When you see an abandoned service station that says Smile You’re On Camera? You pull over? Yes, you pull over, go rogue stye if you will for the good of the blog. In other news, another day and another case of two unhappy little boys. We keep telling them that they get to go to the pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin out…’cause you know that is what every little pup wants to do. PICK a darn pumpkin out! But we had another meeting that kept us from it again, yet we swear come rain or shine we are getting those boys to the pumpkin patch!
So, I’ve been watching so much of the Nightmare Before Christmas movie, halfway because it’s Halloween time and halfway because my mom and I are going to Disney World to meet Jack and Sally. And that’s pretty exciting! But besides watching movies, it’s been all about my parents and family and puppies, and more eating of food. And did I mention family? It was a whirlwind of seeing an Elvis impersonator, during a cousin’s birthday party, and more silliness than I can remember.
We adore it when my parents come into town…but the cost of that is that we also clean and clean…and we get exhausted by the time Sunday evening came around. So, we took a bike ride…we rode and rode until my battery ran out. Well, next week, I might say differently at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
So, it finally came, we finally were privileged to see The National live. This band was very much a part of our dating life and has stayed with us as an integral part of the soundtrack to our married life. We have been wanting to see them live ever since we met in 2008, and 5 – count them, FIVE – years later we saw them in Dallas at the former Palladium, now Southside Ballroom. So, yes we got dressed up and nails were shellaced with a gel coat and soon enough we were there as Tame Impala from Perth, Australia opened. Yes, we aren’t 19 and 24 anymore, so crowds and beer on our shoes isn’t quite as desirable these days. But, soon enough The National were onstage and they hit songs from 4 of their records, including all of our personal favorites. They sounded incredible and Matt, might be the most intense front man to ever sing in a deep baritone voice. It was wonderful, and silly and sometimes stretched out – but lovely all the same. Some bands are worth leaving the nest to see.
Is it time for Thanksgiving yet? It will be a new thanksgiving experience this year. We will be traveling to Arkansas to be with Bo’s side of the family for the first time. I’m hoping to eat and eat and many pies and see many a-changing leaves. But before Thanksgiving, we had a special concert this weekend! We had the privilege of seeing The National in Dallas. Seeing as this was the soundtrack to be and Bo’s courting, engagement and marriage. it’s pretty darn special. We were and are beside ourselves. More on that later!
Okay, we talk about the weather enough here on this blog, but I am deciding to dress for the month, or the time of year regardless of temperature. You hear that, Texas? So. I may get strange looks when it’s 80 degrees out and I’m wearing pleather and a beanie…but that’s the way it’s gotta be!
It is a newly released hybrid brand apple that debuted in 2009. It is a pinkish apple consisting of a yellow background that is intermittent with red coloration. The surface of the apple has several distinguishing visual characteristics, with freckle-like white lenticels.
So we tried an expensive apple today…the SweeTango apple…not Sweet Tango apple. I have to get that right. It is quite delicious, and tart but sweet and has a hint of spice at the end. The boys loved it. And why wouldn’t they love an almost $2 apple? I ask you?
Okay, can we just talk about Vintage Tex some more? I found this skirt in Jen’s precious store, and while going through racks of plaid…it jumped out at me. I love, love this skirt. It might be my favorite one of the moment. Its classic, yet still very modern. So three cheers for Vintage Tex! Thank you again, Jennifer for letting me search and search the store and find sooo much!
Speaking of new things, I got a little chop chop done to my hair. I wanted something fresh and fun as the seasons change, so Sabrina outdid herself and cut it just perfectly. I love it! So, here is to the weekend and our attending of the long-awaited The National concert!
Fall pattern mixing, it’s a thing and I am a fan! I am so enjoying this not quite tights or knee high weather these days. I know it can change just about any day so I’m loving these bare legs. Though inside our house I keep the boys in sweaters because they are “cold” or i just think they are adorable and/or it keeps them calm…as they wear sweaters and listen to smooth jazz music, either way I’ll take it.
We had a nice stop by our friends at Vintage Tex in Colleyville, which we will discuss more in detail later, but for now we will leave you with a little peak inside their shop!
I’m bringing out my fall florals! Don’t you just love fall florals? Seriously though, it’s a little chilly and perfect for a light jacket yet you feel like you can stay outside all day. Well, at least I do…I would want to. But honestly who actually stays outside all day? Even just taking these puppy boys on a trip to Half Price Books is enough work…well, not work but you know. Enough of something to make you want a perfect little nap.
Speaking of Half Price Books, this last trip over the weekend someone called Emory fat and proceeded to assume Clio had a major eye infection and how it looked horrible. Bo was a little upset and maybe had to walk away. Well, turn away is more like it. Let’s remember, people: kindness wins with pups too! Pups are a part of the Creation too!
We are off to Vintage Tex, located in the mid-cities, tomorrow to get to know the store a little more and have a grand ole time!
As you can tell by my face, I’m in love with the month of October. My favorite cereals come out to play for the only time during the year, my wife made my office another cake – they are so lucky, we got to hold and love on our friends’ baby, we rode bikes and generally had a perfectly imperfect yet relaxing Sunday. The weather has been amazing for the last few days, and I am actually enjoying clothes and getting out and about to run even the simplest of errands. Heather is in full planning mode for her trip with her mom, and so as much time as we can we are spending it with our pups and soaking in the change from this long summer to fall and into the holiday season. I feel so blessed with ever silly and perfect moment I have with her and these two pups. I can’t wait for the days ahead…