Awesome Weekend

We have a group of friends that we hang out with regularly and when we get together we refer to it as "Awesome Night". We decided to make awesome night into an awesome weekend and take a trip together to Boone during peak leaf season! 

We found a great rental on VRBO. It was 5 miles from downtown Boone, in Vilas. Luckily it was a pretty cheap cab ride when we needed a DD because unfortunately they don't have uber in Boone! It was relatively cheap considering that it slept 4 couples, had a basement with a ping pong table, a fire pit and a hot tub. 

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

We try to make it to Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream every year. It is our favorite time to go because we get to ride all of the rides, not sweat like crazy and enjoy the haunted house fun. 

We also make sure to buy the Quick Queue passes. I don't know how anyone could get through all of the things that we did in 1 day without the pass. It isn't cheap but we only went in to the park for one day and managed to ride every ride that we wanted to and go in every haunted house! Otherwise lines for most of them were 45 minutes to 1.5 hours! No thanks! 

We rode all of the rides earlier in the day. And enjoyed a mid-day break in Germany to eat sausage and watch the show in Das Festhaus. 

House Projects

We've been doing all kinds of things around the house lately. 

We got a tv to go on the porch to enjoy as the weather cools down :)

We decided to paint our bedroom to open it up some. We had a dark brown accent wall and the other 3 walls were a lighter but still brown color. We went with gray and it looks amazing, we love it. We thought since we were painting it was also time to get rid of the Carolina blue bathroom we've had since we moved in. 

6 paint samples later we made a decision....

Back to the Grind

 Back to school means back to our busy fall fun... football, dinner with friends, enjoying time outside as it cools down. 

We had dinner with Trey's family at Bida Manda one night to celebrate lots of promotions!

Trey works from home 1-2 days a week so we decided to change my craft area into a legit office for him. It's in the guest room so the dogs enjoy hanging out on the bed while he works. I bought a new rug to go next to the bed and now Vegas thinks she's young again and will jump up on the bed! 

Beach Weekend

The last weekend in August we decided to enjoy one last summer beach weekend before football season starts back and life gets busy in the fall. We went for a walk on the beach Friday night after dinner and the sunset/moon were so beautiful. 

We lounged around for most of the weekend, took the dogs for walks on the beach, to play in the sound and just enjoyed family time. Doesn't get much better.