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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Strawberry Pickin'

A few weeks ago we headed out to Marble Falls to pick some strawberries. It was a fun time. Barrett did a great job picking and we all sampled alot of strawberries too. We picked lots and lots of strawberries, alots 2 big boxes full. We also looked at the goats and the kids all fed them grass. Brooklyn liked this more than the strawberry picking. We ate a picnic lunch and ate some yummy ice cream before heading home. I made some jam with some of the strawberries and it turned out pretty good, I thought. The kids seem to love it!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


We took some pictures in the bluebonnets a few weeks ago. I love this Texas tradition! Though, I didn't really like it as a kid when I was having to do it!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Weekend


Most of my family came to Austin(minus Kurt, Suzy and the kids and plus Joyce a student at Baylor)this weekend to spend time together and celebrate Easter. Everyone arrived on Friday and we ate dinner together at home. It is always fun for everyone to hang out together.
On Saturday, we had a big brunch then the kids dyed eggs, decorated cookies and had an egg hunt. We also celebrated Peyton's first birthday with cupcakes and presents. We were eating sugar all day! To get out of the house for a bit, we decided to go to the capital. It had been a few years since we had been there. It was sprinkling when we got there, but it cleared up outside. It was fun to walk around the building and grounds. We saw a girl getting her wedding pictures taken and Brooklyn was very intrigued by her and kept saying she was getting married in a fancy dress too someday. After our time at the capital, we went home and relaxed before a yummy dinner at Rudy's.
Dying eggs
Making pretty eggsGetting creative
Decorating cookies
Yummy icing!Hunting eggsBrooklyn finding eggsBrooklyn and Nana Barrett getting lots of eggsLook at all of the eggs Brooklyn found!
Happy Birthday Peyton!Such cute kids!B on a cannon at the capitalSweet BrooklynOur familyAunt Kellee and B at the capitalThe capitalDerek and his baby girlMe and BrooklynMe and my honey Running down the hill and the capital grounds
Running is fun!

Sunday, the Easter bunny came and brought goodies for the kids. They were excited! We all went to church and it was an amazing service. What an amazing thing that Jesus did for all of us! We are so loved! After church, we ate lunch at home with the family and our friends, the Heaths. It was nice to sit around the table visiting together. After yummy desserts, we went outside and the kids did confetti eggs. Brooklyn was so cute- she pushed the tissue open and scattered the confetti around. The boys were throwing the eggs right at each other and had a blast with the eggs.Easter basketsB with his lootBrooklyn and her princess wandMy sweetiesDerek and sweet BrooklynOur family on EasterB with Kellee and AnthonyTeddy and the kidsThe gang!Nana and Teddy and the grand kidsMe and Derek
My mom and sisters
Confetti egg fight!Derek getting B with the eggs
Throwing eggs is so much fun!

Most everyone left in the afternoon after lunch. The Masters tournament was on so Derek, Anthony and Barrett watched it while all the girls took naps. Kellee and Anthony left in the evening after the masters. It was a fun time with everyone and we were so glad to have a house full of guests. What a great weekend!