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Weekend In The Great State

A couple of weekends ago (clearly I'm a bit behind on the blogging thing!), I headed for a weekend of family, food, and fun in Texas! If you know me, you know my love of Texas knows no bounds, and reuniting with family in the motherland is just about the greatest thing ever! My grandparents, mom, sisters, aunt, and cousins all reunited to celebrate my oldest cousin's high school graduation and my twin's baby shower. It was a festivity-filled weekend!

I got in Friday afternoon, just in time to celebrate my Grandaddy's birthday! We went out for Mexican food at our favorite little dive (oh Texas, how I love you and your Mexican food) and ate more enchiladas than we will publicly admit. ;) The waiters brought a giant sombrero for Grandaddy and sang him Happy Birthday. He loved it! I just love this picture. He's so special to me!

Saturday morning, we woke up and got ready to celebrate our graduate! My oldest cousin, Blake, just graduated from high school and is off to college in the Fall! She is the most beautiful woman inside and out, and I know she is going to do such great things. I love these sister-cousin-friends.

When we got back to the house, I snuck in a quick Facetime date with this cutie to check in and probably tell him everything I had to eat that day. #conversationgoals. Seeing his face is my favorite!

Saturday evening, we indulged in some ultra-fine dining in the form of Whataburger. My aunts and cousins live in Illinois now, and I live in Virginia, so we aren't privy to certain luxuries like Whataburger. When in Texas, one must get Whataburger!

We woke up bright and early Sunday morning for my twin sister's baby shower!  Before the shower, we got a glimpse of my grandparents' "pet". And by "pet", I mean fox. They have a few foxes that they leave puppy chow out for. I mean seriously, how fun is that?! This little guy was just coming up for breakfast...

The baby shower was perfect and wonderful, and I'll do a full recap on that soon! Here's a picture I snapped with the expectant twin. She loves it when I tap on her stomach and yell at the baby. Loves it, I tell you.

The baby shower took it out of us. It was awesome, but hosting is exhausting and we were wiped! Before going to bed, I snapped this picture of my precious grandparents holding hands over late night chit-chat. Just the sweetest.

I was set to fly home to Virginia Monday afternoon, but I snuck in a quick family lunch with the family that was still in town! My mom, Nana, cousin Jon, and I all went to a cute little lunch spot called The Dove's Nest, and I had to snap a picture of this sign and send it to Parker. #5. #5 is a real thing in our house. I always go into his office when he is getting ready and naturally sit in his chair. He'd prefer not to share said chair when he's getting ready. ;)

Lunch was delicious and dessert was even better. I've forgotten what this pie is called, but it was chocolatey goodness under vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate and caramel sauce. Need I say more? Yum.

I loved getting to spend some one on one time with the boy! We call him "the boy", because out of 7 cousins (not including husbands), he is the only boy! The first 6 were girls, and then this family finally got a boy! We haven't gotten to spend enough time together since I was already almost off to college when he was born, so Monday with just him was super fun.

Overall, it was just a wonderful 3 days. The motherland never disappoints, and I am counting down until my next visit to the great state! #TexasForever


Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

What an amazing trip! So great you got to celebrate your sister's baby shower and your grandfather's birthday! You truly have a lovely family. Does your sister know what she's having?


Jen said...

Such an awesome trip! That photo of you and your sister is precious.

Kirst Semler said...

It looks like you had so much fun! I love seeing how close other family's/extended families are! Warms my heart!

Bailey said...

So glad you had a great trip! Your Grandaddy is too precious! And that photo of you and Danielle... that bump!! I love it!!! Her dress is so flattering too!!

Janelle Cook said...

Sounds like a great trip home! Oh, and you'll be happy to know that I've fallen in love with Whataburger! haha!

Lisa C said...

We discovered Whataburger when Mac was in Oklahoma. We stopped before 11 am at the last Whataburger in Amarillo to eat there on our way here. My last flight, I found out that the Houston airport (where a lot of flights from our airport connect through) has a Whataburger. I'm already planning a stop on my next trip, haha.


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