Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up: Basset Hounds, Sunsets and Flowers Galore!

Man! This past weekend was one for the record books! It was one of those that was filled to the brim with activities, but was still fun and relaxing. 
I may or may not have mentioned that my grandparents were in town from NW Georgia for 10 days. I always savor when they are here. They are still so fun to be around!
Like always, I always mope around for a few days after they leave. My heart literally hurts when they are gone! Add on the fact that school/work starts back up today, and you can guarantee that I am going to be self medicating with chocolate.

Friday began with this sweet face:

I know, I think I am getting the stink eye ;)
I babysat for the majority of the morning, then garage sale'd with my 'Nana' for the afternoon. 
We didn't find much, but we still had fun spending time together. 

Oh, I almost forgot! Since they were leaving sunday morning for a 14 hour drive back home, they wanted Charlotte, their/our 12 year old basset hound, to smell nice. 
I say "ours" because she was my childhood dog growing up. She was my best friend and partner in crime! A few years ago, we moved and almost instantly started to notice that Char wasn't doing well. You see, we rescued her when she was a puppy and the vets had said she would only live 8 or 9 years. Needless to say, during this time, we figured she wasn't going to make it much longer. So when my grandparents moved into their retirement home with about 5 acres of woods, we knew she would be happier being able to roam the woods and just be free to do as she pleased. It was hard for me to choose to let her go, but I knew she would live a happier life with them.
I never ever regret that choice because here she is today at almost 13 years old:

She is so happy up there! {and I think she proved that vet wrong!} Plus, she absolutely adores my grandfather, she literally cries if he goes anywhere!
Anyway, (I feel like that was one huge back story) Friday, we took her up to our local dog wash and bathed her. 

She had me cracking up the entire way. Look at those big ears flapping in the wind!

Friday night, my whole family went up to grapevine lake (which is only about 5 minutes away from our house) to eat bbq and watch the sunset. 

We had a blast! Stay tuned this week for a more detailed post :)

Following with tradition, we all woke up early and hopped into the car for some early morning yard saleing! I am so excited that it's basically that season again!

After scouring the entire town, we headed back home with our wonderful finds and deals, and got ready to head out to the Dallas Arboretum to see the lovely Dallas Blooms.
Again, stay tuned for a full post on that!

When we left the arboretum, we then celebrated my grandparent's last supper at our favorite tex-mex restaurant.
This was the aftermath. 
and now my mouth is watering. 
SO good!

But I was more sad knowing they would be leaving in the wee hours of the morning.
Sunday came, and at 3:30 in the morning, my grandparents were on the road, heading for Lookout Mountain.

Sunday was depressing, like I said before. I hated it! 
We literally laid in bed all day and pouted.
Oh, and watched the Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles.
....and got lots of snuggles in with this little gal:

So that was my weekend! I am so sad to see it go, along with spring break for that matter.
I wish there was such thing as a do-over button!
Anyways, how was your weekend?

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  1. Aww I love Basset Hounds! I have two-a 6 year old named Christine and a 3 month old named Barbara and they are the sweetest! I feel like Bassets are supposed to have human names, so I love that her name is Charlotte :)


    1. Aren't they the best?! I love your names too and I totally agree, they have to have a name that fits all that personality!

  2. LOVE the basset hound story!! Mine does the same thing and I love to see his ears flapping in the wind!

    1. I'm pretty sure it's the cutest sight in the world! Thanks Sarah!


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