Saturday, November 12, 2011

Our last few days in SA

The last few nights we have been pulling out the couch bed to relax in the evening. It is much more comfortable than sitting on the couch and all three of us can stretch out. I wish we would have started doing this in July when we got here!

Thursday Rosario (my Bible study leader and lady that invited me to PWOC) had our group over for a fellowship brunch. It was great time of just hanging out and spending time together. She is an AMAZING woman of God and I have been so inspired by her. I will miss her and all of the PWOC ladies so much!

Thursday night we went to dinner with our old TLF neighbors Noel, Ann and Tandy (who have become great friends to us during our time here) at Texas Roadhouse.

Cole loved eating the peanuts and I loved that I didn't have to clean up the mess! :-)

Cole and Thandiwe. She is the sweetest little girl!

Cole and his dad playing Superman football. His bicycle helmet was a substitute for his football helmet that is in storage.

So cute!

Friday morning we had pictures made by the T-38. I'm hoping the photographer got some good ones and I can use them for our Christmas card. We haven't had jet photos take in years!

Friday afternoon we made our last trip to the SA Zoo. We bought a membership when we got here and we have more than gotten our money's worth out of it!

Cole wanted to wear his rain boots and panther mask to the zoo...I didn't object! :-)

Sitting on the hippo.

Cole's first ever picture he has taken that actually turned out. He did pretty good!

And this morning he worked on writing his letters and numbers. I was pretty impressed by his work...I think it's good for a 3 year old! Oh, and he took this picture too! :-)

Cole and I head out to Mississippi in the morning. The car is all packed up and ready to go! Jonathan should have his check ride on Thursday and then head out on Friday. I am praying everything goes smoothly on his end and our end!

We have had a great time the last 4 months here in San Antonio. We have been blessed by some great people and have nothing but wonderful memories to take with us!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


We have had another fun weekend! Friday I snapped a few pics of Cole before we headed out for the day. I played around with the colors using the software on our Mac.

Friday night we went to Bigz Burger Joint that was recommended to us as a family friendly place to eat. They have lots of seating outside and a huge turf "field" where the kids can run and play. Everyone brings their owns balls and has a good time. Such a great business idea, especially in Texas where the weather is pretty nice all year round.

And the burger was delicious too!

Saturday we went to a German festival in New Braunfels called Wurstfest. We had fun, but there was a bit too many people there for my liking. The older I get, the less I like big crowds!

Heading in.

We bought Cole a wristband so he could ride the rides as many times as he wanted.

And we got some German food! A pig in a blanket for Cole and I.

And bratwurst, kraut and beans for Jonathan.

After we left there we headed home to watch the big game. It was a disappointing loss for our team, but life goes on!

One more week and Cole and I are outta here...with Jonathan to follow a few days later! Woo hoo! :-)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Trick or Treat

For Halloween we started out at our church's Fall Family Festival. This is a huge event they have every year so we got there early in attempt to beat the crowds.

Cole and Tandy before we headed to the church.

They had tons of games, as well as food, bounce houses, pony rides, petting zoo and train rides.

After we left the church we went back to the base and met up with some friends to trick or treat with. This was our first time trick or treating on base and it was crazy! There were tons of people, but it was alot of fun. Cole got way too much candy, but surprisingly he really hasn't asked for much of it. Now if I can just stay out of it! :-)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Busy Weekend

We had a great (and busy) weekend! Friday started off with gymnastics for Cole and then lunch at McDonald's with our friends Ann and her daughter Tandy.

After lunch Tandy came back to our place for a bit while her mom had a meeting. These two love to color so they have fun together.

Friday night we went to a birthday dinner with Ann, Tandy and Noel to celebrate Noel's birthday. hats and all!

After dinner we went to military appreciation night of the air show.

Saturday morning we got up and helped our Sunday School group clean up a local park. It was chilly that morning so we were all bundled up!

Enjoying our picnic lunch after the clean up efforts.

Then Saturday afternoon we had a birthday party for one of Cole's classmates. It was at a bounce house place and Cole had a blast!

It was Mickey Mouse theme and I just thought everything was so cute.

And then Sunday after church we went back to the air show. The Blue Angels were flying and I really wanted to see them.

Cole and Jonathan checking our the T-38...Jonathan's current plane he is flying.

Watching the was LOUD!

Cole fell asleep watching the loud does that happen? This kid will sleep anywhere if he is tired!

The Blue Angels! They are AWESOME!

Enjoying our snow cone!

I finished off the weekend by attending a baby shower Sunday night for a couple in our Sunday School class who just adopted a 5 month old baby girl. I didn't get any pictures, but I felt blessed to be a part of this after hearing their long battle with infertility and adoption.