Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Family Time

We just got back in town from St. Louis, where we had wonderful family time. Josh's cousin Jonathan got married this past weekend. Welcome to the family Michelle. The wedding was fabulous and a great time was had by all. We did some of the tourist things, the arch, the zoo, ted drewes frozen custard, and the brewery, but the best part of the trip was reconnecting with family. Almost everyone was there and we all had such a great time. We hope to see everyone again Labor Day 2009 in Texas. Check out the family pictures from St. Louis and pictures of the ranch.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Play dates

Being a stay at home mom I know how vital play dates are for Jaden and I. We make sure to schedule various play dates with our different friends at least a couple of times a week. We also participate in MOPS twice a month. Jaden is very social (like his daddy), and high energy (like most boys) so getting together for play dates wipes him out and leaves him in a great mood. It's a win-win. What I didn't realize until last night, is that as adults we need play dates too. My wonderful husband watched the baby so that I could watch Sex n the City with my girlfriends. We had tons of fun in the movie theater filled with all women waiting to watch a love story. We cried and laughed and I left feeling rejuvenated and content. So make sure you go on a play date sometime soon. It will leave you feeling great, whether you are a toddler or an adult.

Monday, June 2, 2008

They do exsist....

I know it is a little hard to see in the picture, but I saw a real live Amish man in person at the Dollar General no less. Now, I have seen plenty of Amish people on TV or in movies, but I always sort of thought of them as mythical creatures. It turns out that there are little communities of Amish people scattered all over. HEB even sells some of the fruits and veggies grown by the Amish. You make think this is a silly post, but have you ever seen an Amish man in person, or even talked to someone who knew an Amish person? ( if you click on the picture you can see the horse and bugggy better)