Monday, August 31, 2015

Goodbye, August

Well here I am on the last day of August posting for only the second time this month.  Where have the days gone?!  Bullet points feel appropriate for this Monday morning after over two weeks with no post.
  • Saturday we had a leisurely morning and made brunch before running several errands.  Casey came over for brunch and spent most of the day with us, and it was so good to catch up with her.  Ten months after moving into our "new" house, we finally checked out the local library and rec center.  I checked out these books:  
  • Last week we tried this pasta dish from the September Southern Living and this salad recipe that I tore out of Real Simple recently.  Both were winners that I'll definitely make again.  
  • I should be wearing all my summer dresses and nude shoes one last time before Labor Day, but I'm to that point at the end of the season where I'm over summer clothes and ready for fall.  I've been snapping a pic of my outfit in the morning to (a) help me remember what I wore when and (b) have some type of pictures to use for a blog post.  Pretty pitiful that the blog has dwindled to this!  

  • I moved into a new office at work, and Austin helped me hang everything on the walls yesterday afternoon.  Never a fun activity, but everything is hung, and I'm thrilled to start the week without random diplomas and certificates leaning up against my desk and walls.
  • I am getting super excited to host a baby shower for my friend Katey in October, and I need to blog about some of the plans taking shape for that.  The invitations went out recently, and it is just going to be so fun!   
And that's about all I've got - goodbye August and hello September!  Linking up with Biana for Weekending today.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Life Lately

Excited to link up with Jessi today for the fun new "What's Hap-pinning" link up!  Here's a little update on our life lately and August so far:

We went to David and Morgan's beautiful wedding near College Station on August 1 and then squeezed in a short visit with my parents for the rest of the weekend.  Austin did what has got to be the all time funniest version of the Cupid Shuffle, and I have major regrets that I failed to capture it on video.  The photographer's pictures will surface soon enough, I'm sure.  Both the photographer and videographer asked me if they could take Austin to all of their weddings.  I was near tears, but as always, he was a huge hit on the dance floor!    

Mom came back to Dallas with us the next day to help us install the new window treatments she made for our living room.  I'm in love!  And I'm so lucky to have a mom who is such a talented seamstress!    

Last week our friends Billy and Carly were in town for most of the week, so we packed in some fun times with them starting on Monday night celebrating Billy's birthday at HG Sply Co.  This was my first time on their patio, and it was a really fun atmosphere.  We hung out there for a while and ordered some appetizers while we waited for our table.  

We had Billy and Carly over to our house on Wednesday, and Carly and I got to squeeze in a lunch date last week, too.  It was such a treat to be in the same town for almost the whole week!

Last Thursday we ventured to Billy Bob's in Fort Worth with some church friends for a night of line dancing which was so much fun!  

Love these people!

We continued our Friday night game night with Trip and Lindsay at our house and then crashed from such a fun-filled week.  No rest for the weary here, though!  Saturday morning we hit the road for Austin for a party at Billy and Carly's to celebrate the reveal of their huge new deck and to see my in-laws and celebrate Buddy's birthday.

We found our new favorite stop on the way to Austin thanks to the receptionist at my office - Slovacek's in West.  Seriously the best gas station ever! We grabbed some fro-yo there for the rest of our drive, and this is where my pictures end.  Gummy bears + sprinkles = best fro-yo toppings ever.

We had a great time Saturday evening at Billy and Carly's catching up with some of Austin's lacrosse buddies and their wives.  On Sunday morning we enjoyed coffee on the back porch with Buddy, Suann, and Casey, and then we went to church and to Buddy's favorite Chinese restaurant for a birthday lunch celebration.  We were glad we got to squeeze so much into our 24 hour visit!

Our pace this week has slowed down a little bit, but I can't believe it is already Wednesday.  August is just flying by!