Happy Thanksgiving week! I don't know about you, but this girl is ready for some turkey, green bean casserole, corn pudding and of course a couple of pieces of pumpkin pie. Bring it.
Hope everyone enjoyed the last weekend before the holiday hustle and bustle officially begin. I know I took full advantage of it, so much so, that I am starting my weekend recap with Thursday.
A few girlfriends and I headed to the annual Junior League of Austin, A Christmas Affair. Think shopping, shopping and more shopping with cocktails. We go every year for Girls Night Out. If you live in the Austin area, make sure to put this on your list of things to do next year. And yes, I did bring those cups home with me and was the only purchase I made for myself, however, I really wanted that pony.
After shopping, sipping cocktails and hitting up some sushi for dinner, I persuaded my friends to go to the Austin City Limits Moody Theater to see if we could weasel our way into the Willie Nelson concert. I am still not quite sure how we managed to get in for FREE, but I wasn't going to ask any questions. We didn't get to see the entire show, but made it for 6-7 of his songs. We felt like teenage girls sneaking into a R rated movie, so giddy and giggly. We thought we were invincible enough to make it backstage after the show. I mean, we were on a roll. The cards were in our favor, right? Nope. We got DENIED. Oh, well, it never hurts to try, right? I must say, this is one night I will never forget and still smiling about it today.
Friday was pretty low key. My all-time favorite movie, Footloose was on CMT. I never pass up a chance relive the days when all I wanted to be in life was Ariel Moore and wear those red boots. And Ren McCormack, I mean, they just don't make 'em like that anymore.
I gave the oil cleansing method that I talked about Friday a whirl. I must say, it was AWESOME. My face never felt so soft and clean. I never in my life thought I would put something on my face that helps people use the restroom. Kinda gross, but I am willing to try anything these days. I'll keep y'all posted on results.
My mom and dad came into town to visit which equals FREE babysitter. So, you bet your boots, we were going to take full advantage of a date night. We went with some of our best friends for sushi. That would be sushi twice for me in one week. No complaints. If you live in the north part of Austin, Tarkara Sushi is one you have to visit. I am a sushi snob, and only like a handful of places around town. This one definitely gets my vote.
We love to country dance, but don't get the chance very often. Wild West opened recently and is another one to hit up if you live in North Austin. They have some live music lined up too. Just to name a few: Wade Bowen, Roger Creager, Randy Rogers and Kevin Fowler. It was a great crowd, big dance floor and they played a little Baby Got Back. Any venue that plays this classic will get my business in the future. So.much.fun!
And with all that dancing, we worked up a little bit of an appetite. I mean, sushi only sticks with you for so long. Anyone care to guess where we went and what I ate? I know, it looks like a hot, nasty mess. You have to trust me when I say, it's the best, after a night out, drive thru on the face of the planet.
The best part of the weekend was being able to spend the day with my parents on their 45th wedding anniversary. Those that know my my mom and dad, know what an example they are when it comes to making marriage last. Their dedication to and admiration for one another is what every couple should strive for. They have been a solid foundation in my life and am so blessed to have two parents that wholeheartedly love one another and will continue doing so for eternity. They are the most down to earth and genuine people you will ever meet and I am proud to call them Mom and Dad. I love you both!!
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P.S. Make sure to come back tomorrow because the biggest group giveaway in this blog's history is happening bright and early. You won't believe all the prizes! Christmas is definitely coming early around these parts!
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