Friday, December 31, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy 2011!!

Well, I thought I ought to get one last blog in before 2011, so there's nothing like waiting until the last minute! We had a wonderful Christmas with Bree and Hunter at home, as well as my mom and Wayne visiting for a few days. We have so much to be thankful for! My mom made Hunter this t-shirt quilt from all his old soccer and high school shirts. I think he loves it :)

Here's the crazy Stewart kids together again! (notice Rich's head looks like an alien coming out of Hunter's stomach)

We ate WAY too much, but you can never have enough popcorn.

Wayne got us all these punch balloons and we had tons of fun with them. I think they might be a new tradition. Speaking of traditions, if you want to see this year's run through the wrapping paper, check out Hunter's blog (to the right). He also has a sweet video of us all freaking out with our punch balloons. We are always so amused by the simplest of things :)

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Soccer Time!

Well, it has been 7 months since anyone around here has played soccer (this doesn't include Hunter at BYU) and High School soccer is now in full swing. Savannah plays on JV and Varsity for Comeaux High. She had a tournament near New Orleans this weekend and played FIVE games in one day!! (3 JV and 2 Varsity) The really cool thing is that she scored the winning (and ONLY) goal against the first team that Varsity played. I guess she hasn't lost her touch :) Her JV team played all varsity teams from other schools and didn't win any games, but her Varsity team won two and tied one. By the time this tournament was over, she had bruises, scrapes and very sore muscles. We are proud of our tough little girl!

Height disadvantage ?!!

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What are you thankful for?

There really is SO much to be thankful for and the blessings were really overflowing this Thanksgiving! I didn't think we'd spend it in Destin this year and I didn't think we'd spend it with Hunter and Bree, but one morning I couldn't stand the thought of missing out on both these things and the kids flew home and we were off to Florida once again! This sunset is crazy beautiful and just reminds me to be thankful.

We took some family pics on the beach and this was one of my personal faves.

Another personal favorite :)

The weather was so incredible this year that we didn't have our Thanksgiving dinner until it was dark. I'm always thankful for the food, too!

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More Destin Pics

Hunter got to see his buddy Clayton while we were there.

This is what we ate for lunch on Thanksgiving because it was WAY too nice outside to be indoors cooking! (I don't recommend Whataburger, but it was the ONLY place open)

Sav got a haircut! I think Bree should open a Salon on the beach :)

My girls duped me yet again to go shopping on Black Friday- it's fun to spend time with them, though!

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And more Destin pics

This storm rolled in one afternoon- a view from our balcony.

My cute/crazy girls on the beach :)

Hunter pretending to eat a nasty jellyfish we found.

Rich and Jill out for a morning walk.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween

Well, what do you do when your kids are too old for you to dress up for Halloween? Dress up yourself! :)
Rich and I had tons of fun at a Halloween party this year playing our alter-egos. Please enjoy the pictures below.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Little Brother

A couple weeks ago my little brother came to visit because he had a work conference in New Orleans. This was his first time in Louisiana so we had to show him what we do for fun :)

We wrestle alligators! We actually went on a swamp tour at Lake Martin and our guide caught this alligator that we all got to hold. (Well, maybe I didn't hold it, but I touched it ) It bit some old dude's finger when he tried to hold it.

We eat hot stuff! We went to the Tabasco Factory where Rich and Rendell posed with this hot pepper eating fish statue.

We drive old man creeper cars! Not really- but this is what the rental car place gave Rendell to drive! Savannah said it looked like a creeper car so she sat in the roomy trunk to prove it. We ate some good old Cajun Food and had a great visit. We love to have visitors :)

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Halloween Project

Since it's just the three of us at home these days, we decided to spend some quality time together on a Halloween project. Rich is really getting into it :)

Sav and I sampled the frosting.

Here's the finished project- good thing it's suppose to be a SCARY house!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Start spreadin' the news. . . . .

So it's been awhile since we've posted anything on the old blog, but not a whole heckuva lot had been going on with the Stewarts. (Actually, Hunter and Bree have been pretty busy, but you'll have to check out Bree's blog to see what they're up to these days) Rich and I recently took a trip to. . . you guessed it. . . New York! One of my favorite places on the planet :) We met my mom and her husband, Wayne - who had never been there before- and crammed all kinds of fun into a long weekend. This picture is the view from our awesome hotel room smack dab inthe middle of Times Square.

We happened to find this restaurant where they filmed Seinfeld and decided we had to eat there. Once inside, we realized they only used the outside for the show. The inside was way smaller and looked nothing like the inside of the restaurant on the show.

Of course, this is my main reason for going to New York City- to see the EXCELLENT theatre!! We went to a show every night we were there, plus a spur of the moment matinee. Besides this show, we saw Mary Poppins, Promises, Promises, and Billy Elliot.

Here we are at the Top of the Rock observation deck. You can see Central Park in the background. This was a really cool view of the whole island. We also made it to the Statue of Liberty and a two day double decker bus tour all over the city. We were able to see quite a bit during our short stay. I'm already wanting to go back :)

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Rock on

This is where we spent Saturday night of Labor Day Weekend! Thanks to my brother-in-law Dave, we were treated to an awesome concert with AMAZING lighting! He has been on tour with Creed and their last stop was in the Woodlands (near Houston) so we drove over. He has been their lighting designer and let me tell you, he is excellent at his job! These pictures don't really do it justice, but I thought I'd post a few anyway. We got to sit by Dave in the light booth (along with the lead singer's family) so we had the best seats in the house. We also got to see the sound check with the band earlier in the day. Pretty cool stuff-

Savannah brought her friend Kasie and they look like a couple of groupies waiting outside the gates for Dave to let us in for the Sound Check party.

Here we are with Dave- He is married to my sister Jennifer. Thanks, Dave, for a great experience!!!!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Back to School!

Savannah started her first year in high school on August 12th. I'm feeling sooooooo old! It's hard to believe we will have two in college and only one at home now. It's fun to see what life is bringing for my kids, but weird at the same time. It just doesn't seem that long ago when I was in college.

Sav had her ears pierced when she was about 5 years old and was playing soccer. She had to take her earrings out to play and I wasn't there to do it. Rich tried to take them out and made her ears bleed so she wouldn't put them back in after that. Well . . . all these years later she finally decided to have them pierced again.

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