Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Finally...

Hey Everyone... it's been a crazy couple of weeks getting back into the swing of things since our trip, and Liv starting preschool. So I've finally gone through all the pictures from our Texas trip and created a slide show so that everyone can see just what we were up to. There's quite a few, just so you know, but I'm sure that there's a few of you out their that will really enjoy them if you just let it run while you do something at the same time. Yes, I just advised multi-tasking! Let me tell you the highlights though. The Saturday after we arrived my cousin, Lexi, turned four. To kick off her birthday celebration we all went to build-a-bear so the girls could create something special. The next day we headed to Austin where the Harward family had a little reunion at Uncle Brent and Aunt Judy's. Their place is probably my all time favorite place ever since they're backyard is Lake Austin! I'm soooo jealous! I tried talking Todd into buying one of their multi-million dollar houses... yeah right! Maybe in 20+ years! It was so wonderful to see my uncles, aunts, and cousins... it's been at least three years since I saw most of them. While we were there we celebrated Lexi's official birthday with a Princess Party. The girls thought that was so cool! When we got back to Houston, actually Richmond, we spent an afternoon at Kemah. We ate lunch at a restaurant with five aquariums! Gary loved watching the fish, he thought they were so silly... only Gary! That week I was able to take my cousin, Jessica, out for a day of pampering. Shannon's boss kindly gave her four dugout tickets to the Astros game the next Friday, so we hired a babysitter and had a girls night at the baseball field! That was one crazy game... we decided to leave after the 13th inning... can you imagine!! Unfortunately the Astros lost the next morning, by like five, so we were glad we left. But it was wonderful seats for a photographer... I had so much fun learning how to take still shots of such quick action! Kind of our last hurrah was our trip the Houston Museum of Natural Science. I had to make this stop since I remember going there & being amazed by the butterfly exhibit, since you walk through this large tropical room with thousands of butterflies just flying around you! Another great stop for a photographer, but let me tell you this... if you go for that reason, don't bring the kids they limit the time you can spend capturing the butterflies. Anyways, it was so GREAT, the whole trip. I miss my aunt and family there so much already, but I look forward to the next visit, cause it was so super-duper fun!

3 comments:

Sue said...

Your pics are fantastic :) Love the slideshow and the cube :)

The Mad Hatter said...

I think you should check out my friend Kristi's blog. You two have a lot in common.

http://claveriecruising.blogspot.com/

Hope you're doing well. We're finally settling in in Portland and really enjoying the city.

Suzanne said...

How fun that you got a chance to visit family! It looks like you had a great time. I love the pics, especially of the one with Liv kissing! How sweet! :)