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Weekending of the Firsts

This weekend was a weekend for the books, y'all.
It was a weekend of a quite a few firsts.

On Friday night, Patrick and I met up with my parents at Riverbanks' Zoofari for an evening of fun adventures at the zoo. Although, it was our third time attending Zoofari so that doesn't count as a first this weekend.

But this totally did.

I met this little guy, Boa, and petted him. Multiple times.
It completely freaked me out and the chances of me ever doing it again are slim to none but now I can check "pet a snake" off my bucket list {even though I'm not 100% sure it was ever on my bucket list in the first place - I blame the champagne I was drinking...}
Saturday morning was another first. It was the first longer than 3.5 mile run of the training season and my first time running at the Fireflies stadium. I don't know what it is about the 3 to 4 mile jump but it's the worst. Running at the stadium? Not too bad! Didn't make the morning humidity any more bearable but at least it was 100% flat.

Later on Saturday, I had to say goodbye to my sweet, perfect, amazing little dream car of an '08 Escape that my parents bought for me on my 19th birthday. It was 100% not a decision that I wanted to make because I still looooove that car. And if they hadn't completely screwed over the design with the new models, I would have gotten another Ford Escape.

Came home with this little number instead!

Because you know, buying a house, getting married, moving in with a boy, and changing my name all within a 4 month period wasn't enough and I had to add purchasing my first car to that list. But I love it!
Oh! And remember that wedding table of ours?

Patrick got the legs attached this weekend and I add the last coat of white paint to the legs and trim. It is finally, finally, finally complete!

Yes, we need a new rug that fits the bigger table. Yes, we're getting new chairs and not stealing the ones from my old apartment dining room table.
But the table is done! Hallelujah.
It was a good weekend at home and a much needed weekend without travel {or football}. Of the five weekends in October, we're going to football games 4 of the 5 and two of those are drives up the highway to Clemson.
I can't wait, though. ESPN College Gameday is coming back to Tiger Town this weekend! I love that this has become a regular thing around campus and it's no huge surprise when they decide to come visit.
Have a great Monday, y'all! If you're looking for me, I'll be driving around town in my new wheels ;)


  1. A new car is exciting! That's one thing we haven't done yet in our 2 married years but hopefully next year! Love how your table turned out!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. I love how the table turned out! And I am laughing so hard at the face you're making petting the snake. The champagne, for sure.

  3. Love the table - it looks gorgeous!!! What a crazy weekend - congrats on the new car :) ~Hannah

  4. Congrats on the new car (and wow to all of the changes! When you do it, you do it big!! haha) LOVE LOVE LOVE that table!!!

  5. Looks like yall had a great weekend! I had an escape before I bought my Mazda and I loved it, same style as yours! I agree I hate the new body style!

  6. Love your face with the snake - you are far more brave than me!! Congrats on the new car girl - I love it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. Such a fun weekend! Congrats on the car - great pick! I love how the table turned out. Having Game Day at Clemson this weekend will be the best!

  8. Looks like a busy but fun weekend! The zoofari looked like fun and loving the new car!

    Southern Style

  9. Congrats on the new car!! I bought my first car this year too- a Jeep Patriot (great minds think alike!!) :)

  10. Your wedding table looks so amazing, and I love that you chose a Jeep!! I absolutely love my Liberty... even though it's a few years old ;)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  11. Yay for a new car! Your old one was too cute, it is sad when they change the body design from one you loved! Props to you for petting a snake - that would SCARE me!

  12. ugh the 3 to 4 mile jump really is the worst. yay for new car!! love the table, duh.

  13. Zoofari looks like so much fun! Congratulations on a new car, so exciting!!

  14. The table looks great! Congrats on the new car, it is always so fun to have a new one!


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