|This is (from left)Tom's parents-Mark & ReNee, his big brother Nick, Amanda, Baby Belly- Abby in utero, and us|
This is actually a few weeks before Tom proposed/the first time I met his parents.
From day one, Nick & Amanda made me feel like a part of the family. Amanda always likes to fill me in what she calls "Bofferdingisms" which are the silly little sayings and quirks that those crazy Bofferdings have. I've already started my own for Tom, but that's something that deserves a post of their own. I do have to say, being born and raised in Texas and marrying into a family that were all born and raised in the mid-west....it can be a culture shock for both! It has been a great adventure but I am so glad I've had a personal instruction manual (Amanda) to guide me through.
|My sister-in-laws: Amanda & Tom's sister, Laura...and of course, Abby! :)|
We went to, one of my very favorites, Texas Roadhouse! Yes, I probably ate it weekly in Texarkana, so it was a nice "feels like home" spot when I moved to Austin. Now I don't eat there near as much, obviously Austin has GREAT food. However, I do love getting to have a chicken critter or two occasionally.
|Abby enjoying a Texas Roadhouse roll...she says, "MMMMM!" No really she does. :)|
We also got a chance to hang out with our favorite niece, but she's not our fav because she's our only one :). She's getting so big and squirmy! Tom & I are so glad we get to be around, especially before the new Baby Boff makes his/her appearance in December. Maybe we're a little partial, but SHE IS SO DANG CUTE!
We were lucky enough to babysit Miss Abby, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, a few weeks ago. We had so much fun.
|She kept pointing to the box of toys....everything I took out she shook her head "No," at it. So what do I do?? Put her in the box and let her go CRAZY! :) In Tom's words, "We're really good babysitters."|
On a positive note, my bestie Desiree' is coming in to town this weekend! YAYYYYY! I'm sure there will be some exciting adventure to share. Until then..
Lots of Love,