If you are an Instagram friend of mine (@shannasaidso) then you might have already seen what went down in my life the past few days. It pretty much entailed family, a blate, family and more family.
Okay, I know, Halloween was over almost a week ago and doesn't have anything to do with the weekend, but I couldn't resist sharing this photo. This was right before we hit the streets for a few hundred Kit Kats, Skittles, Twizzlers and Snickers....and every other kind of candy known to man. We hit the candy jackpot...still not sure if that's a good thing.
I headed out on Friday morning with Logan and 100+ second graders for a field trip to Pioneer Farms. It went better than expected and I actually learned a few things myself...you know, about Pioneer stuff...washing clothes by hand, blacksmiths, no electricity, horse and buggies, outhouses and taking baths in the same water as you entire family. Anyone wish they grew up in those days? Don't raise your hands all at the same time!
Then we fulfilled our weekly Mexican food fix before I decided it was good idea to RSVP to a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese on a Friday night from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. I know, what in the world is wrong with me? I guess I am a kid at heart and even had a little fun by making myself an official Hip Hop Dancer club card. Be jealous. Very jealous.
Saturday I headed to my old college stomping grounds, San Marcos, Texas, to meet one of my favorite blog friends, Andrea. It was our very first blate and I was late. I felt horrible. I am never late and it is a HUGE pet peeve. Sorry, Andrea, next time I will be 15 minutes early! Promise. Anyway, she is exactly how I expected her to be, sweet, beautiful, laid back and easy to talk to. We chatted and laughed for a few hours; a bit about everything. I feel like we have been friends for years and I can't wait for a double date with our hubs. Another IRL friendship made through blogging.
After my blate, the fam and I headed to Ross's family ranch for opening weekend and to celebrate my MIL's birthday. Eight adults and five kids...lots of noise and mischief. Enough ruckus to make only two brave doe come out. They knew we were there. How could they not. Good times.
While the boys and Logan were off in their deer blinds, I walked down to the pond for a little Shanna time and to watch the sun set. I have about 20 more pictures on my phone. I was snap happy. I couldn't stop. The top left photo is actually a reflection of the clouds in the pond. I think I might end up framing this shot. I just can't capture these moments and find time to "reflect" in the city. It is always so refreshing and calming to sit and watch Nature do it's thing...alone with no noise or life's distractions.
Last, but certainly not least, the Texans pulled another win yesterday. I am not celebrating just yet, but I think we just might be Super Bowl bound this year. New Orleans, here we come! I heard rooms are already all booked up, anyone want to offer us a bed to crash in? If not, my Yukon is looking pretty good. Ross and I will find a way to make it happen...if it happens. And isn't my niece the cutest in her Texan gear?
So, what were you up to this weekend? Family? Friends? Or a little bit of both?
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