Weekend Recap 9.6.16… Friends in Town!

Happy Tuesday guys!  It sure does feel like a Monday, but I am glad it is already Tuesday.  I hope you all had a fun and relaxing Labor Day Weekend!  Ours was a definitely a weekend for the books!  

Friday night our friends from Cincinnati arrived in town and we went to a casual dinner at Yucatan, which I have been wanting to try for a while now.  I got a rice bowl with shrimp and it was really good.  Everyone loved their meals and we had a great time catching up with our friends.  After dinner, we had a lazy night at home just watching tv and playing catchphrase before calling it a night.  

Saturday morning the four of us grabbed a dog (we were watching two over the weekend) and headed out for a run.  It was entertaining and everyone we passed thought we were in a dog parade. 😉 After a quick change, we packed some drinks and snacks and headed out to the boat for a day of fun in the sun.  There was a lot of lounging…

And the boys all took a turn wakeboarding… 

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We met up with our friend/neighbor who has a boat on the same lake as us and had a blast just hanging out.  The weather was perfect and the water was super refreshing! 

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After a full day at the lake, we headed home to get ready for dinner.  We had reservations at a new-to-us restaurant called Amberjax.  It is a seafood restaurant in an area of town called Trinity Groves.  

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This is the only picture of our group that I had from the entire night… the food was just too darn good to take lots of pictures because we were busy eating.  

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I started with a house salad and added some of the ahi tuna from my husband’s appetizer, which hit the spot! 

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Then I had the Mahi Mahi and it was fantastic!!  SO tasty! It was topped with a pineapple salsa that was to die for!

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After dinner we went to Louie Louie’s Piano Bar for a bit before heading home.  

Sunday morning we all completed a workout (@MooreNutritious) before showering up and getting ready for Top Golf!   We always take our Dallas visitors to Top Golf because it is always a blast.. even if you are not good at golf! I may (or may not) have a decent golf stance, but don’t let that fool you, I am horrible.  I think I whiffed it about 10+ times.  I came for the mimosas, not the golf. 😉 

Luke teaching Mary how to swing.   She caught on so fast!

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Love this sweet friend of mine!

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I got this new dress from Forever 21 the other day and just love it.  It is lightweight and super comfortable and best of all, I think it was somewhere between $10-15!

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Love this guy! 

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After Top Golf, we headed to Truck Yard for a drink with our friends and neighbor.  

We had a fun time just chatting and listening to music.  After a couple hours, we headed home for taco night at our house then spent the rest of the night just hanging out on our rooftop playing games!  

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We had such an incredible weekend with our friends and are so grateful they came to visit.  Living far from family and friends can be really difficult sometimes, but we are very fortunate to have had a lot of visitors this year, which always makes me realize how lucky we are to have such amazing people in our life.  This week is a short one as we head out of town tomorrow for a wedding this coming weekend.  I am so excited to catch up with old friends and meet two of my friends babies that were born in the last year!  I hope to check in this week so I will see you soon!

Questions:

  1. What was the highlight of your Labor Day weekend?
  2. Do you have a Top Golf near you?  Ever played?
  3. Do you have any weddings to attend this fall?

Kate’s Bachelorette Party in Dallas Part 1

Hi guys!! Long time no talk!!  I am so sorry for my absence from the blog at the end of last week and beginning of this week.  My cousin, Kate, and her friends came into town last Thursday morning then it was go go go until they left Sunday.  I have been busy playing catch up these past couple days because I am leaving for the lakehouse in Georgia today.  My life is a little hectic and crazy right now, but I wouldn’t change anything about it.

I have got to fill you in on all the details of my cousin’s bachelorette party in Dallas this past weekend.  My sister, the maid of honor (my cousin’s friend) and I spent months organizing and planning this big event and it was even better than expected.  The boys/dogs got kicked out for the weekend and all the girls moved into my house.  It was so fun!!!  I have a lot to show you so this might take a couple days. 😉 

My sister and I spent so much time ordering and making decorations, signs, party favors, etc., but last week the real prep-work began!  My sister had the brilliant idea to make watermelon jello slices for the pool party we were having at her apartment on Friday.  It wasn’t too hard, but with all the extra gelatin to help the jello stick to the watermelon rind, they were a little rubbery.    

We planned to eat most meals at my house so we could save money all weekend.  Costco was a huge time saver with ready-to-eat sandwiches, quinoa salads, dips, etc., but I did prepare a couple salads too.  It was so nice to have so many meals ready to go when we were ready to eat.  

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My sister order these letter balloons to hang in the living room!  We got these bags (Etsy, I think) for all the girlies! 

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One of the many tables we set up before the girls arrived.

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Thursday morning, my sister and I went to pick up the girls from the airport.  They all flew from New York.  Our first stop was at Boot Barn so the bride and I could get some cowboy boots.  I can’t believe I haven’t had any for all these years!  I will show you my new pair later in this post.

After we went home and got the girls settled, we had a couple drinks, some lunch, and played a few games before heading over to Truck Yard for a drink and a fun atmosphere.  

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We continued our games at our table that used to be a car.  Yes, we were all sweating like pigs because Dallas is HOTTTT right now, but we didn’t care too much.  

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After awhile we headed back home, but not without a picture with the bride as the “I.” #dallasstrong

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How cute is this Instagram sign my sister made for the bride?? Isn’t she talented??

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The bride requested a photo booth so the maid of honor ordered this cute backdrop and tons of props, which made for so many fun pictures all weekend. 

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Thursday night was our “cowboy/country” theme night.  The maid of honor got us all tanks that said “bride squad” so we decided to pair those with our jeans/shorts and boots.  

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How cute is my cousin?

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We had margaritas and taco night at my house before another surprise!  Our limo arrived at 8pm to take us our to Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth for some line dancing!  We had a blast singing and dancing all the way there (and back). 

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A few of our boots!!  Mine are the second from the right with all the funky designs.  I LOVE them and want to wear them everywhere.  

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We didn’t get to ride the bull 😉 but we had a blast completing a bunch of “country/cowboy” themed dares throughout the night before it was time to head home and get some rest for more fun on Friday!  

I will be back tomorrow for Day 2 of the bachelorette party!!  Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow from Georgia!  

Questions:

  1. Do you know how to line dance?
  2. What did you do this past weekend?  
  3. Do you have any trips coming up?