Saturday, November 29, 2008


We're back from Branson and we had a BLAST!!! The girls were wonderful and none of us were ready to come home!

Here's what we did:

Sunday-drove to Oklahoma to stay the night--had a nice dinner with the fam.

Monday- finished driving to Missouri. Once we got there we went to the coolest mall ever!!! It was outside on the river, and the weather was absolutely beautiful. Mom and Dad introduced us to a restaurant called "Shorty Smalls"---very yummy!!!! We then drove to our condo--see the pics below--words can't describe how AWESOME it was!!!

Tuesday- Gracie went to see Mo Bandy (not sure how to spell his name???) with mom and dad. It was a two hour show, as most of the shows are. Mom and Dad said she did very well, and she told us she really enjoyed the music of Mo Bandy. Grandpa and Grandma were SO proud!!! That night we all went to see the Presleys. Another great show!!! Emily LOVED the music. She danced during the whole show. Again, grandma and grandpa were so thrilled that the girls loved the kind of music they truly enjoy.

Wednesday: Off to Siver Dollar City--an amusement park. We knew Gracie would love it--she loves roller coasters and basically any kind of ride she can get on. We found out that Emily is the same way! No, she didn't ride any roller coasters, but she did ride other things that I didn't ride!! Thank goodness Grandpa was there to ride with her!! I did ride one ride with her (thinking it was a "baby" ride) but I soon realized it went really FAST!! Needless to say, Emily loved it more than I did. In fact, she cried when the ride stopped!!! Hilarious. Kris and Dad took the girls on a boat type ride that swung high in the air (see pic). When that one stopped Emily got VERY upset!! LOL

Thursday: Thanksgiving!!! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my mom and dad. It was such a calm, relaxing day--and even though we weren't at mom's house she still added her special touch to everything. Dad cooked chili and Mom fixed a turkey for the girls. It was delicious!! We had all the trimmings and some AWESOME desserts. And, of course, we watched the Cowboy game! That night we went to 50's at the Hop. VERY cool!! Gracie got to go on the stage and do the hand jive. She already knew how to do it, so she was very excited!

Friday: We drove home--the whole way. 12 hours!!! The girls were AMAZING!!!! Not one bit of whining!!! Kris and I were so proud of them. They are truly the most precious things--we are very blessed to have them.

All in all---Branson rocks!!!!!!!!!!! We're so fortunate that we got to spend such a nice Thanksgiving with my family at such a beautiful place. We couldn't have imagined it any better!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy 50th Day!!!!

So, today was our 50th day of school. And what did we do at John C. Webb Elementary??? Well, we dressed like they did in the 1950's. It was SOOO much fun, and we all had a blast dressing up. We just can't wait til the 100th day so we can dress like were 100!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Best Friends

This is a picture of Gracie and her best friend, Jenna. They came to visit me in my classroom on Friday because they were a little sad and needed to see me. I know, pathetic!! They stayed for a little while and helped my class carve our pumpkin. Then they felt ALL better!!! Amazing isn't it?? LOL

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Gracie's and Emily got these glasses for Halloween from their sweet friend, Autumn. Kris and I thought they looked hilarious in them!!!

Halloween 2008

We hope you all had a fun, safe Halloween. Gracie and Emily both dressed as Minnie Mouse this year. (Gracie's idea!!! They looked SO cute, if I say so myself!!!!