So the last year and a half have been interesting.
Blakely was born in February of 2020, then Covid hit. We bunkered down with a newborn for about 9 months then traveled back to TEXAS to buy a house. After staying in temporary housing for a few months, we found a home in Waco. Soon after moving in, Ben’s father passed away from Covid complications. When we returned, snowpocalypse came to Texas so we were again bunkered down.
The following months were full of furnishing the house, getting to know Waco, the ward, and some family traveling to town. Needless to say, we didn’t really take any time for ourselves. A date night was much needed.
I will fully admit that I have a hard time leaving Blakely. She is so darn cute. AND she is such a great kid! We found a babysitter that would just hang out at the house while B slept and we went out. Ben found a great band called “The Brazos Brothers” at the Backyard Saloon. They were great! We played games and stayed for over an hour.
Afterward, we went to Heritage Icecream near the university. The workers there were SO nice and friendly. What a happy place to work! We got some sort of ice cream platter which was 100% worth it. 10/10 would do it again.
Hopefully, we can do these on more of a regular basis and not every 2 years!