Sunday, April 27, 2008

Three kids and a wedding!

This weekend our three kids were in a wedding in Hunt, Texas. Holly Hillman Smith asked them to be in her wedding which was such a sweet invitation. Holly's mom was my adviser in Tri Delta and she would come to our dances and events when I was in school. It is hard to believe and admit that was 20 years ago! As Holly grew older she would babysit our kids when we were at my parents' house. Andrew would call her "Polly" when he was little and all 3 kids love her. She has a real heart for children and it shows. She had always wanted to be married at Camp Stewart and it was an absolutely beautiful place to celebrate and start a new life together.

Here were some highlights of the weekend:
Jacob and Andrew were the candlelighters. They liked that job except the wind and a stubborn lighter made it a little difficult. Jacob's face and mannerisms were hilarious as he tried to get the candles lit.

Hannah loved being a flower girl. At the end of the wedding though the Ringbearer was ahead of her so she took off running to get in front of him. I think we may have a track and field star on our hands! I was very nervous during the hear all of these crazy stories about kids and weddings. Holly though was very laid back and not stressed out at all about the kids or anyone else. She was the true opposite of some of the "bridezillas" that you hear about.
It was family affair for us because my mom and dad and Steve and Cindy came to the wedding also. We had alot fun and I think took over 200 pictures between all of us.
We came back to Waco through Johnson City and went to the home of LBJ. We watched a video on Lady Bird Johnson and her life. The video mentioned that Lady Bird was an extremely positive and active person. They said she had an uncanny ability to be positive and hopeful and see solutions versus problems. Even the bluebonnets we enjoy every Spring are a result of her seeing the highways as she traveled from Texas to DC and thinking they needed to be beautiful and pleasant for travelers. What a great quality for a person to have! It was an inspirational way to end a fun weekend!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

One of the reasons we love Texas!

The bluebonnets are out and we are so glad. It is one of the many reasons we love living in Texas!

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Today our family went to a Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas. We had gone to a place called Medieval Times a couple of years ago and the boys loved the jousting and all of the lords and ladies etc. so we thought we would try this festival. I am happy to report that a great time was had by all. Jacob even said it was one of the best days of his entire life----he is very expressive and maybe exaggerates a little! :)
Some of the highlights of today included:
Seeing an American Bald Eagle. It was so majestic. It was part of a show on falcons and other birds and the amazing things they can do.

I received a winner badge at the Archery Booth. On my very last arrow, I was pretty close to actually hitting the bulls eye! I was very happy!
Hannah became a Lady of the Court. She is now very good friends with the Queen and actually curtsied for her. All of those dance lessons finally paid off.
Jacob and Andrew got soft swords and got to have a sword fight with a very pretty girl.
Rich and I became a king and queen! Don't we look great?