Saturday, August 31, 2013

Taylor's Ten!!

After our anniversary, we went to Taylor's tenth birthday party that Peter threw at my parent's house. The boys got some great use out of the pool and backyard! It looked like everyone had a blast! 

 Happy Birthday Taylor! We sure love you!! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Our Third Anniversary

Our third anniversary was a couple of weeks ago. This year, Matt and I spent a day and night out and baby-less to celebrate!! Matt took off half of a Friday, I dropped Belton off at Mom's in the morning and we went from there! 
First we started with gifts! We like following the traditional and modern anniversary gifts. The traditional gift for the third anniversary is leather, so I got Matt some cowboy boots. He has always wanted some, so he is thrilled!! The modern gift for the third anniversary is crystal or glass, so Matt got me this beautiful Swarovski crystal necklace! I love it!

After gifts we took our one free entree coupon (that was emailed to me for our anniversary) and went to Abuelo's for lunch- yum!! Then we came home, packed up and headed to the beautiful Omni in downtown Dallas for the night! This was the view out of our room's window!!

We spent the afternoon exploring the hotel. We talked about walking around in downtown, but since it was SO HOT we decided not to!! This "Game Dallas" was massive and took up an entire wall. We enjoyed looking at it and trying to see how many places we had heard of!
 Then we ventured to the pool deck and grill area. It was neat, but way too hot to spend any time up there. So we took our picture and quickly went back into the air conditioning!
 Then we headed to Rockwall to take the Sail with Scott boat ride on Lake Ray Hubbard. It was a nice relaxing ride full of beautiful views!

 We lucked into getting to see the sunset! It was a cloudy evening.

 Our boat, the Harbor Lights

After our sunset cruise, we went to The Melting Pot for appetizers and dessert. The cheese and chocolate fondues are our favorites!! 

Then we headed back to our hotel, took in the awesome view from our room and ate like a bite of our "anniversary cake" that was made for us by the same baker that made our wedding cake. We were so full that night that most of the cake was eaten over the next week!

The next morning, we had a delicious breakfast brought to our room! I had pancakes (and ate like a fourth of them- who could eat all of that?!) and Matt got potatoes, sausage, eggs and toast! 

We had a great day and are so grateful to Grandmom and Granddad for watching Belton so we could enjoy a mini-vacation!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013


 Grandma and Papaw got Belton a new swing for their front yard. How fun!
 And for good measure, here is a picture of Belton and Papaw playing the piano together!

Saturday, August 17, 2013


 This blanket became a favorite toy recently!
 Belton was just grinning and giggling the whole time!
 Here, he is crawling while giggling and giggling!
We sure do love him!! 

Friday, August 16, 2013


 Matt built Belton a tunnel of pillows...
 I think it's safe to say that Belton loved it!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Chrystal and Erik's House

 A couple of weeks ago, Matt, Belton and I got to go see our very close friends Chrystal and Erik! Belton enjoyed exploring and playing in their beautiful house!
 Do you think Chrystal kinda likes him?? :-)

 This sweet boy wouldn't sleep in his pack-n-play, so I gave up and rocked him to sleep.
 Best friends. <3

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Belton Gets a New BOY Cousin!

Julia's sister-in-law (& our family friend) Mel threw Julia a gender reveal party for little Baby Cooper! Mel seriously knows how to throw a party and had everything decorated adorably and had awesome "Dude Food" and "Chick Picks". Yum!
 The lovely hostess, Mel!
 I'm glad Mom, Belton and I were able to make the trip for the party!!
 Check out that family in pink!

We ate yummy food, placed our bets, tallied the guesses, tested out a couple of old wives tales and then it was time for the big reveal....
 Do you think Claire's excited?!?
 What is it?!
 I love this one because of the pure surprise and shock on Julia's face before the rest of us could even see the balloons!
 She shouted, "NO WAY!!!!"
 It's a boy!!!

 Team Pink
 Team Blue
What a fun party!! And how fun for Belton! Taylor and Marcus have each other, Claire and Lillian have each other, and now Belton will have a boy cousin close to his age! :-)