Week Off!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hello Blogging world!

Yes, it is 10:30 in the morning and I am writing a blog post because I have the whole week off and I am starting it off with a lazy morning of blogging on this wet and chili day!

I have been anticipating this week off, but the days leasing up to it were nothing less than fun with several events going on including the Culture Map event las Wednesday.

I received and email from a fellow Vivaldi Patron Circle member about the event at The Joule Hotel hosted by Culture Map, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center's Alliance group,  and The Dallas Museum of Art's Junior Associates. These events serve as an opportunity for young professionals in the Dallas area to learn about how to get involved with charity organizations and knowing me, I couldn't pass up an opportunity to network and spread the word about Vivldi. It also helped that I got to hang out with my gals who who joined me for some mid week fun!

Photo-booth crazy-ness, we must have taken dozens of pictures!

Downtown artwork we could see from the terrace of The Joule

Myself, Michelle, Kursten, and Amy

Love these gals!

Saturday, the Mr.'s team played in the quarterfinals against Bishop Dunne at Corsicana High School's stadium. It was freezing, but thanks to the Mr. his family and I got to sit inside the press box!

They shutout Dunne in a 31-0 win, which means they play the semi final's next Saturday in Plano.

Windy and cold day out at Corsicana stadium

Prayer after the victory

My brother in law who attends Oklahoma State camped out Friday night to appear on ESPN's College Game Day, and thats him with the "Bennett eats bullets for breakfast"
Coach Bennett was the Mr.'s coach at SMU...

Saturday night we celebrated by going to Randy White's BBQ in Frisco, then relaxed yesterday while it rained and sleeted a bit here in McKinney.

Hope everyone had a good weekend, 
thanks for stopping by and follow me on Instagram @catsimmonds to get up to date pictures on my goings on!

~Mrs. S

Amy's Birthday

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hello All, 

I hope you all had a great weekend.
Unfortunately, mine was so quick I am not even sure you can even call it a weekend.
Friday night, I got bitten by my dog during a lesson, then had to run to All-Region where 2 of my students were participating until 9. The fun didn't end there, we were at All-Region from 8-5 on Saturday. It was a great experience for my kids, but I was ready to get out of there so I could go home and get ready for Amy's Birthday celebration at Victor Tangos. 

18 of us gathered around and celebrated Amy's last year in her 20's, and it was a blast!
I can't believe I'll be 30 myself next year, her party made me start thinking about my own birthday coming up in May....

But for now, I am happy to share some photos of the Birthday girl throughout the evening. 

Amy and I

Her mom brought a cake from San Angelo, and it was delicious

Red velvet, and a delicious butter cream frosting!

Ashley and I being silly...

Michelle, Ashley, Amy, and I

Fun night, but tiring weekend.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

~Mrs. S

Weekend Update

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday.

This weekend flew by and I wanted to share with you all all the cool things the Simmonds got to do these past few days!

Friday night, I went to my first HS game this year where my husband coaches. 

I had a blast watching his team win and cheering on with another coaches girlfriend.

This was him hugging one of the players after he made a 43 yard run for a touchdown.

My snack during the game, yummy!

It was really chili and windy that night, so the Mr. let me use his jacket, I was so proud of him!

There he is, pacing back and forth!

Saturday, we had All-Region auditions and that was from 7:15-5:00pm, a long day!

I was so happy at the end of the day when i found out I had 2 students who made it, and several private lesson students as well. Definitely the best teaching moment of the year so far.

Saturday night, we got all dressed up and went to dinner to one of our favorite restaurants with Kursten and Coach S at LaDuni.

After dinner we came back to the house to play Catchphrase, and we had a blast for hours!
Talk about a game that tests your patience...

Today was a low key relaxing day, you know the usual (laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning) but I was happy to see my orange roses came back, how pretty are these!?

Hope you all had a great weekend too!

Thanks for stopping by, and dont forget to follow me on instagram @catsimmonds

~Mrs. S