Tuesday, December 27, 2016


The Year in Review


I joined the Minivan club. I had my reservations, but it's not like I was ever that cool to begin with.

The Dorman Family went to Broken Bow, OK to celebrate Mom/Dodi's birthday!

Lyla loves bathtime


Ice Cream in the Cold

My little Valentines

We played in the rain

and read some books.


March was a rough month for us, but there were some highlights.

Lyla got her stro-jo

Emmet saw Zootopia

Lyla got a playhouse

We went to the Zoo

We went to Natchez


We found some Bluebonnets and pretty quickly discovered that Emmet is allergic to them!

Lyla's Birthday Party!

Lyla turns 2 and Dada turns 33!

The Garritys hosted a crawfish boil for the Future Fullriches

Perot date with these cuties


Mother's Day

Allison's Bachelorette Party at Lake Cyprus Springs

The Barnes/Garritys go to Watercolor, Florida


Our Michigan cousins came to town!

June 4th was a big day for us.
Emmet turned 5
and Allison and David got married!

Ben and Emmet at Vacation Bible Camp


Emmet started his Ice Skating Lessons

We picked blueberries


We shopped at the Dallas Farmer's Market

July 4th party at Alli and David's

Then we took a trip to Glen Rose with the Dowlings!

Fossil Rim

We stayed off the Brazos and did some fishin'

Ice Cream stop in Downtown Glen Rose

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Lyla started gymnastics!


More Summer Fun and Sillies

We spent a weekend in Tyler where we swam and played 
and Emmet made everyone match him

And we went to a Tyler winery

Then Emmet started back to school and a certain little sister missed him big!



We did a lot of playing at home

We footballed

Emmet, Chad and Bob-O went to a Stars game

We took a Barnescation to Cedar Creek Lake!


Lyla started ballet and Brother was her biggest fan!

We went to the State Fair

Then to Balloon Race

And then we came back and MOVED to our new house!

We fit in the Pumpkin Patch on Halloween!

Daisy Duck and Chip from Rescue Rangers


Much of November was spent working on the new house and playing in our backyard

Here Chad has the kiddos raking!

Emmet and I read his first chapter book together. It was so special
The inscription says, "To Shauna, From Memaw and Papaw Autrey for her 9th Birthday. 
February 13, 1994"

We were always styling

Our Thankful tree!

The Paci Fairy came and we said goodbye to Lyla's Pacis - it was hard for everyone!

Then we began getting in to the Christmas spirit!


Chad and I took a trip to New York!

And had a lovely Christmas with our Family

Although 2016 was hard in many ways, we are so thankful for our health, our new home, our loving families and our precious children.