Wednesday, September 4

a complete whirlwind weekend

The past four days have been a real whirlwind. We left Friday around 4 p.m. to head to the airport. Our flight was originally supposed to leave Chicago at 8 p.m. but thanks to a nasty line of storms and serious rain we didn't end up leaving Chicago until midnight. So we spent a lot of time playing cards, getting frustrated, strolling through the airport watching other people getting frustrate and eating snacks.

 

We arrived in Austin around 2:30 a.m. greeted by my trooper of a best friend who lovingly picked us up from the airport regardless of time, even though she had to be up early the next day to be a bridesmaid in a wedding (thanks Lauren). By the time our heads hit the pillow it was almost 4 a.m. and needless to say, we were exhausted. The hubs got up early to get some golfing in while I slept spent my morning relaxing. Oh, fyi, it's hot in Texas in August, just in case you didn't know. 

The reason we were in Austin was for a college friends wedding, which was beautiful. She looked stunning and so in love. We're so very happy for the new married couple!

**Please excuse the poor quality/lighting of these iPhone photos. 




 

We spent the rest of Saturday spending time with my best friend and her boyfriend. In case you didn't know, she moved to Memphis recently and so our visits are much more limited. It was so so good to be able to spend some much needed time with them. And in honor of our anniversary, we took this picture next to a semi creepy/morbid wall mural. We thought it was relevant due to the "til death do us part" but then we later realized there was a wall of names down the street. Oh well.


Sunday was our one year anniversary. We spend our first anniversary mostly in the airport and in the air, which was fine with us. We didn't really care as long as we were together. Thankfully, we got an early flight home to Chicago and we were able to surprise our families who were all together for the Labor Day weekend/draft weekend at my in-laws.

I am very very thankful that the nice people at the Austin airport changed our flight. We were a little sad we weren't with our family when they were all together, but since we got a few extra hours in on Sunday it all worked out just right.

Monday was the family fantasy football league draft day. This is serious business. Last year was my first year in the league and I LOVED it. It made the football season that much more enjoyable because you have so many different players that you are rooting for, instead of just one team. I'm mostly pleased with how my team turned out and am excited for football season to officially begin.

We finally got back home late Monday night. We were so wiped from a complete whirlwind weekend. But when it is filled with fun activities and people you love there is always time for sleep later.

I know I've said it before but I can't believe it's September already. I am definitely ready for fall. The air has already cooled a bit here and it brings nothing but goodness for this upcoming season.

1 comment:

Aubrey @ The Daily Simple said...

I knew I recognized that mural. I live in Austin! There are more than one of those murals here and they come in different varieties but are all 'death do us part' ones. I love them. I just love all of the art here in Austin! :)