Sunday, March 28, 2010

Deep in the heart of Texas

Whew! This weekend was quite an exhausting whirlwind! Thursday afternoon I picked Corey up from work and we drove to the airport to catch our 7pm flight to TX. After what seemed like an eternity in security, we grabbed a bite to eat and boarded the flight. Corey's mom picked us up from the airport and dropped us off at his dad's place. We stayed up chatting with his dad and stepmom until pretty late. The next morning we met Corey's mom for breakfast. She was watching our niece Lexi, so we got to spend some time with her as well. Friday afternoon Corey had an interview at his old job. While he did that I got to spend some quality time with Emily, a good college friend. We did some catching up and had some good laughs. Corey's interview went pretty well, despite being surprised with an exam to take. Friday evening was spent with the combined Sacken/Meadows clan - all 11 of us went to dinner at a Mexican place with great fresh tortillas! After dinner Corey and I headed over to a college friends house to spend some time with a few of my girl friends. We had fun telling stories and catching up. It was nice to just relax and see everyone.

After a late night on Friday, Saturday morning came a little too quickly. We met up with Corey's friend Bill and his fiance Jennifer. It was our first time meeting her and she was great! A very sweet, easy going woman who was very easy to get along with. After breakfast, Corey and I decided we wanted to look at some housing developments under construction. See, we've been on a big house hunting kick, despite the fact that we won't be able to buy until the end of the year at the earliest. Anyhow, we thought it might be fun to just take a look at what there was. We looked at the model home in 2 different developments. It was pretty informative and fun just to look. It definitely made us want to buy that much more! After the house hunting we met Oliver and Claire for lunch. Claire and I talked wedding plans while Oliver and Corey discussed business and job stuff (boring!). Unfortunately we didn't get to spend as much time with them as I would have liked because we both had places to be! Saturday evening was the wedding of a college friend, Callie. The ceremony was short and sweet with a great pastor and some beautiful music. Of course the bride was beautiful as well :) The reception was held at a country club not too far away from the church. The best part of the reception was when the groom did a song and dance routine as a surprise for Callie. It was so cute - and he could actually sing!

The band didn't play much in the way of slow songs, so Corey spent much of the reception sitting down with Kyle (Dianna's husband). Nonetheless, Dianna Emily and I spent our fair share of time on the dance floor. Another great thing about the reception? They used the same cake baker as us, and had our favorite filling on the bride's cake! I thought it was pretty cool considering it was this weekend just 2 years ago when we were celebrating with all our family and friends.

This morning we crawled out of bed, packed up our bags and sleepily headed to the airport. The flight home was the best kind of flight - uneventful. Plus we had 3 seats for just the 2 of us so we were able to spread out a little. Finally, we made it back home. Our bags haven't moved from the spot we dropped them and I have done little to prepare for work tomorrow or my presentation on Tuesday. But I was able to get in a much needed nap this afternoon. Tomorrow it's back to the daily grind. Only a few more months until we are back in TX for good!

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