Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Weekend Wrap-up

I promised to post a wrap-up of my weekend, since I blogged about how much I was looking forward to it on Friday. Here goes...

Saturday, we woke up early and headed to the TRE station to catch the first train to Fort Worth. After a nice train ride and a short bus trip, we reached our destination - Will Rogers Center in Fort Worth. Pete didn't end up coming with us, because he had to work. No skin off our teeth - we still had a great time.

We were only at the show for a couple of hours, but we did get to watch Branden's parents put a point on their basset hound, Annie. Dog show rules are kinda complicated, but basically, in order for a dog to become a champion, they have to earn a certain number of points. They earn points by getting wins - but they don't have to win their breed to get points. It's all very complicated, much moreso than I probably need to explain for the purposes of this blog - especially since I barely understand it myself. Suffice it to say, winning a point was a good thing for little Annie Basset. I didn't take a picture of Annie, but here's me playing with her litter on our visit to Midland, Christmas 2007. I honestly can't tell which of the black & tan ones she is, or if she's even in the frame. Perhaps my mother-in-law can help out (I know she reads this blog!).

I did take one picture at the show this weekend. Branden saw this as he was heading to the bathroom, and had to come back and bring me along so I could see. It was too precious not to pass along. An ingenious way to keep track of your kids with everything going on in such a huge building:

Before anyone goes all indignant on me, yes they were being watched. There were adults standing right next to the crate, grooming some of the other Irish Setters. And the kids? They were having a blast, playing with toys, oblivious to the scene they were causing. You can't tell from this picture, but there were about 10 people gathered around at this point.

After the show, we grabbed lunch at a little Italian place near the in-laws' hotel, then headed down to my parents' campsite at Joe Pool Lake. We had a great time, relaxing and taking in nature. We mostly just sat around and visited...walked around the lake...that kind of thing. My stepdad cooked burgers for dinner, and they were delicious! All in all, a great time of family togetherness. I'm looking forward to the next time we can visit my folks at the lake...and maybe next time we'll take advantage of the swimming beach and actually take a dip in the lake.

Sunday we mostly spent around the house, running errands, and relaxing. Branden got us each a treat to round out the weekend. He chose a Sims 2 expansion pack (Open for Business, in case anyone was curious) and I chose the movie Dark Knight, since I knew I wanted to own a copy of it anyway. We watched it over dinner (the ranchero beef bake from my previous entry, actually), and it made for a great end to a wonderful weekend!


Christina said...

What a fun weekend! :o)

Courtney said...

I'm told that in the puppy picture, Annie is the one with the white patch on her behind, in the bottom right corner of the picture.

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