Monday, August 14, 2017


Summer is almost over and I feel like it's gone by way too fast! June was more of a laid back month, but we did have a fun trip to San Antonio at the end. Here's some of what we were up to in June:

-My oldest sister's two youngest kids came to visit for a few weeks while she and her husband went to pick up my oldest nephew from his mission in Germany. The girls had fun playing with their cousins!

-The girls were invited to a fun water-themed birthday party. They also had their first Chuck-E-Cheese experience!

-We celebrated Father's Day! The girls love their daddy so much!! My niece, Brooklyn, was also blessed the same day.

-We went with my parents and most of my siblings' families on a trip to San Antonio. We hit up the riverwalk, alamo, and sea world (and some of the adults went to six flags one day). We stayed at one of my favorite resorts that I remember going to growing up. It has an awesome lazy river that we spent a lot of time in, as well as a big water slide that Emily loved! They also have s'mores each night and a movie on the lawn. We had such a great time and wish we could go back already!

road trippin'

on the riverwalk

remember the alamo!

it was a hot, hot day, so we had to get some shaved ice!

hotel tradition!

the girls loved the shows at sea world!

a visit to a theme park is not complete without some dippin' dots ;)

worn out after a long day^


enjoying their s'mores

ready for Finding Dory

Emily's favorite part^

playing cards on the porch!

Emily learned go fish on this trip and it's now her favorite game. She's really good at it too!

-And some more random shots from our fun month of June!

she got too excited about going to the splash pad that she knocked herself out before we even left! Side note: this girl's hair is no joke!!


We've had a lot of fun and are continuing to enjoy our summer. Stay tuned for pics from July!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

playing catch up (again!)


getting used to early church

 My Grandpa came into town for a long visit. The kids loved getting to bond with their Papa Joe.

 We spent a lot of time outside, enjoying the beautiful weather.

Uncle Stevie and Aunt Shianne got the girls matching track suits for Christmas.

 These two love getting into mischief together.


 I found some Emily selfies on my phone :)

 Addie keeping dry


Collecting "wishing flowers"

 helping Nala dig

 One of the best things about early church is the afternoon snuggles ;)

the girls all showed up to church ballet in their spring pastels

Bluebonnet pictures


We got a new swingset and Addie thought prepping the ground was the best job in the world!

One of the girls' favorite activities is looking through their baby books

This is why Addie's hair is so crazy most of the time! It starts out looking cute each day, but she never leaves her hair ties in!

Emily's getting really good at sounding out and spelling words on her own.

my favorite view!

My sister had her baby at the end of April and we've loved getting to spend time with her!

snuggle time!


Emily had her very first ballet recital. She did great and wasn't even the slightest bit nervous! Now she does "performances" around the house constantly and can't wait to perform for real again!

sometimes these girls are affectionate toward each other... holding hands across mommy's lap

Addie now thinks every time she gets out of the pool she's supposed to have a popsicle

Emily finished up preschool and we had a fun field day to celebrate!

Sunday night chats with Grandma Barb

 Everyone always says Emily looks more like a Parker and Addie is more of a Zinn. My sister came across this picture of me when I was little and we can tell that Addie definitely has some of her mama in her ;)

best buds!

Memorial Day