Friday, February 6, 2015

Bishop Arts Fun!

Last weekend, Hubby & I went on a double date with some friends to check out Dallas' only Cidery. We shared a sampling of all 4 of their home brewed ciders, & they did not disappoint. The bartender was so knowledgeable, you would think he owned the place! This will definitely be a place we come back to!
 We decided to walk to Oddfellows for dinner. Their Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese has been on my mind ever since! Chicken tenders covered in buffalo sauce atop a heaping bowl of creamy mac & cheese with blue cheese crumbles sprinkled throughout. I should have taken a picture, but that would have required putting my fork down! ;)
After dinner we were much to full for the best pie you have ever had, so we decided on a nightcap at Whitehall Exchange. I have walked past this place numerous times & always thought their indoor/outdoor bar was a cool concept. It was too cold to take advantage of it this trip though! Which just means we will have to go back :)
 And this Choco-Tini will have me coming back anyway! The perfect dessert drink, but I wouldn't drink more than one - the possibility of a sugar coma would be real! ;)

I am having so much fun trying new places in Dallas! Is there somewhere you think I should add to my list?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Book 4 "One in the Spirit"

The 4th book on my Empty Shelf is "One in the Spirit" by David C. K. Watson. I was excited to read this book from the preface on the very first page! "No one group within the true Church of God has a monopoly of the Spirit's presence. ('One in the Spirit' David C. K. Watson)" I have witnessed first hand people believing only their denomination has the power of the Holy Spirit, it made me very uncomfortable, even though I was a member of this person's denomination at the time. So this book's beginning made me excited to read more!
I quickly found out that this book was not good for my regular bedtime reading! It regularly had me up searching for a pen to underline a point, or had me stopped in my tracks pondering a humbling thought. I felt it was a short, but powerful read!
I don't know if it is still in print being copyrighted in 1973, but if you can get your hands on a copy, I recommend it! I will let you borrow mine if you don't mind my underlining :)

Monday, February 2, 2015

New Fence!

I've been meaning to share this with you since it was completed right after Thanksgiving!
 Getting a new fence has been on our to do list since we bought our home.
 Ghost making his own personal exit in the fence, moved it to the top of the to do list!
 We really needed it though, there weren't many more things Hubby could have done to keep this one standing.
 We got some quotes, looked at some pics, & chose our guy :)
 And I stood in the window taking pics of them tearing out the fence :)
That's not creepy, right?!
 Now we have a beautiful new fence!
 Thank you to Hubby's Mom & Dad for our Christmas gift of helping pay for it! We had to have a fence, but ya'll helped us get a nice beautiful fence!!
Once the weather drys up (this summer) we have to get it stained, then it will show it's awesome cedar color even more!
We got a double wide gate, the small portion is what we use regularly, but the larger side can be opened up to have a 10' opening!
The gate from the outside. Ghost isn't getting out of this fence! :)
Yea for home improvements!!