Monday, September 21, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up

Happy Monday! 

....well as happy as it can get for a Monday :)

Just remember...

Hang in there. 

This weekend actually kicked off on Thursday night when a group of us went to see the one and only Garth Brooks in concert! He is performing SEVEN shows over the weekend in Dallas and so we jumped in our boots and headed out to the opening show. 

Now I have been to many country concerts in my life, and I will have to say this one makes top three. No doubt about it. He sang all of his old classics and it was just one big ole party. Top three moments for me, personally:

1. The whole AAC singing 'Unanswered Prayers' a capella (had some serious chills)
2. The Trisha Yearwood segment (Kristie and I made a mad dash from the bathroom for this one)
3. Friends in Low Places (...duh)

He has a 'day off' on Monday, but if you can find you some tickets for Tuesday - it'll be worth your while. I promise!

Friday morning Jeff and I took off work and headed down to Beaumont for the weekend. Now, as I'm sure you know by know, Blue Bell has implemented phase 1 production - which includes the surrounding Houston areas (NOT Dallas). SO - J and I did our research and realized that we drive through a couple of counties that have Blue Bell. We then did the righteous and noble gesture of packing a cooler with dry ice packs and stopping on the way to bring the ultimate surprise to my parents. (Okay okay....there was a little self-interest in there, too....)

I may have teared up. Okay no I really did. It was the first thing I saw when I walked in. And what a glorious sight it was. This girl LOVES her some Blue Bell. you not pack ice cream in your Kroger parking lot?

Char and I normally drive straight this was an adventure for him!

I took this when we unpacked the cooler. I personally think they should use this on their website. This is the epitome of pure joy. 

Later that night, after the three helpings of ice cream settled, the four of us loaded up and headed out to play putt-putt. Yes, you read that correctly. My mom reeeeeeally wanted to play, so we appeased her and did just that! I will say, we all had some really good laughs :)

The signs told us where the "fun photo spots" were. So we did what we were told. :)

And these were just a couple shots of us trying to get mom's ball out from under the bridge. Susie and bridges don't mix when it comes to putt-putt. Hiiiiilarious.

...then we rewarded our 36 HOLES with Blue Bell and Iron Man 3 :)

Saturday morning we ate something other than ice cream, mom and I did some damage in Hobby Lobby while the boys watched football, and then went for a little family swim!

While most dogs fetch like normal, we have to have multiple balls because Charlie must keep one in his mouth at all times. 

Best buddies :) 

The world's happiest pup! 

 My new favorite picture.

After more lounging and sports watching ( much football/baseball/golf happening this weekend), dad and I donned our aprons to make a new dish: eggplant involtini. 

If you've been around here long enough, you know that a) I love to cook/bake, and b) I get that love from my parents. Every time I go home I spend some quality time with the parentals in the kitchen! 

 This dish was deeeeeelicious. I brought an eggplant back home with me and will definitely be making this again tonight! OH, and when you have a themed dinner (Italian), Susan makes sure you have a themed table setting :)

My parents are just the bees' knees. 

Then our counter took on its usual three-carton-look and we ended the night with a wild game of scrabble. Wild meaning Jeffrey made up rules as he went and my mom was so delirious she couldn't talk she was laughing so hard. Good times.

Sunday morning after church we had a big southern Sunday lunch and headed back north. Always a good weekend at home. I just sincerely love hanging out with my parents. God blessed me with some amazing ones. :) 

Countless bowls later and we're still not over it. 

And Blue Bell really needs to hire me for social media purposes. 

Have a fantastic Monday everyone! 

Until next time,

Linking up here and here


  1. Sounds like the perfect weekend home to me! During our family gatherings we always down bowls and bowls of ice cream too! :)

  2. I've been dying to get my hands on some Blue Bell since I heard about it coming back out. It's still not anywhere around central Texas either and it's making my heart hurt a little. So glad that you were able to get some!!

  3. How fun to see garth in concert! I feel like that would be one of the greatest concerts ever!

  4. I'm so jealous that you've actually been able to find cookies and cream in a half gallon! I live in Houston, and still haven't been able to find it! We saw Garth when he was in Houston, and it was seriously one of the best shows I've ever seen in my life! So glad you got to see him in Dallas!

  5. Mini golf with your parents looked fun and your pool looks really refreshing! Really loving your ice cream adventure. Thanks for linking up this week!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle