Archive for November 2015

2nd Annual "Lubbers Hungry Games" Cooking Competition

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Some of you may remember last year Robb and I made up a little cooking competition just for fun, since we both like to cook, and really like a good competition! We had so much fun we decided to make it an annual thing every Fall. 

"May the odds be ever in your flavor"

our guidelines this time was we had to use a recipe from either Tastefully Simple or Wildtree using any of their products we already had in the pantry. 

 Our judges for the night, my parents. Lisa judged for us last year but she came down with pneumonia  so she couldn't come :(
 Next time we'll have all three of them because of course they each voted differently and it ended up being a tie!
We need to work on our presentation/food photography skills, obviously! They both tasted better than they look :) LOL
I made the bacon wrapped pork chops with a pineapple and dijon gaze and Robb made a cheesy chicken pasta dish.

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Texas UTA Convention

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Robb and my dad had a work trip earlier this month in Dallas Texas, and the kiddos and I decided to tag along with them and my mom, and we took Lisa along to help out with the kids while we went to some spouse events and dinner receptions. 

We flew out around 2:00pm on Wednesday November 4, the flight went great, it was so nice to have a direct flight without a layover. That rarely happens for us.

We stayed The Gaylord hotel. It was very nice and enormous! 

 We got settled in for a bit and then made our way to the welcome reception where they had a food buffet and live music. 

The next day we spent some time checking out the hotel, there was so many cool things to check out! We found the pool and Sadler went right in with his clothes on, they couldn't wait another minute to swim! 

My mom and I went to lunch and shopping with some of the other spouses. We went to the Grapevine Mall while the kids stayed back to play with Aunt Lisa.

I found Michael Kors shoes marked down to $35! Not super practical but I couldn't resist :)

When we got back we headed to the convention center to grab something to eat. 

saying hi to Grandpa and Daddy at the Expo! The boys walked around a bit and came home with lots of free "goodies"

loving the hot tub!

breakfast with Grandpa!

Saying goodbye to dad before he went to more meetings!

After breakfast we headed to the SeaLife aquarium, it was just the perfect size for the kids, they all loved it!

This is a terrible picture, me and the sting ray were the only ones ready for a picture, but look how cool that thing is!

The last night they had a Denim and Diamonds Dinner Reception to wrap up the convention.

The next morning (Saturday) we packed up and headed home again. It was a fun little trip! We'd love to go back someday and explore more of Texas with a few less meetings ;)

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Fall Fun

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fall is my favorite time of year, we've had lots of family fun this season!

Trick or treating at the Outdoor Discovery Center "Treats and Trails"

We skipped the pumpkin patch this year and just went to a road side wagon to pick out some pumpkins :)

Carving pumpkins 

Sadler drew a design of "planets" for daddy to carve ;)

she wasn't a fan!

best seed scooper!

On halloween night we went to Robb's cousins house for a family gathering and to trick or treat in their neighborhood. It was the kids' first time trick or treating door to door and won't be their last! They are forever hooked!
We dressed up as "robb"ers :) with our superheros and the flower!

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