Wedding in Virginia!

Hey friends!! I hope you are having a great week so far!  My Monday was pretty good!  I like Mondays.. a new chance to start a new week on the right foot and I always like getting back into my routine.  I spend the first part of my Monday morning planning and organizing my calendar for the week.  I plan out my workouts, my walks with my pups, anything outside of work like a date night or a girls bachelor watching night, and make a to-do list with all the extras I hope to accomplish this week!  It always makes me happy having everything written down and knowing that I am prioritizing the things I write in my planner so I make sure they happen.  

After my week of training for my new jo in DC a couple weeks ago, I rented a car and drove to Virginia to meet up with my husband for his cousin’s wedding!!  We checked into our AirBnB on Friday afternoon and got ready for the rehearsal dinner.  

My husband, me, and my two brother in laws at the rehearsal dinner.

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The rehearsal dinner was amazing.  It was hosted at a beautiful country club and we had drinks outside prior to dinner!

The whole fam!

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Saturday morning the boys went to play golf.  I took advantage of the extra sleep time (!!!) and then went for a long walk at a park I found in town. 

Later that afternoon we got ready for the wedding!

Me and my sweet man.

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Us with our favorite cousin. 😉

Me and the boys.  🙂

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The whole fam again!! 

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He lovesssss wearing tuxedos! 🙂

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The bride and groom and the cousins!!

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The wedding was spectacular.  It was at this beautiful winery with the most amazing scenery.  The food was amazing, the drinks were incredible and the band was the best!!!  We had a live band at our wedding and I always look forward to weddings that have a band.  It is just SOOO much fun!!!

We headed out early Sunday morning to get back to San Antonio, but had the absolute best weekend catching up with our family and celebrating an amazing occasion!!!

Questions:

  1. Highlight of your weekend? 
  2. Are the kiddos in your city back to school yet?
  3. Any last minute summer trips coming up for you?

More Fun this Summer.. Concert and New Restaurant!

Hey friends!! As I am getting all my blogging posts organized this week, I totally forgot about one of the greatest weekends we had with our friends! We had tickets to see Josh Abbott Band out in New Braunfels (just outside of San Antonio).  

We decided to leave early so we could get dinner before at Muck & Fuss.  If fried green tomatoes are on the menu, my husband is getting them. 🙂  He said these were some of the best he’s ever had!

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I got a huge salad with shrimp and Jonny got a burger!

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The concert was at an outdoor amphitheater, which is our fav.

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Double date night with our besties!

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Came home to a cute little care package from my momma!  It’s the little things!

It has been so hot here in San Antonio so I have been testing out some frozen cocktails for fun.  This one had frozen mango, champagne and sweet vermouth.  It was tasty and super refreshing!!  

I’ll talk to you all soon! Have a great day!!

Questions:

  1. Favorite summer cocktail?
  2. Been to any concerts this summer?
  3. Do you like fried green tomatoes?

Life Lately!! Big Changes Around Here, Date Night, Sweetest Boy and More

Hi friends!! Happy Monday! Another week is here already.  Does anyone else feel like this year is just flying by?  I can’t believe it is already August!  I have written this post about 5 times, but keep having to update it because I haven’t gotten around to posting! So today is the day!

You may have noticed my lack of posting this past month.. not to say I am on regular blogging schedule these days, but my posts have definitely been more sporadic lately.  I’ve shared with some of you that I have been feeling extremely stressed with my job and that I felt a big lack of a work-life balance, which is really important to me.  My job was starting to affect my relationships with my friends and family, and my husband, and I was overall was not happy in my job anymore.  I am a firm believer in standing up for yourself and making a change when something isn’t right or doesn’t make you happy anymore.  I told my husband I needed a change, I put myself out there and put in my two weeks with my job.  I had a really great opportunity pop up with a new company and I said “this is It! I am done!”  Sometimes when you know, you know.  I just knew in my heart it was time for me to move on from this job as I knew nothing would change unless I took action to make a change.

So anyway, here we are.  I started my new job 2 weeks ago (it is in the same health field I was previously in, just with a new company) and traveled to DC for training the first week.  I am so excited for this opportunity.  I instantly connected with a few people at my new company and just knew it was the right choice.  I won’t have to travel much for my new job, just once in a while, but the best thing about my new job is that it is remote so I will be working from home.  This is a much better fit for my family as you all know we tend to move around a lot.  For now, we are staying put in San Antonio, but with my new flexibility, who knows how long we will be here. 🙂

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Last weekend Jon and I tried out a new-to-us restaurant in San Antonio.  We had reservations at Bliss.

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We were celebrating my new opportunity!  This is a really fun place for a date night.

We split the mussels for an appetizers and my husband got some fish dish.

I got a really yummy veggie dish that I forgot to document, but it was delicious!

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We grabbed a quick drink at a nearby outside bar then met up with my brother in law for some pool. 

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Love this guy!

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These two are doing just fine. 🙂

We got to watch my girlfriend’s little boy for the day a couple weeks ago and ohmygosh.  He is the cutest kid.  We took him swimming and out to eat and he spent the night with us.  After about an hour with him, Jon was like, “I am SO exhausted!” LOL.  He was nonstop.  He ran into our closet and put on Jon’s boots and goes, “I want to be Jon!”

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We took the pups on a walk in the morning and he really loved Riley.  He said, “Taylor, it is important to share and you have two doggies and I don’t have any so I think you should give me one….just one.  I’ll take Riley and you can keep the big one (Callie).”  LOL I could not stop laughing.  

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So much more to share with you guys this week!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead!!!

Questions:

  1. What is new in your world?
  2. Highlight of your weekend?
  3. Tried any new good restaurants lately?