weekending

A Beautiful Lake Weekend

After staying at home for the past month or so, Chris and I were beyond excited to head to Canyon Lake for the weekend with some friends of ours. It was such a great weekend filled with great food, great scenery, and the best company! Of course, I’m linking up with Biana for some weekending!

The Wandering Weekenders- A Beautiful Lake Weekend

Friday

As soon as I was done with work on Friday, Chris and I hit the road to Canyon Lake for the weekend. Our friends Sarah and Clayton had invited us and some other friends to their lake house for the weekend and we seriously were beyond excited! Luckily we didn’t hit too much traffic and made it there in pretty good time.

The Wandering Weekenders- A Beautiful Lake Weekend

We spent Friday night like we normally do when we all get together after not hanging out for a while, talking about anything and everything. It was so much fun to just catch up with everybody and see how things were going. We all headed to bed around midnight, so maybe I’m not as an old lady as I think that I am!

Saturday

We were up pretty early Saturday morning but still took our time making breakfast and relaxing before the guys grabbed all of the lake stuff and headed down to the water and us girls quickly followed. Unfortunately for me, my doctor had suggested that I don’t get in the water because he didn’t know how clean it was, but it was still a lot of fun to just hang out and talk to everybody even while they were in the water.

The Wandering Weekenders- A Beautiful Lake Weekend

Dart came down with us and while he didn’t particularly love being in the water where he couldn’t touch the bottom he still liked getting held by Chris in the water, well maybe he didn’t like that too much. I was glad that we took his bed with us though, because he just enjoyed lying under the shade of the umbrella on his bed and hanging out with us.

I was really glad that they had all of the umbrellas because I was able to hang out near the water underneath them and stayed pretty cool the whole time and I didn’t have to worry about burning, which was really nice! Sarah and Clayton also had their adorable daughter Ellie with them and she had such a blast splashing in the water and looked the cutest in her bathing suit! I have to admit I seriously can’t wait until we know our genders so I can start thinking about all the clothes I get to buy our own babies!

The Wandering Weekenders- A Beautiful Lake Weekend

We headed back up to the house around lunch time and spent a few hours just hanging out and relaxing. We had every intention of going back down to the water, but unfortunately some pretty big thunderstorms rolled through so we had to cancel our afternoon plans. So instead we spent the afternoon playing board games and hanging out. Before we knew it, the storms had passed and it was time that we got started on dinner. The guys grilled fajitas and it was the perfect meal to end our lake day!

The Wandering Weekenders- A Beautiful Lake Weekend

It probably wasn’t the wisest move, but after dinner we decided to play a new board game that Chris had picked up recently called Pandemic. The instructions were so incredibly confusing and it took us a while to figure out how to play, but by the end of the game we had it figured it out. We still ended up losing, but we all loved it at the end! The whole premise of the game is that there’s a disease outbreak all over the world and everybody had to work together to try and cure the diseases. It’s a lot of strategy and thinking ahead, and confusing at first like I said, but it’s so much fun! Definitely try and check this game out!

Sunday

We had stayed up late the night before to play the game, but we were still up pretty Sunday morning and did the same routine that we had Saturday morning. After breakfast we were all still talking about Pandemic so we decided to play again. It definitely helped that we knew how to play the second time around because we ended up winning the second time around! It was a blast!

We spent the rest of the morning just hanging out and talking while the guys went fishing and before we knew it, it was time to start packing up to head home. It was such a fun weekend and I swear that the drive back is always the worst!

The Wandering Weekenders- A Beautiful Lake Weekend

We got home at a decent time that afternoon and unpacked everything before heading back out to meet up with my parents and sister and brother in law to all celebrate my sister’s birthday and Chris’s birthday. We had so much fun all getting together and hanging out, and I don’t think that’s happened since my cousin’s wedding back in May!

Even though Chris and I were tired when we got home from dinner, there was one thing that we absolutely had to do before bed, and that was to watch Game of Thrones! We seriously can’t wait for this season!

Overall it was a fantastic weekend and definitely one for the books! We can’t wait to all get together again for another fun filled weekend!

Do you like going to the lake on the weekends? Did you watch the season premier of GOT?

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A wonderful weekend spent at the lake with amazing friends! Canyon Lake is the perfect place to spend a weekend in Texas!

The Second Weekend In July

I feel like lately all of our weekends have been pretty much the same, a lot of time at home and trying to get things done before the babies get here. Not too terribly exciting, but at the same time Chris and I are feeling super accomplished with everything that we’re getting done around the house. Plus, after a crazy week at work with quarter close, I definitely needed a quiet weekend at home, and of course I’m linking up with Biana!

The Wandering Weekenders- The First Weekend In July

 

Friday

Like I said, this past week at work has been really busy because of quarter, so I got home a little later than normal Friday night. Instead of trying to go out, Chris and I ate a quiet dinner at home and spent the rest of the night watching The Office since Chris has watched it like 3 times without me and we’ve officially finished Friends and need another show to binge watch from Netflix. Overall, a very chill Friday night.

The Wandering Weekenders- The First Weekend In July

Saturday

Saturday we attempted to sleep in a little bit, but couldn’t really sleep in past 9. I was meeting up with some friends for lunch, so we grabbed some Starbucks and then just chilled around the house and watched some TV before I had to leave.

Last week Chris had started watching an episode of the TV show Outdaughtered and ever since then I’ve been slightly obsessed with it. It’s about a couple in Houston that had a pair of Quintuplets that were all girls, the only ones in the whole country. I just find it so interesting because they’re from our area, but also how they function as a couple and a family raising that many babies at once. Chris just started watching it to get some tips and tricks for multiples, and now I can’t get enough of it! It was pretty crazy to see all 5 babies in 5 Mamaroos all going at the same time. Needless to say, it definitely makes me more confident that if they can handle 5 babies that Chris and I will be able 2 babies!

Before I knew it, it was time to head to lunch with some pretty fabulous ladies! 10 years ago on Sunday all 7 of us headed to New York City for an amazing girls trip! That was my very first trip to NYC and I got to see and do so it much including Ground Zero before they started building Freedom Tour, Ellis Island, The Statue of Liberty, my first Broadway play, Times Square, Central Park, the original Yankee Stadium, and we even got on TV at the Today Show! Needless to say it was an amazing trip, and it was so much fun to all get together and reminisce about our trip but also to see what else has been going on with everybody. Before we knew it, a few hours had passed and all of us had to head back home.

The Wandering Weekenders- The First Weekend In July

The Wandering Weekenders- The First Weekend In July

The rest of the day was spent just relaxing at the house. After I finished reading The Circle last month (review coming tomorrow), I’d been dying to watch the movie, and Saturday we finally watched it. To be perfectly honest I didn’t know what to expect, but I loved the fact that it stayed pretty close to the book. It was just as creepy as the book, and if you’re looking for an interesting book or movie that is about how far is too far when it comes to making your life public for everybody to see.

The Wandering Weekenders- The First Weekend In July

After the movie we grabbed some pho for dinner before heading back to the house to watch some more TV. Like I said, not too terribly interesting of a day, but it was still a lot of fun!

Sunday

Again, we tried to sleep in a little bit later on Sunday, but still only made it until about 9 in the morning. We relaxed around the house that morning before heading out for lunch at Torchy’s Tacos and then picked up all the groceries that we needed for dinner this week. It feels like it’s been forever since we cooked at home, so needless to say I’m looking forward to eating some healthier meals again.

The rest of the day was just another Sunday around the Lillis house. I did the laundry and some blogging and we just relaxed and watched some TV. One of the things that we’ve been wanting to do for a while is a gallery wall up our staircase, and on July Fourth we actually went into our favorite frame store and stocked up on frames because they were on sale for BOGO for a penny! Chris hung up some of the frames on the wall so we could see what everything would like, so we went on ahead and ordered some of our favorite pictures for the frames because we loved the layout so much. Needless to say, I can’t wait to see how it turns out! Overall, we had a really great and quiet weekend at home, and feel ready to conquer the upcoming week! I hope that y’all had a great weekend too!

The Wandering Weekenders- The First Weekend In July

Did you have a great weekend? Do you have any new shows that you’re obsessed with?

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All about the second weekend in July. Lots of laziness around the house but also getting some things done around the house!

 

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An Italian Baby Shower Weekend

Happy Monday before the Fourth of July everybody! I hope that most of y’all are not as unlucky as me and have today off and are enjoying an extra long holiday weekend. Unfortunately the life of an accountant revolves around month end and quarter close, so that means that I have quite a bit of work to get done today before the holiday, so I have to head into the office. It won’t be that bad though because a lot of people are going to be out, so hopefully things will be pretty quiet and I’ll be able to get a lot done! Anyways, I digress because this post isn’t about me having to work today, it’s about what happened this past weekend! So of course, I’m linking up with Biana!

The Wandering Weekenders- An Italian Baby Shower Weekend

Friday

Friday I got off of work a little earlier than usual because we had our big ultrasound with the babies! We’re planning on doing a gender reveal at the end of July, so my mom and sister came with us so they could see the babies and so they could find out the genders and get our gender reveal info ready to go! It absolutely amazes me how much bigger they get every time we see them on the ultrasound, but the best news that we heard at this appointment was that they’re continuing to grow at the appropriate rate (Twin A is 8 ounces and Twin B is 9 ounces), and are healthy!

To be perfectly honest, I thought that I would be the one that would be super obsessed with finding out the genders of the babies, but in fact it’s Chris! We swore my mom and sister to secrecy when they found out the genders, and he FaceTimed both of them Friday night to see if he could break them. I’m very proud to say that they stuck to their guns and didn’t tell him!

The rest of Friday was spent devoted to not our babies, but to my friend Stacy’s baby! Her shower was Saturday, so my friend Jenny and I met up so we could some of the grocery shopping done for the shower. We were able to get most of our shopping done at Costco, thankfully, and we felt like we were really prepared for the shower the next day!

Saturday

We were up bright and early on Saturday morning so we could get things prepared for the shower that was supposed to start at noon. Jenny, Berit, and I were all hosting the shower, and we spent the next few hours getting things prepped for Stacy’s Italian themed baby shower. Stacy and her husband Ben are currently stationed in Italy, and we thought that an Italian themed shower with all sorts of flowers and pinks and Italian food would be perfect to celebrate their baby girl.

The Wandering Weekenders- An Italian Baby Shower Weekend

We got some fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s which we spread all over the house, we had strombolis, Italian sandwiches, meatballs, fruits and veggies, caprese skewers, pizzelles, cannoli dip, and an Italian Cream Cake as our food spread, and of course it wouldn’t be an Italian themed shower without a make your own Italian soda bar and mimosas with Italian prosecco that Stacy had sent from Italy. We had tossed around a couple ideas for the guest book, but ended up making her a Shutterfly book with several of the pictures of their time in Italy throughout that people could sign, thankfully we were able to get Ben to send a lot of their pictures over secretly!

The Wandering Weekenders- An Italian Baby Shower Weekend

The Wandering Weekenders- An Italian Baby Shower Weekend

The Wandering Weekenders- An Italian Baby Shower Weekend

The Wandering Weekenders- An Italian Baby Shower Weekend

The Wandering Weekenders- An Italian Baby Shower Weekend

We played a few games before Stacy opened up her gifts. One was a normal baby shower game, which was guess the flavor of the baby food, and the other we made up specifically for the shower. I googled words and phrases of baby items in Italian, and everybody had to guess what the word was in English. I made the game, and I totally had trouble remembering what they were in English, so that should tell you how hard it was. There were quite a few people that ended up getting several of them right though!

The Wandering Weekenders- An Italian Baby Shower Weekend

I know that we were all excited by how beautifully the shower turned out, and Stacy had a great time and got a lot of really great things for her and Baby to use when she arrives. After the shower was over and everybody had grabbed their mini bottles of champagne to open up when they hear that the baby had arrived, we picked up from the shower, and then spent the rest of the day just hanging out, all four of us girls. It’d been forever since all four of us had hung out and it was so much fun to just talk and see what was going on in each other’s lives.

The Wandering Weekenders- An Italian Baby Shower Weekend

Sunday

We slept in a little bit Sunday morning, but woke up early enough to go and grab breakfast before the girls had to head out. Since Stacy was in the only in the States for a few weeks, it only seemed appropriate that we get Whataburger for breakfast, a true Texas breakfast!

After breakfast the girls headed out and I spent the rest of the day relaxing and doing the normal Sunday things, which included laundry and picking up around the house and getting some blogging done. We decided to not go grocery shopping this week because we literally had so many leftovers from the shower, which I’m definitely excited for! Overall, it was a great weekend celebrating an amazing friend and her baby girl!

Do you have a long holiday weekend this weekend? Have you ever hosted a shower for a friend? 

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The perfect weekend celebrating a sweet momma to be and her baby girl! It was an Italian Baby Shower filled with flowers and everything Italian!

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