Thursday, July 28, 2011

brother visit

Rach and I drove down to San Marcos, TX to visit our brother, Steve. He showed us around town, we hung out with Walter and observed/discussed his elaborate collage of magazine clippings, album covers, pictures and posters on the walls of his apartment. 

Wish we could have spent more time with those two!

By the way, the picture, neighboring Bob Dylan and Tupac, is of me and Rach when we were like 4 and 2 years old and the stuffed dog I am holding, I still have it. I am not ashamed.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

the mesquite rodeo

John and Kristen were so sweet to think of me and surprise me with a ticket to the Mesquite Rodeo when they found out I would be visiting home. Thanks to the wonderful 55-250 mm lens, I could capture some intense moments. I love the rodeo! Big belt buckles and all.

I restrained myself to only making one animated gif, but couldn't hold back on adding a gazillion pictures. Cowboys are crazy. When I take my kids to the rodeo, they will take part in the sheep riding.

how to make a gif

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

texas just keeps getting better and better

To celebrate the recent opening of the Texas In-n-outs, Nate and Katie took me and I knew I would regret it if I didn't wear one of their paper hats and Katie was cool enough to join me. I am blessed with awesome sis-in-laws.

I flew from California to Texas and everyday that I have been here it has been 100+ degrees. It makes me so happy. I didn't realize how much I love, love, love the heat until this visit home.

Thursday, July 21, 2011