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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Happy St. Patty's Day on The Riverwalk
On Thursday I managed to get Poppa sick:( and some of the kids started to have coughs and sniffles and Chris started coughing at night. So we cancelled our family photo shoot, and rested and Poppa and I started pounding the meds and vitamen C. It didn't really help me, but go figure. However, we ended up chillin again at home and made a dinner for everyone and scary movie night with the kids. Then Friday we hit up the Riverwalk. It was perfect outside. A little overcast with a breeze... not so darn hot! As Friday started the St. Patty's Festivies we all broke out our green and for those of us that didn't have green shirt wore white or what we were going to wear in pictures blue! We hit up the Alamo first and got a large horse and buggy and did the ride around town. Couldn't hear the guy talking but well, I sort of kicked back and closed my eyes or whispered at this point to Amy because my voice is still shot and I am still not feeling very good and enjoy the ride! Then once that was done we took them down to the Riverwalk and started walking it. We also got in the long lines for the Riverboat tour. We had the best boat captain. He was funny, and informative and it was so nice out. Lots of fun. Then we went to County Line BBQ and sat outside by the River and had dinner. It was so good, and so were the maragritas!!!! Great medicine for a sore throat!:)
Soon it was time to go down and get some seats for the St. Patty's Day Parade and dying of the River green and naming it The River Shannon. It was so much fun. Everyone got in the spirit of the day and wore hats and had a great time watching the River turn as green as the kids shirts! Poppa and Grandma and Aunt Amy and Uncle Mike and Niki had never seen Celtic dancers before and truly enjoyed watching these girls from age 5 to 19 dance. It was amazing and so cute and we had a great time. Then this nice guy seen I was trying to take a group photo and offered to take a picture of all of us. Yeah! We got one! What a great time we had. Then we headed home and watched another movie and everyone feel asleep and said their goodbyes as it was time for The Pearson Family to head home. My kids can't stop talking about how much fun they had and We Thank Poppa and Grandma for everything. I am so glad Chris got to spend such good quality time with his sister and brother and be with his whole family. We all truly just enjoyed ourselves outside of getting sick! Could I have picked a worse time for that????? Thank you for coming, we love you all and next time lets not go 2 years again!
This is one of my absoulte favorite pictures of my kids and Chris. Father's Day 2006 Chris was deployed to Iraq. So I had this picture made and sent to him as his gift. I dressed the kids in camoflague and sat them on a pile of sand. On their shirts they each wore a yellow ribbon with the flag with one star in the middle meaning deployed once. They are holding a picture of Chris right before he got on the plane to Iraq. I added this picture because its almost Father's Day again and I started thinking about all the Father's deployed right now who I am sure know their kids are missing him as much as he is missing his kids. Happy Father's Day! Expecially to all those Military Families with loved ones who are deployed. Come home safe and soon!
The kids at Big Lake, Canada
As I loved thier beach picture sort of like this, while they were looking at this huge lake so clear and blue I had to try to capture that moment again, and I did.
Father and Son
I forgot I had this photo. I love it. This is Chris and Elijah sitting on the river bank on Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. Its funny... Sami and Ethan were glued to me. Hannah was the first 4 months because of colic but then a shift happened. Hannah and Elijah became daddy's. Don't get me wrong they still come to me but they love their daddy. This shot is precious shot of Father and son.
My Greatest Achievement in Life.... This Family of Mine!
The Pearson Family, Lost Maples National Park, Texas January 2013
We love this family picture. The kids are growing up so fast and we are trying to capture every moment of it. Photos taken by Jody Cooper Photography
Our Family! Summer 2011, ABQ, New Mexico
The Final Four in Thier Favorite Team Jersey's.
I actually love this shot of them. It wasn't planned at all, Elijah just happend to look like he is catching a ball and Hannah throwing it and Ethan doing the football hold, and well Sami just looking cool I guess. This is close to one of my favorite shots of the kids done at Christmas 2009
The Pearson Family in Corpus Christi, Texas June 2009
I love all these photos of us on the beach! They are some of my favorite pictures we have ever taken together! (Jody Cooper Photography, Copyright)
Our last Summer In Alaska! 2007!
Man how we miss Alaska! You always think the grass is greener on the other side but once you get what you think you want its just not what you thought it would be! If only to go back we would do it in a heart beat!
Pearson Family on Halloween 2008!
This is us at our First Pumpkin Patch in 5 years! It was actually Elijah's first and Hannah's first time since she was 18months old. We loved it and hope to go back from Christmas!
My Favorite Family Picture
Kids in the Ocean in San Diego
This is one of my all time favorite pictures that Chris took. The only thing is we can't get it to enlarge so you can see it better. However you can see they joined hands and ran all 4 right into their first ocean. It was great fun for us.