This past Saturday, our friends/cousin Matthew and Cati got hitched in Ft. Worth, TX. Tony and I decided to take most of the week before as a little vacation for the 2 of us, leaving the kids with his parents, Nana and Pops. So, we left here Monday after PT and headed to Saratoga. We stayed the night and then left for Arlington the next morning.
This is the first time we have left the kids for this long. Evie has stayed overnight with my parents when Gage was in the hospital, and I'm thinking Gage has stayed overnight once or twice, but this is the first biggie for both of them, and for us.
We bid on our hotel on Priceline, and got the Sharaton right next to The Ballpark at Arlington, for $55 a night!!! We were thrilled. The hotel was nice (although without free wifi-come on!) and just a short walk to the park.
Tuesday night, we went to the Rangers vs. Astros game. It was hot. Really hot. There was no air moving inside the park and we just sat there and sweat the whole time. It was a great game, though. When we walked to our seats, the Rangers were taking batting practice and we almost got hit by a ball. Then, a home run to tie the game went right to our left. Our friends found us on TV! Then, a home run won the game for the Rangers! As SOON as the bat cracked for that last hit, the wind started swirling and there was trash all over the field. A storm was rolling in. We made it back to the hotel just before the bottom fell out. We watched the storm from our 16th floor window.
Wednesday, we got up and headed to Six Flags. Tony and I are both adrenaline junkies, so we rode everything. This is the new Texas Giant. The last time we rode it, I swore I'd never get on it again. It beat me half to death! They have recently re-done it though and it is MUCH smoother, and an awesome thrill.
Saturday was the wedding. Tony and I were both in it, so we were busy with that while the kids played with Nana and Pops. The wedding was beautiful. Cati was glowing and gorgeous. It was a very happy occasion for 2 very deserving people. They are now in my very favorite place in the world, St. Croix. I only have a few pics of the bride: