Our weekends begin on Thursdays around here since Taylor always has 3 days off! We began by going to the Old Settlers Reunion Parade in Hico. So much fun, but HOT! We drove the jeep and took Spur with us, which was exactly what Brooke requested.
The parade was great! It was a HUGE to-do in Hico, which was really unexpected. I guess when you live in a small town, anything is a BIG DEAL! The parade consisted of the football team, volunteer fire department, impressive classic cars, tractors and beauty pageant princesses from all the surrounding areas. To say the least, Brooke is now interested in being in the pageant next year...uh oh! I know for sure that we won't be making it on Toddlers & Tiaras, which is a whole other blog posting :)
Our Sweet Family
I have really been struggling the past couple of weeks with not having friends in the area. Last night was exactly what I needed. We were sitting next to a family at the parade with two young girls, so I decided to introduce myself. My excuse is to always find Brooke friends, but I'm secretly trying to make my own :) They were very nice so we chatted a bit and then they invited us to the carnival/talent show at the Hico Park. Now that was an experience! It was definitely better people watching than the mall :) Brooke wanted to ride a couple of the rides, which maybe she'll take our advice next time and save some money. The talent show kept us entertained for all of about two acts. To say the least, my brain is already working on something for next year! All in all, it was a fun evening and we made new friends out of it. A definite Godsend!
Friday was the best day of all!!! We had decided to go get our marriage license, which we did, but we just had a little surprise prior to getting it. Anne had been in Sweetwater getting her new house ready for moving in and was headed back to Austin. She texted me mid-morning and asked if she could surprise Brooke by dropping by. OF COURSE! I was so excited! First of all, Anne had never been to our house and I am always thrilled to show it off. Secondly, I knew that this would make a memory to last a lifetime for Brooke. After talking to Taylor, we decided to meet Anne in Dublin at the Dr. Pepper Plant to eat some lunch and to reveal the surprise to Brooke. It worked perfectly!
Brooke closed her eyes as we pulled up and I got my camera ready. Of course my battery went out at the very moment she was running into Anne's arms, but thank goodness for my iPhone. It was a sight to see! We enjoyed a yummy lunch at the Dublin Dr. Pepper Plant with Anne.
After lunch it was on to the Court House in Stephenville for our marriage license! As you can see, Taylor is still having to get used to the "marriage" thing, but he's coming around :)
We then took Anne to see our house and of course took some pictures :)
All this fun and just to think, we still have two days to enjoy!