Friday, June 12, 2009

Corpus Christi/Houston Vacation: Part 3

After spending a couple of hours at the Texas State Aquarium, we hopped in the car and headed for Houston. Randy's cousin, her husband, and their darling little man, Noah, just recently made the move back to H-town from North Texas. It had been almost a year since we had seen them last, and we figured that since we were just 3 hours away, that we should 'go the distance' and visit for a couple of days.

About 5 years ago, we travelled to the Mayan Riveria with Noah's mommy and daddy and had a blast! We just love their company...and enjoyed visiting. Randy's cousin recently made the transition from career-woman to stay-at-home-mommy, so we enjoyed 'exchanging notes' and recipes. And while we didn't 'go into town' to see the sights and smells of Houston, we enjoyed relaxing at the house and watching all three kiddos play. I think Laney enjoyed having someone a bit more her size to play with, Noah just turned 16 months. And Noah enjoyed chasing Josiah around the house.

Thursday arrived, and it was time for us to make the trek back to The Valley. A drive that should take a family travelling sans children (or those with older children) 5 hours took us 2 stops and 8 hours. We really enjoyed our short, not-so-far vacation...and while it may not have been to anywhere absolutely amazing (ahem, St. Maarten like my BIL), we just enjoyed spending a few days together as a family, visiting family. That's what it's all about anyway, right?


Trisha said...

Glad you guys had fun! That Noah is a little cutie.

Allison said...

It looks like yall really had a great time. I'm a bit jealous. I'd love to go anywhere that doesn't involve going to Arkansas.

Bev said...

ha, silly me was thinking, "we don't have cousins in houston." totally forgot randy has cousins on his mom's side too. duh.

Hyrum said...

You guys are looking great...congrats on number 3. It is quite the experiance. Bethany might have some tips for the 3 of ours if you have any questions. Anyways, chat with you later.
-Hyrum and Bethany