Sunday, September 07, 2014

family wedding in alabama

a few weekends ago, we headed to alabama for a family wedding.
my cousin, casey, married his sweet bride, sarah.

pierce and stella were both in the wedding.
stella loved being the flower girl...i'm pretty sure she thinks it is her calling in life to wear white princess drsses. :)
and pierce looked handsome carrying the "here comes the bride sign."

the wedding was such a sweet time with family.
we loved our quick get-away.

congrats sarah and casey!
we love you.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

first day of kindergarten.

well, the first day of kindergarten for pierce has come and gone.
the first week actually. {told you i was way behind on blogging}

how is he already in kindergarten? 
i mean, sometimes it feels like he is more than ready, and other times i feel like he is still be little.  

we made it.
not just made it.
we loved it.
he loved it.
and he was {is} ready to go back tomorrow morning.

not the best pre school pic.
but here are both of my love bugs.

pierce in front of anderson.
our school.
he was so excited....and maybe a little bit hesitant.

this is the best thing ever.
being at his school. with him
and i didn't check on him too much....just a couple times the first day. 

class of 2027.

with dad at his kindergarten desk.

i somehow managed not to get a pic with his sweet teacher, mrs. biddle.  but we do love her and are so thankful for the way that she loves pierce and encourages him each day.

pierce, we love you and are so very proud of you.

Monday, September 01, 2014


I've done a terrible job of blogging about our summer post-California. I could blame it on a million things, but honestly it's just never on my mind. Maybe because I'm living with my parents....the one regular visitor to my blog. :) 

Summer was summer.
Filled with lots of fun. 
And here are all the Instagram pics to prove it. 

swim lessons at aqua tots - tio's new pool

summer of cup took up most of june television.

so very thankful that my parents have allowed us to live with them since june.  evenings are must more fun with grandparents.

our little soccer player.

justin and celebrated our 10th anniversary.  (with a staycation in dallas)

new house is coming along.....

we enjoyed a night at hawaiian falls. 

their own little movie chairs.  :)

sweet stella loves trips to sweet and sassy.

living in arlington = seeing these 2 more often

girl's trip to the lake on the coldest july weekend ever....we were in fleeces on the boat.  

pierce and stella got to see meme, caroline, and rebecca quite a bit in july.
and they taught them all the about the tcu frogs. 

we found a super fun pool in arlington.

oh this picture......
pierce and kate.  
a forever friendship.

too cool for school.

soccer.  all. the. time.

i got a new job in july...more to come on this later.  
but it meant a room change in the middle of summer.

celebrating this sweet friend's birthday.

eek.  a maxi skirt.  love this little one.

they have watched all 6 star wars movies.
and believe they are the characters.

will turned 10.

i finished grad school!!

stella was a flower girl.

pierce had kindergarten meet the teacher.

and jose was baptized!
what a blessing and an answer to so many prayers.

What a summer.  Sweet family time.  And time spent with special friends.  Thankful for the all moments with my little ones.

And here's to a new school normal - taking a kindergartener with me.