After our weekend in Denver we made our way to Colorado Springs. We stayed at my best friend’s house, Laura. Thankfully she got a job just before I came out but the sad thing is she started the day I came back. At least she put me to good use babysitting for her two kids part time. I really enjoyed spending time with them. We went swimming one day and Jessie let me fix her hair. I loved playing with the little girl, MY GIRL! The boys just played and played and played. Jordan was so cute always wanting Caeden. My brother and wife took my boys to a baseball game with their cousins one night and Jordan was so cute asking when Caeden would be back! What great friends they are just like their moms! I was able to eat at my favorite place, La Baguette. Man, it was soooooo good! We watched So You Think You Can Dance when Laura got home from work, boy I wish we could have spent more time together. Friday night the girls went for a night on the town. It was fun to hang out again just us girls! Of course Laura attracted a young guy like always! lol. Tasha and I of course were on the dance floor shaking what our momma’s gave us. lol. Good Times……………….

Oh so you want to hear about the party……. well, the prep started early and as hard of work it was it was even more fun! Larry and Jenny graciously allowed the party to be at their house and it was such a great time!! Even the kids loved every minute. I played tetherball again and of course beat Adrian! lol. There were shots going on in the kitchen as well as my mom sneaking the good wine out of the basement. Too much fun stuff to mention! It certainly was a great time for great parents!! See the pics below!


It was wonderful to have Steve’s parents, sister, brother-in-law and newphews all for a visit this weekend. We haven’t seen his parents (Ed & Shirley) for a long while. They traveled all the way down from Colorado and poor Shirley had to deal with the nasty Texas allergies!! First they went to Greg and Nancy’s house in Austin and then they all made the trek here during a wonderful severe storm! We tried our best to sight-see Dallas but being new ourselves, we were lost for ideas. We ended up going downtown to the historical West End and saw where JFK was shot and walked down the road that he was riding when he was shot. Downtown Dallas really left me desiring more. I sure do miss my Lodo!! The boys obviously enjoyed hanging out with their cousins again. The next day we drove to a large park with a playground and hiking trails. It was a pretty nice park and we might visit again. Hopefully we can find some things that are closer to us, but we shall see. Unfortunately their visit was short lived and everybody had to go home. It was nice to be able to have so many people in the house and still be comfortable, 5 bedrooms really makes for good visiting and anybody is welcome anytime:)

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It was nice to visit Austin to see Steve’s sister Nancy and family. My nephews (Conner & Jordan) and boys had a great time playing. Conner sure is turning into an adult and even sits at the adult table! lol. The weather and vegatation sure is different in central Texas compared to north Texas. I didn’t mind the humidity at all although I think my sinuses might because I have been having monsterous headaches down here. It was a nice weekend and we had fun “keeping Austin weird” by visiting local shops and eateries. I must say that I saw many wonderful boutiques and clothing stores that caught my eye for next time. I was able to purchase some items from one called Strut. The kids and I enjoyed playing in a local toy store. It was an educational toy store with so many different fun things to buy. I really wanted to get a perfume making kit but neither of my boys would go for it. We did end up getting a great pool toy for each boy and another puzzle for Caeden and I to put together. Thank you Nancy and Greg for letting us take over your weekend and being so hospitable. It was a great time.