Okay, so hopefully I'll catch you up from the last couple of weeks...
First, our trip to Dallas to meet our beautiful new nephew went so well! He's absolutely precious and such a good baby! We had some loooong nights (the only guest bed is in Quentin's room, where Erica does the nursing and diaper changing) - so when they were up, we were up. But it was worth it to spend some quality time with the two of them in the middle of the night. It was a great trip. Hard to believe we won't see them again until September - but we tried not to focus on that and just enjoy our time together! Lance and I got a hotel room for our last night, just so we could catch up on our sleep - and on the way there we got to see some 4th of July fireworks! How fun!
That next week, Lance and I had a great night out in downtown Memphis. We saw Les Miserables at the Orpheum - it was a great show and I'm so glad that Lance got us tickets! He loves live theater, and has really gotten me hooked since we got together. This was his favorite show so I'm glad we got to finally see it together.
The next weekend, we traveled to Birmingham with Lance's mom, Martha, for his cousin Jill's wedding. It was really nice to see his family again and just to have some time to spend together. I wasn't feeling very well, but overall it was a nice trip. Birmingham is such a pretty place! Tons of lush trees and rolling hills. Not what I was expecting!
The next night was a cookout at Helen and Nate's - our friend Jason was back in town visiting after his big move to Florida. The band seems to be doing really well (check 'em out - OneLessReason.net) and it was nice to catch up with him and his girlfriend, Katie, again. We had some yummy food and got to spend some time together as a group.
This past weekend was great too - Lance and I finally got to see the new Superman on Friday night. It was okay - not great - but I was glad to finally get to see it. One tip to parents out there: if you have a child under 8 years old, DO NOT bring them to an adult movie and let them talk through the entire film. I was sitting next to a kid that was talking, literally, after every scene. He had a comment about everything. Which is understandable - he's 7, that's what 7 year olds do - but his parents weren't doing anything about it. It got so annoying that HIS OWN FATHER moved three rows up so he could hear the movie. Ugh!! Lance and I finally moved ourselves about halfway through - I couldn't take it any longer!
Saturday night we had a wonderful time at our friend Tony's house for a good old fashioned fish fry. He had caught some fish at some lake in Arkansas with his folks, so he was good enough to share the bounty. It was great - Helen, Nate and Addison, Ronnie and Starr, and Hang were all there too, so we did some good catching up. After the feast we played Trivial Pursuit 90s and, as usual, Lance and I continued our world domination of All Things Trivia :) We tried charades after that - toward the end it got really silly! - but lots of fun to hang out with our friends.
Yesterday Lance and I went to Canale Farms for his office family day. It was a beautiful - a park with boat rides, wagon rides, horses, games for kids, a big lake to fish in - all sorts of family fun. The only bad thing was that it was over 100 degrees! I was proud of myself for not complaining til the 2nd hour :) We got to spend some time with our friends Jason and Kristen and their kids Cole and Ella. We got a little sunburned, but there's no harm done - Lance and I are pale as ghosts so we needed the boost!
Today we're back to the grind... nothing too exciting coming up this week, but we're looking forward to another down weekend again. We don't have too many of those, so we enjoy them when we can get them!
Hope this finds everyone doing well and happy and healthy!
- JessWill :)