Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Busy Bees

I hope all of you know that my blogging hiatus has absolutely nothing to do with you. Things have been utterly insane over the past few months and it seems like there's never really any time to just sit and breathe let alone blog. And with our "Euro Trip '10" just around the corner, I'll obviously be on a blog break for a bit longer.

I'm planning to have a few updates for you to read after this weekend (there have been some major shakeups over the last few months that we would like to share with you). So please check back on Monday to read about what's been going on with us since last we posted.

Again, please know that we truly appreciate your visits to our little site and hope you to continue to check on us in the future. Hope you're all doing swell!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Father's Day Weekend

Notice: I had written this entry in June, but didn't post it

Chris and I were thrilled to have my wonderful parents drive up from South Texas to visit for the weekend! They arrived on Thursday evening and left Monday morning. Even though the trip amounted to a little over three full days, our time together still seemed brief.

Thursday we just spent the evening eating our Chik-Fil-A and watching TV. Friday I was lucky enough to have a half day so I took my parents to see the Dallas Farmer's Market and then headed to Maximo's, a Mexican restaurant, to try their yummy dessert and one of their signature drinks, a Maximo Heat (which is a margarita on the rocks with lots of diced jalapenos). Then it was off to run errands with mom while dad relaxed at home.

Saturday Chris played a softball game and two flag football games in the morning while the rest of us rested for a bit before starting our day. After Chris returned, we all went to see Prince of Persia and then made our way to Rockwall so Dad could finally go to a Bass Pro Shop. While there, we played a game to test our hunting skills. Mom and I weren't so great, but Chris and especially Dad were excellent marksmen.

Dad showing us how it's done...

Dad's score
Hunter Chris
Mom would have made a great actress... :)
We started our actual Father's Day morning at the mall. We took my Dad on a little shopping spree as his gift from us. Chris was also treated to a Dad's day gift from his adorable son, Shamrock- a new Craftsman edger/ trimmer (yup, we are definitely suburbians now!). Then it was off to the IMAX theater to see Toy Story 3 (if you haven't seen it, we highly recommend it). We ended the day with a family barbecue and topped it off with a homemade cake. :)

With my parents
Daddy and son celebrating Father's Day
I am so glad I was able to spend this particular weekend my parents. It's been a few years since I've been able to enjoy both Mother's AND Father's Day with them. Thank you both so much for driving all the way up to visit us. We absolutely love having you both here and can't wait until your next trip!

Dad, I just wanted to remind you how much I love and appreciate you- as a father, as a friend and as a person.  You have always been one of my biggest supporters and for that, I'm eternally grateful. I know I always say this, but thank you for all you have done and continue to do for me (and Chris and Shamrock). WE LOVE YOU!!! :)