The McBride's

The McBride's

Thursday, July 30, 2009


If you know me, you know my friend Cristine. You probably also know she LOVES to cook!! She started a food blog about a year ago and it's FANTASTIC. She always has great recipes to try from every genre of food. Baked goods to pastas to mexican. For her one year BLOGiversary she is doing a giveaway. All you have to do is post a comment on her blog and you're in the drawing. So head over to her blog and sign up. Cristine, you are a fantastic cook and I'm so glad I can still follow your blog and get your new recipes when you move. Love you girl and good luck everyone on the giveaway!

Friday, July 24, 2009


Just a quick post to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my wonderful husband. 7 years ago today... I am so grateful to have such a wonderful husband who loves me and is such a great dad to our girls. I am so proud of what he does in the military and the opportunity it gives me to be home with our kids.

He is still gone on his crazy 100 mile road march but I did get a phone call from him. He asked me to pick up some epsom salt. He says his feet are TORE up and and he is limping. Why boys do this stuff to themselves is beyond me but he says he's glad he did it and glad I'm proud of him for finishing. He will be home tomorrow even earlier than we thought! :)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Travis! I love you!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Trav and I went to the 2-6 Ball on Thursday and we had a BLAST!! What girl doesn't love getting a new dress and all prettied up to go out and have a great night. They had dinner, some military tradition, and, my favorite part, dancing. I love seeing Trav all dressed up in his uniform and I even got him to dance with me quite a few times! We had a blast and it's always especially nice that Nate and Cristine are in the same unit so we get to spend the night with our friends.

Pretty girls.
Handsome men.

Always the poser.

The McGrewe's (note Trav's Zoolander face... )

All ready to go (Thanks Britteny for doing my hair I LOVED it and also for watching the girls!)

Cristine and I dancing the night away.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


I know this is my 3rd post of the day but this picture had to have it's own post. Travis always grows a goat on leave and the last couple times he's decided it would be "fun" to shave them into handlebars on his last day or 2 of leave. This time Nate decided to join in on the "fun." They both look ridiculous but it really is freaking hilarious!! Here they are at the lake on Friday. Please people do NOT try this at home! :)


We had such a great 4th! We started the morning at the Homburg fleamart and it was a BEAUTIFUL morning for it. Then we went and BBQ at the park with all our friends and their kids. It was so nice out and the kids had a blast. After that we put all 6 kids down at our house and played Cranium till midnight. We didn't catch any fireworks but it was a perfect 4th of July! I am so grateful to be an American. I hope everyone else had a great day!

Daddy's little firecracker
Our neighbor gave the girls sparklers but since it doesn't get dark till 10 they had to do it before dark... They didn't seem to mind!
She loved her cupcake!
Watermelon seed spitting contest!

Alexis did not want to stop playing to eat. Even her cupcake just had some frosting licked off b/c she couldn't wait to get back to playing.

Daddy teaching Ry to be a soccer player!

She's just so dang cute!

These girls are such sweet friends.
Showing their matching bows. They both love getting their picture taken and will pose in a heartbeat!


I was so excited to get family pictures done since the last time we had them done Ryan was so small! It was pretty hard to get BOTH girls to cooperate at the exact same time but, of course, Erica got some AMAZING shots! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Here are a few. Head over to her blog to see a few more OR if you are in the Baumholder area you can book a session with her. She is fantastic!!