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I am a stay-at-home mom to 2 children, Ryan and Alexa. My husband and I are high school sweethearts who have been through college, medical school, residency, and fellowship together. He just started his practice in orthopaedic spine surgery in our home town.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Our week in Texas

I started on a big post about our week in Texas, but I just can't seem to find the time to document the entire week of happenings. We had a great time. Since several family members have requested to see some pictures, I will document the week with pictures. Hopefully this will stop me from feeling so guilty and overwhelmed and I can begin blogging on a regular basis again (I know, you've heard that one before.)

Kids swimming at the Cap Rock pool. The first day was gorgeous weather, but the pool was freezing.

Christmas card picture? Just kidding.

The kids love crawling in Mulligan's crate. Mulligan, not so much.

We met Jenny and 2 of her boys at a Pumpkin Patch. I was so nice to see Jenny and hang out with her again for awhile. I can't believe I didn't take any pictures of us together. What in the world?!? She has a few on her blog here and here if you want to see them.

The grandparents offered to watch the kids for the night so I could go with Jim to Austin. We had fun laying in bed and watching tv in the middle of the day. We then got dressed up and went to a wonderful seafood restaurant for dinner with some people. After dinner we hit a piano bar on 6th Street. It was a blast!

It was too cold to swim but the kids wanted to go over to the Yacht Club pool and beach anyways. We fed the ducks and look at the many animals there.

On Thursday I took the kids to San Antonio to visits friends. We had lunch at Chuy's with Jenny and Angie and my friend Tracy. It was delicious! How I missed Chuy''s!!! We then went to see Angie's new home. It is gorgeous! I am soooo happy for the Gordon's. They deserve it. After the tour, Tracy and the kids and I went to her new home. She is living in the neighborhood where I taught 4th grade and her kids are going to the same school I was at. One of her daughters is in 4th grade right now. It is fun to hear who is still there teaching. Ryan and Katie were babies together and good little buddies. It was fun to see them so big. Alex and Nathan were born 2 days apart. We moved when they were 8 months old so they didn't get to know each other as well, but they are pretty sweet with each other.

We visited the Austin Children's Museum. It is wonderful and full of so many neat exhibits.

We took a few family pictures Saturday morning before we left for the Nebraska/Texas game. We are not sure why Alex is making that face. :) Is is ever possible for everyone to look good at the same time?

Poor Alex! She crashed as soon as we left the football game. Too many days of missing naps and late nights out. We had a great week in Texas and look forward to visiting again soon.


Blogger Jenny said...

It's hard to find the time to document an entire week of fun. Loved all the highlights and especially seeing you!! Did you guys set the timer for the hotel room shot? Hubba hubba :)

I think your family photo at the top and bottom are cute. You NEVER can have a perfect shot right? Talk to you soon :)

5:16 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

What a wonderful trip! Love the pictures and documenting, but never feel like you have to post it ALL or you'll go insane!!! :)

Love the family photos! You are so gorgeous girl!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

Great pictures and you all look gorgeous! I'm glad you were able to go back to an old stomping ground and see and visit old friends. I'm sure they loved it.

I'm laughing about Jenny's comment. I'm blushing too:)

8:46 PM  
Blogger donna said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. I love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

That sounds perfect. Especially your night away and meeting up with old friends. What a cute little family you are.

10:42 AM  
Blogger carlo said...

yay a new post! i love it!

cute pics and i always threaten to use photoshop to get all of us looking good at the same time. :)

thanks for your sweet note on my blog. glad you stopped by!

and yes, must budget for the red wine every once in a while!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Glad I was able to see you and of course indulge at Chuy's.

The pictures are all cute. We never can get the perfect picture of all of us.

8:21 AM  
Blogger lelly said...

welcome back! i'm so glad to be catching up on your blog.

6:42 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

As always-I love looking at your pictures! You all make such a cute family! Looks like you had a great & busy time-how fun for you & Jim just to hang out all day together and do nothing-I love days like those;)

7:45 AM  

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