Monday, June 28, 2010

Weekend Update

I don’t have anything exciting to write about and no pictures, but it was a great weekend! 

Saturday started early, as D and I (mostly D) prepared breakfast for my friend’s Erin and Laura.  The menu consisted of D’s amazing Migas and yummy orange cinnamon rolls with a side of HEB  San Antonio Blend coffee.  Delicious!  The girls arrived around 9 and were greeted by a very enthusiastic Daisy and Bruiser.  Poor babies, they went crazy!  We have not had anyone over to our home in the 9 months we’ve been in Houston, so they went berserk.  After the dogs were wrangled outside, we all sat down and stuffed ourselves.  Have I mentioned I have an amazing husband who woke up at 7 am on a Saturday to cook my friends and I breakfast.  After we were filled to the gills we headed out for some shopping.  Erin knows all the great places to find a deal so we headed to Marshall’s/Home Goods in the River Oaks area of Houston.  I believe angels began singing when we walked through the door.  Ya’ll there was so much wonderful home décor.  I was in Heaven and have found my new Christmas shopping headquarters.  Next, we stopped at TJ Maxx (yes, we are fashionistas and proud of it – so are our husbands).  I found a cute bathing suit for $20.  Let me say that again, bathing suit. $20.  It was just as cute and well made as my incredibly expensive Dillard’s purchase.  That made my day.  Finally, we ended our journey at The Guild Shop.  Ya’ll, if you are crafty and talented like Erin, or the Nester, or Pink and Polka Dot, or Centsational, or Thrifty Décor Chick and you live in Houston, make your way to the Guild Shop.  So many incredible finds that I know you crafty types can make beautiful.  Let me know if you’ve found something there and transformed it.

As we shopped our hubbies and the kids hung out at Laura’s house.  Laura hung out with them for a while that afternoon and what an experience.  There were 3 boys under the age of 2 and a sweet baby girl under 12 months.  It was blissful pandemonium.  I cannot tell if the hubbies enjoyed the play more than the kids.  But when D and I got home I crashed.  I know now without a doubt I do not want more than 2 children.  Those of you with 3+ kids, I commend you. 

Later that evening we headed over to the Kiser’s Baby Shower.  It was so much fun!  We were there are hours and it felt like minutes.   We enjoy our friends so much  that time spent with them flies by.  Becky received so many cute gifts.  I loved the little Stardust Shoes Erin made for baby Karis.  Adorable!  Several of Becky’s gifts were homemade and awesome!  She received a beautiful hooded towel and some sweet burp clothes.  When I discovered that my friends made those I was hooked.  Which led to my first Christmas gift request – a sewing machine.  D was thrilled.  I know nothing about sewing machines so any suggestions on brand, type, etc would be appreciated.  Anyway, all the time around babies this weekend is having quite an effect on me.  Baby Fever would be an understatement.

On Sunday, we went to church and Sunday School.  Then headed to Pie in the Sky for lunch.  Amazing Mississippi Mud Pie!  If you live in Houston, I highly recommend the place.  Then, my amazing husband accompanied me on another shopping excursion as I braved the mall in search of lake shorts and tee shirts.  3 ½ hours later we emerged – Mission Accomplished!   I just cannot say enough about my sweet husband.  He really did not want to go to the mall.  He would have been content to just veg on the couch and enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon.  But he put me before himself and came.  I was afraid to go to the mall by myself because there had been a shooting there recently.  I know it was pretty silly, but I had to get these clothes and Sunday was the only day.  He rocks!

We ended the weekend by watching Jonah A Veggie Tale’s Movie.  We are not ashamed.  It was so good and, of course, cute.  I highly recommend this movie – great story with a wonderful theme (compassion and mercy), a lesson we could all learn, especially me.

That’s it, a typical GrumpyPants weekend.  How was your weekend?  Find any good deals, clean out your closet, take the kids to the park?  I’d like to know.

Now I am off to think of a way to show my hubby how much I appreciate him.  Any ideas?

Have a great Monday ya’ll!


SasparillaSasquatch said...

What an awesome husband, he deserves a medal!

Grumpy Pants said...

Yes, Best Husband in the World!

Erin said...

happy to share of my shopping-in-houston experience! :) seriously, the west gray locations are the best. can't wait for the next trip!

Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

I wonder who Sasparilla Sasquatch is?! =)

the Provident Woman said...

Who doesn' love that movie? Veggie Tales is a great way to end a weekend.