Monday, June 25, 2007

PK Getaway

The past week and a half has been a whirlwind! On June 14th, Matt and I flew out to Lubbock for the wedding of our friends Beau & Kimberly. Although I brought my camera with me, I forgot to take pictures. Oops. We had a great time reconnecting with West Texas friends and others we hadn't seen in a while. The bride was gorgeous and the groom almost cried like a baby (sorry, Beau, but it's true). Simply beautiful. Matt officiated and did an outstanding job (of course) and I had the privilege of singing with our friend and worship leader Michael.

Last Sunday afternoon, we headed to PK. If you know my husband, you know that he likes to give everything a nickname - this includes people's first names, last names, hometowns, etc. So "PK" is Matt-ese for Possum Kingdom Lake. We have a friend that owns a quaint cottage on the lake. For the past 6 years it has been a spiritual and physical refuge for us. The moment I walk in the door a deep-seated joy literally bubbles up in my heart. I just get giddy. This time, my parents joined us. We wakeboarded, tubed, watched The Deadliest Catch finale and After the Catch, ate way too much and celebrated Matt's birthday with presents, cake and a pinata.

Audrey and Papi coloring before we were served a delicious breakfast at a local joint called Jackson's (Amanda, I thought you'd like that :) ).

Audrey and Daddy on the Mambo Solo. We were so proud of Audrey! She's normally overly cautious and suspicious of anything slightly dangerous. Way to go, Boo!

Papi and Reid on the dock at sunset.

Our little hula-hooper.

Matt and I celebrating Matt's birthday at the Rockin S (amazing chicken fried steak!). We previously planned to celebrate at this place called Wildcatter Ranch but quickly came to our senses. There was no way we'd enjoy a nice dinner with two children who'd been playing hard in the sun all day. What were we thinking??

Audrey and Papi.

Reid - ready to eat!


Reid and Daddy.

Blindfold replacement - Audrey's cover-up.

Exhausted from a day filled with birthday fun.

Hell's Gate - should be called Heaven's Gate - beautiful!

Bubby in his life jacket.



Richardsons of HV said...

Question...does Mary Hardin Baylor have a football team? Didn't know that but am gathering that from Matt's t-shirt!
I am so glad y'all had a great time and were able to relax. I prayed for y'all and am so glad to hear the report (and see the fun pictures!!!).

David Campbell said...

I am so glad that you guys had that time together...and how fun that your parents came along:) I think Audrey and Emma are little soul~sistas, they are so much alike. Emma is our overly cautious one and the picture of Audrey in the water with Matt looks so very familiar! It was great having you guys at Emma's party. See you soon!

Debra said...

We love PK lake. We spent a week there a couple of years ago. so relaxing. I am glad that you had a good time. Great pictures.

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

JEALOUS. DIdn't I go with you guys one year? Yup, I did, and I had to sleep in the same bedroom as Rich and Heather and her night terrors.

Josh, Nat, & Lily Pat said...

Glad you're back to blogging. Loved the pictures.

oh, and as soon as we walked back in the reception, they cut the cake! but don't worry, i ate some on your behalf.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

We are obsessed with Deadliest Catch! And After the Catch!

Today was fun!

Lindsey Brittain said...

These pictures are great! Sooooo cute!

Lindsey Brittain said...

haha...oh sweet Lauren....taking a good photograph is all about shooting from the heart....therefore your pictures are beautiful! ;)

PJ King said...

Great pictures!

UMHB does has a football team...
Kind of surprising for an all girls school! well, a formerly all-girls school.

I'm just surprised Matt has a shirt from Belton.