Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pericope No. 14 The First Half of 2105 That I Couldn't Keep Up With

Summer is in FULL swing and I am still reminiscing.  I am wondering if finishing this will settle my mind and fool me into thinking I am caught up!  I am game for trying, so...... here we go.  


We snuck off after Christmas to put some things on the calendar before time slipped away.  Always fun to get off with this guy. Thankful for him.


We started the year off right with a trip to the rodeo at the Stock Show.  Working ranches competed in this one and we saw real cowboys competing by doing their every day jobs.


This girl turned 13.  I will be writing about how we rang in the "teenage-hood" at our house-- at some point.  Here with her yellow roses from her Uncle Blake.....


I really loved watching her improve so much in her ballet skills this year.  Grateful she still gets to take from Mrs. Dean-- and Webster.



Off to D-Now weekend in Dallas with small group leaders from Watermark

 
Celebrating Jeff's birthday ALL day-- we started at AF+B for brunch.


Good food, Mexican food, tortilla chips-- easy his love language.  I don't mind obliging him at all.


TCU opening night- (NOW we know, they are in OMAHA!!)  Go Frogs!!


Superior Plus rating at the Sonatina Festival- so proud.


Helping friends with school projects-- they are always happy to help with getting in front of the camera.


Crazy amount of love from Papa this Valentines Day!  We STILL have YUMMY cookies in the freezer!!


So thankful for Emily's presence in our home-- we LOVE THIS GIRL.  She blesses us.  (She also plays Battleship.)


And then we had some snow....

And more snow....


And more....


And then when we couldn't stand it any longer, we HAD to get out and get some exercise! 


And take a zillion kids to the movies....


Three rounds of wrestling started around here somewhere.  It's guaranteed to make Julia and me laugh.


Meet my NEW BEST FRIEND-- "Captain Jack".  I love him.  {So does Gabriel because now he gets to spend a lot more time inside.}


We are bona-fide city dwellers-- no country roads to practice these driving skills.  This country girl Momma is finding that huge parking lots work just fine.


We spend Spring Break in Rockport, TX again and had a SUPER time again-- thanks, Mary Ellen and Alan!! {This trip needs a write up too!}


I completely enjoyed these women from Bible Study this year-- these fresh faces-- some just starting jobs, marriages and families.  They were a JOY to be with on Thursday nights! {The thumbs up are for our Arianne who had TWINS this day!}


So WE LOVE THESE PEOPLE!!!!  Remey and Kollin stopped by on a random Saturday to reveal some Very Fun News.  Baby Terrell due in October.  Can't wait to get my hands on this one.


Just realizing God has given us SO many people to love and love this group, we do!!  Our Foundation Group is such a blessing in our lives-- newly marrieds we get to be with every other week for 18 months!!  This lake trip was a game changer for all of us.  Love you guys.



End of year things began---- crossed legs, so serious at the Sports banquet.  BASKETBALL team here-- B had a game right after.  B got the "Marksman" award.  {He's a good shot.}


Sweet friends coming to B's ball games-- making things fun!  Sour spray-- WHAT is that stuff?!?


Easter 2015!!  LOOK at my daughter-- getting so tall.



Easter traditions at Bourland


Celebrating lots of friends this day-- but Isabella in particular with her CHARACTER and ACADEMIC achievements at school.


Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of ACF-- such sweet memories of serving in this church for several years.


And this happened after that service above at ACF-- broken pinkie and TOO MANY doctor appointments at end of school!!

Cooks-- you guys were FANTASTIC!!




Small group fun


We love watching our friends play sports especially when a cast keeps you from playing your own!  {Branson-- HOW are you towering over all of us?!?}


In April, we went to catch some of the last of my nephew's college games and getting to see Jason {my niece's beau} was an added bonus.  Nephew's games got rained out and Jason came through with getting B the position as BATBOY for the double header.  Cloud 1009



I got more time with this one than I ever get.  I am so proud of the sweet one she is.


And of course, she took the family smart phone to school the day I was gone-- and wore my necklace.... ; )


Really fun 7th grade class--


We took these cute girls to the Tour de Compadres-- NeedtoBreathe, Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and Colony House.  What an amazing concert.  So glad they have good taste in music!!


Said goodbye to a terrific leader {Women's Bible Study}- Antoinette.  We are forever grateful of the example you set for us.


Wipe Out = SCHOOL IS ALMOST OVER!!


Mrs. Cox's sewing girls saying goodbye at her funeral.  What a legacy this woman has left.  She led a FRUITFUL life.


Enter Summer Scarlett Sanders into our home.  They are a pair.


Remey-- you cannot get ONE YEAR OLDER.  HOW are you 30?!?!  Love you.



Mother's Day.  Grateful.


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow {no comment on the woman in pink}


Sleeping Beauty and my beauty.


Friends are the best.  And Nanas are too.  Thanks for coming!!


And then, my friends, my kids took their finals and we got out of town as fast as we could!!!  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
HAPPY SUMMER!!!