Sunday, June 26, 2016

May & June

Only one month since my last post - that's an improvement!  In the last month I've continued to struggle in the picture taking department, but we've had lots of fun times with friends and family.

Mammo and Pop came to Dallas to visit us over Memorial Day Weekend, and what a weekend it was!  We went straight to Highland Park Cafeteria when they arrived on Saturday for a delicious lunch.  M&P had been there on a previous trip to Dallas, and we are so glad they introduced us to such a delightful old-school cafeteria in Dallas.  We are big cafeteria fans, and we've already been back once.

After lunch, we gave them the grand tour of our house and some of our favorite places near our neighborhood.  And we took naps!  A Saturday treat.

Austin stumbled upon an announcement of a Memorial Day concert by the Dallas Wind Symphony , which was right up M&P's alley, so we ventured out for a night of tunes.  The concert was held in a historical park near our house, and we popped in some of the historical buildings while we were waiting for the concert to start.  Mammo found an organ that was over 100 years old and even got to play it for a little while (she is a brilliant organist, so this was a treat for everyone!).

The concert ended up being SO fun and a perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day.  Mammo and Pop knew every single song that was played, and we all had a great time until my allergies got the best of me and we had to call it a night. (May in Dallas is so brutal for me - no idea why?!)

Sunday morning we all headed to church and enjoyed worshiping together and getting to introduce M&P to some of our Sunday school friends.  Knowing M&P's appreciation for good Chinese food, we knew we had to take them to a Dallas favorite, Royal China, for Sunday lunch.  We all ate so much delicious food and were completely stuffed and ready for another round of naps when we got home!

After a lazy afternoon, we capped off the night by playing Rummikub and snacking on chips and guacamole while Austin manned our fajitas on the grill.  We went the fajita bowl route and all somehow found our appetites again for supper.  We loved having Mammo and Pop here with us for a fun-filled couple of days!

Since Memorial Day we've hosted both our families for a fun gender reveal weekend (keep reading!), attended a fun wedding of some fellow Aggies in Fort Worth, and enjoyed hosting Mary Katherine for her last night in Texas before a six week mission trip to Seattle.

I totally failed to document the weekend with our families where we got to tell them that we're having a baby GIRL, but it was such a joyful time, and we cannot wait to meet baby Betsy in November!  The clothes shopping has begun, and I just can't get enough!

We laid low this weekend at home but are looking forward to celebrating all things red, white, and blue next weekend!  Fingers crossed I'll remember my camera...


  1. Your pink top is so cute!!! May I ask where you bought it?

  2. Oh my goodness!! That is so exciting you're having a girl and her name is soo darling!!