Saturday, April 23, 2011

Catching Up...Again

The last month has been filled with lots of fun activities so here's a quick recap...

One of our favorite bands is the Zac Brown Band and they came to Houston with the rodeo.  We went to their concert and we loved it! They played a lot of our favorite songs and they sounded great.  They only played for about an hour but it was amazing!  I discovered at this concert how much I really love the fiddle.  I know, call me a hick but their fiddle player was so talented and I couldn't help but fall in love.  If you don't know Zac Brown Band, you're really missing out.  Click here to listen/watch the music video of my favorite song.

We met up with Gary and Sherry for a weekend in San Antonio. Actually, we went to Lake Medina, which is just outside of San Antonio, and had a nice, relaxing weekend.  Bobby was the only one brave enough to get in the freezing water this time.  We hope to join him next time when the water warms up some more.  We also spent some time in downtown San Antonio-we visited the Alamo and went to the Riverwalk.  

San Antonio Riverwalk
Tina came to visit the last weekend in March.  We watched some basketball, went to The Chocolate Bar, walked on the beach in Galveston, and did some shopping. We really loved having her here.  
Waiting in line for ice cream

We feel very blessed to have spent so much time with our family members this past month.  We live so far away and are grateful for the many sacrifices y'all have made to visit us.  We love you!

Our most recent adventure we had was attending the US Men's Clay Court Championship here in Houston.  Lance loves to play and watch tennis so we bought tickets to the Saturday matches (both singles semifinals matches and the doubles final).  There was only one American (Ryan Sweeting) left for the singles and he ended up winning the championship on Sunday.  This was our first professional tennis tournament and we had a great time.  The weather was perfect-warm and humid but breezy so we kept pretty cool.  I didn't really know anything about tennis before I met Lance but I have had lots of fun getting to know the game and occasionally hitting the ball with him.  Hopefully this was just the first of many tennis tournaments to come.

Ivo Karlovic, one of the biggest servers in tennis.  He has beaten Federer once.

Doubles match-the Bryan brothers are on the left.  They are the #1 doubles team in the world.

Ryan Sweeting-Champ

In other news:  We were called to teach the Valiant 9 class in primary together.  It is interesting and a little challenging to be in primary again after all these years (and add 7 extra years for Lance).  Our kids are really smart and I have enjoyed watching them retain information and get excited to read and answer questions.  We even have one girl who told us a fake name on the first week and she, with the help of the whole class, has kept it going since then.  I can tell they'll be keeping us on our toes.