Sunday, June 24, 2012


Matt said goodbye to his former commander, supervisor and co-workers and we said goodbye to our friends and Colorado (boohoo) and started our drive toward Texas, Matt driving the Penske with everything we own in it and I was right behind him in the van with the girls.

First stop was Toas, NM for a lovely but short stay at my sister Angie's house.
 When Harper and Rowan woke up in the morning they were like, "Wow, that is a big yellow truck outside our house!"

 We stopped for the night in Carlsbad and checked out one of the caverns (the "Big Room") there the next morning.  It was way rad. 

Then it was a long boring drive to who knows where for one more night in a hotel and the next afternoon we arrived in San Antonio!
The first thing about Texas is that there is A LOT of state pride.  There is not another state I know of that has it's flag all over the place.  Not only that, but I saw an entire house with blue trim and a garage door painted to be the Texas flag!  There are also lone stars proudly hung everywhere.  (The second thing is that it is HOT!) 
It does have a rich history.   We went to the Alamo to learn about it.

I was excited to check out the much heard about River Walk.  It was neat.

We enjoyed an expensive but yummy meal at The County Line, which brings me to the third thing about Texas and that would be Barbeque! 

The fourth thing about Texas are it's Longhorns and cowboys, real cowboys.

 Matt's sister Angela form  Dallas was on a little vacation in Bandera with her adorable kids and Mother-in-law at the Flying L Ranch so we went there for a day and enjoyed some festivities.

Some other things we have done here in Texas so far is go to the pool of course...
and the Children's Museum (these pictures are taken from my phone).

 Here are a couple shots from my phone as well of our house.  It is in a nice neighborhood and we have already had dinner with two neighbor families with young kids!

We are excited to go to Sea World still (which is like 10 minutes from our house) but we are waiting on Aunt Cyrie to hurry up and get here first!


Suspension Bridges said...

You always have such a great attitude about your life. You guys make the most of wherever you are. Your girls will have great memories.

Jenny & Scott said...

Loved the picture with Angela's kids. It looks like Parker is pinching Danny. Poor girl. Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!

Krystal said...

So glad you came to Texas! :)

Molly said...

Can't wait to come visit....please don't get sick of the sites!

Shannon Thornton said...

Oh hello, you moved to Texas? I'm new here, clearly. We can still be friends, right?

You guys are so awesome! Julee, you have a great attitude too! Did ou guys know the Manears from ny? They just moved to San Antonio a few weeks ago.

racharooo said...

Wow, I can't believe how much your girls have changed since I saw them last! And your house is so nice...far cry from our digs in NJ, huh! I will never go back, ha ha. I have heard good things about San Antonio, how lucky you are! Thanks for posting, it's always fun to catch up.

cyrie said...

Hi! Hopefully I can come and visit in the near future! I miss you guys.

Angela and Kevin Reese said...

We loved to see you guys and glad that you are so close. Welcome to Texas....and don't melt.

Elisa Stephenson said...

Wow, Texas looks like fun. My father-in-law lives down near Dallas. We are thinking of planning a trip down there in the Fall. I love all your pictures.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys are doing great and making the most of your summer. We miss you guys but we know God wants you in Texas.