Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fourty Has Arrived!

I began today with some new yard art courtesy of my mom, sister & sis in laws.

Then I went to IFly Dallas for some indoor skydiving. Best thrill so far! 

For the afternoon, I spent time with family and friends enjoying pictures, cupcakes & laughter. 

Then I took a nap! 

Friday, August 22, 2014


Huge props to my siblings for being good sports. We took these pictures on the last day that we would all be in our thirties & I can't imagine anyone else I would rather have spent these moments with.
Love you two so much & can't wait to have our "Last day to all be in our fourties" party in ten years. (LOL)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Big Rig

I have never seen a limo this big before. Looked just like a semi!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Symphony to my eyes?

I had the distinct privelege of touring the Meyerson Symphony Center today along with all of the elementary music teachers from Mesquite ISD. 
Ms. Margret Wosynski gave us the most enjoyable tour. (She even allowed us to sing in the balcony, which apperently is not allowed unless you are a performer.) 
We were able to see dressing rooms, the green room as well as learning interesting facts about the hall. (The organ has over 4000 pipes.)

Monday, August 18, 2014

I Like My Corn Sweet But..........

I had lunch today with Mindy & Danyale. They introduced me to a new ice cream shop in Balch Springs where I sampled some interesting flavors. 

*Sweet- Corn- yuck! *Queso-  yuck!  
*Pine Nut- yum!  *Pecan- yum!

I ordered a scoop of pine nut & a scoop of pecan together & that was yummy!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jedi are you?

We found Rachel's kids light sabers, so what else was there to do? Have my first light saber sword fight! 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Eye saw the sign

My sister and Lecia joined me at the Zodiac restaurant on the 6th floor of the Neiman Marcus Flagship store in downtown Dallas. 
My main goal was to enjoy their famous popovers with strawberry jam butter. They were wonderful. 
Along with lunch, I was able to taste their famous tangerine orange soufflĂ©, which was different, but good. 
After lunch, we walked up the street to the Joule Hotel and admired the giant eyeball, which is an actual art piece. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Big Deal

I've been absent for a couple of days so......I caught up with some new adventures today!

(At the request of my friend Katie McMurren, who is apperently living vicariously through my blog, I will give a running dialog of my day)

My sister in law, Jen and I took our kids & my niece, Skylar, on a tour of Downtown Dallas.

Our first goal was to find some of the B & G letters scattered through out the city.

Stop number two: Klyde Warren Park
They climbed the tree house, ropes, built with foam shapes and had lunch from the food trucks.

Stop three: Thanksgiving Square
This was quite a learning experience and focuses on finding a deep inner path to giving thanks.
This exhibit must be done in person to understand the full impact of it's purpose. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Snail Mail

Taking time this evening to teach Savannah the proper way to address thank you notes. With each one, she becomes more confident and pleased with her progress. Sometimes, the smallest moments etch the largest memories on my heart. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Golden Nuggets of Goodness

Today I tried a new flavor combination of popcorn called "Denver".  A delicious combination of white cheddar and caramel.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Nailed it!

Savannah wanted a beach themed birthday party, so of course, I hit Pinterest.
She decided on the Teddy Graham beach cupcakes. 

Target provided the cupcakes with icing that looked like water. 
I painted swimsuits on the bears, added graham cracker sand, umbrellas, and other accessories for the bears. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

It's Never Too Late

For the first time in my life, I bought this awesome drink on the soil of Texas.

 Ale 8 is a drink manufactured in my dad's hometown of Winchester, Ky. 

The name means "A Late One" which is actually printed on the top if the label.

Popcorn Papa in Rockwall sells the bottles (the best way to drink it, by the way). 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

More Than Meets the Eye

I'm posting two new things today since I missed yesterday. I caught up with Optimus Prime and snagged a photo op. 
Later, I came across something I wish I had not seen. Bleghhh!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Force is With Me

Tommy has GUYs game night every week. I'm usually hanging out with the girls or around the house. 
Tonight, for the first time, I played the game with him AND I enjoyed it! (Didn't hurt that I won!!!!)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer Lovin'

Savannah and I treated my parents to one if our favorite new spots. View your receipt from Neveria Y Fruteria La Regia on Davis in Mesquite. 
Best Sno Cones & Blue Bell ice cream around. I love to get the Knock Out!

Tonight was about trying something new. 
Elotes and their pina colada. AMAZING!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Movie Time

Having a quiet night at home with Tommy & Savannah watching Rio 2 for the first time.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pucker Up Peaches!

The Super Peach Ring slush at Sonic made me pucker up my lips, crinkle my nose and shake my head.... With. Every. Sip!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Rocky Mountain Chili

Today I tried an ancho-chili truffle at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
I'm not a fan of of spicy, but is actually liked the combination with the chocolate.