Monday, March 26, 2012

This Weekend

Charlie and I had such a fun and random weekend I thought someone might be interested in taking a peek into a "normal" weekend for us. Friday night we cheered on Baylor basketball then stayed up WAY past our bedtime to see "The Hunger Games" with Bobi. Saturday we slept in (because we do not have kids yet and we will sleep in on the weekends as long as the Lord allows us - unashamedly) then splurged and went out for doughnuts. Charlie had a frisbee golf game so we did our usual sharing of the dogs at Cameron Park. He always takes Duke - Duke will stick right by his side, sit while they all throw, and generally behave himself because he is a sweetheart. But since one of Tusker's favorite past times is fetching - frisbee golf is not a spectator sport for him. So I end up taking Tusker somewhere else in the park and try to keep him out of trouble. This trip I found a perfect spot in the East Brazos area - its much quieter and less populated. Plus there is a big boat launch area that is PERFECT for him to fetch sticks in the river. He has gotten so brave - even if I throw a stick and he can't find it, he will just swim around until he finds any random stick and bring it back to me. This is a picture of when he couldn't find a stick so he brought back a dead fish. Most of the time he will jump around and bark like crazy until I throw something again. But when the fish hit the shore he just dropped it and looked at me as if to say "Mom I don't know what this is, it's freaking me out a bit. What do I do?" It was hilarious.

We also officially became friends with a small army of neighborhood kids. There are four brothers that live across the street and this weekend they were joined by a cousin. They are 13, 11, 8, 6, and 4. I was working on something in the yard and the next thing I know Charlie and I have spent two hours entertaining them - playing with the dogs, taking turns sitting on the motorcycle, revving the engine and trying on Charlie's helmet. Charlie's favorite quote from Stevie "I got more gaming stuff than anybody.....except for Obama." They are a trip and I am sure this spring and summer they will find any excuse to come hang out. Just so Mimi knows, the porch is already a magnet for little neighborhood boys, late night talks with friends, and naps in the shade. Thank you!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Break

 So happy to have Mimi visit us this week! Mom got to come visit the ever increasingly warming state of Texas - and we rang in Spring with a bang. With visits to Lowes, Walmart, Target, Hobby Lobby, and HEB we filled the Boyd casa with warmth and merriment.

I'm not sure I am going to be able to keep up with all the new plants on the front porch. Our house has an amazing front porch and swing, but Mom helped us spruce it up with some greenery and new furniture. Now it is the place to BE! We expect much reading, time with Jesus, and naps to ensue...

Even more time was spent in the kitchen - decorating as well at cooking. Even though Charlie and I were still "home" it really felt like a refreshing vacation.We are so blessed to have such an amazing family - moms, in-laws, brothers and sisters. I can't wait to grow up and be like my Mom.