Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vacation Part 2: Houston

The second week that Micah and I were in Texas was spent in Houston. Boy is that place muggy! It was so much fun though. This week consisted mainly of eating (Yum! Shipley Donuts) and relaxing. The first full day that we were there, Micah's parents were very generous and told us they would watch Lila so we could take a day together. We decided to go and see a couple of movies that we were wanting to see, but never got around to it. I think since Lila has been born Micah and I have seen one movie in the actual theatre so this was a real treat.
We went and saw The Hunger Games and The Avengers. First, we went to The Hunger Games and then literally three minutes after the movie ended The Avengers was starting so we went straight in for that. I've never seen two movies right in a row before, but it was kind of fun to do it that way. They were both really good movies, so I think that helped.
After, we decided to go to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch/dinner. It was quite an adventure getting there... Can I just say that rainstorms in Houston are crazy? They seem to come out of nowhere. Micah and I had brought an umbrella to the movies with us because there were a few grey clouds in the sky. When we walked out of the theatre there were a few drops here in there, but it seemed like we had just missed the storm. Then, we noticed the drops were coming down a little bit more after about 15 seconds, so we decided to open up our umbrella. Lucky for us a gust of wind came up right when we opened our umbrella and turned it inside out! It was really funny, but we felt bad as it was Micah's parents' umbrella. Then the rain really started to pour and we still had to walk across the mall parking lot to get to the Cheesecake Factory. By the time we reached the doors we were dripping wet, like movie rain dripping wet. The hostess of the restaurant asked if we wanted extra napkins to help us dry off. :) It was funny. Micah has a picture of me under the mangled umbrella, but it's on his phone so I'll have to get it another time.
The next day, we decided to go to the Houston temple and once again Micah's mother was very kind and watched Lila. It's such a beautiful temple and it was great to feel the spirit so strongly. I love that it's the same in whichever temple you go in. The promises that we make and blessings we are promised are so beautiful and I'm so grateful that I have this knowledge!

The next few days were spent eating at Yia Yia Mary's for Micah's dad's birthday and Happy Lamp, Micah's favorite Chinese restaurant. I love both restaurants, but Yia Yia Mary's is my favorite in Houston! It has such amazing greek food. The lamb chop appetizer was of course excellent, my salmon was perfect, and the baklava cheesecake amazing! Micah also had some really delicious shrimp and he was kind enough to give me a piece. Lila loved every bit of the meal as well. It was fun to watch her experience new things and grow so much in the short two weeks we were there. I was glad that Micah's parents were able to spend some more time with her. She was such a sweetheart the entire time! Until next time, these memories and photos will have to do. Thanks for letting us stay Mom and Dad Pratt!

**On an unrelated, yet equally important note, today is Micah's 26th birthday! I love you sweetheart and I'm so blessed to have you in my life. I hope you have a wonderful day, love!


  1. Movies and food at Cheesecake factory sounds like the most perfect day to me! Oh and the Houston temple is stunning. Wow.
    Happy birthday Micah!

  2. Happy 26th Birthday Micah !! Sorry it's a little late but we were celebrating Ella's 6th Birthday the same day !!! So happy that you guys have the chance to get away and have a great time together. I don't Sandy & I have been to the movies together for what seems like a lifetime !!!

  3. The Houston temple is my favorite!!! Lol