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Monday, September 17, 2012

Scenes from Dallas

We spent the entire weekend (Thursday-Sunday) in Dallas seeing 3 different sets of people...3 nights, 3 different beds. Despite having a packed weekend, we were never rushed and left feeling full and relaxed (and a bit tired, I slept on the way home). 

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!


It's Sooo Fluffy said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! I'll be going to Dallas this weekend for my nephew's first birthday!!

Carolyn said...

Looks like a fun weekend! :) I'm with you on the sock bun thing... not me!

jessi bridges said...

Sounds like a fun, whirlwind trip!! That breakfast looks amazing and yes, DFW traffic is THE WORST! And my poor husband had to drive around in it all day for a living (driving to different roofing sites all over the metroplex). And everything is always under construction!

Awesome that you got to get over to our old church stomping grounds! We miss The Village.

And yay for new babies!! How exciting that she's almost here!!

ashleigh said...

sounds like a fun; crazyyyy trip. poor windshield :( and can i tell you i want to try that top golf place.. bad. i love golf.. and i love bowling..that is my place.

and i love you

Kendra // The Darling Blog said...

Your weekend in Dallas sounds about like how mine are! I have several sets of friends who live there (seriously, everyone I know has moved to Dallas) and my boyfriend has quite a few friends (from South Africa) that live there now, too. We're actually considering moving there ourselves, haha.

Oh, and it's refreshing to see you say you weren't too fond of the sock bun. I don't quite like it much myself, either. Reminds me of my middle school librarian.

- Kendra |

Amanda said...

Love love love the whale! Maybe still him in the guest bathroom or something? I can't remember what the color schemes were, but I think he would be happy there!

henning love said...

your niece is definitely for her debut that is for sure! sounds like you had a great time in dallas ruthie

Because Shanna Said So said...

We are so excited about Top Golf coming to Austin! It's going to be so fun! And the Aloft Hotels...ah-mazing! Glad you guys had a fun time minus the windshield!

Niki a real life military wife said...

Sounds like a great time!! I hope you have a good day today.

Janie Fox said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! Can't believe you girls are so grown up - and Cori - about to be a mama herself!!! By the way, I want one of those maltipoos - it is adorable! Thanks for sharing your life.

Unknown said...

Looks like you guys had a wonderful weekend! That food looks so good and you are KILLING me with that tiny puppy!

Simply Splendid LOVE said...

What a fun weekend. Y'all did A LOT of fun stuff. Didn't you love the Chilhily exhibit? We've been photographing a lot of family sessions so I've been seeing it a lot recently. It's so incredible. I'm so glad you got to experience Matt. Haha. Isn't his energy awesome?!?!? I'm loving this new series too. It's going to be great. We didn't end up making it to church yesterday so I've got to get caught up online. Glad y'all had a good weekend. :) p.s. Are y'all doing pics just because or will you do Christmas cards from them? I'm in the process of coming up with a creative idea for our card this year. Just curious.

Kristin said...

Wow! What a fun weekend :-) So fun to get to visit family and friends and explore a different city all at once!

Katie {katie lately} said...

a potato on your head!! hahah!!! I laughed outloud! and that little whale... i wish he was in SD! good grab :) he'll look cute on a shelf somewhere in your home!

also.. your poor sissy.. how much longer til Embry is due? thats just got to be uncomfortable to carry around, im already uncomfortable and shes a ways ahead of me!

Leilani said...

Looks like you had a great time! I'll be in Dallas in March for BlissDom. Any chance you'll be going to that conference?

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