Monday, June 17, 2013

Winning Weekend

This weekend was about winning. Just look how I smoked my oldest daughter in our water slide race. Yes, I am competitive, even with an eight-year-old. I was the champion, broken toe and all. 

We spent Father's Day weekend at the "camp house" which is only four miles from Splashway in Sheridan, Texas. I have mentioned this water park before and it probably won't be the last. It's a place where my kids will make plenty of childhood memories. If you are in the Houston or even Austin area and have kids, I highly recommend loading up the car and heading there. The tickets are super reasonable, campsites are available, it's well staffed and they play the Cupid Shuffle. Water slides, waves pools, sunshine and line dancing; what else do you need during the summer?

After a full day at Splashway, we headed back to the camp house for some country living. Ross and I snuck away to the pond to do some quality husband/wife fishing, but that didn't last long...it never does. But, who could complain about this picture below? Daddy and daughter sitting on the pier with their fishing poles? Melt my heart.

My heart didn't stay soft for long. Remember the title of this post, "Winning Weekend" Well, when we all get together to fish, it becomes a slight major competition...even with kids involved. We talk smack about who's going to catch the first fish and if you don't catch one, well, you are a big loser. Don't judge my parenting tactics....really though, it's all in fun.(Go ahead and die at Landrys' mane in the picture below. God, I love that red headed Sparkle Monkey.)

Sunday was all about the dad's. It was such a blessing to be able to spend the day/weekend with my dad, Ross's dad and of course Ross for Father's Day. That doesn't roll around often. I love them all dearly and will never take for granted the time that we all get to spend together. It's a pretty cool package deal that my parents and Ross's parents are friends, live five miles from another and we get to spend times like these together.


Another win for the weekend was a style shoot in the ranch meadow. My sister-in-law came along to give Ross some photography/camera tips. I was a little nervous at first, you know, having someone else besides my kids and Ross watching me pose for blog pictures, but it was actually fun. Ross learned a few new camera tricks and she was able to capture some candid shots of Ross and I "in action". More of what I wore later this week.

Last, but definitely not least, my boys, the San Antonio Spurs, won game 5 last night. We are one game away from being the NBA champs. If you have been reading since last summer, you know how much passion I have for this team. It's almost obscene. Game 6 is Tuesday and if you follow me on any social media, get ready, because the pink, old school Spurs trucker hat is coming out to play. Danny Green, you are a machine and my new hero! Go Spurs Go! 

What sorts of wins did you take home this weekend? Was it a new outfit? A dinner? A sporting event? Go ahead and brag!

Linking up with Sami, Leeann, Molly & Carly.

Shanna

50 comments:

prettyanddelectable.com said...

What a fun weekend! That father/daughter fishing photo is adorable. We live just a mile or two from both of our parents and my sister... it's so nice to be close to family!

Rebekah Bradford said...

Oh that looks so fun! And I love the picture on the water slide. I know I love racing my sibs on water slides :)

Alice Warren said...

What a fun place to spend the weekend! I wished my parents did live an ocean away. The plus side is, I always have a home in Hawaii so I can't complain.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Susan Jeffries said...

What a great weekend! I love summer! We stopped by Old Navy Sunday afternoon and I scored a few sweaters for around $5 each. Yes, I hated to buy sweaters in the summer, but I could not pass them up! Check out their clearance racks! Fabulous finds! Be blessed! Susan

TaraMixandMatch said...

The waterpark looks like so much fun...I haven't been to one in ages!

FitTravelerAJ said...

Sounds like another fun weekend in the books for you and your crew! I can't wait to see the pictures that Ross took. You are so lucky to have an amazing hubby to take your pictures!

-AJ
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Amy Shaughnessy said...

Sounds like a great weekend! The water park looks like so much fun. I can't wait to take my boys to the one near us.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Hallie @ Life:Oceanside said...

ohh my gosh that water park looks like way to many kinds of fun, and I am so jealous of your family cabin weekend, totally reminds me of home!

Glad you guys had SUCH a great father's day weekend, I always love looking at your pictures!

Lauren said...

What a fantastic weekend! I haven't been to a water park in years! I just might have to plan a trip to one soon!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Looks like you had such a great time! Your suit is super cute!

Annie said...

What an AWESOME weekend Shanna...looks like you guys had a blast :) I haven't been to a waterpark in forever but it looks like so much fun!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

Gah I LOVE water parks!! What a fun weekend :-)

Always Maylee said...

You guys have the best weekends, seriously! I love a good water park.. except for wave pools, but that's a story for another day. Sparkle Monkey is SO freakin cute.. haha, love her hair! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Lisette said...

I wanna go to a water park! Looks like fun!

Alyssa said...

So fun! I loveddddd water parks as a kid–especially the slides!

Kayla Peveler said...

Caleb and I flipped when we saw him make that 3 pointer to break the record!! It was awesome.

Sounds like you had an amazing weekend, girly! I miss the waterpark!!

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

What a fun weekend! You never cease to amaze me with all you can fit into two days!! My win for the weekend...having the five of us healthy :)

Danavee said...

I love that your parents are friends and live close to each other! That is lucky!

Jenn @ WLB said...

Your weekend pictures are so great. I don't think I'll ever get over how cute your family is!
Jenn
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TheTinyHeart said...

Oh the water park looks like so much fun! I love the photo of all four of you together, so sweet :)

-Sharon
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Melissa said...

What a fun weekend Shanna! And what a beautiful family you have. :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

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Elle said...

Great pictures! It looks and sounds like you had so much fun!

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Rachel said...

You're never too old for water rides! I need to make a trip to the water place near my house this summer for sure!

Ashleigh said...

Your weekend sounds like it was awesome!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Sarah Tucker said...

Your family is just adorable! Sparkle Monkey's messy hair is that one picture kills me! And yayyaya Spurs! Woo hoo!

Makaila said...

Go Spurs!!!!!!! ;D

Helene said...

what a perfect father's day weekend! looks like such a blast- and now I want to go to a waterpark!

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Shelley said...

Love this post!! What a fun time!!

Rebecca said...

That water park looks like so much fun! It sounds like you had an awesome weekend. We had a birthday party this past Saturday. Our son Ethan is 5!! Makes me want to cry!!

Jill said...

Between the water slide, the lake, and camping...that looks like a fabulous weekend :) I'd like some more of that in my life!

Agnes Mayer said...

What a great weekend. Looks like so much fun. We had the best Father's Day dinner.

Agi:)

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Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

that water slide looks like so much fun and I would totally be competitive with anyone sliding down that thing...age doesn't matter!!
You're so luck to be able to spend Father's day with both sets of dad and your husband...I hope when my time comes we can do that too!!

Oh and I'm soooo rooting on the Spurs with you!!

Stesha Jordan said...

such a fun weekend, I was at a waterpark too!! glad you all had fun, and as a suns fan I am not into the spurs sorry miss!

xxS

Alissa Kelly said...

Seriously. Can I come live with you and the fam? You all have so much fun!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Worthington said...

Go Spurs! So exciting.

Love the camp house - have you done any previous posts on it?

And hope your poor broken toe is healing nicely. Get well soon!

XO

Brianne Bracco said...

Sooo much fun by the water this weekend!! I was contemplating going to the water park...but I think I am better off drinking and laying in our dog's kiddie pool..haha

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHA! That first paragraph is the best thing you've ever written! Haha OK maybe that's extreme but I am cracking up!

Glad you had a great family weekend. Thanks for linking up :)

Cece said...

It really sounds like a perfect weekend! That water park looks amazing. Fish are a little too stinky for me to touch...or eat LOL but the lake is beautiful. The weekend was a win for me because I got in so much family time.

Head to Toe Chic said...

That water park looks like a ton of fun!!!!! Such a great weekend with the fam!


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Just Another Shopaholic said...

What a fun weekend!! So jealous!

Allison said...

What sweet time with your family! I love that you are even competitive with your kids...that will totally be me. Haha. And I can't wait to see the pictures of you and your husband!!!

pearlsandpixels.com said...

What a fun weekend! That is great that you got to spend it with both sides of your family.

Lauren @ Style of One's Own said...

Looks like a pretty epic weekend! How fun. Make me want to visit my local water park stat, :)

Lauren
Style of One's Own

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

The very first photo of the slide race is my favorite, but I also love the family shots and the shot of Ross taking pics of you. I can't wait to see the pics of you guys frolicking later this week!

It's so great that your parents are friends. My parents have known MFD's parents for a long time, and they are comfortable together. It's great.

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

I miss going to water parks like that! We just opened one around here, but it makes me a little nervous...g- to the -hetto, if you know what I mean!

Another fabulous weekend :)

Rachel said...

Such a fun weekend! I love going to water parks. Way to go on beating your oldest kid! Mom deserves to win too! haha. Thanks for stopping by my blog by the way and sorry for not responding sooner! It totally made my day :)

Jamie said...

I love all re pictures of you guys having fun.

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