Thursday, May 29, 2008

The kidos at Lake Travis

Ethan and Ellie meeting their new baby cousin Halle.
Snack time on Papa's boat!
Ellie's first dip in the Lake. She was a little nervous at first , but then enjoyed floating in mommy's arms.
Wahooo! Daddy and Ethan riding on the tube. Ethan didn't want to at first, but then had fun with daddy. Although this was the only time he went out. He resigned to stay on the boat on all of our other outing on the lake.

Friday, May 23, 2008

During our trip to Texas...

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Ethan's first dance

We went to a family wedding while down here in Texas. Tammy, R's sister, and Ken had a great time dancing the night away.

Ethan danced with his cousin(3rd), Anna for a good 30 minutes. They did slow dancing and fast. He loved it!

Ellie was exhausted and Whitney was kind enough to cuddle her to sleep
Kim looked so beautiful in her gown and pearls. And the wedding was a blast for everyone. Good food, fun and family.
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Texas Game Warden Randy Harper

We are so proud of Richard's brother Randy. This week he graduated from the Game Warden Academy of Texas. After eight grueling months of wrestling alligators , shooting guns, academics and all kinds of other stuff...he is all done.He reports to Limestone county June 1.
Texas our Texas... the graduation was held at the Capitol in Texas . Rick Perry, the Texas Governor, was the key note speaker. I could tell I was in Texas when the prayer was prayed in the name of Jesus Christ. And then , the speeches repeated Christian themes all through out. I was very proud. Sadly, the one chance I had to take Randy's photo with the Governor, he turned around. So, pictured below is Randy getting penned and then posing with several officials and ... Rick Perry's right shoulder.
We are all very proud of Randy. Congratulations!
Above, is Randy, Mama Harper, Richard and Vicki



Monday, May 12, 2008

Red Fox Hike

We enjoyed a nice little hike on Mothers Day. Ellie was really really excited about seeing the horses and getting to pet them. And then one spooked her and she got a little scared. Honestly I'm sure they were more scared of her. She was squealing really loudly.


Cool tree.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

New paint


We painted our room. Here it looks a little more mild than it does in person. It feels pretty dark compaired to the white that is was. Its now a nice rich olive green. I haven't decided on window treatments just yet. So for now we just have the wood blinds alone. In the top photo you can see part of an antique dresser that has been in my family over a century. I love it








Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Adam's 3rd Bday party


Our friend Adam , had his 3rd birthday party today.We went to the local bounce place. The kids had a blast. Then onto chickfila for lunch and cupcakes. Ethan and Ellie loved the cupcakes and party favors. So much fun for us all.



Birthday day boy, Adam, to Ethan's left. EThan couldn't wait to see his "present".


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Friday, May 2, 2008

We got a babysitter!

Last night Richard and I went out for a nice Fondue dinner for my Birthday. It was so good. Complete with a yummy four course meal. Cheese, Bread , Salad, Chocolate Fondue. And a awesome wild game platter including, Quail, Ostrich, Trout, Bison and Wild Boar Sausage. It was a lovely dinner and great to have long, uninterrupted adult conversation.