I wont say every moment has been easy, but Bryan working for Edward Jones has been a big blessing for our family. It is a very good company to work for, which values family time and values. Every summer, Edward Jones hosts a Summer Regional Meeting for employees & families. It's usually a four day weekend trip in which the employees have to attend business meetings for two mornings, and there is an awards banquet on Saturday night, but other than that, it's a relaxing time to hang out at a nice resort.
This year the Summer Regional was hosted at The Horseshoe Bay Resort outside of Marble Falls near Austin. It was warm and sunny, but we had a great time!
Each night Edward Jones hosted a family dinner, and on Friday night we had a great time at the outdoor concert they hosted!
(Brylee is pretty into her purse, these days!)
The band, Spazmatics, played for us, and they were SO GOOD! They were four young guys dressed silly and played all the greatest 80s hits that we could all sing along to.
We all sat on the lawn after dinner, and several of the kids (and adults) got up and danced. Brylee was a little shy at first...
...and gradually warmed up and started dancing with us!
Saturday morning Brylee and I enjoyed an event of feeding the birds. The resort had several exotic birds, and for an hour each morning they would bring them out so the kids could get an up close look.
This owl was the most incredible bird, and was supposedly only a baby. They said it could more than double in size. It liked to hang out just inside the kids rec center and sit on this little ledge by the window because there was an air conditioning vent in the floor by the window.
The owl would let you pet it without hardly moving!
Brylee (and I) thought it was so cool!
She tried her hardest to feed the parrot a peanut like the bigger kids, but couldn't reach close enough without dropping the nut. Oh well!
And we couldn't get much closer, but they had a token flamingo named Mingo! Cute!
Later Saturday we spent a few hours by the pool....
...and daddy joined us after his meetings were over.
Sunday morning we celebrated Father's Day before we headed home.
Brylee got her daddy a round of golf (no questions asked by mom, who usually wonders how expensive golf is, especially when he takes off work to go play :)
...and a kids golf set so Daddy & Brylee can play together!
We had a great weekend away! Thanks, Daddy, for working so hard for us!