Jeff has been out of town A LOT lately…
so this week… Lily and I decided to take a mother/bug road trip to Houston before baby Eli comes and shakes things up a little bit. I couldn’t help but laugh as Lily yelled out, “Look at those giant buildings!” and “We’re way up in the sky!” as we drove on a tall fly-over. My poor little Country Mouse (or Country Bug)… who is way more accustomed to seeing livestock out of their fences or calling out when fresh roadkill is spotted. I couldn’t believe how even I have changed… 2 years in the small town has made me such a nervous city driver… all the signs and exits and other drivers! You’d never know that I learned to drive at 16 right there amongst it all.
We stayed with my best friend from college, Laura, who I miss terribly…
(…and who is our family photographer. She took some maternity photos of Lily and me this time… what a bad time to leave my makeup bag and hair products sitting on the bathroom counter 4 hours away. I’m a little nervous to have photographic documentation of my Au-natural look… outside of my own possession.)
The best part was that Lily got to play with Kate and Jack.
Here they are at the Houston Children’s Museum… which is about the coolest place on Earth. Living in the city definitely has its advantages.
It is crazy for me to think that just a few years ago…. we were like this:
And now we’re taking pictures like this:
Growing up is CRAZY!!
Maybe in 16 years they’ll all be at UT together… and look back these pictures of before they could even do ‘hook ‘em horns’ and laugh.
There is nothing better than getting together with a friend that knows everything about you already and still likes you.
Laura and I used to live in the same house…. oh how I wish we could at least live in the same town again.