Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Last Hoorah In Texas

First off, I hate to admit this but of course we forgot to take our brand new (totally awesome) camera with us this weekend on our adventures. I know, major fail on my part. What's the point of a shiny new camera if you don't drag it along on fun adventures with you? Trust me though, I learned my lesson and from here on out you'll be sure to only get the best quality photos on the blog here, pinky promise :)

My sweet sister-in-law came out to visit us here in Texas for the holiday as well as our friend from UPT, so we had a full house for a few days. We started off the holiday right by heading to downtown San Antonio for some fireworks in Hemisphere Park. They shot them off behind the giant space needle, which I'm sure you've seen if you have ever been anywhere near downtown San Antonio. They also had music hosted on one of the local stations that you could listen too that paired with the show. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is in the area and wants a place to park their foldable chair for an awesome show for 20 minutes! The boys got in for free since there was no charge for military which was awesome. This was our second time celebrating the 4th of July in Texas, San Antonio in particular, and we yet again were not disappointed.

Hanging out before the show.

Before the fireworks started,
love this man to pieces.
On Friday we headed to a Justin Moore concert at a local dancehall which was a total blast. The hubs and I have never seen him in concert and it had been AGES since our last country concert so we were both very excited to see he was coming to town the weekend we had guests and jumped at the opportunity to go. I can honestly say that's one our absolute favorite things to do as a couple. We are blessed to share the same taste in music (for the most part, Eminem makes my skin crawl but hubs loves his stuff, ick) so country concerts of pretty much any kind are always a golden date night opportunity
for us!

Justin Moore was an incredible entertainer. If there are three things that I can tell you about this man it's that he loves God, his wife, and his guns, in that order. At the end of the concert he took a few minutes to tell the audience about his abundant love for Christ and how he chooses to use his fame and platform as an entertainer to preach of his love for Christ. The hubs and I were both blown away and instantly in love with this man. It's not often that a celebrity uses their place in life to profess their faith and share the gospel with their fans.

Before the concert with this stud ;)

Saturday we floated the Comal river, which is generally always a good time minus what I like to refer to as the "death shoot" which is meant to be entertaining and fun for floaters. I on the other hand had a near death experience almost drowning a few weeks ago going down this shoot, so I chose to forgo the shoot and sun bath ahead of the group for a few minutes while they tempted fate ;)

This weekend was a total blast and we were all very sad to see it come to a close. However, we have some awesome things to look forward to in the near future, such as moving to FLORIDA!

On the subject of those darn wisdom teeth I had taken out, I'm almost completely healed. Yes, even almost two weeks after surgery I am not totally back to 100%. I've still got some healing to do and some soreness by the end of the day but I am eating solid foods now and can eat pretty much anything but popcorn (boo, it's my favorite). Thanks so much to everyone who checked in on me via phone calls, texts, and sweet cards that week. I can't even begin to tell you how much it meant to know I was loved and being prayed over during my recovery.

A few minutes after I got home from surgery.
Clearly NOT a happy camper

I'm super excited to announce as well that my next update will come from the sunny state of Florida! That's right folks, we are moving THAT SOON! I hope everyone had an incredible and blessed holiday.

The Etheridges

1 comment:

  1. First of all, you two are the cutest. Second of all, I Googled the Comal River and read a lot of horror stories of people almost drowning there! And third, that last picture is awesome. I have never seen you look even remotely angry and that picture says it all - I love it!!