Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Ok, sorry bloggers - If you have checked on me lately, you can see that I have not posted...sorry, its been very busy around here!

Maren Kate Viavattene joined us on November 1, 2010 at 9:35pm and our lives have been forever changed! Big brother Reid is so proud of his sister and he loves her so much! He is a big help and loves to be near her!

Today, our sweet Maren is one month old and time is already flying by! We are enjoying every minute of it and love watching our precious babies grow!

Proud big brother
Our pecious doll

1 month and growing

Saturday, August 21, 2010


Since we were visiting and celebrating our friends wedding in Florida, we decided that this would be a great time to take Reid to see MICKEY!!!! Reid is at the perfect age where he still loves EVERYTHING MICKEY!! We drove almost 3 hours from Captiva Island to Disney World. We stayed at the Disney Wilderness Lodge...such a great resort and so close to the Magic Kingdom, that at night we could see the fireworks from our room! We met up with my Uncle Mike, who works for Disney and we had the best guide throughout the parks! Reid is already asking when we can go back!

The entrance to the Wilderness Lodge

In the back of the Lodge

The coolest waterslide!

Hotel Lobby

Gyser in the back of the lodge


The family at the Magic Kingdom

Reid and Daddy flying dumbo

Aladin's magic carpet ride

In front of Mickey's house!!!!

Uncle Mike with the rooster

ok, so this was taken just seconds after Reid "honked" Minnie's nose...he thought it was so funny and still does if you ask him!

The Viavattene's (plus one in the belly) and Mickey and Minnie!

Mommy and Reid on the Mad Hatter's Tea Cups (for the millionth time)

What a view!

The fireworks are so worth waiting for!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Captiva Island

This summer we traveled to Captiva Island, Florida to help some wondeful friends celebrate their wedding!! It was an awesome place to visit and we had so much fun! Congrats to James and Veronica Bynum!

Dancing just like Daddy

This boy loves to twirl

Reid, Joey, Uncle Trent and Cousin Riley at the wedding

Beach Bum!

The view of the island...breathtaking!

Lazy Flamingo

Sunset from the porch of James and Veronica's house the first night.

Reid and Daddy enjoying the sand

What a view!!

Right outside our room at the resort!

Friday, August 6, 2010


Wow, this summer has flown by!! We have been so busy with vacation to Florida and summertime fun!! Our computer has been out of commission for some time, and now I finally have it back I can update my blog!!
Check back early next week for a surplus of photos of our summer fun!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

30th Birthday - Vegas style!!!

Well, Yes, I turned 30!!! And my sweet and wonderful husband told me that I only turn 30 once (thank goodness) so off to Vegas we went!!! It was a whirlwind trip, but so much fun! Got to sit by the pool and relax and then watch my hubby sit at Margaritaville and drink on my birthday while I sipped on tastey water!! but I'll have my turn again soon! We stayed at an awesome new hotel, Aria at City Center and it was perfect!! I would reccommend it to anyone going to Vegas! I even got chocolate covered strawberries sent to our room!! Love my wonderful man for a perfect Birthday trip~~

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My New Hobby!

Since I found out that our new addition is going to be a girl, and I KNOW we will go broke with cute girl things, I decided to try my hand at crafts!! I think I did a pretty good job with my first attempt at Bow making!! Maybe I can get creative and add more things, but for now, I am pretty impressed with my handy work.

Pictures to get you started!

Reid and his buddy Carter at Stephanie's annual egg hunt!
Reid, relaxing at the lake after a busy memorial weekend

The Fab 5 Dinner for Amber!

Christina, Shanda, Me, and DeAndra at
Junior League Annual Dinner

Monday, June 7, 2010


Ok, well I tried to post some pictures in the last post...I am working on this blogging is my try again!
Here is Reid fishing off the dock!! He is so proud!! But still didn't catch any fish!

Summer and NEWS!!

ok, so I started my blog before school was out for the summer, and now its time to get busy updating!!
Our lives get so busy during the summer, but we always try to spend our weekends at the lake and Memorial Weekend is the best way to start! We spent the beautiful weekend with our friends the Beard's!! My wonderful friend Christin, her husband Rob, and their sons, Carter and Preston! Reid and Carter are only 3 months apart and had the best time! Pictures down below!!

Then during the first week of vacation, me and Reid hit the waterpark 2 times and are planning more this week!! I am so glad Reid is a water baby because I don't know what we would do without the waterpark and lake!

Finally, on to our new addition....Back in mid-May, I went down to our friend Camie's in Denton to get a peek at our little one...and we thougt it was a Boy....Well, went in for my 18 week sonogram today and it is 99% a GIRL!! wow...still quite shocked!! I think our family is complete, with one Wonderful Boy - Reid and now his sweet baby Sister!! so, shocked we are, but excited to plan for our new addition coming in November!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

And the countdown begins!! (or ends..)

11 Days, yes only 11 school days left until my Summer Vacation starts! I have to say that if I was not a teacher, I would want to stay at home all the time!! I love having my time with my little man!

Since this is my first attempt at blogging, I will try to catch some of you up to speed! And I promise I will post pictures as soon as I can!
This year has been full...of what?? EVERYTHING!!
I started a new job at the beginning of the school year, made the BIG jump to teach in Burkburnett, I figured that we lived here, it only made sense! I am so happy with my job!! I now teach High School Special Education and would not change it for the world! Going from Elementary to High School, I thought I was going to have a tough time adjusting, but the kids are wonderful!
2009 - I have to say was not my year - lots of changes in our lives and a fall that was heard around the world..or so I thought! Back in November, I was decorating the Christmas tree, standing on a stool and as I am putting the finishing touches on, the stool cracked underneath me, and I guess I thought I could catch myself with my hand...well I was wrong!! That fall landed me a trip to the ER and a cast for 5 weeks!! And now every time we talk about climbling up on something, Reid always has to remind mommy that I hurt my arm and we are not allowed to stand on stools, just ladders with daddy watching!
2010 - started off with a BANG!! thanks to my wonderful husband! We have always wanted to go to Vegas for New Year's and finally got the opportunity to go this year!! Not only did we get to see the fireworks from the top of Mandalay Bay, but Joey took me to go see the Black Eyed Peas!!! What a way to start off the new year and start fresh for my journey into my 30's~! (only one more month by the way)
Now with school ending and the summer coming close, I have so much to be thankful for and look forward to! Lake season is beginning and Reid is asking when we can go there and to the water park, then we have a trip planned to FL for a wedding and Disney World to see where Mickey lives!...we are sure going to be busy this summer, but not as busy as we are going to be in November -
Reid's baby brother or sister will be joining our family and we couldn't be more excited!!!
There sure are a lot of countdowns this summer to look forward to!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Starting Out

Ok, to all my friends who I have been Blog-Stalking - I am taking a stab at my own, so please be patient with me as I get started!