Thursday, June 23, 2011

Beach Day!

***I wrote this on June 23rd -- it is now August 10th!! I figured I would post it anyway***

This is a bit out of order, but last Saturday we had a fun beach day in Galveston with some of our dearest friends. We planned to do some work around the house, but upon being asked to join them at the beach for the day, we got ready for that instead! These friends are moving to Colorado at the beginning of July - we are going to miss them so much!!

Graham with his bucket of water - this is a big thing! The first hour he would not go anywhere near the water. We finally convinced him to come to the "wet sand" but at the first little ripple of a wave he hightailed it back to the towels. After a bit of watching everyone else in the water, though, he came back and loved the water!
Kate had no problems going near/in the water!
The girls
2 of the 3 boys!


We have been praising God for rain the past couple of days!!! I think the last time we received measurable rain was January or February (?? ...a long time ago). We are so thankful!
While I was watching the rain and the radar on the computer... this is what I found Kate doing! I had given her a banana for a snack and she decided that bringing salt, pepper, and butter to the table would be a good addition to it - yikes!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Just for Fun

Graham's been wanting to fix his own food recently (he loves to stay in the kitchen) - this week he learned how to make a PBJ and pudding -- yum!!

Beignet Kick

I (usually) love it when Nat gets on some kind of making food kick. I have definitely loved it this time!! All week we have made beignets, we had our small group make beignets, and we've made them again. My way of making them is to get the Cafe du Monde mix from the grocery store, but when we ran out of that, Nat was not going to let that stop him! So now we have a real recipe too :o)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Evening With Daddy

We enjoyed an evening home with Nat this week... it was a hot Houston day, but the evening was very comfortable so we spent it outside together :o)

Happy Retirement!

My dad retired from Roanoke City Parks and Rec on May 31st - I was so excited to have the opportunity to fly up there for 48 hours to celebrate with my family (Mariah came too)! Happy Retirement Daddy!
Aren't they cute?
We had a wonderful chance to catch up with our neighbors, Jim and Marlene too!
My parents found out on the same day that their house went under contract, so we helped clear all of the last items out of the house and enjoyed being up there for one last time!
I was so thankful to be able to go up for a whirlwind trip and for the friends here in Houston who helped out with the kids so Nat could keep working :o)