Sunday, September 23, 2012

Deep in the Heart of Texas

So a few weeks ago we went to visit my family in Texas!
Things are continuing to change there and it was fun to see and spend time with my family.
 One of the forst things that we did upon arrival to Texas was attend the Texas Rangers game! 
It was probably the WORST game I have ever watched of the rangers.... usually there is at least one grand slam out of the park, but not that night... and we lost. Lame.
But the photo above is a posy of peeps who dressed up in mascotesque costumes. There was a pirate, a turtle, a mouse and one other something but anyways they were jamming out in the parking lot in the hot hot hot costumes in 100 degree weather... there were crazy!

 Kasey and I at the game.... he can never make a serious face for me....

 RANGERS!!!! The weather actually ended up pretty nice and we were glad because I think Kasey would have been dead.
 My brother ended up getting a chameleon out of the blue while were were there...
My mom kept saying...."buying Greg (that's what he named the chameleon) was the biggest wase of money because he is going to die within the next month"
Well my mom was right and Greg sure enough died while my brother watched him helplessly choke on a cricket. Its kinda cool how they eat.
My mom and I were able to enjoy some shopping, and while we were at Nordstrom Rack we found the awesome shoes.... we decided my mom should buy them to go clubbing.... jk

But the BIGGEST surprise was for Kasey. So story: I was looking up stuff that we could do and running all the possibilities over with Kasey just to prove to him that Texas could be pretty awesome even though we do not plan on living there. As I was going over the list I suggested we go to Medieval Times. Then Kasey went on to tell me that he used to dream and wish that he would one day have the chance to go to medieval times... and how he used to draw dragons and castles and knights in shining armor. This was news to me and my first response was... who are you?

But my mom surprised us with tickets to medieval times and Kasey was so excited... and he felt pretty nerdy to enjoy it so much. He kept saying... this is cheesy.... but deep inside I was happy to have fulfilled a childhood dream for him.

 So I took this picture when we went to eat Tex-Mex food at La hacienda Ranch, because everyone I have told about this thinks I am crazy and never believes me.
But do you see the bags of water hanging? Well they are filled with a penny... and guess what? There are NO flies in the whole place! So this is proof it works.
We loved visiting Texas, and we were so thankful to have seen my family. I wish I had more pics, and the picture with my brothers.... but we loved the company, the Mexican the Texas barbeque, the baseball, and all the wonderful things Texas brought. Thanks Mom and Jeff, we love you and appreciate you getting us down there to Texas! It was so good to see family, icluding Nana, Mimi and my granddaddy.


  1. oh my heck I just have to laugh at the part about Kasey and his medieval childhood dreaming. I REMEMBER THAT.... he used to be so obsessed with castles and knights and all that stuff... i remember thinking the same thing..."who is this kid" hahaha... oh man i seriously couldnt scroll down fast enough to write this comment down. made me LOL... Love both you guys!!! hahaha

  2. First off, that's Kasey's real face for photos... he always looks like that. :)

    Secondly, poor little Greg.

    Third... has Kasey ever told you about him and Kaelen jousting on their bikes? If not, you should ask him about it. :)

    Fourth, glad you had fun in Texas!!! :)