Wednesday, June 7, 2023


For Memorial Day, we made a trip to Kalahari Resorts.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Last day of school.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023


Andrew earned his letterman jacket as a freshmen.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023


Mother's Day morning with a special guest.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023


Jacob is the first kid of the family to join the workforce. His facial expression says it all. 😅

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023


Another kid. Another set of braces.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

The Texas Child Labor Law allows a person to work once they are 14 years old. I've always encouraged the big boys to work. Not for the money but for the experience. And you have to start somewhere.

Being a soccer referee for a kids recreational league is probably the easiest job for the boys, being that soccer is their life.

So I was proud of Andrew for taking the initiative of getting his first referee gig. Working four hours in the blistering sun for minimal pay. #earnedit

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Family egg hunt.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Houston (technically Katy, TX) has a Tim Hortons.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Crawfish boil (and plenty of drinks) at Dennis' house.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

During Spring Break, we made another trip to Colorado. It would be our 5th time to Leadville and our 10th road trip to Colorado. And on this trip, there were many firsts...

Lynn skied for the first time. 
Elliot skied for the first time. 
Jacob snowboarded for the first time. 
Reed snowboarded for the first time. 
Tyson took the chairlift for the first time. 
Andrew carved for the first time. 

But most importantly, we were all together on the slopes for the first time.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Tyson received his gray-white belt.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Since November (around the same time as my neck injury), I've really gotten into chess. Some people say jiu jitsu is like physical chess; how it involves tactics and thinking moves ahead. I say, chess is like jiu jitsu without the physicality. And ever since I took a break from jiu jitsu training, I can see why I like it. 

I'm a bit late to the game (we just started to binge watch The Queen's Gambit) but better late than never. I'm trying to get everyone involved, even my parents. 

My mom takes so dreadfully long per move that I had to enforce a clock on her. 😂

Wednesday, March 1, 2023


The benefit of both boys being on the same team is that we only have to watch one game.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

It's been a long time since we've been to San Antonio.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Happy birthday Jacob!

Wednesday, February 8, 2023


A typical scene everyday, both high school kids napping after school.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

After a couple of weeks of doing therapy with no signs of improvement, I had to bite the bullet and get an MRI. 

I'm not claustrophobic but I'm not a fan of being in an enclosed space either. And I had no idea that it was going to be that loud. Sure they gave me ear plugs but they didn't fit properly in my cauliflower ears so it was louder than it should've been. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023


Family picture with grandma.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023


So I lied, again. 

Well, not intentionally lied but instead had a change of heart. 

Let me count the ways...

First, I said we're not having a fourth kid.

Second, I said I'd never buy a minivan.

Third, I said I was done with long distance running.

And I'm sure there are more examples but that's all for now. 😅

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Look who got a perm!

Wednesday, January 4, 2023


To recover from whatever is going on with my neck...