Archive for April, 2010



12
Apr
10

$2500!

I got another $500 Visa gift card in the mail today!  I spent only $35 total on this card and I started it in late January!  And that makes my grand total at $2500 since last August when I started online offers.  Woo-hoo!

These offers are getting harder to do mainly because they are getting more popular! But if you are interested, click here or message me! I would be happy to help you!

11
Apr
10

sentimental Sunday

On this weekend in 2000, James decided to bleach his hair.  Why?  Not sure.  But we were in college so that’s one excuse.

Here I am at my Aggie ‘ring dunking’.  I didn’t want to dunk it in the traditonal pitcher

of beer at the Dixie Chicken so I opted for 8 scoops of ice cream at Swensons! 

Here we are the next day at the BYX Island Party.  James is rocking his new color!  😉
09
Apr
10

flashback friday-bluebonnet style!

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07
Apr
10

boys and their toys

Asher is really into cars right now.  He got some in his Easter basket this year.  Do you think he was excited?

James is just as excited as he is finally getting into playing with real ‘boy toys’ and not baby toys anymore!  James can’t wait to buy Asher a race track for his bday!

It was so precious to watch Asher play with his little cousin, Caden. Even Caden, who is 8 months old, knew how to zoom the cars around!

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Gosh, I love this little boy! He will be turning two is just a couple of weeks! He sure knows how to run me out though! I love this picture because this accurately portrays my little man. Just when you think you are posing for a sweet picture, he grabs your dangly earring and yanks! (Ow! That really hurt too!)

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06
Apr
10

new Easter tradition?!?

After going through their baskets, the girls wanted to do the egg hunt in Grandpa’s front yard.

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But this year, Grandpa wasn’t satisfied with just a normal egg hunt. This year, he bought a metal detector and thought it would be fun to hunt for coins that he hid throughout the whole lawn! The girls loved it! (Grandpa was secretly hoping that the girls might find his lost wedding ring, but to no avail!) Could this be a new Easter tradition?!?

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05
Apr
10

Easter fun!

Remember the elusive bunny shot?  Well, I finally got one after we watched How to Train a Dragon on Saturday night! (Good movie, but a little scary for my girls)

Too bad Asher wasn’t in the picture!  It would of been

much funnier to see him scream cuter!

We always dye Easter eggs the night before too. We never do anything with them, but it’s still a fun activity for the girls!

Rilyn was so scared she would drop the eggs!
Wow!  We made a pink egg!

Easter morning we all get ready to go to church. We stayed in Temple at my parent’s house, so we went to church with them.

‘The obligatory color-coordinated Easter morning family shot’

After church, the kids got to go through their Easter baskets!

Lots of art stuff and movies!  Thanks Grandma!
Asher is trying to figure out how to open this bunch of

lollipops!

More to come tomorrow!

04
Apr
10

a hunting we will go!

Happy Easter!  He is Risen! 

Who doesn’t love celebrating spring and Easter with an egg hunt?!?  This year, on Saturday morning, The Austin Stone, our church, put on several egg hunts around Austin and one of them was at our neighborhood park!  It was so fun to put together with my good friend, Denise.  And, I was also privileged to get to share the Easter story from the Jesus Storybook Bible with the many neighborhood kids who came.  I busted out my flannel board that I inherited from my mom’s Sunday school teaching days.  It is totally 80’s, but the kids love it!

Asher wasn’t totally into it this year, but he didn’t know candy was inside the eggs either!
Sweet big sister helping out her little brother!
Go Ella!
This is me with my flannel board reading the Easter story from the Bible!
 
 
On your mark, get set, go Rilyn!
Here is Rilyn trying to race Levi.  If you know these two, this is the story of their relationship!
03
Apr
10

bluebonnets

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02
Apr
10

foiled again!

So today, I just knew I would get my Easter bunny pictures.  I went to Lakeline mall, which there is no question that this mall is thriving, and a bunny would be there.  I also had all three kids with me, which was an added bonus!  Color coordinating clothes-check!  All set!  Well, when we got there I saw the line and I knew there was no way Asher was waiting in that!  Foiled again!  Grrr…

Oh well, my kids will just have to do with this for now!  (Truth be told, my kids could care less about the bunny, they know he isn’t real and I just like doing it for scrapbooking purposes.)  😉

check out that line!
we went in for a closer look!

*And I’m so glad I did not wait in that line! I was talking to a woman in the elevator who waited an hour and a half and said they ran out of photo paper when they got to her kids and then they had the nerve to tell her she couldn’t even take a picture with her cell phone! She had to just let her kids sit on the bunny’s lap and leave!

**Hey, I still have one more day to get a picture with the Easter bunny, so don’t count me out yet!

01
Apr
10

Easter story cookies

Last year we made these Easter Story cookies on Saturday night that tells the story of Jesus dying on the cross and rising on the 3rd day.  I LOVE the concept however these cookies tasted disgusting.  (Sorry, just being honest! ) So, if you want to try it this year, I would highly recommend it for the ‘experience’ and ‘visual effect’!  This year we are going to try Resurrection Buns, which sound a lot yummier!
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By the way, if you haven’t heard of Resurrection Eggs yet, they are an awesome way to teach your children about the Easter story. Here is a website that shows you how to make your own at home! So easy!




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