The original plan for Labor Day was for the Joiners to spend the weekend in Austin with us, but once we put our house on the market, we knew that would be a nightmare. So we quickly changed plans to go to Sugar Land instead to check out office space for Wade, visit the preschool Davis will go to, and look at a few houses.
On Friday morning, we started with a visit to Amanda's office, which my children may have mistaken for a toy store, and then she escorted us a short distance over to the new preschool while Wade went on some office tours. His school was closed, but thankfully the church it's in was still open and we were able to get a sneak peek at the preschool area. I'm hoping Davis's excitement over the cool fish tank and giant indoor playground will make the transition a little easier for him?!
That evening was a low-key one at the Joiners' house with the kids playing, taking turns melting down, inhaling Cheerios, etc. and ended with a walk for Amanda and me in our new matching shoes. (Because what good is having a twin if you can't buy matching shoes when you're 31 years old?)
Saturday's events may have been photographed less, but it was still a busy, busy day. We walked to Kolache Factory for breakfast with all the gremlins, and then Wade, Avery, and I set out to look at houses while Davis stayed behind with the Joiners.
[Side note: this was a frustrating experience for me. I was warned in advance that we would not be able to make any offers on any houses that day, which meant I, of course, fell in love with the first house we saw. And now I'm left praying that our house in Austin will sell like NOW so we can put an offer on this other house. Selling/buying houses is for the birds.]
After resting up a bit and doing a little shopping with Amanda, the whole gang enjoyed an early dinner on the patio at Ruggles Green and took a short walk through town square (where we ran into Brittnie and her fam!). I would love to say it was a nice, relaxing evening in our soon-to-be new hometown, but the truth is that I mostly spent it stressing out about everything while everyone tried to distract me. I'm a stubborn one!
And then there was Sunday. We had grand plans for Sunday, but most of them didn't happen because Davis got sick and we had to come back to Austin a day early. Luckily I had already used up most of my stressing skills on Saturday, so the unraveling of the weekend didn't ruffle my feathers as much as it normally would have. What would Labor Day weekend be without a little extra labor, right?!
Despite the crummy ending, I'm thankful for the quality time spent with our favorite peeps and extra thankful Davis woke up feeling just fine on Monday morning. And now if you'll excuse me, I need to go devote every waking minute to praying our house will sell!