Sunday, June 11, 2006

Austin City Limits

It's sort of strange to me to go back to my hometown of Austin now that my parents and two of my brothers no longer live there. It doesn't quite seem like home anymore, but yet it is so familiar and still feels great to go back.
We just returned from the River City where David had a long conference to attend and Benjamin and I went along for the ride- for one thing, I just hate staying alone when David is away, and the other, my parents are still in that area, so we didn't want to miss out on this one.
We arrived on Tuesday and it seems like we didn't stop going until we returned to Muleshoe late Saturday night.
While David was at his conference, my parents drove into town to hang out with us-- or should I say to hang out with Benjamin, a.k.a., "Bubba." They wore that kid out! From riding the Zilker Park train (something I enjoyed as a child), to shopping, to enjoying the kiddie rides at Gattiland, Benjamin was well-entertained!
Benjamin also had his first overnight adventure! He spent the Thursday night in Marble Falls with Grandma and Grandpa. To our surprise, and dismay, he didn't miss Daddy or Mommy one bit! What a big boy!
We were also able to catch up with some good friends along the way. In Austin, we had supper with my high school friend, Stephanie. It was so much fun to see her! She means the world to me and it was just great to get to hang out with her for awhile. We also stopped in to dear old Anderson High School, where we were allowed to take our own personal tour and reminisce about my fun four years there. On the way back, we stopped by Amber and Frank's in Abilene. We just love catching up with them-- they had so much to do with us getting together and they are such wonderful people.
We rolled back into Muleshoe so late last night that Benjamin slept through the whole process of car seat to crib-- and then he kept on sleeping until almost nine this morning!
It was such a fun trip, but it is always good to get back home, too.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kristi,

Just finished Austin City Limits and of course we miss Benjamin. We enjoyed our overnight visit with him. He is so good and mellow- A joy to have around and fun-fun. We enjoyed seeing you and David.
Looking forward to July 4th.

Love ya all, Mom and Dad

Shellie said...

Glad you had such a good time in Austin! Thanks again for the parking space!

Stephanie Harper said...

I'm so glad you did come along to Austin! What fun to get to see you again and meet David and Benjamin. You have a beautiful family! Thanks for making time for me in your Austin schedule.