Sunday, October 17, 2010

God Bless Texas!

If you read Rachel's blog, you can skip most of this, it'll be a repeat. Rachel is faster at getting her blog updated than I am. Last weekend Brad, Brooks, and I headed to Texas for the very first time. Brad had some meetings in Dallas for work so Brooks and I tagged along so we could visit Rachel, Tyler, and Austin in Ft. Worth. I wasn't sure what to expect of Texas, and I loved it! You hear of Southern hospitality, and it's a real thing. The people there are so friendly, especially if you have a cute baby, and we had 2 when we went out!
Our first stop of the day was Historic Ft. Worth, the Stockyards. They do a cattle drive twice a day and we wanted to be there in time for the first drive and barely missed it, we could see a few of the cattle from the car, who are apparently quite famous. Rachel blamed our missing it on the 2 babies, I blame it on our late night game of "The Farming Game". The Stockyards were fun to look around all the same.

This was a huge belt, we just couldn't resist a picture.

Here we are in front of the White Elephant Saloon. This is where they filmed some of "Walker, Texas Ranger", my dad is a HUGE fan. This is for you dad!

Our next stop was the Water Gardens in downtown Ft. Worth. This is part of the "Stage" I thought its set up was perfect for a jumping picture, don't you think?

The guys thought so too.

Everywhere we went people asked us if these 2 were twins. Don't know where they got that idea. :) No, they are 3 months apart and Brooks is as bald as can be, while Austin's hair is growing in quite nicely. I don't think it's very fair Rachel's first is a red head, and I'm beginning to wonder if I will ever get one myself!

This little boy is such a cute, smiley boy! I love this face!

Rachel and our cute boys!

While in Texas I was lucky enough to get to visit with one of my best friends, and college roomate Sydne. She lives in Dallas now while her husband is going to dental school, she just a baby 5 weeks ago and he is a cutie!

Look at that cute face! Don't you think I need a red head, we fit well together.

My wonderful sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mandy and Tyrel, watched Daylen and Kate for us while we were gone. We missed them so much! We got home Wednesday, and I left Thursday morning to drive to St. Anthony (Rexburg area) to pick them up, came back Friday. Needless to say it sure feels good to be home. We brought the kids a little bit of Texas back with us.


Maren said...

I didn't know that Sydne was in Dallas, or that she had a baby. So exciting for her, and lucky that you guys got to meet up. Looks like you had a fun trip.

Kelli said...

Texas looks like fun! It was also fun to see Rachel and Sydne again. Looks like they are both doing great!

Rachel Hair said...

OH my gosh! I love the picture with you and Austin. His hair looks so red! Can you email me some of those pictures? The jumping ones for sure. Thanks you!

The Foxy Fam said...

Super cute blog girl! I'm in love with those cute cowboy hats and those little baby boys. . .so stinkin' cute!! :)