This weekend was busy, crazy, hectic, and fun. I barely got any rest but I got a lot accomplished and good times were had. As much as I love weekends where I feel rested and relaxed and ready to tackle the week ahead, weekends like the one I had are really nice. A recap of sorts felt necessary.
Friday // A quiet night at home, where my mom and I picked up something from the store and then spent the night cuddled up in her bed with Dutch, catching up on episodes on some of our favorite shows such as Cougar Town, Dallas, and Happy Endings. (The fact that Happy Endings is on the verge of being cancelled breaks my heart! That shows is ridiculously funny and well-written.)
Saturday // I woke up way too early (6:30am – why, body, WHY?) so I spent some time reading blogs and writing a blog post. I got in a fabulous Best Body Bootcamp workout. I’m trying to utilize Tina’s suggested cardio routines this time around so I did her 3/2/1 interval workout and then Workout C, which was all about balance and core strength.
After that, my mom and I headed over to the baseball field to watch my nephew play t-ball. It was such a gorgeous day and all I wanted to do was bask in the sun.
After the game, my mom and I went to the mall because I had a $20 off coupon to use at Old Navy and I was on the hunt for a pair of capris. (Which was a success!) We ended our shopping date with froyo, as it should be.
And then it was time to scurry home, clean our apartment, and get ready to head over to my grandparents’ house. My favorite Georgia family came down for the weekend so we ate pizza, had dessert, and spent so much time reminiscing and laughing and just chatting about life. I love hearing stories about all my uncles and my mom (she grew up with five brothers) when they were younger. They definitely gave my grandparents a run for their money! 😉 (Also, I got lots of quality snuggle time in with my favorite baby. Can you believe she will be 6 months old on Tuesday? Crazy!)
Around 9pm, we snuck out with our favorite Georgia family (FGF?) so they could see our apartment. We had drinks and spent an easy two hours just chatting some more. (And perhaps gossiping? Perhaps.) I can feel so out of place in my family but there’s something about this family that just fits. They get us, we get them. I wish they didn’t live so far away! We are crossing our fingers they can come back down for Thanksgiving. It’s so fun having them down here!
Sunday // Another early morning, but this time for good reason: Animal Kingdom! It was a really spur-of-the-moment decision on Saturday afternoon to go, since our next few weekends will be busy and I need to use up 3 more days at the parks by early June. We decided on Animal Kingdom since I have never been there.
We stayed for about 6 hours (with an 90-minute drive to and from, we can’t stay too long because of Dutch) and managed to do quite a few things. We saw the Finding Nemo musical and the Lion King show, went on Expedition Everest (one of my new favorite roller coasters!), a dinosaur thrill ride, and a safari where we saw a slew of animals up close: giraffes, antelope, a lion, hippos to name a few! It was such a fun day and I had the best time. I’m not sure if I love Animal Kingdom more than Sea World, but it is a very close second. I still have two days left on my four-day Disney pass so I’m sure I’ll find myself at that park again.
We left a little after four, made the hour-ish trek back home, and I was sliding into a bubble bath by 6pm! Ahh, perfect!
The rest of Sunday was spent lounging: writing this blog post, writing guest posts, watching TV, and preparing myself for another week ahead.
Happy Monday! What did you do this weekend?