Monday, January 27, 2014

Weekend Rewind

Holy cow…wait a second…is this right??  Am I actually posting on a Monday, for once?  And about something other than strictly babe updates?  I should probably go check my temperature to make sure that I am not running a fever, because this hasn't happened in a verrrrrrry long time!  And it's not like this weekend contained any life shattering events or anything out of the ordinary, but sometimes those are the ones that I like the best.  Just spending some quality time with the two main men in my life and doing things as a family…Here's what went down over in this neck of the woods:

Friday afternoon Aaron came straight home once he landed after being gone for work all week.  We hit the open road around 3:30 to head North about 45 minutes to attend my Dad and Brother's cattle sale.  Wait, what??  You probably think that I sound like a total hick when I say we all went to a cattle sale…and it's just like you would think…one by one, each cow or heifer is herded into a pen, the auctioneer starts the bidding, people place their bids and the highest bid "wins" the cow.  Now, how exciting can that really be, you are probably wondering.  Well, when out of the 120 cows and heifers sold, the average selling price was $6,500, it actually is pretty interesting!  There were cows selling for $19,000-$20,000 a piece.  It made for quite an adrenaline rush.  Especially knowing how hard my Dad and little Brother work to get them to that point.  This was just the first one of the six sales they have all year, but every one is just as fun.
This kid sat through the entire 2 hour sale.  He loved every single minute.  
We followed up the sale by getting a steak dinner with my entire family (Mom, Dad, Sister and her husband, Brother and his girlfriend, both sets of my grandparents, and a few of my uncles and aunts.)  It was a great time watching everyone else have a few too many beers and cocktails in celebration, while I sipped on my water…Oh well.  We didn't get home until after midnight, so that meant that little man slept in until about 10:00 on Saturday morning!  That right there was worth the late night ;)

Saturday, after everyone came to life, even though I was up and at 'em by 6:30 because of my highly active bladder, I spent the majority of the day cleaning.  Which seems to be a never ending process around here.  I actually question why I clean every week, or every other week, when I know that a tiny little tornado is just following right behind me, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.  I can only imagine what it will be like when there are two of them!  EEEEKKK!!

Saturday night we headed to church, where we ended a week long fast…but don't worry, I didn't fast any food, I just chose to fast my social media of Instagram and Facebook.  Sooooo, if you were wondering where I was all week, that would be where…It really made me clear my mind and realize all of the stuff I could accomplish by not crowding my free time with that.  Now, I am back, but I made a promise to myself that I will definitely limit my time to spend more time with Madden.  Which is who I think was suffering the most from my obsession!  Anyway, after church, the three of us headed to my fave mexican restaurant (remember my love for spicy food?)  Oh yeah, this girl and the babe ate chips and salsa, a cheese enchilada and a beef soft taco until I couldn't eat another bite.  And let me tell you, I felt like a bloated chicken afterwards.

Speaking of bloated, I had told Aaron that I felt bloated all day because I thought I was retaining water from too much salty food the night before and not enough water…but he just laughed and said, "no, you are just finally starting to pop…like any 18 week pregnant lady should be!"  But, as a woman, I knew that the baby "bump" was more than just baby…so I drank water like it was my job yesterday and seriously, look at the difference.  Picture on the left is from Saturday night before church (this was even pre-mexican indulgence) and picture on the right is from this morning.  You be the judge…
Sunday morning we all slept in, before Aaron and I hit up a spin class at one of our gyms, while Madden played in the child center.  Let me tell you…I thought I was in shape, but I haven't done a spin class in a couple years and woooooweeeee!!!  That class kicked my butt!!  It was a lot of fun, but I am definitely feeling the burn today!

After spin, we grabbed lunch at our favorite Greek place, before heading home.  Where I proceeded to bake all afternoon.  Like two different batches of cookies, and a pan of cookie bars.  Trust me.  I sent them all with Aaron to work this morning because I CANNOT have that stuff within smelling reach or I will devour each and every single one.  #truth.

Sunday night was laid back with some Grammy's, while the boys played legos.  Madden was in bed by 7:45, we were in bed immediately after that, watched a quick episode of Breaking Bad, then called it a night by 8:45…But not before Aaron got to experience the best moment of the weekend…he got to feel the babe kick…and not just any old butterfly flutters, these were hard core soccer kicks y'all.  I've been feeling this for a few weeks, but for him to feel them, just made my weekend.  It was fantastic.

Anyway, we are back at it today.  Below zero temps today, after being 48 degrees yesterday.  Story of our lives around here.  Is it spring yet??

Until next time...


  1. I totally get the whole cattle thing... Lol! Good ol' country folks! ;) Sounds like a great weekend! That is so awesome that Aaron got to feel the little one!! <3

  2. I constantly clean too and wonder why I even do it! It's a mess 10 seconds later!
    Sounds like a great weekend, especially themexican food, hahaha. Also- love the social media fast! I need to give it a go bc I've been way too obsessed lately!

  3. You look so fit and fabulous!! You are going to be the most beautiful pregnant woman ever!! xoxo

  4. Sounds like you had such a lovely weekend. Oh and pregnancy suits you, I hope I look half as good as this one day when I'm pregnant.

    Mel's Corner

  5. Haha your 'bump' is cute - be it mainly bloat or not! This sounds like a lovely weekend :)


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