Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day Weekend (Pool, Zoo, Nature Hike, and College Football)

We had a nice, relaxing, yet fun filled weekend. You know us, we never sit still too long. Tropical Storm Lee missed the Texas coast and went east to Louisiana.. Giving us some cooler weather, but left us out of the much needed rain. But we took advantage of the cooler (90 degree heat verves 107 degrees) weather. Saturday we went to our neighborhood pool & splash pad since it was the last weekend of the season to be open. Uncle Russell, Aunt Lara, and Kannon joined us for some swimming and lunch afterwards. After lunch we watched college football.. One of my favorite times of year!
Sunday we got up and it was overcast and only 82 degrees, so we headed to the zoo. Perfect weather to walk around and see the animals. Katherine's favorite was the jaguar while Colin's favorite was the monkeys! The kids love the zoo! That evening we all got our maroon on ready to cheer on Texas A&M in their season opener. Gig'EM Aggies.. WHOOP! I made nachos, perfect for watching A&M win their first game of the season. A tradition is to kiss after each time we score, there was lots of kissing in our house that night as we won 46 to 14. Monday it was still pretty cool outside, so we took an early morning hike to the Houston Arboretum through the nature trails. It has been so long since we have been able to do out activites beside the beach and pool due to our heat wave and extreme drought. After our nature walk, we went and ate lunch outside on a restaurant patio to enjoy the beautiful day. Then home to relax before starting the work week.
I had posted on facebook when we were at the zoo, and a friend replied that she likes that we are always on the move… my response was.. You only get to live life once and that is a lesson that life has taught us. With Colin's special heart, I have learned not to take it all for granted. We are blessed to live in the here and now, so enjoy it while you can. Colin is doing great now, but that may not always be the case. We have another open heart surgery to face in the next 2 years, I want to make sure every minute counts. It's not that I fear death, I just want to celebrate and rejoice in life.

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