Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Checking In

Well, me made it to New York. We have signed in and just waiting for our house to be ready. Should be some day next week. So in the meantime we are hanging out in the hotel and driving around post. Not much has changed in the last five years. The scenery is beautiful and the weather is nice.
So on to our road trip... I had every intention of blogging after every day on the road. But to be honest, it would have been a very boring post. For example... Day one: Drive, stop for gas and potty break, drive some more, stop for snacks, drive a lot more and stop for the night. It was brutal. I have never done so much driving in all my life. After three long days in the car, we made it to Philadelphia where we met up with Reyno. We spent the night at our dear friends' house. Got up the next day and made it to our final destination. 1650 miles!!!!! I can't believe we made it!!!!
As soon as I download the pictures, I will write about our last two weeks in Texas.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Moving Day

Today was moving day. The big truck came and it was loaded up with everything we own. Now I'm sitting in an empty room thinking back on the last four years. We've had some great times and some not so great times. We've made great friends who have become like family to us. We have been apart of an amazing church and our kids have accomplished great things. We have lived in a house that has felt like a home.
We are not strangers to moving. In fact this will be our ninth move. It's always hard to leave, but for some reason this is extremely hard. It's hard to explain the connection we all have to this place,but its a strong one.
The kids have been saying goodbye to their friends all week. It's been emotional to say the least. I'm trying to stay strong but most of the time I want to cry with them.
They are so strong and such amazing Army kids.
So now we look forward. And start a new adventure!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Baseball Bling and a New Look

Now that Jackson's team is World Series bound, we moms thought we needed to look good for the games. So like any proud baseball mom, we pulled out the glitter and bedazzler!!!
Marisa and I made these...

Marisa made the black one and I made the red. If you look closely, you can see that I put an H instead of an N. I fixed it, but I was very mad!!! :)
The back

We had these made.

If anything, we will have the best looking parents!!! :)
I've had a blog makeover thanks tohttp://scottandchristicopeland.blogspot.com/. Thanks Christi. I love it!!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

June in Review

So here I am trying to play catch up. June has come and gone and to be honest, it was a blur. The month started off with Reyno and Marisa heading east to WP to get our house, check out the schools and to drop off one of the cars. The trip was successful. We got a house and registered both kids in school. Unfortunately they didn't take any pictures.
Jackson and I stayed home for, what else... baseball. We were lucky enough to have a few visitors.

Mom, dad, Camille and Jules came down to keep us company. We had a great time and had breakfast at one of our favorite places... Cracker Barrel.

We all took a trip to Dallas for baby Madeline's baptism. We love being in Dallas because there is so much to do. We went really wild and one night headed to Central Market!! :) We were fascinated with the exotic fruit section.

This was our favorite. I can't remember the name, but the nice produce man cut it open and let us try it. Yummy!!
But the highlight of the trip was the Baptism of this amazing little angel...

I LOVE this picture!!!! She is such a happy baby!!
Corey and Rosemary asked Reyno and I to be her Godparents. We were so honored!!

Proud parents and Godparents and very happy big sister!

All the girls!!!
Camille and I gave her a bracelet and we are putting it on her. I think she was asleep. :)
The rest of the month was spent at the baseball fields.

Jackson and his best friend, Ice

Coach dad handing out trophies.

All Star game. We won!!!!

Our travel team had a players vs parents game to end the regular season.

Jackson is very focused.

I wonder where he gets it... :)
Marisa and I had to get some shopping in. We love going to the bookstore. I love cookbooks and she loves...

This is not a joke. She actually bought that book...for fun!!! :) She is so awesome!!!
We ended the month with a combatives tournament. A very close friend of our family competed and won his weight class. It was very exciting and we are so proud of him!

Jackson and Jason!!

In the octagon. Jackson loved wearing Jason's championship belt!!
We had a very big month. Lots of ups and downs, but with lots of prayers and support, we came out on top.
We have one more exciting adventure before we leave Texas. Jackson's team is going to the Texas World Series!!! We have been very busy blinging shirts! (pics to come).
It's 3:00 am and the packers are coming in the a few hours. I'm not ready, but it's still going to happen because this is what they dropped off at our house..

Sweet Dreams!!!!!!!