Thursday, July 11, 2013

Claire and Bran's first visit

Photos by Claire

Ryan calls this the Austin Powers picture


The obligatory trip to the Alamo and River Walk

Sam turns 3!

We celebrated Sam's birthday with Mimzy and Pop Pop a little early. 

 And then celebrated at SeaWorld on his actual birthday.  He is quite the talker, singer, and performer.  He is so proud to be a big boy and loves announcing his new age to anyone he meets.  Every night he has a routine.  He needs to give you kiss, hug, nose nuzzle, pretend to cut your hair and then pretend to bite your finger.  Don't even think about skipping one of these!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Our move to Texas

We are thrilled to live 4 1/2 hours away from Bran and Claire.  We were very grateful to Mimzy and Pop Pop for spending 2 weeks with us, living in a hotel, helping us find a place, and moving us into it! What would we do without them?


 We visited the George W. Bush Presidential Library

Then off to San Antonio for the Alamo


Sea World

Hike to Lookout Tower

The Zoo

Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin
Bat Bridge in Austin

Unpacking: Luke makes out with himself

Dealing with the heat

 Discovering Shipley's donuts!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Family time

photos by Melanie Matthews

Friday, July 5, 2013

Rivers' Cowboy Birthday Party

Melanie and Ben went all out for Rivers' birthday party!  
It was a total COWBOY festival that we will never forget.   
I don't know what we are going to do without the Matthewses!  
They are like family AND best friends.