Monday, October 20, 2014

State Fair and weekend stuff

Hey y'all , Happy Monday to you. How was everyone's weekend?  I took last Thursday off to spend the day with my husband at the Texas State Fair and we had so much fun as always.  The first thing we did was get some coupons for a Fletcher's corny dog.  So I am kind of weird when it comes to traditions. I've been going to the fair since I was a kid and our schools have fair days with free tickets. Anyways, there are several Fletcher's spread out along the fairgrounds but the only one I eat from is the one by Big Tex. I'm sure they are all the same but I HAVE to eat at that one.  Another tradition is to ride the giant Texas Star ferris wheel. Its so fun and it was the most gorgeous day to see all of Dallas from the top of the ride.   We saw all the cars in auto shows, walked through the farm animals, saw some trick dog shows, ate a funnel cake that was heavenly, had some fresh-squeezed lemonade, Todd had a beer, and just really enjoyed all the people watching.  Something I also look forward to is the butter creation that is made every year. This year was running horses. Very detailed and ALL made from butter.

I also had to work this weekend which doesn't happen too often and we had 2 weeks notice to not make plans. My team is considered part of IT and so we had to be the testers for some of the changes being made.  Saturday, Todd and I straightened out the garage enough to get his car back in it and to prepare some room for the party this weekend.  I had Todd also cut my wood I found for my signs to nail to the tree before he left for work.  I did a lot of decorating and hanging witch hats from the ceiling. I spray painted 2 candelabras that were brass and now they're black.  I painted another folding chair purple, and finally painted the candle holders. I got all that done by 3 when i had to start being on the conference calls.  There were some great movies on Lifetime channel that took forever to watch because i would pause it during the calls. I watched  Jaws, The Notebook and cried again. Then the Green Mile was on which is so good, and then a weird movie called The Driver which was written by Stephen King.  Todd came home from working most of the day too and brought a pizza home. Perfect day!

Yesterday, after church we had lunch with Todd's parents and his brother to celebrate my father-in-laws birthday that was 2 weeks ago.  Better late than never.  Todd spent most of the day at church because we had a special worship evening last night at the church. It was just the band and some guest singers from a few nearby churches and they were so great.  I have to say that i really enjoy watching my husband play the drums and do something he enjoys. He's good too!!

Its a busy week ahead because i have to finish decorating for Holliween that is THIS weekend!! Cant wait. I have so much to do. 
And because i love my Jax, here's a pic of him to make you smile.
Have a great day. 


  1. I like traditions and I also love eating a funnel cake. The horses made of butter are amazing. Sounds like a busy weekend and looks like your going to have a fun party!

  2. That dude in picture #2 gave the AFLAC trivia question during the Red River Shootout. BTW, Boomer Sooner!

  3. Hi Jax! So handsome. We used to have a Garden STate Fair here in NJ that was held in the next town over from where I grew up. I'm pretty sure it's been at least 20 years since they stopped holding the annual fair. It looks like nothing compares to the fairs you have down in Texas!!

  4. Wow! What a jam packed weekend! 'Can't wait to see pix of your party. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. Fun weekend! The Texas State Fair always looks like the most fun thing! I've never been and it's been years since I've even been to the Oklahoma State Fair:(

  6. So glad that you and Todd got to spend some time together at the fair. Jax is soooo big!


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