What a weekend! Friday I went to Waco to pick up the iheartRhett shirts from Robyn’s brother. The shirts turned out awesome, so I wanted to start this off with a huge thank you to Robyn and all of her hard work with the t-shirt fundraiser. She had already done so much, I insisted that she let me drive down there to get them. I’m a big fan of solitary road trips and with missing hunting season this year, I knew that this may be my last chance to get to drive solo for a long while.
I took I-35 to Waco, but wanted to take some back roads on the way home, so I took Highway 6 (a gorgeous drive) across to Meridian and drove into town on Highway 22. For a lot of people Highway 22 is just another road across small towns in Texas, but for me it was where I spent a lot of time as a kid driving from our home in Grand Prairie to San Saba, TX where I hunted for most of my youth. I thought back to driving across Texas with my dad, brother, and sometimes sister all jammed into the bench seat in a little bitty Isuzu pickup. Those were some of my favorite memories I have of my youth and I thought about taking Talon and Rhett on some of those road trips in the future and I can only hope that they look back on those trips with as much happiness as this drive brought me. I put on some old country music and cruised up through Glen Rose, which is somewhere I’ve never been, but am definitely looking forward to visiting someday. It seemed like a great place for a family vacation.
I was beyond excited to get to wear my shirt to BOTH showers this weekend (washed them in between, ha) . I can’t get over how great the shirts turned out. Robyn will be doing another order, so it’s not too late to get one if you’d like one. Here’s a link to the order page. (iheartRhett Shirts)
The first shower was on Saturday at Amanda’s parents house. The weather ended up being pretty nice for a Saturday in August and a whole lot of people made the drive out there. Sunday was a shower at my mom’s house in Midlothian for all of my family. There must have been 50 people there, but we found a way to fit and we had a great time. I want to make a special mention of my cousin’s daughter Samantha, who overhead her mom and dad talking about Rhett’s situation a couple weeks ago and wanted to use her own money to buy us a card and a gift card. She started 6th grade this morning, so a very special thank you to her for her kind heart and I hope she had a great first day!
Talon had a blast helping open the presents and he was super helpful in helping us unpack and put everything away. He’s our diaper carrying expert.
We received all kinds of great useful gifts and clothes for Rhett, but the best part about it was getting to see everyone and smile and laugh and have a great time. The goodbye hugs lasted a little longer than they normally do and we had our necks squeezed extra tight with wishes of good luck and I love you’s. Everyone wanted to make sure we knew everything is going to turn out okay.
So, as always a huge huge thank you to everyone and we wish we could’ve invited 1,000 people but then we wouldn’t have had enough cake.
Here are some pictures from the weekend!