The Hanson Fam

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mer's 2nd B-Day parrrrtay!!! April 2012

The invite that I made.  I thought it turned out pretty darn nifty if I do say so myself. 

Mama loves her birthday girl!

The set up of all the sweets.  There was so much more food for all the guests.  Lots of work, but lots of fabulous eats!

Mer Mer couldn't wait to try on her new fairy dressups, crown, and jewelry.  She wore this for the next week straight-loved it.

Mer and all of her friends bombarding around us while she opens all of her presents.

The fam.  Mer isn't liking picture time on her big day.  I think she'd rather run wild and play with all the kiddos.


Thank you gma Debbie for helping out in the kitchen and with everything!!!

Overall, we had such a fabulous time at Mer Mer's 2nd B-Day.  We invited a TON of friends (30 adults and  70 plus kiddos).  Needless to say, it was CRAZZZZY!  Crazy in a fun way though.  We had a lil' slide in the backyard, tons of balls, sidewalk chalk, blankets and chairs to sit on.  Gma Debbie and I made pasta salad, 7 layer and chips, more chips and dips, veggies, fruit-you name it.  Then I made and decorated all the cupcakes and the sugar cookie pops, EXTRA frosting of course.  They were all devoured because DUH, they tasted AMAZIN'!  Great weather, great friends, wonderful lil' Merika and a house full of craziness and love was had by all.  YAY for Mer Mer turning two.  Here's to a great year and hopefully it won't be as terrible as they all say it is haha.

Monday, May 20, 2013

We are BACK!!!  No promises, but I want to try to blog again for good ol' memory sake.  This is one of our family pics that was snapped a year ago.  A year ago.  And my last post on our blog was two years ago.  SHEESH-time's a flyin' I tell ya.  LOTS and LOTS has happened since as you can imagine:  B-day parties, trips, funny happenings, I'm pregnant, new church callings, just to name a few.  Here's to the first comeback post.  I hope Mer Mer gives me the time to add details of all and or any of the previous mentioned.    :)  

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mer's First B-Day. We can't believe it has come and gone!

I had a vision and I feel it was delivered.  Martha Stewart would be proud don't ya think?!

The birthday girl with the banner I made her.  It took good time and energy , thus,  it's her one and only and will be used at every b-day until she's about 40.  Just sayin.

Mer diggin in to her huge, quite intimidating, but oh so tasty cake.

Mer lovin' being the middle of a kissin' sandwich

the kiddos LOVED the fun bouncer
Like mother/father, like daughter.  Mer had a thing for the frosting-she's pretty much obsessed with the stuff.  Can you blame her?  It's a food of the god's!

Betty Crocker Sr. and Jr.  Thanks so much Grandma Debbie for helping out!

Mer had so much fun wearing her party hat.  She really kept it on forever-shocking, I know!

Our little girl is 1.  The big 1.  Time is flying!

Uncle Cam enjoying a cupcake.  What's there not to enjoy in this wrapped up little bundle of fluffy sugar, coated with frosting?  YUMMMMMM!

Grandma Debbie showing Mer her new presents.

Seriously, this bouncer was rough, tough stuff when trying to get out of it.

Daddy givin' lovins to the b-day girl.

Our little fam.  And NO we did not intentionally both wear yellow to match each other or the bouncer.  It just happened to end up that way.  

Pretty sure this is her first kiss--Kyson has a little crush on Mer.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Guess who turned the BIG 1?!?!

ah shucks, our little girl is one year old

Our lil' peanut, boolicious baby Mer Mer turned one last week. Really, where has the time gone? Sheesh, it seems like just yesterday I brought her home from the hospital....all 4 lbs. 12 oz. of her. She was such a tiny little thing. Now she's 17 lbs., 29.75 inches, crawling crazy and getting into everything. What a year it has been. It's been a hard one, but so rewarding as well. All in all, here's to our little Mers Bears. We LOVE our lil' grrrrrr so much. p.s. pics of her happening first b-day party will be posted soon....I know I'm a slacker, but will strive to post them ASAP!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nappin' in style

Merika has finally started nappin'-can I get an aMeN and HaLLeLuJah!!! Anyway, the other day her 'sleeping bag' as we call it, was in the wash. Thus, nap time panned out like such:

Trav: Corbo, where is Mer's sleeping bag?
Me: It's in the wash. Just put one of her hoodies on her for now. They are in the right hand side of her closet hanging up.
Trav: Okay
***A couple minutes later Trav exits Mer's room......
Trav: I got Mer ready for her nap. When daddy is in charge, he has the say so.
Me: uhhhh, okay. Thanks for putting her down babe.
***A couple minutes later.......
Trav: Don't you want to go check on the grrrrrr? Daddy put her down.
Me: I'm thinking you want me to check on her so I will-what's the dealio.....

Mer's usual sleepin' bag, which was in the warsh
And this is what I found:
Mer all bundled up in nothing less than a chick-a-dee costume. HiLaRiOuS! Mer was sound asleep and lovin' every minute of it. I know, I know, her face is covered....don't call child services, after taking this pic I unzipped it a touch so her face wasn't covered. She did not suffocate during this here nap.
An hour later she awoke and stared up at us thinking, 'what the H@## am I doing in this chick-a dee getup?!' Nah, she loved every moment of it.

Next time around when her lil' pink inviting sleeping bag is in the warsh, we will definitely pull out the chicken. There's nothing like getting some much needed zzzzzz's in a chicken suit. I'm thinking of making one for myself. Maybe. Nope I won't. Any how, Happy Nappin' all!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hanson Happenins

Mer sportin' her happy harvest outfit has an EXCITING announcement to daddy PASSED the Bar!!! Yippee Ki-YAY!!! (A special thanks to granny debbie for the outfit!)
Meet Travis Hanson, Esquire AKA my awesome stud muffin. He has taken the oath and is an official Texas Lawyer.
His business partner and good friend, Todd, joined us for the grand swearing in ceremony.
Our newest buddy Judge Hatch introduced Trav at the ceremony.

As you can see, we have experienced some exciting happenings lately. Trav passed the Bar-PHEW and a holla woot woot-and also landed an amazing job. He is a lawyer for TTUHSC (HSC is the Health Science Center). He started his job last week and is really enjoying it. It's weird to say, but we just might be perma Lubbockites. Yup, we always swore up and down when we moved here that we'd only be here for 3 years and then we'd up and leave....but look at us. We really love Lubbock and have no qualm whatsoever with staying (other than the wind and bad allergies). Overall, we are so fortunate that Travio was able to land this stellar job, are counting our blessings and are fixin' to enjoy LBK a touch longer than expected. p.s. thanks to good insurance, I get to start allergy shots-yay.

Now onto our lil' Mars Mars Bo Bars. She is getting so big. She's almost 7 months old and is a tad over 13 lbs. What a heffer aye?! She's long and lean-5th percentile weight and 50th height.

She's not one for sitting on her bum bum, she'd rather lock her lil' leggies as straight as a board and stand all day long.
Check out these here chubby bubby thighs
These pics are deceiving because she really doesn't like her bumbo all too much-DaRnIt- I soooo wish she did. She will sit in it for about 2 minutes and then she'll try/succeed in boot, scoot and boogying her way out of it.
Boy oh boy do we love our little worm. She brings so much happiness, giggles, joy and love to our lives. Not to mention sleep deprivation, loud crying and lots of drool. All in all, we couldn't ask for more in a lil' munchkin. We heart you Mer and are so thankful for you!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

6 Glorious Years in the MaKiNg.......

A new house
A hubby

His Bride

A lil' bundle of LOVE

Six glorious years of nothing but, 'good times, noodle salad'
with a touch of trials here and there of course.
Happy 6th anniversary Travio! I love you more and more each and every year. I'm so proud of all of your accomplishments and am THRILLED that you are done taking the Bar. Oh how I've missed you....... You are such a great hubby and an even better daddy to Mer Mer. We both adore you and are happy to say that you are ours. You are the sauce on our pizzer, the fizz in our coke and are such a winner winner chicken dinner in our books. Thanks so very much for all that you do for us, for your hard work ethic, always positive attitude, laughter, unselfishness, endless love and for just being you! You certainly are the cat's pajamas and we are your number one fans!!!
Huggins, Loves and Smoochies all around,
Corbo and Lil' Mer Mer

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tis HERE!!!!

THE B-A-R!!!!!!
After LoNg and GrUeSOmE hours and hours of studying, stress induced acne, headaches and cold sores the BAR is here!!! Let's not forget all the reading, note card making, memorizing, lectures, lack of family time, fun and life in general. Thank the heavens and then some the dreaded bar is finally here. Tis this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I know Trav is just as thrilled to take it as Mer and I are to have him take it. He's worked so hard, has been so diligent in preparing and is such a smart cookie that we know he will ace this succa. This studying has been such a bur in our booties and we are StOkED for him to get 'er DONE!!! GOOD LUCK babe-put on your 'Lucky Bar Exam' t-shirt and kill this thing! Mer Mer and I are rooting and praying for you all the way. Nothing but LOVE, huggins and a good game slap on the toosheroosky! I love you Travio and am the proudest wife in these here Southplains.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Sorry I've been such a slacker and a half as far as blogging is concerned. I'd give the excuse that I'm a new mom and have little to no time, tis true true, but what a LAMO excuse at that. Our friend Kendal snapped some fab shots of Mer Mer a couple weeks back and this is a little taste of the ones that turned out. I say 'turned out' because it took us TWO photo shoots to get these (thanks Kendal for being so patient). Kendal was sick the first couple weeks of Mer's life and we had to postpone pics, thus, in the mean time she became a bit too old for taking new born pics and screamed bloody H.E. double hockey sticks through the whole shoot. Not to mention, she tinkled and pooh poohed all over me and everything as well. When you gots to go, you gots to go photo-op or not! Overall, I've decided that Mer is not one that loves being in the lime light. Any how, we are loving our lil' wiggle worm, peanut, Boolicious, fuss-nut and her endless energy, fun-lovin', spunk, loud screamin' lungs and her adorable demeanor. We are thrilled to death she is ours and she's a keeper. Now if she'd only start napping regularly and sleeping through the night................

Friday, May 28, 2010

We Came, He CoNqUeReD!!!! LAW GRADUATION....

Travio holdin' his head up high just before walking the red carpet (Law Graduation Hollywood style) and being hooded.

The Proud Wife

The Guys jumpin' for JoY!
Trav endured his three years of Law School with a FAB slew of guys. There were lots of laughs, lunches and breaks taken at the 'truck stop' and good times had (amongst hours of studying and exams of course).
The Gals!
The wives and supporters of the guys. We've all become sooooo close.
The crew
These here folks are nothing short of family and are some of our closest friends!!! From the numerous 'get your guns up' Red Raider football parties, hang outs, holiday parties, Thanksgiving dinners-you name it-we've done it all!!! We love these peeps so darn much and it's oh soooooo hard saying goodbye! However, it's not goodbye, rather, 'see ya later'.
Time truly has flown by for us here in Lubbock. Lubbock, though the wind is rather ANNOYING and cockroaches crawl freely, has certainly grown on us like we never imagined it would. It seems like we just moved in....3 years we are loving it and are staying even longer. We are thankful for this past chapter and the friends we've made and look forward to the next.