Parents Weekend

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October 14, 2013 by Last Star blog

Parents Weekend

Or everything is better in Texas!  Since we are ‘between’ spaces and places we took the opportunity to go to Texas for Cole’s fraternity parent’s weekend in Austin. We were lucky enough to bracket this with a night before and after in Houston to visit friends and family.  It was a wonderful visit!

We were able to catch up with dear friends from our college days. Monica and Jed came to visit us in the Bahamas and we crashed their house to say hello. Abby and Eric are expected a baby in January, she was the most beautiful bride and now she is a beautiful pregnant woman!  It is just not fair that someone can be gorgeous during every life event! It was a treat to catch and up and laugh about life.002 006 005

The weekend in Austin in Cole was coincident with his birthday.  Last year we were on the Last Star and away from him for the first time, ever!  So, this was a bonus.

Celebrating Cole's Birthday together....yeah!

Celebrating Cole’s Birthday together….yeah!

The weekend consisted of hanging out in his apartment and meeting his roommates, who are all really terrific guys.  After his freshman roommate nightmare this is a real relief for us! He is happy there and that makes us happy.  There was a parent BBQ one afternoon, strolls through campus, a visit to the capital and of course a UT football game.

Our first game in over 25 years!

Our first game in over 25 years!

Yes, everything is better in Texas!

Yes, everything is better in Texas!

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Hanging at the frat house.

Hanging at the frat house.

The weather was less than cooperative as we tried to get a picture of Cole with the statue of Stevie Ray Von for his Aunt.  We thought we could make it and then the sky opened up!!  We were drenched through making us all laugh.  We re-attacked the next day and the sun was glorious.037 033 051

Exploring the Co-op

Exploring the Co-op

two-stepping with my son... JOY!!!!

two-stepping with my son… JOY!!!!

Returning to the scene...

Returning to the scene…

Austin and the campus have changed so much since Hank and I were there, but the atmosphere has not.  Austin is a great place to experience and of course, everything is better in Texas! I miss it. 050 049 022 032 012 010

My boys are so funny...

My boys are so funny…

On our way out of Texas we went back to Houston to see my family!!!  We drove by our old houses, here is the house I grew up in, and it hasn’t changed one bit!!  Hank’s house had changed dramatically so we didn’t take the picture.

The house I grew up in.

The house I grew up in.

My big brother, David and my big sister, Marty...happy reunion.

My big brother, David and my big sister, Marty…happy reunion.

What a great trip and such a pleasure to spend time with friends and family.

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