FAMILY | weekend update: crawfish boils + wedding showers

This weekend was wedding shower madness. We are in that season of our lives where every spring/summer is drenched in nuptial bliss. I love weddings so this is by no means a bad thing. Just makes for a busy time. (:

On Friday I was able to catch up with one of my best friends from high school. She has been traveling all over the place for work/family so it was nice to finally be in the same state for more than a few hours. One of my favorite things about our friendship is that we have a regular date planned when it comes to hanging out which usually involves pedicures and or manicures and dinner/coffee. There is never any debate or stress on what to do and we always feel like there is sufficient time to catch up with each other. I want to say we have had this routine going for 5 years or so? It’s pretty much the best thing.

Saturday we ventured down to Houston for a couples shower for my sister who is getting married in Mexico this June! Compared to the 8 hour haul we usually drive (by we I obviously mean Eric;) down to NOLA, the 3.5 hours both ways (while definitely tiring) didn’t feel too bad. I haven’t had any crawfish yet this season and the friend who cooked did a phenomenal job. Honestly, they may have been some of the best crawfish I have ever eaten. I feel like I have to come out and say: I don’t peel my own crawfish. First of all, I’m married to a NOLA boy who does a great job peeling them and secondly, for three years straight I had live crawfish in my classroom for a science unit. Once you deal with a little critter ALIVE (this included feeding them, picking them up every day, and naming them) it makes it hard to deal with them dead. But my husband knows this, so he’s pretty much the best and just peels them for me now no questions asked. Miss M ate her fair share of the little red guys too. Any time Eric would put some on my plate I would see a little hand start to reach for more. She’s definitely her daddy’s girl! Before heading back to Dallas, we were able to stop by and visit with some friends who just had a little baby boy a few short weeks ago. It was really refreshing to see them and between our visit with them and our time spent at the shower we headed back to Dallas with smiles on our faces and happy hearts!

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sign copy  IMG_2485 copy   Sunday we switched up our normal Mass routine and went to church in the morning where our child was completely thrown off her rocker and decided she wanted none. of. it. So Eric and I took turns walking her around during Mass and I think between the two of us, we probably got an hours worth of prayer in. In the afternoon I was able to go to a bridal shower for one of the girls from my old college ministry group. This girl was a freshman my senior year and it has been wonderful to see her and her fiance grow into such a lovely couple. The shower was also ice cream themed so there plenty of sweets to go around! Sunday evening we were able to take my dad out to dinner to a local BBQ place that we love. After we finished up dinner we walked around and found a park nearby where we let Miss M burn off some post-dinner energy. We were also really close to the train museum my dad works at on the weekends and were able to get a close up look of the old train they have restored. IMG_2547 copy

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It was a busy weekend to say the least and this coming one doesn’t look like it’s slowing down either with a birthday party to finish planning + execute AND Easter!

Happy Monday!

2 thoughts on “FAMILY | weekend update: crawfish boils + wedding showers

  1. I. just. CAN’T. with crawfish! But it looks like y’all had a great time! A Mexico wedding? How fun! I secretly want to be invited to one one day so I can have an excuse for vacation!

    1. It is really hard to get past the whole ripping the body apart of the crawfish-eating-situation. But the end result is SO worth it! 😉 and I won’t lie, I’m pretty excited to have an excuse to go to a beach this summer! Maybe you guys can make an excuse for a babymoon!

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