Monday, October 3, 2016

Weekend Recap - Extra Day Edition

Friday was a day off of school for us, so Dave took the morning and we headed out to the Dallas Arboretum to check out the pumpkins.  If you've never been to The Arboretum during the Fall it is BEAUTIFUL!!!  There are pumpkins everywhere you look and it's pretty much incredible.  We went ahead and bought a membership because we knew we'd have to be back again this season (and then again for 12 Days of Christmas and Spring, etc.).  It's seriously GORGEOUS!

Griffin asked to bring Baby with her and we obliged her.  It's not always possible to take Baby with us, but we were there bright and early and there was lots of pathway space for her to push so we agreed ;)

She gets as excited as I do about #allthepumpkins ;)

GORGEOUS pumpkins!

They have an awesome pumpkin village that my kids were in AWE of!

The pumpkin village was getting busy, so we put baby in our wagon.  We had SO MANY weird looks and double takes... someone even stopped us to tell us that our baby didn't look safe before they realized it was a bitty baby ;)  

A maze of pumpkins...

She thought this little gourd was hilarious :)

Why no pictures of the boys?  They were running around playing in the maze until we finally corraled them for an attempt at a group picture.  Not so much :)

Cinderella's carriage was there set in among HUNDREDS of white fairytale pumpkins.  She was a teeny bit excited :)

Pumpkins EVERY. WHERE.

We brought a picnic lunch and sat out by the lake to eat.

Random fact - in college Dave and I performed in a concert in this amphitheater... 

I bought Griffin this cute kitty mask for Halloween and threw it and a dress in my bag at the last minute hoping to get a picture of her in it with the pumpkins.  Look how sweet!

It was a pretty tiring morning...

so we spent the rest of the afternoon just playing, trying on Halloween costumes and having a movie night.  Perfect little day off!

Saturday morning we hit the ground running with an early morning soccer game for Mason.

Biscuits at the game have become our little tradition.  No objecting from me!

We were there a few minutes early and so we watched the end of the previous game and I had the best view...

Mason played goalie for the first time and one of the moms on his team texted me this picture of him in goal.  He had several blocks and had SO MUCH FUN playing that position.

Griffin and I headed to dance...

... and then stopped in at the grocery store to pick up a few things.  And yes... I took a bathroom selfie because I am IN LOVE with this top.

A friend of Mason's came home with us after soccer...

 ... and we spent most of the afternoon and evening playing outside.

Sunday morning GG was having a boho moment for church.  And yes, she's carrying her dance trophy from last year around. 


Showing off her Sunday School craft :)

And my Sunday afternoon looked a lot like this...

We spent Sunday afternoon outside and then got organized for the week.  It's going to be a busy one (It's Homecoming Week!), so there was lots of prep to do.  #isentemailsfortwohours

My dad came by Sunday night to watch football and the kids convinced him that there was time for a quick walk to check out some Halloween decorations down the street...

A quick trip to the park on the way home to slide a couple of times and catch some lightning bugs and then we were home for bedtime routine. 


I didn't do any of the laundry I wanted to and it's currently 8:15 p.m. on Sunday night and I'm JUST now starting my grading - but sometimes those are just the kinds of weekends I need :)

So, couple of things...

First, be sure to head to my Instagram today to enter to win an AWESOME giveaway!  Here's a hint:

And tomorrow is Show and Tell Tuesday!  Get your scary or fun Halloween stories ready!

Happy Monday, Friends!!!


  1. All of the pumpkin pics make me so happy!

  2. Pumpkins, pumpkins, EVERYWHERE! I need to go check out that pumpkin heaven! Have a great Monday!--Lisa

  3. It never fails-if we go to the Arbortetum in the fall we will have crazy warm weather. You guys picked the perfect day. Friday was gorgeous and your pics are too!

  4. Aw! I love those Arborerum pictures!! So fun!

  5. That purple jacket is adorable on GG! Looks like a great weekend.

  6. Such beautiful pics at the Arboretum! That pic of Mason at soccer is adorable! And I love GG's sweatshirt!

  7. Your weekend looked like fun!!

  8. That place looks amazing! But I cannot believe some actually thought you put a baby in a stroller and then in a wagon. :-)

  9. That place looks amazing! But I cannot believe someone actually thought you put a baby in a stroller and then into a wagon. That cracks me up:-)

  10. Wow! What an amazing place. I am so sad that I live in California and not next door to you! Love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh my goodness!! Your little girl was too cute sitting in that carriage!

  12. WOW that pumpkin patch looks amazing :) I Love it

  13. Every time I see your blog posts or Instagram stories I turn to my husband and say, "Okay, let's have kids." So adorable!

  14. That Arbortetum looks incredible! And stoooop iiiit with Cinderella's carriage! Girl, I would have been even more excited about that than my kids! Haha.

  15. Mini Evy's Tree on GG and all those pumpkins are AMAZING!

  16. where is that doll stroller from? ADORABLE!

  17. Such a fun weekend! And now I'm googling arboretums near us! ;)

  18. Give me ALL the pumpkins! And I seriously have to get Millie Jo some of those leggings! Goodness gracious!

  19. The Arboretum is incredible!!! What a fun time!


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