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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Fun on the 4th

Yes, I know that today is July 31 and it has taken me almost a month to get theses pictures posted but slowly but surely I am getting caught up. Here are some fun time had by all on the 4th at the Zant's. We had a really good time and despite the rain we went on as normal. The kids had a wonderful time and are still talking about the 4-wheelers and water. Brazos was not up to par this day so although he did not do as well as others I am sure that by next year he will be raring to go.

Monday, July 30, 2007

The last of the Lamesa fun!

I have finally gotten to the end of all the pictures we took while in Lamesa with all the cousins. Here is the last of them. This is a large collage so it will take a little while to get all the information in.

The four cousins (trying to get a picture of the four of them was not the easiest thing we have ever done) Andy and Brazos going down the slide, Brazos playing on the jumper, Braxton getting ready to slide, Braxton eating a cupcake with a lot of red icing!

Another shot of the four boys, Dad and Braxton napping, Brazos playing outside, Braxton watching the horses at the farm, this last on is a sign at the drive in - we took Braxton for his first ever drive in - he loves it he was awake for all but the last 30 minutes of a double feature.

Andy and Braxton walking at the farm, MeMe with Korbin and Dad with Brazos watching the horses, a picture of Braxton on the tractor (sorry this one got turned the wrong way), MeMe, Cheryl, Korbin, and Karson at the farm, Dad and Brazos.

Dad playing at the park with the boys, Cheryl, Karson, and Korbin on the slide at the park, Yet another picture of the four boys, Braxton on the horse with Brent, Brazos asking to put his shoes on - that kid always wants to be outside.

Grandpa Gene and PaPaw talking to Braxton, Andy playing on the kids toys!, Boys again, MeMe and Brazos at the farm, Braxton on the tractor.

We had a great time visiting and playing with everyone. Thanks for all the memories. We are so glad that we can spend some time together.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

More Lamesa Fun

We had a lot of fun in Lamesa. The boys really enjoyed being outside and Braxton had a good time at the farm. He loved the horses and the tractors as well. Here are some pictures from our trip.
Braxton and Karson hanging out on the fence, Cheryl and Korbin, Brent and Braxton on the horse, Karson and PaPaw watching from the fence.

Andy and Brazos riding the horse with Brent pulling, Brazos playing on the play ground, PaPaw and Braxton talking it over on the play ground, Karson driving and shifting gears.
Braxton riding the airplane, Cheryl, Brazos, and Korbin sliding, Dad helping Braxton across the monkey bars, Andy with Karson, Braxton, and Brazos on the slide.
Dad sliding with the boys, Braxton and Brazos watching the train at Grandma Bells, Grandma Bell helping Karson and Braxton make the train run and blowing the whislte, Grandma Bell and Braxton driving the train.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Our trip to Texas

Started back on June 23 so it has been almost a month and I am just now getting around to getting a lot of these pictures posted. But, I guess it is better late than never. We started out in Lamesa after an over night hotel (mom and dad's) stay in Paris. The boys enjoyed playing with their cousins Karson and Korbin. We enjoyed spending time with MeMe and PaPaw. This will be part one of quite a few.
Here is most of the clan out at the farm getting ready to ride the horses
Dad with the boys watching
Dad with the boys and Karson getting ready to drive the tractor
PaPaw and Brazos riding the stick horse
Korbin on Rusty the dog
Grandma Beck talking to Andy and Brazos
Fun times with all the boys - we learned how to wrestle this time.
Here is proof
The boys playing farm
Vacation brings about all smiles

Friday, July 20, 2007

Okay Already

I know all four of you must be wondering why it is taking me so long to update and well . . . it just is! We are working our way back into a somewhat normal routine and adjusting back to being at home.

I am so far behind on sharing pictures I am going to do my best to get caught up in the next week or so. These pictures were all taken the week before we left to go to Texas.

We went to zoo night with some friends from church. The kids had a really good time and loved looking at the animals. The animals were a lot more active in the evening hours than they are usually during the day. Here is a picture of Braxton, Rosa, and Shane.
Braxton with Clifford after listening to a book about Clifford.
Hunter, Eli, Braxton, and Brazos
Rosa milking the cow at the zoo
Mama Z with Brazos checking out the donkey
Dad playing cowboy with Brazos
We have a wading pool at the park in our neighborhood and we love to go there as much during the week as we can. Braxton and Brazos both love the water. Here is a picture of Braxton playing with some of the kids at the pool.
Brazos watching everyone play.
Rosa and Braxton at the zoo
Dad with the boys looking at all the cool fish.
Well that will have to do for today. I will try and get more added soon.

On another note. Mom, Dad, Andrea, Karl, Amy, Jorge, and a bunch of others left today for Mexico. Dad was really excited and ready to go. I ask that you remember them in your prayers as they work and have a good time down there.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

What is going on?

Well, we have been back in Iowa now for almost two days and I still do not have this blog up to date. I do have a lot of pictures and stories to post but I can not get it done today.

We had a wonderful time in Texas and really enjoyed seeing everyone. We missed not seeing some of you and look forward to meeting all of the cousins in November. I wish we could have done it before now.

Things have been really crazy around here. My wonderful husband and brother-in-law were busy while I was gone. They painted my living room and hall and refinished our wood floors. It all looks wonderful!!! They did an amazing job. I will post pictures as soon as I can. I still have a lot to get done. I need to get everything on the walls and my pictures downloaded.

Thank you Andrea for you not so nice comment on my last post. I was in a place where there was high speed Internet but the two times I tried to update it did not work. So sorry it has been so long, but we are back in business and I will try to get some updates in this week.