Happy Monday! Per usual, I'm linking up with Biana today.
We had a pretty lazy morning, but met Brandon at his office to let his co-workers meet Knox and have lunch with Brandon. It was a nice end-of-week treat!
Friday night, I made our favorite homemade meal of meatloaf, smashed potatoes and broccoli, and Brandon and I were super exciting and watched half of the "Dateline" special on JonBenét Ramsey before calling it an early night. My throat had started hurting and I knew that, sadly, I was starting to get sick.
I was up super early to catch a flight to Austin for my sweet friend Laura's wedding shower! I wasn't feeling great, but I rallied. ;) I flew Southwest Airlines for the very first time and I was super impressed with them; we'll definitely be flying them again soon!
Laura picked me up from the airport, then we went back to her apartment to have a cup of coffee and let her get dressed. Then, Laura, her mom, sister and I went to her precious shower at Patricia's Table.
Just as quickly as I got there, it was time for me to leave. Womp-womp. Laura's dad was so sweet to take me back to the airport. On the flight home, I forgot to check in so I was in Group B, and when I got on the plane, there were really only middle seats left. Two Southwest pilots flying home to Dallas asked if I needed a seat, so of course I said, "Yes!" I felt pretty safe on that flight, not going to lie! Ha!
By the time I got home, I had lost my voice and was coughing up a lung, so we had leftovers, watched some college football on the couch (where I was half in-and-out of sleep) and I went to bed early.
Thanks to NyQuil, I was able to sleep until about 6 a.m. But, I wasn't risking getting anyone else sick, so we stayed home from church. My grandparents were driving home from their house in New Mexico, so they stopped in to have lunch with us. We met them at P.F. Chang's and it was so good to see them and visit with them. (And I'm thankful for the restaurant's hot tea and soup!)
We watched the Cowboys game; I bit the bullet and decorated for fall; and we had stuffed bell peppers for supper. It was a pretty low-key weekend and I'm thankful for some great time spent with my sweet family!
I'm still pumping myself full of Sudafed, Mucinex DM and Tylenol and just praying I feel better soon. We have Walker's Meet the Teacher event today and I'd really like to go not sounding like a man. ;)
**Also, I can't let this post pass by without acknowledging the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. I will never, ever forget where I was and what I was doing at the very moment I heard the news that a plane had hit one of the Twin Towers. Just thinking about the horrific acts that people -- who had (and have) so much hatred in their hearts for America and everything we are -- committed on our soil still brings tears to my eyes. Sometimes I can't even believe it happened.
And last year, on our visit to NYC, we had the opportunity to visit the World Trade Center Memorial...and it took my breath away just standing in the same site where such tragedy had occurred the many years before. I pray that we never, never, ever forget 9/11, and I pray fervently for the families of those who lost loved ones in NYC at the Twin Towers; in Washington, D.C. at The Pentagon; and in that desolate field in Pennsylvania. #neverforget