A Weekend in Houston

Hi friends! So I spent Thursday-Sunday with my parents and sister in Houston, TX. She bought a house in the summer and needed my dad’s help to do a few things, and since I haven’t been to see her yet, she asked if I would come. First I went to the gym Wednesday to run 5 miles on the treadmill.

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That afternoon Bobby’s mom came, and I drove down to my parent’s house and spent the night with them. We went out to dinner and turned in early because my dad wanted to leave at 5:00(!) the next morning.

The drive to Texas was uneventful, and we arrived around lunch time to these two sweet girls, Cadence and NOLA.

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It’s so funny to be around these huge dogs when I am used to my nine pound toy poodle! They think they are lap dogs…

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We hung out at the house and did some cleaning that night, and the next day my sister had to work so we drove up to the Woodlands to visit some of my parents friends. We had lunch at Panera, then headed back down to Houston to do more work around the house and get ready for dinner. We went to this really great Mexican restaurant that had delicious food, but the drinks were expensive and we had to valet park. I’m not meant for city living yall!

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Saturday we did even more work around the house, and then headed to the Galleria. I had never been, and man that is a big mall! Ice skating? Fun!

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My dad and I hit up the Disney store while my mom and sister did some shopping, and he got a couple of things for Emma Kate. I’m glad he doesn’t read my blog, because he might kill me for posting this picture. (Mom, don’t show him, mmkk?)

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We were going to go out to eat again that night but were so tired we decided to just order pizza. My sister and I walked to go pick it up, and we just relaxed and hung out watching Netflix. I’m now hooked on House of Cards. Anyone else?

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We got up early Sunday morning and left, and were able to meet up with Karen in Lake Charles for a few minutes to grab some PJ’s coffee. We couldn’t stay long but it was great to see her and Baby Seal!

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We made it back to my parents, where I then turned around in my car and drove home. As soon as I got home me, Bobby and Emma Kate headed to a Super Bowl party. To say it was a long day is an understatement. But it was a good day, and I’m glad I joined in on the visit!

QOTD: Have you been to the Galleria? Go nuts in the Disney store?

Oh, Look, More Corn!

 

Hi from Texas! How yall doin? So since Monday I have been in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and now Texas. I am a busy bee! One thing is for certain, putting a heavy rolling rack and 9 mannequins in and out of my car 3 times a day all week has been quite the sweaty chore in this heat! Good thing the Running Skirts line is sweat wicking, eh?

Yesterday morning we packed up at the hotel and headed to my first of three appointments in Tulsa. I met some great people at all three and had a great time talking skirts.

yesterday I was skirted up in…

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Mums midnight RS, purple swift sox, midnight strappy tank and azure LS run love top.

After my second appointment, we had some time to kill so we went to Red Robin. We have Red Robin commercials at home but NO Red Robin which really annoys me, so I was excited to try it out. It was yummy, two thumbs up!

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After the third appointment, we started a 4.5 hour drive to Texarkana. It was LONG. down winding country roads, through podunk towns where you have to drive s-l-o-w, etc. Oh, and we saw a LOT of corn.

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Hi Texas!

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Here is my moms’s attempt to take a pic of me with the corn…yeah…

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So, we passed a LOT of corn. A lot of crops, really. I felt like I was in the musical Oklahoma. Fun Fact: in 3rd grade my school put on the play/musical Oklahoma and I was in it. Fun-ny!

We finally made it though!

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Hello Hampton Inn, good to see you…again…a few hours after checking out of another one…

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I decided to hit the gym, I haven’t run in two weeks sue to some knee pain. Unfortunately, I am not quite ready to run. It didn’t HURT per say, but felt “weird” makes total sense, right? So I did one mile and called it a night.

Lookie, my purple socks match my purple shoes!

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Today is the last leg of our trip. I have two appointments heading back down to the NOLA area, and I get to see Karen! So excited! Then I will head home to husband and the pups and I get to spend the weekend with them. Woot!!

QOTD: Do you have Red Robin? Like?

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