Sunday, March 20, 2011

Blue Deuce

As some of you may know, Brian is someone who is always up for a challenge. His newest one didn't come as a surprise to me at all! LOL He has begun a new hobby racing in the modified dirt track series! A couple of friends helped him find a car, and he's been very focused on getting it ready. Last night was the practice night down @ the West Plains Speedway, and it marked the first time Brian had EVER gone out and raced like that! Brady and I went out to support him even though he didn't know we were there! Brady absolutely loved watching his dad and would go down and wave and yell at him. LOL He did very very very good!!! Of course I had no doubt that he would be anything but amazing! Sorry - the pics turned out really dark, even w/ all of their lights.

In these last two, Brady is there waving at his Daddy....AWWWWW!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mini Reunion

This last weekend, we all headed to Branson so that we could all meet up with my Aunt Linda and Uncle Larry. They live in Texas and arent able to get up this way very often, so we all jumped at the chance! He is my mom and Janet's brother, and I was so happy that my little family got to meet them all for the first time. We had a great time hanging out and catching up!

All the pretty girls!

All of they boys

Me and my wonderful cousin Jeremy

Mom, Aunt Linda & Aunt Janet - Aren't they beautiful???

Aunt Linda and Uncle Larry

My dad, mom, sisters Stefie & Emi and me

My Aunt Janet, Uncle Larry, and mom

Me and my family

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Train Trip

Last Saturday, we all headed to Branson for a small family reunion (pictures to come very soon!). But before we met up with everyone, the Powers and Thompson clans thought it would be a fun thing to go on a scenic train ride. It was so much fun and I'm so glad we got to do it!

Me and Emi

Emily, Papaw and Nana

This is how Brady spent much of the 2+ hours...

Or like this!

Grandpa and Grandma

Me and my family enjoying our snack on the train

Me and Emi

Me and the folks

More Time W/ Emi

Thursday Tumbling
Jolee is quite the tumbler, for those of you that don't know. So much so, that she asked to start going a 2nd night a week! So last Thursday was her first 2nd class of the week, and since Emi was in town she got to go with us. I love seeing her do what she loves to do!

Out At Lunch

Me and my boy. I never know what kind of smile he's going to give for a picture these days!

Jolee and Auntie Emi

After a hectic lunch with the kids. You can always tell when Jolee takes a picture, cuz it's always pointing up! LOL

Emily and Jolee with Jolee's painting

Me and Emi

The Start to A Great Year

I am such a lucky girl! My birthday always falls on Spring Break. I used to hate it when I was younger, b/c that meant that most of my friends were out of town on vacation. But now that I'm an old person now, I love it! It means that my mom and dad pretty much always get to come down for a long visit. So I end up being able to spend my birthday with my favorite people in the world: Brian, the kids, and my parents. There is no other way I would rather spend my day.The only thing that would've made it better would've been to have the sun shining instead of it being yucky, but oh well! My Dad even got to go eat lunch with Jolee at school, and then my mom and I went today. So sad to see them leave today!!!

Brian did a great job picking out a cake!

They had quite the spread

Brady finally got into the party spirit

Me and both of my kiddos

Me and my wonderful Brian

The kids were getting rather sugar high at this point!

Me and my wonderful parents

Friday, March 11, 2011

Lunch with Auntie Emi

I love this time of year! Once spring break rolls around, I know that I can count on always getting some freat family time in. My sister and parents almost always come for a nice long visit. Since my sis Emily is so awesome, she came down again to hang out with us! She got here on Wednesday, and on Thursday we went and enjoyed a wonderful lunch at school with Jolee. Emily really loved getting to meet all of Jolee's friends and seeing where Jolee spends her days!

These girls are so beautiful! Kaylynn, Hannah, Haley, Haley, Jolee and Courtney

Jolee and Emi

Jolee, Aunt Emi, and Brady

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Getting Settled

Brady thinks the kitty is so cool!

Copper is sooooo interested in what Rio is doing.

Just a good shot of him

Cats have amazing balance!

Venturing upstairs

We sat like this for a while fights for a little while :)

Jolee's been very patient waiting for him to adjust. This was the first time she got to hold him