Saturday, March 15, 2008


I'm still waiting on a few pictures from the trip to Texas but after I saw David's sad blog about being lonely i decided we needed to blog about the few days we got to spend in Texas... it might help those of us that had to come back a little earlier feel better. That of worse because they are still there in the 80 degree weather and we got sleeting yesterday.

So its been about a week but for good reasons-- we were in Texas celebrating our mom's 50th birthday!! This was a big one so we had to make a big deal of. After thinking and thinking and thinking some more we decided with every ones schedules in the middle of the school year, we would take a few days and all surprise mom in Texas. Well the plan worked. It turned out to be so much fun, and every time I am there I always think about changing my ticket to stay longer because I am never quit ready to leave.

We had the BIG surprise Saturday afternoon, went to church on Sunday- which had the funniest story. Some guy in the ward came and told my dad that someone had hit the xterra(one of our cars) so of course we all go out there. It was the weirdest thing, the guy told my dad that the xterra backed into him. i wish you could of seen the picture he was inside the parking lines, hit the car and was about 2 inches from hitting the car right next to the xterra. Dad was not having it... it takes a lot to get my dad mad enough to where he will argue back with someone, and this was great. he was telling the guy that there was no one in the car and there was no way we could of hit him, and then he told him "sir there is no reason for you to tell a fig, so stop fibbing!!!" it was great! Good job dad!! Then the cops came and realized this guy was full of it, switched information and that was that. Then Monday we had three of our favorite meals... shipleys to start the morning , sweet mesquite, and then Pappasitos at night. After dinner we threw a surprise party for mom with all her friends. It turned out great and the cake was so cute. When i get the picture of it i will post about it. This was the best because after she walked in the door we didn't have to keep anything from her anymore. It felt like 20 pounds was lifted off. Tuesday some of us went to Harwin and all got new purses- thanks to mom! Its not a trip to Texas with out a trip to Harwin! And then we all got to go and eat at Taste of Texas(need i say more). Then Josh, David, Lindsey and I all got to go to the Rodeo and see Rascal Flats perform. It was kind of last minute but it was lot of fun and we got tickets in the suite so it was even better. Wednesday morning we got a few hours in the pool a little bit of color and then it was off to the airport, where we sat for 4 hours because of all problems with Southwest and having to ground 41 of there planes. But we did make it home okay!!
So after talking about this trip I think it just made it worse that we are here and they are still in Texas, but needless to say it was so much fun
Happy Birthday MOM! We love you!


  1. Ahh! I miss it already! I don't think I got any pictures of when we surprised her so I am glad that you did.

  2. Sounds awesome! Glad you guys had a good time. Happy Birthday Sister Butler! =)

  3. We have 0 pictures from Texas. You have a lot of fun ones! That was a fun time!

  4. Thank you for your cute blog!!Ya'll were here and gone so fast it's like it didn't even happen. It seems as though time always flies by when we're all together.
    I love you and thank you for the terrific surprise and celebration!