Monday, April 9, 2012

First Birthday Eve

I have A TON to write about and feel terrible I haven't posted her first birthday pictures.  It's truly overwhelming.  Who is in a wedding on their first birthday??  Addison Irene!!
{Michael Andrade, the ringbarer, her future best guy friend, or future husband- too handsome to handle...two blue eyed beauties!!}
{Mike and I dressed the part- boots n' all...the gents with the kids}
{just those cowboys}
The above pictures were from the rehearsal and dinner.  The invitation said, 'traditional Texas casual.'  Mike took that to mean we had to look like we were Texans.  It was a lot of fun!  The church was small..white...old and BEAUTIFUL!  I loved it.  Dinner was yummy too.  Steak...chips and  You can't go wrong.  We had a bit of a drive.  But that's what we expected.  Traffic we did not expect.  Is that whole city in a gridlock?  Arg!  Anyways...

Lets back up a titch.  How were we able to spend this time in Texas?  Mike gets two weeks off a year.  They bid for these in December.  So you have to guess what two weeks work best for you.  Obviously, the whole summer is shot and by that I mean given to the guys with seniority.  So, he knew to aim for this wedding weekend/Addison's First Birthday.  Then he went for my birthday, which hopefully he can pair up with Thanksgiving somehow!  We'll see.  He had the week off.  But then for the month he bid again with two trips feeding into the vacation and catching the tail end of his vacation.  So, he got off extra time since those two trips ran into his vacation.  It's not his fault what he gets dealt when it comes time for bidding.  But if you bid smart, then you get more time with your family :)  Glad he spent 6 or whatever hours 'bidding' for this schdeule.  It was a lot of fun.  I took the week off.  Pease out!

We flew in on the night flight Tuesday night.  Great idea for the baby :)  She slept like an angel from take off to landing, through the airport, in a stange car and carseat, into my Dad's house, and finally into her pack n'play in a stange house.  Great success!  

Wednesday we had our great friends from Ft. Worth down to hang out on their Spring Break...the life of real teachers :)  It was SO cool that all this worked out.  We were so lucky.  From there the week seemed to fly by.  Lots of highs...lots of laughs and happiness.  I love being home.  Especially when all my sisters are in town.  I know this isn't the "real" home life, but what I'd give to be close to ALL of those I loved...even those out in AZ.  Arg!  

Who will invent teleporting??


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