Granddad (Jake’s dad) came to visit us last weekend. He lives in Dallas almost 4 hrs north of us. We had a great time. He arrived Saturday morning and we all went out for breakfast at our new favorite joint, Humble cafe.
After, we walked across the street to the Humble Museum. It was full of antiques and interesting artifacts how Humble became a city. Here is an interesting fact. Humble is pronounced umble without the H because Mr Humble couldn’t pronounce his H’s. After, we went home and played with the train set grandad got Jordan.
Sunday we went to try out a new church close to our house. Not really our style so we will keep looking. It was more baptist based even though it was a Protestant church. So many churches to choose from now that we are in the Bible Belt. It will be interesting to see all the different churches out here. Praying God leads us to the right one.
If it wasn’t enough to move to a new state with two kids under two, we packed our bags and headed to Denver Colorado this week. Jakes best friend from college was getting married. Nannie (Jake’s mom) was kind enough to meet us out there and help with the kids. We left for the airport at the break of dawn Thursday morning. Giving us plenty of time because you never know what’s gonna happen toting youngins. Sure enough there was a mix up with our seats and we barely made our flight. Since we have two lap babies that would be 5 people in one row which is against FAA because in case of emergency there are only 4 oxygen masks per row. So we got our seats and boarded the plane. We were in the last rows of the plane. The flight attendant was in the back trying to get our seats situated because they assigned Jake to the last row but someone was already sitting there. Jake so boldly asked if the two men could move across the aisle. One of the men lifted up his hands and said “I can’t”. He was handcuffed. We were sitting next to a felon and an Air Marshal. I felt he was starring at me and Madison the whole time. Any who. It was…. Creepy! I was sitting in the rows in front of jake and mr felon. On my right there was a large women (should’ve bought two seats) who openly told me she does not like kids. I just smiled. On my left there were two hicks. True all American older hicks. With mullets. Missing teeth. The works. They were very friendly and gave me some insight about Texas since I mentioned we just moved there. They said Dayton, a hayfield city near us was really nice and that’s where they have their trailer. Two totally different worlds. That’s not what we are looking for, but I was nice and kept my mouth shut.
So we made it to Denver!! Got our rental. Dodge Grand Caravan (parallel to our T&C) and picked up Nannie. Before heading to our hotel we stopped at Walmart for essentials. (Razors, diapers, etc). Jake always makes fun of me because every vacation we go on we have to make a stop at Walmart.
That night Jake planned our anniversary dinner even though it was a week away. His mom was there to watch the kids. (I think the thing I miss most about moving so far away is not having a baby sitter available 24/7.) Jake took me to a restaurant called Bastien’s. When we arrived at the restaurant I was disappointed because it was a very old building and didn’t look like a nice place. We were downtown and I was over dressed. I wanted to cry. I was looking forward to this night for a very long time. It took me over an hour to get ready. This was the first time in 2 years we had a REAL date. No kids. No crying. Screaming. Spit up. Poopy diapers. No headaches. We walked in and I was immediately impressed. I was no longer over dressed. The atmosphere, the food, the service was amazing. It really was the best steak house ever. Better than Ruth Chris. Better than The Palm in LA. I guess I shouldn’t judge a building by the outside.
After dinner we saw a movie. In our van. Alone. It was perfect!
The next day we did a little exploring and hung out with Joel, Jake’s friend and his soon to be wife Lisa. They have a dog the size of a horse. We had a great time visiting with them. Saturday was the big day. It was an outside wedding at the park so Jake went to help set up. The wedding was beautiful. And Nannie got to play with the kids at the park all day. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day!
Sunday we had brunch with the lovely couple and did a little more exploring before we headed home. The plane ride home wasn’t as bad as our flight out there. However, the plane was delayed due to weather which means we didn’t get home till after one am Monday morning. The next day was rough and we all came down with a little cold. Overall we had a great time in Denver. But there’s one thing I learned from all of this. From now on Any time we go on vacation I will be bringing someone along to help with the kids 🙂