Thursday, December 17, 2009

Great Wolf Lodge & Big 12 Championship Game

My parents took our whole family up to Dallas to enjoy the Great Wolf Lodge. We had a great time as a family and the kids loved the indoor waterpark. I think the entire weekend it was in the 40's outside and we were swimming and playing inside in 84 degree water. We had such a great time. What a neat place for kids! That same weekend a group of us went to the Big 12 Championship game and UT scared us all but in the end we won! Jon and my cousin Tommy were nervous since they had already bought tickets to the National Championship game. We were all excited and we had a great time with everyone at the game. Even my brother John (an Aggie) was cheering for UT! It was a great weekend with all our family. We are so blessed and thankful John is back with us!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

On Wednesday night we went to the First Presbyterian Church fall festival. This is Jon's parents church as well as Garrison's preschool that he goes to on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. His cousins were so cute, Noah as a cowboy and Joshua as a cow! Garrison had a great time and enjoyed the ring toss, bean bag throw and the cake walk even though we didn't ever win a cake! He also liked the fishing game and decorating a cookie and then eating it! We hope everyone has a safe and happy halloween!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We met Jon's sister Leigh and her family at the pumpkin patch on Sunday. It was a beautiful day outside and there were plenty of pumpkins to choose from. Garrison and Noah enjoyed picking a pumpkin out to take home!

Monday, October 5, 2009

September (a month in review)

The first weekend in September (Labor day weekend) we traveled to Port Aransas to meet up with all our friends from UT. Most of them were from my sorority Phi Lamb and Jon's fraternity BYX. We had such a great weekend with everyone and Garrison enjoyed playing with all his new friends. The weekend of the 18th we traveled to San Antonio with my parents, John, April and the boys and met my sister and her family at the Wild Oak Ranch resort. We had a great time swimming, playing on the play ground, eating smores and being together as a family. It was great having John back and being able to enjoy everything with him. We also went to Sea World on Sunday and all the kids loved that. Then the last weekend in September we drove up to Austin and stayed with Greg and Rebecca Palmer and went to the UT/UTEP game. We had a great weekend with the Palmers and Garrison enjoyed playing with Brock and all his toys! Thank you Greg and Rebecca for a fun weekend! That was Garrison's first UT game and he loved it! He still talks about seeing Bevo on the field and he tells us he was far away but that he saw Bevo run on the BIG TV! Sunday, September 27th was Jon's 33rd birthday so we celebrated it the Thursday before we left to Austin at Outback. On Sunday night when we got back into town we celebrated at our house with Jon's sister and her family and had a great time with them. Garrison had to wear his birthday crown from Chuck E Cheese while we celebrated Jon's birthday!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Garrison turns 2!

Today is Garrison's 2nd birthday and we have celebrated it for about a week and a half. My sister and her family came into town on August 21st so we had Garrison's birthday at Chuck E Cheese on Sunday August 23rd which is my dad's birthday. Garrison enjoyed his birthday so much. He loved playing all the games and then enjoyed the birthday show. He also loved the yummy cupcakes! We had a great time celebrating with him and it was fun to see how much he enjoyed his party. 

Then last Thursday Jon's parents had us over for dinner to celebrate his birthday. He had fun opening presents and he was so excited about his cake. I had asked him about two weeks before his birthday what he wanted on his cake and he told me WORMS (Jon's sister had made a cake back in July for her sons birthday and it had gummy worms on it). Then he said he wanted Grandma (Jon's mom) to make him a chocolate cake with worms on it. She did exactly that and he loved every bite of it! He was very excited about his worm cake! 

Today he started his first day of preschool at Lynn Flowers where his Great Aunt Pat is the director. He will be going from 9:00 to 11:45 Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He went right in and started playing with the race cars. We took cupcakes to his class today to celebrate his birthday again! Tonight my parents, Jon and I took Garrison again to Chuck E Cheese. Garrison had to wear his crown that he got at his birthday party. 

We have enjoyed these past two years so much with Garrison. We are so thankful and so blessed. We look forward to many more fun years with him.