Monday, September 17, 2012

Weekend Recap!

Howdy Hoooo! So yes I realize I did not post but only two days last week! Forgive me as I did not plan out my blog week, as I should have, and couldn't find the time or motivation to write! Ooops! I'll try to do better this week!

Be prepared for photo overload! We had a pretty productive and full weekend! Well kinda sorta. More like a full Saturday and a productive Sunday! Friday evening, I made the hubby's favorite meal {meatloaf, in case you didn't know or wanted to know}, we relaxed a bit and then headed to bed at a decent hour in preparation for Saturday!

My step-sister-in-law, her hubby, and my nephew and niece live in Northern VA. They actually live a stones throw from George Mason {which I find pretty cool since I went there for two years of my college career}. Anywho, my niece's 4th Birthday party was Saturday and considering we've never been able to make it to one of her birthdays, the hubby and I decided to go! To drive this in a day is possible but spending 6 hours in the car {if not more because you NEVER know how traffic will be} is not my cup of tea, nor the hubby's, and nor my in-laws... so we flew!

I may have also failed to tell y'all that my step-father-in-law {we will call him B} is a pilot. He pilots a personal jet for a doctor who travels constantly, between here, NOVA, NYC, and any other place he wants to go! "B" also has his own personal Comanche plane that used to belong to his father, it holds some serious sentimental value, and it comes in handy when "B" and "A" {my mother-in-law} take day, overnight, or weekend trips. Considering Saturday was a day trip and the plane sits 4, we were in luck!

The Birthday Party was at the Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon! What a unique place! It's home to the last working farm in Fairfax county AND has a public equestrian facility. There are animals everywhere, from sheep to pigs, to goats, to roosters, to peacocks, to cows and so on and so on! They also have an on site carousal for the kids to ride! My favorite part was the equestrian facility. As many of you know I used to ride horses and I miss it, a lot! Being in the barn and smelling the familiar smells of hay, leather, horses, and yes... poo... all brought back some amazing memories of my younger years! What I would give to get back in the saddle again. Why I ever stopped riding, I will never understand, I guess I just got "too cool" for it and thought boys and cheerleading were more important.

I'm pretty sure my niece had the best birthday ever, not to mention she got some pretty awesome gifts! Annnnnnd the one we gave her seemed to be one of her favorites! It was a Puppy Spa, a little furry stuffed dog {that she named, Maria} that came with brushes and combs, bows and jewels, a necklace and crown and a few other little things! She carried it around with her the majority of the day and I'm quite ticked I didn't get a picture of her with it!

After flying back home Saturday evening we literally spent a few hours cuddling with Baby Reef and then hit the sack! I'm pretty sure I turned out the light before 10:30! I mean we did get up at 6 a.m.... we were beat!

Yesterday, the hubs got up and went surfing while I slept in a few extra hours. Once I woke up though I was ready to roll! One of the most productive Sunday's I have had in some time! I did a TON of laundry, ironed, started AND completed a Pinterest craft, meal planned for this week, went to the grocery store, folded all of the laundry, picked up around the house, decorated a bit more for Fall, watched my Skins lose {Thanks Morgan... you need an attitude adjustment!} and finally worked on the blog! Listing it all out, doesn't seem to be that much, but I was on the move ALL day! SN: The hubby did vacuum for me... I wasn't doing ALL the work!

None the less, here is my photo dump of the weekend! Enjoy!!!! 

Our ride for the day! 
 Private Jets at Dulles! This wasn't even half of them! 
Kinda scary! 
The Birthday Princess!!!
Frying Pan Farm! 


Wilbur's Cousins! 
Our new little friend! 

If only I could have opened that stall! 
Nostalgic! A barn used to be my home away from home! 
My Pinterest Craft! A Book of all of our Wedding Day Cards! 
I'm kind of in love with it! 
Love my baby boy! 

Hope y'all had fabulous weekends as well!!! Wishing you lots of love for a great week ahead!!!



  1. Aww Mason, yayyyyy Go Patriots! :) Sounds like a great weekend, and your dog is the freaking cutest! :)

    Happy Monday!

  2. A daytrip flight, how fun is that?! I love horses and riding too. I remember I stopped because during one of my lessons the ring was just way over crowded and a horse got loose. Pretty dangerous, so my mom pulled me but there arent that many places in Chicago so I never went back! I still love riding though!
    And I'm kind of in love with your card book too, it looks adorable.

  3. That book is a really neat idea! And I used to ride too, it's been a while since I have and I def still miss it every now and then. Glad y'all had a fun weekend! :)

  4. When I saw that airplane photo on IG, I thought to this girl CRAZY for getting in this thing!?!? No way! No how for me! I can barely fly on a big plane! Looks like a fun weekend...High five for the PInterest project!

  5. You are such a jetsetter! Love your photo overload. I want to jump on a horse and ride away sometimes, horseback riding lessons were on my fall list but it ain't gonna happen--so cool you used to ride! The birthday princess is a doll. Great job on your pinterest project! Love it!