Monday, November 26, 2012


This was our year to be with our kids for Thanmksgiving. We met at my sister-in-law's house in McKinney and had our whole family as well as hers and their dad and his wife, Bettye, and Alex's parents and her sister and fiance. It was quite a crew but we had a great time. Everyone brought food and it was wonderful and the house is suited for entertaining and the Websters are great at hosting. There were good conversations, good football (go RG III), and lots of laughter as 8 little kids ran around and filled the house with joy. We certainly had a lot to be thankful for. Enjoy the pics. Sorry but Jason and Alex arrived too late to get theirs taken.

Mary beth and Alejandro

The Marable family

Artie and Luana

The Ogden family

The Websters

Sweet cousins

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's a boy

This past Saturday Blake and Amy celebrated their 30th birthday parties (Amy 3rd, Blake 10th) and also had a reveal party so we all could know the gender of their new baby. It was a great party (that is all they know how to throw) with 50 adults and >20 kids. They have a bunch of sweet friends , not to mention a ton of family from both sides. The food, from Chuy's, was excellent and the highlight came at 7:30 when Blake cut the cake and blue, yes blue, batter appeared. There was an enormous squeel from the crowd and little tears started in Blake's eyes. It was an amazing moment. We are so thankful for the new baby and certainly would have been just as excited if it were a girl. They have two precious ones already. But it is always fun for a dad to have a boy (though I can say that I would not trade my 3 girls for anything). Enjoy the pics.