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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

San Antonio Vacation

Well, in my book summer is finally here. It makes no difference that we have 3 days left of school, I have already been on 2 mini vacations and I am ready to start living it up!

Two weekends ago (Memorial Day weekend) I went to Muskogee, where I had the opportunity to visit with my parents and my sister and her children. In the first picture you can see my dad pulling his three granddaughters in the wagon. They love to ride in the wagon!
Here we are in San Antonio. Last weekend I had the opportunity to join Jeff with down in Texas at his conference. We stayed at the Marriott on the Riverwalk right by a mall. It was a gorgeous, convenient, luxerious location. I was able to shop while the kids took naps (of course, Jeff was with them!).

We went to Sea World and got completely soaked by Shamu! Caitlyn was fine the first time we got wet, but the second time she cried because she wasn't prepared for it. It honestly did come out of the blue!
Here we are after the Shamu show. You can see that we are all soaked. Check out my shorts, hopefully you are not blinded by those white knees!
Caitlyn and her daddy went on this cool log ride! They had a blast. Brent could have ridden it too, the only requirement was for him to be walking. Can you believe it? Too bad! I had fun talking to another mom from the same area that used to be a teacher and that passed the time by quickly.

Here are our cuties at the aquarium at Sea World. This is one of the last pictures and they are so tired. Unfortunately when we got back to the hotel we found out they both had 102 temperatures. We had to cut our trip one day early because they were both sick. We left the next day.

Before rushing back home the next morning we went to the Alamo. I was bound and determined to get some updated pictures for my kids. I teach 4th grade social studies and this is a big part of our curriculum. Here is the church, the only original building left.

Here is one of the only original walls of the mission left. Check out the cute tourist too!

So luckily Jeff was able to start the kids on antibiotics on Friday evening so by Sunday afternoon they were finally starting to come back to life. We did battle with ongoing, nonstop fevers. Caitlyn got as high as 103 temperature one time. I found her in the bathroom one night where she had fallen down after going to the bathroom and she was so weak she couldn't get up. She did call out to me. My poor baby!
Anyway, by Sunday evening they were feeling well enough that we were able to go to the Rangers Baseball game. It was a scorcher, but he was kept cool in this sweet little hat.
We had awesome seats, 5 rows up, right behind the home base plate. The owner, I think his name is Tom Hicks, he also owns the Stars hockey team too was sitting right down 4 rows in front of us. Too bad they lost! I did feel like I was in a war zone though, there were foul balls all over the place. A guy behind us caught a ball and I turned around and didn't say good job but instead said Thank You! Kind of scary when you have your two babies there!
This is my last week at school. Tomorrow is our awards ceremony and we our class awards in our classrooms. I have planned a very small speech for each child and a video presentation. I was surprised that it was so long, it is 4 songs long - wow! So I have been very busy with that.
Well this should catch everyone up on the comings and goings on our life. It is a crazy life around here and shouldn't slow down much over the summer by any stretch.


  1. I can't believe how grown up the kids look. Caitlyn looks much older than I know her to be, same for Brent. Are you sure she isn't a beautiful debutant? You better watch out, girl. Thanks for the Alamo pictures. Jeff and Caitlyn should have had a little more of a prayful, respectful stand there -- but, it's okay. I do love my Alamo. Hope you know how blessed you are to have such a great husband and kids. I am so glad I let you live!

  2. What a great trip full of memories! I can't believe how big and beautiful your babies are. Maybe we can do lunch this summer? You still haven't seen our house!

  3. I cant believe I missed this post! It looks like you had a great time! Im glad the sickness didnt slow you down too much! Sorry we gave it to you!

  4. You look like you guys were having so much fun! Miss you already...

  5. Looks like lots of hot Texas fun! and Happy Anniversary, by the way!