The McBride's

The McBride's

Sunday, November 29, 2015


Random pics from November!
This is Ryan's lunch box.  I mean David's hat.

First time at Bahama Bucks.  Not as good as Shave Ice but it will work!

This was a video game bus that one of the neighbors had for his birthday and let all the neighbor kids crash (even though they weren't really invited...)

I just loved this picture of Ryan with her sweet legs crossed sitting so sweetly at church!

Thursday, November 26, 2015


I think Cristine thought she could convince me to come to Santa Fe easier if she signed up to do a race with me (we would have come either way but I didn't tell her that haha!)  This was a fun turkey trot and we had the CUTEST accessories!! I have no clue what our time was but we had fun and we came home quickly to get started on the eating part of Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


I think my favorite Holiday to spend with the Holtgrewe's is Thanksgiving (probably why we had a tradition of Father's Day Thanksgiving so we could have 2 a year!) Or maybe because that girl Cristine can COOK!  Or because Nate smokes the best turkey I've ever had in my life.  Or maybe just because we've spent so many together we have so many great memories!  Either way we drove up to Santa Fe this time and had a perfect Thanksgiving long weekend!!  These are random and out of order but it is what it is...
"Preparing" the turkey.  Travis is so helpful.

These kids put on all sorts of entertainment for the grownups!

I love these 2.  Note Tucker is on Tara's bed and Tara is using a throw pillow. HA!

How these Army tough men play cards when it's a bit chilly.

Ryan decided to pull her tooth out while we were there! :)

These 2!  Oh I wanted to be mad that they are SEVEN YEARS old and had a marker war with each other but as you can tell from their expressions we couldn't help but laugh (and ground them from coloring for a while...)

No idea what this one is playing.

This girl took me out on a date to the movies!! :)

Lunch at the famous Dion's (DELISH!)

5 of my favorite kiddos!

Friday, November 20, 2015


It took Ryan less than 2 months to get picked for student of the month at her new school.  She is such a doll and her teacher told me on her third day of school there was another new kid and she volunteered to help her including staying in from Recess to help her with her work.  Such a sweetheart she is.  I'm so proud of the kid she has become!

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Ever since Alexis did a race with me Ryan has been saying she would like to do one too!  So we found the Fort Bliss Turkey Trot 5k and signed right up!  Unfortunately, it was a bit cold for us (Ryan doesn't like the cold just like her mama!)  So we started out running but there was quite a bit of walking and a little bit of complaining (Seriously our hands were numb!)  BUT this girl pushed through and she finished strong!  She did admit later that she mostly wanted to just go to breakfast with me (and she chose Sonic instead of my norm Denny's :)) I'm so glad my girls are willing to do some races with me so I don't get lonely!

And after rocking our finishers shirts! :)

This was the end and she was running her little heart out!  (See the lady with the scarf and sweats?  It was for real cold!

All smiles with her breakfast!