Weekend Recap

Over the weekend, we ventured out into different suburbs of the Metroplex.  We went to downtown Plano and Grapevine.  We were scoping out antique stores on the hunt for my new office chair, with no such luck.  I think I need to stop looking for it and the chair will find me.  Come to me, little chair!

Anyways, we had a blast!  We went to the “older” parts of these two towns and wandered down the cobblestone streets and in and out of every shop.  We also had some really, really good food.

We noticed that every shop in Grapevine has what looks like a banker’s vault in the back and the shops have turned it into a little room with goodies in there.  Well, after noticing about 3 of these, k asks one of the shop owners if her shop was a bank at one time because of the vault.  She said that we were in Bonnie and Clyde territory and that all the shops had these vaults to hide their valuables, incase Bonnie and Clyde came through town.  How cool is that?!  You could totally picture that.  You could see the horses coming down the street, instead of cars. The horse hitching posts are still outside every shop.  It is a very cool town.  We are actually going back this weekend for their Grape Fest and wine tasting.  Yum!

So, here are the few pictures that I snapped of our outing.  Enjoy!

{d&k} in downtown Plano.

Only in Texas will you see life-size statues of farm animals. And, k has to pose with every one of them!

Antiques! No chairs though 😦

Yummy pizza. If you are ever in Plano, TX, stop by Urban Crust. It was amazing.

K found this sign and he thinks it fits him pretty well.

We went to a wine bar in Grapevine. Yes, those are wines on tap! We didn’t get any of those because they had house wine half off! Yes, please!

Downtown Grapevine.

K, skating with some statue kids. Don’t fall, k!

D found a sign that fits her to the T!

K posing with some really creepy man!

The town is getting ready for Halloween.

Again, only in Texas will you find life-size statues of animals.  K would have posed, but it was in the median and we were driving.

Well, there you have it.  That was our weekend adventure, summed up nicely with little pictures.  You’re welcome!


Enjoy your day,


Weekend Photo Overload

Hi there, friends!  As promised, here are quite a few photos from last weekend’s festivities. “Quite a few” is an understatement.  Enjoy!

First – The FOOD photos.  Try not to drool.





* Photo 1:  Black bean and cheese quesadillas. Yum.
* Photos 2 & 3:  Burgers from Twisted Root.  K did not want to pose for that photo…he just wanted to start eating.  Haha.  Sorry to delay you, k.
* Photo 4:  Our very large meal from the Mexican restaurant that didn’t have a menu.  No one told us how much food we would get and that we would have been fine sharing 2 meals between the 5 of us.  Oof.  Well, we know now.
* Photos 5 & 6:  More burgers.  And cheese fries.  Bestest had been looking forward to that moment for months.  She was a very happy and full girl.
* Photo 7:  That pizza was goooooood.  I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture before we started grabbing slices.  I almost lost a hand.  We are dangerous pizza eaters.
* Photos 8 & 9:  The best dessert evah.  Ice cream sandwiches!!  You choose 2 cookies (they can be the same or different) and your choice of ice cream and tadaaaa….best ice cream sandwich evah.  Bestest and I made everyone wait before digging in so we could have our photo-op.  We’re nice like that.

Next up – ANIMALS!  {d&k} took everyone to The Stockyards in Fort Worth, where DW could fit right in with his cowboy boots.  We also went to the Dallas Aquarium and had a blast!





* Photos 1 & 2:  D & bestest made friends with some horses at The Stockyards.
* Photo 3 – We met a few cowboys. Yeehaw!
* Photo 4 – We watched the cattle drive reenactment and that was my favorite long horn.  Isn’t he sweet!?
* Photo 5 – Sara fed a bird at the aquarium.  She was warned, “Don’t worry, he won’t bite” and seconds later he was trying to eat her thumb.  I think the aquarium needs to update their disclaimers!
* Photo 6 – My favorite little guy there…a blind penguin!  He was so sweet and didn’t move from that rock.  We were there in time for their feeding and he just waited patiently until the fish was right by his beak.  After he was done, he was tossed in the water for a swim and he just floated around, happy and full.  I really wanted to take him home but I didn’t bring a big enough purse.  Next time.
* Photos 7 & 8 –  The sea turtle and the manatee were very lively this time.  Both were swimming around and even stopped to pose for pictures.  Thanks, guys!!

Lastly – The RANDOMS






* Photo 1 – I am slightly obsessed with tying toys to Elvis’ head.  And then photographing it. I.can’t.help.it.
* Photo 2 – Bestest & {d&k} took their first trip to Half Price Books.  Oh.my.gosh.  Heaven.  K and I got 2 business books, 2 cookbooks (one was $10), and 3 novels for $40.  Are you kidding me?  I will be back, Half Price Books, I will.
* Photo 3 – We just had to have our picture with Elvis.  Not the dog. The King.
* Photo 4 – You know me…I always have to have a cute {d&k} photo in my Photo Overload posts.  You’re welcome.
* Photos 5 & 6 – K was sent to jail. Twice. Bad k, bad.
* Photo 7 – My parents, DW & B.  Aw.
* Photo 8 – K & Bestest mocking my parents.  Awkward.
* Photo 9 – Every once in a while k has to stop and ponder “things”.  Good thing there was a giant spur for him to ponder on.
* Photo 10 – Every once in a while k also has the urge to stop and “pose” with large long horns.  Good thing we were near a large long horn.

Well, friends.  There you have it.  That is what I documented from DW, B, and bestest trip to the Big D last weekend.  I hope you enjoyed looking at all of our fun. And food.

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day,

Things you may have overheard this weekend…

This past weekend my parents (DW & B) and bestest were in town.  We had a blast.  The weekend was filled with food, fun, laughter, and more food.  Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten that much food in one weekend.  It is almost hard to walk.  I’ve got a little waddle going. Working out will be difficult with all this extra weight.  Damn you Dallas for having such great restaurants.  We did take our food groups seriously…we alternated between Mexican and burgers.  It was a lovely balance of cheese and carbs.  Ooh, and we through a little pizza in there too.  And wine.  Don’t forget about the wine.

If you were anywhere near the five of us this weekend, here’s what you may have overheard or seen…

* DW reenacting a building falling down and the noise could only mean the building fell on a pile of pillows.

* Passing Chuy’s Restaurant and DW immediately imitating Chewbaca.

* B being forced to sit in the corner of the sectional couch so she doesn’t fall off (after 1 margarita).

* B snorting when she laughs.  A lot.

* DW reading ALL of the billboards and signs while driving.  We now know where all of the Jack in the Box’s are in the D/FW area.

* DW changing the GPS to Mandarin.  Hilarious.  Hard to follow, but hilarious.

* K telling me that if I get caught stealing bamboo I can just tell the homeowners I’m “bi-panda“.

* Bestest screaming “Hey” in the middle of the restaurant.

* Recreating the “talking dog” video in the car.  And the rest of the weekend.  And yesterday after everyone left.

* Lots and lots of talking about the Duggar’s and whether or not the babies come out of Michelle via a tunnel slide.  And I’m not sure why we were talking about her being a bounce house?!  Anyone remember this?  This was all outside of a very tasty ice cream sandwich restaurant, with children around.  We keep things classy.

* B getting up in the middle of the night to snack on a Cadbury egg and DW catching her.

* Sebastian yarn-bombing the living room while we were gone.  He also fashioned a noose.  We could only assume it was for k.

* The awkward moment at a Mexican restaurant when we realized there were no menus.  And then the other awkward moment when we realized we ordered way too much food.

* DW, B, and K all getting out of the car after pizza and wine, while Bestest tries to get d out of the seatbelt in the backseat.  D was stuck.  It was not pretty.  When we finally got out and went inside, everyone asked why we were outside for so long.  Thanks for the help family.  Just wait until you are stuck in the backseat, being attacked by your seatbelt.  You can bet I won’t be there to help you out.  Thankyouverymuch.

* Acting like little kids in the aquarium.

* Only taking pictures of food and the animals at the aquarium.  Best blogger evah.

These were the only things I managed to take notes on in my phone.  And all of these happened over 2 days.  I’m sure there are many, many more things we did that I don’t remember.  DW, B, bestest…care to share what you remember?

I’m so happy my parents and bestest were in town over the weekend.  We really did have a great time, even though we all felt miserable at the end of the weekend due to all of the food we ate.  I can’t wait for them to come back and visit again!!

Next up, photos from the weekend.  Be prepared for lots of food and aquarium animals!!

Enjoy your day,

The random things I find on my phone

I love my phone.  Not for the phone part (in fact, I absolutely despise talking on the phone), but for the camera.  It’s nice that I always have it with me, unlike my camera, and can capture anything and everything.  While uploading photos to my computer, I found some goodies that I thought you all would enjoy.  See, I’m always thinking about you.  You should feel special.

{d&k} love leaving little bits of, well, {d&k} where ever they go.  Right in between a seahorse and a stegosaurus.  Normal. Totally normal.  By the way, in the time it took k to make the “d”, I had already finished the “k” and “+”.  Who’s quick at tin foil letters?  This girl. Oh yeah!

Why, who are those two cuties?  It’s {d&k}, of course!  Silly friends.  Did you forget which blog you were reading?  Don’t worry, I’ll always remind you with a photo.  If you stare at it long enough, we’ll be there when you blink.  You’re welcome.

Ice cream break.  Can you guess which one is mine?  SPRINKLES!  Although, that would have been even funnier if the one with the brightly colored sprinkles was k’s.  Hah.  Btw, don’t tell k this but, our next dog (not anytime soon, I’m not that crazy) will be named Sprinkles. Or Pickles.  Or Watson.  Possibly Wilson.  Crap, I thought I had it narrowed down.  Oh no, I forgot Chauncey B-B-B-Billups (it apparently makes the name more manly when you say it that way, just ask k).

The new bike rack we ordered arrived last weekend and we just had to try it out.  K was loading the bikes on and took off the little pouch he puts his keys in (that velcros under the seat – but k doesn’t like that I call it a pouch.  Is that not manly enough?  Pouch?  What else is it called?  Pouch.  Yes, it’s a pouch.  Now the word just sounds funny because I keep repeating it.  I’m no longer sure it is spelled correctly either.) and handed it to me.  Apparently I set it down on the bumper and forgot about it.  Oops.  And then we both got in the car and drove 20 minutes to the bike trail.  We get out of the car to unload the bikes, and what do you know?  That POUCH made it!!  I thought this was hilarious.  K, not so much.  Who knew that little, lightweight POUCH would stay on the bumper that whole time (even though k was driving…poor little POUCH must have been fearing for his life).

Pancakes for dinner? Why, yes please.  Mini, bite-sized pancakes for the pups? Why, yes please.  Guess who was mom-of-the-year?!  That’s right, ME!

Did you know that I have an Ewok?  Well, I do.  He doesn’t like pictures, but I managed to snap a quick one of him before he got upset.  Thanks for making an appearance, my little Ewok!

As soon as I sit on my bed, the zoo thinks it’s their responsibility to sit on me.  There’s Dog-Cat #1 (Charlie), Lump #1 is Oskar, Lump #2 is Elvis, and Uma all on me or touching me in some way.  My leg started to fall sleep.  And, I felt bad moving.  Look how cute and cozy they were.  I may have sat there for an hour.  But I can’t say for sure.  My leg still feels like its asleep a bit.

Look at the deer I caught staring at me from behind my computer.  Go away, deer, I’m working.  The deer did not go away.  In fact, the deer is looking at me right now.  What do you want, deer?

Since there are so many BYOB restaurants around here, and we are in on the little secret, we decided to replenish our wine stock.  It just so happens, the little market near us that I love was having a wine sale.  Now, their wine is pretty reasonable to begin with and I’m super cheap when it comes to wine (I like my wine less than $10 a bottle…I’m classy, I know.  I get this from my dad, dw. Thanks dw!).   We got 6 bottles of wine for, are you ready for this?….for $22.  Holy cow!  That is including tax, people.  Oh yeah!!

Brothers. Best friends.  They try to hide it.  And then, I find them cuddled up, using each other as a pillow.  So sweet.  I’m on to you, pugs.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my random phone photos.  Honestly, you never know what you are going to find on my phone.  I did tame down the zoo photos.  You’re welcome.

Enjoy your day,