Aug 14, 2009


Well, I have determined that blogging on even a weekly basis is not one of my strengths. I seem to do pretty well with Facebook, so that's where most stuff ends up. But, for those of you don't don't read my Facebook snippets - here are the Days of our Lives :)

Dom started his SOPHMORE year on Monday! I can't believe it, but it's happened. He's taking a sports therapy class and weight training as his heavy hitters this year. Ha! I don't recall sports therapy class when I was in school. But, as Dom is so ready to tell me - I'm very old you know. He says he has learned his lesson from his stint in summer school, so we're hoping to see some A's on his report card for his History and Geometry classes.

He is playing football again this year so we'll see how that goes. They only have about 15-20 kids on the entire JV team so.....well, let's just say that it's probably a good thing that his school rating dropped from a 4A school to a 3A school (our enrollment dropped when the new HS opened). At least they don't have to play the top ranked schools with only 20 players! He's only had what I would consider one #3 injury (on a scale of 1-5 you have to rank them. 1=bandaid and 5= emergency room!). His favorite thing so far? He's really enjoying "lighting people up"......I'm not sure what to say about that!

Let's see...we got a new dog. Diego has joined our family. He was owned by a friend at work who had been looking for a new home. We gave him a test drive and we love him. He's a giant, slobbering love bug. :)

That's all I've got for you all!

Jun 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Wyatt Patrick Houston!!

Congratulations to Porter Montgomery Houston! He is a big brother!
Wyatt Patrick was born on Wednesday, June 17th at 5:29 p.m. Wyatt weighed in almost 2 lbs. less than his big brother (thank God for that!!) at 7 lbs., 15 oz.
Shannon had a very easy labor (5 hours!) and is home recovering nicely with her family. Welcome Wyatt! I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did when I received them!!
Shannon, Porter and Wyatt
Wyatt Patrick, 6.17.09

It's hard being born!

Chillin' in his new home!

May 21, 2009

No more teachers, no more books....

So long to being a freshman! Dom's on his way to his sophmore year....I can't believe how fast his first year of high school has gone by!

Birthday Boy gets a BIKE

Noah received his first BIG BOY BIKE for his birthday. His first reaction was "Oh my gosh Mommy!!!" He hopped right on the bike, tried to pedal backwards and couldn't (first bike with back brakes)....he promptly cried, got off the bike and told me to take the bike back to the store and requested that I buy him a motorcycle! Really???? This is so not how I imagined his birthday morning. He kept telling Jason and I that it was just too hard and that he needed a motorcycle. It took about an hour of prompting and practice, but he finally got on the bike and pedaled around the neighborhood. Zane, of course needed his turn on the bike so on he went. Now I can't keep the kids off the bike - all they want to do is ride and ride and ride and ride!

Noah and his Tony Hawk bike

First Ride....

Zane givin' it a try

Zane ridin' a big boy bike

What happens after the birthday party.....

Need I say more? This was about 3 minutes in to the drive home.....

Water Play at Noah's Birthday Party

Rio Vista has a great water area for the kids to cool down at. Noah absolutely loves the water and his friends were equally up to the task! The funniest one to watch? Dominic. The only teenager running around like a goof ball - the held the kids over the spray, layed on the ground, played leap name it, he pretty much did it. I'm not sure what I think about that :)

Dominic and Noah

Noah lovin' 4 yrs. old!


Monkey Boy Zane - loves the pool and the bathtub but HATES the squirty things!!!



Happy Birthday Noah!

Noah had a great 4th birthday party this year! This year we ventured out from our backyard all the way down the road to Rio Vista Park. Rio Vista is a great park for little kids with a giant play structure, a water play area, big ramadas for all of us to sit at and a fabulous BBQ area. We had a great day of sun, water and hot dogs!

Thank you to all of Noah's friends that came to celebrate with us - Joey, Shane, Lucas, Austin, Kylie, Xander, Jackson, Lydia, Harrison, Ellie, Landon, Colten, Cayden, Chris and Ty. Noah had such a great time and it wouldn't have been the same without you all!
Noah and Joey

Two little monkeys....

Zane playing in the rocket ship

It's all about Super Heroes!

Amber (who looks amazing by the way with it being 95 degrees and all!) and my beautiful friend Vicki - pregnant with her 4th baby - Katherine Elizabeth. She was due in 2 weeks in this picture and looks so great - she always looks so good pregnant!!!

Amber's Husband Bryan
Cayden the monkey - he's managed to fold his body almost in half here....
Chris, Lucas and Chrissy!