Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekend Trip to Texas

We went on a whirlwind of a trip to Texas to visit both sides of our families.  The plane ride there was good, everyone was excited and Hudson actually was quiet and sat there most of the time.  My dad picked us up and we had What A Burger for lunch – we don’t have those here in NC, so that was our choice.  We then drove from Dallas to Tyler where my sis and her fam met up with us.  We so enjoyed getting to see them, and all Allie, Kaylee and Drew. 


On Saturday, Brian’s mom and dad and his sister, her husband, and their daughter (our niece) Ruthie came to Tyler as well to visit with us.  That day we just hung out with all the family.  We just thought is was hot here in NC, boy Texas was so hot!!! 

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Sunday we had brunch, went to my sisters house for the kids to play, and went to Discovery Science as a little outing.  We also ate dinner at my aunt and uncle’s house and my cousin Sara was there.  She set me up on Facebook while I was there, so now I have no excuse.  We had a great time visiting. 


Stephanie drove us back to Dallas on Monday to catch our plane back to NC.  The kids were tired by then, so the plan ride back was a little long, but we made it. 

Lilly had her first day of preschool on Thursday – she loved it.  The teacher told me Lilly told them she had a “wonderful time and I want to come back”.  She definitely loves school and learning.



Hudson had his first day on Friday – the parents came to to help them get comfortable in their new class.  He enjoyed playing with all the cars. 


This weekend we went to the State Farmers Market in Raleigh.  It is huge!  This is what we got this week – purple bell pepper, fresh cheese, homemade apple jam, blueberries (pesticide free), and a vintage dinosaur sign for Hudson’s dinosaur room.  I definitely plan to go back.


We also had delicious barbeque for lunch – Red Hot and Blue is so yummy, made us think of Texas barbeque for sure.  I was in heaven! 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


It’s summertime – at least it was – it now actually winding down with preschool set to start next week.  But for now, I thought I would write about what we have been doing this summer.

A few weeks after going to the Outer Banks, we took a long weekend trip to Myrtle Beach with Brian (he had a work thing there).  We had such a great time.  The kids and I went back and forth between the beach and pool while Brian was working.  We got to hang out as a family over the weekend and the kids really liked the ocean this time.  Hudson did not want to get out (helps that he did not get stung by a jelly fish this time!).  We got to visit Broadway on the Beach (for those who know what Kemah is, I compare it to this, only way huger).  The kids loved feeding the ducks and fish, riding the carousel, playing on the playground, and just walking around. 

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So, our plants from the beginning of the summer are still alive, but have not produced any fruit or vegetables (but they are green, so I have not completely killed them). 

We bought our first antique piece.  It is an East Lake dresser painted white for Lilly’s room.  It is about 100 years old and I think it looks great – I even got some cute pink antique knobs to put on it – I will post a pic when they come in. 

Lilly went to an all week morning mermaid dance camp.  She loves her new dance studio and had fun being a little mermaid.

Overall, I think we have really embraced our new home this summer.  We are not afraid to explore and try new things. 

Oh, one more huge thing.  We had been praying about finding a church home since we moved here.  We have finally joined a church.  Wake Crossroads Baptist church is where we now call home.  We love it and have already made some friends.  Do you want to know how we found out about it – well – from a guy standing behind us in line for a movie.  We struck up a conversation with him since he had an Aggie shirt on (obviously a Texan) and he told us about where his family went.  We would have never known about it had it not been for him – God has a sense of humor and timing for sure!  His wife is even from East Texas!