Monday, June 12, 2017

Kate's Recital Weekend!

After taking 5 dance classes each week for 9 months, Kate was super excited to show us all of her dance moves in the recital.  This was the first year that Meghan did not dance.  Just too many conflicting priorities with junior high sports.

Mom and Dad made their annual trip to Lake Jackson for the weekend.  We had a great time visiting and watching Kate dance!  We had a great dinner at On the River with all of our family prior to the show.

Kate danced in the 7:00 PM show and performed jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and ballet dances!  The "Shake Your Groove Thing" jazz dance was a hit and we loved watching Kate's new hip hop moves!

Teamwork before the big show!

Ballet Lift


Lyrical with Emily



Jazz Leap

Jazz Jump

Hip Hop Skills

Hip Hop Face Stand with Claire
Kate always has a big fan club!  Thanks to everyone who came to support her at the recital!

Kate & Meghan with Grandpa & Grandma

Meghan & Kate with Pa Pa & Grandmommy

Kate with Sydney & Cherry

Recital Gifts!
We are so proud of you, Kate!  You work so hard and improve every year.  We love watching you dance!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Floating the Guadalupe River & Gruene Hall

Scott and I won an auction item at a fundraiser a few months ago for a weekend at a condo in New Braunfels.  We were excited to celebrate the beginning of summer with the Merritts.  Kate went a day early with her friend Anne-Marie and they had a fun 1st evening in Gruene.

We arrived late Thursday night and were ready for day 1 on the river Friday morning.  We had an especially fun time trying to get the tubes we rented into the Suburban. :)

Sydney & Meghan are in there somewhere :)

We transferred the tubes to Merritt's truck and Scott took the girls on their first float that morning while Jeannette and I soaked up some sun by the river.

We cooked dinner at the Merritt's condo that evening and did a repeat of the river float on Saturday!  Molly made the trip but did not get to float the river.

Group river pics!

Meghan & Sydney ready to float!
Saturday night we went to the Gristmill for dinner and Gruene Hall for the Casey Donahew concert.

We saw 3 snakes during our floats which was not awesome.  It was a great trip, the river was cold and refreshing and the chute was a lot of fun. This is a great family vacation when your kiddos get older and are good swimmers. Too much worrying for this Mom on those rapids!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May Wrap-up!

Even after several posts of May activities, there is still a lot of fun to document!

Scott taught Kate how to mow:

Kate had dance pictures:


Hip Hop

Scott painted our living room/kitchen and ceilings so I took the girls to the beach to get them out of the house.  I definitely got the better end of that deal!

Karsyn, Emma & Meghan

Kylie & Kate
 Molly even made the trip and loved the beach!

New Paint!
Meghan played her last soccer game of the spring season and won!  This was also her last game as an Eclipse player.  She will move to the Dynamo Dash league in the Fall.

Our nephew, Tyler, had his Confirmation:

Scott went to the district's high school graduations.

Brazosport ISD School Board

He was able to present our friend Zach with his diploma :)

Meghan went to the lake with the Langes over Memorial Day weekend and had a blast!

Meghan got her ears pierced -- 2nd hole -- for her 14th birthday.  Thanks Aunt Courtney and Uncle Kent!

Scott went out of town for work and this snake decided to follow us into the house one night after Meghan and I took Molly for a walk.  ARGH!  I am thankful for good friends who live close by and rushed over to kill it!  How many snake posts can a blog possibly have?!