Friday, September 07, 2007

Ice Cream and Beer

This week we went to San Antonio and spent time with our cousins Spencer, Sara, Adelaide, and Kamorah. We went swimming at our hotel pool (Tyler got his first bee sting but was very brave) and then out to dinner at Pei Wei (I always like to call it Pee Wee just for fun, in honor of my childhood--and I must say my current-- hero, Pee Wee Herman). Brad and I were first-timers there, and we were impressed. Yummy. Yes, I did leave my Somersize eating ways for a couple days. I've decided I'm okay with that. I can go off of it on these little trips--I'll get back on the horse at home. Which I do. I never cheat at home.

No, I didn't get any pictures as we stayed past closing time at Pee Wee discussing various important topics as American History, Texas Life, College Football, Mission stories, and who we want the next Apostle to be.

The next day our little family traveled up to Killeen for the first time, where Brad had some appointments. Killeen is a military town, as a big Army base is right there. We stayed at the best hotel we've found (within the company's budget) since we've been in Texas. Of course, we have stayed in some funky places here in Texas, and on our way here as well.

Any way, this hotel has new, clean, big rooms, nice furnishings, lots of extras, and a GREAT hot breakfast. Our only complaint is that the pool doesn't go any deeper than 3 1/2 feet. But we dealt with it! If you ever happen to find yourself in Killeen, TX, stay at the Comfort Suites hotel off of Hwy 190. It's nice, and a lot cheaper than all the San Antonio hotels we've stayed at! Of course, Killeen isn't quite as exciting as San Antonio, either.

On our way home we stopped off in Brenham, home of Blue Bell ice cream. If you're lucky enough to have lived in one of the seventeen states where they currently sell Blue Bell, you know how yummy it is. It was a great tour--not too long, and pretty interesting, and at the end you get a free cup of ice cream. Awesome!

Every time we say smile, this is what he does. Oh well, our little ice cream man is having fun!

True to his picky self, Tyler enjoys a nice cup of plain vanilla. It's actually their #1 seller, so I guess he's ahead of the game.

After a little lesson about milking cows, we're good to go!

On the way home, I also found a great idea for a new business. I wouldn't even have to change the signs!

P.S. You know I'm kidding about Pee Wee being my hero, right? I've moved on to Joe, from Blues Clues.


  1. hiya, I just found you via the interests search. I saw you had PCOS (how I found you) and you are LDS too! hope you mind a new frequent reader :)

  2. Andrea1:24 AM

    Love the new business idea!! We love to see and hear what y'all are doin' back there. Talk to you soon!!!

  3. nettie9:32 AM

    lol! sally's liquor.

    jeff's favorite bb ice cream is vanilla too!

    you guys do lots of fun tx things...we need to get out more.

  4. Sounds like a fun little trip. I think its great you are getting to know your new home so well. The cow picture is funny!

  5. Sorry about the Cougs. Jacob called Harold during the adult session of Stake Conference to tell him BYU was catching up and it was 17-20 with 10 minutes left...

  6. Sounds like you had a fun trip and the ice creams, oh yeah -- if they have anything similar to moosetracks ice cream, I'll have to check them out.

    Your son's wrinkling of the nose reminds me of my sweet nephew who is 9 months old. He just started doing that three or four days ago and it is so darn cute I can hardly stand it.

    You brought a smile to my face, thanks.

  7. Blue Belle ice cream is YUMMY!

  8. Sister Sal,
    I don't even want to go there with the coug game. While I don't believe you can be too invested, I feel I might be. What was with the face mask call to turn it into automatic first for bruins? Ok- I said I wasn't going to go there. So... what else to type about to get my mind off it? I LOVE TEXAS! I love that you are here! I wish you were already in SA. It just feels so good here, so right. I even love the humidity. I really enjoy your blog too. Thanks for the effort in detailing. I love you!

  9. Sally, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. I really think it is the most enjoyable blog. Such fun humor and great writing. I've been meaning to tell you that for a long time. Keep it up. I look forward to checking yours whenver I'm in the mood to read a blog--yours and Sara's. Love, Spencer


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