Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I have been such a slacker this month! On October 30th I flew out to Houston to visit with my brother Chris and his family. Kristen just had a baby (that makes 3 for them; 2 boys and 1 girl). Me, my parents and Kristen's parents all went out there to see baby Abbie blessed at church. Eric wasn't able to come because of school. I got there late at about 8 or so on Friday night. We stayed up until about 12 just catching up. Even the boys got to stay up late. Lucky kids!

Saturday we were supposed to go to Tyler's soccer game, but the fields were too wet so the game was canceled. Instead we went out to lunch at Potbelly's. It's this sandwich place that they have out in DC that I love! It was delicious. After that we all went and saw Astro Boy. It was a cute little movie. I sat right between Matt and Tyler and it was so fun to hear their little laughs and comments about the movie. I have the cutest nephews ever! After the movie we went back to Chris and Kristen's house to get the boys ready for trick-or-treating. Tyler was a race car driver and Matt was a cowboy. They looked great. The people on the cul-de-sac that Chris and Kristen live on all get together to have pizza and treats at the end of the street. They also set all of the bowls of candy out so that the kids coming around just go to the end of the street, grab a piece of candy from each bowl and then move on. It was pretty convenient. Anyways, we went and ate our dinner there before heading out for trick-or-treating. All of us walked along with the boys. It was definitely a different experience to be on the other side of trick-or-treating. I was always the kid, now I was the adult. It was fun to see how excited the little kids were. It was a fun night.

The next morning we all got ready to go to church for Abbie's blessing. She wore the same outfit that Kristen wore when she was blessed. It was cute. After church we all went back to Chris and Kristen's house to eat delicious burgers and just hang out. I got to play with the boys some more. It's always nice to be with family.

Monday Chris had to work and Tyler had to go to school. Matt had a birthday party to go to for a few hours too, so during that time I went with my parents to this mall in The Woodlands that's on a river. It was nice to walk around in the warm weather. We also went and got some BBQ. Those who know me know that I love BBQ, and so I had to try some Texas BBQ. It was pretty good. After hanging out a little more with my family, it was time for me to head back to Provo. I wasn't exactly ready for my little vacation to end, but it was sure fun. I only wish that everyone could have been there. I think Eric and I are going to have to take a visit out there sometime! I'm glad I got to finally meet baby Abbie. She is such a cute little baby!

Matt the Cowboy:

Tyler the Race Car Driver:

The Family after church:

Kristen holding Abbie:

Me with Matt and Tyler and the soccer balls that I gave them:

Me and my parents walking by the river:


chelsea said...

Looks like fun Alli! I can't believe how your fam is growing:)

Kristen said...

Hey! I just read your blog. Gosh, I'm a slacker. Thanks for coming out by the way. We miss you! When are you coming out again? Come on.......