Thursday, October 9, 2008

Texas Adventures

As I mentioned, Eveley and I just got back from an 8-day trip to Texas to visit my sister Kate who moved there last year. We had not seen her since Christmas and missed her terribly!

Kate (or, Katie as I know her. She became "Kate" when she went to college!) works in the youth ministry at a large church near the Houston area. She's all grown up! I am six years older than her, but we are very close. I would not have believed we would have ever been good friends when we were growing up. She totally got on my nerves! She was my "designated double-dater" which meant I had to take her along if I wanted to go out with a boy at the age of 16. She said terribly embarassing things and saw me get my "first kiss". She ran straight and told my parents which resulted in a month long grounding for me! I am laughing at all of these stories now, but at the time, they were not funny!

I love Kate (and my other 3 siblings), and she is a perfect aunt.

Robbie called her "Tatie" and Eveley labeled her "Mimi" this week. It's so cute. She still asks for Mimi when she wakes up in the morning.

In another moment of delusion, I flew by myself with Eveley to Kate's college graduation 2 weeks after Eveley was born. Some people never learn...

The last half of this trip was planned to allow me to attend a MOPS Convention in Dallas with some girlfriends.

We had a fabulous time!

Eveley stayed with Kate for 3 days. This was the longest I have ever been apart from her. But Eveley had a terrific time. She enjoyed a pedicure, yummy snacks, and lots of playground time. And, we can't forget, she befriended the dog.

Eveley found this dog in the back of Kate's closet. It was an old gift from an old boyfriend. Kate just knew it would come in handy one day, and it did!

I returned late Saturday night. When Eveley woke up Sunday morning and saw me, she gave the biggest, cutest smile I've ever seen! Then she layed on me for a long time. I missed that little stinker!


3 Peanuts said...

I am glad it all worked out. i was worried about everyone feeling okay. Hope you had a GREAT time at MOPS.


Carrianna said...

Ev is so cute! She looks more and more like a little girl. I'm glad you had a good time in TX with Kate. Wish I could have been there. I'm getting excited about us all being together for T-giving. love you!

Heather said...

I'm sure your little cutie & Aunt Kate had a wonderful time making girlie memories they will always treasure. It's just too fun being an aunt!

Anxious to hear about your time at MOPS! Hope you enjoyed yourself.

Clare said...

It looks like Eveley had a wonderful time, and you got some girlie time in! Let's talk soon, because I can't wait to hear about the conference! Love, clare