Tuesday, July 31, 2007

remember the alamo

My parents were in town for a visit this week. We had a great time going to NASA, playing games, and going out to dinner. We also made a road trip to San Antonio for the weekend. We had a great time exploring the old missions, strolling along the river walk, and eating good Mexican food.

Mom, me, and Dad inside the courtyard surrounding the Alamo.

Lonnie and me in front of the Alamo.

San Antonio's Riverwalk is a beautiful area right in the middle of the city. The Riverwalk is lined with restaurants, pretty gardens, and interesting architecture.

Sparkly pinatas in the Mi Tierra restaurant.
Mexican culture is more openly displayed in San Antonio than in Houston. Part of the difference is because there are so many cultural backgrounds in Houston that the Mexican culture is part of a panorama of many cultures rather than the focus, as in San Antonio.

The Mision San Jose is the biggest and most beautiful of all the San Antonio missions. They call it the Queen of the missions.

Although many of the buildings are in ruins, the chapel is still used today.

My favorite guy and me in front of the chapel.

Me and my mom in her Southern Bell sun hat.

My parents were in town for about a week. It always feels so quiet when they leave. My parents never stop going. Because none of their kids live near them, they are constantly traveling to be around their kids. We have only lived here in Texas for five months, and they have already come to visit twice. My parents have always shown a great example to me of how important family is.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

let's go to the movies

I finally figured how to download photos of my camera.

What do you do when it is so hot in Houston that you can't even breath??? You go to the movies!!

Mom, Dad, Mike and I decided we wanted to have a quite day after spending the previous day at the Houston Space Center and NASA. So we decided to go to a movie. We went and saw Harry Potter in 3D on a huge Imax screen.

My Mom, Dad and Homer

Cookie Simpson

On a side note....
I tend to have very vivid dreams. They are almost always in color and usually involve people I have been spending time with or thinking about recently. A couple of times after watching the Simpsons my dreams will be as if I too lived in Springville and was a Simpsons character. It happened again the other night. Am I crazy? Has anyone else ever dreamed in Simpson???