Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer trip to EP

 I was so bad about taking photos during this trip.  So I don't have enough photos to help tell the story of our great time in El Paso visiting Nana, Grandpa Rami, Papo, Traci, Uncle Rod, Auntie Denise and their boys.  We did way more than just walk Chloe everyday. 

On the Podium

So proud of our little girl who worked her way up to grab the gold!  She learned all her swimming skills and she's moved up to her big sister's class.  She was so excited to wear her medal and ring the bell to let everyone know she was big stuff! 

Fourth of July

On the fourth of July, we visited two veterans that are dear to our hearts.  The girls helped Mimi deliver new flowers to her father and step-father. 


When we were in Austin at the end of June, we were also able to spend a couple of days with Rick, Brisa, and their boys.  They filled our days with fun times, from bowling to swimming.  It's always a blast watching the cousins play with each other.  And Isabella had her first true sleepover when she slept in the same room with Benjamin and Nicolas.  It may have taken them a couple of hours to fall asleep, but all the giggling was worth it. Memories were made.

Gold Friends

Old friends are like gold.  Reminds me of a silly song I sang as a girl scout, "Make new friends but keep the old, One is silver and they other's gold."  As we make some new friends here in SA, I dearly miss the great ones we have left behind.  So we were so excited to be able to visit with some of these friends recently. 

 In mid June we were visited by some of our favorite people, the Frazier family.  We enjoyed a weekend catching up with them.  It was just like old times on Friday night when the four of us left the littles with a babysitter and we took off for some adult time.  It meant so much to Mark and I that we could feel like we could just pick up where we left off six months before.  And then we had a fun and sweaty time the next day when we took all four kiddos to Sea World.  We were so exhausted when we returned, that all eight of us took an afternoon nap. 

At the end of June, the four of us took a trip up to our old stomping grounds to visit with some more of our favorite friends.  The girls and I spent the morning doing our old Saturday morning routine:  walking at town lake and feeding the ducks.  But this time, we were able to do with it with my dear old high school friend and bridesmaid, Misty and her sweet baby boy, Joaquin who just moved to Austin from Brooklyn. 

Later that day we hung out with the Canales'.  We love those two, who will soon be three!  We are so happy for them!