Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Thanksgiving with the Lintelmans

The day after Thanksgiving we headed to the lake to visit with Ryan's parents and his brother and his 2 kiddos. We all had a great time visiting and playing!

Eli and Luke getting to play in Nonny's huge bathtub!
They play so well together and have so much fun!
We dressed the kids up so we could try to get a picture for Nonny's Christmas cards!

Sweet Shelby and Luke

Crazy kiddos!

The kids favorite part was Nonny and Pop Pop's new toy.
The "Doodlebug"

This is the kids racing. They did this over and over and had a blast.
Poor little Mia was always last, but she tried hard to keep up.
Game time!
Nonny has all kinds of games for the kids to play. Games that were Ryan and Christopher's when they were little. Here are Eli, Mia and Luke playing Bed Bugs! I use to love that game!

This Thanksgiving was wonderful! Thank you God for our wonderful family and our friends! We are so blessed!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Thanksgiving with the Kemps

This Thanksgiving we got to spend time with my parents, Tamra and Paul and the kids. We also got to go to my cousin Michelle's house for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a great holiday! On thanksgiving morning, Mia went out with my Dad to feed the horses. She was so cute in her little p.j.s, trying not to get them dirty.

Mia getting ready to help Poppa feed the horses

She had to do everything just like Poppa!
So sweet!
Later that day the kids all took turns riding the horse.
Here is Benjamin taking his turn
Mia had no fear. She was so precious on that horse.
Even Paul took a turn.
Here is Mia on her second time around
Then that night we went to my cousin Michelle's
house to have the "Kemp" Thanksgiving dinner.
Michelle even made crafts for the kids to do.
Here is her baby girl, Miss Riley working hard on her craft!
Here is my cousin Angela's little boy, Allen, working on his craft!
Eli working on his
Miss Mia
Eli stole my camera and took pictures of Tamra and me!
It was a fun day with family! We are so thankful and so blessed!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

House Guests

Last month my niece and nephew came to stay with us for a few days. It was so much fun. Eli and Mia were in heaven, having them all to their selves for 3 days.

Here are Cait and Mia swinging.
Yes, Mia is too big for this swing, but we haven't gone
and gotten a big girl swing yet. Soon hopefully!
Eli and Benjamin hangin' out. Make sure to notice the next picture!
Ouch! I love how Eli is just looking at him. No, he wasn't hurt.
He jumped right up and did it again. We caught him
several times up on top of the entire swing set. He literally can climb anything.

It was such a pretty day that we did pretty much
everything outside. Here are the kids drawing.
I had to get a picture of this. Benjamin was teaching
Mia to dance. It was the sweetest thing!

Here is Cait taking a turn on the 4 wheeler. Tamra and Paul, you better watch out for this girl when she turns 16. She ran over and into everything. And I do mean everything. Anytime she started to go, she would run into a bike, a person, the garage, anything that was in the way. But she sure did have fun. And brave little Mia hung on through the whole thing.

Thanks Tamra and Paul for letting them come stay.
We had a blast and look forward to the next time they get to come visit.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Rock and Roll San Antonio! I did it!

Well, we trained for 15 weeks and finally did! My great friends Kelli, Wendy and I ran a half marathon! WooHoo! It was my first half marathon and it was so much fun! I never would have thought it would feel like such an accomplishment after I finished it! It felt so good to train for so long and finally complete it, and without passing out mind you. Here are some pictures from the weekend!

My sweet Mom and Dad came up to see us run.
It meant so much to me!
Here are Ryan, Eli and Mia ready to cheer me on!
Here comes Wendy! Notice the orange shorts!
We did this on purpose so it would be easy to spot one another.
And Kelli!
Finally, here I come! This was the very last mile. And yes, I was running even though it looks like I am walking. I was so excited to see my family there cheering me on!
After the race! We made it!!!!!!
Here we are busy stuffing our faces with free food from HEB!

Afterwards, we went to a great Mexican restaurant to eat.
We could hardly walk, but it was so worth it!
Can't wait until our next race girls!
Maybe we can get more people to join us!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Nothing Sweeter

Every morning my sweet baby girl crawls in bed with me. If you know her well, you know that she is not so much a cuddlier (like her mommy). But in the mornings, she is all cuddles and so sweet. I treasure those moments with her. I thought I would share some pictures because she is just so darn cute!

Isn't she a doll????
Notice Ryan snoozing in the back!

Monkeying Around

In our back yard we have a great climbing tree. Eli is always climbing it and now Mia has been trying also. But Daddy has to help her out a little!

Our little Monkey Mia!
(Yes, she did pick out her outfit, okay.)
And so did Eli
And our course Ryan had to take a turn in the tree
Mia thought this was very funny!
I love my sweet family!