Thursday, June 23, 2016

Morphews come to visit

Last week the Morphews came from California to visit for the week. We were busy and the cousins played hard everyday. I didn't get a lot of pictures but they swam in the wade pool at mammers, we went to the horse farm and saw the zebra, we went tubing on the lake (and got stuck and towed) ha!, we went to the farm and rode the dune buggy, tractor and fished. But our biggest event was celebrating Teddy's 2nd birthday at the farm on Friday night. My mom loves a theme and she made games and crafts and snacks and decorations all that had to do with a vehicle theme. We had a great time together!!!



The number 2 shirt that Mammers and I made has been worn by all 3 boys on their second birthdays :)






I love this picture of my mother because I know the joy it represents. She's on her daddy's tractor with all of her beloved grandchildren together at her family farm in Glenwood. A treasure! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer so far

Has included; swimming in the caddo river and going to the farm, DF and Nora's first Big Fat Greek wedding, the McCoys coming in town spending the weekend, play dates and bubble baths in the wading pool, Ram football camp and tubing on the lake! So far, so good!!







Friday, June 10, 2016

The Basses (or Griswalds) do Disney!





We just got back from one of the best family vacations ever for us- Disney World! I will not lie, I knew the kids would have a blast but I had heard some horror stories about how hot, and exhausting it was.  I had prepared myself for long lines and children melting down and total exhaustion, but to my surprise.... we had a ball!  A lot of that has to do with the mindset of my wonderful in laws, and their relaxed pace and attitude.  There was no, we are only here once we have to do it all- stay until midnight mentality.  Thank goodness, that is when I think the above scenerios would occur.  Instead, we didn't kill ourselves trying to do it all, but we picked the tops and enjoyed those.  We all had the best time, rode fun rides, saw neat shows and had great time together.  It was magical for Nora and DF and Isaac, although I know he won't remember it when he's older, had so much fun taking it all in!  He got to see Donald Duck which is a favorite of his and had ice cream and popsicles galore and it be with some of his favorite people. He was so happy!!!  It was amazing, and we appreciate our generous Meme and Grandpa for the lifetime of memories we made!!!!!

I seriously have over 300 pictures so I am going to whittle it down to a highlight reel here: :)





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Friday, June 3, 2016

First days/ Last days of school

Our kids have had great years at school this year. Both have learned and grown and had fun doing so. Nora has asked to go to school since it's been summer break! What we didn't expect was how much we'd love Mrs. Davenport. She's been wonderful and loving and we are going to miss her a lot! DF received many awards, all A's all year, the Citizenship award, Accelerated Reader award, and his called voted him the "joyful jokester". That one reminded me of his namesake :)



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Saturday downtown in the Spa City

We went downtown on Saturday morning for a walk, filled up some water jugs and went to the national geographic national park exhibit in an old bath house. We also showed the kids where we got married and tried to recreate a pic by the big rock :)  Then they saw the old timey photo place so we played dress up and got a western pic. So random, so weird, so hot springs!