Thursday, November 30, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from the Ranch!

Well, it's been awhile since I've blogged and I'm excited to get this back and up and running!

I am just recently semi-retired! Not sure what to call it, but I've decided to take a year or two off of work and catch up, reset, restore and spend time with the kids. It was nice to be home with them for the week of Thanksgiving. We slept in, decorated for Christmas, got in some doctors appointments and went to Hermann Park! We decided to skip the zoo and for the first time, got to ride the pedal boats! The kids loved it, although I let them drive/steer and they argued like a married couple most of the time on which way to go, how hard to pedal, etc.  They chased some sweet little baby duck and we saw a turtle too.  So simple, but so fun. Afterwards we rode the train. It was a gorgeous day!
For the first time in awhile we decided to head to the ranch for Thanksgiving. So many family members were there and the weather was perfect! My Uncle Tony and Aunt Ruth has restored the original ranch house and it is just gorgeous. We ate a lot and the kids enjoyed shooting guns too! The kids stayed with Nene and Uncle Jay in the RV and enjoyed all the animal creatures that came to visit in the mornings and evenings. 
Thank you to Uncle Tony & Aunt Ruth and everyone else who cooked for us! It was wonderful and we have so much to be Thankful for! 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Chris & Brena's Wedding

Finally Chris and Brena got married!! Chris is Nona Lisa's oldest son. They had an absolutely gorgeous wedding at the Don Strange Ranch near Boerne, Texas.

The grounds were beautiful so I couldn't resist a few pictures when we arrived. Watching these 2 grow up has been so fun (and yes crazy at times) and looking at these pictures makes me realize that they are not little anymore.
We went inside and they were setup for the wedding. The setting was lovely so we snapped a few family pictures. I love this one of Doug's Dad with all of his children and the one with the kids and their cousins Sam, Maggie and Tim. 
 The wedding was short and sweet and lovely! Nona Lisa was so proud! 
We toured the grounds of the property. Marlie loved all of the animals and the adults enjoyed beverages and amazing appetizers.
 After the fireworks we went back into the facility for an amazing dinner followed by dancing to one of the best bands I've ever heard. They were amazing and we all had fun dancing until our feet hurt!
Thank you to Chris and Brena for allowing us to be a part of your special day. Everything was beautiful and we pray that you have a long and happy marriage!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

2017 Family Pics

We hadn't taken family pictures in a long time because I was hoping my long time BFF, Nicole Hatter would be able to take them. She is in San Antonio and every time we go, the weekends go by so fast visiting family. So I guess I gave up and asked one of my favorite dance Moms and thankfully she said yes! Thank you Cynthia Stielow for capturing the sweet and silly faces of my family and indulging my children with their ridiculous requests!
So my kids got comfortable with Cynthia really fast! These were the pictures they requested. The fish one is a long story but it has to do with a Dude Perfect episode and sweet Cynthia actually spent her precious time making this happen! You rock! So yes, the pics above are what we pretend to be and the pics below are the true Maziur's!