Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hiking in Austin... some amazing sights!

Katherine had a 3 day weekend from school, so we decided to take advantage and meet up with my parents in Austin. We had so much fun and did so much HIKING! Saturday we started with a hike to Hamilton pool, then we hiked to West Cave Preserve. Sunday we got up and drove to Inks Lake State Park and hiked there and grilled hamburgers by the lake. Then we went on a cave tour at Longhorn caverns. 

Sunday evening Matt and I got to have a date night on Lake Travis, sunset and drinks, while the kids stayed back with my parents. It was a nice evening just the two of us. Monday we got up and went to the Austin Botanical gardens for a nice outing, then back in the car to drive home. We kept busy on our trip but got out in our nice fall weather and got to see places we have never been before. The kids of course had lots of fun. After the first hike on Saturday, Katherine said " Could this day get ANY better??".. I take that as a good sign.

We have over 150 pictures from the trip, but here is my short list of just some of the great shots we got. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them to see more detail.

Katherine and Colin hiking down to Hamilton Pool
Hamilton Pool
Katherine and Pah Pah
Matt and I hiking.. see I am in the pictures this time
Silly kiddos.. they had SO MUCH FUN
LOVE LOVE THIS PICTURE and the two in it!
My baby!

West cave preserve

the cave at west cave preserve

Katherine and Colin getting to touch the cave formation
Hiking at Inks Lake State Park
Me "rock climbing"
Matt rock climbing
Inks lake
Katherine and Sunshine (grandma)
Pretty girl!!
Going into Longhorn Caverns
Sunset drinks with Matt... some adult time
Amazing sunset! 
Botanical gardens
Matt and Colin
Butterfly garden
Katherine and I in the Japanese Gardens 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Patch 2013

It has been a hectic week, will blog next week about our wonderful and fun filled trip to Austin, but just wanted to share our pics from the pumpkin patch this year. The kids are SUPER excited about Halloween next week! Katherine is going to be a movie star and Colin is going to be superman.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Let the Pictures do the talking.. and yes, I am actually in some of them

Figured I would let the pictures really show you what we have been up to lately!

Me and the kid ready to watch the Aggies! Whoop! Got to train them early.
Still pool time here in Texas and the kids are loving playing with Grandma and Grandpa in the pool
So tired from the pool, this is how I found them, they were watching a movie
Everyone loves snocones. Best $20 spent at Target on the snocone maker.
Look at that determination! Go Colin.
She's a pro!
Friday night soccer practice.. yes Friday nights as a parent, cheering on soccer practice!
Everyone loves watermelon.. too bad it's not loaded with calories!
My nephew..look at those eyes!
Colin is all superheros rolled into one,, Captain America, Thor, Batman, and not pictured Spiderman undies.
Sharing Cotton Candy
LOVES LOVES to Swing for HOURS!This is his HAPPY PLACE!
She made a "Girls Club" and it was snack time
Flowers are blooming in the backyard
Swim birthday party
The whole family eating breakfast with Katherine at school, she was so happy!
Trying to get Colin to gain weight :) He has gained a whole pound this month!
Corporate Responsibility day with my work, planting trees along the Bayou downtown
Earned some nice frosty beverages after all the hard work