I am well overdue with a posting about my trip to Houston. Seems like it was such a quick, short trip, but of course, jamming as much as possible into it!
I left early on Saturday morning so that I could be in Houston before lunch time. Can't get up during the week in order to get to work on time but I can get up on a Saturday morning to be in the car before 7 am to get to Houston. Priorities!!! Priorities!!!!
Made it to Houston right before lunch time and was immediately whisked off to lunch with Stacy and the kids. Well, two of the kids. Marly and Parker. We went to Zaxby's. It's a chicken place. That's all they do. Chicken. Grilled, fried, nuggets, sandwiches. Just chicken. Yeah, I didn't pick it, the kids did. Then off to the local needle store. It was so much fun to just look!!!! Of course, I always forget to make a list of things I may need before I get there. I did buy a new pair of scissors, a needle minder, and this cool thing for your finger that helps you to pick up beads. I also purchased a beginner's stitching kit for my nephew. Yep, that's right, my nephew. He asked me if he could have it so I didn't see a reason as to why he shouldn't learn.
I wasn't the only one in town for the big weekend. Stacy's mother and 2 aunts were also there. That made for a very full house. So I stayed at Jeff's parents house. Best decision I could have made. I had a bedroom to myself with a huge 4-poster bed that was so high I had to jump to get into it and a private spa bathroom. Yep, I was living the high life for a few days. I really didn't want to come home!!! Even harder when they said I could stay as long as I wanted!!!
So we celebrated a birthday and a baptism that weekend for Marly Grace. She is now 9 years old. I can't believe it. One of her gifts was a cell phone. So now I get texts from her all the time. Morning, afternoon, and night. It is sweet but I don't think I quite approve, but then she is not my child!!! Parker is also getting to be a big boy. He'll be 8 in August. Cassady just turned 1. She isn't talking or walking yet but give her time. She makes a lot of sounds and show her where her walker is and she can zoom off!!! She is into everything! Such an inquisitive little thing!
Jeff baptizing Marly
Parker, Cassady and Marly
Marly, Cassady, me, and Parker. Let it be noted that I was hurrying up Shug to take the picture because Cassady had kicked off her diaper. I just knew she was going to pee or poop on me!!! Luckily she didn't!!