Monday, September 27, 2010

D-Town and back down

We had such a great weekend! On Friday, I took a mental health day from school. Teachers, we all know this doesnt't really exist, but we need it! I feel like everyone needs just a day to clear your mind and feel like you're breaking the law by being out in public with the real world! I actually ran into a parent of a former student and seriously felt like I was! The life of a teacher......

Mark and I left Friday during the day to head up to Dallas for a busy weekend. We stayed with his sister, who just had a baby a month ago and visited with them until Saturday morning. We had such a great time hanging out and playing with baby E! Newborn babies are such a blessing and I absolutely love seeing Mark with babies. He loves them for about as long as he can stand and then passes them off to me. Bless his heart! :) He really likes them a lot better when they can talk. HA!

We left Saturday morning to head up to McKinney for a wedding that night. In the meantime, we got to see some of my absolute favorites! We met up with Shelby, her hubs and youngest son and Syd at The Pantry for lunch. It's always a good time with the girls formerly known as Zadows! I can't wait to meet Syd's sweet baby boy (who we all know will look just like Joe)...he will be arriving soon! Shelbs is one of my favorite things I found at A&M. Seriously, how can two people meet in Aerobic Walking and become like family??? I don't know, but I'm glad it happened! We also went fabric shopping at a store I have heard about for years. Seriously, if you don't want to buy fabric, don't go in there with Shelby! We came out with a bag fullllll of fabric and Mark's head spinning. He never knew what hit him. ;) Poor guy, he definitely needed a nap and that's exactly what he got!

After traveling so much, we both realize that you have to make time for yourself on these weekends or you feel so exhausted when you get back instead of rested after the weekend. We went to check in our hotel and completely lounged around until it was time to get dressed for the wedding that night. I was more than happy to see TU lose and do absolutely nothing until I had to get dressed. Amen.

The wedding was at 7 and we had an absolute blast! I loved all the little country details that some people might not have noticed but being a small town girl, I definitely did. Any wedding where the bride and groom dance to Dolly Parton is a wedding I want to attend! I seriously love Dolly and all people who share my love for her as well! The Cotton Mill was the perfect location and we really had a great time with great friends as always. We hit the road on Sunday to watch our poor Texans lose to the Cowboys and have gumbo with my parents.

All in all, it was a great weekend! Hope you had a good one!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

It's all about the game!

Football season is in full swing people! For some of us, this is a good thing. For others, not so good. :)

I definitely know people who feel like football consumes the life of their significant other for waaaaayyyy too many months of the year, and for that, they are bitter. Not me! I get so excited for football season to start every year. I especially feel the love for my Texas Aggies. I have been to other stadiums but I definitely feel like the tradition just bring Kyle Field to life. Just like the picture says.....there's a spirit....can ne'er be's the spirit of Aggieland!
Mark loves Aggie football more than anything...including me at times. ;) I'm kidding but the boy does love our school and our team. Things are great when they win anddddddd he needs blood pressure medication if they don't. :) It's crazy to think that somehow in this universe, we found each other....both Aggies, both in Houston, both from Southeast Texas. It's strange to think about at times. Regardless, I'm glad he drags me to the games with him!

Also, our Texans are off to a great start this season! Our friends the Guillens are the most hard core Texans fans I have ever met. They so graciously offered to take me to a game this year and we watched them take out the Colts. Great game people! Please note the eye things.....indication that they are hard core...there was no option of whether or not I was wearing them. haha. Mr. Gavin loves the Texans as well and asked the entire game where Andre was....his favorite player! :)
Their seats are right next to the owner's box so sitting next to the owner as well as Clay Walker made for a great game! Thanks Guillens! You guys are very special to me!
Until next time!