Saturday, July 14


This girl is pure spunk!

She had VBS with two of her friends this week!

She had the best time!

They had a shipwrecked theme!

This was posted as a part of the decorations that I noticed on the last night! I love Ainsley’s heart for the Lord!

Thursday, July 5

Zoo & Ear troubles

We took Ains to the Dallas zoo this week after an ENT appointment. More on that later this week-we’ve had 2 doctors apts this week and a 3rd on Friday with her ENT surgeon. She has an infection in her surgery site in her ear and it has pushed her ear back to pre surgery location :(. She’s not in much pain so she wanted to visit the zoo after her doctors appointment.

Ains loves a good map. She called herself the captain and insisted we follow her :)!

It was HOT! We only stayed 2 hours from 9-11 am. We had an 8 am with her doctor and had to leave the house at 5 am so we were exhausted!!

Happy girl!

Snow cone!!

A fun day after an unexpected complication with A’s surgery site. We’ll know more about next steps on Friday afternoon when we meet with her ENT surgeon.  Praying for continued healing for our sweet girl!

Monday, July 2


We bid on Waco vacation package at a local charity fundraiser and won! 

A was so excited!

Ains was the most excited about the pool!

We went to a late dinner after swimming!

I’d highly recommend this place!

Fun family memories!

Monday, June 25

Fun with A

Ryan went to Boston for a few days last week for work so Ains and I had some fun times!

Our sweet friend Julie gave this to Ains-so fun!

Sunday we had Ainsley’s two BFFs and their mom’s over for dinner. It was a fun night and Ains helped me make a s’mores dessert!

She loved it!

A quick and easy dessert! Make rice crispy treats but add Golden Grahams instead of rice crispy treats and then top with pieces of marshmallow and chocolate. They were a big hit!

Wednesday, June 20

Life lately

Ains is raising money this summer at church to buy a new playground for Mission Waco. She was so excited to put the money she raised into the big bucket at church. She found a penny on the ground at Walmart tonight and I later found it in her donation bucket :).

Sweet girl telling me all about her day!

Celebrating Wednesday!

Ainsley has been texting with one of her BFFs and I found this text on my phone that she made :)!

Sunday, June 17

Father’s Day Interview

Happy Father's Day to 3 great dads--Ryan, Bob & Larry!  I asked Ainsley some "interview" questions about her dad and Papas!
 Favorite food:
Ryan:  ribs
Larry:  cherry lime aid
Bob:  popcorn

Favorite color:
Ryan:  red
Bob:  green
Larry:  blue

Favorite thing to do with her dad or Papas:
Ryan:  watch movies
Larry:  go to the museum
Bob:  ride the tractor

If you could make your dad or Papa's an animal for a day, what would you turn them in to:
Ryan:  lion
Larry:  mountain lion
Bob:  Meerkat

How old is.... (I'm not verifying these, this is the age according to Ainsley):
Ryan:  40
Bob:  70
Larry:  67

What does your dad or Papas know SO well they could teach people about:
Ryan:  Math
Bob:  He could teach people how to farm
Larry:  repair phones

If you could plan a vacation for your dad or your Papas where would you send them for fun:
Ryan:  Mt. Everest
Bob:  China
Larry:  Hawaii

Saturday, June 16


Ryan’s parents came to visit us in May! They took A to the zoo!

She came down with a horrible virus that caused a high fever and lasted 4 days and then she felt SO much better! We took her to the dr twice during that time due to the high fever.

For Mother’s Day we took Linda to the opening of the Titanic exhibit and dinner! My friend Jenny met us there.

Beautiful center pieces!

It was a fun event!

Memories! Doesn’t it look like I’m standing behind a toilet? It was a part of the boat, but looked funny!

A little note Ains sent my dad!
A and R drove along with me last weekend to a CASA event in Austin!

This CASA event was after my two day doctoral orientation so I was tired but thankful for the opportunity to be an advocate!

I love this place in Austin!! Look at those plants and that sweet girl!

Apple store!

It is already blazing hot in TX!

Craft time!

More craft time at home!

Decorated for the 4th!

Ains had a girls night with some friends while R and I went to dinner!

Our favorite place for salads!

They had a Marilyn Monroe singer! So fun!