Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Back from Our Trip!

We got back this evening. We had a great time!!! This is going to be a long entry with an overload of pictures....... so get ready!

We left Saturday. H was whiney the whole way and didn't take a nap. He was content some of the time looking at his sticker book.

Around 6 we arrived in Ft. Worth (actually it's a suburb called Euless). H loved getting into things.. what's new.:-) He really took to my cousin Keith. Here he is playing with Keith's drum set.

Sunday morning we ate breakfast.

We still had time before church.. so we went outside to look at the horses. They are right behind my Aunt's house. H was afraid of them.

Later that afternoon we took H to a park, down the road from my Aunt's.

Bright and early Monday morning we headed to Louisiana. This was H most of the morning..

This is my sorry attempt at getting a picture of the Welcome to Louisiana sign. It's not easy taking a picture of a sign while going 70 mph!

This was my first time to be in Louisiana (Matt and H's first time too.) My impression of Louisiana is there are TONS of trees and it's humid (oh my gosh sweltering hot, humid).

I went to my appointment at 1:30 that day. I talked about it more on my other blog.

Afterwards we headed to the beach. They have a man made beach in Cypremort Point State Park. It's not the greatest... but it was fun. Plus I had never seen the ocean so that was pretty amazing.

My first picture of the ocean:

H playing in the sand with Daddy. At first he wasn't too sure of the beach and ocean.. but the sand started to look enticing.

H wanted in on the action too..

Eventually H decided to try out his sea, er, ocean legs.

Here is H mesmerized by the sand:

Watching the tide hit his legs. The sound of the tide was so peaceful. The gulf is such a gentle ocean. Or at least from what I saw it was..

I thought this was a pretty picture. I saw a crane sitting my some rocks and it started to fly off as I snapped this picture.

A picture of the ocean.. I love how it looks endless. I find that fascinating.

This is a house that was near the ocean. All of the houses over there were on stilts. I don't blame them! I thought this house was gorgeous.

After leaving the ocean we wanted to find a good, Cajun restaurant. I mean you can't go to Louisiana without eating some Cajun food, now can you? We went to a restaurant called Mulate's "The original Cajun Restaurant". (We saw it advertised on a billboard.) The atmosphere was great.. they even had a zydeco band playing. The ceiling was filled with business cards.

We added to the collection and put one of Matt's cards up there. Can you find it?

There have been a lot of celebrities who have eaten at Mulate's.

We arrived at our hotel very late Monday night. After everyone took a quick shower (bath for H)..we went straight to bed. I woke up to this:

In the morning we swam:

We checked out and headed back on the road.. to Ft. Worth.

On the way we stopped at the Bayou Pierre Alligator Park. We couldn't go to Louisiana and not see alligators..

The first exhibit we came to were the baby alligators. At first I thought they weren't real because they were sitting on the platform so eerily still. But soon they started getting in the water. H was freaked out by them.. I can't say I blame him.

Besides alligators we saw snakes, turtles, raccoons, emus, and goats. I took a picture of one of the goats sitting in the bed of a pick-up truck. Isn't that funny?

H loved feeding the pygmy goats. Doesn't he look so serious?

After the gator park we continued driving. There was a lot of road work going into dallas so the drive draaaaged on. We finally got to my Aunt's house.

We had a family dinner. My other cousin Adam was there along with his wife, Meri, and baby, Jackson.

Here I am with Jackson. He is such a big boy! And a slobber box just like H was.. He is so cute!!

Here is a picture of me and my cousins. (Notice H in the picture, lol)

And our families. (H was throwing a fit..)

Well that concludes my super long blog entry. Congrats if you made it this far!:-)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Today we're leaving for our trip!

I'm very excited! In just a few hours we'll be on our way to Ft. Worth. We're going to spend time with my Aunt, uncle, and cousins. Then on Monday we're going to Louisiana for my doctor's appointment.

Get ready for lots of pictures when I return!!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Taking back my life!

This weekend I have been feeling GREAT. I feel like my old life is slowly coming back. First of all, I went to the mall on Saturday. It's been so long since I've been able to walk around for that long without stopping to rest. Or stopping because I feel like I may faint. We were at the mall for a while and I did not have to stop once. Not ONCE!

Saturday night we went to Joyland. Me, Holden, Matt, and my sister. It was so much fun. And once again I felt pretty normal. I didn't feel that lightheaded or tired! It felt great being able to have a good time without my health getting in the way.

Holden had such a great time. He was so brave, wanting to ride EVERYTHING! He went on over a dozen rides. A lot of which he rode alone. AWWWW, my baby is growing up.

Here are some pictures I took of him:

I still have a long way to go, but I feel like this weekend has given me more hope. I CAN feel normal again. I WILL be completely like I was before all of this happened.

P.S. I posted this same entry on my Lyme Disease blog. I felt like it belonged on both.