Sunday, October 31, 2010

Of Costumes and Swingsets

Jett got to go to Lauren and Chase's Costume Birthday Party, so he decided to go at Santa (thanks to Shep for the suit). He had fun pretending to be a big kid. And, of course, after the party we had to make a trip to Bass Pro Shop for some running around, followed by a trip to Frisco to visit Honey, Tatu and his cousins. What a fun, full day. AND, it was also a little staycation with Aunt Jen - icing on the top!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Half Birthday to Jett

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, Jett is 18 months old. One and a half. A full-on toddler throwing temper tantrums a the drop of a hat. But, boy, is he cute and fun!! Love you, little man.

PS There was a lawn crew working across the street, which allowed us to photograph him sitting still. He sat there for 40 minutes past his photo shoot!!! Amazing.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Whitings in Texas: Just Where They Should Be

Sweet Paige and the newfound love of her life, Sean, made a trip to Texas because they love us and are about to embark on (another) international adventure! They're headed to India at the first of next year, so they are making trips around the country for some good quality time with friends before they go. Their trip to Texas was no exception - we got some good quality time :)

Paige got to meet Jen, which was so fun. We shared gelato (and hot chocolate) at one of our favorite places: Paciugo. Paige and Jen share a love of white Jettas. Paige attempted to convert Sean to being a Jetta-lover, but he was having none of it.

Then we headed to the Hauns' front porch for some wine and hor d'0euvres. So fun. A little fall weather even graced us with its presence for the afternoon, much to Sean's relief.

We enjoyed hanging out at our house, watching Jett play with Aunt Peach and Uncle Whitey. He even gave Paige some serious snuggle time, which rarely happens for anyone! She was pretty happy about that...

We ventured out to some parks and the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, which were beautiful. Jett loved being outside (as always) and getting the undivided attention of 4 adults. He thought that ratio was about right.

One of his favorite games is "Pull the hair of the person upon whose shoulders you're riding." Uncle Whitey was no exception, but he was much more subtle in his cries of pain that Jett's dad - big surprise there!

He loves swinging, especially with a pretty lady :)

There are no words to express how much we love Paige and Sean and how special their friendship is to us. Jesus is just so good to us. Love y'all!! Thanks for making the trip out.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mr. Judah Shuck

Um, you could snack on his cheeks for weeks! He's adorable and round and smiley and he has awesome hair. What else can we say?!

Love this guy. Love his mommy. And his daddy. And Jett loves giving him kisses :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fair Day with Honey

We love the fair, especially when Honey gets to come! Jett loved the horses and the cows (even the tiny hairy ones below).

Corn Dog Alley :)

Big Tex - that's a big, funny looking man!

What Casey wants to get for he and Jett to "play" in. So cute.

Riding the Dart Rail back to our cars. Jett thought that was pretty cool.

Happy Fall Fair Day :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

10 Years?

Could it really have been 10 years since I graduated from college? It appears so! We had a great visit to Santa Barbara. I took most of my pictures on my phone, which I haven't transferred to my computer, but here are a few I took with my camera.

Jett and Casey on the beach outside of East Beach Grill, where we enjoyed some Banana Wheat Germ Pancakes. Yum.

Uncle Z with both boys outside of In-N-Out. Yum. Again.

We met Mel, Grace and Caleb at the zoo before we headed back home. So cute!

Thanks to Paige and Sean for hosting us and planning a FABULOUS renunion event. We had a wonderful time!