Did this weekend fly by for anyone else? Andrew and I had an action-packed couple of days–which is just how we prefer our weekends (usually).
On Friday our good friends Gabe and Jeff invited us over for dinner. We cooked a delicious and healthy meal of grilled chicken kebabs, rice, and stir-fried veggies:
After dinner we hung out, talked, and played a little Dance, Dance Revolution. It was my first time playing (I know…I’m way behind), and I was terrible. Notably bad. During one game, just as I said, “I am killing it right now!”, the word, “FAILED” crossed the screen. Oops. 😉
Andrew was slightly better than me…
We just love these guys 😀
On Saturday my church had a huge craft show + used book sale, with all proceeds going to the youth ministry (yay!) The event was a huge success–there were so many awesome vendors, food trucks, thousands of books, and pumpkins. So. Many. Pumpkins.
I am tremendously grateful to the group of moms and other women who coordinated this event for the benefit of our youth!
Early Sunday morning, Andrew cashed in on one of his Christmas presents from me: a guided Stand Up Paddleboard trip down the James River. We let the summer get away from us, so we decided to take advantage of the out-of-character-for-October hot weather we’ve been having. Unfortunately, we could not bring a camera, as it most definitely would have been ruined by the water, but the morning was beautiful, and the adventure was SO much fun.
The trip was through Riverside Outfitters, and because we were the only two people on this particular trip, we had a private tour guide. 😀 We started on flat water to get our bearings, then moved through a series of rapids. Andrew may or may not have fallen in the river a couple of times, but our guide did as well. Me? I think my low center of gravity (i.e. my general shortness) helped me keep my balance, so while I dropped to my knees a few times, I never actually went in the water. If you ever get the chance to do a downriver paddleboard trip, take it…It was such a blast! And my chest and arms are only slightly sore today from all the paddling :).
Looking awesome post-river 😉
Sunday afternoon we played disc golf with a group of friends from church at a local park. In spite of the freak 90-degree October day that was yesterday, we had a lot of fun. We also had a lot of back sweat.
We wrapped up the weekend with youth group, turkey tacos, and an episode of Once Upon a Time. It was a whirlwind weekend, with little time between each event, but we packed in a lot of good stuff. 🙂
Have a great Monday!
Have you ever tried stand up paddleboarding?
Glad you guys had a fun weekend! I wanted to paddleboard over the summer too, but it didn’t happen. Hopefully I’ll get to when I’m back in Richmond! 🙂
Thanks! We would definitely do this paddleboarding trip on the James again… maybe we can get a group to go when you are back in town!
Paddle boarding would be something I would love to try. I saw ppl doing it in Hawaii and down in FL but the ocean scares me a bit (sharks)… Maybe in our lakes and rivers in WI… Next summer;)
Yes! One of my good friends paddleboarded in the ocean in California and saw multiple sharks swimming directly underneath her! Um, no thanks. I’d recommend the river or lake. 🙂
I’ve always wanted to try paddle boarding!! It really sounds like so much fun and a great workout. What a great gift idea! And those kabobs look yumtastic. Glad you had a great weekend! 🙂
Thanks! It really was a lot of fun! I’m a big fan of gifts that are an activity you can do together. Andrew’s attitude on gifts is, “I don’t really need anything… if there’s something I need or really want I’ll buy it myself,” so this approach generally works well. 😉
Yeah Adam is really the same way, so this could work beautifully for him! Thanks for the idea 🙂
You finally got to try paddle boarding! I’m glad you liked it! I definitely want to try it on a river sometime… It sounds like a blast! I’ll have to add it to my to-do list for next summer!
Thanks! It was so much fun! Definitely add it to your summer to-do list!