Friday, July 29, 2011

Family Reunion

While we were in California we attended the Bentley Family Reunion.  My Memaw was a Bentley.  Actually the main reason we went to CA was for the reunion I just threw in all the extra fun stuff. We had our reunion at Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara.  It was absolutely beautiful!!  We had 2 days to play at the beach and my boys loved it.

It was great to see all the family again.  It had been 11 years since the last reunion.  Corbin was 2 months old, it was in August 2000 in Gainesville, TX and it was 105 degrees!  Santa Barbara was much better. Nice breeze and temperatures in the 70's!!  Shane and I said we would go to the next reunion if it was in Santa Barbara again!!

This is a picture of my Memaw with her parents and siblings.  Memaw is on the top row, far left. She passed away May 25, 1991,  the day after I graduated from high school.

The boys drug up all kinds of sea weed and other stuff.  They had a huge pile.

Here is my little family with an extra boy, Zach.  Corbin had been playing with Zach all day and when we went for a walk on the pier and had our family picture made he just jumped right in.  I wasn't even sure he was part of our reunion family!  But, he is!!
 This is Memaw's family that was at the reunion.  They took pictures of each family group from each of the siblings.
 The boys and Shane dug out the holes for the boys to sit in!
Our little family enjoying the day!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Disneyland 2011

For our vacation this year we went to California!  The boys were excited about Disneyland and the beach.  Shane and I were excited about the cooler temperatures.  It was wonderful all the way around. We left here at 5:30 AM on July 13 for DFW.  This would be the boys first time to fly.  They were totally pumped and I was a nervous wreck!  It was so fun to watch the expressions on their faces when we were lifting off.  Carson's smile was so big and as soon as we lifted off the ground he said,"we're in the air, we're in the air!!"

Watching the planes before lift off!!

The next day we went to Disneyland ALL DAY LONG!!  We left around 8:00 that morning and came back to crash at 11:30 that night.  This was the first time the boys would ride a roller coaster.  Of course my guys loved it !!  The faster the better. When we came off the first fast ride I heard," That was awesome", "It will take your breath away!" And they were laughing the whole time! We did have a few time of whiney but for the most part it was good.

 We went to Downtown Disney the night before.  Lots of fun shops and food!  Just outside the gates.

   This was at the Lego store in Downtown Disney.

Corbin riding with Pawpaw, Carson with Nonnie on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!!!

The whole gang!  We were so happy that Nonnie, Pawpaw, Aunt Robin and Uncle Mikey went with us!!

On Friday morning we got up a little later and headed for HOLLYWOOD!  We weren't sure what we were going to do when we got there but we were going.  We stopped on Hollywood BLVD and saw all the stars on sidewalk, we drove past the Kodak Theater and saw the big Hollywood sign on the hill.  Shane had the camera to take pictures of the stars and other things.  We weren't there long because little guy was so tired and not in the mood to walk.  We got back in the car and headed for Santa Barbara!!

Under the smoke shop sign it says "We are glass blowers."  Shane thought that was funny!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Big Brother Corbin

Corbin is 10 years old and this past year has really stepped into the Big Brother role.  He makes me so proud.  Here are a few things I have taken note of the last few months.

*You are a very good swimmer.
*Helped Cannon to learn to swim  last summer.
*Holds Cannon when he starts to fall behind.
*Concerned about your brothers feelings.
*Likes to hunt and shoot guns.
*Likes the Texas Longhorns.
*Wants to be involved in all sports.
*Questions everything.  In a good way.
*Likes to talk politics, and that makes your Dad very happy.
*You will always be the first to bring Jesus into a conversation.  You have no doubt who Jesus is and what he does for us.

Corbin I love you sweet boy!!

Carrying your brother through the mall.
At your first Texas Rangers Game!

Christmas in Granbury!
Playing Chess at the Austin Children's Muesem.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


The boys are out of school today for a snow day and I am so happy that Shane stayed home with us. He makes it so much fun. Th guys were out early getting the 4-wheeler and sled ready for the day. I was sure to say thank you to God for sending the snow. I have been praying for snow for a while now. He always answers. I love the beauty of the snow and the time I get to spend with all my guys!

The boys having a snow ball fight. Corbin is a Star Wars guy!

Shane helping Cannon paint his car.