Native Texan Livin': April 2014

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Flashback Friday - Steamboat 2013

Since I missed posting some pretty important & fun moments that happened the past year and a half, I thought I'd do FLASHBACK FRIDAYS to catch up!  :-)  Let us begin, in no particular order...

STEAMBOAT 2013/2014

We went to Steamboat, CO 2 days after Christmas for a week.  This was Izzy & Maggie's first time to ski...and our first time back in 9 years!  Izzy did amazing in ski school & Maggie's 1 day in ski school was good...after the screaming subsided.  After that, the school was booked up so we couldn't send her back since we only pre-booked 1 class for her.  Bec & I also did 1 day of ski school & then we were on our own.  Bec did really well & wanted to tackle steeper runs...I however, wanted to stay on the bunny slopes.  ;-)  I think I'm becoming more of a scaredy cat as I get older.

Highlights from our trip:  some of us got stomach bug 1-2 days before we left, Maggie got it once we got there, we're all professional skiiers now, took a sleigh ride & went tubing on Saddleback Mountain (not to be confused w/ Brokeback Mountain), playing & sledding in snow, riding the gondola, bringing in the the new year as the snow fell.

The girls had a blast watching movies on the plane the whole way there.

Getting off the plane on the runway!  Small airport probs! :-)
car ride on the way to the house

You could say I was a little cold!
First day of ski school & already looks like a pro

Bo & Bec on the Christy II lift.  I dropped my gloves into
the snow right after taking this pic. Bo skiied down
to retrieve them for me.  :-)

On the gondola

Toasting for New Year's

Happy New Year!
(They little's got to stay up to NYC ball drop, so they got to "stay up til midnight")

This is the real Flashback!  The top pic was taken when we went to Steamboat for
Spring Break 2005.  Bec wanted to reenact the pic, so the bottom pic is Jan. 2014!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter weekend 2014

I think it would be safe to assume I probably gained 25 lbs this weekend from all the awesome food we had!

Thursday:  pizza & leftover chinese food
Friday:  crawfish, corn on cob, potatoes, shrimp, chips, dips, desserts
Saturday:  fajitas, rice, beans, chips, dips, desserts
Sunday:  brunch - eggs benedict, deviled eggs, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, ham, french toast bake, stuffed mushrooms.  lunch - ham, potato casserole, corn casserole, rolls, deviled eggs & green beans

Friday, we had a crawfish boil with some family & friends after a long morning of swimming.  Val & the boys were in town for Easter, so it was nice hanging out with them.
Izzy loved picking up & playing with the bugs
all of Nana's grandkids
Look at all dem kids playin' w/ dem bugs!

Saturday, all the kids came over to swim, dye eggs & grill for dinner.  And what Easter would be complete without a scary looking bunny cookie cake!  :-)
Bo & I enjoying the pool....and getting photo bombed by Izzy :-)

Pièce de résistance

Bella, Liam & Izzy working on their masterpiece

Sunday, we went to church with The Watson's & then back to their house for Easter brunch & an Easter egg hunt.  After running around the yard collecting as many eggs as possible, we headed back in to fill our tummies.  After waiting the allotted 20-30 minutes, the kids went out to take a dip.  After that, we went to my mom's for lunch w/ Memaw and the rest of the gang.  The food & visiting was great!  Man, I just re-read the list of food above & I think I gained another 10 lbs!  Val & the boys left to head back to Austin and we left shortly after.  Time to clean up from the mess we made all weekend!
Izzy & Maggie with their Easter loot
Cotton Candy = Breakfast of Champions
Sisters before church

Nana & the kids about to head out to hunt eggs

Happy Easter yall !

Monday, April 14, 2014

Back in the Saddle again

Well, I'm finally recovered from the first day of school from LAST YEAR!  ;-)  I don't know where the time has gone.  Probably somewhere between being a full time mom, full time wife, working a full time job, softball, soccer, ballet, tap, 1 kid starting Kinder, 1 kid starting high school, room mom stuff, carpooling & high school cheer schedules.  Time to get back on track!