Saturday, March 15, 2008

Deb's East Coast Tour

Kemp and I traveled to sunny Orlando last month. We left Houston on February 12 to attend the Largest Trade Show on Earth, The International Builders Show. Holy aching feet that was a huge event. Really cool stuff going on in the industry from international vendors.
I took advantage of the close proximity to visit with my Aunt Weebie for a few days. We had a great time and as always, she filled my heart with warmth.

Back to the show for more walking and a party for the participants at Epcot Center on Friday night. More Builders Show on Saturday. Sunday; a whirwind visit to Universal Studios and off the catch my flight at 4:00 p.m.

Kemp left Florida and came home to Houston and the puppies.

I left Florida and went to Virginia for 2 weeks. I was so excited and had so many plans to do, see and visit. Alas, my plans were dashed by what turned out to be a pretty serious sinus infection. I spent 5 days on June's sofa watching the golf channel because I didn't have the energy or ambition to change the channel.

I was lucky enough to get to see a few more folks that warm my heart; you know who you are. Got to see all my kids. Charlie and his friend, Sam, came over from Fredericksburg. It was nice to finally meet her. And, Sven made it back from (believe it or not) Texas in time for me to see him for a few days. I was also able to get some more stuff packed up.

June and I left Charlottesville at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 2 and taking turns driving and sleeping, made it into New Orleans by 10:oo p.m. We did the Bourbon Street Stroll and took off at 4:30 a.m. to arrive in Houston at 10:30 a.m. on March 3.

Now Entering.....

Alabama (No, she hadnt't moved)

Of course I kept in touch with Kemp during the entire drive but allowed him to believe that we would not be arriving in TX until early evening. When he came home for lunch to walk the dogs, June and I jumped out and surprised him at the door. HE WAS PUNKED, but good!

Kemp left Houston on the 3rd to attend a conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, and returned on Friday, the 7th. June flew back to Virginia on Saturday, March 8. I promplty fell asleep and woke up around the 11th. Just in time to see Martina McBride at the Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show. WOW, what an event. Quintessetial Americana. Kemp and I had such a good time that we are going back next Wednesday to see Fergie! Kemp's not entirely sure who she is but I am stoked. (Yeah, she's hot but he will NOT be going solo!)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Holiday in Houston

Charlie arrived on December 19 to what he later described as a wiggling, giggling, crying and, figeting Mom. OK, so I was happy to see him. For two days, I had Charlie all to myself. We did some shopping, some cooking and, Charlie got to catch up on some much needed sleep. Between helping 2 friends move, moving himself and, holding down 2 jobs, he was ready for a break!

June and Dustin got in on December 21, again, to a wiggling, etc. Mom. June was quite ready to kick back too.

That evening, the kids each got digital cameras for christmas. We're glad they got them early so that they could record their trip!

We celebrated Junes birthday on the 22nd and the 23rd by swimming and the customery Chef-Boy-R-Dee Pizza.

On the 24th, Sven arrived and once again, Mom wiggled.....

June's How Old?

Junes life-long wish has been to go swimming for her birthday. Well, this year, her dream came true!

Kemp, Deb, Charlie, June and, Dustin headed for Galveston to celebrate Junes birthdaty at a waterpark and we got stuck on the beach.

We all had a great time sharing Junes Day on the Gulf of Mexico. The next day, we actually made it to the Schlitterbaun, an indoor waterpark in Galveston, TX.

On the way home we stopped by the development where Kemp and I hope to build sometime next year, Grand Cay Harbor in Texas City, TX. Not much there to see yet except the view!