Hi friends! So I spent Thursday-Sunday with my parents and sister in Houston, TX. She bought a house in the summer and needed my dad’s help to do a few things, and since I haven’t been to see her yet, she asked if I would come. First I went to the gym Wednesday to run 5 miles on the treadmill.
That afternoon Bobby’s mom came, and I drove down to my parent’s house and spent the night with them. We went out to dinner and turned in early because my dad wanted to leave at 5:00(!) the next morning.
The drive to Texas was uneventful, and we arrived around lunch time to these two sweet girls, Cadence and NOLA.
It’s so funny to be around these huge dogs when I am used to my nine pound toy poodle! They think they are lap dogs…
We hung out at the house and did some cleaning that night, and the next day my sister had to work so we drove up to the Woodlands to visit some of my parents friends. We had lunch at Panera, then headed back down to Houston to do more work around the house and get ready for dinner. We went to this really great Mexican restaurant that had delicious food, but the drinks were expensive and we had to valet park. I’m not meant for city living yall!
Saturday we did even more work around the house, and then headed to the Galleria. I had never been, and man that is a big mall! Ice skating? Fun!
My dad and I hit up the Disney store while my mom and sister did some shopping, and he got a couple of things for Emma Kate. I’m glad he doesn’t read my blog, because he might kill me for posting this picture. (Mom, don’t show him, mmkk?)
We were going to go out to eat again that night but were so tired we decided to just order pizza. My sister and I walked to go pick it up, and we just relaxed and hung out watching Netflix. I’m now hooked on House of Cards. Anyone else?
We got up early Sunday morning and left, and were able to meet up with Karen in Lake Charles for a few minutes to grab some PJ’s coffee. We couldn’t stay long but it was great to see her and Baby Seal!
We made it back to my parents, where I then turned around in my car and drove home. As soon as I got home me, Bobby and Emma Kate headed to a Super Bowl party. To say it was a long day is an understatement. But it was a good day, and I’m glad I joined in on the visit!
QOTD: Have you been to the Galleria? Go nuts in the Disney store?
Yup, the Gallerias in Houston and Dallas are quite impressive. We also have ice skating at the Dallas one, but I don’t ice skate. I ice fall.
Kelly in Oregon says
I LOVED seeing the picture of the ice rink!!!! I lived in Houston until I was 5, and I had an invisible friend named SoSo. Somehow, when we moved, my invisible friend moved to the ice rink at the Galleria, so whenever I see it, I always think of SoSo! My grandparents still lived in Houston, so whenever they would go to the Galleria, my grandfather would tell me on the phone that he had seen SoSo. 🙂 (yes I’m weird)
That’s so cute!
Peggi Konvicka says
I work in Williams Tower right next to the Galleria so walk the Galleria before work and during lunch, so I see it A LOT!!! Glad you had a nice visit. Maybe on your next time thru we could meet up. You need to come do a race here sometime!!
Oh those retrievers are just lovely! When I lived in Texas I remember there being a Galleria mall near Dallas. But of course that’s not the one you are talking about. It was a long time ago so I may be mistaken too.
Congrats to your sister for buying a new house!
Yes I believe there is one in Dallas as well