When we were planning Spring Break originally, Nick wasn’t taking time off. I’d thought about going to see my parents or staying here…and then at the weekend we had a Teen Regional Weekend for church. Plans changed.
Nick looked at the schedule and realized this was a great time to a) do our family vacation (a mini one this year due to other travel going on later in the year) and b) to go see the Magna Carta (on display in Houston). So we added that to the schedule.
Meanwhile I realized that my much postponed visit to see my bff needed to happen during that week, too.
So our break became one long car ride with interruptions here and there.
We started off our break with a Holcomb Family Dinner at Nick’s parents house.
Saturday, this happened:
Then on Sunday we started the first leg of our journey… to College Station, where I spent a lot of time sitting around while the kids went exciting places, like the ice skating rink.
I did break free and run off with Steph for a while to do some catching up and shopping. My favorite thing we saw:
While I was gone:
Then on Tuesday we drove down to Houston to tour the Houston Museum of Natural Science and to see the 1217 copy of the Magna Carta.
On Wednesday, we drove back to Tyler, dropped Nick off, then the kids and I drove to Quitman to visit the cousins at the park near their new house.
On Thursday, we did a bunch of laundry, repacked, and headed up to Colleyville to see Kay. Unfortunately, she was unexpectedly still in Houston. We spent several hours trying to amuse ourselves on our own before she made it back.
Then the girls had to go to gymnastics class (and yes, at this point we were wondering why we were even invited up, and by the end of the visit there was unpleasantness), so we took the kids to the park.
The next morning we had a muffin cook-off.
Our plan for the rest of the day involved the ginormous amount of books to go through and then take to sell at Half Price Books.
After Half Price, we went to Cost-co to celebrate Pi day the cheap way.
Then we went back to the house for movies and a frantic search for my debit card.
In the evening before bed we had one final bit of happy Pi-ness:
Saturday we got up and drove over to McKinney for the Dallas UCG Regional Teen Weekend.
We had church and a Bible study earlier in the day, then in the evening there were separate dinners for the pre-teens/families and for the teens. After dinner, the teens had a dance and the pre-teens/families were left on their own for entertainment.
The next morning we got up and had breakfast back at the Heard Museum before going for a little hike on the nature trails.
After the trail (which the kids didn’t go on because it was FREEZING!), we headed out to Garland to the Skatium.
After the skating, we had one last meal together before we left for home.
And that was the end of our Spring Break. 🙂