Archive for June 10th, 2015


last day of school 2015!

First, Third, and Fifth grade were good to us, but we are ready for summer!!

What was waiting for the kids on the porch when they got home from their last day of school!

didn’t get a picture of them running through this this year! 😦

When the kids got off the bus, I had some neighborhood kids waiting for them with water balloons! Asher was overjoyed! Ella got off the bus crying because she misses third grade already and her teacher! Rilyn ducked and covered at first, but then got into it!

it was pj day at school…

full out water balloon war!

Asher got soaked!


Rilyn is 11!

June 3rd marks me officially being a mommy for 11 years!  Rilyn is a first born in every sense being a leader and responsible. She thinks she is an adult, always wanting to hang out with adults over younger kids.  She loves a party, and always wants to be around people.  She loves watching TV, and her favorite channel is HGTV!  She has been leading Girls Club at our house every Friday for the past 2 1/2 years.  We are excited to see where the Lord leads her in her life!

Traditional birthday song wake up with a donut! (Last year she was at Pine Cove on her birthday, and she didn’t want to miss her birthday traditions this year!) Pine Cove will be in July this summer!

Taylor Swift perfume from Ella!

This girl LOVES makeup! We went to Sephora the night before and she got foundation, blush, and lip gloss (from Asher). 🙂

At school, there was a 5th grade track day!

She made the 50m finals and got in 4th place!

Rilyn running the second leg of the relay race!

When she got home from school, Rilyn opened up a “new to her” laptop! Woohoo!

That evening, we had her birthday dinner at Cheesecake Factory (daddy surprised her by showing up from his work trip). She opened up Taylor Swift concert tickets!!! Rilyn and I will be going in October! Happy Birthday sweet girl!


School awards!

End of the school year is always a fun time because you get to celebrate your children’s accomplishments.  My three worked so hard this past school year, and we are super proud of them!!

Asher got “A Honor Roll” for the whole year!

He also won a 4th place medal for Accelerated Reader points in all of first grade!

Ella won a 1st place medal for Accelerated Reader points in all of 3rd grade!

Ella also won the math and reading award in her class for getting a perfect score on STAAR reading and she missed one on STAAR math!!

Ella also got A Honor Roll all year and won the Presidents Award for Educational Excellence in her class

Ella’s teacher, Mrs. Griffin-Hamlin won best teacher in the district last year and this year won best teacher in Austin! Ella has a special bond with her and we love her too!

Rilyn won a 6th place medal for Accelerated Reader points in all of 5th grade, all A Honor Roll all year, the Presidents Award for Educational Excellence in her class, the reading and science award for her class for having commended scores in STAAR on math, reading, and science!

Rilyn also was presented a gavel for serving at Student Council president this past year! Praying big things for this girl! She is a true leader!

So proud of this girl! She was at Manor Elementary since preschool! Here she is on graduation day-7 years later!

A few days later, Rilyn was in the school talent show! She sang a duet with Eveany-A Thousand Years by Christina Perri and sang Style by Taylor Swift with a group of girls. 🙂

My photography business!

June 2015