Thursday, January 28, 2016

SLH - 2 YEAR INTERVIEW {1/26/16}

  1. What is your favorite color?  “RED"
  2. What is your favorite toy?  "A BALL"
  3. What is your favorite fruit?  (oranges and blueberries)
  4. What is your favorite TV show?   “POOH" (Winnie the Pooh)
  5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  SANDWICH
  6. What is your favorite outfit?  "SHOES, COAT, HAT"
  7. What is your favorite game?  "HIDE-N-SEEK"
  8. What is your favorite snack?  “NUTS" (cashews)
  9. What is your favorite animal?  "A COW, MOOOO"
  10. What is your favorite song?  “HORSEY" (Old MacDonald)
  11. What is your favorite book?  “BARN" (Big Red Barn)
  12. Who is your best friend?  "CAYMAN"
  13. What is your favorite cereal?  “OATMEAL, CHEERIOS"
  14. What is your favorite thing to do outside?  (sticks)
  15. What is your favorite drink?   MILK"
  16. What is your favorite holiday?  Why?  “FOOTBALL" 
  17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  "A PILLOW"
  18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  "MILK AND NUTS"
  19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Month of Christmas and Two - DECEMBER 2015

12.2.15  Soooo...this guy showed up...without asking permission from me...  His name is "Jort"...yes, like "jean-shorts".

The 2015 Harmeling Christmas Card

12.3.15  Sawyer's first (according to many) much-needed haircut.

Lakewood tree lighting.

12.5.15  Alexis turned ONE!

12.5.15  Up and ready for's officially Christmas.

12.8.15  The Trio did Santa.

Neiman Marcus Downtown - year 5.


Thank you Morgan family for the adorable hats!  Getting a lot of compliments and wear!

BIG...and that, he is...

12.12.15  HPUMC Playgroup Play Date at the Fosters - Year 5!

ICE - Gaylord Texan - Grapevine, TX

Cayman and Sawyer didn't know they were going to see Cousins Rowan and Reed.  What. A. TREAT!

Our little German boy.

12.15.15  Mesmerized.  "9 Ladies Dancing" - Dallas Arboretum

I have always wondered how they convert those beds at the Arboretum.  It's quite impressive!  Almost every bed in the place had now less than 1 person per 4 square yards! 

12.16.15  Cayman's stage debut!  Wesley Prep Pre-K Nativity.  "Glory to God in the highest.  Good will and peace toward men."

They rocked it!  ...then Cayman really rocked it and vomited on stage..stage fright?  Maybe...she is my daughter...

This dear, sweat soul has been cleaning for us for well over 10 years. She is moving away and taking a piece of us with her. We've been through Quinceaners, losses, illness, new babies, milestone birthdays, you name it. Vicky-Tanya, we will miss your sweet treats, tamales, Spanish lessons and strong hugs...oh yes, and your cleaning too. Cheers to a new life in KS.

12.19.15  Marigold update!  Guess who we ran into at her first adoption outing!  Hoping for a fantastic forever home for this sweet girl!

Grandma visits Dallas!  Dallas Arboretum - 12 Days

Early Christmas and birthday by Grandma and Grandpa!


It's becoming a tradition.


12.21.15  Annual Christmas exchange with the Davis family.

Some Christmas art by Cayman.

Hackberry, LA sunset by Gene Staggs - PopPop and Gus' happy duck place.

12.24.15  Christmas Eve Service - HPUMC followed by our 5th family Rise No.1 tradition post-service dinner.

2015 Christmas Ornaments from Grams & PopPop (Cayman - crab, Sawyer - fox)

CEH's 2015 Christmas Ornament (loves mermaids and 1st year to snorkel)

SLH's Christmas 2015 Ornament - Little Blue Truck

Prepping for Santa's arrival.

12.25.15  Such anticipation!  Christmas morning.

Tarpon in on the action.

Cayman goes for the "pops" and Sawyer for the "foot-balll"

It began with a little rock candy toast, first stitches {5}, but brother didn't let that get in the way of a little "Santa. Hohohoo, Merry Christmas", during stitch #3...

12.26.15  Tornado December...touch down 8 miles East of us in West Rockwall.

Sadly, this was the only documentation that Mama G and Papa G joined us (all the way from Fayetteville) for a post-stitches Christmas dinner and a few more days of Christmas celebrating....maybe too much celebrating.  We love you guys so much!

12.29.15  SMU at Tulsa

We were so happy Grams and PopPop drove over from Fayetteville to help us cheer on the Ponies!

She always seems to find her stage.  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tulsa, OK

12.20.15  It was a COLD trip to Tulsa, OK.

Cayman making Sawyer a birthday card on hotel stationary.

Happy 2nd Birthday sweet, smart, handsome little man (FIRST night in a hotel...and it's a casino...quality...)

Sawyer's 2nd Birthday Party {Sawyer, Tucker Wertz, Elliott Soon, Truitt Wertz, Cayman}

"Little Blue Truck" {Hendrix Davis, Tucker Wertz, Truitt Wertz, Cayman, Sawyer, Sadie Bullion, Elliott Soon} ...WOW...that was a bluuuuue cake.

12.31.15  Birthday loot!
1.8.16 Cheating a bit and sneaking in stats.

See ya later 2015, cheers 2016...time to plan another party!  Here comes 40!


-FIRST away SMU basketball game.
- Both kids were sooooo into Christmas this year, so it was soo much fun!!!


- 12.22.15  That pesky cough finally turned into croup...
- FIRST stitches...and not our last I bet.
- FIRST SMU basketball game, away at Tulsa.
- 2nd BIRTHDAY - "Happy Birthday"is one of your favorite songs, so today was quite the treat since you could sing it to yourself over and over!  
- Such the copy cat.  Anything your sister does or says...good or fair game.  Still struggling with the words vs. whining battle, but there has been improvment.  You had an absolute ball at your party.  Just a few close friends on your birthday night