Monday, April 4, 2011

Finally, a Springy Weekend!

After a short little extension of winter, we finally got a break and had some beautiful weather for the entire weekend. We took advantage of it all weekend! Friday night was an impromptu dinner with my little brother who was home for a bit on break from law school.

When Hubby got home from work, we loaded up Bogey and headed back down for a fabulous dinner of grilled tri-tip, baked potatoes, spinach salad, green beans, & butterscotch or chocolate cream pie....I was definitely ready for bed after that meal!

Bogey got some extra time to run & play, which I'm sure he enjoyed after such a cold winter. Over the winter, my dad made arrangements to increase the size of the dock and install a ramp on the existing dock at the pond on my grandparent's land. My brother took some video while Hubby & my dad worked on creating our own "Dock Dog." He doesn't quite have the leaping down, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

Saturday was absolutely gorgeous! And I'm so glad...we hadn't mowed yet this year & our backyard was like a jungle! I started the mowing while Hubby ran the weedeater & edger...the grass was so thick in the backyard that a few times the mower just shut off...yeah, it was ridiculous!

After spending some time outside we got ready for a fun evening with our small group. One of the guys in our small group has some serious perks! He was able to get us a full suite for the Winter Jam 2011 concert. We had an entire suite for our small group and one other group. It was incredible! I'm really not a huge concert fan, but if I could have a suite everytime I think I might learn to enjoy it!
Oh Francesca Batistelli...you are incredible! (even when recovering from strep throat)



Some of the girls...not sure how I ever survived without them!


My bestie...seriously, this girl is my rock & I'm speechless when I think that God thought I deserved such an incredible friend.

And the finale....yes, that's the drummer from the Newboys on a platform that is up in the air spinning! Craziness!

Yesterday was another gorgeous day, but incredibly windy! We didn't spend much time outside but ran some much-needed errands! After church, nursery duty, & lunch with our pastor & his wife, Hubby & I both came home with a new pair of shoes.
My impractical but gorgeous Vince Camuto Woke Pumps for one my best friends' weddings on Saturday evening!


And Hubby's extremely practical Saucony running shoes....We went to The Starting Block and he had a GAIT analysis run since he's starting to run quite a bit more. It was a very informative experience and I think I'll probably need to do that soon as well...of course running on a treadmill, barefoot, in front of everyone is not high on my list of desired activities!

We finished up the weekend with small group, a walk for Bogey, and a terrible movie. How Do You Know? with Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, & Paul Rudd...yeah, thought it had a lot of promise and I ended up practicaly pinching myself to stay awake!

It's a little chilly today, but my tulips are about to bloom & the forecast looks great...Spring has finally arrived!

7 comments:

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

SO jealous you got to see Francesca!! What a funnnnnnnn weekend :) I love it!! Bless you this week, Lauren!

Jennifer said...

I love spring too!

Looks like a fun weekend. I've seen Newsboys in concert several times over the years and they've done that fun drum spinning thing forever - I love it - never gets old! (o:

Amanda said...

oh man...i realy wanted to go to winter jam but we were in texas! :( i heard it was amazing from so many people! glad you had fun! those shoes are amazing! love them!!!!

Callie Nicole said...

OH, Winter Jam sounds like it was fun! I love those shoes you bought too - they're pretty fabulous! :-)

Megan said...

Sounds like y'all had a great weekend!! That meal sounds wonderful. It has been really beautiful weather here, too. I love those shoes that you bought...they are definitely adorable!!

Miss Southern Prep said...

I bet your tulips will be beautiful! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! That concert looks like it was amazing! I love those shoes too--it doesn't matter if they're impractical, they are lovely!

Llama said...

Send some of that amazing weather over here asap! I need spring!! :)