Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

It is hard to believe that this was Austin's third Christmas and was exciting to celebrate Hunter's first. This is my favorite time of year and I think it is because of all the memories I have as a kid and wanting to share those with my boys. We celebrated at our house this year and enjoyed spending the day with our families!

Some of my favorite memories of the season:
Austin waking up every morning and looking for "B" (his elf).
Making cookies for Santa with Austin while Hunter sat on the counter and watched.
Watching David and Austin make reindeer food and put it in the yard.

Here are just a few pictures of Christmas 2010-
Leaving cookies for Santa...
Headed out to put the reindeer food in the front yard.
Christmas morning in our pajamas. Austin had to have the drill in every picture :)
Standing by the cool work bench Santa brought.
Austin loved the swingset from our parents!
Look at me! I'm way up high!
Time for silly faces!
Big Christmas smile!
Family Picture in front of our tree. (Again Austin not really wanting to do this.)
Group picture...after Austin screaming and forcing Mike to stop playing the hunting game he got David. Needless to say I think it turned out okay.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Santa's Wonderland

Over the Thanksgiving break David and I took the boys to Santa's Wonderland and I must say it will be a trip we will never forget. If you have never been I highly recommend going. We plan on going again this year before Christmas is here we loved it so much. Austin loved the petting zoo, the pony ride, talking and visiting with Santa, and going on the hayride through the lights. I think next year Hunter will have as much fun as Austin did this year since he has learned from his brother what to do :)

The entrance! (iPhone picture taken from the road.)
Walking in...we had no idea how amazing our night as a family was going to be! (iPhone picture)
Right as we walked in it started "snowing". It was like a scene out of a movie.
Perfect! Austin and Hunted loved it!
Austin loving the "snow" and trying to catch it!
(Hunter is watching all the other kids act crazy. Haha!)
Austin and Mommy cheesing on the hayride! (Hunter getting sleepy.)
Family Photo on the hayride!
The reason for the season...(part one of iPhone picture)
The reason for the season (part two of iPhone picture)!
A tunnel you ride through... (iPhone picture)
Reindeer Flight School (iPhone picture)
Everything is bigger and better in Texas! (iPhone picture)
Texas Longhorns in College Station! Hook em! (iPhone picture)

Christmas Card 2010

I can't wait for these to come in the mail! I only made 12 different ones. Haha! I had three that I really liked and David made the final decision. I must say I really like the one he picked but how could I not. It has pictures of the three greatest gifts in my life! Enjoy the preview.

Scarlet Stars Christmas
View the entire collection of cards.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


What a great Halloween! This was Austin's third Halloween but first time to go trick-or-treating. He loved it and did great! He would take his helmet off after every house only because he wanted to eat his sucker and it was kind of hard to do through his face mask. Towards the end of trick-or-treating his basket was heavy but he was determined to carry it. David and I both offered to carry it up to the doors but he would tell us no and then he would do it. So cute! Hunter was cute as well. He would make his loudest grunts or noises when Austin was at the doors. I think he was saying, "Austin make sure you get some for me!" I think next year we will have two trick-or-treaters. Can't wait! Here are some of my favorites!

Halloween Morning: Austin teaching Hunter how to cheese for the camera :)
Trick-or-Treat smell my feet
Austin teaching Hunter (not that he needs teaching) how to eat the toys.
Like Big Brother...like Little Brother!
Bevo and the Texas Football Player (Hunter smiling)
Bevo and the Texas Football Player (Austin smiling)
Family of Longhorns
Austin's First Trick-or-Treat House (Daddy taught him how it's done.)
Mommy's turn...
Austin carrying his Mickey Bucket
"Austin did you get me anything?"
And now for the trivia...who is who??

Answer: Hunter, Hunter, Austin, Austin. Scary isn't it?

Pumpkin Patch 2010!

Wow! Is October really already over? Maybe I have been in denial about it since some days still are in the 90s and it feels like summer. Ever year we go to the pumpkin patch by our house to pose in the pile of pumpkins. I guess I should rephrase that and say every year since we have had kids. Haha! If we thought last year was hard taking pictures this year was quite the event as well considering we had two kids (Austin who is 2.5 years old and Hunter who is 6 months old). I mean it's hard enough at the house getting them to look at me at the same time so trying to get them to look at the camera and not the other 100 people and distractions they have there was quite the task. We did get some good ones I think though and I must say it helped that it was a weekend daddy had off because all the other coach families were there too and we could all take turns taking pictures of each other. Here are just a few from the pumpkin patch.

Arriving at the Pumpkin Patch. Austin scoping everything out.
Hunter in the pumpkins.
Austin's picture in the pumpkins...aka Austin climbing the pile of pumpkins.
Did I mention there were distractions? Haha!
Austin was getting bored while waiting for the train ride so he was taking pictures. He took this one of daddy!
Train Ride
Hunter's first train ride.
And then there was four...Pumpkin Patch photo 2010!

Why is time going by so quickly?

What has happened to my life? It is amazing how now after having two boys (I guess really 3 including David) my life is playing on fast forward. I love my life but am not in love with how quickly everything is going by. I try my hardest to live in every moment because my boys are a constant reminder that today is precious and they will only be small for a little while. It seems like just as soon as I put away the football for the monthly photo I am getting it back out. I guess the good news is that they still are at the age where I am their momma. Austin was going through a phase where he was calling me mommy which made me sad because it was yet another sign that he was growing up but the past few days I have been momma. It's the small things but I will be honest and have loved being momma again. Here are just a few pictures I have taken lately showing how big my babies are getting.

Austin just waking up from his nap not feeling like being a part of mommy's photo shoot.
Don't smile Austin!
Now we're awake and ready!
Brotherly love.
Love this photo. He looks like a doll to me. So handsome!
I feel like this should be his school photo. Haha!
And there they are...his TWO bottom teeth!
Chewing on his hand to help get more teeth to come through.