Wednesday, December 28, 2011

That Time I Went to Dallas and Didn't Tell Anyone.

I know I've been MIA a lot this month.  So, I'll try to catch you up on the big stuff.  Like, oh yes-- I went to Dallas a few weekends ago.  :)

I got off the plane on Thursday night, and we went straight to Walmart.  Don't judge-- I had to get Christmas wrapping materials on the cheap!  While there, I saw something I've never seen before in my life...

A pig head!  People really eat the face of a pig??  Holy cow.  I was shocked.  And yes, I took a picture of other people's groceries while in line.  How could I not?  Walmart never fails to disappoint when I need some entertainment.  :)  After that, we went home, and Donny gave me my birthday present, which was two framed sketch prints-- one of Paris and one of New York.  They were GORGEOUS, and I love them.  Sadly, I had to leave them behind because they were too big for my suitcase.  And I forgot to take a picture of them.  Pictures will forthcoming in January-- once Donny gets here with them and hangs them for me. ;)

Friday morning, Donny had to work for a few hours, which meant I got to ride around in his awesome, huge truck!  It was so fun, and I got a small glimpse into how he spends most of his days.

After that, we headed to NorthPark Center because I HAD to go to Sephora.  I had left a vitally important item at home-- my MUFE foundation.  Couldn't very well go all weekend without it!  (I also forgot to take a jacket since it was 70 degrees when I left home, even though it was only in the 50s in Dallas.  Awesome.)  Then, we had lunch with some of my favorite Texas peeps at Taco Cabana.  I absolutely love that place!

Friday evening, we went to Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth (a city I love way more than Dallas-- sorry Dallas folks!).  We had dinner, wandered around some shops, spent a while in Barnes & Noble, had our picture taken in front of the big Christmas tree, then went to see Sherlock Holmes.

A cowboy riding a horse inside B&N-- yep, I'm in Texas!

After we got home Friday night, we had our Christmas.  Donny gave me a beautiful necklace and a Yankees shirt. Yes, he actually purchased Yankees gear for me!  Now that is love. :)

Saturday, we went to Cleburne for most of the day.  We had planned to meet up with his dad and stepmom, but his dad had to work out of town.  I was a little bummed, but it just meant that we got to see his "grandparents" and mom for a while, whom I adore.  All went well until I had a horrible bad minor allergic reaction to his mom's cat.  I sneezed and coughed uncontrollably, my face swelled up, and I started wheezing-- just what you want to be doing while hanging out with your boyfriend's mother for the second time ever.  So, we had to skedaddle to CVS to get me some allergy drugs pronto.  After I got medicated, we drove around Cleburne for a bit-- it is SUCH a cute town!  They have one of the most beautiful courthouses I've ever seen.  (#lawyernerd)

Hulen Park in Cleburne has a huge Christmas light display that we drove by.  So pretty!  

Sunday, we got up and went to church in Cedar Hill then came home and watched football for a while.  For dinner, we went to Johnny Carino's, which is one of my fave restaurants of all time.  And we wandered around Target and Kohl's for a while, as I was trying to find some inspiration for Christmas gifts for my family.  

Then, much too quickly, Monday was here, and it was time for me to to get on a plane.  :(  To console myself, we stopped and got a cupcake from Gigi's (far better than Sprinkles or Crumbs, in my opinion...).  

It didn't handle the turbulence well on the first leg of the trip.
But it was still tasty!  

And just like that, I was back at RDU and driving home.  We had an amazing time, as usual.  :)  And, one of the best parts of this trip is that it was less than four weeks from when I left until Donny comes here!


  1. Awww, that sounds like a fabulous trip!!

  2. So glad I was one of the select few who got to see you while you were here!!


  3. Your necklace is so pretty! He did a good job picking it out! I can't believe someone was getting that pig head! So gross!

  4. It sounds fabulous! I like all the pictures, and I'm impressed with how great the ones of the lights turned out.

  5. Sneaky, sneaky! ;-) Glad you had a great trip. I LOVE the necklace he got you...and that he got you Yankees gear. Sounds like a keeper to me!

  6. That necklace he got you is gorgeous! So glad you guys got to see each other for Christmas.

  7. You guys are so cute! Sounds like such a great visit! Minus the pigs head -- yuck! LOL

  8. Y'all are adorable! Sounds like you had a great time!

    PS. Carino's is one of my favorites, too! :)