Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Escape to Dallas

We escaped last week to Dallas for the first time since the 4th of July. We try to get to Dallas once a month but with Molly's birthday and the start of kindergarten we opted out of August traveling. Looking back, we totally had the right idea. This time around, we still missed a bunch of people but it is all the more reason to visit again soon. Hopefully next time we come to Dallas... we can be sporting long sleeves. Sigh.

Who knew that all it took for it to rain in Austin was for us to leave? And by rain, I mean a few little showers here and there but we will take it. Cancelled night at the Plano balloon festival? Totally worth it for a night of rain. We just made up for it with some good ole' DQ, snuggling and Mexican Train. And Aladdin, at Lucy's request.

My sister and brother-in-law cooked us birthday dinner on Saturday night. No rain, slight breeze... it was fantastic. I know a certain pack of kiddos that picked up right where they left off.

In between rain spurts we also had a chance to catch up with our Millers and breakfast at one of my favorites--- Garden Cafe, with some favorites. This place continually changes each time we visit. I mean that garden? AMAZING. If you haven't been then you really need to check it out. I mean what's not to love about a table of cuties and fantastic food? (Thanks for the pictures, Heather!)

One of our main reasons to come to Dallas was to finally have some family pictures with Lucy in them. Not going to lie-- listening to pouring rain Friday evening, I was feeling a bit defeated. We have waiting for these pictures for so long. And yet, Saturday morning the rain held out. Gabey might have had a tantrum the entire photo session, true reflection of home indeed. We'll take what we can get. Miss Emily has some mean editing skills. Can't wait to share the pics soon!

We might have bunches of laundry to catch up on and school mornings definitely started this week in a pout... but for a fun weekend, we'll take it.

Dallas, we'll play again soon.

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