After the non-stop fun in New Orleans and then jumping right back into a week of work, I was more than ready for some quality down-time with the hubs this weekend. And I'll be honest... it was pretty perfect.
Friday included Chick-fil-a, asparagus, and smoothies, not to mention the newest episodes of the Office, Parks and Rec, and 30 Rock, a good book (Insurgent, because yes, I do highly enjoy young adult literature), and an early bed time.
Saturday started off slow- sleeping in, going for a run, prayer time with Cori, and more reading. But then we decided to take advantage of Tampa's streetcar, which was celebrating its 10 year anniversary with free streetcar rides. We spent the afternoon/early evening riding the streetcar, walking by the bay, and eating dinner at a cute little restaurant called the Fly- which had some AMAZING shrimp and grits.
|streetcar = love. also, we met some new orleanians who were in town for the game!|
|streetcar celebration special = buy one get one free ice cream at coldstone! YUM!|
|I love living by the water!|
We ended our Saturday night with a couple episodes of Friday Night Lights. Perfect!
Sunday morning started normally- we got up and went to church. Buuuuuut we left a little early so we could go to the SAINTS GAME! My sweet, sweet husband bought us tickets so we could watch the Saints play the Bucs and the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. He also brilliantly decided we should avoid the costs and craziness of the parking lot, so we parked our cars in a nearby parking lot and rode our bikes to the stadium. I'm honestly not sure what my frugal hubby was more excited about- the game, or our free front-row parking!
The game was AWESOME! It was a little crazy in the 4th quarter and it took my heart beat a while to beat at a normal pace, but we WON and it was so wonderful. I will say, it was weird to be at a Saints game with so many people cheering against the Saints- not to mention a little confusing for me, since with things like penalties I tend to just cheer when other people cheer since I don't completely understand- but it was SO fun. The Raymond James Stadium is beautiful- Cori especially loved it- but we will definitely be sporting some sunburn this week. I miss the air-conditioned Superdome!
|Who Dat fans!|
|What's that? Up by 7 at half-time? Don't mind if we do!|
|WE WON!!! WHO DAT!|
Oh yeah... one advantage to cheering for the visiting team? As we were walking back to our bikes, we noticed a crowd of people standing by the buses the Saints had arrived in. We waited for about 45 minutes and our patience was rewarded because LOOK WHO WE SAW!
|Yep! That's my boy, Drew!|
|He signed our cup! I'm just a little excited here...|
Ahhhhhh it was just all so wonderful! And of course, I had to cap off the day with a picture of our black and gold sporting kitten...
As always, the weekend went by way to fast, but I've got to say... it was pretty terrific. :)