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Hey hey happy Tuesday! I was MIA yesterday because I was le tired after a crazy, fun weekend celebrating my girl Kristin! Quick back story. I’ve known Kristin since we were 9 years old! We met when I moved to Plano in 4th grade and have been friends ever since. What’s kind of crazy about our story is that I only lived in Plano for a year and a half. We haven’t lived in the same city since we were 10, and we’ve managed to stay friends. Clearly our parents saw something in our friendship because if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have been able to stay close while we were young. When we went off to college, we lived in Lubbock and College Station: different sides of the state. And yet again, we managed to stay close, travel across Texas and visit each other. She stood by my side at my wedding, co-hosted a baby shower for my little girl and has gone out of her way to see me since I gained mommy status. I’m so glad we were able to go to her this weekend and celebrate!

We had so much fun celebrating Kristin this weekend! This was Chloe’s first road trip in quite a while, and she did pretty good. She loved getting to pit stop at Bucee’s each trip. Since there is a Bucee’s on the highway of pretty much every road trip we go on, she knows exactly where she is! She loves digging through all the toys and finding things to try and convince JP to buy for her! She also thinks that anytime we stop for gas that we’re at Bucee’s. Clearly I’m raising her right. As of now, I think 2 1/2 hours is about her max car trip time, then she gets cranky. Waxahachie is a solid 3 1/2 hour drive, so the last hour both ways was a little rough, but we managed.

We got up to Kristin’s around lunchtime and had a relaxing afternoon before everyone came over for dinner. Dinner was delicious, but let’s be real, Chloe’s day was made when the cupcakes came out! Plus Auntie Kristin got Chloe a special pink cupcake with pink sprinkles inside and out. This pink loving girl was so excited!

After dinner and cupcakes, this little bit gladly went to bed after a long, busy day. Which meant mommy and daddy could go out for the night! {Thanks for letting us leave her with you Mrs. Jana!}

We went to this awesome place called Western Kountry Klub! It was originally a roller skating rink in the 1950’s and turned into a country dance hall in the late 60’s. George Straight performed there before he made it big! Now it’s a live music, BYOB dance hall. I haven’t been out dancing in forever, so it was great to go out and dance with my man. I also learned some new line dances along the way. Some of the people that go there frequently are pros y’all!


We had fun and stayed until they turned the lights on and the music off. Luckily for me, they close at 1:00am instead of 2 because staying up even later may have been a struggle. Old lady Gougs over here!

Chloe decided it was time to wake up at about 7:30 the next morning, and this momma isn’t used to running on 6 hours of sleep anymore. I was so tired Sunday, but it was totally worth it! Thus, yesterday I slept in before heading to work to work off the food, cupcakes and drinks from this weekend!

Happy 30th birthday Kristin! I love you so much and I’m really thankful that you’re in my life. I hope that your 30’s are even better than your 20’s. I have a feeling they’re going to be pretty amazing!

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