acted so surprised! She later admitted that she had already peeked at the bike:) We had company come and visit. My brother and his girlfriend came to see us. One Wednesday, we were eating at Kinkaids and rushed to church to get out of a storm. We came home to a BIG mess and didn't have power for 48 hours. The weather service said there were two tornados that touched down in our area. It was a BIG mess. It didn't help that the girl's birthday party was Saturday. Luckily the power came on and Pam, Lori, and Melanie helped me get it together. They girls had a wonderful birthday. We then went on a trip to Galveston. We had so much fun. When we got home it was Olivia's turn to turn 3! She was so proud that it was Her Day. We finally got a new roof. We had blue tarp covering up a few holes in our roof. This past weekend, life slowed down a little and we had fun just being together.

Fourth of July dresses

They are wearing make up, thanks to Kimberly Holmes:)

The new roof.

Olivia and her Dada.

So excited!

Happy 3rd birthday Olivia.

The Blake's in Galveston.

Olivia loves eyewear.

Camille at the birthday party. She had an allergic reaction to some antibiotics for an ear infection right before the party. Almost didn't make it (to the party of course).


All our friends!

Olivia being a bride.

Storm damage.

Lost the roof.

BIG branches everywhere.

Trampoline on top of tree.


The fake excitement of the new bike.

Happy 5th birthday Camille.

Excited sister found her baby onesie.

Helping Dad remodel.

Our new house!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Little Girls......

I hope that you can tell how much fun they are having together. I can NEVER get a picture of them looking perfect and still, cause sure enough they will be smiling and then one of them will bust out laughing and spar the other on. Ok,ok,.... I have nothing to complain about. I am glad that they are the little laughers they are:)

Photo session #1

This is what they woke up to on Easter morning. Brandon and I had so much fun setting up the scene. Double click on this picture and tell me if you can figure out who the life guard is?

Climbing trees with Dada at Memaws.

On the way to Memaws house.

Very posh.

The money shot. Hahahaha.

In my secret pretend life, I own a cookie shop. My cookies are magic. You can eat as many as you want and not gain a POUND! Seriously, I made these. I had WAY too much fun.

The Blakes.

This one was pretty good.

This is typical.

She does this all the time. She can shove 2 chicken nuggets in her mouth too. She amazes me.

Camille is getting better about trying new things.

This picture captures their love. If it be the Lord's will, I love that I get to witness their love and laughter every day. They are my little girls. My pride and joy!

Monday, March 30, 2009

I couldn't figure out why the man at McDonalds was laughing at me?????? Plus tulips and swimming lessons.

Well, this is why.

Ready, set, TULIPS!

This was actually at the end of the day. I'm so glad they still love me after me yelling,"Sit still! SMILE".

This is how she posed ALL day. O well, this is how I will remember you Olivia.

Camille reminds me of my favorite Mary Engelbreit painting, "At the Sea Shore" (I think that is what it is called).

My grandfather used to sing this song to me when I was mad:
"You're a lonely little petunia in an onion patch, an onion patch, O an onion patch....."
This picture reminded me of that.

I like this one. Shout out to Ms. Marci for the dresses!

Camille "got hurt" and needed to be carried by "the other Ms. Kimberly".

This "princess" actually aided in my bribes for good behavior.

Do you think my children like each other? I promise they do!

Sweet friends that I can't flip.

This was staged.

A little nose pickin.


A little attitude.

Camille and Noah.

Nanny, look at the azaleas! WOW! They never looked like this in West Texas.


My first picture, and my favorite.

Camille swimming.

She loves it!

Olivia and I are in a Mommy and Me class. She is doing really well too, except for she had to wear a swim diaper, and she has been potty trained since last June. She doesn't like that.

I like it because the water is really warm and salt water instead of chlorine. I just lay back and imagine all the kids pee that's on my body:(