Friday No. Ten

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The last few weeks have been so incredibly busy for us- and in a good way! Lots of sweet time with family and friends. 

The weekend before last we went to the Colonial and I've never felt more empowered to be wearing rain boots. The weather was pretty stinking yucky.. and having the boots made the experience 10000% better! There were so many girls in sandals caked with mud all over their shoes and feet.. I was grateful for the planning that helped me choose the right shoes. :) It was something different to do and we had a lot of fun. Also, the last photo is a High School Musical 2 reference.. if you get it, let's be best friends.

Church has been so stinking good recently. I love you, Sunday!

The blackberry harvest has been great! So many yummy berries have been picked. It's a great way to spend a sunshine afternoon. 

Macarons, smoothies, and my people! 

Ben's aunt and uncle are both retiring after a zillion years of teaching. Actually, I'm pretty sure they have a combined 70 years. Last week was his aunt's retirement celebration at the elementary school. While trying to get Cathy and Roy in a photo, Max stepped in to change it up a bit. This photo makes me laugh so much. We love our extended family!

Our hydrangeas in the back yard are really on the up and up! We have several bushes that are really blooming! Ben picked some of the bigger blooms for the kitchen this week and I've so enjoyed them! 

Loving some sweet time with my niece.. I can't believe she is almost one!

I'll be packing just a carryon for our trip- and I'm so excited to share details of how I packed all of my must have items!

On Saturday night our home group had a high school reunion themed murder mystery dinner. I wasn't sure how it would actually play out but it ended up being so so fun to see everyone get creative. We loved every second! Thank you to the Burnetts for hosting! As you can see, Ben and I were the teacher/principal and were supposed to be older than everyone else. In some of the photos we just look like we have baby powder in our hair.. which we do! I also drew some fake wrinkles on our faces with brow whiz pencil. When I first put Ben's on he said "I don't look old.. you're making me look like a cat!" Yikes. Oh well! :) 

On Monday night we traveled about 2 hours away to Commanche, Texas. Ben and his brother Zac were picking out the details for their new custom boots. They did this once about a year and a half ago, but I didn't go with them to the shop. It was such a fun and interesting experience to see all of the different leather choices, and just how the whole process worked. So neat. Because these boots are so nicely made, they will last longer than our lifetime! I love that. It was really sweet for us to pick out the details of the boots and imagine our grandson wearing them to his first Aggie football game as a student, or whatever! So so sweet. 

Well! There's a big dump of what's been going on with us! :) Happy Wednesday, folks!


  1. Love you, Victoria! I have been reading your blogs since day one. Definitely one of your biggest fans and faithful followers! You are such an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing your heart and life with us. So excited to hear about your summer adventures! Cannot wait to read your blog about flat packing! Will be on the lookout for that post!

  2. OH. My. Gosh. Looks like so much fun!! 1) the HSM2 picture?! haha YES!! can i say was obsessed with those movies?!..okay maybe i still am. 2) the murder mystery party sounds like so much fun! 3) picking blackberries..hooray for southern doin's! (PS you should apply for their open position because i think you fit the ticket, just saying) 4) creating custom boots?! Now that sounds like such a neat experience. I personally love a good boot, and nothing says Texas like a good cowboy boot.

    Have a great rest of the week friend!

  3. I love your hydrangea bush!!! I want to be able to keep flowers alive! Ha!


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