Monday, July 13, 2009

Wild West Showers

This past weekend was fun and busy! Our neighbor’s birthday was on Friday and we were invited to participate in that celebration with him. His birthday party was at Wild West. Phil and I had never been to this place before and had no idea what to expect. When we arrived, there was a huge line of vehicles (mainly trucks of course) just to get into the parking lot. As we got closer to the parking lot we began to see what Wild West really was……a huge big red barn in the middle of the city! It seemed so out of place. We finally found a parking space and went inside, to be in complete culture shock. Now we have been in Houston for almost two years now and have attended the famous Rodeos, so we thought we knew a little bit of what to expect. We could not have been more wrong. When we walked in, we stuck out like a sore thumb! Everyone was dressed in their best, and most authentic, cowboy/cowgirl outfit complete with boots, belt buckles, and Stetsons with the country music blaring through the speakers.. In the middle of the room, or barn I should say, there was a huge wooden dance floor that couples were twirling around; they looked like they were floating. They were doing a dance that we had heard of before but had never really seen, the Two-Step. This is a typical dance in Texas that apparently everyone knows. There were younger couples (about 18 years old) all the way up through 85. There was this sweet couple dancing who was 85 years old! What an age range on a dance floor! Phil and I figured, that despite sticking out like a sore thumb, if all these people could two-step, then so can we. We sat out a few dances to watch what the others were doing to pick-up a few of the dance steps. Our first attempt on the dance floor went great! We aren’t naturals at the two-step, but I think with practice we can get even better. The birthday party was great fun and now we can officially two-step and line dance, Texas style!

Us :-)
Me learning how to line dance

On Saturday, my small group from church threw a baby shower for one of the women who is due in August. We had games, food, presents, and favors. It was a fun and special shower. There are two more women in our small group who are due, so we have two more showers to plan. I had a great time seeing the ladies from church, outside of the church walls. I love showers, it’s so much fun to be around women who are encouraging and supportive friends who share in my love for the Lord.

The lovely ladies from the Saved to Serve Heights Smallgroup at the shower. All the future moms are glowing!

xoxo Darby

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