September 01, 2013

Weekend Review

Our family has had a fun Labor Day weekend so far! On Friday night, we went to a local HS football game with friends. They allowed all elementary school kids to run on the field ahead of the players, so we were on the field to retrieve their daughter when the football team came out of the locker room. I am certain these boys are much bigger than the boys were in my high school. Corn fed country boys in Liberty Hill!


Abby was with my Mom, so it was a perfect date night!

The girls ended up sitting together and Marcus and James ended up with the worst seats in the whole stadium. This fan/Mom stood the entire game. She did cheers, yelled at players, and blocked their view for 4 quarters. It was really comical at how oblivious she was to the people around her!

On Saturday morning, before picked up Abby in Fredericksburg, we did a little wine tasting with Andrea and James. We have done it 3 times now and always have the most fun. Marcus and Andrea sample wine and James and I enjoy the ride!

William and Chris winery was in this really cool old house. They loved all of the wines there, but it wasn't our favorite atmosphere. The pourer was a little too knowledgeable and pushy. As in, "you liked all of these wines, so why aren't you going to buy any?" Honestly, we often leave with no bottles of wine at the end of the day. The fun is in sampling and spending time together. 

Next up, Pedernales Cellars, our new favorite. The place was just beautiful! The wine tasting flight included 9 samples and you got the cup which we loved. Marcus chose a stemless wine glass and was awarded a new nickname... Short Cup. Feel free to call him that ;)

Pedernales has a large porch with really comfy chairs and this view of the hill country. It was amazingly silent on the porch and shaded by these huge oak trees. Marcus and Andrea loved a chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon tempranillo here. We decided we will plan on having lunch on this porch next time and they'll just spend $30 on that bottle of wine rather than on the tasting. A new favorite was found!

Finally, we stopped at 4.0 Cellars that we always visit. They had the aTm football game on, so James and I watched the game while Marcus and Andrea chatted up the pourer who played football at Tech many years ago. He liked them so much I swear they tried everything on the list. 

After this stop, we grabbed lunch in Fredericksburg and then picked up our favorite little girl. She was so excited to see us and loved having Andrea and I sit in the back with her.

This morning we proudly wore our black, white and red to church to cheer for our Red Raiders who took care of SMU nicely on Friday night. We DVR'd the game and watched it on fast speed Friday night!

Tonight, Marcus and Abby are watching a little friend for a couple of hours and I am enjoying a birthday dinner and new restaurant with a friend. Tomorrow is low-key with nothing currently on the schedule! Hooray for that!

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