Happy Valentine's Day! We spent the evening in Houston with Taylor and her fiance, Craig, at their engagement party. It was such a fun way to celebrate the day, especially because Taylor LOVES Valentine's Day. We are so excited for them and the good things that lay ahead of them in their life together.
Casey surprised me with a stay at the Omni hotel. We enjoyed sleeping in with no whiny puppies to feed the next morning :) Only 10 more weeks of sleeping in for at least several years! Yikes!! We enjoyed listening to a Robert Ludlum book on CD on our drive down, between and back. It was a happy, fun, full and complete weekend, Valentine's Day and trip.
I neglected to document on camera our time with Morgan, Walter, Felicity and Nautica. But I think it was because we were having so much fun, we didn't have time to take any pictures :) We got to go out to their favorite restaurant - which is quite a treat for them these days - and Felicity drew us pictures on her kids' menu while Nautica, who was sitting between Casey and me, be-bopped up and down and all around. They are precious and we are so thankful for them.
On Valentine's Day morning, Casey woke up and made breakfast, along with the girls, for all of us. It was perfect and so fun. We love our friends and can't wait to see them all again soon!
Casey's sister, Holly, turned 30 this year. Appropriately, we celebrated her for the week. "The kids" (Holly, Jeff, Cheryl, Casey, Morgan and Barron) went out on Friday, and ran into some old friends - it was yummy (Cuba Libre!) and fun. We went dancing after dinner, too. Jeff and I fell asleep in the car between activities because apparently we're not as fun and energetic as the rest of the crowd.
Margaritas and black bean dip x2 :)
Jeff, Casey and Jared.
Jeff, Casey, Colby (and Jared behind Casey)
We also got to surprise Holly on her actual birthday - Monday, February 9 - at one of our favorite home cooking spots, Babe's. She was definitely surprised, because despite Morgan's subtle nudgings for her to shower, she came unawares, unshowered and wearing a sweat dress and tights (and looked absolutely cute, as always). This outfit did not, however, meet Holly's standards for 30th Birthday Party attire, and so she traded outfits with Morgan mid-meal :) So funny!
The Hauns had birthday dinner, (Chicken Alfredo) the following evening, but sadly we didn't make it, due to a long day and severe headache :(
Love you, sweet Holly. So glad you were born, so glad you're my friend and my sister.