Yesterday Julia and I went to her school to take pictures of everyone for the Baytown scrapbook we are working on. She got to see her teacher from kindergarten, who she still adores, so that was exciting. We are going back today to catch her first-grade teacher and a few others who definitely need to be in the book. Chad and I also went out for a late birthday lunch for me, then we left the girls with our good friends Ike and Brenda while our other good friends Bill and Margaret (the people whose house we wrapped a year or so ago) took us to Kemah for steaks and Marble Slab. Bill and Margaret are the kind of people that we instantly connected with when we moved here so it was such a blessing to get to hang out with them. We ate at Saltgrass at a table overlooking Galveston Bay, which was nice because one of the things I'm really going to miss is being near water. One thing I've never taken for granted here is the fact that early in the mornings, Chad and I can hear ships blowing their horns in the Ship Channel. After living in West Texas for so long, being able to hear a ship without even getting out of bed has always been pretty cool to me. I'll miss that, too.
Today Julia and I are going to say bye to more people (and take their pictures for the scrapbook), go to lunch with my friend Lois, and going to the doctor for Julia's check-up. Then we're going swimming tonight with a few of Julia's friends from school. Oh, and I promised to make cupcakes for that. And we're making sure everything is ready for us to leave out of here either Monday evening or early Tuesday.
I'll end with this quote:
"BYE-BYE! I LOVE YOU!" -- Jenna to the check-out guy at Target yesterday.