Saturday, July 22, 2017

Puppy Kisses

Kennedy trying to get Bear to kiss her and ultimately succeeding.  Yuck!  :)

 And a cute one of all 3 together.  

Saturday, June 24, 2017

We haven't changed a bit.  ;)
circa 2002

Thursday, June 22, 2017

While the sister's away...

The brother and momma will play.  :)

Lleyton and I had a wonderful time stringing yarn all across Kennedy's bedroom as a surprise for her when she returned from Blue Haven.  Lleyton even went around the house trying to collect and hide all of the scissors so it would be more difficult for her to get it down.  What we didn't factor in was that Kennedy would be returning home at 11:30pm after an all day bus ride.  She wasn't in the mood for a prank.  Oops. Oh well.  It was still fun to be a bit mischievous.  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Romantic (local) Getaway

While Kennedy was away at camp, Tim and I grabbed some alone time together at the Reserve at Lake Travis.  The community is about 35 minutes from our house, but we really did manage to get away from it all.  The neighborhood is made up of what I imagine are mostly vacation homes for people as well as a handful of cabins.  We rented out one of the cabins and it was perfection.  We had a private backyard area with a beautiful deck and outdoor kitchen, a small kitchenette, and see-through fireplace that had the living room on one side and a huge tub on the other.  If that wasn't enough there was also an outdoor shower as well as a beautiful community pool area with infinite pool, lazy river, and cabanas.  Because we went during the middle of the week, and the community isn't fully built out yet, we only had to share the pool area with a handful of other people.  It was just what we'd hoped for when we envisioned getting some time away.  Peaceful, quiet with tons of time to read, relax and be together.   

*Making some time to write our girl at camp.

Yes, I was wearing a bathing suit top.  Just trying not to get tan lines.  Promise!  :)

Not a bad view!

Our one evening out for dinner.  Tim liked the dress I surprised him with.  

Coffee while taking an outdoor shower = perfection

We also checked off something on my bucket list, which was to climb up to the top of the 360 bridge lookout.  It was a gorgeous morning and we really felt on top of the world in that moment.  

Just another reason...

Tim is an amazing father.
Here he is encouraging Lleyton step by step through his recent Star Wars lego project.  Ll had gotten frustrated after putting a few steps together incorrectly and didn't want to finish.  

What you don't see is the Star Wars music Tim had playing while they built.  :)
This incredible man has such a remarkable way of making everyday moments even more special.  
I hope our kiddos will someday look back and cherish this.  I know I do.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

I finally found something to hang over the bed and I think I like it.  
Time will tell.  :)
(The layout was decided after a panel of friends voted using unanimous ballets.)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

And they are Off!

We said good-bye to our daughter tonight as she sent off on her big adventure.  
All the Blue Haven campers loaded the 2 chartered buses (1 girl bus, 1 boy) around 7:30pm and drove through the night to New Mexico.  She was excited.  We were a mix of emotions.

My prayer...
"Dear Lord, please bring Kennedy safely back to us, having grown closer to You and not further from us."