Thursday, July 01, 2010

Our trip to Hades, I mean, Texas

Holy. Cow. It was hotter than HELL down there. And being pregnant? Forget it. I was a giant walking sweat bomb. Thank goodness for Certain Dri!! Next time I decide to go to Texas in June, someone please slap some sense into me. Still, we had a good time. Summer especially. We Skype with my parents pretty frequently so Summer knew who they were, and as soon as she saw them she ran right up and never looked back at boring old mom and dad. She loved all the attention and treats and I think Grandma and Grandpa had a pretty good time, too.

As is the usual when we go to Texas, we ate a lot. Chick-fil-A, Kreuz’s Barbecue (best I’ve EVER had there), Magnolia Cafe in Austin (featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives……SO yummy!!) I would seriously weight 300 pounds if I lived there. And just a quick trip to Wal-Mart will show you that most people that live there do. ;) I mean, they have an IHOP in their Food Courts!! What???


Friday night we left Summer in the capable hands of her grandparents and Derrick and I left for San Antonio for the night. My first night away from my little girl! I totally cried and missed her the entire time. NOT!!! I did miss her a little, but man, oh man, was it sooo nice to get away! We had a sweet room overlooking the Alamo right on the Riverwalk. We shopped at the Market Square and got a candied sweet potato at Mi Tierra (delicious!). We had dinner at Casa Rio and ate outside along the river, with perfect weather, and then walked along the river for awhile.


Saturday morning we had breakfast in our room, which was amazing, and then we went to the San Antonio Temple. It’s a beautiful temple and I’m so glad we were able to go while we were there. We finally made it back home where I was expecting a big welcome home smile and hug from my sweet daughter but she just looked at me and then picked up a fridge magnet she dropped and ran to Grandma. Love you too, sweetie! Actually, I’m glad she gets along with them so well, because that’s who she’ll be hanging out with when baby numero dos comes. On or about 7 weeks! Yikes!


We hit up a watermelon festival, went to Zilker Park in Austin and rode the train, and mostly just hung out with family and hit the pool every night to cool off. To be honest, I felt like a slacker mom. I hardly changed any diapers and I got to sleep in. So that’s what it must be like living near family, eh?


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Now we’re back home and poor Summer is probably bored without her constant entertainment. But the weather has been great, mid to upper 70’s, and it’s just where I like it. Now it’s all systems go to get everything ready before our lives turn upside-down. Again…. 


Nicki said...

Good luck Karen!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, that food looked good!

DeAnn said...

Yay for slacker mom-hood! Glad you had a fun trip.

Your Mama said...

what do you mean you felt like a slacker mom, You were!! :0)
Mom But thx again & again for coming. It was fun and we really enjoy playing with Summer.

Patten Family said...

I love the picture with you two in the watermelon cutout and there is a random stroller sitting there with Summer (I think) in one!