After a quick shower and a 5-hour energy for me, we headed out to try a new Mexican place for Chris’ 26th birthday! I really just wanted to embarrass him with a mariachi band happy birthday performance. Mission accomplished!
I found the perfect card over 6 months ago and I’ve just been waiting patiently to give it to him. (by the way: don’t ever google “frenchie in a bikini” on your work computer. whoops.)
But seriously–how cute is that? It looks just like little miss Hazel.
Friday we spent the day in Rosenberg–antiques and Bob’s Tacos. At least Chris and my dad enjoyed half of it!
We spent that evening at the Sam Houston Race Park. My parents go to Arkansas with family and friends for some horse races each year, so we were depending on them to teach us how it all worked! The guys had one big win (thanks to something funny Maren had said)–but my mom and I actually ended up doing better in the end. Sometimes it’s good to be conservative!
We had so much fun…I really want to get a group together to go back!
Analyzing their picks I suppose…
I think the horse in the background was just walking, but he sure looks fast!
We had planned on going to Galveston on Saturday, but decided staying in town would be a better option since my parents had been in the car for a couple days. So without much planned, we headed downtown and ended up at the Texas Junk Company. Amongst the junk is a pretty sweet used collection of cowboy boots…
I thought I’d seen the entire stock of women’s boots when I stumbled across these bad boys. Can’t you just see them at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in September??? It was meant to be!!
I tried them on barefoot because these were the socks they provided. The owner did say they were “clean,” but I decided to pass 🙂
That afternoon my mom and I did some baking to get ready for a BBQ at the Siegel’s. Now don’t go thinking we spent hours in the kitchen…it was more like 5 minutes. My mom had been raving about a Weight Watchers recipe that they’d made down in Florida–Angel Food Pineapple Cake. It’s as easy as baking can get…one box of Angel Food cake mix stirred together with a can of crushed pineapple. Then you put it in a 9×13 pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Of course I forgot to take an “after” picture, so I had to steal someone else’s. Thank you google images 🙂 I actually think ours looked better because we added fat free whip cream and raspberries. It was delicious! It definitely going to become a staple in the Calcara house.
The BBQ was a blast. Good food and good conversation about ridiculous business plans 🙂 It was really nice that my parents got a chance to spend some time with our Texas friends too!
Sunday was pretty low key…church, shopping, Palio’s pizza and a redbox movie.
It was so good to have my parents in Texas. I suggested they sell their house in Florida and buy one in our neighborhood. Come on mom…don’t you want to spend some more time with your grand-dog??? 🙂
Next stop–Easter in KC!