Weekend Recap 6.14.16 Part 2

Hi! How are you all doing today?  I am doing really well especially since I have switched up my workout routine a bit.  On the days I work, I am usually up by 4:45am already so I have never bothered to wake up earlier to get in a workout.  I often just run after I get home (and after a couple hours of procrastination).  This has left me kinda dreading my runs because I am exhausted after such an early start to the day.  So last Friday I decided to run before work (hello, 4:00am alarm clock) and I loved it.  It was so nice to know that I had my afternoon and evening to myself to do whatever I wanted.  Don’t get me wrong, I have always been a morning exercise type of person, but more like a 6am class, not a 4am run.  Well I think I have begun to develop a new habit because I ran yesterday and today before work.  Yes, it is hard to pull myself out of bed at that hour, but I find my motivation in knowing I can relax/have more time to get things done after work.  I have a treadmill in my house so I just walk downstairs and get going (don’t worry, mom and dad, I will not run in the dark by myself). 😉 We will see if this habit sticks, but for now, I really am loving it.

Okay, now back to the rest of my weekend fun! 

Friday night after the surprise at the bar, we headed to another local bar, Knox Street Pub, for some music and dancing.  It was so much fun and we stayed up wayyyy too late, but it was so worth it! 

Saturday morning started with a quick run and a weight circuit before heading to Origin for a birthday brunch for my sister (we love to celebrate!) with her friends.  Ofcourse, we started with mimosas. 

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I got the brussel sprout salad with salmon (I get this every time we eat here… it is just THAT good).  

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The rest of Sunday was spent on our rooftop playing Cards Against Humanity and a few other card games.  It was a blast! 

We were watching these two pups this weekend and they both were obsessed with the same toy. 🙂 

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Sunday was spent getting things done around the house.  I love starting my week with an organized and clean house (as clean as it can get with 6 dogs who shed….). 

Every time I would lay on the couch and put my feet up, this sweet pup would lick my toes.  I am so ticklish and couldn’t stop laughing.  I know you guys wanted to see this picture. 😉  

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And her look alike, Jax, loved my husband.  When my husband would talk on the phone, he would literally just climb all over him until he paid her some attention.  

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This guy found his new favorite spot to sit… on my shoulder.  Sometimes I am not sure if he is a cat, a bird, or a dog.  He sure is funny though.  🙂 

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Sunday night was an early one for my 4am wake up call.  I will see you tomorrow before we are off on another long weekend adventure!  Have a great day!

Questions: 

  1. Are you a morning person?  Do you exercise before or after work?
  2. Do you like brunch? Or would you rather go out to dinner?
  3.  What is your favorite card game? 

Weekend Recap 6.13.16… Birthday Celebrations!

Good morning, guys! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  I am a little tired this morning after an early morning workout and lots of celebrating for my sister’s birthday this weekend.  We take birthdays pretty seriously over here. 😉 

Fortunately, I took quite a few pictures this weekend so I will fill you guys in on our fun weekend! 

My sister’s boyfriend set up a surprise dinner and night out for my sister.  My husband and I showed up to their apartment (she didn’t know we were coming) with some champagne and flowers and toasted to the birthday girl before heading downtown to dinner.  We had reservations at Dallas Fish Market, definitely a special occasion kind of place, but certainly one of our favorites! 

We made sure to snap a few pictures before heading in so we didn’t forget! 🙂 I wore my white dress that I actually wore to our rehearsal dinner last year, with the same nude wedges I wore as well. 🙂 

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Love these cuties! 

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They always give you a little appetizer taste of whatever they are making that day and a glass of champagne to cheers!  Cheers to the birthday girl!! 

The entire menu looked so good and I really had a hard time choosing what to get.  We started with the ahi tuna and a sushi roll (can’t remember the name).  They were both amazing! 

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I got the ahi tuna for me entree because I just can’t resist it when it is on the menu.  Those are mushrooms underneath… so so so good!  My sister got the swordfish and shared a few bites with me and it was probably the best swordfish I have ever tasted! 

The chef brought out a complementary dessert too! 

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We had such a blast at dinner, but little did my sister know, the night was far from over! 

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My sister’s boyfriend organized for all of my sister’s friends to be waiting at a nearby bar for us when we finished.  We casually strolled over to the bar and I don’t think my sister had a clue.  We went to The Joule, a fancy hotel downtown.  There is a speakeasy bar downstairs at the hotel called the Midnight Rambler.  

My sister was so surprised to see all of her friends downstairs at the bar waiting for her!  It was such a thoughtful idea by her boyfriend.  

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This bar is known for signature drinks so my sister suggested we get a champagne cocktail.  It was delicious.  My husband trying to play the piano…. 

To be continued…. 

Lots to do today so I will finish up the weekend recap tomorrow!! Have a wonderful day!

Questions:

  1. What did you do this weekend? 
  2. Do you like surprises? 
  3. Did you have any amazing meals this weekend? 

 

Weekend Recap 5.23.16 Part 2

Hi guys! I hope your day is going well so far!  Today is my Friday this week (hallelujah) so I am pretty happy about that!  Tomorrow, we head to Georgia! 

Yesterday’s post got rather lengthy so I decided to post the rest of the weekend recap today so here we go! 

Friday night we went to Remedy for dinner.  I got the beet and grapefruit salad with grilled salmon.  It was delicious!! My husband doesn’t love this restaurant because the portions are pretty small, but I don’t mind! 

My bestie, Rachael, and I at dinner! 

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After dinner we met up with my sister, her boyfriend, and some friends at Henderson Tap House for a $1 glass of wine for ladies night! 

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After a drink, we decided to head over to Deep Ellum.  It is a really unique part of town not too far from where we were so we all hopped in an Uber.  Not sure how I ended up in the back with 3 boys… 

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We went to a couple different bars and had a blast dancing  listening to the live music.  

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My two best friends!

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Saturday morning we woke up bright and early for a boat day.  My husband brought his drone and got a lot of really cool pictures and videos of the boys wakeboarding.  He programmed the drone to follow us while the boys took turns on the wakeboard and tube.  So neat! 

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Please note the pirate flag that my husband hung on our boat… we got it as a souvenir on the Pirate Ship in the Caymen Islands.  That will not be staying on the boat for long. 😉

Time always seems to go by so quickly when we are on the boat.   After about 4 or 5 hours, we headed back to the marina.

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Saturday night we had dinner at our house.  We grilled salmon, zucchini and corn on the cob.  My sister also made us some fruity shots to celebrate the birthday girl.  Rachael, were you making a wish in this picture? 😉

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Saturday night we surprised Rachael with Jason Aldean concert tickets!!  He is so good in concert so we just couldn’t miss it!  My husband has seen him at least 6 or 7 times.  

The whole gang.

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We had a blast just dancing and singing all night. 

A Thousand Horses and Thomas Rhett opened for Jason Aldean and they were both great too!

Sunday was very low key with a long walk with the pups, a few naps, and some murder show watching.  Isn’t Cooper the cutest in the baby swing? 

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I took this screen shot yesterday of my snapchat because I thought it was so funny that Rachael (from the above pictures) was under “Best Friends” in my snapchat friends.  I guess I snapchat her a lot?  Have you guys ever seen this category?  If you want to see more of my life, feel free to follow me on SnapChat.  Username: tefrancy  Name: Taylor Francy

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That wraps up our fun weekend!! So happy I got to spend so much time with my best friend!  We always have a blast together and I can’t wait for our next reunion!! 

Questions:

  1. Do you use SnapChat?
  2. What was the last concert you went to?
  3. What is your favorite type of music? 

 

Weekend Recap 5.23.16… Rachael visits & a day full of doggies

Good morning!  How was your weekend?  Too short as always?  I could have used an extra day, but hey, this week is a short one for me because we are heading to the lake for a family reunion over the long weekend.  

Let’s back up to Friday.  My best friend, Rachael, came into town really late on Thursday night.  Friday morning I headed to the gym bright and early then came home to get ready for brunch with my sister and the pups.  We went to a new restaurant called Eureka and sat on the patio.  

These two prefer their mommas’ laps.  🙂

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We ordered some cocktails to start along with roasted brussel sprouts, which were to die for! I got the kale salad and the other girls got the tacos and we all loved our dishes! 

After brunch, we headed to Mutts, a local dog park with a bar attached to it.  (Such a great concept!)  The pups ran and ran and ran.  My friend Rachael even brought her pup to Dallas for the weekend (she is my best friend from high school in Nashville where I grew up).  As you can see, Riley is in his happy place… chewing on a stick (his favorite).  

And just in case the pups hadn’t had enough activity already, we headed to the Katy Trail Ice House to enjoy the beautiful weather for the afternoon.  There were lots of doggies there and great people watching. 🙂

With my favorite girlies! 

This little girl came up to us and just started chatting away.  She loved all 4 pups we had with us.  She asked if she could walk Riley and just walked him around the picnic tables and sat with him until she had to leave.  When she was about to leave she asked if I had a penny.  I said, “sure, but why do you need a penny?”  She said, “so I can buy a puppy.” I said, “what puppy do you want to buy?” And she said, “THAT one” and pointed to Riley.  I said “that is so sweet, but you cannot buy my puppy! LOL”  Kids are the cutest!! 

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We hung out for a few hours before heading to my sister’s apartment to hang out on their rooftop patio.  Ahh life is good! 

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The pups finally started to get a little tired. 😉

Callie loves Rachael and loves to give her lots of kisses!

I’m the favorite…. because I have the treats! 

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This post is getting a little long so I will finish up the weekend recap in tomorrow’s post!  Have a great week! 

Questions

  1. What did you do this weekend?
  2. Do you have any plans for Memorial Day weekend?
  3. Is your dog (s) a fan of the dog park? 

 

Weekend Recap 2.22.16

Hi there!! Good morning and happy Tuesday to ya!  I hope you all had a nice weekend and are getting back into the swing of things.  The reason for my lack of a post yesterday was because my blog is acting funky.  I’m not sure what is wrong but only a few photos are uploading and I’m still trying to figure out what is wrong.  I have a few photos for you, but hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with the rest from our fun weekend!! 

Guys, meet Doug.  We are watching him right now and I am in love.

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He is the sweetest pup and is so well-behaved. 

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He’s just a big teddy bear! 

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He loves all our stuffed animals. 

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Lounging on the roof with my favorite pillow girl. 

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On the way to the dog park one of the many times this weekend.  

Sunday morning cuddles with the pups.

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Sorry to keep it short today, I am working hard to figure out why the rest of my pictures won’t upload to the blog. 😦 Might be time for a new computer.

Have a wonderful Tuesday and I’ll see you tomorrow! 

Questions:

  1. What did you do this past weekend? 
  2. What kind of computer do you use?
  3. What is one thing you are looking forward to today?