Friday, November 28, 2008

The Holiday Season is Upon Us!

Today we went with the Rottweiler family to Historic Downtown McKinney to a Christmas festival. The kids had a blast tubing down a "snow hill", riding ponies, visiting Santa, and even riding in a horse carriage. It was a great way to bring in the Holidays. We have never been to that part of McKinney and it was fun to see the old buildings and restored houses. Sorry for all the pictures but I had a hard time choosing which ones to post...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Trisha and Trey's visit to Texas

The past couple of days have been so fun. We had the opportunity to have Trisha and Trey Casper stay with us. While we missed having Trevor with them, we enjoyed getting to know his cute little family. Living in Texas, we never had the opportunity to meet Trisha and their cute little boy Trey. Trisha was in Dallas for business reasons and we had the opportunity to babysit Trey. I'm sure they hear it over and over but he is truly an Angel Baby. The kids absolutely loved having him here. He just went with the flow. I was a litte nervous about Bryson since he is used to ruling the house but he was so sweet with Trey. He gave him lots of hugs and kisses and even shared his toys. Unfortunately, I have no pictures of Trisha but I was able to catch some of the things Trey did on his visit to his cousins house. Come back soon!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Defending Superbowl Champions...Jaguars!!

Brayden and his teammates defended their title today as Superbowl Champions. It was an exciting game against our rivals, Texas Attack. We won 19-0. Brayden had an awesome game and we are extremely proud of him!

We have a couple of weeks before Basketball starts so we won't know what to do without practices and games to run to and from...maybe we can sit down and have dinner together??? Baylee finished her softball season in 4th place and lost the first game in the playoffs. She had a great season and can't wait until basketball. Ozzy finished soccer today and will take the winter off since he misses the deadline for basketball by just a few days. He, along with Bryson, will cheer on Brayden and Baylee.

Soccer Finale!

Ozzy had his last soccer game today. He hustled really good and has come a long way this season. We had a party at Chuck's Hamburgers afterward and Ozzy recieved his trophy and cupcake. This picture is of him with his coach, Jason. Now, we wait for Spring for Tee Ball...can't wait!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Belated Halloween Post

Okay...I've made some people mad for not posting any Halloween pictures. Bryson had a really bad night and would not cooperate for anything much less pictures so I didn't feel like any of them turned out so I just picked the best of the bad. Brayden was a prison mate, Baylee was a 50's girl, Oz was a Rhino, (he was going to be a ghost) and Bryson was Superman. Notice Ozzy's pumpkin...yeah, I did that! I never said I was an artist...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Oz!

Today Ozzy turned 4 years old! We had a really fun day. We had to juggle the regular Saturday sports stuff but we managed to get in a little celebration too. After all the games we took him to Toys R Us and let him pick out his presents. Then we met up with our good friends, the Rottweilers, at Dave & Busters for a night of food and fun.

P.S. Brayden's team won the playoff game today and will be playing in the Superbowl next Saturday...we'll keep you posted!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jaguars 8-0

Brayden's football team went undefeated this season, 8-0. The playoffs start Saturday and we are looking forward to defending our Superbowl title. It has been a lot of fun cheering this team on. Below are pictures of a couple of touchdown catches Brayden had this season...Go Jags!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Time!

This year we went to the Big Orange Pumpkin Patch with the older kids too. Brayden so did not want to go but once we got there he had a blast. Grandma and Grandpa Hoaldridge are in town so Grandma Net got to check out the Big Orange Pumpkin Patch too. Bryson loved to just play in the dirt and throw the little pumpkins around. They fed the animals and rode the hayride and then picked out a pumpkin to take home. It was a fun afternoon and the weather was just right. Good times!

Crazy Kids!
He thinks he is so cool...
She picked Bryson a pumpkin too...
Ya like the boots and Wranglers? He does!
Throwing the pumkins
Grandma Net and the monsters...

Monday, September 29, 2008

My Favorite Time of the Year...

This is my favorite time of the year. The nights are getting a little cooler and it was time to break out the "Feetsie Jammies". Bryson doesn't keep a blanket on him and just loves these jammies. We all fought over getting to snuggle up with him after his bath. Love them!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Crazy Saturday...

We left the house this morning at 10:30 and got home at 4:00. We had a crazy sports schedule today. Ozzy had a soccer game at 11:45, Brayden had a football game at 12:00 and Baylee had a softball game at 1:45. We asked Ozzy's coach if he could play the first half of the game and then we jetted over to Brayden's game. We had taken Baylee to her friends/teammates house this morning so she could get to her game on time. Then after Brayden's game was over we jetted over to Baylee's game. It was alot of driving, sweating, and hurrying from one thing to the next, but we wouldn't have wanted to spend our Saturday any other day.

Ozzy won 5-0. He had one goal!
Brayden won 49-0. He had an interception return for a touchdown!
Baylee won 16-0.
And Bryson was their #1 fan!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Brayden!!!

Today is Brayden's 10th birthday. I can't believe he is that old already. (I can't believe I'M that old!) This year his birthday was bitter-sweet. While BJ was in surgery, I took him and the kids out for Brayden's birthday dinner. He chose to eat at Snuffers...Yum! Afterward, we went to Academy Sports and he picked out his "dream" air soft gun with all the accessories. We ended his birthday on a happy note by having his dad home to enjoy his store bought cake. I promise, next year it will be homemade! Love you Bud!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


It was Ozzy's turn to have a first day of school today. He was so excited. Ms. Kaity is his teacher and he really likes her. He must of had a lot of fun because he wants to go back tomorrow. He's excited to have homework...(let's hope that lasts)!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Brayden and the Cowboys

Brayden had an opportunity of a lifetime last night. He was able to play at Texas Stadium during the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings football game! Unfortunately, with our crazy sports schedule this fall, only one of us was able to attend. Any guesses of who? Yep...BJ. Brayden's teammates and parents started it off by having a big tailgate party and then they all headed into Texas Stadium. They had great seats as you can see from the pictures. We don't have too many pictures because when Brayden went to the lockeroom to get ready he took the bag with the camera and left it there for the rest of the game...but you can see how close they were to the action. One of the dad's was able to get some shots of their actual scrimmage during halftime so I will post those later when he passes them on to us. Brayden was extremely excited and had the time of his life.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Day!

Today Brayden starts 4th grade and Baylee starts 3rd grade. No more "What can I do?"..."Can I have something to eat?"..."Can we go somewhere?"..."I'm bored!" With the exception of having to wake up early, it is truly a Happy Day!...Now the countdown to preschool begins!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bryson's Birthday

I can't believe Bryson is already one! This year has really flown by. It seems not too long ago our families were here helping us adjust to being a family of six. Bryson has been such a blessing to us and is such a good baby! With having 3 kids in 5 different sports we do a lot of running to and fro. Luckily, Bryson likes to go, go, go. It won't be long before he is one of those kids I'm running to practice or to a game...oh the joy! Anyway, Bryson is now taking a few steps and trying to keep up with the older kids. He does a pretty good job of it too! Happy Birthday, Baby!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ozzy's obsession with Tiger Woods...

From the video below, not only has his swing improved, so has his attire.

Ozzy (our three year old) has an obsession with Tiger Woods. He loves to watch him, talk about him, and now he even likes to dress like him. We took him to the Range to take a few shots of him in action. He had an audience while he hit range balls and while he did a few putts. They even applauded for him. He was in his element. We finished the night by dropping by 7-Eleven to drink some Tiger Gatorades.

If you look close, you can see the ball in the air...what great ball flight!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ozzy at the Range

I came across this video that was taken about 10 months ago. He has been working on his swing and we will get an updated video of his progress posted soon. His favorite thing to do is go the Range...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Baylee leaves for Utah

Today is the day! Baylee woke up excited to start her 3 week trip away from mom and dad. A couple months ago we found out that Miley Cyrus was coming to the Stadium of Fire on July 4th. We thought it would be neat for her to go but we didn't plan on going to Utah until the end of July for a Hoaldridge family reunion, but BJ's mom was able to get tickets and we thought it was too good of an opportunity to miss so we booked Baylee's flight 3 weeks ahead of ours. She has been really excited and not nervous to fly alone until she woke up this morning. She was really quiet and I had to reassure her a few times everything would be fine. The airlines really take good care of unaccompanied minors so I feel really good about it. I'm sure she'll have lots of fun and I'm sure she'll be checking this blog so..."I miss you tons already, Baylee! Have fun and we'll see you on July 23rd! Love ya!"

Friday, June 27, 2008

Happy Birthday BJ!!!

Today is BJ's Birthday! He is 33 years old. I just wanted to give him a shout out on this special day. We started the day off with his favorite breakfast, Puffy Pancake. I've only made it twice this year with the other time being Fathers Day. I guess I need to make it more often, but those of you who know me...I hate to cook so I think he's lucky he got it that many times. We will be heading to the mall in a few minutes to get his present and then we will finish the day by having a yummy meal at III Forks with some good friends. Anyway, BJ, thanks for being my best friend and always being there for me. I hope you have a wonderful Birthday and may your next year be as rewarding as this year. I love you!!!