Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hot Chocolate and Breakfast with Santa

 Jamie, William and Reed enjoying a little hot chocolate and whipped cream! 
 Westin and Kristal
 William and Jamie
 Yesterday, William and I enjoyed our Breakfast with Santa at Landa Park.  He also got to make some Christmas crafts and talk to Santa about his wish list. 
 Decorating a gingerbread man
Mailing an important letter to Santa. 

William and Santa

Random Christmas Pics

Gruene Santa Picture 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011


 This morning I helped host a baby shower for my friend Joanie.  She is expecting twins in a few months.  In this picture are a few friends from high school. 
 William did manage to put some icing on his gingerbread train today. 
 Westin is now walking around everywhere.  He is getting faster and faster each day. 
 This evening Trey and I took William to a hockey game for the first time.  How could he not love bright lights, hot dogs and ice cream?

Christmas Decorating

 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  It is hard to believe how quickly our new house has felt like home.  I just feel so comfortable here. 
 We gave in and bought our first artificial tree.  No one told me how much work an artificial tree is when setting it up.  Trey had to help put it together. Next year, we are going to put up this tree and buy a small real tree.  I have to have the smell.

Thanksgiving 2011

 We hosted our first Thanksgiving in our new house. It was so nice to stay home for the holiday.  We were able to have a little time to settle in.  My parents brought our deer back from their house.  They were nice enough to store them while we were in our rental.  Westin kept petting them and calling them puppy.
 William was so proud of himself for making the fruit salad. 
 Kate, Caroline, Westin, William and Sydney
 We have a large rock pile in the back yard.  These three monkeys had hours of fun climbing on it.  Luckily, no one get hurt.
 This is a picture of Shay and I around 9pm on Thanksgiving night.  We went shopping from 9pm to 9am the next morning, and covered San Marcos, New Braunfels, Garden Ridge and San Antonio.  I am pretty sure we were delirious by the time we got home.
 Trey and I taking a moment to celebrate pulling off Thanksgiving after moving in the week before.  Trey literally moved our whole house over and I arranged it once it all got in. Friends and family also pitched in to help us get it done.  Our garage is still a mess, but we'll get it done.
William, Aunt Lindsy and Westin

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kicking Off Christmas

 Last night was the lighting of downtown New Braunfels.  This event is the start of the Christmas festivities in New Braunfels.  I am looking forward to all the fun of the holidays with the boys. 
 William is such a good brother.  He is always checking on Westin, and playing with him.  
 Westin playing peek a boo.
 No lights.....
 Action....lights are on! 

 Our first glimpse of Santa Clause this year.  
Daddy, William and Westin admiring the lights. 

Move-in Day.....YEAH!!!!!

 We officially moved in last week.  I feel for people who move a lot.  It sure is a lot of hard work, but well worth it.  We were up until about 3:30am the first few nights trying to get out stuff moved in.  The kids have adjusted very quickly.  Westin and William have been sleeping well and enjoying all the extra space.  In the picture above they are climbing in the storage closet.
 Master bath
 Dining room 
 Living room 
 Westin is now able to take about 10 steps at a time.  He has really enjoyed having carpet again.  
 William couldn't wait for daddy to put his bed together on the first night we were in the house.  He slept just fine on his mattress with his pillow pet.
 Living Room