Thursday, April 14, 2011

Texas Bound!!!!

So, we're headed back to Texas! Actually, we are here in the Lone Star State now. We only got the news last Friday and already have an apartment and are quickly getting movers scheduled and all the five million other related tasks! Tuesday, Kenny started back in the Dallas office on his new project; we've been living in a hotel the past few days.

Kenny and I have moved quite a few times already, but this is the first (of many, I'm sure) with Mira in tow. It is definitely an added degree of difficulty! She's taking it in stride, as usual, though. Today, Sheesa, Mira, and I went shopping for Mira's new twin-sized big girl bed that she will get to start sleeping in when we move to the apartment.

She's very excited to be living closer to Sheesa and PapaNui, and so are we! We realize that we might just get a date night or two! Woo Hoo!

We are excited to move back "home", but there are definitely some great people that we are going to miss! We made some wonderful memories and met some wonderful people while in "the swamp" as we so lovingly call it. I'm sure we'll visit again if for no other reason than the drive-thru daquiries and Nawlin's Snoballs!!

Of course, it's also a little sad to leave Mira's first home. The house we so carefully brought her home to less than 48 hours after she was born. The bedroom where she gave me her first real smile in the wee hours of the morning and melted all my new-parent stress away. The living room where she took those first wobbly steps between Mommy and Daddy. The kitchen table where she had her first birthday cake.

Well, I could go on and on, but I think I'll have to wallow in these sweet memories later - we're too busy right now!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Norton's - Spring 2011

Well, the beautiful weather and our beautiful daughter made us think we needed to make a visit to the beautiful Norton Art Gallery gardens. We've never been there this early in the year - we've been missing out!! I didn't realize there are so many azaleas!

It was a gorgeous day, so, of course, there were droves of people - cameras in hands! Everyone had the same idea! We even ran into some friends; Mira's friends Brody and Olivia (as seen in the Chimp Haven post) were there to take some pictures, too. Brody's Mommy, Cheryl, had cleverly thought to bring some Nerds as a bribe and Brody was so sweet to offer to share them with Mira - all by himself, with no prompting from anyone! What a great guy!!

We took over 200 photos, so here are just a "few".....


This is her new fake smile.

This says "Look how big she is now. She's growing up and able to cross bridges all by herself." Exciting, but definitely makes me a little sad.

Still needs a hand once in a while though!  =)

There's that (authentic) pretty smile!

Playing chase with Daddy got some great smiles!

Brody was so nice to share his Nerds!