Monday, December 21, 2009


Dustin and I went to a party thrown for the managers at Hawk and there wives. The party was held at the Gaylord Texan, this really beautiful resort type hotel in nearby Grapevine. During the winter months they usually have an "Ice" show of sorts which changes it's theme every year. We enjoyed the show so much I decided to bring the children and Grandma back a couple days later to share the experience. We had a blast. The kids went down the ice slides so many times and had so much fun. The resort furnishes these heavy parkas to keep you warm (they keep the inside of the rooms at 9 degrees). I highly recommend any Texans that have not yet been to go in the future. It is amazing!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Logan is 5 years old!!!

My little boy is growing up fast! I can't believe we've had him in our lives for 5 years. Time flies! Logan is a very smart little boy and has energy to spare! I don't think he has ever met a stranger. He can be a bit of a handful with a combination of excess energy and being hard of hearing (or should I say he's got selective hearing). He is one of the most loving children I have ever met. He gives hugs freely, he is such a cuddler, and quick to say "I love you". I am so grateful that this special little boy was sent to me!

My little PreSchooler!

Logan started preschool this September. He is really enjoying it and I am hoping that the preschool will serve it's purpose in readying Logan for Kindergarten, socially. He is getting better at listening to his teachers Miss Paula and Miss Kay. So that is encouraging. Ashlynn is biting at the bit to go to school like Brother. She is loving the one-on-one time with Mom though.

Ballerina Girl

Monday, August 24, 2009

There's no place like home! There's no place like home!

We're back! Dustin and I arrived home in TX really late Saturday evening from Puerto Rico. We had a blast. The waveless beach was beautiful and peaceful. The rain forest was amazing and the coqui were enchanting. I guess there is a lot of coral reefs around the island that we were frequenting, therefore, no waves. I thought it was kind of a bummer at first but it was kind of nice to float gently on the surface of the waveless water. The water was clear and I had a pet fish that was intrigued with me as I was of it. The whole time I was in the water the fish was by my side. It was lots of fun. We saw some crabs and found several nice size conch shells. Dustin and I went wave running one morning and enjoyed that (at least I did as I was captaining the vessel and went at my own, safe, pace.) We went to the rain forest one day and it was just beautiful. We were all set up to go zip lining but that fell through at the last minute so we did our own thing and hiked down to this beautiful waterfall. We had a wonderful time marveling at the amazing flora and fauna. One of the coolest, most memorable, parts of the trip was the coqui. Coqui are these little frogs that are only found in some of the Caribbean islands. They chirp, sounding like a bird. It actually sounds like they are saying "Co Kee." The resort we stayed in had these little frogs all over and their chirps filled the night air. It was really cool. About a day into our trip, Dustin's face started looking very well healed. By the end of the trip, there was almost no trace of a burn left on him. He has healed wonderfully and quickly. We really had a great trip and were so excited to come home and see the kiddoes!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Getting ready for Puerto Rico!

Dustin and I are leaving Tuesday bright and early for Puerto Rico. We'll be staying at the Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador Resort. Here is the link if your interested, . It is sandwiched between the Rain forest and the Ocean. The Resort owns an island right of the coast that they will boat you to and from. It's shores are beautiful white sand beaches with crystal clear water and lots of reefs to explore (if you like to chance bumping into a shark!) We have been anticipating this trip for quite some time. Well... Dustin had a little accident the other day and received 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his face and arms. He was very lucky, it could have been worse. He has a couple small 3rd degree burn spots on his face and lots of discoloring. He says he looks like an indian brave about ready to go to war with all the war paint on. I imagine that he will heal well and probably reasonably quick, but not quick enough for our trip! It will be interesting to try to keep his burned skin from burning while spending all our time on the beach. I think we will find him a sombrero or something similar to sport while out in the sun (he's cool enough to pull it off...right?) OH YEAH! There is also a hurricane heading straight for Puerto Rico and should hit while we are there, just in case our lives were not exciting enough. So now, the trip I have been so looking forward to is sounding less and less appealing.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Magic Kingdom

We drove 3 hours round trip to Orlando to go to Disney World. For us it was well worth it. Logan and Ashlynn were soooo excited to be at "Disney World" and were wowed by everything. Ashlynn loved Splash Mountain, Logan loved the Buzz Lightyear ride. The kids were both tall enough to go on everything but Space Mountain so they went on their first roller coaster, Runaway Mountain and loved it. It was later in the day and lots of people had left so we didn't have to wait in line for very long so as soon as we got off the kids wanted an encore so we got back in line and went on it a second time, they wanted to go again but it was getting late and we had to try to get as much in as possible. It was so fun to watch the kids and see their eyes glowing with excitement. There was a light show parade and that was way cool. All the floats and characters were covered in light and it was magnificent. The kids loves this as much as the rides. We made some really great memories there at Disney and the kids are rearing to go again.