My wonderful husband let me have a week back in Texas to visit my friends! One of my best friends had her first baby in May, so I got to see her and the baby. And I got to visit our old church home and the boys' school. I ate out more than I have in a long time! And I got to sleep in a few times. Okay, I was still on west coast time so I stayed up late and slept in a lot. It was such a nice break!
My first night back in Dallas, my beautiful friend and her family took me to Freebird's. Freebird's and I go way back. I remember when there was only one in College Station. My boys love Freebird's too, and I was a little sad they couldn't be there. But I wasn't so sad that I couldn't enjoy it. I especially had fun teaching my little friend the proper technique for eating a Freebird.
The next day I went to my other beautiful friend's house to spend time with her and her new little man (and her husband, too). He is such a beautiful, sweet, and talkative 4-month-old! We had so much fun! We got in some meals too - Chick-fil-a and Freebird's again. I have probably missed those specific restaurants the most.
After a few days it was back to the first friend's house. I had a lot of fun with her and her girls, too. It was nice to just hang out with friends (both houses), and do normal things with them. The girls and I read together. They would color pictures for me. My friend would do laundry. I got to brush their hair some. I got to watch their cheer practice. I picked them up from school. The dog would put its wet nose on my leg and I would squirm and tell it to go away. ;)
I got to visit my old church on Sunday morning. It was so nice to be back. I saw a lot of people and saw the changes they had made to the building. It's sad when life keeps going on without you. ;)
I had a real Mexican food lunch at Cristina's after church on Sunday with a bunch of church friends. The next day I had a New Orleans-themed lunch at McAlister's with friends from the boys' old school. The food was great, but the people I shared the time with made it even better! I also had a dinner with another friend who couldn't make the group lunch and another lunch with 2 more friends who couldn't make the group lunch. I am so thankful for these friends making the time to get together with me! Unfortunately, I missed a bunch of friends, too. Maybe they can come up here to see me. ;)
If you want to see pics of the people I saw, you can go here. It was a lot to try to put into the blog.
When I got back into town I was so relaxed and happy to see my family. Predictably, that did not last long. The boys who had missed me so much while I was away, seemed to delight in pushing my buttons now that I was home. We are settling back into a rhythm now, and getting along well. Evan has started soccer and some after school activities. Joel is hoping to get into gymnastics. I am taking on more PTSA commitments. Steve is finishing the last few repairs and updates to the house to get it all shored up for winter. I will blog more about those later. But now I need to get ready for an adventure day. Stay tuned for another exciting episode to be told soon ...
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