Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2013 Christmas Card

It's been way too long!  What's a better way to re-enter the blogging world than with our Christmas card, so here goes. 

Many things stand out when I reflect on this past year, but football is the one that has consumed most of our time.  With football on the brain, it’s hard to think about anything else.  I even find myself thinking about our kids and their personalities in terms of a football game.  

JoJo is a cheerleader.  She is always so encouraging,  always telling Blane and Collins when they’ve done something good.  Ever encouraging, but also so very confused.  Jo is to common sense as a cheerleader is to knowledge about the game of football…She just doesn’t have it.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say she gets her common sense from her daddy.  
“1st and 10! Let’s go!….Wait, are we on offense or defense?”    

Collins is our little fair weather fan.  She is the happiest, silliest little girl…as long as EVERYTHING is going her way.  And if things aren’t going her way, you had better walk away.  She can go from the fan yelling “Great job boys!” to the fan yelling “We need some new plays coach!” in just a matter of seconds.  Just like the fans at a football game, it doesn’t take much to change her mood.  As long as you throw perfect passes, hit hard, and NEVER fumble the ball, you will stay in her good graces.  I’m afraid I have to take the blame for this one.  
Blane is an offensive lineman.  He’s smart enough and has the arm to be the quarterback, but judging from his build he may have to “put his hand on the ground” when he’s old enough to play.  He is as tough as nails and not afraid to sacrifice his body to make a good play.  He can talk with the best of them, but he does more grunting and pushing than anything.  From his looks to his personality, he is just like his daddy!

Go Bulldogs!

2013 has been a great year for our family, and we are excited about spending the rest of it celebrating Christmas.  

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

9 months old

Ok...so, I'm the worst blogger ever. I guess I lost my chance at professional blogging when I missed three months of stuff. Anyway, I really don't have much to say. I just have a few new pictures.

Just some of the 9 month old pictures. Throwing a ball. Brad was very proud!

At the park...lovin' every minute of it!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wanted: 1 photographer to follow us around at all times

Well it looks like I'm the worst blogger ever. Insert excuses here. The only real story I have to share is only further evidence that I'm an awful blogging mommy.

Since Brad and I had Friday off work, we decided to take a trip to Houston to visit his family. We had a great time! There was just one problem... Half way there I realized that my camera was dead. While we were there I missed SO many picture worthy moments.
1. Kherington met her great grandparents, Grandma and Grandpa Baca.
2. She ate, or should I say devoured, her first cookie.
3. She met the triplets.
4. She met and LOVED Cousin Clay!
5. It was her first trip to Houston and furthest trip from home.
The trip was a very successful one but I have no evidence. Guess you'll just have to take my word for it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Watch Me Grow

Oh my!! It's been a while! A lot has happened since I last posted. We have survived an ear infection and another set of shots, and we've started rice cereal and fruits. She's our little piggy. From day one, she has eaten every bit of food offered to her. Over the past few months I have taken tons of pictures trying to capture as many moments as possible. Each month, I am taking Kherington's picture in the same places to see how much she has grown. She is 5 months old today! Here are the pictures from 1 month old to now.

1 month old

2 Months Old

3 Months Old

4 Months Old

5 Months Old

Friday, January 1, 2010

Learn something new every day

In these last few weeks, Kherington has changed so much. She has learned to laughed and has the cutest little personality. Her most recent feats are finding her feet and learning to roll over. The rolling is more of an accident than a skill, but hey, she rolled.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Gig em Aggies...or not.

Ok, so I feel like my blogs are getting very long and boring. I already wrote the blog about going to the Independence Bowl, but I feel like all those details are a little unnecessary. Here's what you need to know. (feel free to read the original blog found below if you are just terribly bored.).
1. Back in the car for 5 more hours.
2. Midway through the car ride, drop Kherington off at Mom's for her first night away from Mommy and Daddy.
3. Get to the hotel. Layer, layer, layer...it's gonna be cold.
4. Get to the game...diggin the atmosphere. Have a little "sweet tea."
5. First half + crazy Aggies = fun. Oh yeah, A&M is a bit like a cult, but a fun one.
6. Second half + lots of turnovers + sunset = freezing cold and losing
7. Got to see David, Kathy, and the kids.
8. Dinner at Saltgrass. YUM! "losers, party of four...losers, party of four."
9. Sleep on an air mattress...ewww
10. Next morning, Waffle House. "I sure hope this doesn't affect my tip," after we waited FOREVER to even order drinks.
11. Finally home!!!!

The morning after Christmas in Cleburne, we got up early to hit the road yet again. Off to Shreveport for the Independence Bowl to see A&M play Georgia. First, to Bogata we went to drop Kherington off at my mom's. She keeps Andrea's 2 girls overnight often, but now that we are adding another kiddo to the mix, it should make for an interesting night. The rest of the trip would be with Andrea and AD. We went straight to the hotel when we got there to put on our many layers for the cold night ahead and to meet Aaron. From there we went to the game. We got lucky and didn't have to fight too much traffic; however, we had to park forever away from the stadium. After the long walk, we were regretting all the clothes we had on. The atmosphere outside the stadium was awesome! We made our way to the stadium only to wait in a long line to get inside. While waiting, our cousin, David, and his family joined us in line. They live in Indiana, so we rarely see them. The line moved quickly and we found our seats. The first half was great! With such a close score, it looked like the Aggies might have a chance. Since I didn't go to school there, I wasn't really invested in the game. However, my sister is an Aggie, and if you know an Aggie, you know it's probably just best to cheer for A&M right along with them. They can get a little crazy about their school. :) I will admit that being surrounded by Aggies made for a fun time! As you probably already know, the 2nd half got a little out of hand. As the spread between the two teams' scores became larger, the crowd got smaller. This gave us a chance to go sit with David, Kathy, and the kids. After an excrutaiting 2nd half, the game ended and we got to the car as quickly as possible to thaw out. To make up for the loss, we went to Salt Grass for dinner. There we met David and the fam yet again. While waiting to be seated, we hear "Losers...party of 4, Losers...party of 4." With confusion, we all looked around to see who exactly the "losers" were. A group of 4 Aggie fans made their way to the front of the crowd to go to their table.
During our trip, Andrea and I talked to Mom a few times to see how the girls were doing. At one point, Mom txt me a picture of Kherington's bathtime. The pic says it all. Nothing like a night in Bogata...

What has the world come to?

Am I seriously at home blogging on New Year's Eve?!