On a whim the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we decided we would head to Houston! Nothing like waiting until the last minute....but luckily our cousins were more than happy to welcome us on such short notice :)
Aunt Janelle and Uncle Jeff live in Houston now because of Jeff's job as a Staple's district manager. He is "on call" on Black Friday so they aren't able to travel during Thanksgiving. This was our second year in a row to head south and I think this year was MORE fun than last. Mostly because the kids are getting a little older and more self- sufficient, which meant it was just more relaxing for the adults.
Okay, so we played a little too!
What I love most about being there is how nice the weather always is...not too hot, not too cold! The kids were able to spend a TON of time outdoors! They have a really kid friendly backyard with things like a trampoline, tree fort, sand box, swings, four-wheeler and track. Plus their housing addition has a couple of nice ponds for fishing. I think we managed to do all of that during the 2 and a half days we were there.
It was a GREAT visit! Janelle and I even managed to get in a little Black Friday shopping and get a little Christmas shopping done. Plus, later that day we took Preston, Jace and Cambree to the LEGO store. We had never been to one of those, but it was clearly a 9 year old boys heaven on earth! Only having a limited amount of money to spend was very painful!
THANK you Wensler's for allowing us to come and visit! We are really looking forward to seeing you again at Christmas!