My Beautiful Family

Friday, July 27, 2012

Rick decides to campout with the kiddos!!

So, Rick decides that, after many years, he should camp out in the backyard with Grace and Ryan. I love it!! We cooked hotdogs, made smores, watched the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, and then decided it was time to settle  in the tent for the night.

Now, I must say, this tent was a tent my dad gave us quite a few years ago. I thought we had lost it, but upon moving, found out we had put it in the attic! I have to say, I was QUITE impressed with myself! I put it together all my by myself! (Okay, it wasn't that hard-but still!)

Grace was NOT impressed! It took a lot of convincing to get her to even stay out there for a quick story! She was scared away by a bug, and then was sure the neighbor's dog was going to jump the fence and get her! Too funny! I'll post some picture tomorrow morning. It's way too dark to get any tonight.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We're all settled in!

This past weekend was CRAZY...but we're all settled in and enjoying our new home! I have, almost, everything unpacked. I know! I'm OCD! I can't sleep if there is anything overwhelming that I need to accomplish! The house is really looking nice and coming together as if we've lived here for years. We ordered the kiddos bed's yesterday. Grace's was put together today, and we went and got her some super-cool bedding:

Ryan's and Eli's bunkbeds will be delivered in a few days. Ryan is so excited to have bunkbeds! I just hope he doesn't do the inevitable...pretending he's Superman and jumping off!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Surprise! Surprise! **sarcastically**

We are moving to Katy, TX! If you remember, we lived in Sugar Land for about 2 years before we moved back to East Texas (Beckville), so we are already familiar with area and know what we're getting into~lol! Katy was an area we would drive to when we lived in Sugar Land, thinking it would be a great place to raise a family. Little did we know we would actually be doing just that someday!

Rick accepted a job as Asst. Varsity Basketball coach at Madey Creek Highschool in Katy, and I accepted a teaching position (4th grade L/A/Reading) at Wilson Elementary in Katy as well.

At first, I was very nervous about telling Grace, because she has experienced moving before, but once we visited Katy and she saw what all it had to offer a little girl with a huge interest in everything imaginable, she got very excitedj!

We love our house we're moving into! It is 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with a gameroom. PLENTY of room for our unexpected family of 5! It is in a GREAT neighborhood and has a huge water park for the kiddos to play in during the summer.

Of course, Ryan and Eli just kinda go with the flow. Except, I must say, I'm in a bit of shock over the difference of daycare prices in Katy compared to Mt. Vernon! Do they think everyone there are millionaires??? We are looking for a reasonable place, although it may be a bit out of the way.

Here is an updated picture of the little ones: