Wednesday, February 22, 2012


January was a very fun month for us. Our neighborhood had a snow day at the park. I think James Thomas will enjoy the snow more next year but we still wanted him to try it out. So, James attempted to sled down the hill and unfortunately, he could not hold JT and the sled so they toppled over. Every time we mention snow day, James Thomas reminds us, "You dropped me, Daddy!" I don't think he will be able to milk that one much longer! We had fun playing with all our neighbors at the park and eating donuts. James Thomas' favorite part of snow day was definitely the donuts. (I think he ate three large donuts!!!)

We have been wanting to buy James Thomas a play set for a long time. We finally went out and did it and he is already making many memories. We are happy with our purchase. The rain has held us back a little but James Thomas and Lydia already call it their ship and they try and stay away from pirates!!!!

James Thomas got into my make up drawer and thought it was too funny that he painted his face!!! He is such a goober.

Last our little Baylor Bear!!! James and I bought this jersey in San Antonio when we were at the Alamo Bowl. On Super Bowl Sunday the kids wore jerseys of their favorite team. There is no doubt, THE BAYLOR BEARS, are the favorites in this house.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I have been horrible at blogging and am sad because we have been doing some really fun things. I also want to have a place where I post my pictures besides Facebook. So, I am going to do a better job and try to post twice a month. That is not too much to take on, right?????

We had a wonderful Fall and Christmas holiday. It is my favorite time of the year. 2012 is off to a great start as well. The Garretts are in a wonderful season of life right now. We have lots to be thankful for and are filled with God's love and grace. Beware there are LOTS of pictures!

October: We got to attend our 3rd annual Halloween party at the Chambers home. James and I love dressing up and it has quickly become a fun tradition. This was our first year to trick or treat and we went around our new neighborhood. James Thomas loved trick or treating with Luke and Avery. And last we had our first train accident. James Thomas is slightly obsessed with trains. I hear him screaming one afternoon and sure enough he got the train wheels stuck in his hair. I thought we were going to have to cut those curls but as I was going to get the scissors he yanked it out himself. It was a close call!!!

November: We got to kick off November with Baylor Homecoming. What a year Baylor had!!! James and I bought season tickets and had the best time watching Robert Griffin III earn his Heisman Trophy. We spent Thanksgiving in Johnson City and James Thomas got to experience his first Lights Spectacular. Johnson City does an amazing job lighting up the entire town and having lots of entertainment for the kids. The hay ride was a hit.

December: I don't even know where to start with December. I kicked off the Christmas season with a cookie exchange party at my house. The best way to describe it is to say, "It was DELICIOUS!" I hope to do it again next year. We also made many trips to the Galleria, had lots of friends over to play and craft, and baked, baked, baked, and baked some more. My dad turned 60 in December and we had a nice party for him at Cliff and Sarah's. We hosted Christmas this year at our house. James' entire family was here off and on the week of Christmas. It was special to see everyone and celebrate Jesus' birthday! We ended 2011 with a trip to San Antonio to see Baylor in the Alamo Bowl and then off to New Orleans to ring in the New Year! I did not bring my camera to New Orleans but we had a great time with the Joneses. They were so nice to invite us and let us bunk up in their hotel room!