Labor Day Weekend in the Lone Star State

Husband and I just spent a very relaxing, long weekend visiting family and friends in Southeast Texas. For the first time ever, we flew into the teeny-tiny local airport near my parent’s home. (Normally, we fly into Houston and then drive a long two hours to their house.) This local airport is so small that it has one line through security and only two gates. The check-in counters, baggage claim, metal detectors, EVERYTHING is all in one room, one floor, one terminal.

Check-in and baggage claim
Check-in and baggage claim
Check-in and baggage claim
Security line
A total of two gates to wait for your flight
A total of two gates to wait for your flight

It’s awesome. There is no hassle, no wait and hardly any people. Welcome to small town USA.

We spent the entire weekend eating and snuggling baby boys. I will have to save the adorable baby boy photos and stories for a separate blog because they are just too cute to not have their own post. Anyways, we ate A LOT. My baby bump definitely grew over the weekend, but I’m positive it’s all food.

In the last 5 days I have had more seafood gumbo than should be legal, so much TexMex I should be speaking Spanish, fried goodness, and everything a vegetarian can possible eat at family BBQ. I’m afraid the doctor will find a burrito instead of a baby at the next ultrasound.

NOTHING is better than my Mom's seafood gumbo
NOTHING is better than my Mom’s seafood gumbo

Other than eating myself silly we got to visit LOTS of my best friends and spend time with my beautiful Grandmother. This young lady has 19 grandchildren, 20 something great-grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Woah.

4 generations!
4 generations!
Visiting our beautiful friend in the hospital after she gave birth to her son...love these girls so much.
Visiting our beautiful friend in the hospital after she gave birth to her son…love these girls so much.

We got to enjoy the country around my parent’s house by taking out the side-by-side for a few spins, and get bit by about a bazillion mosquitos in the process.

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My Dad also took us out for a ride in his new boat on Cow Bayou….yes, that’s the actual name of the body of water. I love relaxing on a boat, but holy cow, I truly forgot just how hot Texas is during the summer! Luckily, we had a little break for lunch. We tied the boat off to the side of a restaurant, and basically hopped off the boat and into our booth.

Captain Husband
Captain Husband
Woohoo!
Woohoo!

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Stepping down from the restaurant into the boat
Stepping down from the restaurant into the boat
Captain me!
Captain me!

And, the highlight of the weekend may have been convincing my Mom to do Insanity with us.

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Just kidding, the babies were obviously the highlight…just wait till’ next post.

Cheers!

2 Replies to “Labor Day Weekend in the Lone Star State”

  1. It was so good seeing you! That weekend was not long enough.

    1. I know it really wasn’t! Can’t wait till next time!

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