Weekending: Astronaut Edition

Monday, May 16, 2016

Oh man, this weekend was busy but definitely one for the books!! We survived Friday the 13th and a full moon, dined in fancy outfits with astronauts and celebrated 3 birthdays!

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!

Linking up with Biana.


  1. I'm such a nerd that I was totally geeking out at all of your Snaps! It looked like so much fun and I'm telling you, "The Astronaut Wives Club!" Ha! How cute what that little Mexican party theme for the birthday?! (And you aren't kidding: there is no exhaustion like after-birthday-party exhaustion...and adding a kid to the mix?! Holy moly, I was wondering how early was too early for Walker to go to bed after his second birthday party. Haha!)

  2. Oh my gosh that gala sounds amazing!! I love the dress you got!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. That gala sounds like so much fun and right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  4. I loved seeing all of your snaps!! Your dress is absolutely beautiful and I'm glad y'all had such a good time! Y'all did have a busy weekend!! The parties looked so cute, love all the decorations! Those centerpieces are so fun. The picture of Stephen playing cops and robbers is too funny, such a good sport. Woo hoo for being back on normal schedules this week!

  5. You look stunning at the gala! What a cool event!

  6. The gala looks like such a nice event and you look fabulous! The girls party is the cutest!

  7. Such a cool experience! You look amazing in that dress!

  8. Everything about this weekend looks perfect! You looked gorgeous, what an amazing night with your hubby! And that birthday party is adorable! Xo, Stephanie