Monday, February 25, 2013

weekend update

Whew!  We had a busy weekend!  Friday night and Saturday were spent having a good time and Sunday was all about getting stuff done.  I think it was the perfect balance of fun and productivity...

My Uncle Mike gave Austin and I a Pappa's gift card for Christmas, and it has been burning a hole in my wallet.  We didn't have dinner plans on Friday, so we headed out to grab some seafood at Pappadeaux.  Since Friday was "national margarita day" and all, we had some beverages while we waited!

I ordered the seafood mixed grill, and Austin had a salad and oysters.  I love getting to go eat with my man...we always have a good time.

On Saturday, it was time for an adventure!  I taught my ballerina babies in the morning, and then Austin and I headed to Beaumont Ranch!

I found a Groupon for this place a month or so ago, and I thought it would be something fun for the two of us to do.  We checked into our cabin (the "Charles") around 3:30.  I'm not really sure why our room was named after an old man, but it was a cool spot with a very comfortable bed.

Once we were all settled in, it was time to hit the trail.  We headed over to the stables to check out our horsies...

Austin got to ride "Happy" the horse.  

I am actually kind of unclear about the name of my horse, though.  See, our trail boss had a little bit of an accent, so I didn't really understand what he said my horse was called.  To me, it sounded like he said, "Esbeache" (pronounced S-Beech-Ay), but Austin told me that he thought the horse was actually named "Beachy".  I just called him Tom.

Austin and I look pretty good all saddled up, don'tcha think?!

The trail ride was really fun.  It was the perfect temperature outside, and the scenery was really purdy.  Here are some of the scenes I saw:

Once the ride was over we waddled back to "Charles" and got cleaned up for our Chuckwagon Dinner.  We ate in a barn that was bumpin' with the tunes of a country band.  We filled up on all things BBQ, listened to the band, and did some people watching (Beaumont Ranch is pretty big, so there were quite a few families, couples, and big groups there).

We came back to the "city" relatively early yesterday morning, and I got down to business.  Dishes were cleaned, laundry was washed, dried, and put away, the weekly menu and shopping list was made, and DVRs were purged.  We ended the day with a delicious dinner of crawfish and oysters with friends.

Like I said, it was the perfect blend of work and play.  I hope everyone had a great weekend!!

I'm trying something new and linking up with Sami today!


  1. I'm so jealous you ate crawfish this weekend! I'm dying to get my hands on some crawfish!

    1. It was so good! We have this place that is literally right across the street from our apartment that has it for $5.99 a pound. I have a feeling we'll be there often!

  2. Wow sounds like a great weekend! And the ranch looks really cool - good find on Groupon!

    1. Yeah it was really cool...I love me some Groupon!