Thursday, March 27, 2008

American Idol Update-- this season of American Idol is starting to get good and pick up some steam, and this week's show was great..maybe because they were mostly all 80's songs. I must be getting old! If you watch it at all, what are your thoughts on it? Here were my two fav's of the night. I really didn't love David Cook until this performance. Love what he did with "Billie Jean" (even though I think Chris Cornell did it, but regardless, he sounded good.) He is a little cocky but kind of cool and has a great voice and I truly just love Michael Johns..he has a great voice too and seems so unaffected by himself. Anyway.. Leave your thoughts if you even watching this season..

Monday, March 24, 2008

Memories / Easter Time

Somehow, this Easter seemed more emotional for me..not sure why but I found my self missing my dad alot! I think because I pulled some old pics out for the kids and realized how much of Spencer is my dad. They have the same eyes, and long eye lashes and sweet smile. This time is always a great time, however, to reflect on the gospel and the resurrection. It reminds me that families are forever and we will all be together again. I am so grateful for that. I wanted to post a few pics of my dad..I love to remember him this way..

I also wanted to pay tribute to a sweet little boy in my sister's ward here in Mckinney that just passed away from a brain tumor. His name is Peter Barr and he was 8. His story and his life just touched me so much because he was so strong and such a sweet boy. He was able to be baptized before he died a few weeks ago. It reminds me how precious our lives are and our children. I want to take advantage of each day and be grateful for all the I have been blessed with and for the knowledge, especially at this time of year, to think of the Savior and how it is possible to us to be with our families again. My prayers are with his family and maybe you can include them in yours..they are amazing people!

Now onto a lighter topic.. We had a great Easter weekend! My sisters family came in town from Chicago and we haven't seen them in a year so it was great to all be together..we had a fun Easter egg hunt with the kids at my mom's house and they had a blast. Spencer just wanted to shake the egg's and Scotty just wanted the money inside. Here are some pics of that and also our attempt to take some family pics..notice that Steve nor I are ever together in these but's the effort that counts since we were late and on our way to church!! Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Trip to the Zoo

We had so much fun at the zoo! I can't believe this is only my second time going here after the almost 10 years I've been back in Tay-has. We decided to take the kids because we had our sister-in-law and her kids coming in town so we ventured out with them. The Barlows came with us and the kids loved it and the animals were great. That zoo really is nice and SO big. It was really crowded but didn't seem that way because it is so spread out. We saw everything and then decided to take their little train back to the front of the zoo before we left. After a 30 minute wait to get on, we finally did and of course, the train ride was all of 5 minutes. The kids were wiped out but we stopped at good ol' IHOP for some rooty, tooty, fresh and fruity after so everyone was happy again. It was a fun day..good times!

The baby liked it!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Soccer Season Is On!!

I am now an official "Soccer Mom"..yikes! Scotty just started soccer and loves it!! He plays with a little friend and his team is actually really good. His team name is "Thunder". They beat every other team by like 10 goals. Somehow, all of them are just taller and bigger than most 4 yr olds so it's fun to watch. Scotty really goes after you can see from his little face in the picture above. He is still getting the coordination thing down but he's doing great and just loves it!

Snow in Texas!!

How crazy is this that everyone is thawing out in March...we are getting snow not once but twice in one week. I have never seen that as long as I have lived in Texas. The kids loved it and had lots of fun.