Goodness me I thought married life was busy all on it's own! But then you sprinkle in the Holidays and family and traveling and holy smokes, life is in the fast lane moving quicker than ever. Thus putting my blog lower on the totem pole of "to-do's", which is why I am just now doing a review of the month of November. Better late than never, right?!
So the month started out with my good friend with the rad name, Ace winning a private shopping party for herself and a couple of friends at a boutique in the 2nd Street District, Plain Ivey Jane. What a better way to start a month out than with your girlfriends, shopping, cupcakes and champagne! Sadly I didn't get any pics from this soiree but don't be fooled we had a great time! If you're in Austin you should check out the boutique.
On one our fabulous nights out on the town we ended up running into and hanging out with retired NFL Quarterback, Jeff Blake. This is pretty epic for all the boys. Obviously I had no idea who he was. ;)
Short back story about moi; way back in the day I used to dance for a couple of local sports teams in Austin, The Toros being one of them. My fabulous and very talented friend, Marcella (who I met dancing for the Toros) is now the director and choreographer of The Austin Toros Capital City Dance Team. We ended up going to the Draft Party to support to her and the team - what a good lookin' group of gals! ;-)
I took Gunnar for his very first trip to the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trails. Which he absolutely loved!
Ended up meeting some friends downtown for a couple of cocktails. Sometimes we try to keep things 'low key' but that never ends up going as planned.
A couple of the guys; I think it's funny how each one has a very different expression on their face!
Mom finally decided to get back on the mountain biking bandwagon and made herself a very big and special new purchase! Congrats on the new wheels Momma, they're perfect for you!
It was a gorgeous fall day out so went to celebrate at Uncle Billy's on Barton Springs. Kiki loves her grandpuppy.
Terry surprised me with a very delicious date night to Truluck's; just because! Our waitress asked if we were celebrating anything special and I jokingly said "our 6 month anniversary". At the end of our meal she brought out a Happy "Six" Anniversary card signed by all the wait staff and this delicious dessert. I thought it was so sweet of them to do that.
One thing I absolutely love about my hubby is that he is A Man's Man. He drives a giant truck, plays football, wears cowboy boots on the daily, drinks whiskey and loves to shoot guns (among many other manly things). He took me to LaRue Tactical Range day that was held out in Liberty Hill. We spent the day testing out some really awesome guns, hanging with some of the hubs friends, eating their famous BBQ and shmoozing with all the vendors.
This is me in prone position shooting the LaRue OBR (optimal battle rifle) at 250 yards. Three hits out of 5 rounds isn't too shabby IMO. And T shooting the same gun at 750 yards - what a stud!
Like I mentioned early T is a Man's Man and plays him some football. Well they had a tournament the same weekend and wound up taking 1st Place in their division! Way to go Turbo!!
My two crazy friends and I have this fun tradition to see the midnight showing of all the Twilight movies that come out. So it's pretty silly how much your tolerance for late movies rapidly decline as you get older. But we made it through the new Breaking Dawn Part 1 movie with no problemas...the next couple of days, that's a whole other story. I actually liked this flick - it had more vampire gore and KStew's acting was a tad bit more tolerable for the first half of the movie. Sadly no pics were taken of us dressed in our warmest and comfiest get up.
Because I am a party soldier, the very next night we put on our dancing boots and headed to Midnight Rodeo to see Cory Morrow! Cory always puts on a great show no matter where he plays! Sadly my camera battery died and I only have some crappy phone pics to share. This was a wild night; I accidentally grabbed the blade of Terry's pocket knife and then whilst twirling on the dance floor I managed to rip my toe nail in half. Thank god for e-6000 glue!
We spent the day resting and hanging out together as it is very rare that we don't have plans on the weekends. We were out running a couple of errands when we decided to go grab a bite and a drink at Uncle Billy's out on the Lake. That was the perfect way to spend a warm fall afternoon with the hubs.
There is a super cool shop called Blue Genie at the Oasis that we went into. I love anything and everything that supports local Austin businesses, especially the crafty folks. This place does just that too, by renting out space in their store to keep the merchandise fresh and new.
We then proceeded to meet some friends downtown for another super fun night because as George Strait says "I ain't here for a long time, but I'm here for a good time"!
Again, I fail with the pics because I couldn't find my camera charger so we used my friends. Waiting on those to be posted. But I did rock my new red skinny jeans which I had been searching for for like 3 months. Seriously I walk into to Target of all places and what do I see on the racks...red skinnies! You bet your bottom dollar I snatched those bad boys right up! Some girl said " ugh, her booty all hanging out!" to which I replied with a smile on my face "sweety, don't be jealous." Besides, how does ones booty hang out in jeans? I mean really.
Then we recuperated, went grocery shopping, baked a lot of double layer pumpkin pie cheesecakes and all the sudden it's time for the Thanksgiving holiday! Woohoo!
Stop! hatin' is bad,