Thursday, September 11, 2014

Catching up

I thought maybe a list of highlighted events over the last 6 months would be interesting and a great way to link the pages together once I write a post of each event... here's to hoping I accomplish that.

In no certain order here are 25+ highlights...

We had our annual Family photo taken, as well as our individual photos (we only take those every other year).

Photo credit: Julie Lanni
My cousin Julie and my cousin Mindi each welcomed a baby girl into their families.
Photo credit: Mindi Lanni

Enjoyed seeing and hugging my great nephew.

While in Ohio attended a fantastic 50th birthday party for a friend.

Met some new people here in Texas, that I now call friends.

My teenagers did an internship and learned all about Sugar Land Family Church.
Photo credit: Isabelle Feagain

We celebrated 7 of our 11 birthdays.

Learned to make pumpkin rolls.

Welcomed not 1 but 2 dogs into our family.

Spent a week in Galveston at my friends beach house.

Had multiple visitors from Ohio.

Went on a cruise with my friend of 27 years.

Realized we have fruit baring grape vines, dew berry tree, and a fig tree in our yard.
Fig tree

Grape vines

Successfully made homemade fig jam.

Put one of our houses on the market to sell, it our first time selling a house.

Kids experienced riding in boat for the first time.

Squeezed almost 2 months of quality time with my uncle into that 6 month blogging gap.

Best pals

Crocheted a beautiful colorful, baby blanket for my cousin Julie's baby.

The Palladium offered 6 weeks of free movies for kids on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Was invited to an AWESOME water park, Splashway.

Gave our trampoline a make over.

I sewed my first couple bow ties, and learned how to tie them.

Kids had a couple shaving cream adventures and squishy baff encounters.

Enjoyed a wonderful Anniversary surprise.

Discovered Giada and Ina cooking shows. I have created delicious meals they featured.

Leo got a big boy bed.

Jon, Jacob, and my cousin Christopher left here for an all guys weekend (aka torture session).

Achieved a small weight loss goal.

Shared in creating some homemade gifts, with my friend Erica.
Photo credit: Gaby Claros

My friend drew me, my very first caricature.

And just this week, I made my very first Homecoming Mum!!!

That just touches on some of the awesome experiences of our large family adventures over the last 6 months.

Which of the above would you be interested in hearing more details?


  1. Great post!! You guys have been up to so much fun stuff over the past few months! Wish I could have seen you while you were here <3 Love the shaving cream day and your Homecoming mum turned out amazing! And those two pups are to die for - can't wait to meet them!! xx