Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day Weekend

Happy Labor Day! We have done a whole bunch of not laboring today, and I've loved every single minute of it! 

It was not what I'd call a fabulous day, so when my office let us go at 3:30 p.m., I was out the door like a bolt of lightening. I came home, sat in bed and bawled to Brandon until I didn't think I could cry anymore. Then, after a snack of Cheez-Its {the pregnant lady's glass of wine}, we ran to Kroger to rent a Rug Doctor to clean our carpets. Because nothing says "I need to de-stress" like cleaning the carpets in your bedrooms. And then getting a car wash. And then doing laundry. 

Brandon kept his promise and we watched "The Big Wedding" while we waited for our carpets to dry. It was cute, but I wouldn't watch it again. Glad we waited for it to come out on On-Demand. 

It was amazing to wake up to College GameDay on ESPN! Even though it was a sweltering 103*, it still felt like fall as I downed my Cap'n Crunch and watched the announcers predict the winners of the day. 

To prepare for Baylor's game, I made Brandon grab down our "Sic 'Em, Bears!" football door hanger my cousin Alex made for me. {Here's her website; she's based in Houston and now has a store!} 

I think it brought us good luck, because Baylor beat Wofford {who?!} 69-3. Go Bears!

We spent the rest of the day getting a few things done around the house! 

My brother came up from Waco to hang out with us, since he had Labor Day off, too. We went to church, where our pastor preached for the first time since July. Oh, how we have missed him! His sweet wife, Andrea, has been diagnosed with lymphoma, and our church is giving him three months off to take care of his family, hence why he hasn't preached in a while! You can read more about the Smiths here; they are truly finding joy in the journey. 

After church, we went to Red Hot & Blue for lunch. Y'all, that food is good. I could have a meal just of their potato salad and sweet tea! Which, speaking of sweet tea, this is how they serve it to you: 

...everything's bigger in Texas. 

Sunday afternoon, we all lazed around the house and enjoyed doing absolutely nothing. I even got crazy and had Brandon make me a "mocktail"using my friend Liz's recipe: 

-White Grape Juice
-Perrier Sparkling Water
-Splash of Lime 

If I closed my eyes really tight, I could swear it was white wine sangria. ;) 

We woke up to some much-needed rain in North Texas, which was the perfect excuse for us to laze around even more. Brandon and Oliver just sat at the window and watched it rain while my brother slept in. I love these boys! 

This afternoon, I started cooking a meal to take to our pastor and his family: chicken spaghetti, marinated green beans, rolls and angel salad. YUM, if I do say so myself! I even took a note from A Gal and Her Dog and doubled the chicken spaghetti recipe and am freezing a tray for us to have once the baby gets here. It was some kind of work at the time, but I know we'll be thankful when we don't have to cook and/or eat out with a new baby! 

I hope you've had a relaxing, non-laborous Labor Day!

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