Happy Monday my friends and hopefully a great start to your week! I was a little MIA last week because we were so busy with family at Easter that I didn’t really have time to get any blog work done over the weekend and because my grandmother passed away on Monday and I didn’t really feel like writing last week.
While the passing of my grandmother wasn’t sudden and we were kind of expecting it (she had been doing poorly for the past few months), it was still really rough on our family, especially my parents as they had just moved out of the house that they lived in for over 30 years into their new home in College Station. To say that last week was kind of an emotional roller coaster, might be an understatement. My grandmother’s funeral was on Friday, and afterwards, my sister spent the weekend with us. Needless to say, we enjoyed a nice, quiet weekend around our house. I’m linking up with Biana for some weekending action!
Like I mentioned earlier, my grandmother’s funeral was on Friday, so Chris, my sister, and I got up bright and early Friday morning and drove to Dallas for the funeral. It was a very beautiful service, and I loved what the preacher said that she’s finally reunited with my grandfather and my aunt again because I know that it’s so true.
As a family we all grabbed a late lunch together before it was time to hit the road again. Chris is definitely a saint for making that drive to and from Dallas in one day because it’s definitely not easy, and Courtney and I definitely took a little nap on the way home. My sister had brought her two collies over for the weekend, and needless to say all of the dogs were totally bonkers when we got home. We finished off our night with a little bit of TV watching before all heading to sleep.
We decided that we would wake up bright and early Saturday morning to take the collies and Dart on that really long walk again. Unfortunately for us the cold front had yet to kick in so it was quite muggy outside, but that didn’t mean that we still didn’t love the walk. I think that the dogs loved it more than us because they were all able to go off leash and enjoy all of the different sights and sounds.
After our walk we all quickly got dressed and headed to the movies so we could see Beauty & The Beast. My sister had yet to see it, and I definitely wasn’t going to turn down another opportunity to see the movie! I loved it just as much as the first time that I saw it, and I can’t wait to get it on video when it’s released!
We were pretty hungry after the movie so we grabbed a late lunch at Torchy’s. It was pretty late, like 1:30, and there was still a long line! I swear that place is never not busy! I think that the drive from Friday and the earlier morning had finally got to us all because we all came home from lunch and crashed for an hour or two.
We spent the rest of the afternoon just relaxing before grabbing a late dinner at one of our favorite Mexican food restaurants. We were trying to find something interesting to watch on Netflix and I was scrolling through the British shows when we stumbled upon The Fall that stars Jamie Dornan who also plays Christian Grey. Needless to say, after watching the first episode we were all hooked! It watched just like an episode of Criminal Minds except that it’s set in Ireland and you get a little more insight into the murderer. I think that we’ll be bingeing on this for a while!
Unfortunately, we woke up too late to take the dogs on another long walk, but we didn’t wake up too late for some brunch! We took my sister to Dish Society for her first brunch experience, and I think that we’ll definitely be back. While she and Chris opted for some breakfast, I opted for lunch instead and my favorite sandwich!
After brunch we came home and relaxed and watched a few more episodes of The Fall before heading out to do the normal Sunday activities such as grocery shopping and laundry. As you can tell, I also got some blogging work done, and I’ve got a few posts ready for y’all for this week!
I’m hoping that this week will be another fast week for me, and that hopefully it won’t be nearly as dramatic as last week, although it might be a little bit busier since it’s full of appointments and a show with my mom and sister. Before I know it, I’m sure that it’ll be the weekend all over again!
Did you have a nice weekend? Did you have a Sunday Funday with some brunch?