Monday, November 24, 2008

Trip to Houston

This weekend we went down to Houston to spend some time with Mark's dad. It was a nice drive down the 59 for about 5 1/2 hours. The best part of the was at night and the boys were asleep. :-) Sunday morning when we all woke up we took his dad for a drive down the Galveston. I really wanted to go down and see what it looked like after the hurricane. It was not so good. However, we enjoyed the outing and got to see the ocean and the boys played in the water, dug in the sand, and collected some sea shells. Today we got up, I helped clean up his house cause it is in pretty bad shape. Mark was able to fix his furnace that was not working. We also changed the batteries in all the fire alarms. When we got there they were all chirping and we asked him why and he said that was the way they operated, they have chirped since he bought the house. Well... we knew that was not normal, we bought some 9Vs and when he went to the hospital to visit his wife, we changed them all. When he got home he noticed the absence of the chirping and I told him while he was gone I changed the batteries!! He was happy, and shocked that he was wrong. All is all, a great weekend. However, when we got home Mark called him to let him know we made it safe, and his dad was already at the bar drinking. Please pray that God would remove the desire in him to drink so much. He is going through a lot right now and really could use some prayers.
I think I am going to crop this pic, blow it up and replace the one from last year with it! I love it.
The boys are having a blast playing in the WARM water! It was chilly and overcast but I let them play anyway because I am a fun mom!!

We took Dad to Denny's for Breakfast. We didn't know that he had lost his bottom teeth and have been eating without them! OH well, what can you do when you don't know???
Look at my handsome men!! I am such a lucky lady to be blessed with them.

Here is all of us at the ocean! Fun times away with family. Next visit is with Mark's sisters in Louisiana for Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Look at you, miss traveler! And YES, that pic of the boys in the matching outfits, matching cuffed pants, is absolutely adorable and timeless. You better blow it up!