Saturday, January 5, 2013

No worries man! {Jamaica}

Patrick and I decided to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary in Jamaica this year!  It was the first time we both had been away from Parker, so we missed our little guy and thought about him lots but it was nice to have some time just to ourselves :)  Some of our good friends ended up joining us and we were so glad they did. The first few days we were there were a little rainy and we had an overcast, but we were still able to get out on the beach a little.  Had a lot of cocktails, ate some yummy food, and enjoyed the lush grounds of the resort.  It was built on the side of a hill, so we had lots of stairs to climb to get from one side of the resort to the we got a little workout in while we were there :)

We only ended up leaving the resort once to take an excursion to Dunn's River Falls.  It was a beautiful waterfall but instead of just taking pictures and going "oooo, ahhhhh", we actually started from the bottom, held each other hand in hand, and climbed up 900 ft!  It was pretty exhilarating and a little scary at times.  The Jamaicans go up and down the falls like monkeys and each morning they scrap the rocks to get rid of any algae that grew the day before.  Otherwise we would have been on our butts!

 We played a little beach volleyball, rode the catamaran and ended up seeing a huge sea turtle, went out to a nearby coral reef to do some snorkeling, and had no worries man.  Everything there was "no problem, no worries man"...I liked it!
 Our friends surprised us one night before our dinner date.  They snuck off to our room and decorated it with Christmas lights.  They had letters from all of our family members randomly placed around the room...reminiscing of their memories of our wedding day.  And to top it off they had a whole playlist going of all the songs from our wedding ceremony and reception.  It was so thoughtful and can't thank them enough.

Watching the Heisman Ceremony!!!  Way to go Johnny Football...thanks for putting the icing on our vacation!
Vacations are never long enough!  But I was really excited to come home and see Parker :)  Thanks Nana and Pops for taking care of him.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Freytag Thanksgiving 2012

The Freytag Thanksgiving got a little postponed this year due to other events.  So we actually had it the weekend after. We had to make a quick stop at Grandma and Grandpa's to see the new tractor!!  Parker loved it.

We love it out at Hackberry.  The kids can't get enough of tractor rides from Uncle Christopher and Pops.  They would be on that trailer all day if they could!  Keeps them busy though and out of our hair.  Sully had a blast as usual chasing the tractor and 3-wheeler all day every day.  It takes him about 3 full days of sleeping to recover from a weekend at Hackberry :)  He also likes to pester Sky, our pony, and chase the longhorns in the pasture.

 Here is the tractor rides.  They are pretty relaxing!

 Tickles from Nana!  Parker loves his Nana.
Aunt Kristin and Pops
Before mass at Moravia on Saturday, we headed to the Moravia winery.  It was a cute place and after a few glasses everything tastes good :) We had a blast though and it made mass way more interesting.

Aubrey, Aunt Kimmy, and Parker


Lollipops in the tub time :P

We also got to celebrate Nana and Pop's birthdays this weekend...Happy Birthday!!!  And if you noticed the pictures being a little more vibrant and clear, it's because we got a new DSLR camera.  So excited to learn how to use it and finally get some awesome pics!!  Next holiday...Christmas!!!

Elizabeth's Wedding and Parker Dancing

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I was blessed to be apart of one of my good friend's wedding.  It was in Marble Falls so since we were in the area, we thought we would make a few stops in our old stomping grounds.  We first picked up some trailer food downtown for lunch.  Then we headed to the Barton Springs park for a picnic outside.  We really wanted to take Parker on the train ride but the line was really long...booo. 

After lunch we drove up to Cedar Park and drove past our old home.  It was kind of sad...but my chrysanthemums were still blooming!  Then we made the old drive down 620, saw all the new development, drove past my old office, and then finally made it to Marble Falls.

That night we met up with everyone on the lake and had drinks and dinner.  It was a beautiful view and it was so great to catch up with everyone.  They were all of my Austin acupuncture them.  Parker loved Miss Ali! Patrick and Parker ended up going to a Christmas in the Park next door to the restaurant.  Parker got to sit on Santa's lap but wasn't too excited about it.

Forgot to mention we had Oscar and Sully with us in the hotel.  One big happy family!

Saturday was the wedding.  In the morning I went to the hall to help Elizabeth decorate.  Everything looked so wonderful and cute.  The actual ceremony was outside the building on the patio and it was a little frigid.  We were all shivering.  Once the dance started Parker had such a fun time running around with all the other kiddos, jumping off the stage, and breaking it down on the dance floor.  He even walked up to a cute little girl and gave her a kiss on the cheek. So happy for Elizabeth and Jeremy!!!

Hebert Thanksgiving 2012

Catch up time!  Like most peeps we have had a few days off at home which means I have a little down time to actually work on photo albums, clean, blog, etc, nice :)

Soooo, back to November for a little Turkey Fun.  This year we had to work around some weddings, so we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house for actual Thanksgiving.  This year Sherry made it easy on herself and everyone and we ended up going to eat at the LG country cooking and no was great!  Parker and Thomas had a great time all weekend watching the trains go by in the backyard.  What a treat for them!  They both get soooo excited when they hear one coming.  Patrick brought back memories having wagon races down the steep hill.  And of course we watched a few Christmas movies to start the season.
Dinner at the country club!

Our handsome little boy :)

Family pic

Chillin' on the tracks

Daddy to Parker up close!

Reading the Polar Express with Grandma (and pickin' our nose).