Saturday, April 9, 2011

SWAT Man!!!

Will studied Community Helpers at school and to end the unit, they got to come to school dressed up like what they thought they might want to be when they grew up.  Will didn't even hesitate and said he wanted to be a policeman - a SWAT Policeman!  This is an old Halloween costume with just a few of the pieces missing!

First Presbyterian Church of Bonham, TX

On the way home from our trip to Oklahoma, I was driving, and Ray was sleeping, so I made a little detour off the highway to drive down main street in Bonham looking for the church where my grandparents, Newman and Pauline Smith, were married on September 6, 1935.  I had seen pictures of the church but had never been there in person.  Once I saw it, I knew immediately that was it.  It was so much fun to be there and imagine them there all those years ago.  It was also the church my grandmother grew up attending.  I was able to get some pictures of the church and of my kids in front of the church.  The only hitch in my plan was when I stayed back to take a few more pictures and Landry somehow jumped out of the car when the kids were getting back in.  It was a 30 minutes fiasco resulting in her running up and down main street and me standing in the middle of the road stopping traffic.  It's a good thing we were in a small town...I don't think people would have been so kind and patient with us in the big city.  When it was all said and done and we were back on the road, it was definitely worth it to see and get pictures of the church.

Broken Bow - A Photo Shoot

Because I knew we would have lots of beautiful scenery, I planned a little photo shoot into our trip.  The kids weren't too excited ahead of time, but once we got out there, they cooperated pretty well.

I am super excited about my new blog design, done by Designer Blogs, mainly because it allows me 
to post larger pictures...And we all know how much I love my pictures!!!

Broken Bow Spring Break 2011

We spent most of Spring Break at home, but we headed to Broken Bow, Oklahoma for two nights and stayed in a cabin in Beaver Bend State Park.  We had great weather and a wonderful time.  We got to go on lots of hikes and even did some paddle boating.  Landry got to come with us, and she had a ball.  Other highlights were roasting marshmallows, relaxing in the hot tub, and learning to play dominoes.  It was a great time to just get away from all of our schedules and be outdoors!