Friday, July 13, 2012

Vacation part 2

While in Waco, we went to the Dr. Pepper museum, which was totally overrated. Not much to it. We also went to the Mammoth Site, which was very educational. Amelia and her sling went everywhere!  

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vacation last

The last part of our vacation was at my in-law's in Arlington. Gracie got to play with her cousin who she loves and we got to go to a parade for the 4th of July. There were Elvis impersonators riding mini motorcycles. It was a hoot! Lots of marching bands and neat floats. Hot hot hot, though.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


During the second part of our vacation we went to Waco. We spent 2 nights there. We visited the Cameron Park Zoo one morning. It was a very nice zoo. It's the perfect size for a family with kids. We spent the morning there and saw everything before Gracie got cranky.  
Our grumpy bear impersonation. 

Gracie and I were rocking our sundresses and tennis shoes. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Best friend from college Leslie

The first part of our vacation was my LWML convention in College Station. We were really excited about this convention. We lived in College Station in college and that's where I got started in the LWML. Many of the ladies involved with the convention planning were mentors.It was like Old Home Week and I got to show off the new baby. She was a big hit with the ladies. And Gracie - I was pregnant with Gracie when we hosted the convention in Beaumont in 2006, so many of these ladies knew Gracie before she was born.
I got to spend time with my best friend Leslie from college. We got to see my college pastor and his wife, who brought me into the LWML and is definitely a mentor. We got to spend some fun times with fun ladies.I kept Amelia with me for a lot of the convention. She was ok. We got to bond.
I did have one thing happen that was upsetting and dramatic with a lady from my society. I didn't do anything wrong, though there were things I could have done differently leading up to the trip. She ended up being upset with me for stepping in as delegate when she didn't show up in time. She stewed over that for awhile, then showed up to where we were all having dinner and made a scene. It was upsetting and I'm not sure how to handle it. I emailed our Pastor and our society president and they were supportive, but this lady has been at our church her whole life and we're relative newcomers. And she definitely has some mental issues, so I'm not sure what she's going to do next. I have another week or so before I have to give a report at our meeting. Hopefully she'll settle down or apologize or something. Normally this sort of thing would cause untold anxiety for me, but I prayed a lot about it and that was just the first part of our week-long vacation. I couldn't let it take too much of a toll.  

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Home again, home again

We've been on vacation for a week. It's been fun. Lots of stress. Lots of togetherness and family time. But we're home now. The best thing about being home is the reinstatement of afternoon naps for Amelia and myself. Scott is back to work. Grace is at my mother's house. Things are back to schedule. My mother is still concerned about Amelia's weight, but she's totally normal. We're just not used to small babies. My nephew was 9 lbs 10 oz ; he came out 6 weeks after Amelia weighing more.    
Gracie and me at the parade.

She's starting to smile at me. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Blanket I designed and made for my nephew's birthday.
Oh my poor blog. So much to tell, so little time to type. Lots of time to read - typing, not so much.

Blanket backing

close up pf backing

burp cloth and blanket for my new nephew. Monkey flannel and green on the back.