weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans


So is anyone else aware of the fact that there are only nine shopping days left until Christmas? Because I just realized that!! This past weekend was a busy one! I did get a few little presents bought, but still have lots to do!

Friday – Friday evening after work, Chris had this whole date night planned out for us, complete with reservations to Ruth’s Chris for dinner since we never got to really celebrate our anniversary this year. I thought it was super sweet! I told him that we didn’t have to go there though. We ended up at J Alexanders and I ordered the Thai Kai salad which is one of my favorite things on their menu!


We went to Best Buy to take advantage of the buy two get one free game deal that they had going on. Chris basically doubled his collection of Xbox One and PS4 games! After dinner, the mall was still open as was Toys R Us so we did some more shopping. It was such a fun evening!

Saturday – Chris has been working on a Christmas mix for this company’s float for weeks. The parade was this Saturday. We found out at the last minute that we had to be there two hours earlier than we thought, so we hustled and got down there. It was freezing on the float, but we had a lot of fun! Their float’s theme was frozen, and they hired actresses that sing to play the parts and they did such a great job! Chris described it best, he said you could see Christmas in the eyes of all the kids that we passed that were so excited to see some of the favorite characters. There was also a snow machine blowing snow on us, which was Christmas magic for me too!


During the parade, my mom was texting me pictures of my new sisters, Molly and Maggie!!! My stepdad’s father had taken in a pregnant stray and they adopted two of the puppies. How freaking adorable are these girls??? Molly is the brown one and Maggie is the black one.



Saturday night after the parade we headed to Uptown to have dinner since we hadn’t eaten all day. There was SO MUCH traffic, we ended up giving up and heading to World of Beer! They had Frosty and Rudolph playing, WOB and Christmas movies? Yes, please!!!


We ate a quick dinner, then headed to Bottle Tree to premier party for the Dean and Company Christmas Special that we were in.


There I am in the middle 🙂 And here is a picture of two of the Dean’s doing some hardcore karaoke after the show!


Sunday – We caught up on some of our shows in the morning, then I headed out to the store to get our groceries for the week while Chris had his friend and his dad come over to help him hang his new TV he got as an early Christmas present.

While I was walking around Target, I had a hankering for some goat cheese. I went to the cracker aisle to find something to pair it with and found cranberry oat crisps. You guys….this is the most amazing thing ever. Ever!!!

IMG_4318.JPGSunday afternoon we went to El Cazador for an early dinner and walked around Bargain Hunt then called it a day.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We have a busy week coming up with our food drive event on Thursday night!


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  • Reply Bri @ My Life As December 15, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I love the sock monkey hats lol. Those puppies are adorable! I want one!

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New December 15, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Awesome sock monkey hats! 🙂

    That’s so sweet of Chris to plan a date night! I LOVE J Alexander’s!

    The parade sounds like so much fun!

    OMG those puppies, SO CUTE!!!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston December 15, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Oh my gosh how cute are those puppies!! Sounds like you had a great weekend, especially Friday night!! Nice dinner and shopping – woo hoo! Hope you have a great Monday!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Mree December 15, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Sounds like it was a fab weekend. Those puppies are so cute!! Happy Monday!!

  • Reply Jessi December 15, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Oh, no! Only 9 shopping days left? Thank goodness for Amazon Prime 2 day shipping!

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal December 15, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Cranberry Oat Crisps and Goat Cheese – DYING. Sounds AMAZING!!!!!!

    Oh, and Classic Christmas Movies and Beer? DUH!!!!! That sounds EPIC!

    🙂 And it was really sweet that he surprised you!

    9 shopping days. UGH – that means there is also 9 shipping days – – – and I have 5 things in the mail. . .. hopefully the important ones come this week!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter December 15, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Those puppies are so cute! I am glad you guys had a great anniversary! That sounds fun!

  • Reply kristen December 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    those crackers and goat cheese thingys sound so yummy.. i’m so boring, i like ritz + extra sharp cheddar. yummmmm.
    those puppies are super cute!! i love their names as well.
    KC planned a big elaborate thing for one of our anniversaries and i was like.. um, or we could just go somewhere cheaper and watch a movie? lol. i know it’s important not to get in a rut and make sure you do date night stuff but i was like we don’t have to spend almost $200.

  • Reply Kerry December 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    The float theme is perfect for the kids. My nieces are crazy of it. Those puppies are just too cute! Looks like a great weekend!

  • Reply Jenn @ Business, Life & Design December 15, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Puppies!!! They are sooo cute. And I’m definitely a fan of the sock monkey hats.

  • Reply Brooks December 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Goat cheese and cranberry crackers? I die.

  • Reply Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation December 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    OH MY! Those Puppies are adorable!!!!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph December 15, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Give me those puppies!

    I love your hats.

  • Reply Kate December 15, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I saw the goat cheese snack on your Instagram and definitely made note to pick up some of those crackers. Yum!

  • Reply Morgan December 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I seriously need to step up my game with Christmas shopping – I’m only half way done!!
    Those puppies are SO stinking adorable!!

  • Reply Laura December 15, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Looks like y’all had an awesome weekend!!! Love the sock monkey hats!!

  • Reply Ellesees.blogspot.com December 16, 2014 at 6:30 am

    fun and busy weekend! just the way i like ’em! and congrats on your new siblings! 😉

  • Reply kathy c. December 16, 2014 at 7:52 am

    those pups!! how adorable!!!

    i just finished getting my last gift, thanks to free shipping because ain’t nobody got time for shipping fees.

  • Reply B @ The Sequin Notebook December 16, 2014 at 8:36 am

    How cute are those puppies!!! And those cranberry crisps sound like the perfect base for holiday appetizers!

    xoxo B | The Sequin Notebook

  • Reply Em December 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    So much Christmas magic!!! 😀 And omg those puppies!!! So cute!!! I can’t even wrap my head around the fact that Christmas is so close!!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth December 16, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Ohhhh those look just like the crackers from Trader Joes but probably way cheaper and more in the box! Adding to my Target list!

    That salad looks sooooo good!!!

  • Reply tricia coniglio December 16, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Puppies@!!! I love puppies! And I love that they are your siblings – my mom used to call our dog “the family baby”. hahaaa.

    What a great weekend you guys had. The salad looks amazing and then the Christmas event sounds so cool. Especially seeing Christmas in the kids’ eyes. I am sure I would’ve had the same look in MY eyes.

  • Reply Amanda December 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Your mom’s new puppies are so cute! And I love their names! It’s so cool that they’re sisters and get to stay together… that makes me happy. 🙂

  • Reply Teh Megan December 16, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Some of the food at Target is actually really good. The Archer Farms brand is also pretty delicious for nuts and chips, etc. Annnnndd sometimes you can find discounts for the stuffs on Cartwheel, which I love cause I’m a cheap ass. 🙂

  • Reply Krystal December 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Holy salad that this is huge you guys are lucky his work sent you there haha. That parade is cute and so are your mums pups!

  • Reply Duckie December 18, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Puppies!!! Adorable! And omg, my kids would have LOVED to be on that float! They’re Frozen fanatics. Lol.

    And yeah, I’ve still got a long shopping list and only a few days left to get it all done! Crap.

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