Friday, April 22, 2011

Silence is golden...right?

I've only posted once in APRIL!? It's ALREADY April 22!?

My OH my, how time flies when you are busy at work. Which has been crazy busy - but crazy great, too! I had a great opportunity to move teams, so I started training this week and it's been really great so far. I am thankful to be expanding my skills and knowledge at Swift and I really see such a bright future there right now.

And it's not like I take work home with me (not too often, anyway) but I do have to say - that's about all I have to report! We've been layin' low for a few weeks and this weekend we're off to Arlington to visit my immediate AND extended family for Easter....which will be great because my dear husband has never met my dear GRANDMA! Crazy, right? It's a long story - but I am truly glad that he will have the opportunity to spend time with my family, in its entirety.

Oh - and- I'll try to take some pictures of my dear sister's baby bump because it's definitely picture worthy. Just less than a month 'til the little rug-rat makes her debut! And Auntie Kit can't wait (to be pronounced Awn-tee Kit - fyi).

Happy Easter to you & yours!

Friday, April 8, 2011

To Grandmother's House We Went

I've been out & about for the last couple of weeks and I feel like I've been run ragged! First, I jetted off to St. Louis for work, then back to Houston for a weekend (that went by in a blink), and then off to Fredericksburg for a mini-vacay with my Mom and sister!

We had a really (and I mean really) lovely time....I told Justin when I left that I was afraid I wouldn't be able to put work on the back-burner and just enjoy being on vacation - but the trip was SO relaxing that I actually forgot I even had a job by Tuesday!

So we drove up on Sunday and all met on afternoon for shopping & lunch. I thought some of the stores might be closed on either Sunday or Monday, but luckily we got to hit up everything. Some stores a few times (i.e. this store which I happen to be obsessed with).

Here are some pics of our short, but sweet, time together:

This was the house we stayed was so cute and cozy.
We took long strolls in the evening
so we could drool over all the other cute houses in the neighborhood.

Such a sweet, little Texas town.

Me and my sister at lunch one day...
This is the only picture of ourselves that we took the whole time.

We had lunch at the Brewery - and I think it was one of my favorite meals...
Just simple, tasty and served with a side of local beer.

This was the chandelier I fell l-o-v-e with at Red.
Justin even played along and told me solid, logical reasons why we didn't need this...
(and I'll admit, he was right)

Still better than a simple, "NO!"

We did make a special day-trip to Llano to visit my grandma's house...
Mimi passed away a few years ago and we hadn't been back to her house since.

So many great memories...

I did buy this "antique frog carrier" and I am in l-o-v-e with it, too.
I actually got this in Llano while visiting Mimi's old house.
Can't you just imagine some little freckle-faced kiddo in overalls, out collecting frogs...

I might one day let my little boy collect frogs and keep them in here,
but til then, it'll be filled with candles.

It was fun & it was relaxing.

It was everything vacation should be.

But! Now on to the next adventure.

Have a great weekend!