Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Monday morning I got a very sad phone call. At 6:16 a.m. my mom called to tell me that their grocery store was on fire. They didn't have any details at that point other than that one of the managers came in to work early like normal and when he got there it was in flames. The store is a total loss. The building may or may not be a complete loss. Most everything in the store has to be destroyed. Food that would have fed thousands all put in the trash. Some stuff was salvageable. People have been so kind about helping out. I know that my mom and dad are so stressed out. They've been working so hard the past couple of days. They are so upset that someone came into their business and stole from them and then torched the place. Prayers for them and their employees would be so appreciated.

Summer Summer Summer

We had vbs two weeks ago! Two of our neices came and spent the week with us to go with the kids! So five kids all week! It was tons of fun! They were all really good and had a blast together!

Last week the big kids went to a camp with the neices at their church! We just switched off kids for 3 days! Their church offered a free sports camp. The younger kids went to day camp and the older ones actually spent the night. The both came home so tired, but had a really great time! Having cousins that are their age is just the best thing.

We also bought a new car last weekend. We flew into Houston on Friday night and bought the car Saturday morning and drove all the way home. We got back to our house at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Then I got up and went to church since I had baby dedication for Father's Day and Brent drove to meet my dad halfway from the lake.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

First Day of Summer Vacation 2011

So far today we've been pretty lazy! It was so nice getting to sleep in til about 8 this morning! The kids are having sleepovers tonight to celebrate and our new ice cream maker came by way of Fed Ex today before lunch!

Xavier is already loving his treehouse and the creek. I told Brent earlier that I think this will be "the summer" of the treehouse. He and his best friend are sleeping out in there tonight! We'll see how it actually goes!

Naia is already missing school and is hard at convincing Paxton to play school with her. Most of the time she succeeds. He loves to do anything with her!

Paxton is being a turkey! It's going to be a long summer if he keeps up with his bossiness and just plain being rotten!! hahaha

We have lots of things planned for the month of June already. Not a free weekend in sight for a while. This weekend we have a family reunion. Next week is VBS at our church. The week after that the kids are going to camp with their cousins. The next week Xavier goes to church camp. And the final week of June we are going on a short family vacation! Hopefully somewhere in there we can hit the pool and nearby water parks with friends!