Sorry this post is way overdue! Here are the fun things Matt and I did with my family!
I started off the trip by surprising my mom. She thought I would be coming to Houston on Tuesday, but I bought a ticket for Saturday to surprise her. My uncle, Michael, picked me up from the airport, and he called my mom. She said she was at the mall right by the airport-it was perfect!! We asked where she was, and she said she was in the parking lot about to leave. Michael told her to wait because he wanted to show her something. He walked up to her car window and was like, "Hey Julee! Look at my new camera. It records!" So Michael is recording my mom in her car, and I run up to her window. She looked at me for like 7 seconds with a blank stare. Then she got out of the car, gave me a hug, and started crying. Typical Julee lol. Michael has the video on his camera, so I'll get it from him. It is soooo hilarious.
Michael, Me, Madre...right after the big surprise. Of course, we had to go to Casa Ole for lunch. YUMMY green sauce!
Me and Devon
Dirty boy! His mom made him jump into the freezing pool. Well kind of. Devon wanted to.
Dev, me, Mom, and my aunt, Edy.
Michael, me, Mom, Edy in the kitchen
Devon I have passed Michael's tickle torture down to you my friend...
My sis and me playing band hero.
Dad and Taelor.
My best friend, Liz!
I surprised Matt and bought tickets to a Rocket's basketball game. They got killed, but our matching shirts were awesome!
At the game with Matty!
Thanksgiving at Dave's parent's house. Grandpoppy and the Taylors!
Homemade pies!! YUMM!
Matt making some gravy!
My cousin, Blaine, just had a baby! His name is Angel Julian! Such a cutie.
Bob, Grandpoppy, and me hoping we can breathe again after eating too too much.
Dave and Matt watching the Cowboys game!!! This is a Tate tradition. We ALWAYS watch the Cowboy's game after we eat.
This little boy gets tortured. It's a family tradition. Passed from me to Devon.
This is my aunt's store! It's AMAZING. Full of clothes, home decor, and gifts.
Inside the store.
Yes, that is me in that awful picture hanging over my bed. This picture was NEVER in my room until I moved out. Thanks, Mom.
I have known this girl forever. I love you Sarah!
Matt, Me, Sarah, and Trevin. We all went to high school together. Trevin just got home from his mission in Anaheim.
We could never beat him!!
This is what you are missing when you ride in coach! When Matt and I were waiting for I flight back to Idaho, I told him that one of the main things on my bucket list is to ride first class with OUT paying for it. As we were handing our tickets to the agent to board, I realized it was Sis. Hendricks from my home ward! I gave her a hug, and she was like, "Give me your tickets!" She went behind the counter and was doing all this stuff. I asked her what she was doing and she said, "Ohh nothing." Then she handed our tickets back and said, "Enjoy your breakfast!" I was thinkin umm there's no breakfast where we will be sitting. Then I looked at the ticket and realized we were both sitting in row 4. That row is DEF. in the front of the plane. We were in first class baby! FOR FREE! It was awesome. I heard the words, "Can I get you something else Mr. and Mrs. Taylor??" about 10 times on our flight. This was our breakfast!
Now we are back at home, wishing Christmas would come already! My mom is coming next weekend! SOO stoked!