{Our weekend // dentist, wedding, church, ranger game}

Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Monday!!! I can't believe it's already Monday! Feels like this weekend flew by!! We had a good one, though. 

It started with a 6 month dentist check up for our little man! Mason saw a new dentist this time and did great. I mentioned in my post {here} about our last dentist trip that we loved the dentist,  but other parts of the apt were less than pleasant. Well, we decided to move Mason to Clark Dental for kids. We go to Clark Dental and they share a building. We loved our experiences with the practice and had a good feeling about the kids side. We were right! We loved Dr Ben & staff. He was so great with Mason! Mason does have a cavity on one of the very back teeth. Dr Ben said it's going to be tricky to get to and thinks that Mason would do best to have oral sedation for the filling. We have to schedule that and go back. It's going to take several hours and both Nate and I need to be present. Prayers are welcome for that apt! 

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Friday evening I got to check an item off our Fall Bucketlist.  I somehow convinced Mason to let me take a few Fall pictures of him and he obliged! All it took was mentioning that we'd be in the area of the feed store and the big red train! Mason quickly agreed as long as I let him play on the train. Easy enough! Of course he kept asking if he could go to the train with every picture we took. I managed to get some good ones....sneak peek...

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More pictures to come...

We spent the rest of the evening at home and it was nice! {that doesn't happen too often on a Friday night}

Saturday was a lazy day for us. I'd love to say that we slept in, but Mason was awake at 7:45am which is quite rare for him on a Saturday. My boy usually sleeps until 10 at the very earliest. I'm just glad we were able to be lazy!! We went for a late lunch at one of our favorite local spots Oma's Jiffy Burger. The weather is getting to be nice enough that we can eat out on the patio. They have picnic tables and two big screen tv's. It was a nice lunch! 

That evening we went to a very, very unique wedding. The couple met through baseball and it's one of their greatest loves...so they got married on a baseball field. It was very cute!! I only managed to get a couple of pics, and neither were of the wedding. Fail!

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Sunday morning we started our day off in the best way possible...at church! We got to listen to an amazing band The Sherman Mountain Boys and heard a great message! I love our church!! Afterwards we raced home to get ready for the Ranger game. Nate's mom got tickets for the entire family {11 of us} through her work and we were going to make a family day out of it. Our seats were in the blaring hot sun! Texas didn't get the memo that it was late September and was scorching hot. Luckily, we found some seats at the top in the shade! There was also a nice breeze! After the game we had an early supper at On The Border. It was a great day!

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How was your weekend?

{Adult getaway // Galveston, TX}

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I mentioned yesterday in my Grateful Heart post that the hubbs and I recently went away for an adults only trip to the beach {Galveston TX}. To sum it up....

It was great!
It was needed.
It was refreshing.
It will happen again.

We went with two other couples. Both of which were friends that I met on the Internet {I know!} and their hubbies.  If you've read my blog for any length of time you will know that Amanda and I are great friends and met through our blogs 3 or 4 years ago. We've met in person several times since then and our hubbies have met a time or two. The other couple is a friend we met through Instagram. It was our first time to meet them in person. 
 
We didn't have a specific agenda other than to hang out, relax and have fun. The forecast called for downpours the whole time we were there...so we were just going to wing it. We all wanted to go on a chartered fishing trip, but couldn't make any solid plans due to the rain. We got there on Thursday and it only rained until Friday afternoon and cleared out! It was fabulous!!


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We had plenty of girl time {and the boys had their time}, we walked the beach, fished, hung out, drank pina coladas out of coconuts, had delicious meals and more laughter than we can count. If it's any indication of how much fun we had we were already planning our next trip a day into this trip!  We scoped out houses that we might like to stay in and talked about other places we could visit. We also created many hilarious hashtags for our trip...but I will refrain from putting them on here since it would be like morse code to anyone that wasn't with us.

Cheers to stronger friendships and new traditions!




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There's nothing in this world that I love more than being a Mama, but it was nice being a fun married couple again for a few days!! Not that Nate and I don't have fun regularly...it was just a different kind of fun to have conversations that didn't include legos, zombies, or monster trucks and to be able to actually finish a meal with no interruptions. We stayed up later than we have in years, actually go to sleep in the same bed together and had lots of adult conversations {even if we talked about our kids!!}. It was fun. Too much fun.

But come Sunday, I was so ready to get home to my sweet boy. I may have had a breakdown in the truck when we got in the road. I realized that vacation was over and 4.5 hours {with no traffic} separated us from Mason and it brought me to tears. Like crocodile tears. But I do want to say how much I appreciate my in-laws for keeping Mason. We know we don't have to worry about a thing when they have him. He enjoys going to their house and being with them. And that makes it easier for us to have dates!

Have you been on an adults only trip?


{A Grateful Heart // Getaways}

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Linking up with Ember Grey for A Grateful Heart. 

We just returned from the beach for a 4 day weekend trip with great friends. The sand, saltwater and sun were good for my soul. There's nothing in this world I love more than being a Mama...but this adults only trip was needed. Being a mama it's easy to lose yourself. And sometimes you need a little getaway to recharge your batteries. And that I did.

This week I am grateful for...{beach edition}


+ sand
+ sun
+ salt water
+ good friends
+ new traditions
+ making memories
+ fruity drinks in a coconut
+ laughter
+ navigation
+ sunsets 
+ inlaws that kept our sweet boy
+ girl time
+ road trips that allow ample time to talk with my love

What are you grateful for this week?
 
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