Cupcake wars 2!

Corrin and I hosted our 2nd Cupcake War at my house!!!! I made crab cupcakes, Corrin made cheesecake ones, Will did minecraft, Isabella did watermelon ones, Sophia did Minnie Mouse ones, my neighbor Carrie did snow cone ones.  Diana, Mellisa, and Jessica also participated.  The kids had lots of fun!!! Carrie one first place:)


Weekend in Bulevedere, Tx

Today's post is a guest blogger post from our daughter, Abbey 

    Hi, my name is Abbey and I'm a guest blogger! This weekend we had a lot of fun! We rented a big house, and it was really fun. My favorite part about the house was that it had an amazing swimming pool! We went swimming a lot! 
    I also had lots of fun at the places we went. We went to this store and I bought crickets there! I was really scared to taste them but then I did, and they were surprisingly really good! Another fun thing we did was we went to the natural bridge wildlife ranch and it was a lot of fun! We drove by many different exotic animals and a bunch of them I hadn't seen before. We did many more fun things but those were some of my favorites!
    Whenever we got back home we celebrated Father's Day. We ate fajitas for dinner and I made chocolate peanut  butter cupcakes with chocolate icing and they were delicious! We had a great day! 


Summer time fun!!!!

I brought the kids to the Towne Lake splash pad where several moms and their kids were meeting.  Charlotte had a blast.  Paige has been working everyday as a lifeguard (so proud of her).  Today I took Will and his friend for pizza and Dave and Busters for games.  The boys had a blast.  Abbey and Allison are at their grandmothers this week for a camp.  We get them tomorrow.  
Sophia teaching her cousin how it is done.

Will and his friend Weston.


Seattle and my grandmother

My grandmother lived in Seattle and passed away about four months ago. She left behind my step grandfather, Jim.  My mom asked if the four sisters woukd go up there and help clean out my grandmother's house. Jim wants to sell it and move to Louisiana to be near us.  I had very mixed emotions about everything.  My grandmother spent her entire life collecting things and money was her number one priority.  It hurt me that she missed years of being with her daughter, grand children, and great grandchildren. She would rather go on a trip to Korea to buy more stuff than to visit us.  She was obsessed with things.  She stopped selling things for her business's years ago but kept buying. We spent a week going through a 5,000 sq ft house packed from floor to belong in every room with junk. Corrin said it was hoarders on steroids.  We were only able to put a small dent on emptying the house in a week.  I just took Charlotte because the kids were still in school.  My mom is still there trying to empty the house. It was an emotional thing to go through.