Monday, September 7, 2009

Sea World Vacation


We had another fantastic time in San Antonio visiting Sea World! We all LOVE going to see the shows and go on some rides. We enjoy being able to visit with our friend Chuck who is so awesome to allow the girls (and us) to have the experience of touching the whales! What an amazing opportunity for the girls to learn about the beluga whales in a way that really brings them to life! Thanks Chuck! It was a weekend filled with lots of laughs, making somores and just hanging out together! Some of the best times and I'll cherish them forever!!! Hope everyone had a great labor day weekend as well.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Go Big Red!!!!


Today is wear your favorite team shirt day at Sydney's school - thanks to Aunt Jill for getting her this great Nebraska Husker's jersey!!! She loves it!


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Monday, August 31, 2009

Howdy Friend Day!

Today was "Howdy Friend" day at Sydney's school so they were asked to dress like cowgirls and cowboys! She wanted a pink cowgirl had but, no need for cowgirl boots (thankfully because I didn't have either). She had a great time! I happend to see her teacher tonight and she told me that Sydney wore her hat all day! What fun. Sydney is really enjoying school and I think is starting to make some new friends too!
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Monday, August 24, 2009


Our first arrival at school.....believe it or not when we were done taking this there was a line forming of parents wanting the same thing! Cute!

One last hug for Mommy! Sydney was more than fine being there!
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1st Day of Kindergarten.....


I can't believe that my little girl is already off to Kindergarten! I know that many of my friends have already gone thru this and more with their kids...some even going off to college this year! It was a great morning walking her to school. Samantha was great too...although she wasn't very happy with her outfit today - she said it was plain! She's now wearing a uniform being in the big kid class at her school. My little "fashionista" is going to have some challenges the next 2 years I think. I promised her I would let her wear fancy socks and fun hair bows! Not sure that is going to fix it but, it's all I can do for now! I'm anxiously waiting to go pick up Sydney and hear all about her first day! Yes, I took today off work - just too much to get packed in today.


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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ready, Set, Go....

Well, the cleaning is done, the food has been bought - now the waiting for Neal's family to arrive. it's going to be a very busy weekend around here! 14 Gibbs all together in one place...what fun! We'll be bom barding the Arboretum for some family pictures, Six Flags for some screams and roars and hanging in the pool and bbq in the back yard. I just wish it was a few degrees cooler!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sydney's 5!!!














Wow - how fast time goes by! Sydney turned 5 on Saturday and had a blast with her friends! All she asked for was a pony ride for her party...well, she and her friends had 2 ponies for 2 hours and did those ponies ever work!! She is still saying thank you for a great day! She's grown up so fast now that she knows she is 5! Today she asked me when she gets to ride in the way back of our suburban. When I told her not for a while she said, maybe when I'm 10! So, all day she's talking about things she can do when she's 10! Wow, she's not even been 5 for 24 hours and she's ready to move on. Not me! She also swam the length of our pool tonight without stopping to "rest"! That was fun to watch...to see the excitement in her eyes was priceless. She's also working on her handstands under the water - ofcourse makes mom nervous but, I guess I'd better get used to that one! Sydney Grace - I love you more than I ever thought I could! May God protect you all the days of your life and you always keep Him close! I love you sugars! Mommy.







Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I love surprises!!!!

I know it's been a super long time since I've posted something...sorry - things have been really busy! Tonight was no different considering that I'm just getting home and yes, it's 11:30 pm and it's a "school night"!!! Neal totally surprised me with a date night! i love him!!!!
He took me to a really nice dinner at Sambuca downtown Dallas and then we went on to the Magestic Theater to listen to Bryan Adams!!!! I love him too!! :) We sat in the 4th row from the front - AWESOME!!! He was singing w/just his gutair and on some songs a piano - AMAZING! I'll upload some video's tomorrow - off to bed! Tomorrow is going to be a really long day!

LOVE you Neal!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Samantha's favorite ride!

So, if you ask Samantha what her favorite ride was at Disney World she would definately tell you it's the tea cup ride....I think these pictures proove it! I took these while her and I were on the ride....totally spinning! It was such a great time! The last picture is actually of Sydney and Aunt Jill over there somewhere! I kept trying to catch them.....



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Disney Magic

A few weeks ago we had the vacation of a lifetime! A week long trip to Disney World! It was the most fun that we've had in a very long time! We went to every park, the girls saw nearly every character & princess along with photos & autographs too! Grandma & Grandpa joined us along with Aunt Jill. We had so much fun and we can't wait to go back. I'll post more pictures but thought I'd better get something online since it's been nearly a month! Believe it or not we just returned from a fun holiday weekend down in San Antonio and spent two days at Sea World. It was a blast too...the girls love Shamu and the Beluga whales!
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Day 1 - Epcot


Epcot had way more to offer than any of us realized - we had a great time. They had a flower festival going on so lots and lots of gardens to enjoy! Here you see Sydney and Samantha hanging with Grandma & Grandpa a bit.....
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Disney World.....Magic!

Here the girls are all set on the plane ready to go to Disney World! They were very excited and really had no idea what they were in for.
So, trying a new way to upload pictures so, there is probably going to be quite a few "postings" that you'll get to look at inorder to do this faster....bear with me! :) Enjoy our trip to Disney - we did!
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Monday, April 27, 2009

Jesus is alive

I caught Samantha singing this cute little song she either learned at Sunday School or made up....so cute! Then ofcourse needed to get her to sing it again.....
Enjoy!
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Samantha











Our "baby" Samantha isn't a baby any more! She turned 3 years old last weekend and boy has she grown up fast! We had a few last min. party changes due to weather but, the kids definately didn't mind...they all got to spend 2 hours at McDonalds! It all turned out fine and everyone had fun! Enjoy the pictures...happy birthday little girl!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sorry I've been away for so long!








Well, our computer had a terrible virus and we were without each other for more than a week! Thanks to Norm we are not only back up and running but, running better than ever! Whew. So, now the big job of where to begin! Not only have I missed Easter but, also Samantha's birthday! So, I'll start with Easter. I took Good Friday "off work" even though I had to go in and work for a few hours in the morning. So, Sydney and Samantha were invited to join the Beall's on a field trip to the Dallas zoo! Everyone had a great time! Saturday we went downtown Plano for a family Easter event. The girls had a great time seeing the Easter Bunny, Samantha did an egg hunt with Ryanne and Elorah. The girls and I made two of Great Grandma's "Lamb" cakes. She used to make them for kids 1st birthday's and Easter. We shared one of the cakes with Mimi Dottie & Papa Larry for their Easter desert. Easter morning brought the Easter bunny hiding eggs (inside this year due to the rain...bummer). We then went to church where there was an amazing cross that was being filled with fresh flowers by all the kids. After church we all went to Aunt Jill's....The Beall's joined us too which was extra great!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

So much to say, so little time




View from our room....AMAZING!!!

Me, Sarah & Kelly...love you!!!




I know it's been a while since I've updated
everyone one the Gibbs Girls and all our adventures! Recently I had an adventure that was all my own! Yes, last weekend I flew to Palm Beach, FL to spend the weekend with two of my very best friends from St. Louis! We figured out that we've known each other for 14 years! We couldn't believe it. It had been 5 years (atleast) since I'd seen Sarah and Kelly and I did have the chance to hang out just last year while she lived in New Orleans. We had a wonderful time - we only left the hotel once on Sunday afternoon to cross the street to get some ice cream...not that this hotel (Yes, I was very spoiled and we stayed at the Ritz) didn't have any ice cream! :) We spend most all day laying out at the pool and walking the beach. By Sunday everyone was asking me if I knew how red I was...one person made Kelly and I feel so guilty while walking along the beach that we turned around to head back to the hotel! Crazy. It was so great to spend uninterrupted time with them to just get caught up on life and hang out. It was something that I really needed. I was happy to get back home and see my girls and Neal too ofcourse! :) Love you Sarah & Kelly thanks for a wonderful weekend! Can't wait till next time!