Friday Favorites: 06.15.2018
Wahoo! Today is my official first day of summer and I’m so pumped!
Let’s start with last Friday. I had the day off from work and spent the day running errands in preparation for our trip. We left for Houston Friday evening around 7:30 and arrived around 11:30.
Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early to have breakfast with my grandparents at Cracker Barrel. I love exploring their shop for gift ideas and home decor. Everything is so homey and I love the variety of items for all ages! As a child, I was obsessed with playing checkers on these large mats as we waited for our table. One treasure I found this time was this fun patterned bag with pom-poms! Such a steal at $10 and I was able to use it for my reunion later that evening.
After breakfast, we relaxed and watched Uncle Buck (I love John Candy movies) Shay and I took my parents and their friends to the airport for their annual vacation. We then grabbed two pizzas to go from Mod Pizza. So delicious! My pizza is vegan and gluten free!
Shay and I left for my high school reunion around 5:00 and drove through a bit of rain. We were the first to arrive to help set up at the winery. Shay and I put the “photo booth” together (which is a post in itself!) and awaited for my former classmates to arrive.
The rest of the evening was a blur from helping classmates sign in, dispersing drink tickets, and reminiscing with classmates. We had a grand time and I’m thankful for Shay’s patience and willingness to be my date! So grateful for the fellowship and catching up with old pals!
Of course, I have to share the spread of Mediterranean inspired appetizers. There were three types of hummus: avocado, roasted garlic, and beet hummus with pita bread. Then tabbouleh and chicken skewers which Shay raved about!
Here’s a fun photo with some of my drumline buddies! We are holding a picture from when we won the Winter Guard International (WGI) Indoor Drumline competition in 2005 for the open class division. Sorry it’s a screenshot!
Sunday morning, we attended church service and ate at Jason’s Deli with my grandparents. I ordered the lighter portion of the black bean salad with extra guacamole (no cheese and sour cream to make it vegan). So delicious!
While this was going on, I tracked Courtney, my sister-in-law’s bib number as she completed her very first marathon in Seattle! Technology is pretty neat! I would get notifications when she started and reached certain mile markers. So very proud of her!
We originally planned to leave right after eating but a nap was in order. I took a quick power nap but Shay and the dogs needed some extra Z’s. I watched a free on-demand movie, the new Cinderella movie with Lily James. My parents also sent me some fun pictures!
Drove back to Houston and it was back to the grind. My last day of work was Thursday morning (yahoo!) so I am happy to be off until mid to late July! Lots of chores, puppy snuggles, and movies commenced on Thursday.
I have to share one additional favorite! Saw those advertisement for a new Larabar flavor coming to stores this summer! So excited!
Now onto completing that bucket list,