Monday, February 22, 2016

Happenings!

Mondayyyy, why do you always get here so quickly? I swear, I blinked and this weekend was over before I knew it! Is it bad that I'm looking forward to Friday already?!

It's been a while since I've shared what we've been up to lately, so here's a quick recap!

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One of the things that was so great about living in Scottsdale was all of the delicious restaurants in the area, and we've been struggling finding ones that we are super jazzed about (that aren't Mexican food) here in San Antonio... well, we've officially added a restaurant to our "must go again" list! 

The name of the restaurant is Bliss, and the atmosphere was great and the food was delicious - highly recommend! It was the perfect spot for our Valentine's Day dinner!


My 2016 travel bucket list included Big Bend National Park, and although I still haven't gotten a chance to make my way there, John and Scout went on a quail hunting trip. They had a great time and camped in the National Park. And thankfully, there were no encounters with large wild animals...


The terrain at Big Bend (and the surrounding areas) was very similar to what they are used to hunting in southern Arizona and they had an awesome time chasing quail through the desert.


 This past weekend we basically hung around the house, and it was pretty magnificent. We've been having fun planning our trip to Alaska, and watching all sorts of National Geographic documentaries on the state - the research and planning is half the fun for us!


Saturday morning I woke up, and out of absolutely nowhere, our trees had started blooming! The weather has been so fantastic lately, and the blooms really made me excited and convinced that spring is officially here (this makes my warm-weathered heart happy)!


Lily had a vet appointment this weekend, and she is just as cute as can be. She is getting big quickly (she is 15lbs, which is kind of a lot considering she is only 3 months old and Scout is 25lbs full grown), and loves to play with Scout (and by play, I mean never ending pestering!).


Sunday afternoon we went with our friends from our church small group to the San Antonio Rodeo and Stock Show! And to say I loved it would be an understatement... like, I wish John was a cowboy (actually, not really, but maybe wear a cowboy hat).

The San Antonio rodeo is a big deal, and being a first timer, it was super fun to learn about all of the different events. Without a doubt, the little kid mutton bustin' was my favorite event. :)


After each day at the rodeo they host a concert, and on Sunday Old Dominion was playing. They did a great job, and it was fun to see someone we actually knew (this year they have everyone from Martina McBride to Jason Derulo to Toby Keith... so you don't really know what you're going to get!).


The weekend closed just the way I like it... with relaxing and puppy cuddles - can't get enough!


18 comments :

  1. You guys are going to have a great time in Alaska! I went a while back, and actually a friend of mine just surprised her husband with a trip there this summer!

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  2. Alaska sounds amazing! On my bucket list for sure! Monday's are so hard to get up for!! Xo

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  3. You got a puppy!! And you are going to Alaska! That's why you have to not stop reading blogs for a month and a half. you miss everything! I've always wanted to go to Alaska, and for me I love the planning. It drives my husband nuts.

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  4. Alaska sounds amazing, I've wanted to do a cruise there for some time now! Looks like you had a fab weekend, I've heard Old Dominion is awesome live so how fun that you guys got to see them!

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  5. Oh, Alaska will be amazing! I've always wanted to go there, too.

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  6. Ah a trip to Alaska! How fun! I can't wait to read about your adventures there :)

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  7. Alaska will be so much fun! And love those sweet puppy pics!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  8. So many fun things. So so jeal of y'alls Alaska trip… I will use your experience to help me plan a trip in the future ;)

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  9. I love that picture of the two of you on your couch with all your animals around you!

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  10. ahhh lilly still looks so small & cute! I'm so jealous of those blooms on the trees, I wish spring would hurry up and get here too! so fun to go to a rodeo, I can't even imagine what attending one would be like!

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  11. So glad that you had a great time at the rodeo! The Houston Rodeo starts up next week, and I'm so excited! There really is nothing like Mutton Bustin! It's definitely my favorite event!

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  12. Puppy cuddles are the best part of a weekend!

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  13. You with all the pups!!! Love!! Can't wait to see what you plan for Alaska!!!

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  14. Mtton bustin is for sure the best parts of every rodeo, if you ask me! It's just so cute :) Also, I agree - planning trips is half of the fun!

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  15. Alaska will be such an amazing trip, especially with all the research and planning you guys are putting into it! Looking forward to hearing more about it!

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  16. So many great happenings going on for you guys lately! And of course the puppies are just the cutest! Will Lily learn to hunt too?

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  17. That picture of y'all on the couch is adorable! And those sweet puppy snuggles! So good! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  18. Nothing better than puppy cuddles! So cute!

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