Monday, June 28, 2010


Today is Seth's 30th birthday! He has been dreading the big 3-0 for quite some time, but I think it is going to be a great year for him! First of all, he started a new job in March and is doing great and is also very happy there. Also, we just moved into a new house this week and we are excited about our future here. He is the most wonderful Daddy and has two girls that completely adore and worship him. He is a great husband and best friend. And of course...he looks AMAZING...not a day over 21!!! :)

So...Happy Birthday Seth!!! We are so proud of you and can't wait to see how good at 30 you are going to be! Us 3 girls love you VERY much!!!

Me and the birthday boy

Jules and her true love

Jilly and her Daddy

He makes 30 look SO good!!!

Does anyone else notice that all of our pictures are in bathing suits??? That pretty much sums up our lives! :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Today my little girl turns 4!
Here are some recent pictures of my 4 year old Jillian to show a little of who she is...

She has become quite the momma's girl

but still loves her Daddy so much

she is slightly obsessed with her cousin Emmy

she is a great friend

she LOVES her girlfriends

she loves to play with her toys

She is a great eater!!! She is hungry ALL of the time!!!

She is very strong...the girl has some serious arm muscles and strength.

She loves to dance and play dress up. This girl LOVES her fashion and accessories.

She is very silly!!! Seen here "shaking her booty."

She is a great big sister and loves to tell Jules what to do!

She is a fan of live long as there is a lot of food involved!

She is a natural athlete...look at that form!

Her very favorite thing to do is swim...and she is just about doing it on her own! We are at the pool probably 5 out of 7 days of the week!

She is VERY beautiful...inside and out.

She is our little Jilly and we are so very lucky that she is ours!!!

Happy 4th birthday my sweet girl!!!!
We love you so much and are so proud of who you are!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pool Time

If you live in Texas, then you must know that it is just too hot to do ANYTHING besides swim. And that is exactly what we do almost everyday. My good friend Susie just happens to have 2 kids my exact same kids ages...and we hang out ALL the time.
Violet and Jillian are the best of friends, both almost 4. Graham and Jules are both 2 and share a common love of eating. They are eachother's first boyfriend/girlfriend. Here are some pictures that Susie took out at the pool today! We are so blessed to have such great friends that we can hang out with and survive the Texas heat with!

The kids playing together

Best Little Buddies

Being silly

Jules and Graham having a sweet moment

Jillian, Violet, Graham, Jules

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Monday, June 7, 2010

Lucky Number 7

Today is our 7th anniversary! I always hear about the 7 year itch...but I think we will consider it our lucky #7 instead! Seth and I have a lot of big things going on right now...and they are all really good! So, I think we will definitely consider our lives together and where we are right now SO VERY LUCKY!!!!

Seth and I started out as best friends for a few months before we ever starting dating and that has been such an important part of our relationship! We are still best friends and really enjoy just hanging out together most every night. We see friends when possible, but usually it is just the 2 of us...and I think we like it like that.

So...Happy Anniversary to my best friend. We are TRULY lucky!!!!

Here is a flashback of pictures...because I love seeing other people's old pics!
4th of July party and just dating for a few weeks

The Night We Got Engaged

Our Rehearsal Dinner

At the beach on our one year anniversary

Seth's 25th birthday

The night before Jillian was born

At the beach and pregnant with Jules but we didn't know it!

Our 5th anniversary...and first date night after having Jules

Britney Spears concert for my 29th birthday

The Buffalo River

Happy Anniversary to us! We only have 43 more years to make it to our goal of 50!!!!
Here's Hoping! :) Just Kidding!!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Floating The Buffalo River

For Seth's birthday last year, his parents and Uncle Alan gave him a gift certificate to float the Buffalo River and stay in a cabin for a night. Well, here it is almost a year later and we FINALLY cashed in on the gift. CC, B-Pa and Aunt Lynn watched the girls for us and we headed off to Ponca, AR for a really fun 2 days!!!

We were supposed to float the river Friday, but the water levels were too high. Only experienced canoers were allowed on and we certainly did not qualify. They ended up switching our float to Saturday. So, on Friday we headed up to our secluded cabin on the very top of Arkansas! We really were so secluded in this cabin that they put us in and it felt like we could see the whole state from our balcony. It was awesome!!! We spent Friday just hanging out and getting sun. Luckily there was a hot tub on our balcony because it was way too hot to just be outside! We turned the heat off and spent the day in that thing! Ha!!! I am sure we looked like major dorks sitting together in this mini-pool all day, but I gotta tell you that we had a blast! We are never really away from the kids (I am NEVER away from them!!!), so this was a nice break for us!!! Then, we got up Saturday and spent a perfect day canoeing down the Buffalo River! We did not even tip over once, so we were proud of that! Here are pictures from our weekend away!

We took CC's convertible and it made driving through all the hills so much fun!

Only in Arkansas will you be driving behind something like this!!

Seth's down home country breakfast

We can have fun pretty much anywhere!

The view from our balcony...and of course the pictures don't even do it any justice!

another view

dining table

the bed

NOW...don't be fooled by this sweet Country quilt and the hand-crafted bed! I found MIRRORS ON THE CEILING of this bed!!!! What in the world? I about died when I saw that! I mean, wow!...really?...speechless! :)

the kitchen

the living room

the patio

Seth looking awesome in the hot tub! You have to have these koozies to float on the river and Seth wore his all day Friday too! He is cool like that!

fun in the sun

Champagne provided by the BOC! I love a good bottle of Cook's! :)

Saturday morning we woke up to this. Clouds so low that they were in the valley below us! It was beautiful!!!

Seth and I gearing up for the float!

Here I am...don't I look like a good canoer??
Pardon the cheap sunglasses...Seth made me get gas station glasses for the trip...and they look good, don't they?

the bluffs

beautiful Arkansas

Seth in his element. He loves being outside and doing something fun!
Don't tell him I told you, but this boy turns 30 in 25 days!!!!

We did it! We floated the whole river and never fell in! We had a blast and hope to come back every year.