I drove up Thursday and met up with my hubby downtown. We had a yummy and romantic date night and loved our hotel, the Aloft Downtown Dallas.
In the morning we had a delicious breakfast at Zaguan which I highly recommend. It is a Latin bakery/cafe and they gave you so much food that I didn't eat lunch. Jon had meetings north of Dallas so I popped around from McDonald's to Barnes & Noble using their free wi-fi to work :-).
A tiny rock came crashing into our windshield during rush hour traffic later that afternoon and that really sucked. We went to get it fixed immediately so it's fine but urgh. And can I just say Dallas traffic blows?!
We headed to my sister's house and my little sister had driven up from College Station for the night. Tomi was sporting the Pinterest sock bun and wanted to try it on me. Thanks for all the compliments on Instagram but I don't think I will ever do it myself. Jon said it looked like a potato on my head and I wasn't really diggin' it on me.
Tomi and her 2 big brothers (I gave her back her sock bun haha)
Sisters (we look soooo much alike...psych)
Any Dallas peeps been to Top Golf (btw what do you call people who live in Dallas? Dallasans?). We have been wanting to go for a while and it was really fun! I've only swung a club a handful of times but it was fun to attempt. If you've never been, it's a 3 story driving range where the balls are microchipped and you aim for different areas to score different points. It's a lot like bowling. FYI Top Golf is coming to Austin in April. It will be at MoPac/183 where there used to be a driving range.
My niece is ready for her debut!
Saturday we went to Dallas Arboretum and saw the Chihuly Exhibit then did some thrifting and had lunch. I have no clue what I am going to do with this little guy but at $1.50, I couldn't say no. It was my one purchase of the day...
That evening we drove up to the Denton area for a wedding shower for our two sweet friends, Maggie and Colin! Their wedding is the first weekend in October and we are flying to Mexico in just 16 days (can you tell I am so ready?!).
Surprisingly Jon and I were really good at the Newlywed game and scored a Lowe's gift card! Apparently Jon thinks he was the one who wanted/encouraged marriage first and he couldn't think of anything that I didn't like about him haha. The hosts of the shower breed Maltipoos and they had a litter of 4, born just 5 days prior. They were the size of hamsters and couldn't open their eyes yet. Jon's mom used to breed so I love when Jon tells me stories of how tiny the puppies were, this was my first time seeing such little pups. It made me miss my little chunk (whose ears were as big as a tiny Maltipoo). And no....we aren't getting another dog :-)
Maggie and Colin just bought a castle of a house and we got to share their first night at the new place! So much fun (and so glad we are done with moving haha!). Sunday morning we attended The Village Church and got to see Matt Chandler speak live. It was wonderful and more than I could have imagined. His energy, his word, the music. I listen to his sermons probably once a day or every other day so it was so cool to watch him get excited. The Village is in a great series right now called City on a Hill and it is going to be great for me and Jon to pinpoint and recognize where we are struggling with sin. If you live in the area...go! If not, check out The Village Church app...literally hundreds of teachings at your fingertips.
Chunky was excited to see us last night and I am looking forward to a few weekends at home. We are taking family pictures (me, Jon and Ernie) this weekend with the lovely Jennifer Stamps and I couldn't be more excited!!!!
The next time I go to Dallas it will be to see my niece, Embry!