"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."


Easter Blessings...

Good food, good friends and good wine....all that makes for a very relaxing and fun Easter Sunday.

Here are the kids eyeing those eggs and waiting to be let free to round them up!

Having fun with cascarrones....dyed egg shells filled with confetti

Taylor and Olivia...friends since birth!

Valerie wondering how she got into this mess...

Taylor, Olivia and Sweet Nicky...

Seth and Jake!!

Yes, Gabriel is actually smiling!! Say CHEESE!!



Olivia and her silly friends....

So the kids had Good Friday off, but poor mom didn't, and Olivia had some friends over. Here is what 1st graders do to have fun....

Ahhh, to be a kid again!!! :P


Bluebonnets and barbed wire....

Ahhh, the things we do for that yearly picture of the kids in fields of bluebonnets. LOL! We decided to hit the road today, the sky was a gorgeous blue and the temp was mild....what better reason to go and find our vibrant blue state flower.

About 30 minutes outside of Houston we spotted patches of Bluebonnets, Indian Paint Brushes and other colorful wild flowers. Then we hit the jackpot. Of course, everyone else had the same idea as the side road was filled with cars and people trying to get the same great photo. What we didn't realize was this beautiful field of Bluebonnets was guarded by old, rusted barbed wire. Following suit along with the other visitors, we gently (or not gently for some of us) managed to get in. Here are some photos of our road trip with Aunt Adrienne. Even the fire ants and barbed wire couldn't keep us away. :)