Friday, August 06, 2010

Memphis (2nd Trip)

We went on a 2nd trip to be with Chad for Easter. And the Easter Bunny even knew where to go.  :)

Chad and Saira coloring at Cracker Barrel

Still coloring/playing games.
The bridge that crosses over the Mighty Mississippi River over to Arkansas.

The bridge that crossed from Memphis Tn over to AR

Eating some AWESOME BBQ at the #1 BBQ place, Rendezvous

At Rendezvous

Dry rub ribs at Rendezvous

My bbq sandwich at Rendezvous and the best cole slow and beans EVER!! Their cole slow is different!


Haaa!  Messy girl! at Rendezvous

Oh yeah!!!  That's a rib eating girl right there!! at Rendezvous



Mmm, their sauce is sooooo good, it'll make you slap your mama!

Messy face, messy hands

Gee, they even cater
they are located in an alley, down in a 

Some Memphis Pics (1st Trip)

Here's some pics from our first trip to visit Chad in Memphis.... I took 234, so I figure these will do :)

Holy Smokes! Busy Summer!

Wow, I've been totally neglectful to my blog.  :(

We've been so busy these days.  The last time I posted we went to Memphis.  We took 2 trips there.  Once during Spring Break and then again at Easter.  Those trips will be something I will never forget.  My first road trip with my kids.  With Chad working out of day this year we've traveled around to see him alot.  He came home from Memphis 2 weeks after Easter on April 19th I believe.  He took a week break and then the following Monday he went down to Port Lavaca, Texas.  So of course the kids and I took a trip down to visit him on June 12th for a few days.  He finally finished that job on July 8th.  So on July 16th-19th we went on vacation.  Cause you know we didn't have enough vacations going to see Chad...  ;)  We took our anual trip to San Antonio.

Rewind a little bit to the end of the school year....

Both the kids had Perfect Attendance for the year.  I was so proud of them.  It's hard to be at school every single day the school doors are open.  I tallied up the days I subbed.  80 days!  The last month of school we had field trips.  Saira went to the Houston Zoo.  Her and I had a great time.  Would love to go back sometime without the school and during a cooler time of the year.  Ryan went to the Downtown Houston Aquarium.  That was a neat place.  I was so thankful that his great teacher made those kids get around and enjoy everything there was to do.  She even had me doing things...LOL!!  She got my fat butt up on the Carousel.  I'll have to share a pic of that!

So the last week of school, my kids didn't have school.  They earned their Flex Days for having good attendance and good grades, but Ryan also had to pass his TAKS test....  AND he did!  I was so worried, those tests are hard on those kids.  He passed his Writing, Reading and Math.  :)  I cried when I got his note from the school saying he got the Flex Days.  Very proud mama moment!  So the kids didn't have school, but I had to sub that week.  The kids hung out with their friends while I worked.  But before school was out for the rest of the kids in school, there was Memorial Day weekend.

We had so much fun that weekend.  The kids went to the beach for their first time ever.  They have been down to Galveston to "see" the beach when we did other things there, but they never have been on the beach.  That was tooooo much fun!  Then the next day, all 4 of us went on the river for the first time in a friends party boat.  That was FUN, until HELL fell out of the skies...LOL  It came a bad storm. 

Well now I'm going to work on posting pictures....  Enjoy :)