Friday, August 31, 2012

Astros Game!

Kade and I got invited by the Simmons to go see the Astros game with them! William's parents have season tickets with fabulous seats. We were pretty excited since we had never been before. The stadium was huge, and the ceiling opened at the end for a firework show.  It was pretty amazing because of how huge it is.
Being at the game felt like being at the Jazz game with a Jazz 100 club ticket.  People brought us drinks all night, we sat on leather seats, and could go back and get food whenever we wanted. We felt very spoiled, and lucky to be there!
It was really fun getting to know William and Paige better.  We have a lot in common with them and enjoy being around them.  They are only here for a couple more weeks before they head back to school but hopefully we will be seeing a lot more of them next summer when they move back. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Beach time

A couple of months ago, a cute girl named Cassidy and I were randomly connected through a mutual friend on facebook.  Her little family just moved down to Houston for her husband's job, and we are so excited to get to know them better.  They have a little boy named Calvin that I am already in love with.

The other day they invited us to come to the beach with them.  It was definitely not the type of beach we expected to see, but we had a good time.  We each brought a cooler packed with lunch and snacks, and we enjoyed the ride down there to get to know each other better.
The beach was really dirty and the water was brown, but it was fun to be there and hear the waves crashing.  Nice little get-a-way from the daily grind.  The boys plated some football, while us girls chatted away.
We are excited for more memories with this cute family.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Life as of lately.

Houston has been an exciting change.  We are not thrilled with the quality of the roads, but now realize with all of the rain why they are so horrible! There are pot holes, and ditches everywhere. The weather is extremely hot and humid, but everyone keeps saying that this summer has been nothing like last year.  We will consider ourselves lucky!

Kade had his first day of work, and has been really excited to go back everyday since.  Hopefully he continues to enjoy it this much all the time! 
Every time he comes home, the apartment changes a little bit, and evolves more into our home. It has been fun to use the time before I start a job to organize and shop for kitchen supplies since we sold everything in Philly.
We have been enjoying the pool on Kade's days off, and we also hung all of our pictures on the walls. 
We received some new pictures of our Elder the other day.  Crazy to think that he will be coming home in a few short months!!! Oregon has been lucky to have him.

Shaking the homemade ranch bottle too hard at dinner when Kade warned me about making sure the lid was on tight. He always knows best!
Helping out a woman in our ward with her eight kids, and seeing this quote on her wall.  I would love to have boys one day, and thought this was so clever.
We have been watching A LOT of the summer olympics on TV this year. We thought this article was funny.
I had some girls over to our apartment for a craft night while our hubbies went and played basketball.  We made moss letters and they turned out so cute! I didn't end up making one for me because I didn't buy enough moss for everyone, but I am excited to finish mine later. 

Here are pics of our first little apartment here in Houston:
We were blessed with a lot of furniture that was handed down to us from family.  The only piece we have had to buy so far is our entertainment center, and we got that extremely cheap at Ikea!
Let the memories begin!