Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wedding Weekend

This past weekend Mic was in a wedding for one of his childhood friends.
My in-laws are close with the family as well, which meant I had no babysitter option for X.
Yes, I know he is almost 3yo and I should have a babysitter backup, but I don't.
I have a few people that have offered their kids and such, but I thankfully have been lucky enough to just have him stay with my in-laws. 
And on some days even one of my parents have driven down (1 1/2 hours) to watch him :)
We are spoiled!
Anyways, back to my weekend recap.
So since the whole fam was attending the wedding, X had to join me.
To say I was nervous of how he would act inside the church would be an understatement.
I was seriously sweating buckets!
On top of getting him and myself ready without Mic around he is sporting a lovely Fall cold :(
He easily could have taken a 3-4 hour nap on Saturday, but we didn't have time for that!
I actually had to wake him and immediately move him into the bath tub.
He was seriously half asleep!
Thankfully, bath time went pretty quick and without too much screaming.
He was dressed and ready to leave for the church in 15 minutes!
That might be a new record! lol!
We arrived and sat towards the back since I wasn't sure if we were going to have to make a run for it.
He showed me a side of him I had never seen before...he sat through most of the ceremony right next to me without saying much at all!
He started getting a bit restless towards the end and decided to walk in and out of the pews behind us.
He still was super quiet! 
Thank you God for showing me my child can do this!
He was the best wedding date I could have asked for (other than Mic) :)


I took this moments after my FIL threw his bird seed unintentionally all down the back of the brides dress!

After the ceremony we had some time to kill before the reception so we stopped by Mickey D's for some chicken nuggets.
I probably would have bought him a new toy for how good he was at the church, but he requested chicken nuggets ;)

X sat through dinner pretty well, but then wanted to move around and see daddy.
He had fun running around on the dance floor, dancing with Mic, and eating way too much cake!
Mic walked into the reception while "I wear my sunglasses at night" was playing.

You would never know this kid was sick with how much fun he was having!

We had a good time and actually made it home for X's bedtime!

Here's to hoping I see more of that child that was in the church :)




Monday, September 29, 2014

September Favorite Things Party + A Giveaway

Linking up today with Erika and Andrea for September's Favorite Things Party!


I love candles.
I especially love the ones that Bath & Body Works sells in the Fall.
The flavor or food ones are definitely my favorites.
I picked up the Pumpkin Pecan Waffle candle a month or so ago and oh my word is it delicious does it smell wonderful!
It seriously fills my house with a yummy scent!
I love scattering candles all over my house - bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.
And these mini candles are perfect for that!
They are only $4.50 a piece or 3 for $10 right now!

Can you tell I have a thing for all things pumpkin? :)


Are you a fan of Bath & Body Works candles?
What are your favorite scents?

And don't forget to enter to win $$$!!! :)
morganmegan | heather | karissa
terin | tawnya | mar | maegen
lauren | katie | kate | vanessa
amy | karli | libby | caroline



Friday, September 26, 2014

Favorites on Friday

So in case you don't follow me on Instagram, Mic and I just returned from a long weekend trip to Texas.
Austin to be specific.
It was awesome!!!
Each day was filled with fun from morning to night thanks to our good friend Tim :)
He was an amazing host!
Since my time back in Ohio has been brief and uneventful I figured my Friday Five would be all about the great state of Texas :)

Linking up with a couple farm friends and some Texans as well!

Momfessionals
Erika/Narci/Andrea


We ate A LOT!
For some reason when Mic and I travel anywhere we have to try new food, or places we have heard a lot about, or have seen on TV.
I honestly think all three of us ate our weight in food each day.
I still feel stuffed!
We had our first taste of Chuy's and In-N-Out Burger. Enjoyed some huge breakfast tacos from Juan In A Million. As well as had our first trip to a speakeasy - Midnight Cowboy. If you decide to try it out, make sure you get the Lawn Tennis Cooler if available.
You won't be sorry :)

No flash photos were allowed so this is the best I could get of this yummy concoction.


 The Salt Lick BBQ was a place Mic and I have talking about for quite awhile now, so that was first on the list of places to eat.
It.Did.Not.Disappoint.
I am not a huge fan of sauce, and it sure didn't need it!
You could taste the wood flavor in the meat, the cole slaw was excellent, and the atmosphere was just perfect.
Oh yeah, and you can bring in your own beer and alcohol to enjoy with your meal.


Yes, the guys brought a small bottle of Jameson with them.


 When we first arrived to Austin I was a bit shocked to not see things I grew up knowing to be Texas. On our drive to The Salt Lick and Circuit of Americas I was able to see some real Texas Ranches.
The gates on these suckers seriously had to cost more than the house that was on that land!
They were enormous!
I don't know why I found this so fascinating, but I did.
As we drove along the roads I couldn't help but think I would come across Riggins, Street, or any other character from the show Friday Night Lights.


 The San Antonio Riverwalk was even better than I imagined it would be!
It was seriously beautiful walking along the river and checking out all the restaurants.
We stopped at The Esquire Tavern for an appetizer and ended our evening with dinner right along the water at Casa Rio.


 My view while eating at Casa Rio.

Made a pit stop at the Alamo while in SA. No photos were allowed inside.


The final evening of our trip we were lucky enough to go to a taping of Austin City Limits.
Who was the artist you ask?
Just a guy who goes by the name Eric Church!!!!
To say that I was excited would be an understatement.
Tim hooked us up and we were able to attend the meet and greet as well.
I guess Eric wasn't feeling well, so it went rather quickly (What's your name? Shake hands. Take 3 photos with my arm around Eric. Done)
Honestly, I think I was in la la land the whole time.
He then put on an amazing show! (I believe it airs November 15th)
Since it was a live taping you couldn't take any pictures or video.
And I don't have the photos of me standing with him yet.
However, I will leave you with this hilarious pic of Mic standing with Eric that Tim was able to quickly snap.
Seriously...who makes that face? Especially while having your picture taken with Eric Church! Only my husband!


Mic and I standing on the floor of the Moody Theater waiting for Eric to come out and play.

All in all it really was a great time!
Thank you so much to Tim for thinking of everything and again being a wonderful host.
I can't wait to return!
Only thing I would change would be that the "cooler" weather they were having (90 and humid vs the 100's from a week prior) would be a bit cooler for this Ohio girl :)

I leave you with some extra photos from out time in Texas.
 I knew I was in the right place when Austin's baggage claim welcomed me with with these fun guitars.
Saw a little bit of the Le Mans race at Circuit of Americas.
 Hung out with the local Browns Backers in Austin to watch the game on Sunday. We lost :( But I enjoyed a local cider beer at least.

 S'mores Pancake. Yes please :)
I loved this chalkboard and the saying on it.
Couldn't help but take a pic of it.
 I will always be a Colt McCoy fan even though he isn't on the Browns anymore. He is just a stand up guy.
This was a retired jersey in a co-op store on campus.
I was definitely in the right bar!
This Cleveland girl with a love for The Christmas Story felt right at home :)
 Outside of Tim's building.
State Capitol Building
The 12 year old girl inside me could not stop laughing at the fact the Texas airports called all the Restrooms "Toilets".
Honestly made my day seeing these signs :)


How was your week?
Do you go to concerts often? 
What was the first one you attended?



Thursday, September 25, 2014

#xvsdailylife2014 Week 37

 Day 260 ~ Getting some practice in!
#nexttigerorrory

 Day 261 ~ Love my new scarf from Nordstrom!

 Day 262 ~ "Hide mommy hide!" Love him!

 Day 263 ~ Texas bound!

 Day 264 ~ Breakfast tacos! When in Rome, or at least Austin :)

 Day 265 ~ Love this view!
#SanAntonio #Riverwalk

Day 266 ~ Almost time for some Eric Church! 




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