Easter Sunday 2012

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Family Vacation to Maine

Bush Family Compound

 Claire and Beatrice being silly in the back of the van!

Nathan's 3 lb. lobster

Benson's lobster

Claire, Cydney, Beatrice and Benson

Fun with friends in Bar Harbor

Benson and Beatrice waiting for the Lobster Tour boat

Taking a Lobster Tour

Watching them pull up the lobster traps

Benson and Nathan holding a lobster

Beatrice holding a hermit crab

And holding a starfish

On the way to Prince Edward Island, Nathan's about to go crazy

Anne of Green Gables, the musical

Poppie with one huge claw from his lobster

Fun in Avonlea

Enjoying Raspberry Cordial

Playing in a life-size lobster trap

Monday, August 29, 2011

Excuses, Excuses!

Ok, friends, I have an apology to make! I know I said I was going to post pics of Beatrice & Nathan's birthdays, well before I could download pics to do that my phone was updated on my husband's office computer and the pictures are no longer on my phone! I know, I know...please forgive me! I really was looking forward to sharing them! I'm still working on getting them to where I can post them on the blog!

My second excuse for not posting in FOREVER is, I promised pics of our New York trip, well, we had tickets to go, hotels reserved, Broadway tickets purchased...and as you all know how those unexpected emergencies can arise, we had to cancel our trip!!!

So I'm starting with some pics of our family vacation to New England and Canada!!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Birthday!!!

Two days after Mother's Day was my 34th Birthday, Tuesday, May 10! My parents came from Oregon to be here for my birthday this year, which made it extremely special to me, they even took me to my favorite place to eat, Trio's! They also wanted to celebrate Beatrice's birthday, May 20, and Nathan's birthday, May 22, so we just had a huge celebration! We had church on the evening of the 10th so after church we went to my in-laws to eat and they surprised me with this beautiful cake!

For my birthday I received $$$ and my dear husband is taking me to NYC!!!!!!!! (So I will be posting pics of our trip)

Mother's Day 2011

Mother's Day-the day we set aside to honor our Mothers! When I was growing up I didn't have a clue how important this day was, I didn't have a clue just what responsibility and duty fell on the shoulders of a Mother, but first and foremost I want to say how much my Mother means to me and how I love her! She has truly been an amazing example in my life! She is precious to me! 

My Mother and my children

My Mother's Day corsage from my dear husband and sweet kiddos

My precious children, Benson and Beatrice with their cousin, Claire

Mother's Day with my husband's grandmother, mother, sister and the children

The two precious angels that made me "Mum"

My Mother's Day gift from my two sweethearts, TOMs wedges!!! (My second pair, I love them)

Beatrice and myself with Grandma Holmes (Mother's Day evening)

I am so thankful for the wonderful Mother's in my life, my own Mother, my sweet Mother In Law, my grandmother, and my husband's two grandmothers!!! They all such wonderful examples in so many ways and I love each of them dearly!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter 2011

We had a wonderful Easter this year! Thought I'd share a few highlights!!!
 Benson and Beatrice in their Easter duds!!!

Easter baskets all ready for my two kiddos!
 Lunch at Flying Fish!!! Benson is sporting his dad's hat!

 Poppie, Nonnie with their grandkids: Cydney & Claire Cypert and Benson & Beatrice Holmes

 Beatrice with her Great-Grandma Burr

Cousins sitting by the "HOPE" Easter logo!
Our little family

Vintage Pepsi

I'm loving this "Throwback" Pepsi logo! It reminds me of what was printed on those tall glass pop bottles when I was a kid! Oh my, I'm giving away my age now!!!

My 2 Angels

Just a few  nights ago I had prepared the kids for bed and told them to go get in my bed because their dad wasn't to be home until really late. I went in to check on them and took this picture!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Disney on Ice

This week Disney on Ice came to Little Rock! It was the Disney Princess production, so "Pince Chawmy"(Nathan) had promised "Cinderewa"(Beatrice) that we would go, Beatrice is infatuated with princesses. It really was amazing!!!

It was so fun to see the kids' faces as they enjoyed seeing Mickey and Minnie and all the prince and princesses!

Trip to Oregon

Just this past week Beatrice and myself took a trip to Oregon to see my family. Actually, my sister, Megan, and I kind of secretly conspired. We decided that I would surprise them instead of telling them I was coming. I got in about midnight Wednesday, April 13. It was too late to keep them up so Megan said she would stay up and watch for me and we could wait for the next morning to surprise them! I got to McMinnville about 2 a.m. Megan let me in the house and helped us get our things. It was hard to go to sleep that night knowing what kind of a surprise we had waiting for the next morning! When we awoke the next morning, we crept downstairs and both walked into the kitchen at the same time! They only expected it to be Megan so when we walked in together...well, lets just say, I'm certainly glad no one had a heart attack! The color drained completely from my mother's shocked face and my dad leaned to one side, eyes wide, and replied with a series of 'oh's'! Needless to say, it was a complete surprise. We had fun that day surprising everyone else too, from my brother and sister in law to my sweet grandmother(my mom's mother) and also my grandfather(my dad's father)!!!

I was so pleased that I was able to make the trip, because I was able to hear my grandmother speak at one of the services. I also got to celebrate a few birthdays-my mother's, my grandmother's, my sister in law's, and my grandfather who turned 94 this year. What wonderful memories!!!

 My sweet grandmother speaking in service! She always does an amazing job.

 My spunky grandfather who turned 94 years young on April 16.

 Beatrice and her cousin Savannah at a wedding we attended.

 Beatrice looking at the tulips!

 Beatrice and Grampa Davies!

 Cousins!!! Beatrice, Max, Olivia, and Savannah

 Mom's fabulous chicken and sausage gumbo!!!

 Savannah and Beatrice playing at Mimi and Papa's

 Olivia and Max having fun together!

 Little girls playing dress-up in the playroom! Savannah, Olivia and Beatrice.

 P.F. Chang's after a fun day of shopping!

 Mimi and Max

 I found Beatrice, waiting to get her hair combed, in the playroom quietly looking at books.

 Two of the birthday girls eating at Nick's Italian Cafe: Gramma and my mother

 My dad and Grampa Davies at the birthday celebration!

 My good-looking brother, Matt and Gramma Price.

 My sister, Megan(with a sleeping Max) and brother, Matthew and myself (and Miss Bea)

My precious sister in law, Tiffany with her girls, Savannah and Olivia and my Beatrice.