Monday, July 23, 2012

Life Lately - Weekend Edition

It's Monday and you know what that means...weekend recap time. We were running crazy and packed in a million things into two short days, but I am not complaining. It was another picture worthy weekend spent with family and old friends. 

I love doing these posts each week because as I write and upload my photos, I am reminded, yet again, how lucky and blessed I am to have a close and loving family, strong core of friends and pretty darn amazing life in general.

So, this is what went on in our little bubble over the weekend.

Logan starting the weekend off Friday evening with some fishing at Ross's family ranch. This girl will hook her own line, cast it out and reel in the fish all by her lonesome. She definitely takes after her dad and does it well.

She woke up early Saturday morning and caught this 5 lb. bass in her PJs. She wants to mount it and hang it in her room. Can you say die hard?

 Then we have the other one who doesn't have much patience for fishing yet, but is all about going on the hunt for turkey feathers. She insisted this be her hair accessory for the day.

Saturday night we headed to Houston for a high school friend's wedding shower. It was great catching up with so many people that we haven't seen in awhile. It's always a good time when you get Alvin folks together for a party. 

Except when you have to listen to the guys bitch and moan about their bean bag position in Corn Hole. I am more of a washer kind of girl, but ended up playing along with the boys. Ross and I took a few teams out and are the reigning corn hole champs at the shower. Have you ever played this before?

Thanks to my blogging BFF, Angela, for the inspiration to knot my maxi dress. I wore this to the shower and some several guests looked at me kind of funny, but I like the twist and plan on doing it more often. Have you ever knotted one of your maxi skirts or dresses?

After the shower and a few margaritas, I needed a late night snack. So, this was the night's winner. Between four of us, we finished off this bag in no time flat. I will warn you, the corners of your mouth will be raw after eating them, but it's oh, so worth it. These chips go down in the books! Thank you, once again, Target.

We ended Saturday with a friendly not so nice, game of Battle of the Sexes. Talk about a waking up the neighbors with arguments. Holy heck! The boys were worse than the girls and the questions we had to answer were beyond unfair.  How am I supposed to know who Rocky Balboa fought in the first match of the Rocky movie? Seriously? Really though, this is such a fun game and I actually learned a thing or two.

Then came Sunday Funday. There is a fun little water park down the road from Ross's family ranch called Splashway. If you live in the Houston area and have a family, this is a great place to camp or go for the weekend. Nothing like the sun, water slides and a lazy river to wrap up the weekend.

 So, how was your weekend? Did it involve any fishing, showers, competitive games or pool time? Whatever it entailed, I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did. 

Cheers to a great week! Make it count!

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You guys always have the best weekends. I want to be in your family because you guys are fun!!

And I need to do the maxi knot because I'm SO short and never buy them. I'm too lazy to get them hemmed - dumb, I know.

Thanks for linking up with us :)

Annie said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend Shanna! Love the fishing me some corn hole, and your maxi looks too cute tied like that :)

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Karen said...

Looks like fun. Your girls are so cute!

Danavee said...

That feather in the hair. And her pose. She is hilarious.

Cornhole is awesome.

I fully intend on tying my maxi next time I wear it.......strange looks or not.

Andrea said...

What a great weekend! Your girls are so cute!

Courtney said...

Looks like a super fun weekend! Cannot believe she caught that big ole' fish, wow!

Alyssa @ Sweet Shangrila said...

I love the knot! Maxis always drag on the ground for me so that's the perfect solution. Looks like such a fun weekend! Your daughters are adorable!

Sarah said...

Girl, your weekend has me exhausted! It looks like a blast though! Major props to your girl, you would have never caught me that close to a fish at that age!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Looks like such a fun weekend!!! So glad you knotted your maxi, it's the way to go! I'm definitely in love with corn hole...but not when playing against my patents because they win every time!


TheTinyHeart said...

Your girls are adorable! I've seen a bunch of people knot their maxis so hopefully it will catch on and the general population won't think it's nuts :)

The Tiny Heart

Ashlyn | Let It Be Beautiful said...

looks like a wonderful weekend per the usual. your little family is adorable! i spent my weekend working, bummer! & love the you tied your maxi dress!

happy monday bs!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Love the knotted maxi! People sometimes look at me strange for my outfits. Maybe because I look too dressed up sometimes. Whatever! It's fun to me.


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Always Maylee said...

Seems like you had an awesome weekend! Love all the games! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

still being [molly] said...

HOLY MOLY! she caught a 5lb bass in her pjs? i've only ever caught ONE fish and it was a guppy. :( so pathetic. LOL!! sounds like an awesome weekend, girl. thanks for linking uP!!

pretty little things said...

great photos! looks like you had a great weekend!
And I've knotted my maxi dresses too!

DSR said...

Looks like another busy but fun weekend. Cute idea to knot your skirt!

Unknown said...

Reminds me of fishing when I was a little girl!

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

What great photos!! Your weekend sounds perfect! Love your little one’s turkey feather accessory! haha.. too cute!! And I love me a good game of corn hole :)

I’m starting preparation to move homes, so I went to an antique flea market this weekend which was amazing - I was inspired by so many pieces and trying to figure out how i want to decorate the new place!

xo Julia,

Scribble-N-Dash said...

Looks like such a fun weekend... I love corn hole LOL {My future sister-in-law & I are extremely good at this game somehow, always makes the boys mad LOL} & Battle of the Sexes is a game that just asks to end in just that, a battle lol!

Happy Monday :)

<3 Melissa

Blue Dog Belle said...

Looks like a great weekend :)

Laura said...

seriously can't handle how kick butt your daughters are. 5 pounder in her PJs? My boyfriend is majorly impressed. Give her a high five for us!

Jamie said...

I've never thought to knot my maxi dresses but now I want to try it - especially because I always find myself stepping (aka tripping) on them! haha

love the lace shorts in the last post too!
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Unknown said...

Such cute pictures!
That fish is huge, lol

Morgan said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend! Your kids are adorable! Have a great week!

Ashley K said...

Your daughter is so brave holding that fish! No way could I ever do that they freak me out ;) Your so right those chips are so tasty!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great weekend to me! We too spent some time at the water park here. Next time I visit family in Houston though, I think we'll have to put that one on our list of things to do :) I love me a good water park.
I am also loving the tie in your maxi. I never would have thought - but most of them are too long for me. This is perfect! :)
Have a happy week!

Sugarr2518 said...

It looks like you had lots planned for the weekend! That fish is sure big, holy cow! Whenever I go fishing, I usually catch 1 or 2 lbers! I love bean bag toss! This is a staple for when we go camping:)

dreaming en francais said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend! Also very impressive of your daughter to not only have caught that huge fish (in PJs no less) but to stomach holding it -- braver than me, that's for sure!

Rach said...

The Battle of the Sexes game is so hard, haha! But it's a lot of fun! :)

Alisa Marie said...

Great post - sounds like you had a fun weekend! I love that you tied the bottom of your Maxi dress, I'm def gonna need to try that! Also want to try those chips, I love it when a food hurts your mouth, but yet you still can't stop eating it!

The Pretty Pinhead said...

I just found your blog via the Weekend Update! I'm your newest follower. Great blog :)

Looks like a great weekend! I miss living by lakes and fishing all of the time!

The Pretty Pinhead

Chris said...

Seriously I love your weekends and I love how daring your Logan is! She's like my hero. AND I need to try those chips. I'm nervous that I'll get addicted! p.s. you and your hubby are so stinkin' cute!

Kimberlee said...

lmao bean bag toss games get out of hand quickly!!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Ross has a family ranch like the show Dallas? So why the hell am I not living there with my wardrobe and fancy cars?

My-cliffnotes said...

We played Battle of the Sexes too on Sat!!! Love it

keepingupwithkristen said...

I'm such a sucker for salt and vinegar chips..they're my weakness for sure! I love reading about your girls...your descriptions of them always crack me up!

Oh and cornhole is a big hit in my neck of the woods, too. Such a fun, summer game!

Have a great week : )

Marionberry Style said...

Wow. You make my weekends look boring! Great photos and cute are your kids?!
Just found your blog :)
XO - Marion

Unknown said...

Dang girl, you really did have a jam packed weekend! It looks like so much fun though. Your little girls crack me up with the fishing and the turkey feather. They must be so much fun to have around all the time :) Also, I LOVE cornhole. I'm not all that great at it, but it's a good time. I'm glad to hear you and Ross won!

CC said...

Sounds like great fun. Your girls are too adorable (that feather cracks me up!) Love the knotted maxi skirt. I did it earlier this week and got some weird looks myself. ;)

Anonymous said...

it looks like you had so much fun! those girls are so cute, great blog :)