Saturday, June 14, 2014

Friday Adventures--involving flying!

Two weeks in a row of my Friday Adventures post being done on time, that's a pretty good streak! Last week my dad took Kyle up flying and he asked me if I wanted to go this week so that's exactly what happened!

Kyle and I headed over to Hick's Airfield to meet my parents. My mom gave my dad flying lessons for his birthday a few years ago and she agreed that if he got his license she would go up with him. (Side note: my mom hates flying) She stayed true to her word and flew from Northwest airport in Roanoke to Hick's Airfield and met us for breakfast.

Waiting for Kyle to run in the church and pick something up

Drinking our coffee at the Beacon Cafe

Pretty awesome to be waiting for my parents to fly in for breakfast

Dad was flying

Look how cute they are!
We ate at the Beacon Cafe, which was delicious! It's right off the runway and we sat outside so we could watch the planes take off and land. I didn't take any pictures of my food sadly, but it was awesome! I got the breakfast tacos, Kyle had the pecan pancakes, Dad had the old fashion pancakes, and mom had the classic breakfast.

Here's the breakfast menu
After breakfast dad took me flying--it was very awesome! We headed to Decatur to fill up the plane and then had to return the plane to Northwest, so my mom and Kyle drove to Roanoke to meet us. I think my mom was quite relieved to not have to fly again. 

Selfie with the plane while dad was doing pre-flight checks

I think we were over Rhome when I took this picture

All the controls, there are so many!

At the Decatur Airport Terminal

It's impossible to take a good picture with those headphones on

Texas Motor Speedway in the distance

Dad was concentrating

I waited til we were safely on the ground before taking a pic with the pilot

Me and Kyle in front of the plane

Dad and me in front of the plane he flew!
Kyle is doing a 30-hour famine with the student ministry, something World Vision has organized over the years. You can read about the details here. He couldn't eat after 12:30, so even though we had a late breakfast, and he wasn't really hungry, we had to get him a snack before the cut off.
Grilled chicken wrap from Wendy's was the final decision

My lunch was a green smoothie

Kyle and Buddy spent some time playing after we got home

After Kyle headed out, Bud rested while I read

And then we both rested, can you see how long his legs are stretched out?
The rest of the night was pretty low-key. Kyle was gone so Bud and I hung out--I did laundry and planned out meals for next week. Then we went to the park for a nice walk, and I had a mug brownie when I got back. If you've never tried a mug brownie here is a link to the recipe I use. I usually half the recipe, cause it makes plenty and it definitely needs ice cream.

Hope your Friday was good! 


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Friday Adventures (on time this week!)

This week has been much less busy than the past few. Our Friday was much more relaxed which is what both of us needed, but it was still filled with adventures!

We woke up and pretty much headed out the door. As I mentioned last week, my dad got his pilot's license and Kyle has always said that he wanted to go flying with him once he got his license. So they had flight time scheduled for Friday morning. Bud and I headed over to my parents house with him so that we could hang out for the day. (And so I could lay by a pool that wasn't filled with elementary school kids on their first day of summer break)

I brought some coffee and breakfast with me, since I didn't get a chance to eat before we left. (We both overslept)

Dad showed Kyle the route they were planning on taking and told him about the restrictions different airports have. They were both so excited to go out!

While the boys were gone I headed to the gym, cause I miss the Keller 24 hour fitness so much. It's just better than the one by us. Then I ran to Tom Thumb to grab stuff to make dinner. (Another luxury we don't Tom Thumbs or Kroger in this area!)

Did a little bit of time on the elliptical, this was my run on the treadmill (I did walk for some of it) and then I went and did some more leg work outs.

I ran to the store, all sweaty, I'm sure people think I'm gross when I do that but I really don't care. Then went back to my parents house to start some BBQ Pork. I cooked a lot when we lived at my parents house for a few months, and I think they miss my cooking.

My brother and his friend are doing a cleanse for some reason, so while I was making the pork I got to hear all of their funny comments. I sent them to my mom in a message...

Let's just say it's not a very strict cleanse, cause I'm pretty sure he ate pizza the night before and he ate some of the pork for dinner...

My view for the rest of the afternoon, so relaxing! I did put sunscreen on but forgot to reapply so I got a little burned but not too bad

Bud and I rested a little bit in the afternoon, Kyle took a full out nap after he got back from flying. They had an awesome time, dad let Kyle fly for awhile and he loved it. I think I'm the next one to go up with dad!

Then we had some BBQ Pork for dinner. It's a super easy recipe--I buy a Pork Shoulder, cut up an onion, a can of beef broth, half a can of Dr. Pepper, and a little bit of BBQ sauce in the slow cooker for about six hours and then shred it. We had it as tacos but it makes good sandwiches too!

Hope you had a great Friday and have a great weekend! I'm sitting here drinking my coffee and eating a donut. I'm also wishing donuts didn't have so many calories and that my body didn't freak out to extra sugar or I would be getting a second one. Hey, we all have to splurge every now and then right!!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Friday Adventures

Another late Friday adventures post... It's been a busy couple of weeks! Friday was the start of #fiestadejackson Aarika and Tyler's wedding weekend! The wedding was in McKinney so Kyle and I got a hotel for the weekend so we could spend more time at the celebrations and less time in the car. It was a great decision and such a fun weekend!

My Friday morning began with writing my blog for the previous weekend (like I said it's been a busy couple of weeks)

Our rose bushes bloomed about a month ago and I haven't given them much attention since then, so I went out and pruned (is that the right word?) them and trimmed off the dead buds so hopefully more will bloom! We have been so blessed to have found such a wonderful house, and the beautiful flowers are definitely a big plus!

We loaded up the car with what looked like enough stuff to go on a week vacation, got Buddy dropped off at my parents and then made a quick lunch stop at Chick-fil-a before heading out!

The wedding was in McKinney, but we stayed in Plano and were close to Stonebriar Mall so we headed over there to walk around. (Also went to Target since I never pass up a chance to go there!)

They had a sushi restaurant with a conveyor belt, where you just grab what you want and they count up your plates at the end. We didn't eat there but I thought it was awesome.

Then we stopped by the Lego store and made our own mini figs, we didn't end up buying them but they look pretty close to us...

I even put short legs on mine so that the height difference would be accurate. Kyle's looks more like him than mine looks like me, there weren't many girl faces to choose from.

They had an awesome Lego display of the State Fair of Texas. Legos are so awesome, wish I could build something like that!

My dad took his test with the FAA on Friday and passed so he is officially a private pilot! Had to share my tweet that I sent out cause the hashtag is pretty awesome...

We found an old school candy shop in the mall and walked around, they had a chocolate library! Somehow we managed to get out of there without buying anything!

We headed over to Embassy Suites so I could check in since that's where the bachlorette party was taking place. I brought snacks and desserts so Kyle helped me set everything up so that it would be ready when we came later.

Kyle had a night to himself while I headed out with the girls for the bachlorette party. We went to Henry's Tavern in Plano. The food was good, it was a little loud but we had a great time!

I just love her, so thankful for her friendship

Had to take a selfie!


The bachlorette gifts
The weekend was so much fun--it was great to get to hang out with Aarika and Kendra again and to get to meet some great girls! By the end of the weekend I didn't want to leave cause it was such a great group! The wedding was absolutely beautiful, truly a picture of God's love. Aarika and Tyler's individual stories are amazing and their story together is even more incredible and I am so blessed to have been a part of their celebration!

Until next week...