Monday, August 6, 2012

And That's a Wrap...

Hello Monday!

Another weekend has come and gone and August is in full swing! CRAZY!

I want to start off my saying thank you to all the ladies that I link up with at the bottom of this post. They are a HUGE part of why I started documenting my weekends through Instagram. Yes, I mostly share my fashion finds and chat about the latest trends, but this blog is also a place where I can document my life. It is my space that will be here as long as the internets are still alive and kicking. 

Ten years from now, I will look back and see all the memories that were made with my family, friends and you!  It's a place where my children can scroll though and look at what we did over the weekends, since they may not fully remember because of their young age.

So, thank YOU for reading my weekend recaps and being, in some shape or form, interested in my simple, but amazingly blessed life!

1. I wasn't sure that we packed enough for a 2-day trip to Ross's family ranch. I like to be prepared.

2. Landry was "Cruisin' Down the Street in Her 6-4". We always let the girls take turns driving down the red dirt road coming up to the camphouse. It's tradition to play Alan Jackson's "Daddy Let Me Drive" as they steer behind the wheel. It never gets old for them.

3. Landry and I being silly. Our future is definitely bright!

4. Flipping through my Ulta ad and saw this new OPI Fall Collection. It will be in stores August 8th. I want one of each!

5. And this is what the sister-in-law and I do late night in the country...Heidi, we need to practice our balance!

6. The only thing that can keep Logan still for more than five minutes...fishing. 

7. I finally painted my nails! I swear, I have been seriously slipping with the manis. I figured since fall is around the corner, I would sport the neon and glitter for one last time.

8. We hit Splashway water park for my niece's 1st birthday party.  We have the best of both world's when visiting the ranch...country life and a water park 5 miles down the road. 

9. The birthday girl, Claire Elizabeth, had her first taste of icing. I think she is a fan. Who needs cake when you can lick the good stuff?

10. How I ended Saturday...sitting on the pier, with a little fishing and drinking some summer brew. Life is GOOD!


11. Sunday's best. I will do a full outfit post on it this week.

12. Our other niece, Ellie Rayne, was baptized on Sunday. How does our family celebrate a baptism? We eat at an all-you-can-eat Mexican food buffet!

13. I busted out a few oldie, but goodies on our 2 hours drive home. These are all from my VERY YOUNG childhood days. Neil Diamond was my very first concert and my mom used to rock me to sleep to his albums...yes, I said ALBUMS!!

14. We got home and in a matter of five minutes, Landry, Sparkle Monkey, managed to create this mess. We don't call her our Texas Tornado for grins and giggles.

15. I wish you could scratch and sniff your computer screen right now! Nothing compares to the Cajun smell of shrimp boiling. I wonder if I can find a candle scent that burns this aroma? Thanks, Ross for a DEE-LISH dinner!


I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I would love to hear what you were up to as well.

P.S. Thanks for all the suggestions on my camera dilemma that I posted about Friday. I seriously have the BEST blog friends on the face of the Earth! I am going to start shopping around this week. 
Wish me luck!


Cheers to weekend recaps!

Don't forget about the Kiki La'Rue giveaway going on right now. Have you entered?


 
Today I am linking up with these ladies.
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42 comments:

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I love following your weekends on instagram!

Priscila@mommode said...
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Priscila@mommode said...

Looks like such a fun weekend! That shrimp looks amazing. Coming from #yolomondays!

Heather said...

This is too cute! You guys are so adorable in your star sunnies :)

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Annie said...

You are too cute! Love getting a glimpse of your weekend Shanna - looks like it was a blast :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Danavee said...

You have seen Neil in CONCERT???? I die. You are quite lucky.

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

You seriously have the best weekends, ever. I love that you share these, then I can live vicariously thru you ;)

Courtney said...

Do I spy Kenny Rogers and Christopher Cross???!! Be still my heart. Love the pic of your little girl fishing in cowboy boots, looks like y'all had a blast! I love seeing your weekends!

Morgan @ xoxo, me said...

Well your weekend certainly looks fun-filled! I love the picture of Landry "driving". It brings back memories of when my grandparents and parents would let me do that :) Your yellow dress and black necklace outfit looks ADORABLE!! I can't wait to see the full post! Have a happy Monday, love!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Looks like such a fun weekend lady!! Your nieces are adorable and I love your mani! I'm totally jealous of the water park. Summer is almost over and I have only been to the pool a handful of times...mega fail.

Xo,
Angela

Katie said...

i loved seeing all your instagram pics! i especially love the one of your daughter fishing!

Always Maylee said...

You seriously always look like you have so much fun every single weekend. Love that! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Jayme and Mendi said...

Looks like you had an action packed but super fun weekend! Funny that you mentioned Neil Diamond as your first concert. Kenny Rodgers was my first! :-) I used to have a crush on him!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Sandra said...

Splashway in Sheridan?? That's my old neck of the woods lol!

Landi {Freckled Confessions} said...

Okay seriously... yalls weekends always look right up my alley! I love that yall take fun, weekend trips as a family and spend time with the ones you love!! Your girls are lucky to have such a great family!! xoxo

still being [molly] said...

no shanna, thank YOU for linking up with us!!! i LOVE seeing your weekly recaps and i, too, LOVE what some of these linkups and instagram has done for "memories" and "digital scrapbooking" - looks like you guys had a great weekend <3

elizalouise.bell said...

cuuuute weekend! and by the comments you have fab weekend recaps!

xx
Liz

i couldn't help but wonder...

Chris said...

You always have the best plans on the weekends! I just love it and I wish my weekends were half as exciting as yours. Can't wait to see that yellow dress. Have a great week, friend!

Emily said...

I love all of your pictures. It is so fun to see your life and all of the things you and your family do.
Creamy

Juneli said...

Lovely snapshots! weekends pass by like that!! Oh, how I hate mondays!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Sami said...

Aw such a sweet shoutout up there! Glad you are taking more pictures, they are the best and I love seeing silly pictures of you are your sweet girlies! Looks like a great weekend with family! Thanks for linking up as always doll :)

Ashley K said...

Those polishes are pretty tempting! I'm going to do my best to resist them for now lol.

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

This ranch vacation visiting stuff needs to cease unless I am invited with 8 more pieces of luggage for just myself.

Caitlin C. said...

Looks like you had an amazing weekend... love seeing all the pictures. And those polishes are so pretty!

Makaila said...

now I need some shrimp! :D looks like a fab weekend girl, I can't wait for your yellow dress outfit post!

XO

jeands said...

whoa! that's a lot of packing you did. and that shrimp looks delicious, like I'm salivating just looking at the photo.

looking at all these photos, looks you guys had tons of fun.

enjoy your week.

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I need to hang out with you one weekend! You live it up each time!!

Amy



Fashion and Beauty Finds

two birds said...

you are a girl after my own packing heart! i always over pack!! and neil diamond, kenny rogers...i love it. my mom used to love neil diamond. i think she listened to him every day (yes, albums). i went to his concert with her once!

Style-Delights said...

fun fun pics! I am on instagram as @styledelights , may be we can connect there! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog
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Ruthie Hart said...

Seeing Landry with all those barbie toys brought back such good memories for me! Those were our bathtoys growing up (the plastic ones fro Mickey Ds) and we would always have beauty pageants :-). And that shrimp boil looks fantastic!!!! I am hoping my family does one more before the summer is over!

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

So cute! Love the instagram weekend recap! Makes me wish today was Friday and not Monday : )

xo
Venessa
http://www.everything-pretty.com/

Jamie said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! You're kiddies are so cute!

Jamie
Jewel My Heart Giveaway on Forever81

My-cliffnotes said...

Your weekend looks soo fun, and I LOVE that nail color, soo cute. I need to do my nails again stat.

xx

Lindsay said...

Looks like such a good weekend! I love that you let the girls "drive" down the road and the song choice is so sweet! I just love your little family!

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

ha girl, i pack the same way. i got away for one night and you'd think i was there for a week. i really need to work on planning out my outfits. or do i really?

Esther said...

I love all your photos! I'll need to remember to do that too! I love weekends and it would only make sense to document it.

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Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

You and the fam always have so much fun!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Such a fun weekend! So great that you get to go the ranch so often! Sounds like a great time! Love the yellow & black outfit, can't wait to see the post!

Lindsay said...

You have the best weekends Shanna! And I love what you said about the weekend updates. That's so true! I love that I will be able to look back on all of these memories. And oh I cannot wait to see that full outfit reveal. I already love, love, love it!

Kristin said...

Your weekend looked like so much FUN!! your whole family is just the CUTEST ever! I can't wait to see the rest of the outfit pics, you are like a ray of sunshine in that prettty dress girl!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Thank YOU for linking up and joining us :)

And I am convinced you are one of the best moms ever! You guys are always up to something fun!!

Dana @ five30three said...

A fun weekend as always! And this is exactly what a blog should be - a memory keepsake for you to look back on and laugh/cry/say "what the heck was I thinking?"

I hope your week has been great. I've been on a blogging hiatus but I'm back at my computer today. Can't wait to catch up on the rest of your week!

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