An adventure!

So,

Most days, at the end of work, Kristie is pretty exhausted. Well, really exhausted. Especially by the end of the week (who isn’t?). This week, she was so tired by Thursday that she went to bed really really really early, and clocked in a little over 11 hours of sleep!

Well, Friday end of day rolls around and I roll into the parking lot at Kristie’s building ready to pick her up, when someone who looks like and talks like Kristie, but had way more energy for a Friday than either of us ever have had, bounces into the car (Walter!). Puzzled, but pleased, I ask what’s up. Apparently those 11+ hours were incredibly effective!

Go figure.

Now here we were. Full of energy. In case you need a translation: “Ready for an adventure”

In case you haven’t realized yet, Houston is FULL of adventurous places. One place we for some reason hadn’t been to yet together quickly became the focus of our adventure. So we called a reservation at Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant, packed our flip flops and headed down to Galveston Island!

 

*Hour long drive along Gulf coast*

 

We arrived! And I dare say Galveston is quite the awesome spot! Lots of cool old mansion/home buildings with sweet architecture, tons of fun shops, delicious Mario’s (with Gluten-Free cake! :)) and of course, to top it all off, the beach!!

 

Don’t know what to call this, except awesome!

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Kristie braved the water first!Image

 

 

Then we both got our feet in

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Also, the water was WARM. On May 1st! Wild!

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Of course, a “group” shot

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Dawwwe

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Some sweet bonus beach pictures:

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Oh, one last picture! These little bird guys were running around on their little legs at at least 500 steps a second- so fun to watch!

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*Hour long drive back another way- I missed a turn- whoops!*

 

And thus ended our incredibly awesome, impromptu, and memorable adventure to the beach!

 

-Sam

Easter!

Sam and I were excited for Easter clear back in February…

We made an impromptu trip to a dollar store where we stocked up on easter paraphernalia – baskets, grass, plastic eggs, and the little chicks that peep when you set them on your hand.

Since then, I ate my fair share of Easter candy (the stuff that was supposed to go inside the eggs…whoops!).

So, when Easter rolled around, I had my fill of easter candy. Sam and I got creative and decided to take a different approach for our egg hunt. We decided to stuff the eggs with notes to each other…cute, I know. 🙂 

Turns out its kind of tricky to hunt easter eggs with only two people in a one bedroom apartment. We managed. 🙂

Here’s some photos from the adventure:

Sam’s all ready to go:

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Now he’s checking out the laundry room…and I’m stretching my toes.

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Trying to find the last few eggs…the closet’s a hard place to look in.

 

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Stopping to read some notes. 🙂

 

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…progress!

 

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Sam can’t find the last one! I’m too tricky. 🙂

 

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I had to resort to drastic entertainment measures while Sam searched for the last egg. (We counted before we started…I knew where it was.)

 

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Found it!

 

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Now we moved to the front half of the house for me to look. 🙂

First things first, though:

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…some instructions from my dear friend the peeping chick.

Turns out a messy kitchen has a lot more hiding places…I should have thought about that before we started. 

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Reading the notes. 🙂 

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I was more efficient than Sam (or Sam chose much easier hiding places). 

All in all, I’d say it was a successful Easter!

-K