Weekend Recap 10.14.18… Comedy Show at the Ryman, Going Away Party, Lots of Family Time, Packing, Grand Ole Opry, and Football!

Hey friends!!!!  I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!!! Mine was so full and so fun!  Before I get to my weekend recap, I just wanted to say thank you guys for all the love and support on this new journey of moving to San Antonio.  I have read all comments and messages and will get back to each of you all today! ❤ 

The movers came yesterday to pack up the whole house and they come today to move all the boxes and big items out of the house.  😦  I am so sad to leave this house that we have built so many memories in and that is so close to many of our friends and family.  It’s so crazy that it is all happening so fast. 

Our new house in San Antonio doesn’t have as many rooms as our house in Nashville so we decided to sell our set of leather couches and the chair and ottoman that matches so we didn’t have to do it in San Antonio.  The guy who bought them came over Friday to pick them up, but had to make a couple trips and we had to leave for dinner (and it was raining) so we put the couches on the covered front porch for him to pick up.  Riley was not happy about this at all.  He kept looking out the door and growling at the couches.  It was pretty funny.


Friday afternoon my mother-in-law arrived in town for the weekend.  Shortly after, my little brother and dad arrived at our house too.  We all had tickets to a show later (except my mother-in-law) so we made plans to have dinner together.  Every time my little brother comes over, he goes straight to this seat and Riley follows him and is sitting right next to him in no time.  It’s so precious. 


We went to Bricktops. As always, it did not disappoint.  My dad, brother, and me.



My mother-in-law, Cathy, and Jonny.


I got the ahi tuna and it was so yummy.  I get this dish often when we eat at Bricktops and it’s always delicious so it’s hard for me to pass it up.


After dinner my mother-in-law dropped the four of us off at the Ryman for the show.  Love this sweet boy. 


We are all obsessed with Jim Gaffigan.  He’s a comedian and he is one of the only few I know that is not vulgar.  He is family friendly and just genuinely hilarious.  My little brother has a lot of his routines memorized and he performs them for us and it is the cutest thing you have ever seen. You may remember, he did one for me when he came to visit me in the hospital.  The best way to cheer me up!  The show was awesome and I already can’t wait to see him again.  If you have Netflix, you should check out Jim Gaffigan. He has about 5 different shows on there and we have watched them all multiple times. 


On Saturday afternoon, a few of our friends and my parents hosted a going away party at our house (we just have a lot of entertaining space so it’s easier to have parties at our house).  How cute is this balloons sign?


And this table?!?!  They really outdid themselves. 


My bestie Rachael said that I had to promise to actually enjoy the party and let them deal with all the food and beverages.  After the party I told her that I have never eaten so much at one of the parties at our house because I am usually running around cleaning up and restocking food and getting people drinks, etc.  It was a really nice change. 🙂


Since it was a beautiful fall day, my husband pulled out the corn-hole for a few games in the front yard. 


After the “adults” left aka our parents, the “kids” aka us and all of our friends wanted to play beer pong.  The girls cuddled with the pups while the boys played. 🙂

Lissa, the dog whisperer.


I had to get in there too.  Callie is thinking, “Mom, when are all of these people going to get out of my house?”


Callie with the sneak attack kiss. 😉


Me and my besties.  I am really going to miss these two.  Can you spy Callie sneaking in the pic?


How cute are these hand-made Texas shaped cookies my mom made?  We made sure everyone left with at least one. 🙂


After all our guests left, Jon, his mom, and I headed to Amerigos for a quick bite to eat before our late Saturday night plans.  I got the portabella mushroom salad with salmon and it was amazing. 


Then we headed out to the Grand Ole Opry for the 9:30 show.  My mother-in-law had been wanting to go so we thought this was the perfect time to fit it in before we move. 


If you’ve never been to the Opry, I highly recommend it.  It is actually broadcast live as a radio show so we heard the live commercial breaks and announcers letting us know when to clap.  It was pretty cool. 


If you watch the show “Nashville,” you know who this is!!! Deacon aka Charles.  He actually can sing in real life.  🙂


We saw a couple familiar faces, but the rest were country music legends and we recognized quite a few songs. 


Can you guess who this is?


If you guessed Trace Atkins, you are correct!!  He always puts on a good show.


Sunday morning, Riley helped me pack a few suitcases full of clothes so that the movers wouldn’t pack them.  We are living at my dad’s house for a week or two before we head to San Antonio so we need a few things! Riley always hops in my suitcase when I am packing.  I told him not to worry… he gets to come on this “trip.”


Jon insisted that I try to fit into my suitcase… with Riley.  We didn’t fit, but it was pretty close.  Jon tried to zip us up and that was where the game ended. 😉


On Sunday afternoon, my bestie, Lissa and I, headed to the Titans game to meet up with my husband and his little brother (from Big Brothers Big Sisters…. and yes, he had to tell him we are moving and it was sad :(.  Thankfully we were able to go into the my husband’s company suite so we didn’t have to sit out in the rain.  I mean… I like football, but not that much. 🙂


Lissa and me at the game!! They lost, but we still had a great time. 


In bed early on Sunday night because we were wiped out from this eventful weekend.  One of the last few weekends in Nashville and it was just perfect!!  We are just so blessed to have so much support from our friends and family.  We are really going to miss them.


  1. What was the highlight of your weekend?
  2. Do you like football?  If so, what team do you root for?
  3. Favorite fall/pumpkin flavored food or drink?

4 thoughts on “Weekend Recap 10.14.18… Comedy Show at the Ryman, Going Away Party, Lots of Family Time, Packing, Grand Ole Opry, and Football!

  1. Oh my goodness- this move is happenin’ quick!

    That picture of your brother and Riley is adorable!

    That ahi tuna looks perfect. I loveeee going to comedies- I’ll have to check out the Netflix shows! I love that he’s not vulgar too- it really is hard to come by clean comedians.

    WOW— that table with that food could be in Better Home and Gardens. Just beautiful and so festive.

    Awww Callie— hahah. That looks like that is exactly what she’s thinking! What a personality that pup has.

    Ahhhh Deacon!!! How cool!!! What a fun time- and the titans game?!? Y’all didn’t miss a beat of the weekend! Thanks for sharing 🙂


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