Fun at the parade
We got to catch up with the Ridgells. This is Ava and Anna who were having a great time yelling "Go Number One" with their purple ACU foam fingers while at Sharon Allen's BBQ. Joe Don commented, "At least they're not yelling, 'Go Number Two!"
I also got to spend some time with my good friend, Heather, who was on the Coming Home Court this year. She had a busy weekend juggling reunion events while keeping up with 2 kids and a 3 month old, but we managed to get in some quality time, which I loved! I can't believe it's been 10 years since she graduated.
Ava wanted to be a bride this year, and Pierson ended up as a giraffe.
She wasn't the only bride. Here she is with her friend, Anna.
Chad went as zookeeper with Pierson to our small group Halloween party. They're both sticking out their tongues like the giraffes at the Abilene Zoo.
This picture cracks me up because Ava posed it herself. She wanted to take pictures like a "real bride," so she took a series of bridal portraits . This is the classic "Bride looking down at the bouquet pose."
OUR TRIP TO THE METROPLEX
We got to spend Halloween night in Fort Worth with our old small group. It was great to catch up with friends. This is me, Pierson and Julia as a bee.
On Friday night after the party, Chad and I left the kids with his parents and headed to Dallas for a much needed getaway weekend. We hadn't spent time away with just the two of us since we moved to Abilene. It's hard to believe, but time goes quickly with little ones. We kept commenting on how easy meals were- no clean up, no one to feed but ourselves, and I couldn't get over how quickly we could hop in and out of the car with no rounding up of kids, diaper bags and supplies, buckling everyone in, etc. I took this picture with a timer; you can tell we haven't taken pictures without kids in a while because neither of us knew what to do with our hands.