Thursday, September 5, 2013

600 on the Blanco

It is very rare that I can get Michael to take off on a Sunday.
I admire his dedication, but sometimes, I just want to go somewhere for a long weekend.
But last weekend, he finally agreed!
We were invited by our Houston family, the Sawyers, to spend Labor Day weekend with them in Wimberley, TX on the Blanco River.
The house, and wall of windows, were absolutely beautiful!
We kept calling it "600 on the Blanco"
I still don't know if that meant 600 yards, 600 feet, or just the address.
Doesn't matter what you call it, it was the perfect place to spend a weekend.
The weekend started with a little game for Michael by Claire.
She told him she needed him to complete a puzzle, while she timed him.
As soon as she said it was timed, competitive Michael came out to play.

^^ Notice the tongue sticking out
Lastly, she told him that he had to flip the puzzle over without breaking pieces off.
As you can see, Michael was very focused.
The puzzle bent in mid-flip, which led to puzzle pieces flying EVERYWHERE.
^^ Everyone was scrambling to put it back together,
and then Claire told Michael to watch her do it.
He was so excited!
We love this couple SO much, and couldn't be more excited for them.
Michael is already thinking about the wedding, and how to make it extra special for them.

The rest of the weekend was spent laughing, playing games, talking about the Office/Grey's Anatomy, wading through the river, having great conversations, and eating delicious food!
^^ This is what Claire and I woke up to on Saturday.
The boys all sitting close on the couch and watching some college football pregame.

On Sunday, after we had our own church service with the most beautiful singing, we took a trip out to Jacob's Well.
It is right outside of Wimberley, a little tricky to get to, but completely worth it. I'll admit, its a little creepy when you first see it.
And even scarier as you are jumping in to the blue abyss.
The blue hole is 23 feet deep to a ledge, that goes back 100 feet or so.
Apparently, there are lots of unexplored caves, but 8 people have died trying to get to them, so diving is no longer allowed.
Or, it is allowed, but only with instructors.
I don't really know. The water was too cold for me to spend any extended amount of time in it.
^^ I can't get over the faces we are making.
It was absolutely freezing!
Like, stop your heart freezing.
It really is too bad Claire and Kinsey had their backs to the camera, I'm sure they were great too!

We had the most wonderful weekend in Wimberley!
I can't say enough how blessed we are to have the Sawyers (and now the Jeffers) in our lives.
They really are our family here in Houston, and we are so thankful for all they have done for us over the years!

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