Saturday, November 30, 2013


We have been blessed with great friends here in Austin that we love. This was at a birthday party for one of our friends and we got this great picture of all the kids. I love it. I am so happy that our kids have made good friends too that they love to play with so much. This has made our transition to Austin so much better. Grateful to these good people who took us in! 

Thursday, November 28, 2013


We made a last minute decision to drive to Arlington for Thanksgiving. My whole family was there and I wanted for everyone to meet Brooke. I felt like it was early to take her on a trip but I was happy that she got to meet so many people. She was perfect, of course and we didn't even have to make one stop on the drives for her. It was a quick trip but the kids loved spending time with their cousins. 

We left on Thanksgiving morning and went straight to our church to have Thanksgiving dinner again with all of our friends. We had a great time with everyone there and the food was good all over again. (We have Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday night in my family so everyone can go to the Cowboys game on Thanksgiving Day.) 

I am grateful for so many things in my happy life. Grateful for my beautiful family, the arrival of another healthy baby, living in our amazing country, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and all the comforts we enjoy. 

Football Game

Aaron took Carson to his very first UT football game on Thanksgiving Day. Carson was so, so, so excited to go to the game and Aaron was so, so, so excited to take him. A few friends in Aaron's classes were going to be out of town so they gave him the tickets. It was a night game and they only stayed for the first half but they had a lot of fun. Carson spent a lot of the game keeping track of the score and counting up and down the steps - that's our numbers boy. It was a cold night but Carson loves the cold so he was fine. The girls and I stayed warm and snug at home. 

After the game they rode home with a friend who was also only going for the first half. Carson kept Aaron very entertained while they waited for their ride. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More Brooke

My sweet friend Jeana did a small photo shoot for Brooke when she was about 3 weeks old. It was kind of a hard one as Brooke didn't sleep for it but we still got some cute shots. Jeana did a great job and I am so happy that we were able to capture some sweet moments when Brooke was still so tiny.