Monday, May 20, 2013

Sweet Tea Social...

Texas Women Bloggers

I decided for my Sweet Tea Social I would recap my past week (so basically, it's just another Mobile Monday!) :)

Last week I was kinda lazy. After work I pretty much went home, worked out, then watched TV (mainly Rangers games). I had Pei Wei one night for dinner and this was my fortune. I don't really buy into fortune cookies, but we shall see if this one comes true. I'll keep you posted. :)

I hope he's tall, good looking, and like baseball. :)
I made up for doing nothing all week on Friday. This past weekend I drove to Lubbock for my nephew James' graduation from Texas Tech University. If you have never made the drive out to Lubbock, I'm not going to lie, it's a beating. But despite the long trip, I wasn't going to miss James' graduation!!
365 miles one way from Dallas to Lubbock. Thank goodness he didn't go to school in El Paso (that's 655 miles from Dallas)!
I broke up the 6 hour car trip up by making a stop in Abilene to see my brother and his family on Friday. My niece Rebecca had a baby boy recently six months ago, and this was my first time to meet him!
Aunt Rachel and JT. He wasn't sure what to think about seeing himself in my iPhone camera.
Me and my sister-in-law (JT's grandma)!
Baby JT!
My brother Mark. Not sure why the men in my family don't like to smile in pictures!
After you get onto Highway 84 to Lubbock, you don't see much. It's about two and a half hours of nothing but wind farms and a dead cow. I took a picture out the window (of the wind farms, not the dead cow).
The best shot I could get out my car window
Picture stolen from Google. This is what a wind farm looks like up close. These farms went on for miles! For more info on them, click here. It's kinda interesting.
For all of those complaining two weeks ago it was "too cold" for May, thanks a lot! It's only going to get worse people!
I got to Lubbock a little before 7 pm and spent time with my sisters and parents. We got up early Saturday to be at graduation by 9 am. Thankfully Texas Tech has multiple graduation ceremonies (divided by degrees) so we were only there two hours (it could have been a LOT longer). I'm so proud of my nephew James. He's going to start law school in the fall. Hopefully he will give his aunt a family discount free advice if I need his services. :)
Me and my nephew Jake (James' brother). He's graduating high school this year and plans to attend Texas Tech in the fall. I told him I'm flying to Lubbock for his graduation.
I'm so proud of my Red Raider!! Guns Up! Wreck 'em!
This lovely lady is marrying James. Just over a month until she is officially my niece!
James with his grandparents.
James was named after my dad's father. My dad said it meant a lot to him to hear his father's name called out.
My sister with her "baby boys". They get their height from their dad's side.
My sweet boys!
This sign at Tech made me laugh, I had to take a picture!
I left Lubbock about noon on Saturday and made the drive back to Dallas. I had tickets to the Rangers game Saturday night (yes, I know, I'm crazy for driving 6 hours then going out). I was exhausted, BUT I went anyways (and I'm so glad I did!) :) Rangers won! My record is 8-2 when attending Rangers games this season. :)
721.4 miles is how much I drove in a 24 hour time period going to and from Lubbock.
Me and Monica at our tenth game of the season!
We met up with beks! 
Got to see my friend Eric for a bit!
It was Girls Night Out at the Ballpark!
If the wave starts at a Rangers game, a "stop the wave" notice usually gets put up on the jumbo tron. The Rangers don't like the wave. This photo was taken by beks!, she said I could use it on my blog! :) (And yes, her name is spelled beks! That's not a typo). :)

So yeah, it was a busy weekend. I'm still exhausted, BUT that's okay. So, how was your weekend?



  1. Seems like the driving was worth it!! Graduations are moments you don't want to miss!!

  2. We have tons of wind farms in Iowa. They intrigue me.

  3. Hmm... handsome stranger coming your way?? ;) And seriously, with summers like y'all have I don't know why Texans complain about cold weather. I'd be clinging to cold days for dear life knowing what heat was coming.... Lol. Glad you got to go to the graduation!!