My parents had to go to Texas for meetings, and it made sense for me to go with them to spend a little time with Angel's family. Still, I put off committing to the trip for as long as possible because I feel like I haven't been at home or with my husband much lately, and I haven't! But Angel really wanted me to go....Michigan's icy weather didn't do a good job of convincing me to stay home...and hey, February was supposed to be a "Month of Adventure" anyway, so I chose adventure over the easy route of staying home.
I was just in Texas for Christmas, so it didn't seem like much had changed, but this particular trip was characterized by:
Playing with my baby nephew!
Shopping with my sis-in-law who's a couponer. Cereal and shampoo and conditioner for free, anyone?
Wearing sandals instead of snow boots. It had to be documented. My feet were free!!
And my parents met my in-laws for the first time ever. It's funny to think about, but Angel and I have been together for nearly 4 years and they had never met because this is the first time my parents have been in the US in all this time. They bonded like only the parents of kids who really, really like each other can do.
Another Texan adventure for the history books, but I'm glad to be home with Angel now!