November 14, 2014

Fabulous Faves of the Kickball Vacay {San Antonio, TX}

As you all know, this past weekend I flew to San Antonio with Le Husband and the two sissys for the Kickball Championship Weekend. We had a wonderful weekend, despite the fact that we lost. Our coed team played really well, we just didn't have it to beat the team that ended up winning the whole team. I can't argue or complain with that, sometimes it just isn't your day. Unfortunately, our women's tournament was a complete disappointment and something I'm still frustrated about, but hey it's over, what can you do? Even though we didn't win, I had the tournament weekend of my life so I'm feel good about everything. 

Since I didn't recap my trip yet, I figured I'd share my five favorite things about my trip to San Antonio. 

1] Playing a sport I love, with the people I love the most. I love my team, but I love playing with my four favorite people the most. Knowing that my three biggest cheerleaders are also my teammates gives me a ton more confidence when I'm out on the field. They are the first to cheer me on, for a great play or the first to pick me up when I make the wrong move. And I'm there for them either way, too. 





2] We saw family. Our grandmother lives an hour outside of San Antonio, so she came in and hung with us over the weekend. It was wonderful to see her, to see the sights of San Antonio with her and have her on the field while we competed. She wasn't feeling well last week, so it was awesome she was about to come out and see us. 








3] The food. Oh my goodness the food. As I've mentioned before, Le Husband and I are food snobs so when we travel, we do it up right. Of course, that meant Mexican, Mexican, Mexican, with a side of amazing BBQ. We met our grandmother for lunch at the famous Mi Tierra and it was just as amazing as I remembered. As were their dessert, divine! We also stopped at this amazing BBQ joint, Augies, Saturday night and housed some brisket and ribs. Annnd I'm hungry again!




4] The Riverwalk and the Alamo. Obviously we took in the major sights of San Antonio and it was quite easy since our hotel was right off the Riverwalk. Y'all, that place is beautiful and so fun to walk. Or ride, if you take a riverboat tour. Which we of course did. We also toured the Alamo, twice because we wanted even more pictures than the first day. San Antonio is a great city for walking and we made sure we did a ton of it. I was so thankful we had wonderful weather, too. Felt awesome wearing shorts in November!














5] My team. It's been up and down the past two years, with OSC. Personally, I think 2012 was our year, as we won one of the World Championship tournaments and placed second in another. The team was super tight, very focused and played as a team. Things kind of fell apart in 2013, when egos got involved and a lot of focus was dropped and it's been a struggle since to get back on track. We've managed to finish in the final four or better every tournament this year, which is great, but we all want to win. Despite the drama, though, this team is my team and where it all kind of started. I'm thankful for the friendships formed, the memories made and the opportunity to still compete in a team sport. I'm also thankful that I chose to listen to that voice that said "Join that random team, it will be fun" back in 2010. 
1,2,3, O! 4,5,6, S! 7,8,9, C! Let's Go Get 'Em!
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Have a fabulous Friday, wonderful friends of mine!

31 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Another great trip in the books!! I love that you were able to see your grandmother - now that is a real treat!! Those action shots are so great!! xo

MakeMeUpMia said...

Looks like a fabulous trip, I've never been but I'd love to someday. That food! :)

Nikki said...

I've always wanted to go to San Antonio! Now I wanna go even more!

Jess said...

Looks like such a great trip. Sorry for the loss. I love San Antonio. It's such a fun city. The food you ate looks AMAZING!!

Courtney B said...

I'm dying to visit San Antonio someday!! Definitely on my list of vacation destinations! Also, your little shorts and tee outfit are killing me! I mean, I don't mean little, I just mean that we are fully layered and dressing as toasty as possible because winter has arrived! Shorts and a tee sound AMAZING right now!
Look at your muscles, girl! Hot dang!!
Also, each time you talk about kick ball I really wish I was playing a sport as well! But I'm so competitive that I would probably lose my mind over losses!

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

That sounds like so much fun! Even if you didn't win it's awesome that you made it there, and are able to play on the same team as your family!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

SO fun!! I've never been and these pictures are fabulous! Is 56 you? haaaaaaay girl!! haha Hope ya'll have a fabulous weekend!! xoxo

Mree said...

What a fun trip. I love all the pictures!!! I know have said it before but I think its the coolest that you play kickball and travel for it. Have a great weekend.

Rachel said...

We just visited San Antonio for the first time last May! It's a nice place, and of course we did the litle riverboat, too! Glad you guys had such an awesome trip!

Jessica said...

Love that when you do kickball trips, your sisters and hubby are all included - that just makes it all the more fun:) And so fun that you got to see your gram. What a sweetheart! I remember when B spent a month in SA. He sent me pictures from the Riverwalk and it looked so pretty and peaceful. And, oh, the food. He sent me pictures of the food too, and I was so jealous!

Jessica and Katie Sweet Little Ones said...

Sounds like an awesome trip! I love the fact you still play kickball - haven't done that since elementary school! Such a fun sport, and even more so with sisters and a husband involved! :)
Have a great weekend!
Katie @ Sweet Little Ones

Katelynn Sue said...

I'm personally intrigued that your team is so good that you made it to the championships! That's an accomplishment in and of itself. Looks like your trip was awesome though - and your grams is just too cute!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Glad you had a great trip! The weather looked amazing and your pics are gorgeous! Happy Friday!

<3, Pamela
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Ashley said...

Sounds like you had so much fun! That Margarita bar looks so much fun! I love a good margarita!

the girl in the red shoes said...

What a fun weekend! I love the photos...the weather looks AMAZING so I'm super jealous!

The Siberian American said...

I am so glad you loved San Antonio- and that's wonderful that you got to see your grandma. If we ever move out of Texas, Mexican and barbecue is definitely what we will miss. It's so good!

Tricia Coniglio said...

I love all the history and culture in these trips - makes me want to visit San Antonio. Not to mention the BBQ and other treats.

Looks like sports and family made a great trip for you!

Julia said...

I love San Antonio! One of my favorite places! They do have THE BEST food there, and the sights are incredible! It's so cool that you got to see your grandmother too!

Illegally Blonde said...

So glad you joined that random team, met you hubs and well have had a blast! God will steer you from here. Glad Texas gave you good weather since its freezing here now. xoxo

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

What a fun trip! I love San Antonio...the riverwalk is gorgeous!

Kristen said...

so fun! glad you had a great time - i went to san antonio a few years ago and loved it!

Darcy said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip! I would love to see the river walk one day!
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Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Definitely on my list! Looks like you guys had a blast!

Musings of a Wanderer said...

Looks like so much fun!! I've never been to San Antonio but have heard good things :)

Jenn said...

Great pictures. It looks like you had a wonderful trip. Now I want to visit San Antonio.

Ashley {Word on the Streets} said...

Looks like such a fun trip! How gorgeous!! And the food looks so amazing!

Lara @ Cookies Cardio and Clothes said...

the fod looks phenemonal! What a fun trip!

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Katie @ yellowmangolife.blogspot.com said...

Love that your vacays are around being active...kickball? Awesome! And haven't been to San Antonio but it looks fab!

Bitzy said...

AWESOME PICTURES! AWESOME POST! AWESOME TIME WITH AWESOME PEOPLE! (ALSO AWESOME CAPSLOCK!)

Carolyn said...

What a great trip!! :) So glad you had fun!!!!