Friday, October 31, 2008


This day just started out strange!?!? This morning on the way to school it was raining with lightning and thunder just above us, the sun was shining as it rose to the east and there was a rainbow to the west! THEN, we get to Bryce's school and there's a hail storm for 10 minutes!!! The ground was completely covered with marble size hail. Just a strange start for Halloween day!

We had a fun night trick or treating and eating dinner with friends. Brooke had fun being Pinkalicious again (we went a little lighter with the pink makeup this time!), and Bryce was a football player for the 4th year in a row. He was Tony Romo (wrapped pinky and all).


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bring on the tooth fairy

Our poor baby had to have 2 teeth pulled today b/c of severe crowding. He was VERY brave and did a great job for his first dental procedure. He was pretty pitiful for the first hour afterwards but is back to his normal active self now.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Brooke got to dress up in her Halloween costume today for school. Pinkalicious is a children's book about a girl who eats too many pink cupcakes and turns pink; at the end of the book she has to eat green foods to turn back to normal! Brooke took pink cupcakes to share with her class today, and let's just hope it washes off because our picky eater will NOT eat green!!

Pinkalicious and JoJo (Jami Grace)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The rest of the story...and HSM3

OK, so here's the other half of the chicken truck explanation...the empty truck headed back out of town later in the afternoon. Once again, I was in the right place at the right time!
I am a huge fan of High School Musical and HSM3 is awesome! I loved it...even cried!?! Bryce and Brooke are a little more reserved in front of the camera than Lowery! She's ready to audition!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Amber, this is for you...

This is a chicken truck...To try and explain this to you rest of you, my friend Amber (from Texas) was telling me about a challenge she took last week to take pictures and document basically everything she did for a week. I told her that I would like to do something like that before we move back to Texas to document my life here in NWA...places I go, friends, and things that I would only see here in chicken trucks! Her response was, "what exactly is a chicken truck?" For those of you here in NWA, chicken trucks are normal, a daily occurence, but in Texas, it's just not something you see...ever! And low and behold I was in the right place at the right time (and with camera handy)to capture this image for you Amber!

Monday, October 20, 2008

XLR8 Worship Night

The kids (XLR8) led worship last night at church. They were so cute...esp. the art group! (I lead that one :)) Anyways, I love it that Bryce gets excited about being up there praising God, and I know I shouldn't laugh, but it's pretty funny too!
Bryce was in the "rythm" small group, and I'm thinking he needs to stick to sports before coming a rock star!(watch all the way through to understand)

These boys just make me smile...and laugh.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pumpkin Patch 2004

I took a short stroll down memory lane tonight! This pics are from the pumpkin patch 4 years ago!!! Bryce was 3 and Brooke was 6 months. Yikes, how the time flies!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

It's a tradition in our family that we make a trip to the pumpkin patch every year. We've gone every year since Bryce was a baby. Those of you in Texas (and even those here in Arkansas b/c I've told you how awesome it is)know how much we've missed the Flower Mound pumpkin patch...endless rows of neatly organized pumpkins, dozens of great photo opps, bounce houses, food, etc... So, it was hard to replace that and find a new place to visit here in Arkansas. The one we visited last year was OK, but we decided to try a new pumpkin patch this year, and it was the REAL DEAL. It was the actual farm where they grow the pumpkins, so we got to cut our own pumpkin from the vine. It was so much fun, and now we all have a better appreciation of where the pumpkins come from!

BD Ranch Hunting Camp

Brad did a mini hunting camp with Bryce last weekend teaching him gun safety and hunting lessons. Bryce got his first BB gun and had to pass all his tests to earn safety glasses and BB's! Bryce got to shoot at an armadillo and a trapped each of them just a little headache! They had a blast!

Monday, October 6, 2008

It's starting...

For someone who's gone without 4 true seasons pretty much all her life, this is pretty exciting! I'm so excited to see the leaves turn colorful one more time before we return to 2 and hotter!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fan on Location

Yes, this is the same child who proudly wore his Texas jersey last Monday! I like to call him a "fan on location." He just loves football, and the whole spirit of rooting for your of the many that he loves! Bryce and I had a blast today at the Razorback game even though they got beat bad...again. It was a fun experience. Thanks Steve and April for sharing your tickets with us!