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Monday, June 28, 2010

Our Weekend

Friday we left to spend the weekend with some friends of ours in Houston. We left after Damon got off work at 5 and drove to Anauhac to see them and another guy that Damon knew. We got there at ten that evening and got to Jamie's house and had an amazing time at a crawfish boil. Their family is from Louisiana, and boy can they cook the crawfish!! It was amazing...I decided at that time that my diet might as well be chunked out the window for the weekend.

We then left late that night..or really, really early Saturday morning, however you want to look at it to go to our friend's house in Houston. They have three kids of their own so, it was a madhouse. We woke up Saturday morning and visited Damon's brother in Woodville and then came back to Kim & Clint's.  We took the kids out to the San Jacinto river and they swam and had a blast out in the river. It was nice and calm, a sandy beach, and a great relaxing time.  That evening we cooked spaghetti & picked up some garlic bread at a Little Cesar's and vegged at the house. It was absolutely what I needed after the hectic pace at work here lately. Miss E & Mr L had a blast playing with their kids, and Miss E charmed everyone with her toddler chatter and big personality.  Mr. L was as sweet as ever and had a blast in the river when the guys were tossing him into the water and wrestling with the other boys.

Then Sunday while the husbands were out fishing, Kim & I took the kids to the pool in their subdivision, which was really, really nice. Then after the husbands had a nap after fishing all night and early morning, we all went back down to the river to veg out and hang out some more.

Damon and I packed up the kids and left this morning. I wanted to get an early start so we could get home early in the afternoon. Well...things didn't happen that way. It was raining on us and heavens to Betsy...those people in Houston CAN'T drive in the rain. (Sorry to those that are transplanted and actually can drive, but from what I saw today, I would have a nervous breakdown living and working and fighting that traffic. Makes me shiver even thinking about it)  We missed our exit because of the rain, so we tried to make our way around thanks to my IPhone and google maps. However, the highway we took was snarled up because of an ice cream truck wreck.(Insert joke here)  Then that unwound and I told the husband the exit we were supposed to take was backed up because of a wreck. So we decided on another way around. After exiting on the highway and driving through about 15 stoplights on this one road, you think I"m exaggerating, but sadly, I'm not, we get to the road we need to be on. And guess what....YUP...ANOTHER accident. Now I'm not saying these accidents happened because people in Houston drive crazy, no, it was the other drivers trying to get around the accident or slamming on their brakes for no apparent reason that have the issues.  My husband used to go to school in Houston, and after seeing him today...we couldn't live there now.  He would have a coronary dealing with the traffic.

Damon's off tomorrow as well so after spending the day unpacking and doing laundry tomorrow, we are taking the kids to a water park in a nearby town and then out to pizza for dinner. I think we are going to take our nephew which should be fun. Maybe I'll get some pictures this time!!

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