Random Acts of Living

Monday, June 14, 2010

Texas Weekend

Weekend before last the dh and I drove to Texas for a surprise birthday party being held for a longtime friend of his. When we got into town on Friday we met up with the dh's brother and family for dinner at the Olive Garden. The nieces are familiar with this restaurant, during the wait for a table they spent their time looking for interesting rocks outside the building.
They brought their interesting finds for us to enjoy. The dh also likes to look for shapes in rocks so he really appreciates this skill.
The older niece found a rock with REAL personality. I told her that if she ever got tired of it we we be glad to give it a good home.
On Saturday we drove about 30 minutes from out hotel to the location of the party. The children of the couple had set this all up. It was even more a surprise for the father since his birthday is in November.
My dh was part of the surprise, they hadn't expected us to drive down. Back when they were in High School my dh had introduced the couple to each other, so everything since has been 'his fault'.
All the children were having a great time with the balloons. Then the dh showed them that if they tied one of the helium balloon strings to one of the balloons on the floor they had a balloon that would float just far enough off the floor to punch around. Next thing the dh knew he had all sorts of children wanting him to fix them up.
It was a GREAT weekend with friends and family!


Anita said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend! What a great surprise :)

Moonshadow said...

We had a Wonderful time. I think half my FB friends were in Texas that weekend. LOL