Sunday, August 25, 2013

Summer Fun! July- Aug

 We have had lots of fun this summer! We got here middle of July and have loved spending time with Friends and family. We went to the Gateway with our cousins ( Vaughn and Teresa's kids) Right next to the fountains they had this snow cone shack and they were the biggest yummiest snow cones I have ever had.

 Uncle Brenton still lives at the house and the boys love it! When ever they see his car in the drive way when we pull up after being out they freak out cause they are so excited. Brenton has taken them out side lots of times to run through the squirting hose.

We have spent numerous hours at the pool, of course my little fish who have grown up in Miami with a pool as something they did everyday this is one of there favorite places to be. Tate got really good at back flips off the diving board that pretty much every one couldn't believe but after hitting his head once we are still working on getting him back up there to do back flips. Peyton loves his brother so much and wants to do everything he does so he worked hard with himself and now he loves jumping off the diving board.

 One night we watched Aunt Bethany Play soft ball for the singles ward she was in and because I have so many memories at a ball field on summer nights this was one of my favorite nights.
 Lots of Family Reunions on both my side and Tex's side but this was the boys favorite one! They played at cowabunga bay water park with Uncle Blake and even though the water was so beyond cold and really windy they could not have been happier. Blake saved me this day, I was really tired and not feeling very good and with no Tex Blake went down all the freezing slides with them. Thank goodness of AWESOME Aunts and Uncles!

 Are most recent fun was at different pool (Taylorsvile pool when we have normally been going to Murry) that has a high dive and they both had no fear jumping off into 12 feet of water and swimming to the edge. Especially Peyton, the other kids could not believe that this little three year old could swim let alone have the nerve to jump off the high dive. I was such a proud mommy even though I had nothing to do with teaching them these awesome things. I mean I would hang out in the pool with them and make them kick to me but other then that they taught them self's.
 Again Uncle Brenton was the best to have around and played with the boys in the water because I wasn't really feeling like getting in. Both my brothers have so much energy and Tate and Peyton love them both so much. I feel really lucky to have such amazing brothers and sisters.

We have been to the Gateway discovery center, the Zoo, the boys have started soccer and soon Tate will start Kindergarten in a week. We have had a few bumps over the last month or so and we really miss Tex and being a family but all in all it has been such a fun summer and I am really excited for the fall, Tex will be with us in September Pumpkin patches, Gardener village the pretty leaves changing, Halloween and Brenton's wedding. :)

Visiting Tex in Temple Texsas

  The first night I got there he picked me up and we stayed in his room that he is renting from a guy named Jason. Friday I went with him early to the hospital and drove around Temple for the day. I found Charming Charleys and the mall. I picked him up around  four and we drove to Austin to stay in this sweet hotel room. Tex got a way good deal on it but we really felt like high rollers.
 Tex had heard that the place to check out was 6th street in Austin so he found this play/ stand up comedy/ magic show called Esthers follies. So we got to our hotel room around 5:30  we showered and got ready to go out. He had heard from a buddy that The Old Pecan St Cafe was a good place to eat. We walked around for a while and found that 6th street was really nasty, it was lots of bars and drunk people. We actually saw so much weird stuff that I will not mention but we had a really good time, and the food at that cafe was really yummy.
  Saturday morning we got up after sleeping in (which felt so good) and ate at I hop and went down to the water park Schlitterbahn. This was the only picture we took because after paying Tex took our stuff back to the jeep so we didn't have to take it around with us. After we played tell 8 when the parks closed we ate at Texas Roadhouse.
 Saturday night we drove back to temple to stay at his place again and we were both so tired when we got home we went right to bed.
 Sunday after church he showed me the lake that is really close to where he is staying. If we do our residency there and we get a house in temple then this lake would be really close to us.
This house will always have good and bad memories for me. Good memories because I had the best time hanging out with Tex in Temple but bad because me and the boys missed him while he has been gone and because the guy that he is renting the room from gets high some times and I hate that Tex has to stay in a nasty house. I went home early Monday morning and Tex is going to be here the first of September and the boys are seriously so excited to see him.