Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Crazy Life

Life has been quite a whirlwind around here lately. We have our house on the market and are planning to move to Galveston TX for Jon's job. I can't say I'm excited. Beaumont has become my home. I'm really sorry to leave it, but we are ready to have our family back together again. Having Jon commute for a year now is not working for us. But while we wait for our house to sell and figure out the details of life, life with the girls is as crazy as ever. These two certainly keep me busy! Kate is proving to be quite helpful when it comes to helping me keep the house clean. That has been a great help with trying to show the house. Hopefully my next post or so will be about selling our house and what our new place will be like in Galveston!

Swimming Lessons finished

 Kate with Benson Czuba and Mason Ruggles, her classmates for her second round of swimming lessons. Those boys are just too cute!
 The whole crew with their awesome teachers. Derek, Rebecca, and Zachary White. They are so great with kids! Shauna has done an awesome job raising her kids, they are wonderful! I hope to someday be half as great a mom as she is.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

10 months

 Around here, this is what 10 months looks like on Abby. I hope its just teething...but we spends lots of time yelling and crying. In addition to Abby turning 10 months old today, she got her first tooth two days ago. This girl does not like to be uncomfortable. She isn't shy about telling you when she is unhappy. But she is so funny, she loves to laugh. She will just about fall over if Chance comes near her. Her favorite is when he gives her his toys...she will wave them in the air and squeal in laughter. She is an animal lover. And I adore her hair, the perfect spirals just kill me. The girl will not keep her eyes open for a picture...so this is all we get!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Abby was cracking me up with the way she was hanging out in the shopping cart today. One leg and arm stretched out, totally at her leisure. *She wasn't sleeping, just the slow camera..

Swimming Lessons

Kate has been taking her second year of swimming lessions. She has definatly matured since last summer! She actually sits still for most of the class. Its fun to compare. She is still having trouble putting all the elements of swimming together. She is great at floating on her back. Her worst is keeping her face in the water. She will put it in for a second then pick it up and sink. Its pretty entertaining. But that being said she is improving. We are currently on her second class of the summer, so maybe by the end of summer she will be mostly swimming on her own.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Just being cute

Abby is so much smaller than Kate was as a baby. She is only wearing 9 month sizes, instead of Kate wearing at least 12 months at this age. Its funny to me how much they look like sisters but are still their own individuals.  These pictures aren't the best, but Abby as looking cute on Sunday. Her hair continues to curl in ringlets all around her head. It is so much fun!

Monday, June 3, 2013


This is Kate's sunbeam class at church. This week their lesson was about being thankful for our eyes. Kate's awesome teachers gave them these fun glasses. Miss Kate loves them. But ironically, at church her eyes started watering/gooping. By the evening I was putting pink eye drops in her eyes because they had swollen and looked nasty! This morning the swelling has gone down, but Abby has decided to follow suit! Luckily the doctor is calling medicine in for Abby, and hopefully our eyes will all return to normal quickly. (and hopefully I don't get it! that doesn't sound fun to me!)