The Weekend With All The Astros Games

Happy Monday everybody! Is everybody ready to kick off a new week, or are you like me that you’re still wishing that the weekend had an extra day? This Monday is little extra special for this blog because three years I hit publish on my very first blog post! It’s still so surreal that three years ago I decided to start writing about mine and Chris’s weekend trips and everything else under the sun when it came to our lives.

While it’s definitely been a while since I’ve actually written about one of our trips, I love coming back to this space every week, even if it’s just to share a weekend update. So in the spirit of The Wandering Weekenders, let’s get into a little weekend update with the always amazing Biana!

The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend With All The Astros Games

Friday

Chris and I have had a lot of very quiet Friday nights at home lately, so when my company got tickets for the Astros game for everybody in the Accounting department and our significant others, Chris and I couldn’t have been more excited for a night out instead of at home!

Chris met up with me at my office before we headed to a bar near the stadium for drinks and appetizers with some of my coworkers. It was so much fun to meet everybody’s significant others and just talk about things that weren’t work related. Everybody else decided to walk to the stadium because we weren’t that far, but since my feet were already starting to swell, Chris and I caught an Uber over to the stadium.

The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend With All The Astros Games

The game was definitely an exciting one, not only did the Astros win, but there was quite a bit of exciting non baseball action as well! Our seats were right on the third base foul line, and right in the middle of one of the innings, I noticed this guy standing next to us and then all of a sudden he just jumped over the side of the field. We were all just kind of looking at each other when he started walking towards the players that were out on the field. The security guys noticed him at this point, so they jumped on the field and started running towards him, so he took off running in the opposite direction. He was a lot faster than the security guys, but the only reason that he got caught was because his shorts weren’t tight enough to stay up around his hips, so they fell down and he tripped and fell. It was seriously so hilarious and I’m so glad that I got some of it in a video!

The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend With All The Astros Games
The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend With All The Astros Games

The rest of the game was spent relaxing, eating some stadium food, and just enjoying being out on a Friday night! Every Friday night home game the Astros have fireworks at the stadium, and as much as I would have loved to stay for the fireworks, my feet were swelling pretty badly and starting to hurt, so we decided to head home a little early. It was such a fun night though, and I’m so thankful that our company plans fun little outings like this for us.

Saturday

Even though we were out late Friday night, we were up bright and early Saturday because we were headed to the Astros game at noon, but we also needed to go and test drive cars. Since we found out that we’re having twins, we knew that we’d need a bigger car for driving around in Texas. Both of our cars are plenty big enough for two car seats, but I know that we’d be filled to the brims if we had to go on a long car trip. After test driving on Saturday I think that we have it narrowed down to two different cars, so now it’s just a matter of deciding which one we can get the better deal on.

We had a little bit of extra time after test driving so we made a quick stop at Baby Gap, just to see what they had. As if Chris and I didn’t already know that we were going to be in trouble with two girls, we quickly figured out how much trouble when we went shopping at Baby Gap. Thankfully they had a lot of things on sale, which we were able to capitalize on, but I have a feeling that I’ll be spending all of my clothes money on clothes for the girls, and I’m totally ok with that!

We had our company tickets for the Astros game on Saturday, so we invited our friends Jenny and Michael to go with us. The Aggie game was going on at the same time as the Astros game, so the guys sat next to each other and streamed the Aggie game on their phones so they could make sure that they stayed on track with everything, while Jenny and I just sat down and talked. Thankfully, the Aggies and the Astros both won on Saturday, so there were lots of happy faces after both of the games were over!

The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend With All The Astros Games
The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend With All The Astros Games
The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend With All The Astros Games

After the game was over, Chris and I stopped by our friends house who had just brought their sweet baby boy home from the NICU. It was so good to see them and their sweet boy, and just to catch up. It’s been a really crazy time for them right now, and I know that their so happy to all be at home together!

The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend With All The Astros Games
The Wandering Weekenders- The Weekend With All The Astros Games

We spent the rest of the night just kind of relaxing and watching some football. We made a quick pit stop at Steel City Pops on our way home from our friends house so that Chris could finally try them out, and of course he loved them, and we also grabbed a late dinner at Chuy’s because I can’t say no to the creamy jalapeño during this pregnancy! It was a great end to our busy day!

Sunday

It had been a whirlwind of a weekend so far, so Chris and I were looking to having a day to just relax around the house. Chris spent a little bit of time cleaning out the garage and then ran some errands while I did the laundry and got some blogging done. We had wanted to the nursery decorated since we got the two major pieces of furniture in, but we needed some picture frames and pictures which we hadn’t received yet, so we decided to hold off, and try to get that done during the week. Then we’ll be able to move all the baby stuff that we have sitting in our living room upstairs to the nursery!

Anyways, we had a great weekend filled with lots of friend time and lots of Astros games too! It had been a while since we’d had a weekend like this, and it might be the last for a while, so we definitely tried to enjoy it as much as possible, and we totally did!

Did you have a good weekend? Do you enjoy going to pro baseball games? 

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A weekend filled with Astros games at home in Houston!

Show Us Your Books- What I Read In August

The Wandering Weekenders- Show Us Your Books- What I Read In February

I seriously don’t know where in the world this month has gone because I can’t believe that it’s already time for another Show Us Your Books day with Steph and Jana! Surprisingly with everything that I had going on last month, I still managed to read 5 books last month, and I think that had a lot to do with the fact that I listened to a couple of them as well. So let’s get on with the book reviews!

The Wandering Weekenders- Show Us Your Books What I Read In August

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins ★ 2 stars

This was a book that several people had mixed feelings on, but I decided to still give it a chance, especially since the audio version was readily available from the library! I loved The Girl On The Train, and I was really hoping that Paula Hawkins would write another thriller that I would love and couldn’t put down!

The Drowning Pool is an area that is notorious for being used for witch trials, but also for the mysterious deaths of several young women and girls. When Jules’s sister Nel becomes one of those mysterious deaths, she quickly hurries home to a place that she has tried hard to avoid at all costs. Will Jules be able to solve the mystery of her sister’s death?

I just couldn’t get into this book. I think that it was a combination of too many characters and not liking the characters so much that I didn’t even care what happened to them. I did hurry to finish listening to this book, but only because it had to go back to the library and it would take too long to get it again and I have a thing about finishing books.

The Wandering Weekenders- Show Us Your Books What I Read In August

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris ★ 4 stars

After reading Behind Closed Doors last month, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on B.A. Paris’s newest book, which is why I was pretty surprised when it was actually available at the library pretty quickly. Thankfully it was a quick read, and I was able to get through it really quickly!

Cass drove home late one night in a terrible storm down a road that she promised her husband that she wouldn’t drive down. She stops when she sees a car because she thinks that somebody might have broken down, but one the person doesn’t get out and come to her car, she continues driving home. When she wakes up the next day, she realizes that the person in the car was actually a woman who was murdered! The murderer is still at large, and as strange things start happening to Cass, she’s convinced it’s the murderer coming after while her husband is convinced that she’s having a mental breakdown. Will Cass figure out what is going on with herself and figure out who murdered that woman?

While I liked both of the B.A. Paris books, I think that I liked Behind Closed Doors a little bit more, but that might have something to do with me liking messed up people and stories. Anyways this was still a really good story that had me glued to the pages from beginning to end. I did figure out part of the twist part of the way through, but the big twist I had no idea about until the end. Definitely pick this one up if you’re looking for a good thriller!

The Wandering Weekenders- Show Us Your Books What I Read In August

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware ★ 3 stars

It’s been 16 years since Isa has seen her other three friends and played The Lying Game together, but when a text comes from one of them, they all drop everything to be together. They soon discover that the biggest lie they ever told will all come back to haunt them.

I’ve officially read all of Ruth Ware’s books and while this wasn’t my favorite, I still liked it more than The Girl In Cabin 10. For a thriller it didn’t really seem like there was too much action going on until the very end. Sometimes that works, but I found myself literally falling asleep during certain parts of it. Only reason it got 3 stars was because I actually cared what happened to the characters and wanted to know the truth.

The Wandering Weekenders- Show Us Your Books What I Read In August

Beartown by Fredrik Backman ★ 4 stars

I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

In true Fredrik Backman fashion, he has a way of making you fall in love with a book and it’s characters even though you think that you might not love it.

Beartown is a small town that is slowly dying, except if it’s hockey team can win the Juniors final and help the town change courses. But then the unthinkable happens that turns neighbor against neighbor and makes everybody question what is right and wrong and who they should believe.

While this book definitely centers around hockey it really is about so much more than that. It’s about looking at your moral compass and making decisions that are right even if nobody else believes in it. This was definitely a lot darker than some of Backman’s other books but I still really enjoyed it, but maybe not as much as Ove and Grandmother. Be sure to check out a more extended review here!

The Wandering Weekenders- Show Us Your Books What I Read In August

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica ★ 3 stars

I had actually started to listen to this book earlier this year, but then got sidetracked and ended up putting it down. I had listened to it enough to know that the main character was dealing with amnesia and Stockholm’s Syndrome as well, so I figured that it’d be the perfect choice for Erin’s challenge.

One fateful morning, a mother receives a horrible phone call that causes one of her worst nightmares to come true, her daughter Mia has been kidnapped. What follows is a flip between the past and the present as the reader gets to see how Mia was kidnapped and where she was held, how the police are working to solve the mystery of her kidnapping and bring her back, and the aftermath of the kidnapping and how Mia and her family are dealing with her condition.

Usually I like books that have multiple perspectives and hop around but this one just didn’t do it for me. I don’t know if it had to do with the fact that I listened to it instead of reading it and didn’t particularly care for the narrators or what. Also for being a “thriller” I didn’t really think that it was that thrilling of a book. I did like the twist at the end though!

Have you read any good thrillers lately? Have you been disappointed by any bestsellers recently?

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Show Us Your Books- August Reviews including Into The Water, The Break Down, The Lying Game, Beartown, and The Good Girl!

My Erin’s Book Challenge 7.0 Choices:

My Erin’s Book Challenge 7.0 Results:

10 points: Read a book that starts with the letter “B”
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris (351 pages, 4 stars).
30 points: Read a fictional book about mental illness (submitted by Jamie)
The Good Girl by Mary Kubica (352 pages, 3 stars).
35 points: Read a book a Disney movie was based on OR a book based on a Disney movie
Heartless by Marissa Meyer (453 pages, 4 stars).

PREVIOUS POINTS: 45
TOTAL POINTS: 75

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A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend

Man oh man, talk about long time no blog, right! I had every intention of blogging last week, and then I just got busy with the three day weekend which turned into a three day work week for me because family came into town on Friday for my baby  shower.

The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend

But I’m back, and hopefully I’ll be able to have a little bit of a schedule this week for blogging. Anyways, this weekend was definitely one for the books, not only because it was a long weekend, but also because it was my baby shower as well! So let’s get into some weekending with the always amazing Biana!

Friday

My baby shower was Saturday, and I was so excited that my family and friends were going to be there, but also because Chris’s family was coming in town for the shower as well! One of Chris’s brothers and his family arrived late Thursday night, along with his parents, so Chris and I took the day off from work to spend with them.

The guys wanted to spend some time golfing, and since a cold front had just pushed through, they woke up early Friday morning and went out for the day. The girls and kids hung out around the house a little bit before heading to a trampoline place where the kids got to bounce around for a little bit and get some of their energy out.

While it has been cooler lately, it still feels like summer here in Texas, which means that our neighborhood pools are still open. So later on that evening we all got our bathing suits on and went to the pool for the rest of the evening. Our neighborhood had just gotten a splash pad along with some slides as well, and they were finally open. Everybody, big kids (adults) and little kids alike loved going down those new slides! We ordered pizzas for dinner and had them delivered to the pool, and it was the perfect end to our day.

Saturday

Saturday was the day of the shower, and I have to admit that I was up early partially because I was so excited about it! The morning went by very fast and before we knew it, it was time to head to my friend’s house for the shower!

Literally everything about the shower couldn’t have been more perfect. My friends Sarah and Kayla did an outstanding job with all of the little details of the travel themed shower for my little girls, and I can’t thank them enough! They had hot air balloons and maps and adventure related everything and it was so incredibly precious! Even the food was all travel themed! They had mini quiches from France, meatballs from Italy, hummus and veggies from Greece, chips and salsa and guacamole from Mexico, and pot stickers from China. I loved absolutely everything about it!

The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend

The girls are seriously already so loved by everybody, and I was so blown away by everybody that came to the shower, and everything that we received. I’m already so excited for them to get here so we can put them in all of the cute clothes that they got, but also so we can use all of the fun things that we received as well. I can’t say thank you enough to everybody that came and everybody in our life that has supported us and continues to support us.

The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend
The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Girls Baby Shower Weekend

After the shower, we went back to the house and before we knew it, it was time to start getting dinner prepared. My sister came over to eat dinner with us, and we got some of the sides prepared and food prepped for the kids while Chris cooked the steaks in the sous vide and then seared them in the cast iron skillet. It had been forever since we had steaks, and these definitely didn’t disappoint!

After dinner, the kids played some more before heading to bed, and then the adults got to have some adult time and we played some Cards Against Humanity! Chris got the Bigger, Blacker Box, and it was fun to see some of the new cards that were included in this batch.

Sunday

Before we knew it, Sunday was here, and it was time for everybody to head back home. We spent some time hanging out that morning before everybody left around lunchtime. The rest of our Sunday was spent relaxing and getting some chores done around the house like laundry and picking up.

This weekend was the best weekend in a really long time, and if this is any indication of how September is going to be, then I know that it’s definitely going to be a lot better than August!

How was your weekend? Have you enjoyed some cooler and more fall like weather?

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A twin girls travel themed baby shower filled with lots of maps and hot air balloons and lots of adventure! Everything was so perfect!

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