WARNING!! THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS LOTS OF PICS OF CUTE BABIES!!
So, I have this friend. Her name is Kara. I met her when she was a teenager. In fact, she was in the youth group that Rick and I led when we lived in Dallas. There is just something special about this girl and the place she has in my heart. I would absolutely say she is the closest thing I have to a sister. I had the privilege to mentor her over several years and loved every minute of it. Since we have moved to CO, she has visited me and I have seen her every visit I have made to Dallas. A few years ago, I even went to visit her by myself for a long weekend. Since I last saw her, she has had a two babies!! Well, I just couldn't wait any longer to see her and her sweet family. Jack was 15 months old when she gave birth to Tucker just a month ago. I couldn't think of a better time to visit than in the throws of new baby stuff. Thankfully, she liked that idea, too! I got to hold and help take care of babies, and she got to have some company and help. It was a WIN-WIN for both of us!!
My first time holding Tucker!
TX has some good food, Ya'll! I got to have some of my favorites and try some new stuff, too!
"Raising Cane's" was a new one for me.
Chicken Fingers, French Fries and Sweet Tea!!
I could not get enough of the sweetness of this little guy.
I could just eat him up!
This was my room on the nights I didn't help with baby duty.
Kara is such good mom!!
Introducing Jack! He and I bonded on our morning together while Kara took Tucker to the doctor. He was not so sure he wanted to be with me at first. This was the text I sent to Kara at one point:
"I performed a Broadway show for him and read every book that did NOT mention love or mama!"
I think every morning I was there, he would wake up thinking, "She is still here!"
I really won him over with my "Around the House Mouse" song.
I think by the time I left, we were buddies. He was such a little cutie!!
Kara and I had a day out shopping with Tucker.
We had lunch here(another new place for me to try);
We ate dinner at my FAVORITE Tex-Mex!
I just can't even describe how much I love this girl!!
We laughed so much during our time!!
What a treat it was to be there for her baby shower, too!!
It was a nautical theme!
This family knows how to throw a party!!
I got to see lots of friends I wouldn't have seen by being at the shower. That was fun.
My favorite part was hanging out with the Krouse/Stovall Families afterwards. Just sitting and talking and laughing. These people make me so happy!!
I got some funny pics of Tucker
I have talked many times about our beloved Julie. Well, she moved to Dallas back in November. We have all missed her. I could not go to Dallas without seeing her. We went to one of my favorite restaurants:
Laila sent a card for her
I got to see her house and where she works. It was great!!
I got this pic while I was in Dallas. 3 kids had plans so these 4 went out to eat!!
One of my absolute favorite parts of my time was helping with nighttime baby duty. Now, let me just preface this by saying, I was reminded how exhausting babies are. Being the age that I am, I realized how much I love my sleep. BUT, I was only doing it a couple of nights. Kara would feed Tucker and I would take him from her to get him back to sleep so she could get more rest before the next feeding. I loved having those quiet moments with him. He wasn't fussy, just wide awake looking at me with those precious little eyes. It was fun for a couple of nights. I can't imagine doing it nightly again!! Kara, I am praying for you as you face each night of feedings!!
One of our early mornings with the babies!!
THOSE WRINKLY FEET!
I love Uncle Julios so much, we ate there twice.
These women are so life-giving to me!!
Sleeping babies are the best!!
After I got home, Kara sent me this pic saying, "Tucker misses you!"