Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Everything's better in Texas!


Well, maybe not everything, but the food was certainly great, and so was the fellowship!! =)




Hubby and I took a much needed mini-vacation to Spring, TX this past weekend to visit good friends who moved there last year after they got married. We left Friday afternoon and came back Sunday night. My parents kept my daughter, and this was my first weekend away from her. I did pretty good, all things considering. Got a little teary after we dropped her off, but perked up on the road and did fine all weekend, until about noon on Sunday. After church was over and we were eating lunch, I was suddenly just really ready to go home. I hated to leave my friends, we miss them so much, but I was ready to get my daughter back! We had a happy reunion and I took off work Monday to spend the day with her (hence no blog yesterday!)

Here are some pics from our trip!
We went to The Woodlands for dinner Saturday night. These were pics taken downtown.
Above is a pic of me and my friend Laura. Somehow her husband Russ escaped all the pics!! How'd I miss him?? haha.
Funny story - when I woke up at their house Saturday, I realized it was almost 80 degrees outside. When I left LA it was lower 60's so everything I packed was long sleeved or a sweater. Whoops! So we just "had" to go shopping to buy me a new top to wear on our big date night out Saturday. =) I picked up the tank above at Macy's at The Woodlands mall.


The above pics were taken at dinner, at a really fun Irish-pub type restaurant called The Goose's Acre. We all had fish and chips (the chips were some of the best fries I've ever had!) Very fun night. Afterward we got ice cream, then played pool and went back to their house and played Texas Hold 'Em poker. (no betting, just fun) Though I must brag - I beat everyone, including both guys. heheheh.

I picked up Audrey a present at Old Towne Springs, a fun outdoor market/shopping center with lots of boutiques and trendy little stores. I found her a toy picnic basket with stuffed food items inside - a sandwich that velcroed its topping together (lettuce, tomato and cheese!), a jingle bottle of grape soda, a jingly chocolate ice cream cone, and a watermelon that squeaked. All of the food items had smiley faces.

How fun! Audrey LOVED it, as you can tell. The bread was her favorite part. =)

Fun trip! But it's always good to be home. We miss you Laura & Russ! =)

4 comments:

Georgiana said...

Great pictures! Looks like you had good times....

Good job at cards, too!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Welcome Back!

Stacy Gibbs said...

What a fun trip! I bet it was hard living little miss! That little picnic basket is so cute!!! I bet she will love playing with all her "food"! :)

Stacy Gibbs said...

What a fun trip! I bet it was hard living little miss! That little picnic basket is so cute!!! I bet she will love playing with all her "food"! :)