Monday, September 29, 2014


Happy Monday! I'm linking up with Biana and Meghan today. 

We had such a great weekend! I'm so sad it's over! We spent some great family time together before the craziness of October starts. It was just what we needed after a really long, stressful workweek. 

We got some great news on Brandon's job front that has me really excited for the future! We celebrated over some homemade tamales and homemade salsa from a lady at his work, and Brandon made me my favorite skinny margarita. We caught up on some shows from the week and watched "Neighbors," which was actually pretty hilarious. 

Walker slept in until 7 a.m.! {Anyone who says BabyWise is a joke, I have to tell you, it's really nice having a baby who sleeps from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. I hated it at first, but we are definitely seeing the benefits now and are loving them!} 

After a cup of coffee, we played around in our bed. Oliver and Walker are best buddies, obviously! 

While Walker took his morning cat nap {no pun intended}, Brandon and I did a "shake down" of the house and got everything picked up and cleaned up. Then, we decided to make a trip to Trader Joe's

Clearly Walker was excited for his first trip to food heaven! 

Since we were in the area, we decided to have lunch at Houston's. I hadn't eaten there since probably high school, and it definitely wasn't the Houston's I remember! I had an excellent crab cake salad with champagne vinaigrette {seriously, I know I will crave that thing in the coming days} and Brandon had "the best French Dip he's ever had." And of course we had to get the always-yummy spinach dip! 

On our way home, we stopped to get our wedding rings cleaned. I didn't realize how disgusting mine was until they brought it back out to me! 

I made a pit stop to our local grocery store for a few things I couldn't get at Trader Joe's, and then we came home and I took a good little nap with Walker before going to get my hair trimmed. 

When I got home from my hair appointment, I noticed Brandon and Walker were outside. I peeked out there, and Brandon had Walker in this swing! Walker's school told me he loves this swing and actually cries every time they have to take him out and go back inside. I mentioned it to Brandon, who immediately ordered it {to my surprise}. And it's true; Walker does love that thing and we have spent many an hour in that thing since Saturday evening! 

After Walker went to bed, Brandon and I made one of our favorite meals: salmon, sautéed squash and wild rice. We just follow The Pioneer Woman's salmon recipe and I finish it off with the juice of half a lemon and a sprinkle of dill {or fresh dill, if you have it on hand}. 

Brandon made some chocolate chip cookies and we watched our Baylor Bears defeat Iowa State before calling it a night a few minutes into the third quarter. #yepweareold 

We went to church, where Walker was moved up to the "crawlers" nursery! He wasn't quite sure what to do at first and some tears set in, poor thing. Once we got settled in the sanctuary, Brandon went back in to peek in on him and he was absolutely fine. That made me feel so much better! 

We came home and both were hit with the organizing bug! Is fall cleaning a thing like spring cleaning? Anyway, we both cleaned out our closet and got rid of a ton of stuff - from clothes to shoes to jewelry and purses for me. We put some stuff in the attic, did some laundry and then I laid down with Walker for a short nap. 

After some swinging and playing, Walker was acting sleepy, so I laid him down to see if he really was tired. I guess he was, because we had to wake him up after an hour and a half! During his nap, I was able to clean the bathrooms, organize the medicine cabinet, fold a load of laundry and make a homemade lasagna to bake tonight for supper! 

We had an easy supper {yep, I cooked two meals last night...whew!}; I took a long, hot bath; and we watched the Cowboys game. 

I hope y'all had a great weekend, too, and have a wonderful week!!! 

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