Friday, August 8, 2014

Summer Fun - 1

We left the beach on Father's day, so John celebrated his day with a nice long drive! We actually gave him some father's day happies the weekend before and he was able to watch lots of World Cup soccer while at the beach so I think he was more than happy!
John dropped Chance and I off in Hattiesburg and he headed on to Texas to get back to work. We made a quick trip to Meridian with Laura Anne to see Big D and celebrate Father's Day with him. We had a fun afternoon at the lake then a shrimp/crawfish boil at the house that night prepared by Mommo and Jack.

Chance stayed in Meridian for a few days while Laura Anne, Rachel, Megan, Katie, and I drove to Hattiesburg for a girls trip. We all stayed at Laura Anne and Chris's house from Sunday-Wednesday. Our days were filled with pool time, margaritas, and lots of laughter. We met up with Amye at a Mexican restaurant on Monday night, and she came out to Laura Anne's for a cookout on Tuesday night. This was the first time we have all gotten together to just hang out in too long and we have decided it is going to be an annual thing! So thankful for these friendships.

Marge, Big D, and Chance came and picked up me and Laura Anne on Wednesday and we all drove to Katy. Thursday we all went to the Beach Club for some fun pool time and Friday we spent the day at the zoo.

We had such a fun visit with Marge, Big D, and Laura Anne!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Beach Trip

Our first vacation of the summer was a trip to Orange Beach, Alabama with friends. We spent four days there with Brian, Melinda, and Ethan Stringer and his dad and step-mom Dennis and Kim. We stayed at the Caribe which was so nice and had awesome pools and a lazy river. It rained our first morning so we spent time in the indoor pool and hot tub. Late that afternoon after nap we went down to the beach for some playtime in the sand.

We stayed in that night, ordered pizza and played a few games. The next day we had beautiful weather so we went straight out to the beach and stayed until lunch time. After the boys napped we spent the rest of the day at the pool.

That night Dennis and Kim stayed in with the boys while Brian, Melinda, John, and I went to dinner. It was nice to have an adults night out!

Our trip came to an end too soon, but we had a wonderful beach vacation!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


May brought warmer weather and lots of road trips.
I enjoyed a nice Mother's Day weekend here in Katy and was treated like a queen! We also hit a big milestone that week before...Chance is no longer in diapers! I was planning to tackle potty training in the end of the summer but Chance was ready so we just went with it. I honestly was dreading this but he did so much better than I was expecting!

Then began our own mini Dave Matthews tour. The first show we saw was in The Woodlands. We went early to hang out with friends, left all the kids with a babysitter and then enjoyed a fun night out and a great show!

Next, on Memorial Day weekend we drove through Meridian and stopped for a night to visit family and drop off Chance. We then headed to Birmingham for our next show. It was our first trip back to Bham in awhile so John and I enjoyed a tour of UAB, and a couple meals at our favorite spots. We tail-gated before the show and once again had an awesome evening! This was mine and John's 20th time to see Dave Matthews together!

The next day John and I were off to Atlanta for our final show of the year. We met up with more friends and had a great time together.

We stopped through Meridian on the way back to see family again then we left Chance there and John and I headed home for a week to ourselves. Chance had a blast and we did too! John and I enjoyed some nice dinners as well as painted 3 rooms and rearranged furniture, including getting rid of Chance's crib and making him a "big boy" room.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

More Catching Up

March brought a fun girls week during spring break. This was our 2nd annual get-together and I loved having a house full! We shopped, went to the rodeo and Selena Gomez concert, ate lots of good food, and had a great time together!

Chance rode back to Meridian with the girls and spent the rest of the week having fun and pretty much getting to do whatever he wanted!!

April was another busy month. We started it off with April "Pools" day at the hospital with water safety booths/activities along with ambulance and helicopter tours. One Saturday a few families in our neighborhood went to a local farm for some strawberry picking, tractor rides, games, and other fun.

Pops and CC came for a long weekend and we had a great time! We did lots of yard work and put in a sandbox/flowerbed in the backyard. John and I also enjoyed a night away downtown at the Memorial Hermann gala.

Corinne came and spent Easter weekend with us in Katy and we loved it! Our neighborhood had a fun Easter egg hunt and we had a wonderful church service on Sunday morning.

We had a fun-filled winter/spring!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Catch Up!

Since I'm about 8 months behind on blogging, here's a quick recap of what's been going on...

We had a wonderful Christmas with our families in Meridian.  Our time at home was spent doing our favorite, watching Christmas movies, and spending lots of fun time together. Our annual Christmas Eve party was just as great as it always is and we enjoyed wonderful family meals and fun gift exchanging on Christmas Day. We are truly blessed!

John, Chance, and I enjoyed a nice quiet New Year's Eve at home watching football and barely making it until midnight! We sadly packed up all the holiday decorations and attempted to get back to normal after a fun month of Christmas celebrations. I hosted Bunco for our neighborhood group in mid-January and we had a blast! We also enjoyed a fun long weekend with Marge, Big D, and Lou Lou!

February included a trip to Sesame Street Live, which was a huge hit, followed by a week in MS.  We also had a great visit with Pops and CC in Katy.