Archive for December, 2014



Annie Jr. was a hit, and we were SO BLESSED by all the family and friends that came out for the show! I think we had close to 100 supporters from church, school, and family that came out for the big night!

Of course, we had to play up the Annie theme this season with an Annie Christmas card (thanks to the Annie movie(poster)that came out last night!)

Asher as Daddy Warbucks (yes we had to bribe him to wear a bald cap!), James as Rooster, I’m Miss Hannigan of course, Rilyn as Grace Farrell, and Ella as Annie!

Rilyn was Grace in both shows, so here she is on Dec. 17th! She did awesome and didn’t forget one line!

Her 5th grade ELA and Science teachers came to watch her perform! How sweet is that?

We were so proud of our Rilyn!

On Dec. 18th, it was Ella’s time to be Annie. I was so nervous the whole day, because I have never seen Ella act. Seriously, all the auditions, practices, and rehearsals were closed. They had been practicing for four months, but could she do it? She had so many lines and solos…well, she BLEW US AWAY with her talent and acting chops! Both her and Rilyn were amazing!! Proud, proud parents right here!
Ella’s big night…

Annie comforting Molly, “It was only a dream, honey. Now, you gotta go back to sleep…”

So, maybe now it’s time, and maybe when I wake, they’ll be there callin’ me “baby,”…maybe.

It’s a HARD KNOCK LIFE!!!!!!!!!

Empty-belly life! Rotten, smelly life! Full-of-sorrow life! No-tomorrow life!

This was how James was watching the girls the whole time, he was mouthing the lyrics, so hopeful and proud the whole time! It was sweet to watch!

I’m runnin’ away! My folks are never comin’ for me. I gotta go find them.

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya tomorrow! (with Sandy, the dog)

At Daddy Warbuck’s mansion…I (We) know you’re gonna like it here!!

NYC…To think that I’ve lived here all of my life, and never seen these things!

Together at Last…”Yesterday was plain awful!”

Together, at last! Together, forever! We’re trying a knot they never can sever!

I don’t need anything but you!

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya, tomorrow! You’re always a day away!

Ella and Rilyn truly had one of the best nights of their life, being able to perform in front of SO MANY friends and family. Ella said, “I’ll always remember that night…”(and then cried because it was over!) Ella asked me to “find another Annie show, because I want to do this again!”

Ella’s 3rd grade teachers came!

I love this picture, because I can see the pride/love in uncle Ben’s eyes of his Ella Bella!

Oma and Papaw drove from Fort Worth just to see the show!

Proud Grandma and Grandpa!

Some of the friends from church that came out to watch!

To see their faces when they found out their roles back in September, see here!


Thanksgiving 2014

Asher had a Thanksgiving Feast in first grade!  He went with the “C” theme and only wanted corn, a cupcake, and a CapriSun!  🙂

We went to my parents house for the break, decorated for Christmas with the cousins, and had Thanksgiving day lunch at Cracker Barrel.  🙂

Then we took Rilyn to the Aggie game!  We unfortunately lost, but Rilyn and I got to see the new Kyle Field!

After the game, the next day we headed to Fort Worth to celebrate with James’ family!

James’ whole family plus his two uncles!

We had a great time in Fort Worth! The kids enjoyed starting a puzzle with Oma!

Cuddling with Papaw Bear!

And to top off the weekend, the girls went ice skating with the family!

My photography business!

December 2014