Galveston Island is just an hour or so from Houston so Sunday we decided to take a day off and hang out at the beach. We did all our favorite things........it was a perfect day!
We kept with our tadition and hit up the local Goodwill! I scored a couple of good books along with a coffee/tea canister. Life is SO much easier if you have a good book and a glass of tea!
Then we headed to our favorite place to eat on Seawall Blvd.
Benno's on the Beach!
There are so MANY good places to eat in Galveston but we always go HERE!
They have been in business since 1983 and specialize in Cajun Seafood.
It is good!!
always every single time usually have the Shrimp Pasta Salad.
This visit I ate nearly all of it!!
Louis Dean ordered the Cajun Platter.
Did I mention it is spicy??
He loved it and ate every bite!
They serve wine as well as beer in chilled steins.
I love that.......
After lunch we did a little sidewalk sitting on the Seawall.
Fed the seagulls.
LD and I spent our honeymoon in Santa Fe but we always go to Galveston for our anniversary. We will celebrate 7 years next month!
A few years ago I booked us a room with one of those sites that you pay right then.
Hot Price or something like that. Only I booked it for JULY by mistake! No worries!
Louis Dean just had me book another one for June so that year we celebrated TWICE!
Murdoch's shell shop for drinks on the veranda.
Did I say it was just a perfect day?
Hurricane Ike completely destroyed much of Galveston and ALL of Murdoch's back in 2008.
Remnants of the old piers stand side by side with the new ones.
Hard to believe the mass destruction and the impact it had on the lives in Galveston.
Thankfully the city has recovered and been rebuilt.
The Battleship Hotel is gone now and they are building 'Pleasure Pier'.....
an amusement park.
My cute husband! He didn't dress all in black as he normally does for a day at the beach!
There's just something about getting your toes in the sand that is so calming.
We are back home now. Amber is 26 weeks 3 days and counting.
My brave beautiful daughter!
She had the steroid injection yesterday that will help the babies' lungs develop.
The side effect of this was LOTS of contractions.
The mag IV dose was lowered back to 1 mg per hour. She also had a short round of the Indocin.
She is hanging in there but when you look at this picture and think, "That must HURT!".......she would be the first to tell you it DOES!!!
You can read her latest post celebrating "Quad Squad! 26 Weeks!"
Can you see she is counting the days?
Mike is so thoughtful.
Amber was loosing track of what day if the week it is!
Hospital life messes with your mind.
Today she is the 29th day of her stay.
I copied this from her Facebook page this morning.......
Late night musings from your local quad mom: its amazing how much our world of statistics can differ from the average singleton pregnancy. I have gotten so used to discussing 28 and 30 weeks as "good" delivery dates, versus 40 weeks. And 2.5lbs as goal weights for each quad, versus 5-7lbs for a single. Plus an average of two months of NICU care, versus going home days later. The world of multiples really is fascinating, but so is the act of growing & bringing any child into the world. This experience has already changed my life forever!
She and Mike make a good team.
Thank you again for every prayer prayed on behalf of this quad pregnancy!
We are on the home stretch!!
26 weeks 3 days and still counting........