Nov 7, 2008


Fun at the parade

We got to catch up with the Ridgells. This is Ava and Anna who were having a great time yelling "Go Number One" with their purple ACU foam fingers while at Sharon Allen's BBQ. Joe Don commented, "At least they're not yelling, 'Go Number Two!"

I also got to spend some time with my good friend, Heather, who was on the Coming Home Court this year. She had a busy weekend juggling reunion events while keeping up with 2 kids and a 3 month old, but we managed to get in some quality time, which I loved! I can't believe it's been 10 years since she graduated. 

Ava wanted to be a bride this year, and Pierson ended up as a giraffe. 

She wasn't the only bride. Here she is with her friend, Anna.

Since Brandon couldn't make it, Kate and I went 
as bridesmaids with Ava.

One cute little animal.

This picture cracks me up because Ava posed it herself. She wanted to take pictures like a "real bride," so she took a series of bridal portraits . This is the classic "Bride looking down at the bouquet pose." 

Both kids together.

Okay I went a little crazy with the picture taking.  I love kids in costume.

We got to spend Halloween night in Fort Worth with our old small group.  It was great to catch up with friends.  This is me, Pierson and Julia as a bee.

All the pretty girls. Hard to believe that when we left Fort Worth all of these girls were babies.

On Friday night after the party, Chad and I left the kids with his parents and headed to Dallas for a much needed getaway weekend.  We hadn't spent time away with just the two of us since we moved to Abilene. It's hard to believe, but time goes quickly with little ones.  We kept commenting on how easy meals were- no clean up, no one to feed but ourselves, and I couldn't get over how quickly we could hop in and out of the car with no rounding up of kids, diaper bags and supplies, buckling everyone in, etc. I took this picture with a timer; you can tell we haven't taken pictures without kids in a while because neither of us knew what to do with our hands.  

We ended our trip in Decatur on Sunday afternoon with the Walters family.  It was good to spend time with everyone, and the weather was perfect. Our kids LOVE their cousins!


Susan said...

yay! new post! I get so excited when you have a new post!
-LOVE Ava as a bride
-LOVE you & kate as bridesmaids even more
-I am so sad I missed homecoming! next year you will be too busy for me
-so glad you & Chad get to get away
It is time for you to join Facebook!
Miss you!

Kate said...

I'm so glad you and Chad got to enjoy a weekend getaway. You look really cute in that picture!

Kara Sheets said...

whoa, hot mama in that picture! glad yall had a good time. loved all the pictures!