Sunday, June 28, 2009

We're Home!

We had a great time in Houston spending time with our family! I was definitely happy to be home though, and so were the kids. After a week of being off of their normal schedules, and not having naps, they were acting pretty rotten towards the end of the trip.

The weather in Houston is SOOOO humid! The temperature is the same as it is in Dallas, but we don't have the humidity. I think I lost a pound every day we were there, just from sweating. Just going out to the car to get something was torture! As soon as I would walk outside I would be sweating, and by the time I got back in the house, my hair would be wet. Definitely not good weather when you have wavy hair!

We spent most of our time hanging out with my grandparents, my great-grandmother, and great-aunt. We also got to see my Uncle David, his wife Charlotte, and my cousin Brad and his family. It was great getting to see all of them, because it's usually only once a year that it happens.

My great-grandmother, Granny, isn't doing too well. She is 91, has taken a couple of bad falls lately, and her mind is starting to go. When she fell, she fractured several little bones in her back, which is causing her a lot of pain. It was SO sad to see her in such awful discomfort. She wasn't able to stay out of bed for very long periods of time while we were visiting.

It brought me great happiness to see how thrilled she was to see Mom, Dad, me, and the kids! She hadn't gotten dressed in regular clothes for several weeks, but since she knew we were coming to see her, she got all dolled up in one of her suits. It was SO precious! I just love my Granny!!

Unfortunately, since she was in bed most of the time, I didn't get a single picture of her. After looking through all of my pictures, I was very sad when I realized it. I did get a lot of pictures on the trip though, so I have several posts to do tomorrow!

The trip was a success and overall, Parker and Peyton were pretty good! They are acting much more like themselves now though, since they are back on their schedules and taking good naps. Man oh man, what a difference in their behavior, with just a couple of extra hours of sleep!!

This weekend was spent with Granna. She came home with us to finish out her vacation and watched the kids for Adam and I last night, so we could attend The Lash Outs show. Thanks Granna!! While we were heading out for the evening, she was loading up the kids and taking them to Chuck E. Cheese. She said they had an absolute blast! I wish she would have had the camera to take some pictures.

Shortly after returning home from taking Granna back to Hachie, Nona came over. She brought with her a lot of delicious food for dinner, along with some fruit for me and Peyton! YUMMY!! Aunt Kate and one of her friends, Katie Joe, along with her daughter, Kendalynn, all came over for dinner as well. We enjoyed the pools and sprinklers in the backyard until dinner was ready.

The dinner turned out delicious!! We had steak, salmon, shrimp, roasted potatoes, roasted asparagus, spaghetti squash, sauteed mushrooms, and brownies with Blue Bell ice cream for dessert. WOW! It was a lot of food, but hardly any of it was left over.

We ended a great week with a great weekend!! I am so grateful for my family!

I hope you all had a great week and weekend as well. Stay tuned for some posts, that I hope to complete tomorrow. Love you all!!


Michelle said...

Sounds like a super fun time! Can't wait to see pics. I must get the spaghetti squash recipe.

Jenny, Jon and Lucas said...

It does sound like you all had lots of fun! I can't wait to see pictures of the kids!

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Murry Mayhem said...

I'm sad to hear about your Granny, she is such a sweet lady. Praying that she gets better.