Jonathan and I just got back from a wonderful long weekend in the great state of Texas! We left on Friday night after work about 6:00, to arrive at Elsha and Brian's house around 4:00 am. Although it was actually the middle of the night, or morning, you wouldn't know it showing up to their house. Elsha and the baby greeted us with smiles at the front door, Brian was chillin on the couch with "Friends" playing on the big screen tv, it was like it was 4:00 in the afternoon! I guess life changes when you have a baby that wants to start her day at 4 am. We got the grand tour of the house because we'd never been there and then Jonathan and I crashed out til about 10 the next morning.
Saturday was Elsha's birthday. Happy 26th Elsha!! We hung around the house and opened gifts and then went out to lunch at the classic Midland favorite Rosa's. I just love that place!
That night Brian cooked Elsha's requested birthday dinner of steaks, baked potatoes, shrimp with cocktail sauce, and artichokes. Yum Yum. It was a feast!! After, or before, during, AND after that we played a game of 90's edition trivial pursuit. Elsha and Brian came back on the last pie and beat us! grrrr.
Sunday morning we went to church and then Lisa and her family came over for Double Dave's pizza. It was good to see them and introduce Jonathan to the other side of the family. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of anyone :( We'll have to store that memory in our head. :) That night we played Phase 10. Pretty sure Elsha won. Surprise, surprise.
Monday we kicked it around the house for a while and then I took Jonathan up to the Bed Bath and Beyond that I used to work at. We ran into lots of associates and managers that I worked with while I was there so we had a good chat with them. That night we took the 4 of us out to a Mexican restaurant called Abuleo's. It was really good food and atmosphere. That night Elsha introduced us to a game called Blokus. It was awesome. We had a great time, and by the I mean we all hated each other and the end of the game. We'll have to play again sometime soon!!
Tuesday it was time to leave :( We got up early and left for Lubbock, where we picked up Brian and took a mini tour of the Texas Tech campus. Then we met up with cousin Jason and went to go see his new house. OH MAN it is pretty!! We hung out there for a couple hours with he and his wife and kids who happened to have the day off school. We had a great time catching up! It's really good to get to see family that you haven't seen in a while!
A picture with Vanessa and kids
A picture with Jason and kids
After that we continued our long, boring journey home. We were so grateful for the opportunity to go!! Love you guys!!