Reunion Shenanigans


You would think with the time change this weekend and the fact that the sun comes up earlier that it would be easier to wake up this morning, but no. Just as difficult as any other Monday morning. That could also have something to do with the road trip Steven and I took this weekend, but regardless, I want to crawl back in bed and not move until tomorrow. That tired. 

Speaking of weekend, Steven celebrated his 10 year high school reunion this past weekend in his hometown in Tennessee, so naturally we made the trip up to join in on the celebrations. Here's how it all went down:

Steven and I left for Tennessee early Friday afternoon and arrived just in time to make it to the high school football game where he was able to reconnect with old friends from the past.  After the football game Steven’s best friend from home took us out to a few local bars to hang out and catch up. I would show you pictures of all the fun we had Friday night, but I forgot to take any. My bad.

Since we didn’t get into town until after dark on Friday, we spent the Saturday morning driving through the town so Steven could see how much his hometown had changed since he left nearly ten years ago. We drove to his old home, his school, and all the local places that he spent his teenage years hanging out in. This city girl enjoyed spending the day way back in the country, even if it was a little very much out of my element.

Saturday Night.
After spending the day outside Steven and I drove back to the hotel to get ready for his reunion party that was held at the local country club. I could tell how excited Steven was to see all his old friends, and we both had so much fun at the party. It seemed like we had only been there for a few minutes when they were turning on the lights and yelling last call. The night flew by and it was much fun to hear Steven’s friends tell all sorts of stories about their high school days.
We made the nearly five hour drive back to Birmingham on Sunday and arrived back in town just in time to pick the dogs up from puppy jail the puppy resort where they were staying. They were exhausted from playing all weekend with their new puppy friends. They both jumped up on the couch and didn’t move until we picked them up and carried them to bed. This is how Cooper spent his evening. He obviously missed his mommy!

Oh, and did you notice that things look a bit different around here? I know I just went through a design change a couple of months ago, but I’m pretty indecisive and didn’t love the new design. A huge thank you to Jana from Jana Tolman Designs for my new look. She was so wonderful to work with, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new design.

Sami's Shenanigans


  1. Looks as if you had a great weekend. and it's always nice going back to where you grew up and seeing how much things have changed. I'm sure your hubby loved that. Love the pics esp due to the colors of the leaves on the trees.

  2. Looks like y'all had a fun weekend! You 2 make such a cute couple.

  3. So nice to see another Alabama blogger! I My husband and I are both from Alabama, but now live in Washington, D.C. I just read your love story and saw that your wedding is at The Oaks. We know so many people who have been married there, and the weddings are always so beautiful! Stopping by from the link-up! I cannot wait to read more.

    Happy Monday!
    Christa Forever Young

  4. I am from Alabama too!! It has been such beautiful weather out! I am loving it! It looks like you had a nice weekend!!