We took off right after work and missed most of the bad traffic, minus one small patch, and managed to make it to Tennessee around midnight Thursday evening. My grandfather, T-Bone, knew my parents were coming down but the three sissys were a surprise for him Friday morning. Seeing his smile was pretty freaking sweet and we enjoyed a fabulous weekend celebrating a truly wonderful man.
This weekend I…
… drove in the car for eight hours Thursday evening.
… enjoyed a McFlurry for the first time in forever.
… passed out Thursday night.
… ate a delicious homemade breakfast Friday morning.
… accompanied T-Bone to his ROMEO [retired old men eating out] lunch.
… took over the Applebees bar area.
… stuffed myself silly on their new fun apps.
… missed seeing Miss Nikki. We will get our blate one day, lady!
… played puzzles.
… went shopping for fun birthday gifts and decor.
… learned the correct way to prep ribs with a dry rub. #stripthemembranes
… helped party prep for Saturday.
… ate a delicious dinner at Carrabas, while enjoying yummy sangria.
… finished our puzzle, woohoo!
… went on a 2.5 mile run with my mama!
… went out to breakfast at our favorite diner.
… spent the morning laughing, cheersing and singing with my family. #birthdaypancake
… helped with some yard work. #weusedachainsaw #andanax #andstilllookedcute
… got ready on the fly so as not to give the surprise away.
… managed to get T-Bone over to the party house without him having any idea we were throwing him a party. #surprisesuccess.
… helped with pre-party prep and party documentation. T-Bone is a pilot, hence the theme :)!
… ate myself silly on the ribs and cake.
… took crazy pictures, trying to become a better photographer.
… managed to get a great family photo after an epic fail earlier in the day.
… helped clean up and enjoyed a few more after party drinks.
… went home, played more puzzles and packed our bags.
… woke up early Sunday morning to head home and beat the snow and get home for the Super Bowl.
… watched the Super Bowl at home in the quiet to decompress after a fun filled weekend.
How was your weekend? Did you like the game? Didi you like the commercials?
Before I leave today, I have to wish my Daddy a happy, happy birthday. Even though this weekend was all about T-Bone, yesterday was my Daddy's bday and I want to give him a lil shout out today. I love you, Daddy. Thanks for being so amazing!!!