Monday, August 8, 2011

48 Hours...

I'm so glad that I have a renewed interest in blogging. For a while there I just lost the desire. I didn't really have anything to say and wasn't overly enthused about anything. My entire blog is about nothing but yet, I thought I needed something to say. I really felt like I needed to entertain you guys and be funny and it took the fun out of why I started blogging anyway. All that to say, I'm glad to get back to blogging about my little life. I still don't have a lot of things to say that I feel are exciting to people other than me, but I want to appreciate the little things in life and celebrate the day to day. You're invited along with me for as long as you'd like!

Here's a little bit of lately...


We're all booked! Saturday morning my sister and I officially booked our tickets to the Big City. I've been there a million times so I'm not sure why the overabundant excitement but I'm just SO giddy about this trip. I guess that means it's much needed! I'm ready to hop on a plane with this girl...


And head out to see this girl in this city!


Last week, I got my first letter from this little muffin cup and my heart about leapt out of my chest. It is such a joy to me that Dave and I are able to be a part of Cesar's life through Compassion. His birthday is coming up and I'm working on a special little birthday surprise for him. :)


I finally got to pick up the last of my chairs that I had recovered and they look awesome! After all of the drama (which was MY fault) I was so glad to see that everything turned out better than I expected. I'll try to take some pictures tonight. I had my very first "recliner nap" yesterday afternoon and I must admit...I loved it.


I had the privilege, once again, of attending the Texas Longhorn Grid Iron Luncheon last week. It got me completely hyped for football season and made me excited for all things fall. The low 90's - mid 80's can't come soon enough! You can imagine my excitement when amidst talk of Longhorn football, personnel changes, "new blood" and "young talent" we were introduced to Texas high school football's coach of the year...Coach Taylor. It was a joke, obvi, but He gave a nice speech about the passion Texas feels for football at all levels, and spoke of the challenging yet fulfilling life of a HS coach. Might I add, he looked mighty fine while doing it.



I'm excited because there is a group of Austin Pi Phi's getting together tonight! I can't wait to catch up with some of my pledge sisters that I haven't seen in YEARS. We need to do this more often!


Last night I got to video chat with my brother and his hair. I started cracking up the minute I answered because he looked like Ace Ventura. :) Our catch-up-sessions are few and far between because of his schedule but I really enjoy it when we can talk. His season ends in about 4 weeks and then he'll be home for about 5 months...hip-hip-hooray!



It was a fairly uneventful weekend at the Mendenhall household, but it was definitely a good weekend. I hope yours was too!

13 comments:

Mel said...

I love NYC too. Have a blast! And kudos to you for being a part of Cesar's life. What a doll. Happy Monday!

Vanessa said...

Oh NYC, how I miss you! Vito & I have been tossing around the idea of going up for the weekend. We've both been to NYC, but not together. There is so much to see and so many yummy foods to eat!

I love that you have a compassion child. That is so amazing and Cesar is adorable!

& Coach Taylor? LOVE. I just finished the second season of FNL over the weekend (I'm late to the game) and I just love that show!

Happy Monday! <3

Lauren said...

I think I would be ecstatic to go to NYC no matter how many times I had been before! So happy for you!

Brittany said...

so glad you are into blogging! Husby and I are wanting to go to NYC for Christmas. SOO hope we get to go.

Angie said...

I went through a phase a while back where I didn't feel like blogging because I didn't think I had anything interesting to say. Glad you are back! :)

sherri lynn said...

So exciting that you're going to NYC! I love that place!

Suburban Princess said...

Have a faboo time in NYC!

I have been feeling too busy with nothing to blog about it these days. Hopefully when Autumn comes I will have more time and more ideas!

elizabeth said...

I love NYC!!!! Hope you have a blast!

Meghan said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog today...I'm so glad I found yours now. My hubby and I each have a Compassion kiddo too and it totally makes my day reading their letters. It brings joy to our hearts.

The Sweet Life said...

I absolutely love the little boy that I sponsor. It's so nice knowing that just the little bit I give every month, provides him with the necessities to live a healthy life. I sponsor through World Vision, but I also love Compassion.

Kat said...

LOVE NYC. we're only about an hour and a half away but we rarely take advantage of it.

Natalie said...

I so want to go to NYC! I am sure you guys will have a blast!

Emily said...

Oh I would love to hear some of your recommendations. I'm going to first weekend in October, and I'd love to have some eating recommendations, specifically for BRUNCH as it is my favorite meal of the day!

Have a blast!