Saturday, December 29, 2012

I love enjoying time at home over the Christmas vacation.  (I keep trying to go shopping, but no one wants to go with me.  I live in a house full of boys!)

Christmas vacation

Christmas 2012

One the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
Christmas 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Joshua's first birthday

Hard to believe that Joshua is already a one year old!  We had fun celebrating with family today.  We love you Joshua!

Josh's First birthday

December adventures

We have had a busy month, but I forgot to take pictures for most of it.  Here are the few things I did catch on film.

December 2012

overdue update: Thanksgiving visit

Doug's mom and nieces spent about 2 weeks with us around Thanksgiving.  We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner at my mom's house and spent a lot of time watching the kids play.  We took them to the Oasis near the end of their visit and took pictures with the statues.  It was a fun visit.

overdue update... baseball

Timmy has had last baseball game just before Thanksgiving.  He had a great season, it was fun watching him play!  But I noticed in the pictures that he closes his eyes when swinging the bat.  That might explain his batting average.

last baseball game

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Train Ride

Timmy's den took a ride on the train on Sunday.


Halloween pictures

Fall fun

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I love October.  The weather is just starting to turn cool and it's nice to be outside again.  We spent a day at my sister's farm spreading compost and burning brush before heading to Inks Lake for our annual Regina Mater camp out.  Good times.  I especially enjoyed the evening sing-along.  Pack 89 also had its fall family camp out, with a great flag retirement ceremony.  

October break

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Catching up

With the new school year beginning, I have fallen behind on pictures.  Here are the pictures I've taken from the end of August until now.  They include hair cuts, field trips to the cave and park, Timmy's baseball and Cub Scout activities, and today's visit to the pumpkin festival in Elgin.
new school year

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A visit to the mountains

Just back from a two-week vacation to New Mexico and Colorado.  It was an adventure!  Highlights included hiking, chuck wagon barbeque, train rides, zip lines, random movie filming going on by our campground, more hiking, hail storm, chilly mornings, baby bear and more beautiful scenery than I could catch on film.  I love the mountains.  Enjoy the pictures!
Visit to the Mountains

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

summer fun

I am way behind on pictures (1112 to sort through).  Here's the first installment of some of the fun things we did before our epic vacation.  It's been a great summer.

Random summer fun

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I am surrounded by cuteness!
I think Zachary wishes he lived in Mickey Mouse's Clubhouse.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Cub Scout Day Camp

This is Lucas' sixth year at day camp, he started attending when he was three and Timmy was only 4 months old.  Now Timmy is a Tiger!  I was in the tot lot with the younger two, so I didn't get many pictures of my Cub Scouts.  It wasn't as hot this year and thanks to the water backpacks my kids were well hydrated!

Day Camp 2012

sequence of events

playing at the park

group shot

not often can I get all four boys in the picture at once...

biscuits and balloons

The boys had fun getting balloon creations after the Biscuit Brothers concert at the Domain.  Timmy has a crown, Zachary an airplane flown by a dog, and Lucas is a knight with helmet, sword, and shield.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Inks Lake

After spending one night at home, we were off again, camping with my parents at Inks Lake.

Inks Lake Camping

Sarasota May 2012

After the cruise, we drove to Sarasota to visit Doug's family.  His grandmother is 95 and his grandfather is 94, so it's always a blessing to see them again.  The boys really enjoyed playing with their cousins.


10th Anniversary Cruise

Doug and I decided to celebrate out 10th anniversary with a family vacation.  For our honeymoon, we took a Disney Cruise, so for our 10th anniversary we did it again!   It was a very different experience with 4 children, but we made a lot of memories!

Disney Cruise

Saturday, April 28, 2012

We just returned from Joshua's first camp out.  Joshua, Lucas, and I went to the Cub Scout Pack family camp out a Lake Somerville.  Doug and Timmy had to stay home to attend a t-ball game and Zachary stayed with them.  It went very well.
Joshua's first campout

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Family Music Festival

It was a beautiful day to... go make music!

Family Music Festival

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Holy Week 2012

For holy week, Regina Mater did hold classes. Instead, I took the younger three boys and a friend to Zilker Park and the Botanical Gardens for the morning on Monday while Lucas went to a ropes course at McKinney Roughs. On Tuesday we took a field trip to San Antonio to visit the Zoo with several other Regina Mater families, and on Wednesday we went back out to my sister's farm for a lesson on starting small fires. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Doug and I sang for many of the special services of the Triduum. Happy Easter everyone!

Holy Week 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring break

Spring Break at the farm

first baseball game

 Timmy at his first t-ball at bat.  They had their first game yesterday, and he's looking forward to the next one.  Zacahry joined him in running the bases after the game.

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field trip

Timmy's class took a field trip to a goat dairy.  Zachary, Joshua, and I went along.  They cut soap and made cheese.  Joshua took a nap.
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baseball practice

 Timmy is starting t-ball.  Zacahry wishes he could join the team (in the orange shirt).
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We borrowed my sister's dog's Great Pyranese puppies for a few days... too cute!
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Math exhibit

We visited the Children's Museum to see their new math exhibit.  Joshua had enough after a few hours, but his big brothers enjoyed it!

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 Lucas' den made this fun cart themselfves (with some help from he dads).
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outside time

Also take a month ago, pictures of the younger two and me enjoying some time outside.
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