Monday, September 5, 2011

Try To Keep Up....With the Watts

So if you think keeping up with the Kardashians is exciting (don't admit it) you should try keeping up with the Watts Family! To say that our schedule is jam packed is no exaggeration! For instance, our Labor Day weekend started out with the arrival of some of my family. My Aunt Dominique flew in from Georgia to see my cousin Derek, her son that has been in Iraq for the last 12 months. They met us up at school to enjoy some Friday Night Lights.
The game on the field got a tad boring since we were beating them 90 to nothing but at least you can surf down the hill for some Friday fun! Trinity did just that.
Saturday morning we were up early to watch Kansas play some soccer. I'm trying to get used to this soccer parent thing. Later that day, my parents came into town for a short visit. Since there have been so many wildfires lately, they had to return back to the farm to make sure our land was ok. Pray for RAIN!! Unfortunately they got to enjoy the excitement of our pipes backing up....nothing like having your house smell like a sewer! YUCK!! Luckily Brian, my cousin's BIL was there to help get the problem fixed. Sorry there are no pictures of the mess but I thought I would spare the grossness!
Sunday morning we were back at the soccer fields. Kansas had a huge fan base to cheer her on and she actually got to play offense. She usually plays defense (don't ask me what position cause I couldn't tell you) but her coach put her in on offense. She was in there less than a minute and she broke away and scored her first career goal!!! I jumped out of my chair, shouted a woohoo, high fived a couple of people and sat back in my chair and teared up...all in that order. See, I told you keeping up with the Watts is exciting! :)
After the soccer game we headed to the Stockyards to show my Auntie some Fort Worth hospitality. You can't come to Texas and not go to Billy Bobs!!
As we were headed to look at some shops, we saw this young lady on her steer. I tried to convince my Aunt that I just traded my steer in for my Expedition but she didn't believe me.
Nothing like a little Texas flavor....
We returned home and decided us adults would head back to Billy Bobs later for more boot scootin fun but first we wanted to visit with some family on facetime. This technology is the absolute greatest and should be integrated in the classroom for sure. It was so fun gathering around the computer and talking with our California family that is thousands of miles away. Enjoyed a lot of laughs....the picture is blurry but I love that everyone is smiling from ear to ear. :)
Gene was a trooper and stayed home with the kids and my Auntie, cousin Derek and his wifey, Tiffany headed back to the Stockyards.
We got the notorious bull picture does it bring back memories of my college days. I was either in the gym practicing volleyball, in class, playing spades or at Billy Bobs. Thank goodness Rocky Mountain jeans are no longer in style!!

I am so thankful that my beautiful Aunt Dominique was able to make it down from Georgia to visit. My family is such a blessing to me and I love having them around. It was so good to see Tiffany, Derek and Jasmine as well. As much as I don't want this long weekend to end, it just means another day closer to more family time. Have a great week!

1 comment:

Jen S. said...

Oh my goodness, you guys ARE SUPER BUSY! Looks like you've been having a blast. That's awesome! Glad you all had such great family time :) Isn't that just the best?!!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
PS--I love the bull riding picture! That's a riot :)