Monday, August 13, 2012

I Love Great Weekends

This weekend was great.  We did lots and lots and honestly it wasn't very relaxing, but it. was. great.  Sometimes you just need those really good weekends that leave you feeling happy and content and this was one of them.  Friday night was one of those rare Friday nights this summer that we didn't have somewhere to be.  It was wonderful!  We hung out for a little bit, and then decided to go here to The Plaza District's "Live on the Plaza".  It was something fun and different, and I got a yummy taco from a food truck, cuz I'm just crazy like that.

I also got to make these delish cinnamon rolls.  They are so yummy!  You can find the recipe here.  It's from one of my favorite blogging ladies- The Pioneer Woman.

Jeff's family was coming in town to help him build a deck in our backyard, so before they arrived on Saturday I headed to school to get my classroom in order.  Because I started in the middle of the year last year, I didn't make any changes to my classroom.  It needed a little somethin' somethin' but I just didn't have much time to work on it. This year I wanted to add some color.  Honestly, there's not much you can do to cute-ify a computer room but alas, I tried.  It looked like this last year...

And now it looks like this....

I like the change.  I think it was good for that little room :)

I headed home on Saturday afternoon to make Jeff's birthday cake.  I was excited to use my new measuring cups (I'm a dork) and I think I had the cutest cake-making helper there ever was!

My precious nephew

Here's a picture of the finished product.  Yes, I realize it's pink.  That's what's so great about my Jeffrey.  He knows that strawberry's my favorite and he claims to like it too, but I have to wonder if it's just a ruse to appease his strawberry cake loving wife.  Jeff, if you're out there- is this true?!

Saturday night, I (Jeff stayed home to work on the deck) went to my friend Anne's wedding.  You might remember another wedding I went to from this post.  I love weddings!  And wedding cake.  I really, really love wedding cake.  I had the beeeeest time at Anne's wedding.  My friends and I danced the night away.  They're just so fun.  And I have fun when I'm with them.  I won't lie, I got a little emo. on Saturday night thinking about how much I love my friends.  Here are some pics from the wedding...

The Bride and her sneaks.

I mean, really... they're so great.

No Words.

Sunday, we relaxed a little bit, I made another cake for my Mom's birthday (she and Jeff share a birthday). We ate both the cakes, and sat on our deck! It really was a good weekend, and it gave me lots of joy to start off this crazy week (school starts on Wednesday!).
I'm grateful for good weekends, good friends and good family.

Pay no attention to the 'rusty table' behind the curtain

Yes, our yard's dead.

Leaning candles on momma's birthday cake.  Texas sheet cake's the best.

One of my favorite moments of the weekend. 

Our Deck!!

 The End.

1 comment:

  1. You are so right, there are times we just need that refreshing time!
    and I am glad you had a good weeked! I love to make cinnamon rolls, but yours are probably better than mine! lol!
    and I wanna do that when I get married...wear sneakers with my dress...very few have the courage!
    Have a great day!
    p.s. feel free to join my beauty series starting Wednesday, August 15, it will include guest posts, lots of pictures, letters, and a giveaway at the end!!!


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