Weekend Shenanigans -The One With a Surprise!

*Our internet was down this morning so this post is brought to you by the WordPress app on my iPhone. Please excuse any wonky business*

The first weekend of October is here and gone, crazy right?!?! This weekend was a special weekend for me. My mom turns 50 on the 6th and my sister and I wanted to do something special for her. We decided that we were going to surprise her with a lunch out and an entire day is just hanging out as a family with no time constraints and playing board games! 

We coordinated our plans with our step dad, who told her that he was taking her out for a birthday lunch on Saturday with two of my step sisters. Tracy and I planned to meet off her exit a few minutes before hand so we could all arrive at the same time. My nieces and nephews got to her door first and when she opened it, she was surprised to see them. But it’s not unlike my sister to drop by if she is out that way. When she was hugging Cooper, I walked around the corner and her mouth dropped opened. She immediately was like wait, what’s going on here?! My sister and I were carrying in food and games and she said so we aren’t going out to lunch? Tracy said oh no we are, but then we are coming back here to spend the entire day with you! 

We had to take two cars to the restaurant because there were so many of us, when we were on our way there she texted us ” you two got me!!!!” We played Pictionary, Outburst, and Scatagories that afternoon and feasted on all the food that Tracy and I prepared. 


We also got to see our fur sisters who have gotten huge since the last time we saw them!!!

  Molly and Maggie 

Here’s a throw back of them to last Christmas 



My step dad is a huge Alabama fan as well, so the game was on in the background and I got to catch glimpses of Alabama pulling out a big W over Georgia. Such a great game! 

My mom was completely surprised and we truly had such an amazing time! When it was time to leave Saturday night, she had walked us out and she teared up when she expressed her gratitude for the day. Of course, I started tearing up too! I feel like we are always rushing around trying to get things done and get from here to there that we don’t get to spend near enough time just hanging out and living in the moment. We all vowed that another day like this needs to happen soon!!! 

On Sunday, Chris and I went to one of our nephew’s baseball games and did some grocery shopping. We watched the first two episodes of Scream Queens and tried Grandfathered as well. Then we binged on How to Get Away With Murder because we didn’t get past the first two episodes last year when it came out. Such a good show!!! 

I took a day off work today to chaperon my nephew’s class to the pumpkin patch!!!! We are both so excited!!! Here we are on Saturday gearing up for our field trip….

Linking up with Biana. I hope you guys have an amazing week!!!! 

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  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New October 5, 2015 at 8:32 am

    What a great surprise for your mom! You’re so right that we don’t spend enough time with our loved ones, just relaxing and enjoying each other! The pups have gotten so big!! And they are so cute! Man Alabama showed Georgia who was boss, didn’t they?? Such a fun football weekend! 🙂

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer October 5, 2015 at 8:35 am

    What a sweet surprise! I’m sure she loved it! You guys make great daughters. 🙂 And I bet your nephew is so excited you’re going on his field trip today! He’ll remember it forever! So is Grandfathered good? I love John Stamos but haven’t watched…

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine October 5, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I am tickled pink you pulled this off, what a sweet picture! Your mama-precious lady!! I’m so glad it was a Good weekend for you!! What did you think of Grandfathered? Great game too!!vim still in mourning over the sucky Irish loss!! Have fun in the pumpkin patch!! I hope you pick the best pumpkin!! So fun!!! 😉

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston October 5, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Is it weird that I remember those pups being that small!! So love that you took the day off to chaperon a field trip – that will be so fun! Enjoy! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Tracy October 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    What a fun way to celebrate your mom! I’m sure it meant the world to her to have you guys there. I can’t get over how similar the 3 of you look. And oh my gosh, those puppies! I totally remember you posting their pictures when they were little. They’re huge now haha!

  • Reply laura October 5, 2015 at 9:03 am

    i’m so glad you guys got to do that with your mom — you are so right when you say we all don’t take enough time with our loved ones, just being with them. Have fun at the pumpkin patch!!

  • Reply Katie @Runningwithwine October 5, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Yay!! I’m glad the surprise went well and you had such a good day with your family. I LOVE How to Get Away With Murder, it has so many plot twists! I hope you have fun at the pumpkin patch today!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo October 5, 2015 at 9:36 am

    aahhh… how fun! I hate goodbyes though. I get teary just thinking of them 🙂
    look at your fur sisters!!! They grow so fast!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista October 5, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Such a fun surprise! Love that everything worked out, and your mom loved it. Have an amazing time at the pumpkin patch <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Marie October 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

    What a fun surprise!! Looked like it was a super fun time. Hope you have fun at the Pumpkin Patch.

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 5, 2015 at 10:38 am

    how fun!!! it’s so great to be with family and those you love. molly and mags are so beautiful!

  • Reply Jackie October 5, 2015 at 11:09 am

    So sweet that you were able to surprise your mom. I love that she teared up over it!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis October 5, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    What a fun surprise for your mom! I’m sure she had a blast having all the family around!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says October 5, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Happy birthday to your mom! Glad you were able to surprise her! Have fun at the pumpkin patch!

  • Reply jackie October 5, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    aww what a nice surprise!! i’m sure your mom seriously loved that. and those puppppppies are all grown up!!

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo October 5, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    What a sweet surprise for your Mom! Going above and beyond just to spend time together is so important. That would have made my whole day too! Sounds like a great weekend!

  • Reply Joey October 5, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    OMG the puppies have gotten so big! And I’m also impressed that you wrote this post on your phone. I’d skip the post all together haha! You’re way more dedicated than me 😉

  • Reply B @ The Sequin Notebook October 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    What a wonderful surprise! I was thinking of you as we were watching the game on Saturday – it was so exciting!!!

  • Reply Sophia Rodriguez October 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    What a great surprise for your mom! Family time is the best!
    I hope you had a great time at the pumpkin patch today!

  • Reply Amanda October 5, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    I can’t believe how big the fur sisters are getting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAKE IT STOP!
    Happy birthday, mom!

  • Reply Kerry October 5, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    So nice you got to spend the day with your Mom for her birthday. It is always nice to just spend time together.

  • Reply Darcy October 5, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Aww how fun! I am sure she loved the surprise!

  • Reply alyssa October 5, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    What a great weekend and wonderful surprise!! So happy you were able to pull it all off. And also thank you for those puppy pictures because OH MY GOD *heart eyed emoji* 🙂

  • Reply Caroline L. October 6, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Okay your fur sisters as puppies were… how did you even handle it?! And what a sweet surprise for your mom. Moms really do deserve to be celebrated!

  • Reply Duckie October 6, 2015 at 9:18 am

    What a great surprise! Just goes to show that even just spending quality time together can mean so much more than a fancy dinner outing!

  • Reply kristen October 6, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    awww so fun! meanwhile, what happened to those puppies?! they are huge!

  • Reply Katie October 6, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    What a Fun surprise for your mom!!! My mom would love a day of food, family, and board games too. That’s so nice that you could all get together and surprise her.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph October 7, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Happy happy to your mom!

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