Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring break: Texas and Sispy

We decided to go to Texas for the first weekend of Spring Break. I don't know that I would've felt up the to trip if we hadn't had snow days the week before. Working in the Stake Young Women's presidency requires a lot of long traveling and so some weekends seem like they hardly exist for me. 

We drove down Friday morning and got in town for pizza at Brittany's parents. Then we stayed up until way too late talking with Thom and Brittany. Its not our fault, they are the ones that are so fun to talk to. :) 

The next day was Saturday and Brittany and I went for a run then let the Dads go golfing.  They went to a nearby Jack Nicklaus course but were disappointed at not seeing Jack there. At night, we got babysitters so the adults could all go to an FC Dallas soccer game with Brittany's siblings. It was fun to get out and Chris and I are both continually blown away by how BIG the Dallas, McKinney area is. There are so many stores and businesses. I guess we're getting used to small town living in Mississippi. 

Brittany didn't feel well and was kinda quiet during the game and Chris was so interested in the game he didn't talk much either. This was his first time to be so close to professional soccer (8 rows back right behind the goal) he was fascinated.  I really enjoyed watching the game and it was scoreless for most of it, then Dallas got an awesome goal a few minutes from the end. Super exciting. 

Sunday was church (3-6pm!) and chilling at home. Such a relaxing morning! The timing of church and dinner and bedtime made for some grumpy kids but we managed and enjoyed more talk time after bedtime. Monday, Brittany and I went window shopping downtown and got hot chocolate and manicures then we all went to a fun indoor rec center pool and swam with the kiddos until bedtime. 

Tuesday morning we left for home. It was a short trip but fun to get away as a family. We stopped in Shreavport, LA on the way home to visit with my cousin Anthony and his cute family for a couple of hours. Hurray for family kinda close!

Wednesday we did more unpacking and packing again. Chris was packing for a backpacking trip he was taking with the young men/scouts from church. Meanwhile, I got in the car and drove another 6 hours for a Young Women event up on the other side of our Stake. When I got back it was late, we were tired but still tried to finish getting Chris packed. I was tired and laid in bed and he came into our room so we could still talk and accidentally spilled propane (from the camp stove) all over our bed!  Ugh. He cleaned it up pretty good and got to sleep way after me. What a guy. I'm sure he wasn't anticipating starting his 3 day backpacking trip with little sleep. 

The whole 3 days they were gone, it POURED here in Starkville.  I worried for him and texted him every couple of hours during the day even though he had no reception. But when he came home Saturday afternoon, he said they only had a little rain up in Sispy, Alabama. 

I'll let him recap more from his camping trip, himself. Don't forget pictures, Chris!

The kids and I survived and tried to do fun things together. We watched movies and ate simple meals. For a fun treat, I made slightly sweetened pizza dough and cream cheese and let the kids design their own fruit pizzas.

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