Monday, April 8, 2013

Family Weekend

Is it Monday again already? I think I ask this question every Monday morning but I definitely mean it! The weekends are never long enough!

This past weekend was very special to me for two reasons – #1, Sunday was our 6th Wedding Anniversary and #2, my brother and sister in law came to spend the weekend with us! Yay!
Last year, our 5th Wedding Anniversary fell on Easter weekend (just as it did the year we were married) and because of that, I did a complete recap of all of our wedding events. Here’s the links incase you want to check them out:
Our weekend began on Friday night with a Mandisa/Brandon Heath/Warren Barfield concert and I was SO excited! Maybe you remember Mandisa from American Idol several years ago? Or maybe you saw her recently on the Today Show?


Let me just say, this girl knows how to put on a concert!


Both Mandisa and Brandon Heath were great live! If you ever have a chance to see either, I recommend it.


They ended the concert with worship. Awesome awesome ending to an amazing show!! Loved every minute of it!

Saturday morning, I enjoyed a run down by the lake with my friend Heather!



I LOVE this route – especially early in the morning! The sunrise is always an extra bonus!


After the run, I treated myself to a whole wheat English muffin with an egg, 2 slices of turkey bacon, and a little cheese. Delicious!

I ate breakfast, then hung out with my family to watch old home videos. I laughed so much I cried! My brother and I were such goobers! :0)

Mid-afternoon, Kayla and I attended a softball game hosted by our local college. It was their first annual “Strikeout Cancer” softball game and the proceeds benefitted local cancer patients. Softball + Cancer Benefit? I’m so there! 


Survivor Ceremony. LOVE how the girls uniforms jerseys were pink (instead of the usual royal blue)!


Funny story about this game – I graduated from McNeese and Kayla (my sister in law) graduated from SFA (the opposing team)!


After the softball game (which McNeese won, thank you!), we drove over to my grandfather’s house for a crawfish boil!


Yes sir!


I enjoyed this…

While Kayla enjoyed…


…a hamburger? :0)


This is how it’s done!


We also celebrated Kayla’s birthday after dinner! Happy early birthday, Kayla!

As if the day didn’t hold enough excitement, we enjoyed a little game of Wits & Wagers back at my parent’s house! Fun times!


How was our Anniversary on Sunday?


It was lovely! We spent the morning at church, the afternoon with family, and the evening together!


We ate dinner at Coyote Blues followed by Frozen Yogurt and I was stuffed!

Jason has something up his sleeve for this upcoming Friday night - and I think I know what he’s planning but I don’t like to ruin surprises so I’ll have to wait and see! :0)

That was my weekend in a nutshell! Last week, someone asked me if I ever sleep. Apparently not! Hah!

How was your weekend? Did anything exciting happen?


Also, don’t miss out on my current giveaway, Race-Kred. Go check it out! :0)


  1. What an awesome weekend! The early morning run looked like a wonderful way to start your day! I can't wait to hear all about the Friday surprise. Have a great week!

    1. Thank you! Saturday mornings are my favorite, especially early mornings! :0) You two have a great week as well!

  2. Sounds like such a fun weekend Karen! Love that you got to celebrate with your family! Can't wait to hear all about what Jason is planning for you on Friday! :-) Happy Anniversary!!

    1. Thanks Mindy! It was a lot of fun celebrating with the whole family! :0) I'm curious to see what he has up his sleeve as well!

  3. Happy anniversary! Looks like such a good weekend. We tried to keep it low-key since we traveled last weekend. It was shopping and lots of time with friends and family.

    1. Thanks so much! Low key is good, especially when you've been busy! Glad you had a good one!

  4. Our 5th anniversary was Easter Weekend this year!! I never even thought about it when we were getting married because our families hadn't really celebrated it in years.

  5. Thanks for your beautiful wedding dress...also thanks for inspiring me on my blog post for April the 19th, my wedding anniversary....thanks for stopping by my blog:)... enough thank you's yet? lol

    1. Thank you so much, Caroline! Happy early Anniversary! Can't wait to hear about your special day!

  6. You were a busy girl this weekend!

  7. Congrats on your anniversary! I'm going to go wipe my drool over your crawfish pics now!

    1. Thank you so much!! :0) The crawfish was delicious!

  8. This looks like it was a wonderful weekend! I wish I could run on some of the paths you do they look amazing! It is currently snowing here.... BLAH!

    1. Thank you!! Ugh hope Spring shows up soon!! Sending warm weather wishes your way!! :0)

  9. Oh my gosh, such a busy awesome weekend. I must admit I have never had a crawfish, something about sucking them out scares me.

    1. Sucking the heads? No way!! that's disgusting! LOL I only eat the tails! :0)

  10. Belated Happy Anniversary! It looks like you guys had a great weekend all around.

    1. Thanks so much!! :0) We did have a great weekend!


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