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.