Posts Tagged ‘weekend recap’

Fair Game

Rise and shine!!! Trust me. I know it’s hard on a Monday morning. I’m feeling the pain of that statement right along with you. I even decided to sleep in an extra hour later than normal because I couldn’t peel my eyelids open.

Likely because I had such a fun-filled, but a little tiring, weekend. You already know that I ran a 15K race. Now, let me fill you in on the rest!


I didn’t get any rest after my race Saturday. But I didn’t mind! We had a fair to visit!

The reason why I love the fall so much is easily because of the many traditions and activities we do together this time of year. This weekend kicked it all of with the annual fair in our area. Smile

Last year, I was pregnant and Makenzie was so much smaller, so we had big hopes of lots of excitement at this year’s fair. And it (mostly) lived up to it!


You should have heard the excitement in her voice!!

Our first order of business though?


We held off on an afternoon snack because we knew we would have to pick up one of these at the fair. Since it was already 4 o’clock by the time we got there, Peter and I were both hungry and ready to partake in our once a year maze of fried dough.


And now I wish you could have heard the excitement in Peter’s voice. Winking smile

Once we shared that part of our little family tradition, we then got started on all the rides. Our first attempt at rides almost resulted in a meltdown. I thought my little M had reached 36 inches tall by now…but apparently not. She was not thrilled when told she couldn’t ride the kid train.

We diverted the crisis by finding all of the 30 inch tall rides and the ones she could ride with a parent. I think we made out well.







Poor baby B had to chill on the sidelines for it all.


He didn’t seem to mind too much. Peter says he is going to be an engineer with how interested he was in all the machines.



He had a taste of freedom at the end of all the ride fun. We spent our last bit of time at the fair, perusing the sights and displays.


There were some interesting ones. Do you think I should have picked up some filet mignon and lobster for dinner at the fair?


Or how about feather hair extensions?


They did have some good finds, though.


And I seriously wanted to give this little activity a try!


That would be people in blown up balls. On water. Bumping into each other. It’s like water bumper cars but in a bubble! How cool is that?! Open-mouthed smile

Needless to say, we had a GREAT time. I think the overabundance of pictures can tell you that. I know I just picture loaded you. Allow me one more, though. I just love this one of Makenzie and I getting off a ride too much.


I don’t know why…just feels like it captures one of those special mother-daughter moments so well. Now, I can’t wait to take her to Disney World!!! Although, the kid has to grow a good 6” first.

I hope you all had an amazing weekend as well! And here’s to making it a great week ahead. Have a good one. Smile

  • Do you have a special tradition food you get only at certain events?
  • Do you like riding rides? Low-key ones? Rollercoasters? Spinning ones?

Posted by Tina on October 17th, 2011 58 Comments

Lasers, Haircuts, & Pumpkin Pie In A Cup

Ah, Monday. Here again. I definitely prefer the weekends, but Monday isn’t all bad. For one thing, it means I get to catch up with you. Let’s do just that. I didn’t get the chance to fill you in on all of my weekend. You already know about:

Now, I need to fill you in on the rest!

Part One: Meeting The Boyfriend & Laser Shows

Saturday night we scheduled a family outing to Stone Mountain Park.


Whew! It was a packed house!


Peter and I try to go every year with the kids for a picnic dinner and to watch the laser show that plays across the mountain’s side. We did just that this weekend, but invited along his sister and her new boyfriend. Smile


Oh, the days of meeting the family! I met Peter’s family in an ambush when I thought I was meeting just his brother…but it turned into an entire family dinner. Talk about nerve-wracking just weeks after meeting him! Although not as bad as when Peter met my family. I wasn’t even there the first time because I was flying back from Europe. They all decided to go together to pick me up, though. Crazy.

Hopefully, our little outing made things a little more low key for John. We had a lot of fun and I hope he did too. He’s a great guy!

Back to the show…

We had the standard picnic dinner for us – Subway!


Although perhaps a bottle and spinach, collard greens, and kale puffs would have been a tastier option?


One would think with the way Braedon inhaled those suckers!


Finally, we enjoyed the laser show, which was revamped this year. Meh. The classic is a lot better. Although the fireworks sure were fun and the kids loved it.

Deer in headlights Makenzie…Drooly drooly drooly Braedon

A great night all around. Smile

Part Two: I Got A Haircut.


I just had my regular cut cleaned up and added in a bit more of a layered look to the front. I was so tempted to go shorter again to have something different…but then I remembered how much I hated growing my hair out. And how much I love being able to pull it back into a ponytail.

Part Three: Pumpkin Pie In A Cup.


It’s back. I love them. I made sure to have one last night. I don’t think a weekend can end on a sweeter note. I will likely have another sometime over the course of the month. It truly is pumpkin pie in a cup.

  • Do you like switching up your haircut or go with the same look?
  • Any fun “meet the family” stories to share? I’m all ears!

Posted by Tina on October 10th, 2011 56 Comments


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Posted: November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

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Posted: November 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

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From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

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