Thursday, June 08, 2006

Goodbye Austin,Goodbye Buda

Our family-June 3, 2006



Hey everyone! We are finally pretty much settled into our apartment up here in Plano, Texas. I've been meaning to set up our blog for awhile. We have enjoyed reading everyone else's-this is such a great idea!
Anyways, we are doing pretty good, busy house-hunting in north Dallas. For those of you that don't know, Joey's office relocated to Frisco, which is just north of Dallas. It all happened so fast! It seems like we had just moved to Austin-well, I guess we had=) We were there only about a year and a half. We were sad to leave that area. We were in Buda, a great little town just south of Austin and we have many memories we will never forget. The weekend before we left, Aubrey had her dance recital and did soooo great. I know we are partial, but she was the best one out there=) She was in a combination, ballet, tap, gymnastics class every Tuesday since August and it was the highlight of her week. It also really helped with her shyness. To the right, you'll notice her pose very similar to Jenna's=) Below is also a picture of her with her class after the recital. She is second from the right. Such sweet little ballerinas. . . . .

We were happy to have so much family come and visit this past weekend right before our move. My mom and the boys and Joey's parents, sister and nephews all came up for the recital. It was a full house! The girls loved it and so did we. One night, we decided to take everyone to Congress Bridge in Austin. It is the home of the largest urban bat colony in the world. We thought all the boys would get a kick out of it. Right at dusk, millions of bats fly out from under the bridge and it is quite a sight. They seriously fly right over you, which worries me a little bit. Everyone tells me they won't fly into your head, however I just always have this feeling I'll be the one person that one smashes into(or is attacked). So, I like to stay low. Joey had the idea of attaching a bunch of fake bats to your body and running around screaming like you were being attacked. We laughed at that idea, considered it for a couple of minutes, then decided no, it may traumatize children. Anyways, its fun-you just bring a blanket, snacks, and wait. It is a beautiful area with trees, right by Town Lake. Here are a couple of pictures from when we were there-waiting for those freaky bats. . .

The bridge. . .

A couple of bats flying over Joey. . .

Scary!

It was so nice to have family come and visit. They were also a big help with us having to move two days later-keeping the girls entertained & helping us pack a few things. The girls loved spending time with family. . .

So, now the weekend is over. It was sad to say goodbye to everyone, but we will see everyone at the reunion, right? Monday, the movers came and packed our stuff. Tuesday, it was loaded and taken to storage. We packed a few of our own things, valuables, photos, irreplaceable items, clothes, toys, and some food to take with us to corporate housing. The girls tried to help, but had more fun playing in the boxes as you can see. . .

We arrived here Tuesday night. So far, the girls love the apartment. Its also nice to have a pool to take them to this summer. Its like a little vacation. We are also excited to have aunt Cindy not too far away, so we aren't alone! We get to see her tomorrow-yea! Well, wish us luck as we embark on another adventure!!!! Hopefully we find our new home soon. Take care everyone.

We'll keep you posted. . .

2 comments:

RD said...

I liked the pinning fake bats to clothes idea but I guess it might be too much for the kiddos. It would be funny though..
Mom looked a little concerned sitting on that blanket. She's petrified of crickets and I can't imagine what would happen to her psyche if a real bat were to land on her. It would be funny though..
Those ballerinas sure are little cuties.

Jerry and Jeanie said...

Thank you so much for all the fun pictures of your family---from ballerinas to bats!!!---you guys do it all. Hope you are doing well in your new area. It is good that you are close to Cindy but sad that you are further away from the rest of us. Enjoy your new area and keep us posted on your lives. We love and miss you all..
Jeanie