Monday, April 12, 2010

Mom First Visit :)

Mom, T, and I had a wonderful week together. It went by way too fast though!! It was so great to see Mom at the airport on Wednesday that we both cried when we saw each other, which was expected. Mom and I went to Costco in El Paso before heading up to Alamogordo. I took her by the "The" fence which divides Mexico from the U.S. It is crazy how different it looks and it is just several feet away. When we arrived in Alamogordo, she finally got to see our house and the town for the first time! T came home shortly after we got home and we grilled out steaks. It was so great to have mom sit at our kitchen table and enjoy a meal with us. On Thursday, we headed up to Ruidoso where we shopped in all the little stores. We enjoyed chatting and catching up while riding up the mountain. Mom loved the beautiful countryside. When we arrived in Ruidoso we ate at this quaint little cafe, The Buttery. It was so good!
 We headed back home and stopped by the pistachio ranch where we tasted all these different flavored pistachios! They were delicious. We thought the huge pistachio was hilarious because all we could think of was the huge peach in Clanton, AL.
We grilled out again and made chicken pesto for dinner. Friday, we headed to Las Cruces so we could go to Bed Bath and Beyond and find some curtians. We had a successful trip and headed back home. Mom loved the scenery all around us. Taylor got off work early on Friday so he was able to spend some time with us too. For dinner we headed to our new favorite spot, Pizza Patio. We sat outside and enjoyed some great pizza!
 Saturday we drove up to see the puppies in Estancia, NM. We were all very impressed with the ranch and decided to put down a deposit for our new little puppy! I felt bad that we drove all that way with mom being here, but if we hadn't we wouldn't have been able to get our new little baby. Mom was so glad to meet her anyways and we just made a great trip out of it. We got back later that afternoon and mom wanted to just hang out at the house and watch the sunset since it was her last night. We hated to head to the airport, but we had to go back to reality. It was hard to watch mom walk away and go through security. It was a little taste of home and it made me miss all of our friends and family. We are excited about Mom AND Dad coming out in June to visit though. It will be here before we know it. We will be heading to White Sands and Cloudcroft (the two most popular attractions in Alamogordo that we didn't even take mom to!) when they are here. They will get to meet our new little addition as well. We couldn't ask for better parents. It is tough being way out here, but we know they will always be there for us. We love yall Mom and Dad!
Mom's favorite son-in-law!!

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