Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Trip

One of the best people in the entire world had a baby shower (she's about to have her first little girl!) last weekend in College Station, so I knew we couldn't miss it!  Instead of just going down for the shower and back, we decided to make a trip of it!  So, we left a few days ahead of time and made the 10 hour trek, stopping in Dallas/Fort Worth for a few days of seeing friends and family and having fun .  We never get to see everyone we want to see on trips like these (where so many of our friends and family are gathered in the same place), but there's always a next time!  

Here's a few highlights (dumbo me left my camera at the hotel for a lot of the fun!)...

*We saw a friend of mine who has been in the hospital for a good two months on bed rest (bless her)!
*We saw my cousin who just got engaged and ate at the amazing Coal Vines in Dallas.

*We toured the Dallas World Aquarium.  It was perfect for the kids, and they were so anxious to find the sharks they basically ran past everything else...except Nemo :)
*We saw one of my best friends from college, and I finally met her little girl and her sweet Emma Grace (in utero)!  
*Carter might have a new girlfriend!
*Carter asked our waiter if he "had a bed" or if  "children like me sleep in beds in buildings like that next door" - he was tired!
*Peter was given a book as a birthday gift during our trip.  He smiled and said, "I don't read."
*There was one trip to the urgent care, a double ear infection, nightly accidents from the one who never has accidents and a lot of funny conversations in the car.

*We saw GiGi and the boys adored her, just like we all do!
*We stayed with our wonderful cousins, and Carter told me, "Mom, you and Dad can go now.  Jus leave Peter and I here."
*We stayed with Tiffany the Great, and she had silly string, cookie cakes, a pinata, goody bags and incredible hospitality for our crazy crew.

*I introduced the boys to my favorite dessert...

*We spent a couple of hours with my Adopt-an-Aggie grandparents from college.
*We made it six hours without stopping, and we ended the trip at Mimi's to celebrate one very special birthday!

Was it tiring?  Yes.  Did I probably not plan as well as I should have?  Of course.  Would we do it all over again?  In a heart beat.  

It was such a great time, even if crazy and fast-paced.  Now we're back and settling into normal...trick-or-treating up next!


  1. "I don't read." Hahahhahaha!! I could barely make it through the rest of the post after that line.

    I'm exhausted just reading about the trip - but it sounds like you packed a whole lotta fun in!


  2. The look so great in their Aggie gear! Glad you had a wonderful trip.

  3. Don't tell Ty, but you all are my favorite visitors ever. I had SO much fun! Thank you so much for coming and staying and for buying all my meals and for just being so dang amazing!