Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blue Bonnets, Ward Camp Out, and Other Stuff

North of Houston is a small town called Brenham. It's famous for two things...Blue Bell Ice Cream and its Wild Blue Bonnet Flowers. They are two things I firmly beleive everyone should experience. In March the flowers are a bloomin' so we drove up there after church today and took a few pictures (119 to be exact). We are by no means professional photographers, but we got a few cute pics of the girls and thought you might like to see them.
The family picture. I pick the worst picture takers whenever we need a family photo. After we overcome the language barrier I then have to teach them how to use a camera. It rarely works.  
Here is our Annie tromping through the Blue Bonnets. All she wanted to do was pick them and avoid the camera.
Here is our model who insisted that she lay down in flowers for her pictures. It turned out to be a good idea. She looks pretty darn cute.
Something was pretty funny...and she is pretty cute.
Here are my two monkeys attacking me. Poor defenseless daddy.
And here are the three most beautiful girls sitting in one of the most beautiful places on earth. It's a great combination.
Annie insisted on hugging Molly. Always makes for a picturesque moment.
Friday was the ward campout. Our girls were ecstatic to rough it in the City Park we were going to. We set up our tent in lush grassy field we were camping in and prepared for the worst. Molly was so excited about the tent she was ready for bed a few minutes after we got there.  
In reality, it did end up being pretty cold. The stinky wind was blowing all night so we were in the tent by 9:30. I think the temperature got down to the low 40s, which is cold for us thin-skinned Houstonians. Luckily our girls slept through the night (probably because they were in the middle of us) and seemed pretty cozy. I think camping was a hit, and hopefully we'll get them out into the real forrest soon.  
Annie's first marshmallow roasting.
Hannah is really excited to be in the tent. And she is really cute. It's lovely being married to a woman who loves camping, and wants our kids to experience things like this. It's excellent.
Here is a picture of our girls on St. Patty's Days. Annie has to copy everything Molly is doing. They are the two craziest girls in the world.
'Sup Utah! We are swimmin' down here in H-town. And since then, the girls have been asking to swim everyday. Molly loves having a swim partner this year. They'd move into the pool if they could.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A few tidbits over the last two months...

We've been pretty busy over the last couple of months. We've been trying to savor the beautiful weather while it's still cool enough to be outside. Every chance we get we are off doing something fun. Below are some of the things we have been doing.
This was in early January. We headed to the park and had a pretty good time. It was a little cooler, but we still had a lot of fun! Hey, there wasn't a foot of snow on the ground.
Here is miss Annie playing Pirate and Captain. She is looking quite serious.
Annie is a material girl, living in a material world. That is why she has taken on a job. As you can see, she is busy working with some clients, and checking her stocks at the same time.
Molly became pretty good the last couple of months building Dora's Treehouse. This is one of her masterpieces.
 We got tickets to the Rockets vs. Jazz game in February. The Jazz lost, which we were upset about. Since living in Houston, we haven't became fans of all Houston Sports, although, we do love our Astros.
Molly could care less who is winning or losing, as long as she has her popcorn.
What does a dad do when mom is gone to enrichment...why...a Tea Party of Course!
Just CUTE girls, being Cute.
We really wanted to be adventurous and see some water, so we drove to Lake Conroe and thought we would be able to find beach front. Well, the only thing we found was "the island" inside a trailer park. It was really funny, but we still had fun. We had a picnic and went on the walk.
Here was Valentines' Day. Molly was so excited to see her door had been decorated. I don't think Valentines could have been more perfect. We didn't do anything extravagant. It was cold so we just stayed home, and watched Toy Story, and ate Tacos and just played all day. Hannah gave me Wii Points and so I got Dr. Mario.....sweet....except she beats me all of time. It's not supposed to be that way.
Two Valentine sisters. I know they look sweet, but you would be surprised....
Molly got a lot of candy from school. She shared with Annie, as you can tell.
The Zoo! We love the zoo. Hannah asks me to stay home from work EVERYDAY. So I actually did it a couple of weeks ago. We spent the day in beautiful 75 degree weather and saw a lot of animals. This was the first time that Annie really noticed the animals, and she loved it.
Here is Annie's first Carousal ride
Annie is quite the poser these days.
Molly got her first professional hair cut. It was scary because it was so long and really pretty. But it went really well and she is still as lovely as ever.
I found out on a Friday at the end of February that my Baton Rouge Operation was having their Holiday party they missed in December, on the next day. So, as random as we are, we went. It was fun. We love being stuck in the car with each other. But this is the only picture we have of the trip. It's of Molly in front of the banquet hall we went too.
Well, those are our tidbits. I hope you enjoyed. We miss you all.