Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Trip to Texas....Part I....Frisco

We are home! We left two weeks ago for our two-week trip to Texas and after about six gallons of Blue Bell and several hundred miles covered in family visits we are pooped! The girls and I went ahead of Chris for a week and he met up with us on Monday (Thanksgiving week). We spent one week in Frisco and then rented a car and drove to San Antonio for a few days, then loaded back up and drove to Fort Worth where we finished our visit before flying home yesterday.

The reunion between me and my bed was a beautiful thing.

We started our trip in Frisco with the Jolly family. The quick background story with our families is that we met at a Mother's Day Out when our oldest children who are now almost 13 were just months old. Tiff and I were trying to make ends meet by working at the MDO program at our church. Tiff was the director and I was her minion. Because we were best friends (instantly), I had some clout and was able to be with my baby girl in the nursery and then move up with her when she moved up. Even after Emma was born I was able to continue to manipulate my boss in order to be with my babies. We spent our first years of motherhood and marriage sifting through the joys and heartaches that came with both. When the time came for us to move here, the pain was unbearable and unsuitable to speak about on this happy-go-lucky recant of my recent trip. So the background story ends here for now :)

Tiffany served us with a plethora of pop-tarts and ice cream and we had something fun planned for the kids everyday.

What's that boys? Sam Moon is not your idea of fun? You don't see dirt cheap silver jewelry, clip-on hair, and fabulous luggage as heaven on earth?

Whatever.

The girls and I got about 8 pairs of sterling silver earrings for less than $30.00.

Nuff said.

And have mercy. The luggage. Would you just look at these precious duffels?

I got Samuel a camouflage duffel bag for $12.95. He was simply overjoyed. (not) He spent the majority of his time piling large quantities of gaudy jewelry around his neck and hollerin' out to Davy Jones to come and try and steal his treasure.

I did buy the girls luggage there as well but they were higher quality than what is shown on the website so they cost a bit more.

Here is Hannah's big girl suitcase...


Here is Emma's...




And here is the get-off point for most, if not all the men who were reading this post.

Moving on. Look guys....It's a house in the middle of nowhere and a huge dirt pile.
Got your interest?

The Jolly's are moving to a country abode in the small (peanut-size) town of Blue Ridge, Texas. Where's that you wonder?

Well, just a skip and a jump past Squeezepenny and Frognot, that's where.

Not a joke.

We spent an afternoon out at their new place and the kids relished in this fresh pile of dirt. Cause it just doesn't take much.

I think for Samuel's birthday I may just have a load of dirt hauled out here and set those boys free in my backyard.

On the way to Blue Ridge....


Look how happy Samuel is to be awake.


This is Robby. He lives next door with his great-grandparents. His sun rises and sets based on whether he gets a visit from the Jolly kids.

I have told Tiffany he has a special place in my heart if I ever write a book because he is truly a character.



Jeffrey and Samuel....making our hearts melt.


Emma...


Julia...


Jeffrey...


Hannah...


Jacob...


Samuel...


From their front porch...


How I'm feeling about unpacking...

6 comments:

Wendy said...

Glad you are back and had a great time. I'm w/ ya - the unpacking is never fun.

Anonymous said...

Welcome home! I hope you got your fill of Blue Bell.
Tiffany, Jeffrey is so TALL! I've been a little jealous of your time with our Kim.
Love you guys, Lurker

Leslie said...

HEE HAHAHAHAHAHA! You always make me laugh out loud. Glad you had a fun trip.

And that's a beautiful picture from the porch.

Tiffany said...

Oh my! I promise we cooked more than blue bell and pop tarts...remember that awesome breakfast to send you off to SA? I made those eggs and gravy special just the way YOU like them....remember?

We are having Voiles withdrawls and bad! The memories made were sweet and just add to the already awesome memories made over the past 12 years God has blessed us with!

I will try and give an update with pictures on my blog soon! This week seems like everything is happening all at once all of the sudden...and it's a good thing since we have only a month to finish! Wish y'all could come back and help paint...now that would be some great photo moments and something to blog about huh?

Glad y'all made it home safely! Hee Haw!

Love y'all,

Tiff

Tracy said...

LOVE the luggage. I want to go there. Ethan does the same when woken up after sleeping in the car. I love the dirt pile birthday party idea. :) And lastly...I am with ya on the unpacking.

Welcome back!

Leigh said...

I LOVE Sam Moon. :) My family lives in the Frisco area and my husband and I used to live there as well. My husband isn't so fond of Sam Moon...I think it is because of my love of jewelry and purses. :)

God Bless and Merry Christmas!