All That To Say: Fairies and Family and Friends

We had such a great family weekend this past weekend.  And if you know anything about me at all, you know those are the moments I live for.  Especially when we can ALL be together.  Those moments are rare anymore, and I imagine as my sons get older, those moments will become all the more rare. 

We went to Austin to watch Jacob row his boat (as the girls say).  If you don't know much about the sport, they have these big races where hundreds of people show up to row in 1, 2, 4, and 8 man boats.   Typically the rowers compete in 2 races, scheduled hours apart.  The spectators hang out, eating, napping, chasing toddlers, people watching.  The spectators have a few key moments.  Be on hand to cheer for the rowers as they put their boats in the water. (Be really encouraging, take pictures, make a big deal of the moment).
Then about 15-20 minutes later, when the rowers row by in a 30 second burst of excitement, everyone yells and whistles and then the moment is over.  It's a rough spectator sport.  But so worth every second of the 3 hour drive and the hours in between the races just to be able to be there and support Jacob.  And to be together as a family.

We had an unexpected cold snap, so I had to go shopping to get the girls some cold weather clothing, but who doesn't love a reason to go shopping? :)  This included finding a way to make their sleeveless halloween costumes "winter appropriate."  (Do you know how impossible it is to find a plain white, long-sleeved shirt? 
Then on Sunday evening, we went to a fall festival at our old church.  It was fun to see some old friends, and of course the girls had a ball!  On the way there we were trying to explain what a "festival" was.  I said, "Well, you can play games, and ride rides and get candy!" To which Shannay replied, "What's candy?" HA!  Of course she knows what candy is.  I'm not THAT strict!

All that to say, it was a beautiful weekend, filled with fairies and family and friends.  

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