What I love about the weekends- the fair

As much as I put recipes, fashion, etc on the blog, I want to remind you all that this is also my personal blog where I love to share pieces of my life. For you new followers, I began this blog when Mathew and I were engaged, and now that we’re married, my blog has taken such a different route. I love talking about my time with my husband, because one day I’ll want to look back and have some amazing memories.

So here goes:

What I love about the weekend is that I get to spend as much time as possible with Mathew. During the week he works in a city about 30 minutes away, so he wakes up incredibly early and leaves before my alarm even goes off. Then, when he gets home from work, we pretty much have dinner, watch tv/do homework, and then we’re off to bed. We don’t get “us” time during the week, so we make it up to each other on the weekends. Sure, we hang out with friends too, but majority of our time, we love to spend with each other.

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Yesterday we spent the evening at the Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo here in Waco. This is the 3rd year in a row that I’ve gone with Mathew, but I have to say- this one was the MOST fun. Usually we just walk around to the main area, don’t ride the rides (or even go in that section), and go to the rodeo. It’s usually just O.K., but it’s the same every year.

This year was different.

The weather was a chilly 52 degrees, and I actually got to put on a coat! As soon as we got there I realized I should have used my knitted headband thing, but it was too late. We walked around and stumbled upon this stunt double group who were doing tricks.

Stunt man doing flips

After watching them for a little bit, we went into the BIG petting zoo area. There were cows, horses, chicks, piglets, a llama, and even a kangaroo! I think I should’ve been a vet in a past life because I wanted to squish hug every little animal and take it home. I probably could’ve spent the whole day there, but Mathew peeled me away for more fun.

The adorable entrance

Mathew: “I’m petting a goat!”

Yep, I’m totally feeding a kangaroo

Petting baby goats

There’s a section of the fair where you can go inside this building and see lots of vendors selling random stuff. There were caramel apples, candles, clothes, wood work, cooking stuff, etc. We ended up buying a caramel apple with peanuts around it and OMGOSH it was the best ever. Mathew also got to meet this guy that he really admires that’s going up for Sherriff soon in the general election. No, Waco isn’t THAT small that we take large notice of Sheriffs, but Mathew is all into this guy’s career since he loves anything about law enforcement (this man is retired FBI and all that jazz).

A candle we found called “butt naked”

We walked around and I decided we needed to walk into the area where the rides were. We NEVER go on the rides mainly because they’re a lot of money, and those things go up in a day- how do we know they’re safe?! We checked out the most random rides and “attractions” and even stumbled upon this “world’s smallest horse” thing. I didn’t want to pay $1 if it was like a toy horse or something, but I saw this girl around my age pay it and take a picture. I asked her to show it to me and it ended up being a pony, but the thing he was in was lowered towards the ground so it seemed like he was 10″ tall. It was funny. We also saw some attraction that was about a woman that was part snake. All I have to say is, that was too bizarre for me to even want to check out.

If that’s not weird idk what is

Yummy junk food!

surf shack ride

I’m amazing at these

After walking around the rides, it was rodeo time! My phone died during the rodeo, so I’ve only got one picture. I was sad too because I wanted to show y’all the “Mutton Bustin’.” Mutton Bustin’ is where these 4-5 year olds sign up to ride sheep and try to stay on as long as possible. It’s hilarious because you just see these little kids holding onto sheep for dear life and then falling off. I die laughing every time. The winner gets a huge trophy and a new pair of boots. It’s cute.

Fatty! lol don’t worry- I shared.

I got a picture of a guy riding his bronco barebacked, and I’m so glad there weren’t a lot of guys doing this part of the competition. They ride without helmets and I get extremely nervous. In fact, one guy broke his wrist (and possibly some other things) because he fell off his bronco and it stepped on him, and another guy tried to get off his horse and he fell onto the ground wrong and dislocated his shoulder. Needless to say, my hands covered my eyes a lot.

First guy going bareback

I had such a great time with Mathew. I laughed and laughed all night with him and felt like we were back to when we first started dating. I always know how in love with him I am, but it’s always great to have a little extra reminder.

What do YOU love about the weekends? Have you ever been to a fair? What about a rodeo?

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  1. i absolutely love love going to the fair each year. and my husband and i are similar in we don’t get a lot of us time during the week and then he works on saturdays since he is a coach, us time isn’t very frequent. i was glad i got him all to myself because we went to a rodeo as well yesterday!

  2. And suddenly I have the urge to go to a fair. Definitely not because of the kangaroo and funnel cake!! Ok, maybe a little bit.

  3. “Muttin bustin” 🙂 Cutest part of the rodeo by far! <3

  4. So what exactly did the butt naked candle smell like, LOL!!! Looks like fun. We have a county fair in NJ in August. I used to like it until I realized all the animals were being auctioned off for certain reasons and not to just be a pet 🙁 I’ve never been to rodeo before though! Maybe some day

  5. Pretty excited for the fair this weekend!!!

  6. I love fairs!!!! This looks and sounds exactly like our fair back home. And now I want a funnel cake!!!

  7. We use Butt Naked Scented oil at the Spa. It smells just like “Scentsy’s” Skinny Dipping. People compliment us on the smell all of the time.

  8. mmmmmmmmmmmm funnel cake mmmmmmmm

    we used to have a big fair locally but crime just got out of hand so they moved 🙁 looks like a blast though!!

  9. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  10. so fun!!! nothing is better than funnel cake, games no one can win, & the fair!

  11. I can totally relate! My hubby leaves the house before 5 a.m. and doesn’t get home until 6:00 p.m. Looks like you guys had fun at the Fair and Rodeo!! I’m not sure if we’re going to make the Texas State Fair this year or not. I sure hope so. Have you ever been?

    And as for the Rodeo – we go every January to the Fort Worth Stockshow and Rodeo. My hubby has gone every year since he was 1 (a tradition his Grandfather started with him) and I’ve gone the last 16 years, and now we started the tradition with our son!!

    New follower – found you in the Texas Bloggers group!
    Crystal
    http://www.masonsmama.com

  12. That looks like it was so much fun and takes me back to the country fair I would go to as a child. How I miss that time.