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[Audrey enjoying her first plane ride. She was perfect!]


There's nothing like coming home after a week away. Ryan and the children met Audrey and I at the airport yesterday afternoon. Owen and Easton were holding little signs that said "Audrey" and "mommy" just like in the movies. So sweet. We came straight home where I found the house in total order. All the beds were made, the laundry done, and a few larger projects completed. The children and Ryan did a service project for me when I was away. What was it you ask? The storage room. When I left you could hardly get in the door and now it is clean and organized, just the way I like it. I think all mom's should have the opportunity to get away every now and then. It's an amazing refresher and everyone appreciates each other a little more when you get back. Ahhhh.....

Texas was amazing! There are so many fun things to do and see there, a week is just not enough time! We did some shopping, lots of eating, and even more visiting with Kristin's fabulous family. Seriously, people. Her family is THE BEST! And I feel truly blessed to know them.

One of the highlights of the trip for me was getting to know Karen and Toni better. Karen is Kristin's sister and is so nice and genuine, you can't help but love her. She also has three darling girls that she makes the sweetest hair accessories for. She also makes AWESOME baby wipe cases. You can buy them here. Toni is Kristin's sister-in-law. She's married to her HILARIOUS brother Dave, and just happens to be THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER! Not kidding. Toni had a photo shoot with Miss Audrey and it was so much fun! Audrey was smiling and laughing for Toni more than she does for me! I have never seen a photographer that loves what they do as much as Toni. She got so many great shots, I'm going to have a terrible time deciding which one's to get printed. Wanna see some? Go here. Did I mention that Dave and Toni have three of the most deadly heartbreakers out there? Love them!

Thank you, Kristin for being such a great friend. You are so much fun and I can't wait to take on Dallas again. Next time: No babies!
Have a great Monday!

20 comments:

  1. Trips are so much fun, but it's been reconfirmed to me this last week that there's no place like home. So glad you had a fabulous trip.

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  2. OOO how fun! Glad you guys are back.

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  3. Sounds perfect! Glad you guys had a great time! Kristin's family is so wonderful.

    The pictures of Audrey are so fantastic!! I can see how it's going to be hard to choose. I LOVE the one of the two of you together. You are gorgeous!!

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  4. So sweet and sounds like a fun trip. Texas has to be on my list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love you too Dandee. Did Kristin pay you to say all of those nice things about me?! I can't wait until you come back!!!!

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  6. It was so nice to meet you at the YMCA thing! I just wish I wasn't so sick so I could have hung out with you guys!

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  7. prettiest little audrey pictures ever!
    welcome home, my dear!

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  8. Sounds like a great trip! Love all the details! That pic of you and Audrey on Toni's blog is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a fun photo shoot!

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  9. Hope you had fun! Texas sounds so fun to go to!

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  10. Yay, for having a great trip! Mom's are entitled to those every now and again:) And Audrey is beautiful in those pics!

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  11. Oh what a fun trip!! I bet a week away was just so nice and fun.
    I love the pictures, so cute!!!!!

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  12. So glad you're back, so glad you had such a blast. Seriously, your husband, I swear...I think we would all take more vacations if we would come home to that!
    Yeah, um, the picture of you and Audrey...it's a good thing they're copyrighted because some magazine would have snatched it up!

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  13. Those pictures of Audrey are adorable! Your vacation sounds great. I have been day dreaming about a week away for a while now. I have to wait until after tax season. April 16th won't come soon enough!!!

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  14. You and Audrey are simply glowing! What a gorgeous photo of you two. And I love the fact that you have matching blue eyes...like mother like daughter.

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  15. Those pictures are so wonderful. I am glad that you had a great time.

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  16. I'm glad your back and had a fun time! I love those picture of Audrey.

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  17. Your Audrey is so cute and those pics are gorgeous! I'm so glad you had such a great time. Great friends, food, shopping, a little away time and all to come home to that. What a treat!

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  18. Hello!
    I just came across your etsy store {PRECIOUS} and followed it to your blog to say hello and what lovely things you have in your store!!

    Also...after reading this post I'm a bit jealous I must say that you have just returned from my home state of Texas! I hope you had a grand time!!

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  19. We miss you! It was wonderful to see you and to get to hug on that cute little girl. What a sweet one.

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