We went to Fayetteville to watch the Hogs last weekend. It was a full weekend, out to dinner and George’s with Randi.
We called the Hogs, they needed a lot of calling this season but we had fun nonetheless. It’s been a while since the Razorbacks have had a good team but we keep the faith that things will turn around!
Halloween was a great time for the Basses! Isaac really got it and thought Trick or Treating was the best thing he's ever heard of. That boy loves some candy, so people handing it out freely was mind blowing! :) His little legs were churning as fast as they could go from house to house! All of my kids loved it and we had fun class parties, Country Club party and Halloween night at the VanBebbers with a Hay ride. We also loved going to the Halls for a weenie roast and haunted hay ride on Saturday night. DF said "Mom, Halloween is the third best night of a kids life.... First Christmas, then your birthday, and then Halloween." Well I can certainly see that!
For Fall Break, we got a jump on things and went to San Antonio a little early. Meme got DF a book on the Alamo and Jim Bowie when he was very young and he's been interested in knives, and the Alamo ever since. He has been asking and asking to go on this trip and his wish came true! Just a little after his 9th birthday!
Meme and Grandpa take good care of us, and we are so thankful for this time with them, and together as a family. One of my favorite quotes is this; "The most beautiful things in life are not things. They're people, and places, and memories and pictures. They're feelings and moments and smiles and laughter." I believe this, I believe that life is a collection of places and faces and memories, and pictures and stories and time spent with ones we love the most. We did this, and you all know I like to take lots of pictures! Part of the beauty of this trip is that we did lots of things that Hal did with his grandparents. He is repeating the story of what was important to him as a child, and it's now become important to my children. I notice and really appreciate that. My kids do too.
We stayed at the Menger Hotel, ate great meals, went on the River Walk cruise, to the Alamo and Jim Bowie exhibit (first thing!), SeaWorld and more.... basically if it was in the San Antonio tourist book for things to see in 2 days, we did it!
It was really fun to be together and get away from it all for a while, Isaac is sick to his stomach now so we are hoping that passes quickly and as painlessly as possible. It isn't a vacation until a Bass kid gets sick, but we are working on that ! ;)
David Franklin wanted a golf party so Leo, the Jr. Golf Pro had a private lesson with them with games and competions and then we went up the the crow's nest for cake and pizza. He had a lot of his best buddies there and had a great birthday!!! We love this boy for so many reasons and it thrilled us to see him so happy with his buds. We love you, David Franklin and you are special, kind, and smart and a ton of fun to be around. Happy Birthday!
I am Amanda and I love being a wife and mother. I have the family of my dreams! Motherhood is the most fulfilling, exhausting, rewarding, difficult, fun, and important calling on my life right now. Franklin and I have been married for over 9 years and I am lucky I get to live life with such a great husband and father. We are the proud parents of David Franklin, Nora and Isaac. We have a puppy, Maple, who has added lots of energy to the house! ;) We love to travel, spend lots of time with family and friends and really appreciate all of our blessings in life! This blog is an online journal, scrapbook/ baby book for our growing, busy, wild, little family. If you are looking for grammatically correct, politically correct, stimulating information on current events, I am sorry I can't provide that for you here, but I can tell you what my children are up to and how they are growing on a semi-regular basis. That is in between changing diapers, kissing boo boos, and pouring the chocolate milk!
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