3.27.2008

Sevy Turns 2 and We're Moving to Houston


For spring break, Jon and I headed down to Houston to check it out and look for housing for dental school. After being down there for a few days, Jon knew that this is where he wanted to go for sure! We spent a day looking at apartments and two days checking out houses, and we are pretty sure we want to get a house when we move! So scary and so exciting! If you want to see our two favorite houses we saw, go to the side of our blog under "check it out" and click "Houston House Hunt." We put up info and pictures. Yeah, we're weird! Anyhoo, Houston was fun! We went to Ikea (my dream come true!) and checked out the cheap and cool furniture. We went to the Galleria which is every shoppers dream mall and covers anyone's budget. They have everything from a Gucci store, to Delia's (my favorite store--at least their sales!) So cool! One of the afternoons, Jon surprised me by taking me down to Galveston beach which is only like 45 minutes away. The weather was windy, and the beach is slightly pathetic, but the houses down there are cool and heck--it's a beach! We had fun walking around and didn't dare touch the water. For dinner we went to this off the beaten track bar-b-que place called Queen's and had the greated bbq sandwhich's which were huge and cheap! The best part was, they were western bar-b-que, not southern! I tell you--it's so much better! It's like the sauce is thicker or maybe it's just what I grew up to! Either way, it was GOOOOD!
We came home and basically went straight up to Amarillo to celebrate Easter and to have a birthday bash for Sevy! We took pictures of the girls in their Easter dresses and Drew looking sharp in his matching tie. It's sad to say, but Sevy had been sick and as a result, not the funnest monkey to be around. We finally did manage to get her smiling for a picture when she learned her shoes sounded like duckies. Boy! That was the coolest thing ever! While the weather was nice Saturday, the kids did an Easter egg hunt and this year it was so much fun since the kids were old enough to enjoy it! Sevy went crazy and they all ended up with a basket full of eggs! Saturday night we had a birthday party and yes, Sevy is still afraid of fire so the candle blowing out was impossible. She did enjoy unwrapping gifts and fell in love with the Elmo semi-truck with little Cookie
Monster and Grouch trucks that ride inside. She puts them in her baby stroller given to her by Aunt Judy! What a girly-girl!

Today is officially her 2nd birthday and we attempted to take pictures like we did last year. I took her to the temple because the grounds there are the prettiest in Lubbock and she was not cooperative at all! She did enjoy running around the grounds of the temple with her ducky shoes though. I did manage to get a few cute ones and call it good! We are not doing any real celebrations today thanks to a test of Jon's and me having to work, but maybe this weekend we'll think of something fun for her to do. She's too little to care anyway! (What a mean Mom am I!)

10 comments:

Dance Family said...

Happy Birthday Sevy! We love you and hope you have a fun day with your squeaky shoes!
(I asked Drew what he wanted to say to Sevy and he says, "Sevy needs to come to our house!" He enjoyed having her here.)

Natasha said...

Kat-
My good friend Ola and her family live in Houston. . I'll pass along her info to you. You would be great friends! She has a little guy and is a stay at home mom. . .always fun to have a new friend!

Just the Three of Us said...

Those houses look awesome! We are house hunting right now too but we can't find anything under 350,000 and that's just a two or three bedroom. Makes me want to move to Texas! Happy birthday to your sweet one and I hope you are feeling awesome! You look great by the way!

Kristen said...

I think both choices would be great homes. The first has a HUGE yard though, which would be hard to keep watered in the summer. Amazing prices though!! I couldn't even find a 2 bedroom condo for those prices.

White Family said...

Wow! Kyle and I are super jealous that houses that nice go for that price! It'd be a dream come true if we could find deals like that! I really like the first one a lot. Sevy is so big! I can't believe she's almost 2! Wow, time flies, she's such a cutie. We're excited for her little brother's arrival too!

White Family said...

Ok, so I obviously missed the part where you said she already turned 2! Happy late birthday Sevy!!! Also I love your new background!

Ben and Shara said...

Wow, moving and a baby, sounds busy and exhausting. So I checked out your housing options and I like the first house shown. Everything looks open and roomy. My vote is #1

good luck making all your decisions.

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Tyler & Terrah Harper said...

Sevy is so cute and getting so big!

Best of luck in Houston, Katrina!

By the way, your blog looks great. :)

Rachel Porter said...

Kat, I like the first house better, but both sound like a great deal. You are buying a house. You are really grown up now! Houston is nice and smells much better than Lubbock. The temple is gorgeous. I was able to help at the open house there. I hope you are feeling well. I can't believe you are due so soon.

sarawhat said...

You've got to pass a message on to Jon for me.....just let him know that we went to the Atlanta aquarium this weekend and I saw a whale-shark. I instantly thought of him.