Thursday, November 27, 2008


Although we didn't have an opportunity to go back to the Lone Star State for Thanksgiving, we had a wonderful time together! Jeremy and I are so very thankful for each another and the two beautiful children we adore so much! We started our Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday....Daddy took the day off and we had a great time! We began by putting our gingerbread skills to task!

$10 for flour, baking soda, ginger, and sugar!

$15 for icing, paste, and a plastic base!

A beautiful gum drop house and a smiling face.......priceless!

On Thanksgiving Day, we kicked off the day with the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade! Seeing Santa for the first time this year was quite memorable! We then proceeded to Cracker Barrel for a good Thanksgiving Day lunch! Although it wasn't Maw Maw or Mimi's cooking, it was a pretty good third...maybe forth! Regardless, the company couldn't have been better!

Rhett enjoying his own version of Turkey, Dressing, and Sweet Potatoes.....yummy!

Will after his typical chicken strips, fries, and ranch dressing....even on Thanksgiving Day!

As if you can't tell.....I do love my boys!

After lunch, we came home, took a few pictures, and put the finishing touches on our Christmas decorating!

We are very thankful for all life has so graciously offered us! Life is a true blessing each and every day! We hope you and those you love had a wonderful day! Happy Thanksgiving from the Bryan Bros!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We want to wish all of our family and friends a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We are so very thankful for all the wonderful things we have in our lives and all the blessings that have come our way! We can't wait to see you at Christmas. We love you all!

Thank you cousin Conleigh (aka Cookie) for my "Gobble til you Wobble" Thanksgiving day shirt! I love you very much......Rhett Wade!

Maw Maw Visits the Winter Wonderland!

Our gift to Maw Maw for her 60th birthday was her surprise celebration in Henderson as well as a trip to Chicago and Portage, Michigan! Needless to say, we were very excited to see Maw Maw and have her join us in the place we call home! Jeremy and I had been planning this for weeks but Will and Rhett had been anticipating her arrival for months!

The Bryan chauffeur's at your service! We're so excited you're here, Maw Maw!

A great picture of Maw Maw with "the Boys" at the Cheesecake Factory on the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago!

One of Maw Maw's biggest fans!

Another one of Maw Maw's biggest fans! Did I tell you it's been a long day?

Did anyone tell you Chicago is known as the WINDY city? Now we know why!

Back at the campfire lodge in Michigan, Maw Maw and Will enjoy making smores together on the deck!

While visiting, Maw Maw witnessed our first big snow on Sunday, November 16th! It was beautiful!

On the day of Maw Maw's departure, our trip from Portage to the Chicago O'hare airport was very interesting! I wish you could have seen the size of Maw Maw's eyes! At the southern most tip of Lake Michigan, we came across a white out and experienced more snow than Texas will see this year! Needless to say, it was an intense moment but we made it through and got Maw Maw on her plane back to God's country!

Maw Maw.....we can't tell you how much fun we had and how much we enjoyed having you visit us in Michigan! Will and Rhett were very sad to see you go but they both understand Sugar and Scruffy need you! We love you and can't wait to have you join us again! Happy 60th birthday, Maw Maw!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

60 Year Olds Rock!

The date was October 11th at approximately 5:45pm. SURPRISE!!!! These words rang out as Maw Maw opened the limo door to her 60th birthday surprise celebration! Little did she know........the entire family was present! She had no idea we had taken a flight home the day before!

The look on Maw Maw's face was priceless!

Take a look at the Bryan Three Stooges!

The loves of Maw Maw's life!

Check us out......we're on top of the world!

Maw Maw and "Bern!"

Cheers to you....Maw Maw! Happy 60th Birthday!

Did we tell you....this was our very first limo ride?

Happy Birthday Mrs. sure have nice bones!

Hurry....make a wish!

Happy 60th Birthday Maw Maw! We had a wonderful time and will never forget what this meant to you! We love you very much!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rhett's 1st - Halloween Fun 2008!

Many of you know this about me but Halloween is one of my favorite times of year! It's a time to welcome the Autumn and Fall seasons, carve jack-o-lanterns, dress-up as our favorite characters, and eat lots of great candy! This year was no different.....we had a busy but wonderful Halloween!

A week or two before Halloween, we attended the annual Zoo Boo held at Binder Zoo in Battle Creek, Michigan! Although most of the animals had resorted to hibernating in preparation for the blistering winter, we still had a great time and both Jeremy and I enjoyed watching Will and Rhett have fun!

Harry with one of his wizardly insect friends!

Rhett "the Lion" felt right at home at Binder Zoo! ROAR!

He inherited this incredible lion costume from big brother! Sandy Inscore's mother, Louise, custom made this just for Will in 2003!

Halloween day was full of excitement, fun, and a day of festivities!

Rhett underwent his 9-month check-up and both received flu shots! What a way to kick-off the Halloween fun!

Harry on his way to Hogwart's School!

More Halloween fun at Kindergarten!

A Woodland's Elementary parade of super heroes, wizards, and villains!

After a school day of fun, the excitement followed us to our house for friends, pizza, and smores on the fire pit before a night of trick-or-treating!

Now it's time for a little Trick-or-Treat fun!

Now you see his beautiful blue eyes!

Now you don't!

The Lion sleeps tonight!

Will's Midnight Halloween party with Ethan, Avery, and family! More smores, fellowship, and good times!

Will and Ethan! Would you like another smore:)?

Bethany and Avery! Is it bedtime yet?

Good night....over and out!

We hope you and your family had a wonderful and safe Halloween! Until next year!