Friday, December 12, 2008

Looks like we will be sticking around!

We tracked this Wednesday, which means we got our latest training assignment! We hoped for the T-1, and we were so excited to get it! That means no changes for at least seven months, which is okay with me! We celebrated with Richard's flight before everyone took their place with their new classes, and Carter and Jeff were the only kids, so they enjoyed the spotlight! Carter even got the privilege of wearing the "Killer Bee of the Week" hat, we were so proud!! (Of course, Richard had to try it on too!)

He looks so proud!

By far, the cutest Bee of the Week!

It even has a stinger!!!

It was great, they had each student stand at attention towards the audience, and then they put a picture of the plane they would be flying on the screen behind them! I was too slow to get Richard's picture!

The Class symbols (or patches), that they wear on their flightsuits!

A Successful Family Home Evening!

Anyone who knows us very well can attest to our strong desire, but our childrens' lack of focus for successful FHE! So my sister Vanessa has been my mentor in using crafts to get the children to focus on Family Night!! This past Monday we used her idea of Button Trees for Christmas to talk to the kids about Jesus Christ, his birth, and why we celebrate! It was fabulous!! So from here on out, our house will be stocked with craft ideas... Anything to get a successful Family Home Evening!

Even Carter joined in on the button fun!
I was so proud of Richard, he never lost his patience!
Look at all those buttons!
I guess I never got a picture of the finished product, but they are super cute! Any more crafty ideas?! Send them my way!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

We are...

T-6 COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!! Richard passed his final checkride in the t-6 today, so we are halfway through the program!! Yea for him, he has worked so hard, and there were times that we thought he was out.... But he made it!! Anyhow, now we wait until Wednesday when we will find out what plane he will fly next... Most likely it will be the T-1 here at Laughlin, but we could move to Corpus Christie and fly the T-44!!! So, that's it!! He did it, three kids, a needy wife, a couple doggy fiascos and a heck of alot of faith!!!! Congrats sweetheart!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Great Corn Maze!

Being in the Military definitely has it's perks!! Like free admission to South Texas Corn maze in Beautiful Hondo, Texas!! So a couple of Saturdays ago, we packed up our car and some of our neighbors and headed on over to see just how lost we could get! Turns out a corn maze isn't the place to be on the windiest day of the year!! We ended up dirty and cold... and a little bit corny!! Get it?! Corny?!! Corn maze?!! Ahhh... Nevermind!

Kami showing off her bouning skills on the outdoor bounce floor!

Jeff... not to be outdone!

He is growing up so fast!

Just barely taller than little brother!

Those corncobs really fly with an air compressor!!

We really did get lost... Too bad we didn't have a Garmin!!!

Oklahoma City...

For Thanksgiving we went out to Dallas to visit my dad, and since we were so close to Oklahoma we thought it would be fun to visit some friends who live up there! I am a freak about national monuments, so I couldn't pass up the chance to visit the Oklahoma City Bombing memorial... It was really touching. Here are some pictures, I highly recommend it, but bring the kleenex!

The road went right up to the memorial so you couldn't miss it!

This tree was planted by Bill and Hilary Clinton in honor of those who died...

A solemn statue of Christ stands across the road... At his feet, the words "Jesus Wept"

For every person killed during the blast, there is a glass chair set out on the lawn with their name on it. The smaller chairs were for the children that were at the daycare center on the second floor of the building... Brothers and Sisters, Mothers and Fathers...

The walls represent where the building once stood... There is a time on each wall. 9:01 and 9:03, the attack came at 9:02, changing the lives of these individuals and their families forever.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tomorrow's the day...

Hey ya'll!! That's Texas for "HI"!! We just wanted to let everyone know that we are here in San Antonio for Jeff's surgery, it is tomorrow at 7:30am, and we are just hoping that it goes well and that he will not hate me forever for putting him through this!! Thank you all for your prayers and support, we will definitely post an update tomorrow to let everyone know how it went!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Is that a... a... a Fuddruckers?!!

As many of you know, one of the luxuries of living in a place like Del Rio is that we are never at a loss for a Mexican Restaurant... Although you never know if that restaurant will even still be there the next time you go! However when you feel like Mexican food will just not quench your tastebuds, no fear... There is an All-Time American Favorite only 60 miles away!!! Yes, that's right, for just an hours drive you can treat yourself to a fabulous Fuddrucker's burger and shake, and even take in a Kohl's Department Store while you are at it!! That's right people, I am talking real civilization!! So this past weekend Richard and I left our two oldest with my Grandma and Grandpa (who just randomly happen to live an hour in the other direction, which really made our trip two hours) and we went to the city! This may sound ridiculous to some of you, but seriously, Del Rio is missing a few things... Target and some real restaurants!! Carter got to come with us, and as you can see, he really enjoyed lunch there, too!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Finally, some long awaited good news!

Just a quick update... For anyone who didn't already know, Jeff has been rather unhealthy a majority of his life; ear infections, strep throat, asthma, sleepapnia... He has been diagnosed with it all. It is really hard for a mother to watch her child be so sick all the time, and this past month alone we have had so many doctor appointments, specialist appointments, sleep tests, studies... You name it!! Anyhow, we were able to get our primary physician and an ENT specialist to consent to surgery. It sounds scary to have my little big guy go into the hospital, but I think it is the right choice and the right time... So November 5th, at 7:30am Jefferson will have his tonsils removed, his adenoids removed, and a second, stronger set of tubes put into his ears! His pediatrician reassured me that he would be a new kid after this surgery... Is that good?!! Anyhow, I just wanted to share that bit of news, it is huge for me because we have really struggled with his health and anger issues (which are also supposed to lighten up after the surgery, because the dr. believes they are related to sleepapnia)... I am so scared for him to go under anesthesia, the last time he went under (for his first set of tubes) it was so sad to watch him wake up... But I think it is the right thing to do!! Right?!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Carter obviously has something on his mind!!

So to some, this video may be silly, but to a mom it is precious! Carter loves to talk... So I just had to take advantage of this adorable moment... (I know, cheesy mom talk!) Anyhow, I hope you don't mind watching the sweetest boy in the world that was born on June 20... (So I don't offend anyone who may believe that they have the sweetest boy in the world!!)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Too cute to pass up!

I just had to share these pictures of Kami, Jeff and Carter in the bath, it was really fun to watch the three of them! Jeff was really careful with Carter, except I think he squeezed a little too hard... but hey that is some brotherly love, right?!

The Best Kept Secret in Del Rio...

It's too bad for those of you that don't live here in Del Rio because you have to miss out on all of the excitement that our community has to offer... (Please notice the sarcasm dripping off that statement!)

But alas, we found a fabulous family fun center in the heart of Del Rio called... Wait, are you ready for it? BUMPY'S FAMILY FARM!

That's right folks, adventure, excitement and entertainment all rolled into one acre of dust, dirt and manure! Actually though, it was great fun! We went for a birthday party for JC, one of Kami and Jeff's bestest friends!

There was mini golf and water balloon battles and a petting zoo and a train ride and a pony!! That's right, one pony for 15 kids to ride on... You'll never guess how long that took!! Please join with me as we share the memories of the Bumpy's Family Farm!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sorry to disappoint...

Nope, no exciting news here... Although would it even be considered exciting at this point?!! I just had to see what kind of response I'd get!! Needless to say, I am not disappointed!! I do love all of you so much though, this silly question had my phone ringing all day!! LOVE IT!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

I have a question...

Do you have to stop nursing if you get pregnant?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Jeff turned three today!

I know most people are surprised when I tell them how old Jeff is, but it's true... He is barely three, as of yesterday! We celebrated with a Spiderman Party at the bowling alley, and while is was chaotic, it was a blast! He had a great time with his friends and he got to eat lots of cake, and the bowling alley even gave him a huge bowling pin piggy bank... which he slept with!!

All of the scoreboards wished him a Happy Birthday!

Some of our Spiderman guests!

His Spidey Cupcake cake!

He ended up really looking like Spiderman!

Happy Birthday to me...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

After much debate...

After days of indecision and much struggle, Richard and I have come to the conclusion that this is indeed a real smile, not just from gas or indigestion, but truly an actual smile! I know it's late, it takes a while for our children to warm up to us!! But here it is, at twelve weeks old...
Carter's First Smile!!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The boys room is complete!

So I finally have the boys room ready for show... And it only took one year! I can't believe we have been here a year already! Anyhow back on track... It's a nautical theme, and it is so sweet! Anyhow, I just had to share my excitement, so I hope you like it, and that you don't get seasick!

Jeff's Bed, of course!
Carter's side of the room!
From just inside th door, I forgot to take a picture of the dresser/changing table, it is really cute too!
Carter isn't so into his new bed... Hopefully that will change!!

Spiderman saves the day...

Thank goodness for SuperHeroes! Our Sleeping Beauty's car broke down, and ever the damsel in distress, pleaded for a Prince Charming to give her a jumpstart! While it wasn't exactly Prince Phillip that came running, Our very own Spiderman came to the rescue to offer a diagnosis! Too bad he's not The Hulk, he could have pushed the car home for me!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

And last but not least...

Only two months late (that seems to be my theme these days...) I would like to introduce Carter Quince Hunt! He is tall and skinny (just like I used to be before I had three kids!!) and the cutest thing ever!! I hope you enjoy him as much as I do!!

He's got his pirate face to match his pirate shirt!!

He's helping Daddy cheat at Go Fish!

There is nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby...

Except when he looks at you with those beautiful brand new eyes!

Important people in the life of Jefferson Hunt!

I found these pictures of Jeff with his favorite friends! I couldn't resist sharing them!

Jeff feeding his cutest cousin Abigail... She wasn't too impressed!

Okay, I actaully don't know who this girl is, but Jeff really took an interest in her!

Nicia, Alyssa and Jeff, how could he not love them?!

Jeff, Elise and Allison... His favorite girls!

Abram and Jeff... They are the LadyKillers!

Jeff and CJ... They had just gotten haircuts, I guess the big thing is blue spikes!

And of course, mommy!! I had better be one of his favorites!