Road Trips and Football

Thursday night, my dad called me and told us to break out the air mattress because he was coming down for the weekend.  Whoo hoo!  He got to town on Friday evening and on Saturday, we spent the day on the coast, visiting with my grandma, and enjoying lunch at a place, I’ve been going to for 32 years, El’s.  :)

We brought Hunter to the coast with us and I think he has the best time of all.  We were able to play fetch (we don’t have a yard, so this was a GIFT), he got up close and personal with some ducks and chickens,  and we even took him to Bogue Sound and let him go swimming.  I think it’s safe to say he had the best day, ever.

I got some cute video of him chasing some shells in the water.  This was the first time we’d ever taken him swimming and it was so fun to see him bound in and out of the water.  He was whooped at the end of the day and slept the entire two hours in the car on the way home, which never happens.  Good day.

The Redskins played the Rams today, so that meant we had to trek to a bar to watch the game.  We got spoiled when the game was aired on TV last weekend, so we went to Tobacco Road in Raleigh because it’s where one of the biggest Redskins fan groups meet.  I’ve never really been a  big fan of watching football in bars, (I hate it when people get wasted and get stupid)  but it was fun.  A little intense, but fun.

When the Skins would score, the music would blare and everyone would sing along to “Hail to the Redskins.”  Even though they ended up losing the game, it was fun to watch with other people who love our team so much.  We’ll definitely go back.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Adventures in Doggy Day Care

Today was a big moment in our family.  We took Hunter to Doggy Day Care for the first time in his life.  It sounds simple, but for a 6 year old pup who had only known the luxury of our home or staying with family, it was a big deal.

This all started because we were supposed to go to South Carolina this weekend and we needed to check out some boarding places, but because Chris can hardly walk, we decided to postpone our trip.  However, we did decide that we needed to find somewhere Hunter could stay when and if we travel.

We started at one place about 20 minutes from our house, and the moment we walked in, I knew it was a no.  Discouraged, we headed to a place closer to home and were very excited by what we saw.  Not only was it nice and big, it also has webcams, so you can watch your dog from work, vacation, or even your phone.  Win!

Chris and I both checked in on him via the webcam throughout the day and it was highly entertaining.  I picked him up at 4:30 and he was a happy but tired guy.  Basically after he ate dinner, he passed out and has been relaxing and sleeping ever since.  To put it lightly, his world got rocked today.  :)

We were sent home with an impressive report card, too!

With Chris being down for the count, it was so easy to drop him off at the day care for the day so it was one less thing for Chris to worry about at home.  We’re thinking of taking him a few times a week just for him to get social time and a ton of exercise.  So worth it.  Check out our sleepy guy:

Gratitude for the day:

1.  The Espy’s are on tonight!

2.  Video chat with my sister in law!  :)

3.  Did I mention doggy day care?

4.  The Olympics start in 15 days!

5.  It’s still 80 degrees.  Bye, bye triple digit heat!

Big Ole Weekend of Fun

I love weekends like this.  Nothing on the agenda, yet it still turns out to be fun.

Saturday morning, Hunter and I went for a long walk along the greenway and stumbled upon a pond.  He cracked me up when he walked right up to the water and jumped in.  I expected him to check it out and slowly step in if he was going to go for it, but no, full on splash, and he loved every second of being in the water.  Pretty entertaining for me, too.  :)

The rest of our Saturday was spent hanging out at the house waiting for maintainence to come by because our A/C kept going out.  Luckily after two tries, they got it fixed and we were back in business.  We caught up on a lot of our dvr and I got all of the laundry done, so I’d consider that a success.

Today, we had a great day.  :)  Our animal planet kicked it off with supreme cuteness and playtime.  Love their preciousness so much, they’re so entertaining.

This afternoon, Chris took me to lunch in Chapel Hill at a local favorite called Suttons Drug Store.  Yep, that’s right.  Lunch at a drug store.  We walked through the actual drug store and into the back where there was a small diner like setup.  Chris and I both ordered their famous burgers, and it did not disappoint.  Nom, nom.

After lunch, we headed to the country for some ice cream at a local farm.

No lie, you guys, this may have been the best ice cream I’ve ever had.  Sorry, Bluebell!!  There was something magical about ice cream straight from the cow, and we’ll definitely be going back sometime this summer.  Also, it’s the first time I’ve ever experienced banana pudding ice cream, and that stuff was delish.

Since we were out in the country, we decided we should run around in the corn fields like lunatics.

Where’s Chris??


Lastly, this has nothing to do with our weekend, but have you guys used the new laundry packs in your washing machines?  I love them so much, I can’t even explain.  I think it’s hands down one of the greatest inventions, ever, and I wish I had invented it myself.  There are multiple brands who are making these things now, but we’ve stuck to Purex or Arm & Hammer.  Tide is a lot more expensive, and we’ve been happy when the other brands, especially with their price.  If you haven’t tried these little guys, I think you should.

Great weekend.  I have a feeling it’s going to be a great week.  :)