Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"hey little lady"

that was what my grandfather, or "Paw Paw," was known for saying to us girls. i guess with four children, six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren it was hard to remember names!

he passed away on sunday evening, but to a secure place at the feet of Jesus, his new found savior as of this year! Thank you LORD!

the kids and i were able to visit with him just three weeks ago and enjoyed our time very much. he was amazed at caleb's ability to put everything on his plate in his mouth at one time and allie kept him on the toes by moving from one place to another the entire time.
we will be celebrating Joe P. Cain's life on Thursday morning at 11 in houston. He will be buried sometime next week. please join us in lifting up his wife Merlene, or "Gran" as we call her, as she puts her husband to rest!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

recent pictures

hey friends! well, camp is over and we've pretty much checked out of anything that isn't centered around family time. we took the kids to the water park and a small movie theater... they loved those two days. and lance has been working on a big girl bed for allie. it looks amazing and i'll post pics soon. allie keeps telling her daddy to get back in there and work on it. HA!

our second half nanny, amanda, took lots of pics of the kids the last two weeks of camp and i thought i would share them. amanda gets all the credit and is even in several of them (thanks girl!)

we love you all and hope to play catch up on all our relationships now that camp is officially over!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

get away to dallas!

pine cove gave lance and i an amazing present. they gave us an all expenses paid one night get away to dallas. that may not seem like a big deal to some, but to those that know summer camp... you get it!! it was wonderful!

the excitement began right away with lance finally finding a wii for sale at a best buy in rockwall. we rushed straight there, gift cards in hand, ran in and got the next to last one! he has been waiting for months to get this!

we then checked into our hotel and promptly headed to the galleria where upon finding one of my ultimate favorites... antie anne's pretzels!!! i shared a little with lance!

we shopped till the mall closed and then headed to dinner at papadeux seafood restaurant. we stuffed ourselves silly having an appetizer, salad, and an entree! yummy!
since we closed the mall and the restaurant down.... we were exhausted and choose the time below to roll out of bed and begin our day. this was probably my favorite part of the trip!

continuing with the "we don't have kids and can do anything we want to" mentality, we went to breakfast at 11! if you've never heard of the original house of pancakes... i think my plate says it all! delicious!
we spent the rest of the day touring ikea and getting ideas for fitting three kids and two adults in the space the Lord has given us. However, we ended the day at the cheesecake factory for an early dinner!
we threw ourselves into the car... fat and happy. this is what the backseat looked like as we drove away. it was so fun to use all the gift cards that we had been storing up!
however, all good things must come to an end and rather than ending with falling into our beds... it ended with an engine that would not start! that is a different story, but here is a picture of our car being towed!
i would like to add that the Lord always knows best... because of the timing of this unforeseen and unwanted circumstance - our warranty (which will expire in just a few hundred miles) covered every penny!

The Sisco family is getting bigger and BETTER!

lance's little brother got married last week! we were able to fly to Amarillo for the day and be there for all of it!
here is a family picture prewedding....

lance and i waiting for the wedding to begin. it took place in at the beautiful botanical gardens.
here are hannah and kent exchanging vows in front of the waterfall while mason (her 3 1/2 year old son) waits very patiently! don't tell them, but he stole the show.... sooo cute! the wedding was so simple and just perfect.
the garden was perfect for all the pictures afterward. don't they make a great family! we're soo happy for them!
the happy, and might i add... adorable couple!
allie and caleb's newest cousin.... mason! i hope he teaches them how to stand still and smile for pictures!
congrats to the newest siscos... we are looking forward to having LOTS of crazy family moments and building a lifetime of memories with you!

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