Tuesday, 24 July 2012

ABQ - new home, sweet home

We arrived in Albuquerque, NM in early July, closed on our house, renovated it, and will be moving in next week finally!  We love the city and area though--beautiful mountains, fabulous dry, clear, cooler-than-TX-and-AL weather (although still considered desert), and no bugs!  Come visit - the photos is the view from our master bedroom!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

ACSC started ... and now ACSC is over.  Its been a crazy, wild, tough, amazing year of school, kids, activities, travel, challenges, new beginnings, friends, and family.  Have updated our photos on the right column which tells all our stories from the year.  As we head out to Albuquerque, NM, this month for our next adventure, I hope to be a better blogger!!

Friday, 30 September 2011

Recent video of our growing girl!




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Kate and Daddy, having a little conversation about puddles and Elmo!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Alabama Livin'!

The big kids all dressed up for a night on the town


Beth and Pete, back in "college"




Beth with her friends Amy and Mary Scott in Huntsville, AL...and all 7 of our kiddos!


















The kids with their Uncle Matt in Florida!












Chillin' on the beach with our Texas friends, the Whites



Jackson and Rix, best buds reunited!



Grandma came to visit!!!



With all the Alabama Stracke/Dicus cousins!



My superkids, headed to our neighborhood pool!



Well, we made the move to Montgomery, Alabama the end of July and have been going full-throttle ever since with school for all four Horines (Jackson and Kate in their new school, Beth and Pete at Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base). We love our new house, neighborhood, pool, activities and friends. From visiting family in Enterprise, friends in Hunstville and to two trips to the beach in Destin, we're enjoying the outlying areas as well. The kids have been growing like weeds...Kate's talking up and storm and Jackson's involved in tumbling and soccer. Beth's training for a marathon. Pete is enjoying the 3-hour school days (granted that doesn't include all the studying, reading, writing and exercising required outside of those three hours!) As fall begins, I plan to post more photos of all of our activities! Enjoy a few of these for now of us living the dream in 'Bama!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Jackson's Cowboy 4th Birthday Party!































Jackson wanted his birthday party at Gruene Hall...so we did a cowboy theme, inflatable acoustic guitars and all. Ironically, the one day it rained in Texas after 5 months of no rain, happened to be smack in the middle of his outdoor Gruene, TX birthday. Oh well, we had soggy cupcakes, but still two tons of fun!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Our last Texas 4th of July celebrations








As we prepare to pack up and move to Montgomery, Alabama this month, we celebrated our last Texas 4th of July in style!!

Friday, 1 July 2011