February 10, 2019

Weekend Update

: Mimi came home from the rehab facility on Wednesday. She's going to still continue to build up her strength with outpatient physical therapy, and will be having some follow up appointments to get some answers on everything else. She has COPD and has been on oxygen at night while she sleeps. She is to the point now where she has to be on oxygen most of the day. She has a little travel backpack to take with her when she goes back to work, leaves the house, etc.

: We're continuing the efforts to get moved over to the townhouse. This weekend, we were able to get quite a bit accomplished. Chris finished painting the bedroom, and I got a ton of stuff packed and moved over. We need to get a mattress, and once we do that we can finalize the move. For now, I'll enjoy our last little bit in the RV...it's been quite a fun experience living in it for a year and a half!

: Chris has a second appointment with his chiropractor on Tuesday. His first adjustment helped him for about two days, but now the pain is back. They'll keep working to figure it out.

: We finally decided what to put above the couch in Fredericksburg...I've been searching for awhile and nothing felt right. My grandma actually planted an interesting seed, and she will be so happy to know that we went with it! We decided to do a map...and I found a site to do a custom one with colors, etc. Once it arrives, I'll be posting it on Instagram once we get it framed and hung!

: We also found some bedside lamps for the bedroom...those should deliver next week.

: Aspen is doing really well! She is loving her new job...if I haven't mentioned it here, she now has a job as an assistant at a law firm. Her boss seems to be very upbeat and encouraging, and she is loving the work she gets to do and is learning a lot. She really needed a normal 8-5 job with work/life balance and benefits. So happy for her. She and Geordon are doing great!

: Not much out-of-the-ordinary is on schedule for the upcoming week. We are hoping to get to Fred for the weekend, and I'm looking very forward to that! Hope you all have a great week!


February 03, 2019

Weekly Update

It was a long week for us...we worked all day, and then made trips to the hospital each evening to visit Mimi. The hospital is a 15 minute drive from our office, and then a 30 minute drive to where we live. Most evenings, we drove separately so that I was able to leave a little earlier to get home to feed Poppy and let her outside.

Either Tuesday or Wednesday (I can't remember which), they moved Mimi to the rehab facility across the street from the hospital. Because of her falls, they want to build up her strength again and help prevent future falls. We aren't sure how long she will be there -- it's kind of a day-by-day thing. They estimated a few weeks. They have also run more tests and they are trying to see if there are any other issues going on. It's all unknown right now and that's a little stressful. Mimi has had a lot of visitors and that has helped keep her spirits up.

Since she is well taken care of at the rehab facility, we decided to take the opportunity to head to Fredericksburg for the weekend. There are a few things we needed to pick up from there, and we needed some time to rejuvenate a bit. We drove down Friday after work and had dinner at our favorite Mexican place. We also hung the painting in the bathroom.

Saturday, we had a relaxing morning and then enjoyed sushi for lunch on our way out to Hye Meadow Winery. We had some wine there and relaxed on their gorgeous patio. I also took some apple and fed the donkeys :) Then we stopped at a new winery called Ab Astris. It was a few turns off the main road, and we were able to have some good conversation with the four owners. That's always nice! We had dinner at Burger Burger and then spent a nice quiet evening at home with Poppy and watched a movie.

Sunday, we enjoyed church and then Chris did a run to test out how his back is feeling after he got adjusted at the chiropractor.  I did laundry and picked up some Subway for lunch.

Back to work tomorrow. We'll see what the week holds for us.

January 27, 2019

Weekend update

Happy Sunday to all...

You all know...sometimes life doesn't work out the way we plan. It makes us stronger, right?

Our plans for the weekend was a 4 hour drive to the North Dallas area to attend the wedding of one of the graphic designers on my team at work. We were going to leave Saturday and return Sunday. On our way home Sunday, we were going to stop and have lunch with Aspen and Geordon.

When we got to the townhouse to drop Poppy off on Saturday morning, however, our plans quickly changed. Mimi was not doing well at all.

Earlier in the week, she had slipped off her bed while on the phone with Chris...when we got there Saturday morning, we discovered she had fallen again. She was disoriented and in a pain and we determined that she needed to visit the ER to see what was going on.

They discovered a few things there, and decided that she needed to be admitted to the hospital. Her CK levels were high on her bloodwork, which indicated she had been on the floor for awhile when she fell and she possibly had some muscle damage. Then toxins leak into kidneys, so they wanted to hydrate her and flush her kidneys.

So now we wait to see what happens. It's a little unknown and a little scary. We'll gladly accept prayers if you are so inclined to lift some up!

In the meantime...we are most likely going to need to begin the process of moving into the townhouse. Even after coming home from the hospital (whenever that happens to be), she really shouldn't be on her own. With Aspen living in Arlington now, we were already contemplating this since we are no longer receiving monthly rent from Aspen. This just solidifies the decision. We've already traded in the big truck for something that will save us about $400 a month. We've got our RV up on the internet to sell. It will be a process.

So...one day at a time.

The week ahead will consist of work and trips to the hospital which is about 30 minutes from our place. One day at a time.

January 20, 2019

Weekend Recap

Our weekend wasn't nearly as productive as it was last weekend, but it was great nonetheless!

: Friday after work, we did the drive to Fred and had dinner at the Brewery...then did the few things around the house that we had: put my plant in its new mid-century planter, put the new bright white lightbulbs in the new bathroom light (the yellow ones that came with the light made the bathroom look incredibly dingy!), and I unpacked wine glasses into the liquor cabinet. Chris worked on getting familiar with his new Wahoo bike trainer...it's pretty cool, it connects to an online program called Zwift that puts an avatar into different courses and he can do training rides with people from all over the world. He's pretty excited about it!

: Saturday, we had breakfast at the house, I did laundry, and then we did some errands. We had to go to the hardware store because the stopper in our toilet tank had a piece break off. We also stopped at the liquor store to stock up on a few bottles to display on the tray on top of the liquor cabinet. We had also heard about a little vintage shop inside the lobby of a small, quirky motel here in town, so we stopped there and looked through their collection of records -- we came away with a few more for the collection: Carol King, Kenny Rogers, Lionel Ritchie, and The Carrs. We had lunch at West End Pizza -- they have a gluten free crust so I was able to have a little treat (I'm currently doing no sugar and no gluten -- 5 pounds down, more to go!). We then spent a few hours at the house relaxing with Poppy. Chris swapped out a lock on the back door and I did some reading. We had Chinese for dinner and then cozied up in the bed with Poppy and our laptops and did some more online searching for more mid-century items. It was a good, relaxing day in our favorite place.

: Sunday, we enjoyed a quiet, relaxing morning...breakfast and Bible reading and a bike ride for Chris. Our friend, Alex, is flying into town for the day and we plan to meet him and his friend for lunch somewhere. Then we'll do our wrap up here and head back to Abilene.

Next weekend, we'll be heading to the Dallas area for a wedding. The week should be fairly straight-forward. Hoping to have great days!

Also very excited -- Chris finally made an appointment with a chiropractor to deal with some issues he's been having with his lower back/hip. He's meeting with a woman that I met a few years ago at a wellness series, who happens to be the one that introduce me to the Whole30 program. I'm excited to see what she can do for him. He's going there on the 28th. Prayers please!

January 13, 2019

Update

WHEW!! If you want to see what we did this weekend, go check out my Instagram page! Lots of pics there. We had a super productive weekend and got so many things done at the Fred house. Things are falling into place there! It's been very fun!

The week ahead should be fairly normal. We will have VIPs in the building Wednesday and I'll have to be part of the presentation. Poppy is having a "spa" day at the vet on Thursday...which means she will have to be sedated (she's mean). She's getting her nails drummeled and getting her annual shots. Beyond that, business as usual.

Not sure if I mentioned...last week, we traded in Chris' Ford 250 King Ranch truck. We just don't need that massive monster, since we don't have any plans to move the trailer...in hindsight, we could have just had someone move the trailer to the RV park for us back in 2017 and saved ourselves some money. At any rate, we traded it in last week and got a Ford Fusion. We liked the last one we had, before the huge deer totaled it. It gets great gas mileage and is saving us over $400 each month now. It was time.

Next weekend, we are back to Fred...it's a possibility that Aspen and Geordon may join us. Their 2017 Christmas gift from us was a weekend in Fred, and they could just never make it happen with Aspen's crazy work schedule. We shall see. Either way, we will be there! The weekend after that, we have a wedding to attend in the Dallas area, so that should be fun! And then we're into February...whew!

Have a great week all!

January 06, 2019

Weekend Recap

Currently we are watching the Golden Globe awards and just finished up with supper...hamburgers, mashed potatoes, and tomatoes/cucumbers. We returned from a nice weekend in Fred around 6:30...

: Friday evening, after arriving in town, we unpacked quickly and headed to the Brewery for a quick, healthy dinner (Cobb salads!). Then we settled in.

: Saturday, Chris did a long bike ride on the trainer and I did some Zumba...then we decided to try a new-to-us winery called 1850. It was a nice place with a good patio, and since it was about 73 degrees, we sat out there and chatted for quite awhile. Then we stopped at Grape Creek to enjoy our free glasses of wine and were blessed by our friends showing up at the same time...so we were able to chat and laugh with them for a bit too! After spending some quality time with Poppy, we then had dinner at Asian Garden -- yummy sushi!

: Sunday, we went to church and then did some chores after another bike ride and more Zumba...and here we are...

The week ahead seems to be pretty normal, so we will move forward into the next five days and see what comes!

December 30, 2018

Our Weekend and 2018 Wrap Up

Well...here I sit, Sunday evening...still in Fred. We are enjoying a lovely long weekend here, and won't be heading back to Abilene until Tuesday. It's been lots of fun and lots of relaxing so far. You know we love it here.

Friday evening, we took Aspen and her boyfriend, Geordon, to a celebratory dinner at Copper Creek - she moved this weekend to Arlington to move in with him and start a new chapter. His friend, Justin, came along too and he was a hoot! He was the muscle to help them move Aspen's stuff, and we enjoyed our time with the three of them. We are very happy for them and are excited to see what the future holds for them. It was an emotional evening, but happy.

We left Saturday morning for Fred...and we were able to stop in the town of Coleman to shop at a store called Bonneville. It's a mid-century store and we've been wanting to stop here for awhile. But we usually go to Fred Friday evening and they are already closed. We spent a good amount of time there, going through everything. It was like a mid-century Disney Land!!! We bought a few small goodies (vintage mirror, silver tray, orange pillow) and then when the guy there mentioned he was moving a coworker down to Kerrville on Sunday (which is about 20 minutes past Fred) and that he'd be willing to deliver anything for us, well that changed everything! So we decided to buy the dresser we had our eye on, for the master bedroom. It's perfect! It's a Stanley and very well made, and in very good condition. Success! We will be stopping again for sure.

The rest of Saturday was spent in Fred relaxing. Sunday, we went to church and then our dresser was delivered. After some laundry, we met our friends Don and Pam for free wine. Another great day!

I did do a little online shopping -- I spent the Christmas money from my grandma :) I decided to get a record player! It's a whiteVictrola - new but looks vintage. It also has bluetooth capabilities, so I can connect it to my phone and play music from there as well. And for my first record, I got one of Fleetwood Mac. Can't wait to get it! I also really needed a new winter coat, because the little jacket I wear isn't cutting it! So I found a black North Face puffer coat as well.

For New Year's Eve tomorrow, we are going to get some sushi for dinner and then we have tickets to a party with a live country band and we plan to do some dancing! Then there is a champagne toast at midnight and then they serve breakfast! Looking forward to putting a bow on 2018 and moving forward into the new year.

Speaking of 2018 -- this will be a pretty short wrap up. In general, for me, it was a year that felt pretty unsettled and I had a lot of anxiety -- both things I plan to focus on in 2019. With that being said, the goals I set for 2018 weren't really very fruitful. None of them. And that's ok. But I don't need to break them down because there's not much to say. I've learned that I am an anxious eater...and the more anxiety I felt, the more I ate. So 2019 needs to have a focus on health. Because I am a long way from that. Chris and I have also decided to pick One Word to focus on in 2019, and my word is going to be TRUST. Trusting in God to teach me to lessen my anxiety and grow my peace. Trusting in God to settle us in the things he is working out for us. Trusting in God to walk with me in my journey to health. The word can cover so many different things, and instead of trying to control everything I want to work on trusting.

Are you ready for the new year????

December 16, 2018

Weekly Recap

Whew...one of our craziest weeks of the year is officially over...and the week ahead looks to be a lot more low-key thankfully!

: Wednesday evening was our end-of-year party -- the theme was Tacky Tourists Take Vegas. We had gambling (with fake money) and then at the end we traded in our chips for tickets -- and then those tickets could be entered to win prizes like gift cards to Amazon, etc. I gambled with Kim and Gary all evening, and it was lots of fun! Chris chatted with people because he doesn't enjoy games :) I had quite a few tickets to enter, but sadly didn't win anything :( Still a fun evening though. For the "tacky tourist" outfit, I decided to wear my Fat Ass Winery t-shirt, along with my grandma's light up necklace that she got at a casino on her birthday...we should hopefully get the professional photos this coming week, which will be good because I didn't take many pics at all. I'll post those when we get them!

: Thursday was our Company-wide end-of-year meeting, and it was good. We did our group workout, and then had a session on Happiness. We also had RT Kendal speak again, on the concept of Pure Joy. It was a good day.

: We stayed in town this weekend...I attended the Christmas crop at Kim's house all day Saturday and that was fun! I was able to get the journalling done on my South Africa and my Championship race albums...so now I can get those ordered yay!!

: Mimi had a pain shot procedure done on Friday, so Chris took her to that and stayed with her for a bit afterwards. He spent some time with her on Saturday too. Hopefully these shots help her, otherwise they want to do a day surgery to install a pain device similar to a tens machine.

: This week, I'm doing an ornament exchange with a few girlfriends on Friday at lunch...and for the weekend, we are going to head to Fred for a few relaxing days. Getting close to Christmas now! I have to work Christmas Eve, but will be off New Year's Eve.

: My car is making an odd noise, so we are going to take it in this week to have it checked out. We shall see what's going on there.

Here's to a slower week!!

December 09, 2018

4 Days in Fred

Let me tell you...a 4-day weekend is WONDERFUL!!!

Chris and I headed to Fredericksburg Wednesday evening...I took off work Thursday and Friday, and Chris worked remotely both days. We were able to spend Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday in Fred and it was so relaxing and nice!

: Thursday: I did a little Christmas shopping (in pouring rain), I grocery shopped, and I cooked our first meal in the house!

: Friday: we got out of the house (still raining) around 5:00 and had some free wine, some dinner, and some drinks. Very relaxing day!

: Saturday: our washer/dryer were delivered!! We got a great deal with Black Friday sales, and they delivered it and set it up for us! Whoop! Now I can do laundry when we are there, instead of having to rush back to Abilene in time for me to do it. I did about 8 loads Saturday/Sunday and it made me so so happy!! We also had dinner out and did a little shopping.

: Sunday: we attended church services and then Chris raked leaves for awhile. We have lots of old trees in our yard, and that equals lots of leaves. He was able to rake them to the street and then a truck comes and vaccuums them up. He'll be sore tomorrow!

: Apparently it snowed here in Abilene while we were gone! We just had rain.

: The week ahead is our second CRAZY week of the year...all of our sales managers will be in town for a week-long meeting, so things will be a bit insane. Our big company party is Wednesday evening and our company-wide meeting is Thursday. Lots and lots of things going on this week.

: Saturday is the Christmas crop at Kim's house! I haven't been to a crop in awhile and I am looking forward to it! I have a lot of journaling to do in my South Africa album and my 70.3 Championship album, then I can get those ordered!!

I'm signing off now to rest up for our crazy week ahead!

December 02, 2018

Kicking Off the Holiday Season

We spent the weekend in Fredericksburg, and the Halfmann family joined us so that we could kick off the holiday season with our annual Christmas card photo shoot!

We got into town Friday evening and enjoyed dinner at Social Haus, one of our faves. Saturday morning, the Halfmanns arrived around 11:00 and came by to see our house! We gave them the quick tour and got to meet Brandon's cute girlfriend, Kaitlyn. Fun!

Then we headed into town to have lunch and do some shopping. We decided on Pasta Bella for lunch, which was yummy and made Kelsey very happy! Then we did a stretch of stores and they were able to get some Christmas shopping done. Around 4:00, we headed to Fiesta Winery to do our photo shoot. 

It ended up being a pretty good spot, and also allowed for some wine intermingled :) I think we were able to get some really cute pics, can't wait to see them all! Now to get to work on our Christmas card.

After photos, we headed home to feed Poppy and then met back up with them at the Brewery for dinner. Yes, while in Fred, you EAT! We enjoyed spending time with these wonderful people! After dinner, we headed down to the Marketplace to see the huge Christmas tree and wooden German tower. Lovely! The whole Marketplace was lit up and beautiful...in all of our 15 years of going there, we've never really been there for Christmas. So neat to see! Crazy enough, they also had a temporary ice skating rink set up! 

Sunday, we had a relaxing morning and then met up with the Halfmanns for lunch. We took them out to Alamo Springs Cafe for burgers and Krusty fries, and YUM YUM!

With very stuffed bellies, we all then got on the road to Abilene...now we are getting ready for the week ahead. I'm getting my hair done on Tuesday, and then Wednesday evening Chris and I are heading back to Fred for a LONG weekend yay!!!! We are taking off on Thursday and Friday. He'll probably work remotely Thursday because he has some phone meetings...but we will be in Fred and I'm looking very forward to it.

Hope you all have a great week ahead!!

November 25, 2018

Thanksgiving Week

Whew...we just got home from a very full and very good week spent in St. Louis with my family and friends! It's always one of my very favorite weeks of the year. I love getting to see everyone and do some much-needed catching up. We always spend the week at my mom and Randy's house, and they are so good to always let us invade their home.

I posted photos from all of our fun visits on Instagram -- if you haven't seen them, check them out there!

Our Thanksgiving was so nice...Mom and I cooked a delicious meal and we enjoyed the day with family. We skipped Black Friday shopping.

We packed up and started our drive to Abilene...we left Saturday at 8:00 am and arrived to pick up Poppy right at 8:00 pm. Very long day. We got everything unpacked and put away, and slept in a bit today. We've been doing chores and went to the Mexican restaurant in town for lunch. Now, getting things ready for the week ahead.

This coming weekend, we are heading to Fred and the Halfmanns are going to join us! We are going to take our annual Christmas photos there, and I'm excited for that! It's that time of year.

Here's to a good week ahead!

November 11, 2018

The Keowns & Upcoming!

We had such a fun weekend!

We went to spend time with our friend QLefty and his beautiful family! They live in Lavon, which is outside of the Dallas area. It took us about 3.5 hours to get there, through a lot of Fort Worth and Dallas traffic on Friday night. We arrived around 10:30 and they were waiting up for us with wine! We chatted until midnight and then had to call it a night. Sweet Ruthie was kind enough to let us use her room while we were there, so we got settled in there. Andrea had prepared a perfect little Welcome basket for us -- it had note from the kids, mugs, chocolate, Teavana tea bags, lotion, and honey that Lefty had harvested from his bees. So very thoughtful!!

Our Saturday with them was perfect and relaxing! Andrea made some delicious mini muffins for a light breakfast and then we all chatted for awhile. Then after getting ready, we went into Rockwall, the nearby town, for brunch at Book Club Cafe. It was so yummy! I got a waffle with goat cheese, strawberry jam, sausage and bacon -- all together. It was delish! We then stopped at the grocery store and headed back to their house. The boys cut down some wood and set up a fire pit, and then they got a fire started. Meanwhile us girls prepared veggies and meat for the meal. We were doing a potjie, which is a South African name for cooking meat and veggies outside on an open fire for about 3 hours. We enjoyed the gorgeous Fall weather and the kiddos played while we all talked and enjoyed the time together. We had an early dinner and the potjie was so yummy!

Then the boys went off to the sunroom for their deep chats...those two are very intense and they can get into some great "let's change the world" discussions! Us girls watched some tv with the kids until it was their bedtime and then we watched a movie and talked. Andrea is so easy to be around, I really enjoy her company.

Sunday morning, we had another delicious meal - bacon, eggs, toast - before they headed to church and we got on the road to home. So fun! We love these people -- they are such a lovely family. We are so blessed that Instagram brought us together!!

Now, we have a few days of work (including another VIP trip), and then on Friday we are heading to my hometown! We are looking so forward to our week in St. Louis...I can't wait to get there! Thanksgiving is always my favorite :)

November 04, 2018

Grandpa Al

On Tuesday afternoon, I was sitting at work waiting for a group of VIPs to come through our department for the presentation, and my mom called...and I knew it couldn't be good news. I was right. Sadly, she broke the news to me that my grandpa, Al, had passed away.

Nothing can ever really prepare you for something like this...and it has been a few rough days. I can't imagine a world without my grandpa. I spent so much time with him growing up, and I learned so much from him. I was so incredibly blessed that he was such a big part of my life.

My grandparents recently celebrated their 65th anniversary...please pray for my grandma, as this is such a devastating loss for her especially.

You will be greatly missed, Grandpa...I love you so, so much.


November 01, 2018

Ironman 70.3 Waco

Or...the Ironman 69.1 Waco, if we are getting technical!

This was the inaugural half Ironman held in Waco, and so much training and time went into the preparation. Then, all of the insane rain came through our area and started flooding the rivers. And the swim leg of the Waco race was scheduled to take place in the Brazos River. The river current was too swift and there was too much debris floating in the river...so the Ironman officials were forced to cancel the swim leg.

Removing the swim leg changed everything up...it became a bike/run race but more to come on that.

Our friends, Jordan and Lauren, drove down from Joplin, MO with their large racing club, and we were excited to see them for the weekend! We arrived in Waco on Saturday in time for lunch with them. We met at Twisted Root for gourmet burgers and enjoyed chatting and catching up with them. Then we went to the Expo so Chris could check in for the race and then all three of them were able to check their bikes into the transition area. Afterwards, we checked out the Energy Lab Apparel booth that they had set up -- they had a lot of great new designs! We bought a few goodies and then headed to our hotel to check in and freshen up before meeting Jordan, Lauren, and her parents for their team dinner at George's. It was a fun meal, and then we hung out in their hotel room for a few hours for more chatting!

The next morning was race day! Instead of an early swim start, the start was delayed a bit for a rolling time trial bike start. The pros lined up and left one per minute...that took about 30 minutes. Then the 2500 age groupers lined up and they took off two at a time, every 5 seconds. Lauren and Jordan were in the 900s, and Chris was in the 1600s. So, the take off took awhile. But, off they went!

Chris ended up having his best bike leg ever! The weather was great, the course was fairly flat, and he felt great! I saw him as he zoomed in to the end of the bike leg, and he had a swift transition time, too! Off he went on the run.

By this point, it had gotten pretty hot. There was a record high for that date in Waco - the record high was 86 and it turned out to be 87 that day. Whew! Not a cloud in the sky, and very little wind. It ended up being a hot run for Chris, and he was pretty spent from his bike PR. The course was two loops, and he looked strong -- he was just moving slower than he wanted. His half marathon time was one of his slower times, and that didn't thrill him. But, overall he was pleased with his whole race!

Jordan and Lauren both had great races too, and it was fun getting to cheer them both on, too!

Even better...QLefty, Andrea, Liam, Ruthie, and Lev drove down for the day and they were there to cheer on and support our racers!! It was so good to see them and get to spend a little time together. As spectators, I was able to enjoy them :) I got some good twin time in, filled with sweet questions and hand holding...love those two!!

After the race, Chris got a quick shower and then we drove home...it was a quick weekend but very fun filled! I'm so proud of my hubby and all that he continues to accomplish! He's a beast. And now, he's taking the rest of the year off from training in order to recoup and refocus, and to let him body rest a bit. It's been a long, intense year for him.





October 21, 2018

Weekly Recap

Hello there!

We had a pretty decent week on this end...nothing too exciting to report. We were able to have four casual dress days, since a lot of people were out of the office at a big national convention. So that was very nice! And our friend Nick was in town for the week, so Chris went to dinner with him one evening. Beyond that, it was work as usual.

The weekend, though, was fun! I had a Girls Trip with Nadene, Lori and Angie! It was so good to get away and hang out with the girls. Friday after work, we left around 6:00...we drove to Granbury, which is where Nadene's sweet parents live. They opened up their home to us for the night, and we had fun visiting with them and their three dogs before heading to bed. Saturday morning, they cooked us a delicious breakfast before we took off for Waco at 9:00.

We got to Waco around 10:30 or so, and had a great time! It was Silobration weekend at Magnolia Market, which means that in addition to the normal things there (food trucks, their big 2-story store, the bakery, and the big green quad for games), there were also two streets lined with unique vendor booths. There were also concerts both evenings, and live music during the day, too! As such a big weekend, there were TONS of people there!! The store was quite jammed, but the street with the vendors was a bit better. We enjoyed looking through everything and experiencing the whole event. Afterwards, we went for lunch at a cute little place, and then did Spice Village, which is a HUGE indoor store of anything and everything you can imagine. I found a very cozy cardigan there and an adorable baby gift.

Around 4:00, we stopped at Starbucks and then started our journey home. We got back around 7:30 and I met Chris for Mexican. It was a full day but so fun!! Glad I had that time with the girls.

Sunday was full of chores, like cleaning and laundry and grocery shopping. We are all set to start a new week!

The week ahead will be fairly busy. I have Book Club Monday evening; I'm getting my hair done Tuesday evening; Chris had board meetings Wednesday/Thursday; he has a work dinner Wednesday and Thursday evenings; and on Saturday, we will both head to Waco for Chris to compete in a half Ironman event! We are excited for that, as well the fact that our friends from Joplin, MO will be coming down to compete in the event as well! Looking very forward to it!

Hope you all have a great week ahead!