Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
We started off at the North Pole to visit Santa. Trenton wasn't really excited about Santa Claus, but at least he didn't cry!!!
Daddy and Trenton with Jolly the Elf
Trenton was annoyed that I was interrupting the show to take a picture of him!
Did you know that penguins live in France? Neither did we! After Deck the Halls, we marched on to France to see if we could catch a glimpse of these penguins. When we arrived in France, the wait was over an hour to see the penguins, and since it was now dark and even colder, we decided that the penguins would have to wait until our next visit to Christmas town. No penguins are worth catching a cold over!!! Trenton and Daddy were able to catch a picture with the French snowman though!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Matthew and Christopher in their costumes. Matthew loved his so much that he did want to take it off for the Federico family Christmas card picture!
Jarrod's turkey frying station
Trenton & Mommy decorating turkey cookies!
Amy helping the boys with their cookies
Amy & Christopher
Story time with Mrs. Amy!Time to say bye to Samantha!
Trenton & Mommy gearing up for the Aggie game!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
So at least for now, here's Charlotte:
Saturday, November 14, 2009
We had a great time catching up with family in Farmersville. Trenton hadn't seen Nana, Papaw, Aunt Jennifer, and JJ in a while, and was really missing them. Plus, he got to meet a bunch of aunts, uncles, and cousins that he hadn't met before. He also got to meet his Nanmaw. I forgot my camera in the car that day, so I'll have to get some pictures of the two of them next time we see Nanmaw.
We were also lucky enough to get to meet Baby Karlie, the daughter of our friends Michael and Brook. Karlie was born while we were in Hillje and was about six and a half weeks early. Angels were watching over her and her mommy and they both came through the delivery like champs!
We had a wonderful time on all of our Texas adventures, but we are glad to be back in our own home. Thanks to everyone for making our trip back to Texas so very memorable!
|Family Time in Farmersville|
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Rylee loves the camera and doesn't miss many opportunities to strike a pose!!!
Playing in the closet is so much fun!
Sharing is caring!
Two heads are better than one!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Construction of the stock yards (named Union Stockyards at the time) began in 1887, a year after the railroad made its way through Fort Worth, and went into full operation in 1889. Union Stockyards was bought in 1893 for $133,333.33, and the name was changed to the Fort Worth Stockyards Company. By 1907 the Stockyard grounds included two packing plants, a livestock exchange building that was known at the time as "The Wall Street of the West," and a coliseum in addition to the multitude of livestock pens, feed barns, etc.
In 1917, during the height of the first World War, the Fort Worth Stockyards was the largest horse and mule market in the world. Military officers from Allied countries came to Fort Worth to buy animals to support their war efforts.
During World War II, the Stockyards processed 5,277,496 head of livestock making 1944 the peak year of operations for the entire history of the Stockyards. Sales began to decline after the war due to the rise of the trucking industry on America's newly paved roads. Trucks offered an advantage over the railroad in lower operating costs and greater flexibility. The market moved to the side of the shipper with the creation of local livestock auctions and feedlots. By 1969 sales had dwindled to 1,045,158 head and hit an all-time low in 1986 with 57,181 animals.
The stock yards are now run by the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Trenton and Daddy checking out the horsie.
Mommy's little cowboy
Here comes "The Herd"...the only daily cattle drive in the United States!
He didn't want them to leave!
Our little jailbird!
Trenton really got into character for our day at the Stockyards!!!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Trenton started clapping while we were in Hillje, and is getting braver and braver every day when is comes to walking around the furniture. It won't be long before he decides to let go to do some real walking! Trenton is also starting to gab a lot more. He is saying Dada now (and actually knows what it means) and is also trying to repeat a lot of our words (guess we really need to start watching what we say!) It is so much fun because every day he does something new!
Here is an album of pictures from our time in Hillje. We're now in Farmerville spending time with Jarrod's side of the family. We'll have pictures from our adventures here soon!
|Hillje - October 2009|