So just to warn you, this post has a ton of pics...but most of mine do! :)
I was so excited that my Aunt Liz was able to come to Texas to visit us from sunny San Diego. We had a lot planned for her and kept her busy the entire time! I've already posted some Billy Bobs' pictures but I got some from her camera that I had to post.
Like this one for instance.....I'm not a wine drinker or beer drinker....or any real type of drinker for that matter but I wanted to buy some wine for my Auntie. So what do I do....buy wine based on if I liked the bottle or not. I found these "Middle Sister" bottles that I could relate to since I am the middle sister.
Ok...I know that I will never be sent to buy wine again but at least I picked out a cutie to serve it. Unfortunately since I never drink wine, he didn't know where the "real" wine glasses are. hehe...My sister Jess must be so dissapointed in me! Just kidding Sis!
After he served the wine he thought he could be our entertainment also. We sat outside and watched him play basketball....ummm against the dog??? Well at first until Gene came outside and took Jersey's spot. Not sure which one played better defense.
And more Billy Bob pics....it was fun to go Honkytonkin with my Auntie. Unfortunately since we went during the day she didn't get to experience the boot-scootin fun atmosphere but we are definitely going to do that next time!
I had to point out all the "Texas" signs that you would not likely see in California. Like I've mentioned in many of my posts, I am totally aware that I am a complete dork. At least I'm not in denial.
These two handsome fellas enjoyed Cowtown with us also.
The Fort Worth experience was fun to show my Auntie and next summer, My Uncle Chris is going to join her and we are going to buy him some boots and ammo...all at his request of course! :)
The next day my Auntie and I hopped in the car minus the kiddos and hubby and headed to H-Town to visit our family. Gene and the kids headed west to Seline and Issac's Quincieneta....and I'm almost positive I didn't spell that right.
I just adore this picture...my beautiful Mom and her sister. These two ladies are so very special to me!
We stayed with these guys...how adorable is my Goddaughter/niece, Kendall. Yes, my sister is cute too! In case you were wondering, her hair was done by none other than our guest of honor, Aunt Liz. Did you know you could get curls like that with your flat iron!! I tried to help but I was told my job could be "hair sprayer". Oh well....beauty school is not in the cards for me.
My cousin Derek and his daughter Jasmine were able to come down to visit and it was so good to see him. He is in the army and will deploy to Iraq again next month. I'm glad he was able to have some family time before he headed back to the desert. As usual, we had a great time together and shared many laughs. Nothing like memories with the ones you love.
Like showing your nephew that you can still play "airplane" with him even though he is 16 and a Junior in high school. It's all fun and games until he tries to show you the wrestling moves that have made him one of the top wrestlers in the district. Yea...that was not so much fun.
The next day my Aunt Liz and I took Stephen and Jasmine to the splash pad since I promised them both I would. This picture of Jasmine cracks me up. She is the cutest thing!!
I really enjoyed my Aunt Liz's visit. I always have fun with her. We had to head back to DFW on Sunday since she flew out Monday morning. Our road trip back was pretty interesting. We stopped at Kohls on the way out just to shop a bit since it is a tradition for us. We ate at Olive Garden near Huntsville and got on the road. The AC decided that it wasn't in the mood to blow cold air so we searched on our handy iphone for a place in the next town to get some freon. To make a long, crazy story short....we got to experience a small, Texas town. After we got the freon from Alvarado's Auto Shop, we stopped at Brookshire Brothers to grab some water and once again we were back on the road. I'm sure my Aunt enjoyed visiting "Smalltown, USA" but I'm sure she will enjoy reuniting with San Diego even more! haha
I am very proud of living in the great state of Texas and I loved showing my Aunt around. We had a lot of fun and I look forward to hosting her every year.
The summer is officially over for me and volleyball season is here. I am looking forward to a great school year.
Thanks Aunt Liz for coming to see us. We enjoyed having you and we love you very much!