Wednesday, December 19, 2012

September-December :)

 We are bad Bloggers and haven't been online since AUGUST!! This pic sums up the rest of our summer.  We spent a lot of time getting away from the heat in the lake and in the pool.  The boys can now swim with NO floats or help!! But soon enough it was time to start school. 

 The boys are doing an extra year in pre-school and will go off to kindergarten next year.  Reed on his first day in the Kangaroo class.

Happy first day!! Reed also managed to knock out his two front teeth right before school started, whoops.

 Happy first day Grant!!

 September also brought soccer!!

After our first practice Grant said, "We should have done space camp. That was a LOT of running." Poor babies played in 100+ degree heat!
 My favorite part of the beginning of school is school picture day.  John Wesley does it up right and gets a pro.  I always love their school pics.  This was the outfit for this years photo.  :)

Handsome boys ready for school pics.  The new pic at the top was the result.  Looks good if you ask me.

We had some rainy weather and the boys LOVE to play outside with their "rain gear".

Reed Michael

 We have had cooler temps (off and on) so we like to take advantage and spend time around the fire.

 Reed warming up by the fire.

 We also had hot chocolate. YUM.

A "pumpkin patch" with some of our friends.

Next thing we knew it was time for Halloween!! The boys were a transformer and a vampire. Here they are with their class (on Halloween day) for the school parade.

Jeff and I got to go to a grown up party too! I went as one of the 3 blind mice with my friends Kristin (far left) and Lindsay (center)
 Jeff decided to go as "a wall street occupier"

My guys on Halloween

Archie was a sheriff and Lucy was a shark.

In November the Beck family finally made it official when Jeff was sworn in.  He is now a legal attorney!! Yay Jeff!

The judge signing the oath.

Next up, Thanksgiving!! Our small bird!

It was just our small group this year.  Anne, Michael, Jeff, Me and the boys. We still made all the traditional food and had a great time.

The boys had their Christmas program last week.  I took some pics and videos, but need to weed through them. :) Here they are afterwards with Grangie. They did a GREAT job.

We also did our annual trip to see Santa!! So fun!

Our cousins, Ian and Spencer, did not agree with the "fun" part.

But we all had a good time at the mall. Maybe next year?

We recently got new family pictures done.  Hopefully by now most of you have gotten our Christmas card and have seen the majority of the pictures. Email me if you'd like to have one of them (I have the rights and jpeg file of all of the pics)
Hopefully I will have time over Christmas vacation to post pictures from Christmas.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Tahoe 2012

 We had a wonderful time in Tahoe again!!

 The lake water was beautiful and clear.

 The kids had the best time hanging out with their cousins.

 Katherine, Finn, and Alexa during the Christmas card picture session we did.

Our wonderful Katrina got tee-shirts for everyone.  Team Dronenburg shirts were the envy of the lake.

 We went out to dinner the first night, what a blast.

 The real fun always begins when Katrina gets into town, and we get to have In-N-Out burger on our way back to the resort.

Nightly s'mores are the boys favorite part of the trip.

 Kristen and Justin.

 Dad is an expert at getting all the supplies ready.

 Love family fun!!

 This year we also went bowling.

 Strike, strike, strike

Such a great trip!

Denise's visit

 It's been TOOO long since we saw auntie niessy.  We were so excited when she decided to come see us.  :) Thanks to my friend Emily and her Southwest buddy passes for making this happen!! She came for a WHOLE week and we loved every minute. We wish she could have stayed longer!

 While she was here we played lazer beam obstacle course!

 And we gave the boys supplies to make a fort!

 We also went to a moms group Christmas in July party.

We had so much fun eating breakfast in our Christmas pjs.

 I've been wanting to make a tee shirt quilt for 10 years now.  I still have all my old sorority tees.  Densie and I got busy and got really far.  Now she needs to come back so I can finish. :)

After she left we headed up to Brenham to see Aunt Karen and the cousins.  We went to a nice lunch at the local airport and headed to the Blue Belle factory for ice cream afterwards. LOVE summer!

Happy 4th of JULY!

We love the 4th in TEXAS!! With the 4th being on a Wednesday, we decided to stay put and not go up to the lake house. 

The boys loved their 4th of July outfits, daddy did not and said we can't wear john-johns anymore. :(

We went over to the Schindler's house to celebrate with them and the Millers.  We had such a fun time swimming and eating.

 I went to the fireworks stand and got a bunch of sparklers and roman candles.

 Matheson with her sparkler. 

 After that the guys headed out front to light the Roman Candles..

 Then it was August's turn.

Grant ready to light some more fireworks.

 Reed ready for the show in our front drive way.

 We had fun with this saturn missle battery. 

What a great holiday!