Before we left, Gabe grew a mustache for the bachelor party:
While Gabe and his mustache went to a ranch for the bachelor party, Michael and I went on lots of play dates!
I got to see my best friend from high school and her very new, only one week old baby, Brayden Andrew Hilton. Here is a pic of Michael and Brayden. I have a feeling they will be good buds in the future!
Michael borrowed Brayden's hat for a cute pic:
Then we met up with some more friends for another play date. I went to high school, played volleyball with, and maybe even got into a little trouble with these two gals and now we are all grown up and have babies:
|Katie and Brayden (1 week), Brooke and Michael (4 months), Becca and Ryan (14 months)|
Here is a pic of the play date group. We had lots of fun playing with our friends!
|Left to Right (Stacey and Grady, Brooke and Michael, Katie and Brayden, Dana and Sophie, Becca and Ryan)|
I also got to meet up with some friends from SMU, my alma mater, and their babies. Nina on the left is expecting a girl in February, Kristin had Luke 2 weeks before Michael, and Kelly had Elliot in last February. I guess it is the time to reproduce. It was fun to catch up although Michael had a minor melt down. Skipping naps makes Mikey mad and he was sure to let me know. Oh well. I guess he can't be perfect all the time ;-)
|Left to Right (Nina and baby bump, Kristin and Luke, Kelley and Elliot, Brooke and Michael)|
We also made the drive out to Desoto to see Great-Grammy.
|Great Grammy and Michael|
I also got to see my friend, Nova, that I worked with at my first job out of college, and a couple from our old small group and their kiddos but I forgot to take pics at these visits.
Of course we also got to spend some quality time with "Bumpa" and "Cece."
|Michael with "Bumpa" and "Cece"|
Michael also discovered his toes and got a new toy:
On top of all our visits we went to a rehearsal dinner and wedding for Gabe's good buddy Scott Lavendar and his new wife Margaret. I didn't end up getting to go to the wedding because after all our visits, I was spent. I ended up getting sick, but it was worth it because it was great to see everyone! Until we meet again Dallas... Now I have to go catch up on some rest!