Friday, June 30, 2017

10 Years on Top of The World

Yesterday was our 10 year anniversary! For lunch we went to Sal's, which is where we had dinner the night he proposed :)
This is also where we had our rehearsal dinner, we really love Sal's Pizza! We were fortunate enough that Sal was there yesterday so we could share the good news with him.
We then rode the McKinney Avenue Trolley. This is a great date idea! It is free transportation around a small circuit of Dallas that takes about an hour to complete.
You can hop off and back on at the stops, they come around about every 20 minutes depending how many cars they have going. This Trolley car is named Petunia :)
Headed back to the spot he proposed!!
We first went to the Bar & Lounge at Five Sixty Restaurant to have an appetizer & drinks. We shared calamari with a pickled ginger vinaigrette. It had fresh jalapeno mixed into the hot calamari which gave each piece a nice bite. However, we found the calamari to be hit or miss, some pieces were very good and others were quite chewy.
To drink Hubby got a Barrel Aged Old Fashioned which was both of our favorites. I got the Yakuza with was lemony and gingery and very good.
We sat at the edge of the bar by the window so we could see Dallas as we spun in a 360. In an hour you will make the full circle, and then it was time to go to the newly remodeled Geo-Deck.
This spot right here is where he proposed to me 11 years ago! Overlooking Downtown Dallas & Old Red Courthouse.
This time we stayed long enough to see the sunset
This was such a special day to return to Reunion Tower!
I am the luckiest girl in the world, being on top of the world with my perfect man! Here's to the rest of our lives!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Our BBQ loving friend informed Hubby & I that Texas Monthly had a Top 50 BBQ in Texas issue out!
& that there was a passport to document each of the 50 you check out! So of course I went and bought said magazine!
Tonight we got our first stickers in our passports! Top 5 BBQ! Of course they are one of the Top 50 in Texas! We went with our BBQ loving friend & his wife, so we decided to split their Top 50 Experience. Half a pound of Brisket, Sausage, Pulled Pork (which they were out of so we got more brisket), & Ribs & 4 sides. With 4 of us eating til we were stuffed, there were still leftovers! It was all so good! We have been here several times since I wrote that first post, & I would like to retract my statement about their brisket. It is now my favorite meat there! It has a great bark on it with a great rub!
So go get your Passport & start eating your way around Texas!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Niece is 2!

Last weekend my sweet niece turned 2!
She had a Minnie & Mickey themed birthday party! So I made a Mickey Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheeseball :)
The cupcakes had mini oreo ears!
A Hot Diggity Dog Bar!
Party favors & Photo Booth props! My sisters did such a great job making this party adorable!
Anyone who has small children in your life, I'm sure will recognize the call, "Oh, Two-dles!"
There was also cloud sand, soapy water, and kiddie pools to play in!
Make a wish Minnie Mouse!
This gift got the best reaction! She pulled it out of the bag & exclaimed, "Socks!!" Everyone laughed, so of course she said it several more times for good measure :)
Ducks! You are never too old for a photo booth!

Then on her actual birthday, we went for our annual Ton's dinner & then got ice cream after. We love our little Lynnlea!
For Lynnlea's birthday gift from Uncle Hubby & I, we went to Play Street Museum in Plano. Lynnlea really liked the space sand!
This place is so cute! It is perfect for little ones (their website says 1-8 years old).
They have a ton of areas to play all with their own theme. She also spent a lot of time cooking in this kitchen :)
Then she fed the baby
Road trip anyone?
She knew just what to do with these magnets, she has a set at home.
To finish off the playtime she colored a picture that she gave to grandma when we got home :)

I forgot to take a picture :( but after our playtime, we met Uncle Hubby at work, and he took us to lunch :) We had Mr. Wok in Plano & Lynnlea loved her Chicken Lo Mein! She was so excited to see her Uncle Patrick!

Happy Birthday Lynnlea! Uncle Patrick & Aunt Krystle love you very much!!