Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Is it Tuesday already? What happened to Friday??!

At least a new Friday is only three days away. And Monday is over. We had a very eventful weekend that included lots of happy things and a few sad things. On Friday evening, Ethan's sister Cindy had her baby girl!

This is Bethany!

Isn't she presh? We cannot wait to get to meet her in person! I wish they didn't live all the way in Colorado.
I have TWO nieces now which is very exciting! I am not 100% sure what being an aunt is all about, but I'm sure I will figure it out soon enough and will get plenty of practice over the years. Less than twelve hours after Bethany was born, we found out that Ethan's granddad had passed away. The timing was really hard on Ethan's family. I am so sad that I was never able to meet him. Last night Ethan was able to head to Farwell to spend time with his family and attend the funeral this morning. I am really sad that school kept me from getting to go. My heart goes out to the whole Embry family!
Saturday morning we woke up bright and early to head to Fort Worth for the day for some new dance attire. Turns out my parents were going to be there at the same time so we met them at Joe T. Garcia's for some grub (yes, we know that we all live in Abilene and see each other all the time) and a chance to see Chelsea and Seth. Oh how I had missed them!

After a delicious lunch we walked to the Stockyards for a few minutes to check everything out. They had a really awesome candy store but mostly I just enjoyed people watching.

After the stockyards we all headed to The Dance Shop because, after all, we mustn't forget that the whole reason we drove all the way to Fort Worth was to get me some tap shoes. Before I knew it, Seth and Chelsea were saying their goodbyes because they had things to do. I started crying because I was sad that I had only seen them for a couple of hours and that got a few others crying, so I'm sure that was a lovely sight. We then hopped in our cars and headed our separate ways.

We got a few miles down I-20 back to the 'lene when my sister called and said they had time to go to the Ft. Worth zoo if we all wanted to. Perhaps my tears caused this generosity? I will take it!! Of course we turned the car and headed back into town as fast as our wheels could take us!

This is the fattest hippo ever. His grumpy facial expression kind of reminds me of my old boss. He wasn't fat like the hippo though.

It was pretty toasty out, so I was very thanful for the misters.

The poor little lion was hot, too.

Thanks for putting off your homework so you could spend a little more time with us Chelsea! We had a great time.


bee said...

You did have a very eventFULL weekend. I am so glad you got to spend time with your sister and family. Enjoy every precious minute. We were glad to be there for Bethany's arrival. Thanks for your comforting words for my family.

texasholls said...

You have been putting in a lot of hours at the zoo in the heat. :) Glad you got to spend time with you sister this weekend. We missed you on Tuesday. Getting excited to see you in a couple of weeks!