we ended up getting some cute pictures with great smiles, but turns out- this was one of my favorites!
why do they have to grow up?
we ended the night with a chic flick (music and lyrics with drew barrymore), and the last of the girls left around 2:30 a.m.
i think we proved that you’re never too old for a good pajama party with your girlfriends!
i got the salmon, and fredg downed a 16 oz. steak…
plus appetizers, salad, french bread, and dessert. they almost had to wheel us out of there:)my cousin chad and his cute wife brittney (top left), moved from utah out here to texas…just 15 mins away from us! (small world)
his mom and dad and my other cute cousins, came out for the weekend and they invited us over for lunch. it was so nice catching up and getting a taste of home (i miss my utah family).building a fire in the fireplace on a cold nightfor some reason, you can’t really see the fire…it looks like they’re just staring at nothing dad (and van) playing Christmas songs on the saxophone for family night.
never a dull moment around here!
she sang beautifully in her Christmas choir concert, with her lovely soprano voice, doing cute little actions with the songs…
she got 4th place in the school spelling bee! (i forgot to take a picture)
she was one of two 6th graders that entered, the rest were all 7th and 8th graders- and they were hard words too! freddy and i helped her practice, and some of those words we didn’t even know…all that greek/latin/asian/dutch, origin stuff.
the thing that impressed us the most, was her determination to win. for 3 weeks before the bee, she either stayed after school and practiced with the group, or went before school to practice…all on her own- we were so proud of her!
of course we had to take her out for ice cream to celebrate her hard work.
way to go jas! you’re a good girl!
i have a whole new appreciation for mothers with morning sickness. i thought i was off the hook because i wasn’t the least bit sick with my other pregnancies. but this one…man, this sucks. i don’t sleep well at night, i have to force myself out of bed every morning, and trudge through the day with that sick nauseous feeling that only lets up for a few hours in the afternoon and then gets worse at night…
i know all you mothers that go through this every pregnancy are saying “oh, waa waa.” but hey, this is new for me, it’s seriously putting a cramp in my “turbo” style that i usually have. i can’t get anything done!
so my hubby came home for lunch today and as we sat down to eat, i was telling him that i hope he gets his wife back soon (i haven’t been feeling like myself, i certainly can’t be acting like myself)…i’m feeling a little guilty for not being the fun, happy, wifey that i usually am.
and he says…look, i was put here on this earth to be your husband. i’m not the least bit worried about you “not being yourself.” i’m here to take care of you and make sure you’re happy… so you just let me do that.
he didn’t see, but as he got up and took his plate to the sink, tears welled up in my eyes (as if i wasn’t emotional enough).
this is why i married him…i love that man.
today was a good day.
my sister catherine and her husband charles in live austin, so we took a trip out there for Thanksgiving this year. maryanne and tom brought their family too, and- well, just check it out and you can see how much fun we had!
here’s how it all played out…
Fredgie is thankful for our Heavenly Father who makes everything possible. it’s very humbling to know that everything we have comes from Him, and the blessings we have in our life are an indication of His love.
Jasmine is thankful to have her own computer in her room so she can listen to her playlist while she read books- anytime she wants. she’s also thankful for her friends and her family.
Van is thankful for our family and our house. he’s thankful for video games, preschool, and friends too.
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!