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Monday, October 28, 2013

Mental Health Day

There are times that we just need a day off! We call those "Mental Health Days". Recently, we decided to take a little Mental Health Day and enjoy some family time. It was a great day! Started the day snuggling while watching cartoons, then hit up Cracker Barrel for breakfast, took Preston to Cabela's to see the animals/fish, sat on the patio at Blue Goose while Preston napped and hung out the rest of the day! It was a wonderful day! Wish we could do that every day!

Pumpkin Patch 2013

As part of our Fall/Halloween tradition, we always try to get to a pumpkin patch with Preston. We made it this year, amidst the crazy move! We always enjoy the day at the Celina Pumpkin Farm. Preston LOVED feeding the animals this year, he thought it was pretty funny when they licked his hands. We enjoyed a nice picnic with hot dogs and sunshine. The hay ride is always a hit and this year he ran through the hay maze like a big boy! We struggled to get pics of him with the actual pumpkins, I guess at 3, its hard to get a little boy to sit still! =) It was a fun day!

Texas State Fair

A few weeks ago we decided to take Preston to the Texas State Fair. We weren't sure how much he would enjoy it at 3, but we ended up spending the entire day there! He had a blast! We played games, won prizes, rode the gondola over the fair, ate delicious food and saw fun animals! It was a super fun family day!

Preschool 1

Preston had his school pictures taken a couple of weeks ago. It's so fun to watch this little man grow up! He is getting SO big! I can not believe how smart he is! We even got a Happy Gram from school from his teacher telling us he is such a good role model for the other students. I couldn't be more proud of my big boy! 3 years old and the light of our life!

Preston's 1st Scooter

A few weeks ago Stephen and I had a little date afternoon and sat on a patio for some much needed R and R after the big move. As we relaxed we saw a little guy around Preston's age riding around on his scooter. We decided that on our way home we would pick Preston up a scooter as a surprise. We got him a cool little scooter and helmet. He was super excited when we picked him up and was pretty amazing. He jumped right on and was an instant pro! He rode around the block and then got tired so daddy carried it home. =) Good times and fun memories!

Closing a Fun Chapter

A few years ago we built our home at 1713 Landon Lane in McKinney, TX. At the time, this was our dream house! It had it all, a large lot that backed up to a green belt, 2 story (which we loved at the time), a game room, 4 bedrooms, a study, dining room and family room. It was perfect! A couple of years later we decided to put in a pool, which made this house even more to love. We had a lot of great times in this house like a fun party celebrating Stephen's graduation from his MBA, the birth of our first born son (and all of the other amazing firsts Preston had in this house), block parties, Superbowl parties, Bunko games, Pool parties, family gatherings, and much, much more! The walls of this house contained many wonderful memories. A while ago we decided to look for a bigger place-more bedrooms, media room, possibly one story-ranch style (my how things change). We found a place we fell in love with and began the building process. We put our wonderful little house, full of memories on the market and sold it within 1 week (3 offers and full asking price), couldn't turn it down. It was a bitter sweet feeling. All of these wonderful memories bundled up in this house and now, it wasn't ours.
We shed a few tears as one by one things began moving out, we painted over sweet Preston's finger prints on the walls, walked around our lot that we loved and went room by room to reminisce and say our goodbyes. It was NOT easy! =( We managed to make it through the move (even being pregnant). Our new place isn't ready so we moved into an apartment with limited things, while putting the majority of our things in storage. We are on the 3rd story of this little apartment that Preston calls our "Cabin". It hasn't been the easiest process.
We are hopeful that our next little dream home will be ready soon and we can start building new memories there! It is fully framed, electrical done and insullation installed. Excited to see this house go up, get moved in and start a new chapter in our life!