Life Lately

As usual, I need another weekend….that one went by way too fast. To say we went non-stop over the Thanksgiving break would be an understatement. It all started the weekend before when we welcomed a new nephew into the world. I’ll let my brother and sister-in-law be the first to share pictures, but we are absolutely in love with Knox Griffin. We went to Lubbock to meet him and then back to my parents’ for a few days with the rest of the cousins! PB acts so grown up when he’s around the rest of the crew. I think he needs to go stay with all of them for about a month, so they can teach him to talk!


I know I already posted pics of the kids in their Thanksgiving clothes, but here are some outtakes from our Thursday morning photo shoot. Since the kids were dressed up, I decided to take them to a friend’s house for some pictures. Our friend’s mom has the most amazing backyard with tons of pumpkins and fall flowers. Well, like any other time I bring the camera out – they did NOT perform. PB was more concerned with showing us his belly button than smiling for the camera!IMG_6847

After a quick and chaotic Thanksgiving lunch, Mdub and I loaded up and headed to Austin for the Tech – UT football game. We left the kids in Dallas so that we could enjoy a relaxing night away – yeah right! Hello, football games are never relaxing. We should know after 11 years of attending this game together that we should NOT sit together. It’s all fun and games until someone loses, and I’m proud to say, this was the first time since we’ve known each other that Tech has won IN Austin. It was a rainy and messy game, but we stuck it out till the end! 

On Friday morning, I woke up super early to hit a few sales, and then we made the 4.5 hour drive back to Dallas (because of crazy traffic). We picked up the kids, decorated the Walther Christmas tree, and then got home way past bedtime with two exhausted kiddos. Everyone slept perfect Friday night, which was much needed. On Saturday morning, who would have thought – another football game. UMHB is in the playoffs, and it was possibly the last game that will be played in Belton. All the other games will be road games, so we wanted to watch Baylor (my cousin) play one last time this year. It was freezing cold! It rained on us the entire way down, but thankfully, our seats were covered. The kids didn’t seem to mind the cold, and the CRU came out with a WIN. They play next weekend in Portland, OR – I don’t think we’ll be dragging two kids to that game. The game was over early, we were headed home  in time to get our own Christmas decor out, and then bam. We had major car trouble. What was supposed to be a 2 hour drive home turned into 7.5 hour trip complete with a tow truck, and my father-in-law having to come get us. Not how we intended our Saturday ending. Good Luck Bay -we love #32!!!


 After church on Sunday, we finally got our Christmas decorations out of the attic. It took a little longer than normal putting it all up this year with two little helpers! 

We had a crazy, busy, random Thanksgiving filled with lots of family and football. In our family, we wouldn’t have it any other way!

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