Sunday, January 29, 2012

Wonderful Weekend

Friday:  Our weekend started on Friday.  My parents came to visit us and the girls.  They offered to babysit so we could go out on a date.  It had been a while since we have gone out on a date.  So Friday night we went out to dinner and then we went to the Houston Texas Temple to celebrate our anniversary (a little late).  We were married in the Houston Texas Temple 5 years ago on January 12, 2007.  It was nice to go out and enjoy some alone time together and to spend some time together in the Temple.

Houston Texas Temple

Saturday:  We went to the Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Houston.  It was such a beautiful day. The sun was shinning and the temperature outside was perfect (not hot or cold).  That's one of the advantages of living in Texas.  I love that the winters are usually mild.  We enjoyed walking around the garden and taking some pictures.  Haley and Rachel love going outside so they had a good time. 

Haley and Daddy

Rachel and Haley
A beautiful flower
Rachel, Daddy and Haley

Rachel, Mommy and Haley
Family picture
Me, my parents and the girls
Lilly pads in a pond

Me and my girls

Another beautiful flower

Fish in a pond

SundayThomas's parents came to visit us as well.  We, my parents and Thomas's parents all went to church together.  This was the first Sunday we took Kayla to church.  She didn't even notice since she was asleep the whole time.  The girls looked so cute all dressed in their matching dresses.  I love my little girls.  They are so adorable and beautiful!  We had a good time all together on the Lord's day.

Family picture before church

Grandpa Stansel relaxing with Kayla after church


  1. This was a GREAT post and Happy be-lated 5 year Anniversary. I have to agree with you one of the best places for a date is the temple :)

    I cannot believe how big Haley and Rachel are getting and they look so cute enjoying the Texas weather!!

    Miss Kayla is also growing up and I LOVE all of the girls matching dresses!!!

  2. I can't believe how big the girls are getting, they are so sweet! Happy anniversary to you and Thomas.


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