Monday, August 24, 2009

Coming to an end.....

Hello friends and family. I just wanted to let you know that I probably won't be blogging anymore. We are trying to update our facebook account more frequently and I don't have time to do it with our blog too. With my new 2nd grade teaching position, it has just taken up alot more of my time. Please continue to read on our facebook and see current pictures and stuff. Thanks.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Some random and then the wedding..

So much has happened these past few weeks so I will keep it brief and just highlight a few things. First, London got into some lipstick of mine and chose to paint her face with it. Silly girl!!
This is just one Sunday morning and the girls were in good moods so I thought I would try and get some pictures in. They really do love eachother.

Of course they love their daddy too!!

And mommy!!

Here's our Pops with 3 of his angels....

Lastly, my little brother got married on Saturday. It really was beautiful. He has a gorgeous new bride they we all love very much. Here's just a few pictures from that day. I hope to post more later...

Monday, June 15, 2009

A party, a bounce house, birdhouses, a dance recital, and a big girl bed...

We start off with a birthday party for London on Thursday night. A storm knocked out our power for almost 24 hours so we had to quickly move her party to Lance's parents house.
Our wonderful friends let us borrow their bounce house!!
Our sweet girl eating her brownie sundae!!

Pandamonium started when we began the gift-opening portion!!

Here's London in her new swim suit.

While I was working the Rascal Flatts concert Saturday, Lance took the girls, Dylan and Trinity to a birthday party where they got these bird houses. After getting back home they painted them!!

On Sunday, we went to Trinity's dance recital. She was fantastic! I think I teared up twice from being so proud of her. Great job Trinity!! Now Cali is an aspiring dancer!!

Last but not least, we moved London into her big girl bed. She was very excited and stayed in it for her nap. (We were worried!!) Here she is with it. Sorry it is a blurry picture, but she only let me do it once and wouldn't come back for a better shot. (Thanks to the Cunningham's for giving us this adorable toddler bed!!!)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My baby is 2!!

Malery London Bray. Born at 11:27 am weighing 8 lbs and 5 ozs on June 10th, 2007. Perfect in every way!!
Silly sisters.
1st birthday

2nd birthday. I made dinner and had a little chocolate cake for her today. Stay tuned for pictures from her actual brownie sundae party tomorrow!!

We love you London!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Flower girl....

The girls and I were in Lubbock this last weekend to go to my cousins wedding. Cali was the flower girl and really loved getting alot of attention. Here's London on the way there. Just chillin'!
Here's Cali in her dress all ready to go. You can't tell in this picture but I had actually curled all her hair. She was so pretty!

Here's both flower girls together. Cali and Jayden.

After many times, we finally got a good one of both of us.

Here's London playing with Kelton and Jayden on the boys bunkbed. She kept getting up there and then yelling for help down. It was cute.

It really was a great trip. Cali got great practice for my brother's wedding in a few weeks! Well, maybe minus the speeding ticket I got on the way home. Bummer!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cookouts and more cookouts!!!

We had 2 cookouts that we went to on Saturday. So fun! Being outside for the whole day was a little tiring but the girls loved it. We went to a friends house that used to be in out homegroup a few years ago. They have huge trees that shaded their entire yard!! (So jealous) It was great food too.
Then we went to our second cookout for my MOPS group. It was a lot of fun as well. They had lots of bounce houses so the girls really got a work out. We kept my niece, Keziah, for the evening so she tagged along with us. Really good Saturday.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Last day of school!!!

I am super-pumped for the last day of school! I little sad because I wont be going back to Kindergarten and a little scarey to learn a new grade. But exciting too! I am glad I will get to be home with my girls for the next two months! We have lots planned. Well, I am off to drink a little coffee and get the girls dressed for the sitters.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New job position....

I am happy to report that I will be teaching 2nd grade next year!! I will still be doing the part-time with my sister too. Really we are so excited about this transition. I have taught Kindergarten for the last 6 years and was just ready for a change. What am I going to do with students that actually come in reading and not having accidents? I am looking forward to this new adventure in my career.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

All about the man.......

This last weekend was a big one for Lance. Thursday he graduated with his Masters in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. He had the biggest smile on his face the whole day!

Saturday we had the bridal shower for my brother and his future bride. Here are the 3 sisters.

Here we added our mom plus her mom as well.

Saturday night we had a huge surprise party for Lance's 30th!! He had no clue! Here is the awesome cake Sherri (our super talented sis-in-law!) made for this luau-themed occasion.

To say the least, it was a great weekend. The girls and I are so lucky to have such a great man in our lives! Congratulations on all your accomplishments babe!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We are done........

My little London is really growing up! She has gone 1 whole week without her pacifer (or passi)!! We are very excited to be done with that. It was a little rough but she didn't have the hours of crying like I thought she would. I am so glad. She will be 2 in about a month and won't be considered a baby anymore. She is a vivacious toddler!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Let's talk about May

May 1st - Field Day at school
3rd - Homegroup at our house
5th - Cinco de Mayo and huge celebration at school
8th - Mother's Day Tea (tons of things to do with kids to get ready for this event!)
9th - Trinity has a birthday party
14th - Lance's Graduation from DBU with his Masters in Educational Leadership!!
16th - Brittany's (future sister-in-law) bridal shower at 10:00 am
16th - The Oaks clean-up outreach at 12:00 pm
17th - Homegroup at our house
20th - Lance's 30th Birthday!!
21st - Kindergarten Graduation 7:00 pm
21st - Premiere of So You Think You Can Dance party at my house 9:00 pm
22nd - Brittany (Horne) has a birthday
24th - Homegroup at our house
27th - Awards Day at school
29th - Last Day of School!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
31st - Homegroup at our house

Let's just take it one event at a time. Whew! Thank you Jesus for the strength to make it through this crazy month!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter and more........

We really had a great long Easter weekend together. We spent alot of time together as a family and that was great! The girls had 3 egg hunts over the course of the weekend and loved every one. Here we are on our way to the 2nd one. The girls were a little silly.....

Here are the girls and Trinity at the starting line waiting for the word "go"!

Sunday morning we got dressed and headed to church. I had to serve in the nursery for the first service so the girls hung out with me for a little while. I actually got a picture of them together.

After chruch, we had lunch at Grammy and Pop's house. Here's another attempt at trying to get a good picture.... They were all very pretty though.

The girls refused to do any more picture taking when we tried to get a family one. Oh well!

Lastly, I have to tell what happened last night. For about a month we have struggled with keeping Cali in her bed at night. We are constantly up and down and putting her back in her room. Last night she was in our room 7 (yes SEVEN) times. We are really determined to try and not make a habit of her getting in bed with us! She would cry and we would take her back to her room over and over again. When it became almost every hour, I was asking if she was sick or if she was hurting somewhere but she never would tell me anything so I assumed she was fine and just kept getting up. Well, this morning I was holding her and realized she had started running a low fever. I also realized that she had a bandaid over her ear. Sometime during the night, she had pulled her chair over to the stove, climbed onto the top of it, and reached into the cabinet above where I keep our bandaids and had gotten one. She then told me her ear was hurting and she thought the bandaid would help it. Oh man did my heart hurt!! She never would tell me it was hurting so I just thought she kept getting up because she didn't want to sleep in her bed. After going to the Dr. this morning, she has double ear infections that are pretty severe. Lance and I both felt so bad and even worse that she tried to make it go away with a bandaid!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

sick girl

Sorry it has been so long since I blogged last. We have just been busy and London has been sick this week. She gets congested so easily and does not like it. We have to give her regular breathing treatments when she gets like this. Fortunately, she likes to do them. She likes to hold the mask herself now and we just sing songs the whole time. Usually the whole family joins in and we have a good time. Here is the picture of her this morning......

We went to one of our favorite places to eat, Chuys, with some friends and family. My brother is dumb for ruining this picture.