Monday, March 19, 2012

Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'

This was a super-fun, really eventful weekend! Ronda is leaving on Tuesday for her mission in the Marshall Islands, so we went out to visit before she left. Royce was able to get someone to cover his shift for Friday, and we were able to get tickets for 8:45 for the Blue Bell ice cream factory tour. So we got up at 5am, got ready and drove out to Brenham to make it on-time for our tour. It was so much fun. I mean, there was nothing special about the tour, but it was just a really nice morning, and we stopped at Sonic on the way out and got breakfast, so we were loaded with caffeine(it does seem wrong to drink Dr. Pepper that early in the morning), and it was just really nice to be on vacation with just our little family. 

How can you not milk a cow statue at the creamery?
By the time we were done with our tour it was still pretty early, so we decided to stop at the state park "Washington on the Brazos." (Also right along the road to Royce's parent's house.) It was perfect weather; nice and overcast with a cool breeze. They had a museum and a visitors center in the middle, then little "hiking" trails that had historical markers around. (It's where they signed the Texas declaration of independence.)

The museum was really fun. It was just about Texas during the 10yrs that it was its own country, and in one wing they had a children's section. Here's Emmaline pulling the intestine and internal organs out of a pig. (Not even kidding!)
Marta loved the drums!

You could build a log cabin out of foam...pretty cool.
So after we hiked around and went through the museum we headed out to Royce's parents, and apparently I used up all of my picture taking "bug," because these are the only pictures I got of the rest of the weekend!
I didn't even get any of poor Ronda, but I know her mom got some, so we'll have to get copies. The rest of the weekend was filled with more family, movies, shopping, going out to dinner, the kids going to the park while Royce took me to the doctor(I was there for a UTI but found out I have a heart murmur, too), and a farewell address at Church. It was such a busy weekend, but really fun!

Playing dress-up with Aunty Gina.


Lea said...

fun, fun, fun, except for the heart murmur of course...what the...

Jenny said...

Love your title, you make me laugh! Sounds like a fun weekend - minus the doctor stuff :)

Tori said...

I know...crazy. I used to secretly make fun of other families who talked to each other through blog posts/facebook, but since our schedules are always off, I'm starting to understand it a little better. :)
And Jenny-I got really bored saying "more pictures" over and over again, so I've decided to start using Simpsons quotes. The first two actually kind of fit with the post, but that was just coincidence. They're supposed to be random. :)