Monday, February 15, 2010

Blizzard of 2010 Texas Style

We do not get snow often, but this year has been unusually pleasant. These pictures represent a small portion of our "blizzard" in 2010. In early February, we had about 10.5" of the white stuff. All of the kids and grandkids made their own snow men. It happened at the perfect time for them as they got out of school all day Friday to help make for a long weekend. Enjoy the pictures.

Looking up the street at the winter wonderland.

Not a good day for a swim. Notice the new bird feeder. The snow stuck to everything.

This is a picture from the front of the house looking across the street.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Visiting Family in Arkansas

The day after Christmas, we drove to Arkansas to visit
Stan's Mom. It was a little rough driving between
Muskogee, OK and the turnpike that takes us in to Siloam...
a lot of ice on the road and slow going. Luckily, the rest of
the roads were clear of snow and ice and we arrived safely.

Mom in her festive Christmas sweatshirt.

Brian, our niece Sarah's husband, their precious little girl
Haley, and our sister/sister-in-law Melanie (AKA Mimi.)

Stan along with the recent college graduate
Amanda (our niece), and her Dad Randy.

Haley watching her big sister Makenna play with her DSI.

Christmas at the Link's

After lunch we all gathered around the Christmas tree for our gift exchange.

Emma ready to lend a helping hand to Preston.

Emma with her new soft foot warmers.

Ellie looking for a gift with her name.

Peyton after opening his new ipod from Grammy and Granddaddy.

Ethan on Granddaddy's lap taking in all of the Christmas activity.

Our sweet daughters and daughter-in-law with Ethan.

Peyton, Emma and Ellie all got DSI's for Christmas and they
were enjoyedby all including Dads, David and Bryan, and
Aunt Katy (Matt playing games on iphone.)

Katy, Grammy and Jennifer

What a precious gift of God is our baby Ethan.
His smile just melts our hearts.

But nothing compares to the greatest gift of all.
The gift of our Lord Jesus Christ,
sent to earth to die for our sins, and make
possible eternal life for all who trust in Him!

Christmas 2009

This Christmas was spent with our three children and their families. Everyone had their special time with just their family at home and then everyone headed for our home for Christmas lunch, gift exchange and Mexican Train Dominoes. A great addition was the snow. Who doesn't love a white Christmas?!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Exciting Events

It has been an exciting beginning to the Fall season around the Link household. The boys are involved in soccer and football. The girls have been playing soccer, dancing, and working out in gymnastics. Matt and Katy are celebrating one great year of marriage this weekend with a trip to San Antonio.

To top everything off, Ethan Bryan LeBlanc was born 10-7-2009 at 9:20 PM. He weighed in at 6 lbs and 11 ozs and was about 20 inches long.

Here are some pictures for you all to enjoy. Life is great.

Preston's soccer action

Reaction over the other team scoring

Number 3 mixing it up

Moving so fast his hair was flying

Getting coaching tips from Dad

Pushing the action up the field

Peyton on an end around play making a first down

Staring down the competition across the line of scrimmage

Four older kids excited about their new brother and cousin

Peyton holding Ethan

Taking care of Ethan

Ethan in the hospital

Ethan Bryan LeBlanc

Ethan resting

Big sisters in hospital after Ethan was born

Ellie and Emma modeling their "Big Sister" shirts

Granddaddy holding Ethan

Grammy holding her new Grandson

Mom and Ethan Bryan

Dad and Ethan Bryan

Shortly after the birth

In the hospital

Ellie opening her Big Sister gift

Emma opening her Big Sister gift

Ethan yawning

Sisters admiring their new little brother

Big Sister arm bands (Excuse Dad's leg)

Mom and Ethan in hospital shortly after birth