Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I was unable to get a lot of cute pictures because unfortunately she is my not-so-photogenic dog! But they few I got are pretty cute! Happy Birthday Maggie Lynn! Love you bunches!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Once we got settled into our hotel Brandon had planned a suprise for me! I LOVE suprises! He took me out to the front steps of our hotel and while we sat and talked and took in the wonderful evening a horse-drawn carriage led by the beautiful Lucy rounded the corner to pick us up! Lucy and her driver Manny took us on a hour and a half tour of downtown San Antonio! It was bomb dig! And to make things even better the night was perfect! But just a note to future travelers....Manny informed me that the Emily Morgan Hotel is the #2 most haunted hotel in Texas (scary I know!) It is an awesome looking hotel that was once a medical hospital, then became a psychiatric hospital, and then a morgue! This is the hotel Brandon almost booked us to stay at. I think not! DON"T STAY THERE! SCARY! :o) After the carriage ride ended we headed back to the hotel to catch some zzzz's in our comfy bed so that we could tackle a day of shopping Friday!
Friday we went to the outlet malls in San Marcos! So much fun! I even got a new camera! YEAH! I needed a new camera bad! The best part of the day is when we headed to Gruene! I love Gruene, TX...it is one on my most favorite places ever! It would be the one place that would take me out of West Texas! We hit a few quaint little stores in Gruene and then headed to the world famous Gristmill for some yummy food, and the best margaritas ever! We got seated at the best table at The Gristmill! They sat us on a balcony area that overlooked the river! So great! After stuffing our faces we took a walk down by the river and relaxed and soaked our feet while listening to a live band playing at a resturaunt close by! Then, I made Brandon drive through Gruene so I could pick out our future house! :o) I think I might have found it.....!
Saturday was spent going to the man mall of America - The Bass Pro Shop / Outdoorworld! Brandon had never been and about pooped himself when he walked in! While we were walking in we saw one of our great friends that I work with, Jana who was headed to see her hubby and had just stopped in - crazy huh!
After touching and seeing everything in the man mall we headed back down to the River Walk and we toured The Alamo! We both had not been there in quite some time and were suprised at how beautiful it was! The landscaping is awesome! We also learned that a Hawkins was an Alamo hero!
After the Alamo tour and stopping at some shops to take some goofy pics we went and coooled down from the 100 degree weather in Pat O'Briens and had there famous Hurricane drinks! Yummy! After putting down a few more beverages we headed to take a boat tour of the River Walk! So much fun!
After a long hot day on the River Walk we headed back to our hotel to its world famous martini and cigar bar! We had a blast! It is one of the coolest places both of us have ever been! It is located in the basemnent of our hotel and is lit by candlelight. It is filled with old overstuffed antique chairs that you just lay back in and kick your feet up! The food and drinks were awesome! And of course we had to take in a few cigars! I think we eneded up staying there for over 5 hours and didnt even ralize it! Too cool!
Sunday we woke up kind of sad becuase we had to head back to Midland! Boo! But before making our way back home we drove to Kerville to meet with some of my most favorite people in the entire world! We had not seen Jenn, Erik, and Karen in forever and it was so good to see them and talk! I miss them and their hugs so much! One of the best parts is that we were actually able to meet the munchcans that we always read about! They are the cutest! Brandon wanted to steal them and take them home with us - but quickly got rejected! :o)
Sunday, August 3, 2008
John & Debert
Brandon & Jess
Est: September 13, 2003
Michelle & Brian
The festivities tonight also included celebrating my mom birthday, which was Saturday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA MIA! She would kill me if I told her age so I will just tell you that she turned the ripe age of 53! :o) For both celebrations we spent the evening at my parentals laughing (like we always do), eating a bunch of yummy food, and opening presents! What a fun night! Mom and Dad I wish you many more years of unconditional love and friendship! Mom I wish you many more years of happy birthdays!
We are turning her into a wine-o!
Have a great week everyone! 4 more days till we are off to San Antone! Yipppeeee!!