We were going to get my TX driver's license, but all of the hair stuff took a little long and we had plans that evening, so I still have that driver's license thing on my agenda for another date. After all the hair stuff, we headed to a friend's house for dinner. Valerie & I were friends at ACU, and she lives here in Houston, so she & her family invited us over. Of course, she lives in Houston and I live in Houston, but we still manage to live 55 miles from each other. HA! That just cracks me up; you can tell I've lived in a small town for a long time! It's still nice to say we both live in Houston!
We enjoyed sitting in their backyard which was surprisingly pleasant weather wise and eating fajitas-yum! Valerie & Greg have 2 girls (ages 5 & 2) whom G & K had fun playing with. They played in the gameroom, on the play fort, and had a great time on the blow-up water slide! Katie even ended up being cold after playing in the water. That was a nice problem to have!
Saturday, we were so excited for our friends, the Bronnimans, to come visit us for an overnight stay! They live near Dallas (about 4 hours) so they decided it was high time for us all to see each other now that we're back in "God's Country" (as Krista refers to Texas!) We hadn't seen Krista & Beau (the 6 year old) since I was pregnant with Katie (Nov. 2003), we'd never seen Briley, and we hadn't seen Bret since I was pregnant with Gracie (June 2000!) I'm not sure the last time we'd seen Blake, but it had been a long time!!!!!!! We were friends with them when we lived in Lubbock back in '95-'97, and Chris & Bret had known each other at ACU also. Bret & Chris have such similar~goofy~personalities that they just "get" each other. They're funny to listen to when they're together. Krista & I love to talk about our kids and we're both teachers, so we have plenty of fun ourselves! We've kept in touch over the years, and it was wonderful to get together and "pick up where we left off." It's so great to have friends like that-the ones that you can go years & years without seeing in person and just pick up like you'd seen each other last week! It's just that somewhere along the way we ended up with 5 (almost 6!) kids whereas we used to have none! Our kids all got along so well! It was like they've always known each other. It was obvious that we parent in similar ways which always makes things nice, too! It was a great-although short-time spent together and we look forward to the next time we can see each other!
This week will bring my mom to Houston to stay until after the baby is born! Friday, Chris & the girls and maybe myself, will be going to the Astros game with some people from church. It's actually "Harding Night." "ACU Night" is the next night, but "Harding Night" was a lot less expensive and people from church were going to that one, so we opted to purchase tickets for that one. I haven't decided yet if I'll go; it'll probably depend on how I feel and how hot it is, etc. My feet are swollen again tonight and my legs are hurting and I'm just tired.....you know, all that late pregnancy stuff! It's getting closer and I'm excited & ready!