Monday, March 21, 2016

while I waited...week 11

While I'm Waiting...while I waited week 2
Oh, Spring Break, how I love you so!!!  I'm so sad that it's over but thankful for all the fun memories it gave us!  I'll share more details about our Spring Break later this week but here's a quick glimpse into what I did last week while I waited...

While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 Last Sunday we loaded up the fam and headed to Lake Charles to meet up with Dede and Pop Pop for a few days.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 An oopsie with our reservation ended up being to our advantage - we stayed in a hotel next door to our original plans and were wowed with our room - and this amazing tub!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 The girls couldn't miss a chance at a bubble bath in this "fancy" tub!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 We spent all day Monday by the pool and the hotel's "beach".
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 When you find out there's a beach called Holly Beach only about an hour away, you load up your family to go check it out!  It wasn't anything fancy but we had so much fun shelling, playing in the sand, and the kids had fun running in and out of the waves!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 Louisiana had received lots of rain the week before which sadly meant lots of flooding.  As the flood waters moved south, the Interstate we needed to return on was shut down because of water over the road.  Detours + traffic + extra hours in the car had us very ready to get home!  We had a car divided as to where to stop for lunch so seeing this sign with both Whataburger AND Chick-fil-A was a huge blessing! :)
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 I LOVE celebrating little holidays with the kiddos!  On Thursday, they woke up to this little spread!  And, no worries - I promise they didn't eat all this candy!!!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 Our day didn't start out too lucky though - Mini caused quite the mess when she jumped up on the table to try out the green milk!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 Our family is ready for March Madness!  Our girls aren't really in to watching sports but they love filling out their bracket!  They love watching the games to see "is MY team winning?!"
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
Holden and I bagged up the St. Patrick's Day candy and took it with us as we ran errands on Thursday.  We had some very surprised (and happy!) cashiers when we explained these little goodies were for them!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 Meanwhile, Colby was "babysitting" - he convinced Hope to hang out in the hammock with him while he watched basketball on his phone!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
Springtime in Texas - one of my favorite times of the year!  The highways are filled with beautiful wildflowers!  Seeing these bluebonnets brought the biggest smile to my face!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 Friday FINALLY arrived and Holden and I headed to pick up Shelly and Carly for our girls weekend trip to Fort Worth to celebrate Holden's 11th birthday!  We were so excited!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 We couldn't pass up a chance to take pictures of the girls in the bluebonnets!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 And Holden couldn't resist picking some flowers!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 We had a fabulous day at the Fort Worth Zoo and ended our night checking out the Water Gardens across the street from our hotel.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 Saturday morning we had tickets for Butterflies in the Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.  Shelly and I were in heaven - the girls?  Well, let's just say we didn't see smiles this big till they FINALLY were able to hold a butterfly!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 Aren't these shirts adorable?!  Shelly ordered them for us and they were a huge hit (even though we had to explain "besties for the restie" to just about everyone!).  You can find the shirts here.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 Holden loves art so a trip to the Kimbell Art Museum was a must for our trip.  Apparently, Shelly and I don't know much about art museums because we quickly learned that
1) there are certain paintings you will get in trouble for {trying} to take a picture of, 2) they really want you to stand at least 12 inches away from the artwork, and 3) there were a lot of "dots and cracks" on display! #youcanttakeusanywhere
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 Worried that Hope was sitting around missing us?!  Nope!  Her sweet daddy took her to the George Bush Presidential Library Easter Egg Hunt followed by a trip to the American Girl store in Houston!  He even managed to do all this AND make it back to College Station for the Aggie women's basketball game! #hesakeeper
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 Meanwhile, these two were getting every last drop of fun out of their Fort Worth trip!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 This pic was taken on Sunday - Holden's actual birthday.  She proceeded to remind us no less than 173,582 times that "it's my birthday, it's my birthday" all.day.long! :)
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 We went to the TCU baseball game and Holden caught this shirt.  We laughed and laughed because it was SO perfect for her!
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
 These two - they should give lessons in #friendshipgoals.  They love each other fiercely but are 100% completely honest with the other but it never seems to sting.  We were together for nearly 60 hours straight and not one time did I ever hear them get upset with the other.
While I'm Waiting...while I waited - week 11
Phew!  Last night was a late one but I'm happy to report that after two OTs, the Aggies FINALLY pulled out a win!  I'm not sure I could have been around this guy today had they lost! ;) #sweetsixteen

And, if you made it this far, thank you!  We crammed a lot into one week!  I'm looking forward to sharing more details of our trips soon.  Be sure and check back soon!

I'm so glad you stopped by!  Have an extraordinary week!

Gig 'em and God bless! 
Holly

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16 comments:

  1. I seriously love this picture of Mike! I can't believe that game!! crazy...March madness at it's finest!

    Thanks for planning such an amazing getaway! I had so much fun.

    XOXO,
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between

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    1. Haha - he couldn't sit down! Definitely March Madness!!!

      Thank you guys so much for going with us! We had so much fun and I can't imagine going with anyone else!

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  2. That hotel looks amazing! I want that tub in my bathroom haha
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. No kidding, right?! When we walked in my mouth dropped. I couldn't believe it!

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  3. So many fun things going on for spring break. How nice you are able to have friends and kids that love each other and can spend 60 hours together, haha. We have been watching a lot of basketball and I love picking my pool. Not that I know what I am doing but still fun!!

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    1. Friends are definitely the family you choose! We love hanging out together!

      Good luck with your bracket pics! Mine isn't looking so great!

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  4. Wow, looks like you had a great and fun-filled spring break. What a wonderful time.

    Cal was upset in the 1st round (too many external issues before the game)and Texas A&M game was one of the greatest miracles (14-2 run in the last 33 seconds to get into OT) that I have ever seen.

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    1. Miracle! That's the best way to describe it! We had been watching the game at a restaurant and left before the game was over because we thought they were done! Craziness! It's the true definition of March Madness! Sorry about Cal - as Aggies, we know all too well about upsets. Now you can root for the maroon and white! ;)

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  5. Your spring break looks wonderful! I love the idea of bagging up candy to hand out to cashiers as you run errands! We might be doing that next week with some of the Easter candy since my boys always get far more than we'll ever eat.

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    1. It's really a perfect way to get rid of candy. I'm always the one who ends up eating it so I'm always looking for a reason to get it out of the house! You'll make someone's day if you do! Promise!

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  6. What a fun week Holly! I loved looking at your pictures!

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    1. Thanks so much, Valerie! It's always fun to recap our week. Crazy to think of how many normal memories we forget about in the meantime!

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    1. It definitely didn't disappoint! I almost jumped in to join them!

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  8. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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