Friday, February 4, 2011

Winter Wonderland

This week has been very unusual for Dallas. We were hit by a massive ice storm on Monday night that left around an inch of solid ice on all the streets. The temperature dropped to the teens, so the ice was there to stay! All schools were cancelled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday due to ice.

Just when we thought it would start to melt...snow hit! Lots of it. We got at least 6 inches at our house in Plano. Another day off of school and Jay's office was closed too!

We had a lot of snow last year, but no where near the amount we got today! We took Bella out to play and she had a blast.

Mommy and Daddy had a pretty good time too...

Now we are waiting for it to melt so we can get out of the house!!

More soon.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Away we go!

Bella and I spent a little over a week in El Paso in mid-December. It was so great for Bella to spend time with her Mimi, Zayde, Aunt Amy, Paddy, Nana, Papa & Nonnie.

Aunt Amy graduated from UTEP and Mimi & Zayde threw her a party. Bella was the belle of the party.

We spent a lot of time with the family while we were there. One day, Amy & Paddy took us to the El Paso Zoo. Bella loved it. It was a much different zoo from when Mommy was a kid!

All in all, it was a really fun trip with lots of fun times with family. We can't wait to go back!

More later!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Come Sail Away...

Last week, we went on a cruise to Key West and the Bahamas with the Singleton Family - Grandy & Grandpa and Aunt Karen & Uncle Lynn. It was really a great escape for a week and lots of fun.

Bella had a great time with her grandparents. They spoiled her rotten!

In Key West, we went to an awesome Butterfly Conservatory. If you are ever there, we highly recommend it. There were TONS of butterflies, birds and flowers. They said that if a butterfly landed on you, it was good luck. I hope this is true because the landed on all 3 of us!

In Freeport, we spent some time at a beautiful beach. Bella was a little nervous at first, but really got into it after a little while! She was jumping in the water and making sandcastles before we knew it!

Here are a few pictures of Bella just having fun.

We did so much more including a submarine ride in Nassau, bus tours, swimming, etc. To see all of the pictures, click here.

More to come later!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Last week, I lost my grandfather and Bella lost one of her great-grandfathers. Poppy (Ken Given) you were a great man and are already sorely missed.

We love you.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Pastries, Pumpkins and Prarie Wagons

We had a very fun and full day for Bella's 2nd birthday. We started the day with special birthday donuts.

After breakfast, we took her to the Dallas Arboretum. They have an amazing pumpkin festival every fall. She had a blast with all of the pumpkins.

Her favorite part of the whole Arboretum was the area called Prairie Town. This area has all types of houses from prairie times. There was a covered wagon that Bella was crazy about!

More to come later!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Party Time! Excellent!

This past weekend, we celebrated Bella's birthday (which is actually this Thursday) with a party and an awesome visit from Mimi, Zayde and Aunt Amy.

She started off the weekend by spending quality time with Mimi, doing what she loves most...reading.

Saturday was party day! We had the party at a park in our neighbor hood that has a great playground. We had lunch and a really fun craft station where the kids (and some adults) could decorate buckets for Halloween.

(BTW - we got the delicious cupcakes from a great kid, Brian, who is having a virtual bake sale with all proceeds going to end childhood hunger. Check out his website here.)

Bella got some amazing presents from her friends and we thank them all!

Until next time!
The Singleton Family

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fun with Friends!

Bella has had a lot of fun with her friends are some pics!

Bella & Shane

Bella & Ella

Ella, Alexa & Bella

Elliott, LD, Grayson, Catie & Bella

She is so lucky to have such good friends in her life!!

The Singleton Family