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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 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!

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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A Hurricane Harvey Weekend Update

Hey Everyone! Thankfully I’m able to write this little blog post today after a crazy weekend of Hurricane Harvey. As I’m sure that y’all have heard by now, Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas Coast around Rockport and Corpus Christi as a Category 4 hurricane. There hasn’t been a Category 4 hurricane that hit Texas in over 50 years, and this is the first hurricane to hit Texas in 8 years.

Needless to say, as soon as we heard that Hurricane Harvey was going to hit, Chris and I and the rest of Houston stocked up on a few necessities like water and non perishable food. A good majority of Houston also managed to stock up some wine and other alcoholic beverages to ride out the storm, and if I wasn’t pregnant we would have done the exact same thing.

Thankfully Chris stocked up on Wednesday because by the time that Thursday and Friday rolled around it was pretty much chaos in the stores with people trying to get water, non perishable foods, and generators in case the electricity went out. I’m talking water getting sold out, price gauging, and just overall panic. A lot of people have been asking why the city of Houston wasn’t told to evacuate and what all of the local officials have said is true, Houston was always going to be a rain event and there’s no way of knowing which areas of the city were going to flood. They couldn’t tell the whole city to evacuate, that would be asking literally millions of people to leave which is insane and would have caused widespread panic.

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Hurricane Rita was projected to hit Houston just a few weeks later. There was widespread panic after the disaster that was Katrina and literally all highways leading out of Houston were clogged with the traffic of people trying to leave the city. There were so many people trying to evacuate that people were driving a mile or two per hour and people were running out of gas and losing their pets. Not only that, but people literally DIED in the traffic.

Harvey was expected to make landfall on Friday night, so I went into the office for a half day before heading back home. Chris and I were pretty much constantly glued to the news Friday and ventured out for a very early dinner of ramen before it closed down early like most other businesses in our area. Nothing really started to happen in our area until later Friday evening after we had gone to bed.

All night Chris and I kept on getting tornado warnings and flood warnings on our phones, but thankfully when we were up Saturday morning, nothing major had happened to our house or our neighborhood. We really didn’t know how lucky we actually were until later on that morning when we were heard that there was tornado damage only a few miles away from us in another neighborhood and a business was literally ripped to shreds. Apparently scenes from that business have been shown in the news both locally and nationally.

We had lost power early Friday morning around 5:00AM, and while we were expected to get it back later on that afternoon, I was very thankful that we actually got our power turned on only a few hours after we lost it. It took a little longer to get our internet back, but I was so happy that we had all of our material comforts for a day spent cooped up in doors.

Thankfully for us, we didn’t get much rain at all on Saturday which I think really helped our situation for the rest of the weekend. It gave the bayous and drains a chance to get rid of some of the water before we got more rain Saturday night. While we did get rain Saturday night along with more tornado watches and warnings, we didn’t get nearly the amount of devastating rain that a lot of other areas in Houston received. There were some areas that got more than a foot of rain, some even 2 feet of rain which has in turn caused devastating flooding. I’m sure that you’ve seen videos of high water rescues, and it’s seriously no joke. I’ve heard of people having to go to the roof of their house in order to get away from the high water and they’re literally just waiting to be rescued.

Thankfully the Houston Police Department along with the Coast Guard and other first responders are helping those people out, including some good samaritans that have their own boats and kayaks and canoes. While the rain has stopped in some of these areas, sometimes that doesn’t always help because the city of Houston is a city of bayous, and water from upstream will begin to make its way downstream and cause further flooding in those areas already devastated.

All things considered Chris and I were so very fortunate Saturday that the only thing that had happened to us is a small leak in one window in our house. Our neighborhood is relatively new and has a great drainage system, but we by Saturday we were getting high water in some of the roads surrounding our neighborhood which means that we wouldn’t be able to leave our neighborhood soon.

On Sunday night Chris and I had our very first “Oh shit” moment as I like to call it. Our neighborhood has gotten a lot of rain in the past, but even during the tax day floods we never actually had water come up our driveway. Sunday night the water started to come up our driveway, so Chris and I decided to prepare for the worst and started gathering all of our personal items to move upstairs and getting our furniture ready in case our house floods. We’re a part of a Facebook group for our neighborhood and everybody kept on posting pictures of higher and higher waters, and Chris and I legit thought that our house was going to flood. Thankfully it stopped raining, and once it stopped the water began to recede. As of this morning the water has receded out of our driveway and yard into the street and we can actually see the street!

But this is really only the beginning of this whole ordeal. While Hurricane Harvey was downgraded to a Tropical Storm on Saturday, it’s still a really slow moving storm that’s producing a ton of rain and water that is still expected to hit the city of Houston and the surrounding areas again and again, which means that we could expect even more flooding in the area. Also the reservoirs are getting full and they’re starting planned releases of a few of them which means that spots downstream that are already flooded will get even more water sent to them. Please continue to keep the city of Houston and the surrounding areas in your prayers. We won’t be out of the woods for a while, and some people have lost literally everything after just getting back after the floods that we had last year and the year before.

I’m linking up with Biana for a little bit of a darker weekending.

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