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Monday, December 31, 2012

Exciting Goings-On




Between Christmas parties and Brady's debut as Principal, we have had a very exciting beginning to winter.  The boys have been having so much fun, and Jeremy and I are so happy to see how well they are adjusting to our new town.  Life is good!

Super Fun Fall







This fall, we actually had trees that lose their leaves, which meant me actually got to rake leaf piles to jump in.  Add in a visit from Uncle Blaise, and I don't think Fall could have gotten much better.  The Osterstock Southlake house is officially open to visitors...please come!!!

Now, let's talk about Winter...it started with an amazing gingerbread house building party, and has gotten better from there.  More to come!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Card Rejects: 2012





While I firmly believe that my boys always look handsome, here are a few shots that didn't quite make it onto the Christmas card this year.  I think the boys would have loved to print the booty-shakin' shot, but I informed them that it simply isn't in the Christmas spirit.  As everyone knows, butts are always funny, so maybe we'll send out the butt picture at a later time just to give friends and family a pick-me-up.  We'll see.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a very Happy New Year to everyone!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Let's Catch Up!










We moved to Dallas (Southlake, actually), Brady and Carson both started at new schools, our friends have visited, we celebrated Halloween, Carson and Brady have made some new friends, and Carson partied with new and old friends to mark the coming of his 4th birthday.  Has it been a busy few months?  Yes.  But the boys have been troopers, and have picked up right where we left off in Houston.  Brady's new teacher is amazing, and the best word to describe his year at school is "thriving".  He is learning so much, and so quickly.  I'm so impressed (AND HAPPY!) with his progress.  Carson loves school, and can't wait to go.   He is so creative and funny.

Well, that about sums it up.  Here come the holidays, so many more pictures to come!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Disney Trip Highlights






Our trip to Disney World was the first time that I have completely planned a vacation by myself (pretty much) from beginning to end, so I was nervous that, if we didn't have a great time, it would really be my fault.  Well, the kids had a blast, and I (humbly) label this vacation as a huge success.  We enjoyed several dinners with different characters, where the boys whipped out their autograph books to have signed (on a not unrelated note, Carson repeatedly commented on the fact that he liked to smell the signature after each character signed.  They signed with a Sharpie that I brought...Umm, should I be nervous yet?).  In addition, it was a "Star Wars Weekend" at Hollywood studios, so the boys got to see tons of their favorite SW characters.  We could not possibly have packed anymore into the 4 days in the parks, and we wouldn't change a thing.  I think all of us are going to remember this vacation!  We can't wait to go back...maybe in 3 or 4 years.

Disney Trip: Jedi Training Academy - Brady Fights the Dark Side

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Brady will tell anyone who asks that this experience was his favorite of our trip.  What a cool thing for a Star-Wars-Loving boy to be able to do.  As you can hear at the end, I cheered super loud, just like I will when he plays lacrosse or stars in a play (or whatever).  I was quite proud!