Friday evening, we attended the Astronaut Hall of Fame Gala and had the best time. We arrived at Kennedy Space Center and enjoyed a cocktail hour in the Atlantis exhibit before being bused over to the Saturn V exhibit for dinner. Two astronauts were inducted into the hall of fame that weekend and it was such an honor to be involved. It was so crazy to think that we were in the same room as dozens and dozens of people who had traveled to space! Each table had an astronaut sitting with them and we had James Wetherbee sitting with us. James did 6 missions and was inducted into the hall of fame in the early 2000's. We loved hearing some of his stories, but unfortunately we didn't have too much time to talk to him. I'm so thankful Stephen got asked to attend through his company and we got to experience this together :)
Excuse the squinty eyes
An older man offered to take our picture together.. in front of an older Atlas rocket.. except he didn't get any of the rocket in the picture lol
Then a younger lady offered to take our picture in front of the Atlantis exhibit... and didn't get any of the Atlantis shuttle...
But at least we got a good picture in front of the real thing!
The lady behind me had the same dress on but a different color. Then, I realized she's the COO of Kennedy Space Center's wife - I'll gladly match her lol
After dinner we had to get a picture with Jim Wetherbee
Saturday, we slept in and then got ready to head over to Orlando for my co-worker's son's 1st birthday party. We had such a great time and loved seeing all the kids running around #babyfever. Afterwards, we headed to Target to return something and just browse. After our Target trip, we headed home and watched some LOST before ordering takeout and eating outside. It was a beautiful evening and we had a great time eating and chatting on the back porch. After dinner we finished up the night with more LOST.... of course lol
Sunday, we headed to church and then I ran to Publix while Stephen changed his oil and mowed the lawn. Afterwards, we headed to our friend's daughter's birthday party. They were born a few weeks from each other and just turned 2 and 4 so they threw a joint party at a local horse farm. It was the cutest place and the absolute best location for a little kid's birthday party. We had a great time and loved seeing all the kids have fun and run around. Stephen also joined in on the fun and played cops and robbers with the kids and their dads #babyfeverincrease. We were exhausted after (and so glad we didn't have to go home and take care of kids) so we headed home to finish up the laundry, get ready for the week ahead and watch some more LOST.
Their mom did an amazing job and everything was so adorable
My friend gave me some of the centerpiece flowers to take home :)
It was a great weekend but we're really looking forward to Stephen being back on a normal schedule this week and having a slow weekend next weekend. I hope everyone else had a great weekend as well!
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