Welcome to our crazy life!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snowstorm 2010

So much has happened over the past month, that it will take me hours just to get the photos and posts up. In the meantime, here are some fun shots of the kids (including the biggest one) playing in the few inches of snow we got today. Gigi and Claire are begging to go outside to enjoy it again!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nesting Place

One of my favorite new websites is Nesting Place. The Nester's motto is, "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful." This is my new rule when it comes to decorating our home. I tried to follow all the rules, but in the end, Nester's carefree, use what you love attitude toward decorating won me over. I now have mistreatments on my windows, and I am not ashamed.
Today Nester is having a wonderful giveaway for a $50.00 gift certificate to the Dayspring-Danielson Design Studio. Awesome. This is just one of their lovely personalized designs.
Don't forget to check out Nesting Place, and be prepared to fall in love.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Deacon Nelson Garcia

Looking back this has been one of the fastest years of my life. I can't believe our sweet boy is already a year old. It seems like yesterday he was fighting his way out into the world and I was holding him for the first time. Having a boy in the house has added so much joy and laughter to our family. He is an adventurous and good natured boy, always smiling as he finds trouble.
Happy birthday to our sweet Deacon!

January 2009

March 2009

May 2009

August 2009

December 2009

January 2010
It's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

We are able to give because He first gave

And, boy, were we blessed this Christmas. Of course, it is most fun for us to give to the little ones. We all had a great time, because they were old enough to appreciate the activities. We woke early in the morning, then woke the kids and let them annihilate the living room. Later that afternoon, 20 or so of our friends came over to enjoy dinner with us. The house was full with adults and kids running around, and it was such an enjoyable Christmas.

by the chimney with care

Parisienne playhouse

finally... boy toys!

Is this the face of a future doctor?

the destruction

They'll hate me in the future, but this was too cute!

We're now slightly into our new year.
New year, new projects, new happy times.
We wish you much love and many blessings during this new year.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

I can't get enough of him

He's so cute that I could just eat him up!
Deacon's blankie is his lovey- it must go everywhere with him. He is so attached to it that he will place it in between his teeth to keep his hands free while he walks around. There have been many times that we've seen him with blankie in his mouth and hands full of toys.
The boy knows how to work the blankie.

Messy Marvin

Tonight after dinner. He was so pleased with himself.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Can you find Mr. Kung Fu? I don't know where he could be in this MONSTER MESS!

No luck?

How about now?

There he is!  Stinker.

Friday, December 11, 2009

He keeps me busy...

The boy is on the move- and he gets into EVERYTHING! He's still the cutest boy I've ever seen...

(Please ignore the messy house. I've spent so much time toddler chasing, that I've fallen behind on cleaning.)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Crowe's Nest Farm

In Gigi's preschool class, there are three field trips that they make. The first one, in the autumn, is to Crowe's Nest Farm. This is a local farm that rescues and takes care of animals that cannot be released back into their natural environment. They also have hay rides, pumpkin patches and gorgeous gardens. The Texas fall weather had set in a few days prior to our trip, but on this day summer decided to have one last hurrah. It was the hottest day in over a month! We were sweaty and smelly, but, boy we sure had fun!

milking the cow

hay ride

baby ostrich (very rare!)

Deacon with his friend JWP






Gigi's class picking out their pumpkin

Mr. I Am Hot And Sweaty And I Am Not Amused