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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Back from Memphis...

We arrived home last night from our LONG weekend in Memphis. Other than the ridiculously long car ride (what were we thinking????) we had a great time. We saw Graceland, which is hilarious. It is so obviously decorated by a 70's lovin' Elvis, with NO female input. It is smaller than we thought it would be (considering he was a mulit-millionare) and one room they added on the back of the house has like four window unit air conditioners hooked to it. It was really interesting to see.....different than we imagined, and strange to walk around in the house that he lived in. We got to see his airplanes (24 karat gold seat belt buckles!) and all his crazy jumpsuits....I don't know about everyone else, but I really loved it. We went to several of Nick's baseball games, and were amazed that the babies seemed to enjoy them. Every time people clapped, they looked around and clapped too. They probably thought people were clapping for them! Hayden even threw her arms up for a touchdown a few times, even though we tried to explain to her it was the wrong sport. :) We ate at a few famous Memphis spot (Corky's for ribs, The Blue Plate for breakfast) and just generally had a great time. The babies' schedule was all jacked up, but they were so resilient! The only hard part was the amount of time we were in the car getting there and back....at a few points they were straining to get out of their car seats, which I totally understand. That is a LONG time to be strapped in! We stopped on the way home to see the bears at Baylor (our old stompin' grounds) and they LOVED that. They actually enjoyed looking at the bear, and she sat right by us and scratched her back on a rock. (too cute) The bear pit was amazing...it looks like a real zoo exhibit...when we went to school there the bears lived in a cement bowl that looked like a skate park. We always felt so sorry for them! Thanks to some people with way too much money for their own good, the bears now live in a tropical oasis....Baylor looked so different, too. I don't remember it being so nicely landscaped when I was there....the babies enjoyed stretching their legs on the grass before getting back into the car for the last stretch...
Now that our trip is over, I have to get into moving mode. Yep, that's right...we sold our Schertz house! (unless the dude backs out for some random reason, we're good to go!) I am a little sad...this is the first house the babies ever lived in, and it is so near my parents. Oh well! Our goal was to get ourselves down to one house, and we have done it. Now we start the remodel on our old house. The idea of remodeling a house sounds really fun, especially to someone who enjoyes "house porn" (HGTV) like me. There is just so much to do that it is a little overwhelming. Add to that the fact that we are closing on this house in two weeks...YIKES! I cannot imagine having our stuff packed up and ready to go that fast, but I know we can do it. For now, all our stuff is going over to the other house, and will be left in boxes and covered with tarps while we stay at my parents for the duration. Hopefully we can find an amazing carpenter/remodeler and get this thing started!

1 comments:

natalie said...

YEAH for the Hatter's! i'm so happy to hear about the house. it'll turn out to be a wonderful deal...despite being a little further from mom and dad!
great news!