Sunday, November 30, 2008

Turkey Trot 2008

We participated in our first Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. This was Matthew's first 5K though he did do a 10K in the womb but I am not sure if that counts. It was a gorgeous clear day and we enjoyed running again.

Matthew about to cross the finish with Dad.

By the end of the race Matthew was more content to push the stroller.

Showing Mom just how fast I can run!!

My two turkeys...

Hope that you all had a great holiday!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


A few weeks ago we went to Seattle, WA. What a beautiful part of the country. The mountains and water were gorgeous. A few pics from our trip.

The CUTEST jellyfish ever. You did not know that jellyfish could be cute...did ya??

Give him a few years and he WILL be taller than me....

Riding the monorail.....wheeeeeeee

Burning some calories, walking up to the Space Needle.

As a Grey's Anatomy fan....I felt closer to the show just by being so close to the Space Needle. It is a pretty cool sight and this was the view from our hotel room.


REI is an awesome camping, hiking, biking and outdoor recreation store. We have been an REI customer for years, mostly the Dallas, TX store but we have also spent plenty of dollars in their Boston, Atlanta and now Seattle stores. We absolutely could not go to Seattle without visiting the flagship REI store. Our only saving grace was that we were flying by air so we were severely limited in what we could bring home....thank goodness since Matthew found a canoe that matched his hair PERFECTLY!!

Helping Dad get packed up with our new Nalgene bottles.

Loaded up, bundled up and ready to go!!!!

What...we have seasons?

Being a TEXAN, it is hard to comprehend this notion of seasons, fall especially. We did not go from 80 degree weather to freezing overnight, as is so often the case at home. Our new yard is blessed with a number of trees and we have enjoyed watching the leaves change colors and then settle into a nice blanket of color in our yard.

Matthew has enjoyed helping rake...and un-rake the leaves along with riding in the wheelbarrow.

Playing in the piles of leaves....another fun adventure.

Helping rake.....

Watching Phlip-Phlop lounging in the leaves.

All Done!

Rodeo Time

Willie came home last week with a super cute rocking horse for Matthew.

I think Matthew had as much fun helping assemble it as he did riding it.

He actually got quite angry when Willie took the screwdriver away so he could get it put together. While no one likes to see their little one upset, it is a little amusing to see Willie's temper in such a little guy.

Finally....a ride and a drink!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy T-Day!!

In celebration of Thanksgiving.....hope your meal tastes better than this!!