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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 jalape├▒o 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!

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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Bumpdate: Week 22 Through Week 27

Well everyone, it’s definitely been more than a while since I wrote a bumpdate, but there has seriously been so much going on in our lives lately that I just haven’t had a chance to really sit down and write what it’s been like for us lately. So instead of trying to force a post, I thought that I’d just want a few weeks longer and post about the tail end of the second trimester because as of today, I’m officially on the home stretch and into the third trimester! I seriously still can’t even believe it!

Week 22- Life As Usual

The Wandering Weekenders- Bumpdate Week 22- Week 27

After all of our fun festivities at the lake, Chris and I were very much looking forward to a nice and relaxing weekend at home. We did a few more things around the house that we wanted to do before we found out the genders of the babies, and one of those was the gallery wall up our stairs. Chris did all of the heavy lifting as far as the arranging and hanging of the frames and I just helped him to pick out the pictures. I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out, and the thing that I love is that there’s still room to add more, especially since I know that we’ll be taking tons of pictures of the babies in the future!

The other exciting thing about this week was that we celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary! Chris and I usually like to celebrate with a nice dinner in town, and we decided to branch out and try a new to us restaurant B&B Butchers. Everything was phenomenal, but what I think that I loved the most was the amazing sides that we had (the creamed spinach was out of this world) and our appetizer of the carpetbagger oysters (fried oysters, a piece of steak, buffalo sauce, and blue cheese dressing- obviously I had to do without). To say that it was heaven would be an understatement! Although we had fun celebrating and the food was fantastic, I have to admit that I’m looking forward to being able to have a glass of wine next year!

Week 23- Gender Reveal

The Wandering Weekenders- Bumpdate Week 22- Week 27

This week was a week that I was probably the most excited for because it was the gender reveal! Chris and I were beyond excited to finally find out what we were having, and I have to admit that we were both kind of prepping ourselves for getting two boys or two girls based on what team we were originally on when we thought we were just having one baby.

We had a ton of family in town for the gender reveal, and I have to admit that there were very few of us that actually guessed right as far as the genders were concerned. Most of us took the easy way out and guessed boy and girl, while Chris’s brothers and our sister in law all guessed 2 girls and they were totally right! It was absolutely pure excitement when I opened up the first box and saw girl, but I can’t tell you  how excited and shocked I was to see the second box that was filled with pink balloons! Chris was slightly disappointed I know, but he’s definitely gotten even more excited about being a girl dad! I can’t thank my mom and my sister enough for putting together all of the decorations and for keeping the secret for a month! They’re the best!

The Wandering Weekenders- A Twin Gender Reveal Weekend

We were definitely riding the high of our gender reveal when the worst thing that we could imagine happened, Dart got another bleed with his cancer. We realized something was wrong when we picked him up from daycare on Tuesday and he spent the rest of the week in the hospital. To say that it was a stressful week would be an understatement.

Week 24- Cuddling With Dart

The Wandering Weekenders- Bumpdate Week 22- Week 27

Thankfully we got to pick up Dart from the hospital on Thursday so that weekend we spent the whole weekend just cuddling with him as much as possible. We did venture out once to test drive cars a little bit. With two babies on the way we definitely need a bigger car that we’ll actually be able to transport us and two babies and all of our stuff in across longer distances because let’s face it driving anywhere in Texas is a long distance!

We spent the rest of the weekend loving on Dart and trying to spend as much time with him as possible. Chris took the cutest picture with Dart and our boots and two pairs of pink baby boots, and I know that I’ll forever treasure that picture. We also spent the weekend starting to plan for the girls’ nursery. We decided on a Woodlands Theme with lots of pink and coral and mint and deer and all sorts of other woodlands-y things. I also was able to finalize things on our registry now that we knew the genders. It took a while, but I’m so excited with everything that’s on there!

The Wandering Weekenders- A Weekend And A Dart Update

Another exciting part about finally knowing genders was that Chris and I were finally able to decide on names for our baby girls! We already knew what their first names were going to be before we knew genders because we’d talked about it for so long, but that weekend we finally decided on middle names too! I love them, and I can’t wait to buy them all the things with their names and monograms all over!

On Monday that week I had another doctor’s appointment and so far everything is still going great! It’s absolutely crazy to me how I can gain so much weight in such a short amount of time even though my eating habits really haven’t changed, well except for maybe ice cream for dessert every night. This month I gained 6 pounds which is so incredibly crazy, and other than that nothing too exciting happened at the doctor’s except that Chris was there and we got another spontaneous ultrasound. It was nice to see them after not seeing them for about a month.

Unfortunately as y’all know, we woke up Thursday morning to Dart having another bleed. We both already knew what was more than likely going to happen when we took him to the vet, but it didn’t make it any less difficult. Chris and I were both just so emotionally raw and devastated, and I was so glad that we both had the day off on Friday so we didn’t have to be at the office.

Week 25- In Mourning

The Wandering Weekenders- Bumpdate Week 22- Week 27

If y’all have lost pets you know that sometimes being home is the worst because that’s when you really miss them the most. Chris and I were already planning on heading to Leakey for the weekend, and we were very relieved to get out of town for a while and be with my parents away from it all. It was some much needed time away from it all, and we were so thankful. Other than that the rest of the week wasn’t too exciting, it was just a lot of mourning for Chris and I. There wasn’t too much going on for me as far as pregnancy is concerned either, except for just feeling like I was getting bigger and bigger.

Week 26- The Swelling Feet

The Wandering Weekenders- Bumpdate Week 22- Week 27

Thankfully my sciatic nerve pain seems to be going away some and I haven’t had too many other crazy pregnancy side effects until this week. I still don’t understand how in the world that it happened, but all of a sudden on Friday, my feet started to swell a crazy amount. I had my Toms on Friday night when we drove to my parents house for the weekend and when I took them off you could seriously see a line where the Toms had been on my feet and my feet were swollen while my toes were not.

I was hoping that the swelling would die down some, but my feet and my fingers a little bit were swollen pretty much the entire week. I was a little worried that I might have pre-e, but I didn’t have any of the other symptoms so I didn’t worry about it. Plus we asked my mother in law who’s a retired nurse and she said that I didn’t have anything to worry about.

But the swelling isn’t the most exciting thing that happened this week as far as pregnancy is concerned because this was the first week that Chris was able to feel the girls move! I was lying on my side one night and I could really feel them and when I put my hand where they were I could feel them moving. So I told Chris to come over and put his hand where mine was and when he first felt them move he literally screamed like a little girl! It was the funniest thing ever, and he called them alien babies which was funny because that’s what I called them in the beginning. He was really excited though, and asks to be able to feel them all the time!

Week 27- Hurricane Harvey

As most of y’all know, especially since I’ve been posting about it, Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey pretty much devastated the Southeast part of the state of Texas, including the city of Houston. Chris and I were one of the lucky ones that didn’t have any damage to our house and are both safe, but the same cannot be said for the thousands of other people that live in the effected areas.

Chris and I spent the past week pretty much holed up in our house watching the storm unfold and being blown away by the devastation but also by the amazing kindness of humanity and I think that’s what we really need to hold onto through all of this. Chris and I had some anxiety when we thought that our house might flood, and I seriously don’t even know what I would have done if we did flood. It will be a very slow recovery process for Houston and the surrounding areas, but I know that we’ll make it through it.

I guess that the another positive that’s happened during this craziness is that having to be stuck at home has made me put my feet up for a good 5 days, which means that my swelling is non existent anymore! I’m hoping that it’ll continue that way for the future! Another negative though is that I couldn’t get the picture printed up for this week before Harvey hit, so no bump picture.

And there you have it, how the rest of the second trimester has gone for me and our sweet girls! Things are still going great so far, and I really don’t have anything negative to see, except that I still miss wine! Good thing I’m on the downward slope of things because I’ve very much looking forward to meeting our baby girls!

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