Monday, October 4, 2010

Weekend Away

I am so grateful that Jeff and my everyday life is pretty great, and we certainly have much to be thankful for! It is so nice , however, to have some time away for just the two of us to reconnect, talk, plan and share when there is absolutely nothing else either one of us HAS to do....

Jeff and I left around noon Friday for a weekend trip to Dallas. Why Dallas? Why this weekend? Well, since Tech was playing at Hawaii and Grandfather and Gran-Gran so graciously offered to keep Preston Luke, we decided on last weekend. We should have known when we were looking for a hotel and the Ritz was $600 that something was going on....yes, it was OU vs Texas. Although it was no fun to pay what we felt was much more than normal, we were happy that we stayed at the beautiful Le Meridien North Dallas. (Did I mention it is across the street from the Galleria entrance...more on that later...)

Anyway, arrived at the hotel around 4:30 and immediately cleaned up for dinner because we were starving. We had dinner at Nick and Sam's and I don't know that I have ever had a better meal. Terriaki lamb ribs, caviar served on grilled toast with egg yolk, red onion, chives and mozzerella cheese, tuna tartare tower with avocado, peanut ponzu sauce and cotton candy, filet with grilled asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes.....and let me not forget the SPLURGE we made on a BV Tapestry franc/merlot/cab sauv blend.....delicious!!!! I might have gained a pound...

If it were not for all of the SHOPPING we did Saturday. Let me tell you NOTHING was on sale but Jeff and I both had a blast just shopping at the Galleria. My fave purchases: Michael Kors watch and JCrew short pink courduroy skirt....our lunch at MiCocina was fab and we were ready to call it quits around 3:00....

We cleaned up yet again Saturday evening and headed to the Rangers stadium to meet our friends from college Brent and April Gregory. Jeff has been doing some banking for the Rangers, so we were treated to the Lexus club level complete with waitress service. Although that was a real treat, we much enjoyed visiting with our friends on such a PERFECT evening!

Sunday was pretty uneventful. A morning trip to the gym--I AM SO SORE I NEVER LIFT WEIGHT!-decadent hotel breakfast, trip to IKEA for playroom organizational furniture for Preston, MORE Mexican food then a pleasant ride home.

On a side note, please say a prayer for my parents along with a group travelling in Europe as we speak. As you probably know, the terror threat level is heightened because of info a Pakistanii terrorist gave about a possible threat on TOURISTS in FRANCE and Germany. (Ther are not going to Germany......) THANKS!

love to all,

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