September 19, 2012

Weekend in Houston

Kanyon and I flew down to Houston a couple weekends ago (can't believe its taken me this long to write this post) for a weekend of celebrating! We had Brindle's baby shower, Dad and Kanyon's birthdays, Dad's ordination to an elder at church, and a family friend's wedding! It was a whirlwind of a weekend and also my last weekend to travel anywhere before the due date! 

When we got there Friday night, it was after a long day of work and racing to Midland to catch our flight, and the flight itself. Mom made a really great dinner, of course, and invited some of my favorite people over - Kalum and Ashley. I don't have a single picture of that night because it was something we do all the time but I wish I did. Plus I was pooped. A recurring theme these days.

Saturday, Mom had booked me a pregnancy massage. Oh my goodness. It was so wonderful. If you live in Houston and need a great massage, please ask my mom or dad who they use because she is awesome. One of the best massages I've ever had. I'm even thinking about continuing to get the pregnancy massage when I'm not even pregnant because it felt so good. I laid on my side hugging a body pillow and thought "I don't think I've been this comfortable laying down since I've been pregnant. I have to find out where she got this pillow!" And lucky me - she gave it to me after my session! She also gave me a free quick adjustment because she is in chiropractic school and a massage ball to keep. Seriously can't say enough good things about that session. And the bed! Ok, I'll stop.

After that, it was home to hang out with my best friend Rachel who lives in Houston, too, and get ready for my baby shower!

My baby shower was at Starla's house, a close family friend and was hosted by several awesome ladies I love. I'll let the pictures show the decorations... because I'm too tired to think too much right now.

The decorations were so pretty - a burlap and lace theme with lots of pink! I stole one of the mason jar candles to put in Brindle's room back home.

My hostesses were Starla Jones, Susan Hayes, LeAnne Robbins, Diana Wisdom, Ashley Tuggle, Jolene Curtis, and Robin Mitchell (who was not able to make it to the shower itself). All these women are very special to me!

And of course, a shot with the Nana and Grandma (at least thats what we think Mom will be called...)

And then I got showered with so many gifts, it was unbelievable. People have been so generous to me and Kanyon! Rachel helped me out by writing down all of the gifts and their givers.

I had two wonderful helpers in my nieces, Ava and Micah, for opening all the presents :) There were so many people at the shower, too, I couldn't believe it!

Diana holding my nephew, Preston, who is clearly just chillin. 

And all the presents on the table afterwards... somehow we managed (when I say we, I mean not including me...) to fit them all in my sister-in-law's car for Vaughn to drive back to Welch.

It was such a great shower and I can't tell you how grateful I am to have so many people want to give Brindle and Kanyon and I gifts. It is so humbling. 

After the shower, Kyla and my nieces and nephew came over to my mom's house because I was still needing to spend some time with them! And Kanyon hadn't gotten to see them at all. Kanyon chased the girls around the house while I was lazy on the couch snuggling with Preston.

That night, we went to dinner for Kanyon and Dad's birthday at Pappa's Seafood and had Mom's chocolate sheet cake - the best cake ever made. We all have her make it for our birthdays. Among other things, Kanyon got some hunting gear and Dad got some ammo for his new gun so we had a theme this year for their birthday.

Sunday morning, we were very honored to stand up front with my dad and mom and the other families of the elders being ordained. Mom and Dad's minister, Mark, did a great job with the ceremony. After church, we had a quick lunch with Rachel and then headed to the wedding across town.

Carli and I grew up together and she married a great guy who I knew back in high school, as well. They didn't know each other until her brother married his cousin last year! It was a beautiful and fun wedding!

The next morning, we caught an early flight out to Midland and I was back at work by 1:00! Like I said - a whirlwind of a weekend!

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