Monday, July 27, 2015


Another weekend that came and went entirely too fast! But it was a good one, and I thank the Good Lord for that! It was much needed after the week we had. Mason was a complete terror. I'm chalking up to the ear infection and that he still wasn't feeling well. But, all excuses was tough. Real tough.  The weekend made up for it, though. 

Friday evening I went with my Mother In Law and my brother in law's girlfriend to Costco to get some things for my BIL's birthday bash on Sunday. We had some fun girl time! After our shopping trip I grabbed my boys and we headed over to Nate's parents house to help get things ready for the party. We just ordered pizza and hung out. It was nice.

Saturday morning we got up and decided to make a roadtrip. Nate had found a couple of trucks in a town about 2 hours away and we had nothing better to do so we loaded up and went. It was good to get away and just have a nice road trip with my boys! Mason was on his best behavior and was so enjoyable. The trucks were a bust...but the company, conversation and just family time? That was a major win. And of course we couldn't go through Temple without stopping at Buc-ee's. Such a fun store! We wandered around looking at everything and left with some fountain drinks, beaver nuggets, and a gold digging kit for Mason. He was ecstatic and couldn't believe he was 'only five and had real gold'!!! He talked about it for a solid 20 minutes before we asked him to please put his headphones on! haha. We love him and love that he was excited, but man alive. One can only talk about gold for so long. He was cute, though! 

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When we got home Nate and Mason got busy digging for his gold. And by 'they' I mean Nate. He said it was kind of difficult. Mason watched, dusted and played with the magnifying glass. About an hour later we met my family for dinner at El Fenix. It was delicious and nice to visit with them. 

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Sunday morning Nate went into work for some overtime and Mason and I slept in and then went to get groceries. Then back to get ready for Nate's brother's 21st birthday bash. His parents rented a building in a town nearby and Ty invited his closest friends and family. Despite a fire alarm that was accidentally pulled and blared for 25 minutes before the volunteer fire department saved us, it was a great party! We truly are surrounded by some amazing people. 

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How was your weekend?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

{Loves // Hates}

I was tagged by sweet Sarah from Foxy's Domestic Side for a little love/hate post. A post of 10 things you love and 10 things you hate. And then I tag 10 other bloggers to join in. It took me approximately 1 minute to fill in all of my loves {and I could have kept going}, but I had to dig deeper for the things I don't love so much. 

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+ My family & friends
+ Photographs
+ Traveling, Camping & staying in cabins anywhere and everywhere
+ Planners. stationary, pens, etc.
+ Fall & everything about it
+ Mason jars, burlap and anything rustic
+ Jeeps
+ Sunsets
+ Texas

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+ Getting off track {diet, exercising, work, life, anything}
+ Storms & Tornados
+ Snakes {no matter how big or small}
+ Cancer
+ The sad state of the world we live in today
+ That I can't protect Mason from everything
+ Mosquitos {especially when they sneak into your bedroom and attack you in your sleep}
+ The distance between Texas and Tennessee {where my grandparents live}
+ Doing the dishes
+ How fast time passes by

I tag:

Amy @ Keepin' Up with the Smiths
Desiree @ Macke Monologues
Liz @ Chasin' Mason
Gillian @ Comes In Colours
Ashley @ Everything's Hunky Dorey
April @ Our Little Loves
Courtney @ Sweet Turtle Soup
Melissa @ The Rambling Llama
Jasmine @ Classy, Sassy & A Bit Smartassy
Emily @ Ember Grey

What do you love/hate?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

{Things to do in my town // Waxahachie TX}

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Linking up with Kailyn Marie for Thursday Coffee Dates. Today's theme is things to do in your city. I found the link-up through my friend Jasmine and was so excited. I love where we live. 

Our town is fairly small and there isn't a whole lot of things to do here. We don't have a mall, or a Top Golf, or anything of the like. However, we do have a few little gems in our town that we love to visit. 

Omas Jiffy Burger

You can go get yourself a greasy burger and bottled coke at our favorite hamburger joint, Oma's Jiffy Burger. It's been a Waxahachie staple for years and years. I love the old time diner atmosphere of Oma's, but Mason likes to sit in their covered outdoor sitting area. Either way, we love this place.

Waxahachie Courthouse

Once you're done with your burger you can head just across the way and visit our townsquare/courthouse and all the neat antique shops nestled around the courthouse. I may be biased, but I think we have one of the coolest courthouses and square. At our downtown area you can find events like Junk in the Trunk, Summer movie nights, Texas Country Reporter Festival, mini Grand Prix races, etc.

Doves Nest Waxahachie TX

While you are downtown before to visit the Dove's Nest. It's a very unique antique store & boutique. They also serve lunch. So, if you're not full from your Oma's Jiffy Burger grab you some lunch at the Dove's Nest. 

Rogers Hotel Waxahachie TX

Also, be sure to visit the Historic Rogers Hotel. It's rumored to be haunted. They've recently opened a Japanese restaurant called Toshio's there and it's fabulous. Nathan and Mason also go to the barber shop at the bottom of the hotel. It's neat and setup just like an old time barber shop.

Boyce Feed Waxahachie TX

Boyce Feed Waxahachie TX

And while you're still in the downtown area hop on over to Boyce Feed and Grain. One of the coolest feed stores ever. They also sell other things like decor, boots & clothes, jewelry, etc. They've built on to the feed store in the last few years, but they kept the original building and still use it. I love that they didn't tear down this piece of history.

Catfish Plantation - Waxahachie TX

Catfish Plantation - serving souls & spirits - is also a must visit. This is another Waxahachie staple. It's been featured on many different TV shows and is another place that is haunted. Click here to read the history of the place. The restaurant is in an old victorian house and is super cool! They have books upon books of stories of haunted things that have happened over the years.

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Waxahachie is also home to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival that comes every April & May. We've never been to this one, but maybe one day. I know a lot of people come from all over to this festival.

Bethlehem Revisited Waxahachie

And my favorite - during the month of December be sure to visit Bethlehem Revisited. You can walk the streets of Bethlehem on the night of Christ's birth. This was one of the neatest things I have ever done and I was so happy to share this night with Mason. This is a definite must!

Did you join in on this linkup? Leave me the link. Or do you have posts similar to this? I'd love to learn more about your town!