Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Was Surprised!

So, this is the little lady, Maria, that made me believe we were getting away for a little treat at Dairy Queen until....

we pulled up to Cindy's (below) barn where many of my friends were waiting to surprise me with a baby shower!

These are a couple of the sneaky ladies that helped make the surprise happen....my sweet friends Heather and Darinda.

Darinda's little princess, Lacey, graced us with her presence too...

Miss Mary and Abby were in on it also...they had my girls with them so that they would be at the shower ;o)

Here are some of the other sweet ladies that came...Andrea, Janie, Lis, Crystal, and Dana....

Sharon Denise and Mary...

and last but certainly not least....Laura who knew just what a pregnant girl wanted...

yes, she did.....she got me my depends I was needing....that was just as great as my husband buying me my feminine products....your jealous aren't you :o)

Of course...my beautiful and most delicious cake! I can't begin to tell you how great it was!

Me and my little mommas...love them so much!

Here are the little ladies that blessed us with their help and their giggles...Madison, Emma, Abby, and Elise.

It was my very first "surprise" party of any kind and a great one at that! I actually had NO CLUE...they were good sneaky friends! A memory to go down in the books!
I must mention Cathy...she wasn't in any of the pictures because she was taking them all! She did a fabulous job! So thankful for ALL of you!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Summer Fun

So what do we do when it's over 100 degrees for 40 + days in Texas and it finally decides to rain? That's right...we play in it...fully-clothed...well, all except Oliver that is :o)

Emma Lou Hoo at the pool in Missouri...gotta love the freckles and missing teeth!

Travis with all the kids...we're not sure what he's doing...what he's looking at...no telling that's for sure...silly man.

Travis getting the tandem ready for a ride. The boys are all ready in the buggy.

So stinkin' cute! Love them!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Catching Up

Well, I must say it has been a while since my last update. Much has happened. Back in June I made a trip back to Indiana...mainly to visit my Aunt Bonnie who's been battling cancer. And it just so happen that Travis' cousin was getting married during my time there, and I was able to attend the wedding and visit with his family. I really enjoyed my visit...I was smart this time and didn't try to schedule my time away, but just went with the flow and trusted that I would get to see whoever the good Lord wanted me to see.

My Momma and Ira...I miss her!

This is my Aunt Bonnie...I love her and wish I were closer, but grateful my parents helped me fly back to spend some time with her.

My Daddy-O and niece, Raeni...love, love, love him and her...miss them both!

My sister, Kerri, and my nephew, Caslin...love and miss them too...(love his hair...Ira is on his way to looking like that :o)

Raeni with her corn-dog that looked like a bird...a woodpecker to be exact :o)

Dear dear friends of ours...Jacob & Sydney Cross...enjoyed visiting with them...they have grown so much!!!

Alicia...their momma...my sweet friend from childhood...love and miss her so much! (and Knuckle John too)

Here's Grandma Rosie (Travis' momma) and me in her b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. garden!

My sweet, dear friend, Laura and her babies...Owen and Lilly...so glad I got to see her...never enough time though...

My long-time friend, Angie. It was so good to see her and spend time with her.

One of my favorite people, Travis' brother, Todd with his son Bailey. Always good to see them...very entertaining ;o) I didn't get a picture of Tanya and Alix...that stinks!

The lovely Sprinkle Clan...Jake, Mallorie, and Ben...always a hoot!

And of course Travis' sister, Lori and her super-special-always-glad-to-see-me husband, Tracy. Loved seeing them all!