Friday, July 31, 2009

Vacation Update

We are currently in McKinney on phase 4 of our 4 phase vacation. Let's back up and recap the fisrt 3 phases.

Phase 1: Visit McKinney for 3 days to see the FL Gross'. I hadn't seen Uncle Lloyd and Aunt Susie since my wedding and that was more in passing. We went to Six Flags Over Texas with the Flisowski's and had so much fun as you can see from the pictures taken from Six Flags. I even updated the blog while on the swings. My last night in McKinney we went to Cru Winebar in Plano. It was a very nice adult meal. I got a red wine flight and we all shared a cheese flight. I also had a delicious staek and shared choclate fondu with Susie. Yum Yum!

Phase 2: I left McKinney for Corpus Christi but stopped by our apartment in Bastrop for an hour or so to repack. I left for Corpus with the Sweeneys b/c Tracy had to work Friday night. Saturday and Sunday we spent at our marraige enrichment seminar at the Omni Hotel. The best part was hanging out with friends and talking about deployment/marriage things, oh and having dinner at Joe's Crab Shack on the pier!

Phase 3: We left Corpus Sunday afternoon and stopped in New Caney to see Tracy's Dad and sister for the night. Monday morning we left for a short drive to Nacogdoches. We took Addison's 6 month portraits and the next day took family pictures. I will post more pictures later, but for now here's one for your viewing pleasure! We enjoyed our time in Nach. It's always good to see family especially since Tracy won't see much family until Christmas!

Now for Phase 4: We are resting, washing clothes, and packing for our trip to Gatlinburg and Ft. Payne. My dad's parents live in Gatlinburg, TN and my Aunt Cindy lives in Ft. Payne where my mom's dad will also come up to see us. We are traveling tonight with the Lemmons and my parents. We guesstimate that the total travel time will be 18 hours with food/gas stops!

I"ll update you from the road!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Corpus Christi!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful father! I hope you had a great day Dad and that you got by birthday voicemail! You're a great Dad and have always been there for mom and us girls! Tracy says happy birthday too!

Addison is officially 5 months old! I thought the above picture appropriate, a picture of her with her Papa!

Today I took my first ride on my new bike! I only fell once. That is an improvement! I stayed after church for the church membership class. Sad that we are moving soon, but might as well join since the future is uncertain. Addison and I enjoyed our afternoon with a long nap! It should be a good week; not a whole lot planned!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cousins and Bikes!

The last two weeks have been very busy. Tracy and I went to Ft. Hood so he could complete a motorcycle safety course. We then headed to Houston to visit his Dad and 2 sisters. We stayed there through the 4th of July. We arrived in Bastrop just in time for a pool party with our friends.

Monday: I picked up Elizabeth at the airport. She stayed with us for a week. We spent the night with the Lemmons. Fun as always!
Wednesday: Tracy got his motorcycle license and we headed to Austin to check out the bikes he found on Craigslist. He dropped Elizabeth and I off at Jack and Adam's bicycle shop. Little did I know that 2 hours later they would be finished fitting me for my bicycle.

Thursday: Tracy found a bike that he liked in Kyle and we went to pick it up! Ashley Bushong and I went for a bike ride before our morning swim. I fell off b/c the chain came off and my shoes were clipped in. I hit the pavement, but I'm okay.

Friday: Left the Lemmon's house and picked up my bike at Jack and Adam's. Now I'm all ready for the triathlon in October!
Whew! That was a busy two weeks! I really enjoyed having Elizabeth here and I'm glad that Tracy got his motorcycle and I got my road bike. Happy riding to us!

Monday, July 6, 2009