Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Patch 2014

We went to the Dallas Arboretum this past week and oh. my. goodness. HOLY PUMPKINS! They had more pumpkins than I have ever seen. Ever! 

Cousin love.

Can you tell she is a little obsessed with Avery?! 

It was a little crowded (when you pull up and see MULTIPLE school buses, the thought 'oh great' runs through your mind), but it was a lot of fun and we look forward to going back at Christmas! The girls really are fun at this age, even if two may be the death of me. I don't do well with "No Momma!" 

Colbi is going to be Minnie for Halloween! I can't wait :-) 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Flashback Friday. Kind of.

I had posted several of these pictures awhile back and then, never finished my post. Too much going on! These are just some pictures I've taken over the past few weeks.

Mom and I went to North Park awhile back because I discovered H&M in New Orleans and then, found out there was one in Dallas! Say what?! 
We were visiting the Disney store.

Playing tag with Avery Grace.

One morning Colbi came out of her play room with flip flops and a hat on. It was hysterical.
Foreshadowing..........only fourteen years away.
I found this shirt online, it says "Made in Texas". Funny, because it's true! HA! 

We are headed off shortly to drop Colbi off at church for a few hours! Parents' Night Out is a new something they are doing, and I've already signed up until January. A dinner date with my husband without a two year old is just what we need. 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What's been going on.

We have had some major life stuff happening over here. 

Dave's father passed away September 28, 2014. He finally lost his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and went very peacefully, which is how most people hope to go. 

His service was this past Saturday and it was very special. My sister-in-law Jennifer and brother-in-law CJ spoke, and both did a beautiful job. Each of one of the five children got to pick a song that was played, either before the ceremony started or during. There were lots of people that came to share their stories and love with the Petty family, and that's always appreciated and special. I wanted to share what Corey (Dave's youngest brother) wrote on Facebook after he had passed: 

"I lost my father yesterday to a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Throughout his life, he attempted to love the people around him in the best way he knew how. Although he accomplished much, I'd say he was most proud of being able to make people feel more comfortable.
He was a guiding light in my life, one I will always remember. His fight was long and arduous, the cancer slowly stealing the fuel he required to shine. I'm thankful I was able to be present while he passed, witnessing his light extinguish. Slow, peaceful, quiet.
Although he is not with us physically anymore, his lessons will immortalize him, burning brightly within me and the other lives he touched.
You will forever be missed, and I love you Dad."

We all discussed how life just flies right by us and before we know it, we are dealing with true life changes such as loosing parents, children, or siblings far too soon. It's been a busy two weeks, full of lots of family time and reflection. Hug your parents. Cherish those moments, for they are a second in time. We find comfort in God's word and I know that Dave, while mourning the loss of his father, finds comfort in Gordon's body no longer in pain.

Thank you to everyone for the cards, messages, calls, and texts.  It really has meant so much to him and to me!