Weekending in the Motherland | Anchors Aweigh


Weekending in the Motherland

This weekend was a whirlwind, but a good whirlwind. I flew back to the motherland (aka Texas) to have a late little birthday celebration with my family and celebrate one of my best friends at her bachelorette party. 

Before I get to my recap, can I just reiterate for the millionth time on this blog how much I love Texas. I mean I loved it before, but if there is anything I have learned from living in Virginia, it's that I love Texas. This white stuff all over the ground has me missing that Texas sun like no other. When I got off the plane in Houston, Tim McGraw was on the radio. They were playing country music. I wanted to cry from excitement, but instead I just trolled through the airport with a big cheesy grin on my face. I also had a strong desire to shout Davy Crockett's famous words "You can all go to hell and I will go to Texas!" for the whole airport to hear. For the record, I abstained from said desire. Anyway, end of the "I love Texas" rambling. 

Another tangent, but I have a little travel routine when I fly. Okay, it's not a routine, but I always want McDonald's chicken nuggets for my travel meal. I never eat them otherwise but for some reason they are my travel food of choice, and I get straight up frustrated when my terminal doesn't have a McD's. I didn't get to have my Mcnuggets on the flight to Texas, and I was mcbummed. I treated myself to rocky road fudge as a consolation prize. 

Unfortunately Parker couldn't come with me, but all of my sisters, parents, and brother-in-law were there, and I was on cloud nine. We went to PF Changs for dinner, and I had forgotten how delicious that place was! We all ordered different entrees and shared, so I felt like I ate the menu. Literally, I waddled on out of there and was still waddling by the time I got off the plane Sunday afternoon. It was worth it though!

Celebrating 26 years of being birthday buddies (I'm on the left, Danielle is on the right)
Mom and all of her babies! So thankful for each and every one of them. 
 We went back home and had birthday cake and opened presents. I couldn't get over how pretty our cake was! I also had a nice laugh that they misspelled my twin's name. She was Daniella for the evening instead of Danielle. It's better than last year. Last year at our birthday dinner, the waiter came over to Danielle and gave her free cake and sang her happy birthday. I guess he didn't know it was my birthday too and didn't observe that we have the same face. It was hysterical and a solid birthday memory for the years to come.

Saturday morning I drove to the town of my alma mater for my little's bachelorette party. She was my little sis in my college sorority and is one of my very best friends. I loved celebrating her and cannot wait for her wedding in May. I got to see some old friends that I haven't seen in years and playing those fun little bachelorette games is always a good time. The evening was equally as fun!

I'm not usually a bar person and never really have been, but I had the best time that night. The cool thing about the bars in College Station is they are predominantly crowded with college kids. It's just a cool atmosphere, but man I felt ancient! I also decided that a college bar offers probably the greatest people watching on the planet. It just does. 

Isn't she gorgeous? I just love her. 
Sunday it was time to travel back to Antarctica... I mean Norfolk. It was a little chilly in Texas, but I'll take 50s over 30s any day of the week! Though I was greeted with all of the beautiful white stuff that has come between me and my love for the outdoors, being reunited with that husband of mine is always a treat. Until next time, sweet Texas.

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Kate Mitchell said...

Sounds like a great trip and an awesome second birthday celebration! Don't worry, spring is coming to the north - it may just take another month or so to get here.

Janelle Cook said...

Glad you had a great trip!! :)

Jen said...

Such a great trip! Oh how I miss PF Changs, it's so good!

Brianna said...

What a great trip! I'm also a huge fan of Texas and honestly don't know that I could ever move. It'd just be too hard!

Lisa C said...

Glad you had a fun weekend! Going to college bars is rough these days. I just can't party at the same level as I did at 21, haha.

Bailey Kay said...

Glad you had a nice weekend in Texas! College bars are the best for people-watching.

Elizabeth said...

I could totally tell you 2 apart!!

Semper Ag said...

I FREAKING LOVE TEXAS TOO!!! I've ALWAYS loved Texas, but I appreciate it SO much more now that we are back (after living in places like Massachusetts!!!). You may all go the hell, but I'm going to Texas!!! YES!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Traveling back to Texas is always the best feeling I'm so happy that I can see that white stuff on TV and your blog while I'm "warm" here in Houston! :) Stay toasty my friends!

Ashley said...

Oh the cake! That is too funny! Glad you had a wonderful time in Texas!

Kenzie Smith said...

Sounds like you had such a wonderful time in Texas! I can imagine the weather was much nicer. How funny about your birthday stories!


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