Houston Rodeo

This post could also be titled, “15 Selfies with Tab and Erika”.  πŸ™‚

Last Thursday evening, Tab had a little work event at the Houston Rodeo so we drove down for a quick-less-than-24-hours-overnight trip sans kiddos.

We rolled into town late Thursday afternoon, checked in to our hotel, and made a beeline for the Galleria across the street to grab a coffee and do a little shopping.  {Can you tell that last part was my choice?}

This little area of Houston brings back SO MANY MEMORIES!  When Tab and I were newly married and were living on a tight budget, he had to travel to Houston quite frequently for work.  If my schedule allowed, I’d tag along enjoying the luxury of a nice hotel room, I’d meet Tab for some delicious meals, and I’d stroll through the shops.  At the time, this was the equivalent to taking me to those little huts on the water in Bora Bora.  Seriously!  

It was fun to be back in that little spot again.

We had plans that evening at The Houston Rodeo.

Kind of blurry, but we got ready for a night out!

After this selfie, a super nice guy in the lobby offered to take a picture for us.  ha!

 Lots of you guys asked about my dress.  It comes in a couple other colors as well.  {This is a similar option on sale now.}  And I wish you could see my cowboy boots!  I own one pair of cowboy boots and get to pull them out on rare occasions.  I got mine in 2010 and they’re still in great shape!

You Houston folks KNOW a RODEO!  If you remember this from the fall…
We headed to the Mesquite Rodeo for the first time and all six of us fell in love!  I grew up going to rodeos periodically and this took me right back!  The kiddos loved it too.

This Houston Rodeo reminded me of the State Fair of Texas, a rodeo, AND a concert all in one.  This was FUN!

We mingled, met a lot of new people, and enjoyed some delicious barbecue.  Then it was BLAKE SHELTON TIME!

I must tell you I’m not the biggest Blake Shelton fan, BUT he told the crowd that he had the flu.  And I instantly became a fan for life.  The last time I had the flu it was tough to walk from my bed to the bathroom let alone sing, shake my hips a little bit, AND play the guitar?!  No way!

Seriously, I was so impressed he was out there singing.

Not gonna lie…my favorite song of the night MIGHT have been “Ol Red”.  Do you guys remember that one?  According to the cheers {and the lady next to me dancing CRAZY}, it might have been everyone’s favorite.

I’m telling you…Blake had the FLU AND managed a great concert!

Such a great night!

I woke up the next morning at 6:30 a.m. because I think my days of sleeping in are just over.  ha!  And then I had the most delicious breakfast from Adair Kitchen.  I’m pretty sure there was some sort of cream cheese in my hash browns.  I’ve never really thought about putting cream cheese in hash browns BUT since this breakfast I’ve thought about it approximately every twenty minutes of my waking hours.  πŸ™‚

We were back in the car, packed, and heading north by 9:00 a.m.  A super, short trip but it was good for my soul.  A big thank you to the grandparents for holding down the fort at home!

Hope you guys have a great Monday!

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  1. 3.6.18
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    So glad you guys had a great time! Houston definitely knows how to rodeo for sure. Next time you're down here, you better call me πŸ˜‰

  2. 3.6.18
    Elizabeth said:

    Adair Kitchen is the best! Glad you went on a Friday- Saturday morning the whole town would have been in their πŸ˜‰

  3. 3.6.18
    Emily R said:

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE Ol’ Red!! My sister gives me such grief about it. I’m not a Blake Shelton fan either but something about that song gets me groovin’! I just had to comment!

  4. 3.6.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    What a fun night away!! I loved all the selfies πŸ™‚ !

  5. 3.6.18
    Rockhound said:

    I live in Houston, and the rodeo is the best! Can’t wait until we go next week! So glad you had a great visit!

  6. 3.6.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    A hotel room, Blake, AND CREAM CHEESE? Sign me up.

  7. 3.6.18
    angie said:

    So glad y'all had a great time at our Rodeo!! You should come back again and bring the family, plus there's lots of great shopping here too! I was at that Blake show too and kept thinking, "dang – is it THAT hot down there?" the way he was sweating…pretty sure he broke his fever on stage! It was a good concert! And, Adair is so yummmm…for all 3 meals a day! Come back soon!

  8. 3.6.18
    Laci said:

    That dress is adorable!

  9. 3.6.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I've been a Texas girl my whole life and I don't think I've EVER been to a rodeo. hahahaha. Is that weird?! Glad y'all had fun!! That Inspired Chick

  10. 3.6.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    So much fun and my mom's hash brown casserole recipe calls for cream cheese…heaven by the spoonful!

  11. 3.6.18
    Anonymous said:

    So Jel! I went while at A&M with my parents when they came to visit from England and of course it was amazing, like nothing we had seen before. It wad 1998 and I was miffed I'd missed Leanne Times, hadn't heard of the band who was on but now of course I know who they are -Lynard Skynard! Apologies if that spelling is wrong! My only regret from that year is never buying any cowboy boots! Is there a store anyone would recommend who may do international shipping?! Joanne

  12. 3.7.18
    brookerichardson said:

    This post has me thinking hashbrowns and cream cheese. Lol. Looks so fun.

  13. 3.7.18
    Anonymous said:

    Oh wow I should stop posting from my phone last thing at night, of course that should say 'was and 'Rimes' – need to figure out how to turn off the thing on my phone that auto corrects! I'm not illiterate, honest! πŸ˜€

  14. 3.7.18
    Unknown said:

    Just FYI: your blog link on your IG isn't working. Error message every time for four days. πŸ™