For my birthday, Greg surprised me with plane tickets to Dallas to visit my sister and her family. He had arranged it all with my sister for us to go 2 weeks after my birthday. I was ecstatic! We got in a Thursday afternoon and stayed until Monday afternoon, so it was a nice, long weekend.
A few of the highlights: watching Aaron and Greg race in go-karts, eating Tex-Mex for every meal, walks to the park, snuggling my newborn niece Beatrix, playing legos with the kids, meeting up with my friend Katherine in Dallas, seeing the new Richards Group building that I would have been working at if I still lived there, visiting Central Market, helping Aaron finish up the melimba online shop, stopping by Klyde Warren Park, coming up with new games on the trampoline, making yummy food, listening to Greg read the boys Star Wars books, lots of playing outside, visiting the kids at elementary school, and going their volleyball games.
The best part of the whole trip though, was on Sunday. It was Matilda's birthday and she turned 8 and she chose to share her special day with Beatrix, who was blessed at church. It was so fun to be there on this special day for the Wood family.