My Weekend Was Better Than Yours

August 3, 2009 at 9:35 am 21 comments

Hello friends. How was your weekend? I know, you’re staring at your computer, you can’t actually answer. This isn’t like when you run into someone you barely know at the grocery store and they say “OH! How ARE you??” They really don’t care. They are just being polite. Of course I’m being polite… but not just for the sake of being polite. I really do care. How was your weekend?

Mine was great, thanks for asking. Stephen and I spent the weekend in Galveston at Bella Rose. We were celebrating our second anniversary. We got in late on Friday night. My mom and aunts had this waiting for us.


A few cards, a bottle of red for Stephen, a bottle of one of my favorite Rieslings, and a mini bottle of champagne. Upstairs on our bedroom door was a Happy Anniversary sign. Then when we opened the door, the bed was beautifully turned down and there were chocolates on our pillow. It was a great surprise… and very inviting. I’m sure their intentions had something to do with grandbabies. But the bed looked so inviting that we went to bed and proceeded to sleep for about 11 hours.

Saturday we woke up and went to eat at the Sunflower Bakery. Our waiter was kind of a creeper but the food was great. Then we went to the beach. We hauled towels, books, a cooler, and an umbrella. Stephen spent a good 15 minutes digging a hole for the umbrella. It stood for about 10 minutes and a small gust of wind blew it to the other side of the island. It snapped into a million tiny toothpicks. Not only was it embarrassing but it was quite frustrating since we found out that the umbrella wasn’t intended for beach use… it was for the back porch. Boo. Looks like Garden Ridge is going to get another $50 out of us. Instead of moaning about our loss, I laid out and read. It’s what I do best. Stephen body surfed. It’s what he does best. Three hours later, he was as red as a lobster and I was nice and toasty.

That night we went to dinner at Rudy & Paco’s. My parents had made reservations for us and given us a gift certificate. Very nice surprise. It was fantastically expensive and delicious. Aside from the fact that we were literally surrounded by bachelorette parties, it was a perfect dinner. We were trying to act rich and nonchalant so we didn’t take any photos during dinner. But once we’d handed over our certificate and left the restaurant, we pulled out the camera.


We were also too cool to ask someone to take our picture.


I’m aware that I’m wearing this dress in another post, but I swear I’ve only worn it twice. It’s comfortable and it allows me to eat as much as I want without feeling restricted.


That’s my handsome husband. There are some weird shadows on his body. I don’t know what that’s all about.

So remember last week when we talked about cheesecake babies? Want to see my food baby? I think we’ll call him Rudy. Or Paco.


Seriously, I’m not pregnant. It’s all food. If you listen closely you can hear Jillian Michaels screaming.

So then we went back to Bella Rose and ingested some liquid calories.


Stephen’s wine. He could only have one sip. He was not a fan. (Sorry mom, it was the thought that counted!) Here I am with the baby champagne. I drank it all by myself.


I’ve got nothing else to tell you. I’m slightly scared of the post I’m developing right now. I woke up with a migraine this morning. Consequently I’m slightly drugged. I’m pretty sure that writing while drugged is not recommended. So I will quit writing and just show you a few more pictures.


(This is my cute hubby writing in the guestbook.)

(I know I said I wasn’t going to write anymore but it doesn’t count when it’s in parenthesis… it just counts as a thought.)


(That’s me. And Stephen’s laptop. And Google Reader. A match made in Heaven.)


(This is when Sean Connery walked by the house. We ran outside and forced him to take a picture with us.)

(Just kidding. It’s Stephen’s dad.)


(And here we are with Stephen’s mom.)

(No, they didn’t spent our anniversary weekend with us. We aren’t weirdos. They just came Sunday afternoon to see the house and take us to lunch. We had an awesome lunch at The Spot. We also watched the slideshow that my sister made for our rehearsal dinner. We thought we had brought our wedding video. We were wrong. And now we are a bit nervous because we aren’t sure that we even know where our wedding video is…)

(That is all.)

(Maybe this post was weird but at least I posted pictures. That makes up for it right?)

(Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll do some work while I’m in the glorious drug fog.)

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  • 1. Lyndsey  |  August 3, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I once spent a three day weekend in Galvaston where i ate every meal but one at the Spot and each of those meals included something fried. Not one of my finest moments.

    I can not believe it has been two years!!!

    I vote for the name Pedro for your food baby. Vote for Pedro!

  • 2. Lauren From Texas  |  August 3, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I LOVE RUDY AND PACOOOOOOO’S. Sorry. I just got really excited about it. We ate there when we had only been married like one day. It has special memories for me. 🙂

    You are SO CUTE. Can we please hang out soon??! I miss my BF4EV.

  • 3. Pippy  |  August 3, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Hey! I will totally make you a diaper cake one day. Not for your Rudy or Paco cheesecake baby though…..Glad you had a great weekend!

  • 4. Jimbo  |  August 3, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I am so excited about getting to go down there ! Your blog never ceases to make me hungry. In fact, I think I may need to go to lunch right now.

  • 5. Caroline  |  August 3, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I love the Rudy and Paco baby. I’ve had some of those myself. I believe I was the first octomom. Your trip looked fun and I had to take a second glance at your father-in-law. I thought he was really Sean Connery.

  • 6. Maureen  |  August 3, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    OK, if we only had Sean Connery’s income! I am still dreaming about the chocolate cheesecake!

  • 7. Gabby  |  August 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Happy Anniversay, belated (that is). Love the pics!

  • 8. Valerie  |  August 3, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    aw, what a nice weekend 🙂

    I’m already getting bugged about grandbabies and we’re not even getting married till next June!

  • 9. mastroianni66  |  August 3, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Thanks for making me want to get down to Galveston again… and really I just got back. I think the wife and I will plan a trip in two weeks. We’ll have to give The Sunflower Cafe a try. We’ve driven past many times but never eaten there.

    Really, your cheesecake bump is nothing. I mean, there’s nothing there. If you’re fat then 90% of the people that I see everyday are terrestrial moons orbiting the Earth.

    I’m glad that you guys had such a fantastic weekend. It sounds like you celebrated your aniversary with as much respect and enjoyment as my wife and I have celebrated all of ours. Here’s to years of happiness for us all!

  • 10. DebbieQ  |  August 3, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    OK, I will admit that your weekend was better than mine.

    LOVE the “food bump” and you are brave to show it. NO ONE is going to see my “oreo hips”. Well…. I guess HHBL will, but no one else…..well HHBL and my doctor but no one else!

  • 11. Veronica  |  August 3, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    That sounds like an awesome anniversary celebration. Like Jim, I’m quite excited to go down there with everyone!!

    And thanks for showing us your food baby…yours is way cuter than mine.

  • 12. Kristin  |  August 3, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Happy anniversary!! What a sweet fam you have. Loving that bangle. I regularly give birth to food babies! Ah ha

  • 13. Sarah  |  August 4, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Your weekend definitely was better than ours! As for what we did — hmm went out to dinner, cleaned, hung up some frames, enjoyed the sun, watched a movie at home.

    The couch at Bella Rose looks fabulously soft and comfortable. Also, the Sean Connery comment caught me off guard.

    I’m glad y’all had a good anniversary weekend! And we’re looking forward to seeing y’all soon!

    PS I hope your migraine is better/gone today.

  • 14. Mom  |  August 4, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Sorry bout the wine Stephen – no way to get to “your winery” for your favorite! Also, 11 hours of sleep???? You WON’T be helping the grandbaby cause like that! Also, if you drank the champagne yourself, no wonder you have a headache! 🙂
    Glad you had a fun time

  • 15. Maureen  |  August 4, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Alice, that wine you all had there is my sister’s favorite! They buy it by the case at Sams! I dreamt about babies last night! mmm, I wonder why?

  • 16. Rachel  |  August 4, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I laughed so hard about the spending the anniversary with the inlaws. Because you’re weekend included your husband, I’ll give you the edge… but I did spend the weekend on Myrtle Beach with the fam, and it was pretty awesome. 🙂

  • 17. Jill  |  August 4, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    (You are cracking me up)

    (However I enjoyed your post)

    (I’m also developing a food baby, as Jillian Michaels is also screaming at me. From my suitcase. Where she lay in her DVD case)

    (And yes, thank you for the photos! hehe)

  • 18. Hannah C.  |  August 5, 2009 at 11:01 am

    haha! I LOVE that not-pregnant picture! (You only get that way cause you are so teeny to begin with…) You are darling!

  • 19. Sara  |  August 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Your weekend sounds great! I wish my fam had done such nice things for us for our 1 year anniversary! No, them paying for the wedding was NOT enough! haha That’s a “moo” point, too.

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