S: 2010 James Family Album
BC: . . . to be continued next year
FC: James Family Album | 2010
1: 2010 | Steamboat, Colorado | Great Wolf Lodge | Disney Florida
2: HELLO...Welcome to 2010
3: It's a New Year with new adventures! We started out the year catching a snake and playing dress up. Ava and Dalton enjoyed being silly and Ava somehow got Dalton to put on some of her clothes. Someday she'll pay for that!
4: Blake Stevens 40th Surprise Birthday Damon and Carmela flew up to surprise Blake for his birthday. We hung out with Blake, Lisa, Christian, Caden, and new baby Jasper and enjoyed celebrating this special day with our very good friends in Connecticut. January 14-17
5: Frisco Women's League Father daughter Valentine's Dance February 6 Ava enjoyed her date with daddy, her best friend, Delaney, and Ryan Ginty.
6: Brrrrrrrrrrrr February 11 | Winter
8: LET'S HAVE fun * fun * fun
9: Snow Day
10: Ralph Rodriguez Funeral in Colorado February 15 | Aunt Phylis and Dad | Releasing Doves | Aunt Patty, Steven and Paul Baca | Cousin Anthony and Stephanie Rodriguez | Aunt Angela Glor | Cousin Felicia and Amanda | Cousin Vincent and Steven Lopez | Joe, Betty, Carmela, Christina, Dylan
11: Accidents Happen! Oops....The roads were slick from the rain and Damon looked down for a second to pick up his phone and a light pole jumped in front of him. The 2004 Honda Odyssey was totaled so we searched for another van just like it only a year newer. Thankfully we hadn't replaced the transmission that was about to go out! February 18
12: I had to go out to the job site this day and the kids had the best time jumping on my clients trampoline. We decided that day that we needed to definitely buy ourselves a trampoline. February 19
13: Today we decided to take a picture of our family before church. We have so much fun with each other and love to laugh. I cherish these moments and smile every time I think of them. The Lord has blessed us truly! February 28
14: Dallas Arboretum We enjoyed a day trip with friends from playgroup, It was the most beautiful day, surrounded by the most beautiful scenery, centered around the most beautiful children. | March 5
15: Frisky business | March 5 | Wiskers was frisky!
16: OPEN HOUSE Christ 4 Kids 3 year olds Preschool Program Christ United Methodist Church
17: 4-5 year olds Preschool Program Christ United Methodist Church | March 5
20: In March
22: Clint and Brooke Johnson Wedding March 20th Ava was Ms. Brooke's Flower Girl. Everyone had a great time swing dancing after the wedding...especially the kids.
23: Ava was a great flower girl. She practiced a lot at home before the big day. Ms. Brooke was the best babysitter for our family for many years, but she was entering a new phase in her life and we were so happy to be a part of it.
24: Valley View Christian Church Egg Hunt | April 3
25: The James Family April 4th Celebrating Easter at the Baca's
27: ICE CREAM! I scream...U scream! We all scream for Ice Cream! | April 4
28: Great Wolf Lodge Vacation April 9-11
29: Grapevine Vintage Railroad | April 10
31: Texas Bluebonnets | April 11
32: Owens Farm Field Trip | April 13
33: Ava practices her letters | Old Friends come to town...the Shirah's and the Navarre's so we went to Willow Bend after church to hang out. | Cowboy Dalton | Testing out his gear! | Hanging out at the party | Are you looking at me? | Zip line at the party | Lisa, Alissa, Ashley,, Christina, and Carmela...together again! | Hudson and Tate's 3rd Birthday Party at the Little Gym | April | Hanging Out
34: Fort Worth Zoo with the Stevens Family | April 19
36: . | April 30 | Dallas Arboretum with the Ginty's April 30 | Dallas Arboretum with the Ginty's | April 30
37: May 1 | Peter Pan Park
38: Mom and I went to Painting with a Twist for mother's day. We enjoyed painting and laughing together. I have the best mom and I am so blessed by her. | May 7
39: A mothers love blooms all year long. | May 9
40: May 7 | Delaney Ginty's 5th Birthday | Delaney had a Fancy Nancy Birthday Party at her house. We all dressed in our fanciest and celebrated by decorating our cupcakes.
41: May 13 | You Make Me Smile
42: The was the end of the year preschool picnic at the park. Ava is with her best friend from preschool, Macy Ware. She loved her teachers, Ms. Cathy, and Ms Ellen. It was a great school year. My sweet girl is growing up so fast. | May 20
44: May 22 | Steve Palko's Beach Boys Birthday Bash
45: May 26 | Having Fun with our Neighbor | Reese Coyle
47: Eddins Reunion May 28th-30th | We met in Kansas City, MO. to hang out with family on Mom's side. Pam, Peyton, Charlotte, Sandy, Jeff, Jake, Joe, Betty, Damon, Dalton, Carmela, Ava, Linda | Charlotte, Mom, Sandy, Pam Martha, Louisa
48: We visited Union Station, the train museum, and the Crayola store. We went to my grandparents
49: grave site and laid fresh flowers, played in the pool, and went to Penguin Park where I played as a child.
50: Dallas Zoo
51: June 1
53: Dalton is turning 3! We celebrated his birthday at the McClellan House with friends. on June 27th | rd
55: We had a blast watching to fireworks in Addison in a parking lot. There was a grassy hill the kids played on before the show. We enjoyed our family time.
56: Valley View Church Pool Party August 7
57: August 9 | You finally did IT! | Good Job! | Knew you could do it! | Way to go! | Super duper | Keep it up! | Great!
58: He's a trooper! | Days | Duck, Duck... | Cheese!
59: Playing tops! | August | Goose! | Playing with friends | Do the bunny hop!
61: Car packed, movie on, snacks ready. We're on the road... 5 minutes later...Are we there yet? Not even close! We were all excited to head to Colorado for a much needed family vacation. We've been looking forward to having some time together and I think this was just the thing we needed. A long, long drive. | Colorado Here We Come! | August 22-28
62: Aunt Phyllis Home Check in on Aunt Phyllis and see our cousins. | Cousin Diane, Amanda, Aunt Phyllis | Aunt Phyllis gave the kids some stuffed animals to keep. | First stop
63: Stir Crazy and Having Fun
64: Strawberry Park Hot Springs
66: Family Hike in the Great Divide
67: E | N | J O | Y | Back Yard Playing
69: At the Lake
73: On our way out of town, we went down to a rocky creek and carefully walked in the water and threw rocks as hard as we could. | James Family
74: On our way home, we went to Casa Bonita in Denver, CO. and met up with Vance McClellan. This is a really fun Mexican restaurant I remember going to as a child. It has caves inside, waterfalls with cliff diving shows, and a magic show. Ava was called on stage to help out the act. We had a great time!
75: We also stopped to see the Royal Gorge. God's creation is amazing! They had all kinds of activities we enjoyed,
76: We rode this Gondola across the Gorge. | We rode the tram to the bottom of the Gorge | As we walked across and the cars passed us, the road bounced. It was scary.
78: Under the Rainbow
79: Always wondered what you'd find at the end of a rainbow? We found ourselves...driving through it. It was like passing through all the colors all at once. The bummer thing was....the kids were asleep. We watched this rainbow as we drove for a few miles until we turned the corner and realized it was in front of us. It was just another example of the glorious gifts from God!
80: Ava wanted to have a swim party so we celebrated her birthday early in September. She loves to swim! | Make a Wish! | Ava invited friends from church and playgroup. Everyone had a blast. | th | September 4
81: The water was a little cold at first. | Ava is a cannonball champ!
83: Dad's 70th Birthday Party | September
84: Camping at Cedar Hill State Park
85: October 10-11
87: The kids bravely entered the cold water and had fun basking in the sun at Cedar Hill Lake. | October 11 | Fun in the Sun!
88: Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch | We met the Shirah's for a day of fun.
89: October 16
91: Oklahoma City Overnight Trip For Carmela's birthday, Damon bought tickets to see Bill Cosby in concert. We stayed at the Skervin Hotel, had dinner on the river walk and visited the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial Site. | October 17-18
92: Ava's Birthday October 17, 2010 We celebrated the day by going to Speed Zone, playing miniature golf and video games, watching the cars race, and turning cartwheels in the grass.
93: Ava and Ava. It's like seeing double! | Dalton has great aim! | Best Friends | VVCC Festibration | How low can you go? | Bounce House | October 25
94: Small Group Pumpkin Carving | October 28
95: For Carmela's 38th birthday, we went to Olive Garden to celebrate. November 1 | Carmela
96: Trick or Treat! | We went trick or treating in the Ginty's neighborhood. The kids got more treats than tricks and had a blast with their good friends.
97: Bride getting ready photos | October 31
100: We had the best time catching up on old times, singing church songs, and roasting marshmallows around the campfire! | Dinner at the Carruthers Homestead | November 5
101: VVCC Table of Blessings Amy McKinley gave her testimony. Sherri Jones and Leslie McGinnis decorated our table. The money raised for this event was used for the Guatemala Mission Trip | It was at this event I felt the Holy Spirits prompting me to do this mission trip to Guatemala so I found the coordinator that day and decided to go on the upcoming trip in March 2011. | November 12
102: I Love You
103: November 15
104: Dallas Zoo with our Playgroup | November 22
105: December 15 | Smile
106: Handmade Christmas We made hand print quilt patches of a tree and wreath to make a tree skirt project some day. | December 10
108: Family Vacation We had a crazy and fun time to Florida to see Disney World. We met the Shirah's and stayed with them in their condo timeshare and we also got to see the Stevens Family. They were staying at the same place as us at the same time. It was great to experience Disney at Christmas time. It was magical. Who knew it happens to be the busiest time of the year as well. | December 18-26 | Hollywood Studios | Magic Kingdom | Epcot
109: Disney World | Shirah's | Stevens | Animal Kingdom
110: They opened a gift every few hours while on the road help break up the trip. | We were overcome with excitement to see our room. | On the bus...almost there....We're Here! | Our first rides at Magic Kingdom were the cars. | Then we did Mickey's PhilharMagicShow and more rides. | Let the Fun Begin!
111: The kids wanted to be held a lot. | A ride home and back the next day to Hollywood Studios drive in lunch. | Woody 3D ride was a big hit for everyone. | Mickey Playhouse show got the kids on their feet. | The stunt show amazed us the car tricks and explosions.
116: e | Hollywood Studios
118: Christmas Eve Day at Hollywood Studios
120: Christmas Eve Night
121: Christmas Morning
123: at Magic Kingdom
127: Magic Kingdom at Night | Last night... :(
128: December 27 | 2010
129: Christmas seemed to never end this year. When we got home from the trip, there were gifts under our tree at home for the kids to discover. | at home
130: Ava's First Dental Appointment | December 28
131: Bride getting ready photos | Ballet with Samantha | December 28
132: See you next year! | December 30