Sliding Into Summer

I'm caught up on the last two months of photographs!  This can only mean one thing -- it must be a holiday weekend. 

Happy 4th y'all. 

The Mighty Minions finished their season strong and competed in a tournament packed with academy teams.  They didn't win, but they kept all of those teams running hard.  We're very proud of this group of boys!

The Mighty Minions finished their season strong and competed in a tournament packed with academy teams.  They didn't win, but they kept all of those teams running hard.  We're very proud of this group of boys!

#dallastilidie

#dallastilidie

4th Grade Field Trip

4th Grade Field Trip

Memorial Day Weekend -- shouldn't my children be the most cooperative?  Haven't I drilled them on group photo expectations enough over the years?  Turkeys. 

Memorial Day Weekend -- shouldn't my children be the most cooperative?  Haven't I drilled them on group photo expectations enough over the years?  Turkeys. 

It's not a weekend at the lake without biscuits and gravy.

It's not a weekend at the lake without biscuits and gravy.

Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise

It's not an award-winner but all three of my babies are in one frame so I'll take it!

It's not an award-winner but all three of my babies are in one frame so I'll take it!

Watchin' 'toons.

Watchin' 'toons.

When you have 26 ears to clean, you enlist all of the help you can find.

When you have 26 ears to clean, you enlist all of the help you can find.

Driving out to Tyler to drop the big kids off for their first ever week of sleep-away camp, we stopped in Dallas for brunch at Independent Bar & Kitchen.

Driving out to Tyler to drop the big kids off for their first ever week of sleep-away camp, we stopped in Dallas for brunch at Independent Bar & Kitchen.

Ella ordered the Big Timmy which we assumed was one cinnamon roll.  And then this giant plate of gorgeousness, smothered in a browned butter bacon glaze, showed up.  The good news is that mom was there to help her out when she couldn't finish it off. 

Ella ordered the Big Timmy which we assumed was one cinnamon roll.  And then this giant plate of gorgeousness, smothered in a browned butter bacon glaze, showed up.  The good news is that mom was there to help her out when she couldn't finish it off. 

All of kids hung out windows and sun roofs on the slow drive into the camp. 

All of kids hung out windows and sun roofs on the slow drive into the camp. 

We spent a couple of hours, making beds, meeting new friends and counselors, and getting the lay of the land.  After both kids passed their swim test and we embarrassed them with final kisses, we headed back to the city to pack. For Miami!! With no kids!  (Whom we love and missed dearly every moment of our time away.)

We spent a couple of hours, making beds, meeting new friends and counselors, and getting the lay of the land.  After both kids passed their swim test and we embarrassed them with final kisses, we headed back to the city to pack.

For Miami!! With no kids!  (Whom we love and missed dearly every moment of our time away.)

By an absolute fluke of using Starwood points, booking at the last minute, and a complimentary upgrade, we ended up in this crazy suite. Our next hotel stay at the Motor Inn is going to be a real let-down. 

By an absolute fluke of using Starwood points, booking at the last minute, and a complimentary upgrade, we ended up in this crazy suite.

Our next hotel stay at the Motor Inn is going to be a real let-down.