Monday, August 18, 2008

Here we go again...

thank God I'm not on my own. School starts today which means we have kids today. Say a prayer for me and Michelle. Some days 10 kids was too many this summer, and we could have up to 16 this fall and spring.

Friday, August 8, 2008


We had such an awesome time in Galveston. Our first ever family vacation was a complete success. We learned that having a 2.5 year old with us really extends a drive. We had two potty stops in the first 40 miles, but after that we did pretty well. The trip was about six hours. We stopped at McDonald's for Malachi's lunch and then at a Dumpling house for John and I to eat. It was pretty good, but probably not worth the extra drive and the five toll booths we had to go through to get there.

When we got to the hotel we found out that they didn't have our reservation. We spent an hour waiting for everything to happen. Here's John on the phone with Priceline.

It ended up being great though because we got upgraded to a suite. The suite was awesome and throughout the whole trip we felt it really was worth the hour wait.

Our vacation was full of sun and rain, but we got to do many things. I think Malachi's favorite thing to do though was go to the beach.

We went to the railroad museum, Moody Gardens where we went to the Aquarium and Rain Forest. We went to the Rainforest Cafe where we rode the River Adventure Ride and Malachi made a tiger at the Build a Bear. We drove down the Sea Wall and saw some gorgeous houses (all on stilts).

Our last day may have been the best of all. We went back to Moody Gardens and spent a couple of hours at Palm Beach.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


We had a great time! We weren't affected too badly by Tropical Storm Edouardo and we have some great pics and vids. I'll update more later when Malachi's sleeping. Just wanted to say hey to whoever.