Monday, September 15, 2014


We had such a lovely weekend! Fall finally arrived in Texas {woo hoo, 75* temperatures for the highs!}. I was really sad to see it go, but I'm leaving it behind feeling refreshed and relaxed, which is what weekends are for, right?

Linking up with Biana and Meghan today. 

My boss noticed how hard we worked last week and how we busted our rears all. week. long. last week, so she told us we could leave early. It was so nice! I picked up Walker early, we came home and took a nap together. It was such a great way to kick off the weekend! 

My brother-in-law's girlfriend came over to hang out with us since my brother-in-law was dove hunting. We had so much fun! Brandon made us a homemade pizza for Friday Pizza Night; we had a few drinks; and just enjoyed catching up! We love her. 

We firmly believe Walker is going through a growth spurt and is teething, so he was fighting sleep Friday night and Saturday morning. We were all up really early, boo. But, we all took a 1.5-hour family nap Saturday morning, which was amazing! 

I spent the day cleaning, going to the grocery store, getting gas in my car, etc. It was a typical chore day! Walker and I took another 1.5-hour nap together Saturday afternoon. Loving that this sweet boy likes naps like his mama, because his daddy is not a napper! 

Once Walker was in bed for the night, Brandon and I had dinner {grilled chicken, couscous and sautéed spinach, if you're wondering} and then sat out on the patio together. Like I said, fall finally graced us with its presence, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous! Brandon lit the chiminea and poured us a glass of wine, and we just enjoyed talking to each other and enjoying the cool, refreshing air. 

Walker slept from 7 p.m.-7:30 a.m.! Ahhhhhh-mazing!!! {I'm telling you, growth spurt. Usually he's up and at 'em at 6 a.m. But, I'm thankful for the extra 1.5 hours of sleep!} 

We went to church, where we finished our study of Revelation. It was such a good study and has me itching for more. However, our pastor is coming back from his three months of sabbatical, and we are so excited to have him back! 

Walker wore his first pair of loafers to church this morning, so of course I had to take a picture. That, and I was finally able to wear something other than a sun dress to church, so that had to be documented, as well. ;)

This was the best picture I could get of his precious loafers: in the car seat as we're literally walking out the door. He is a wiggle worm! 

We came home from church, had leftovers and then Walker and I took another nap! {Four! Four naps! From my non-napper, this was amazing. I love cuddling up to and sleeping next to this precious baby. I know there will be a time when he will look at me with disgust, so I relish in these times with him.}

An hour and a half later, we watched the Cowboys game with Brandon and were lazy bums. 

I took Walker on a little walk around the neighborhood last night to enjoy the cool air, and I think everyone had the same idea. It felt like Small Town USA: people were out exercising; families were walking with kids, followed toddlers on tricycles; pushed babies in strollers; and walked dogs; and everyone was so happy, waving "hello" to each other and stopping for little conversations. There's just something about fall after a long, hot, sweltering Texas summer. Everyone gets a renewed sense of energy and excitement knowing fall is in the air and cool, crisp air is finally here. If there's one thing I love about living in Texas is not only fall here, but the friendliness. 

I hope y'all have a wonderful week!


  1. I am insanely jealous of the multiple naps you took this weekend. My little guy refused naps all weekend unless I was holding him. Glad you had a relaxing weekend with your boys!

  2. Nice work on all the naps!! That's awesome. Sounds like a fun weekend! Loving that it's finally fall here too - although it's in the 60s here already!

  3. It's so nice when all of your hard work is recognized! :) Your son is absolutely adorable!! Those loafers??? LOVE.


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