Monday, July 5, 2010

Doin' Dallas

So we're not actually "Doin' Dallas" but we're having fun and staying busy at just the right speed. We're enjoying our time seeing friends and making plans as they come up without any stress or running around. We're missing Daddy like CRAZY.
I've got to get back to blogging so he can see what we're doing.

So here it goes:
The Bees just had their very first trip to the dentist. I'm sad to say Barrett is a sugar bug and he's got a little cavity. boo! So we're cutting out juice and sticky snacks. But we had an excellent visit and our new dentist is awesome!

We met some of our dear friends from Doha for dinner as they drove through Dallas.
Nathan, Aunt Biny, Matthew and Georgia

We played with some of our Houston buddies that were visiting their family in Dallas. Jill's parents live in McKinney so we went to swim and play.
Ethan and Brooks

Jill and the boys!

Ethan practicing his "big brother" hold. Jill is expecting his baby sister, Kinley in August.

Me and Jilly

For those anywhere near a Studio Movie Grill...take your kids to the dollar movie Mon-Thurs! We went with some of our favorite dudes the Smiths to see Curious George!

One Saturday night Honey and Papa had a wedding to go to, so we made it a movie night...Georgia included of course! Woody is snuggled up with either a baby doll, a glow worm or our baby sister! Bless her!

Squeaky Clean Baby Georgie!

Honey made a fave...octopus hot dogs.

Picked up Sonic and had lunch with our friends Kristin and Cade.

Cade is due to be a big brother to baby Graham in September.

Papa has got a little project on his hands in the backyard, which is absolute entertainment for the boys every single day. Not only does Papa have spectators, he had hired help for his concrete work.

God bless these sweet ladies we had lunch with. Dede is one of my best friends in Doha and she's from Dallas. Since we're both home for a summer visit we got together with our mamas for lunch. She insisted that we bring the boys. Thankfully Dede is understanding since she has 3 grown boys of her own but that doesn't change the fact that we were running late, I got up from the table about 15 times to do random acts of mother"ness" and conversation was constantly interrupted!

Jaime is probably the oldest friend I keep up with regularly. She and I go WAY back to elementary school and we've stayed close friends all through Plano and onto Baylor and now married with babies. She's so faithful to support and keep up with the details of my Doha life. She and her husband (and girls) were in town from Austin so they came over to meet Georgia and grab lunch.

Her girls and the Bees are a perfect match.

Callie, Georgia and Blair

When 2 brothers ages 3 and 4 are left alone the consequences could be bad. This time they were actually creative which surprised me or actually shocked me. I suppose they gently moved Honey's antique dresser to have a puppet show that they so wonderfully presented to us. The theater is smaller than my lens would allow but you get the idea.

Puppet Show Stars

We also got some quality time with one of my best friends from high school and Baylor. Cabell and her precious babies came spend the day with us.

Jude, Brooks and Charlie
(Jude and Charlie are 14 months apart, although Charlie is 2 going on 22!
So smart and full of expression!)

Cab came loaded with Monster Mits for the big brothers at our house. What a hit!

Meeting Georgia

I have been so gifted (not sure that's a word but it feels like a gift) by the friends who have made such effort to see or are planning to see us since we've been home. It honestly means the world to me. I'm always insecure about the "out of sight, out of mind" concept while we're living in Doha. Thank the Lord for such constant relationships. I'm just one of those people that needs em and loves em!


Jackie said...

Looks like you guys are having so much fun! I'm so happy to see new pictures of the kiddos...too sweet! We'll see you guys very soon!!

Shannon said...

You have been makin' it happen in Big D! I am sad to have missed out on the movie morning, but so glad I get to see you on Friday! Love you!

Gayla Harris said...

I love how you take pictures of EVERYTHING! Even trips to the dentist! It looks like ya'll are having a fun, memorable summer. Wish we could see you and meet Georgia.

shannonmichaelis said...

Love that you get to see all of your Doha buddies outside of Doha - hope that you can make that continue over the years, no matter where you live. Just like you do now with all the friends scattered all over the Southwest!