Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Few Days in Dallas

I'm back from Dallas!
So great to be home!
It's hot here in Charlotte too but nothing like it was in Dallas!

As I mentioned last week, I went to work with my Mom for a few days.
She's an event planner and had a big conference for the Defense industry.

I got to see tons of family and friends on my short jaunt to the the Big D!
Starting with the Atlanta airport where I had a layover.
Guess who I just happened to see walking by?
My nephew Preston!
They had a 4-hour layover too going home from my parents so we all hung out!
 Then arriving in Dallas my cousin James aka Buster was there helping my Mom out too.
Here he is enjoying an iced Tea Forte!
These things are crazy good!
 On Sunday I got to finally meet blogging buddies Allison and Sarah!
We brunched at the Four Seasons and it was lovely.
A little jazz band, good food and good company!
 I got to meet Sarah's newest addition, John Robert!
What a cutie and so tiny!
So fun to meet bloggers!
 While in Dallas I also was there to help my brother, Wes, celebrate his 41st birthday!
 Like I mentioned, the event I was helping with was a Defense conference so there were tons of toys to play with while there like this shooting range simulator.
Yep, in a dress minus my heels I got to shoot  a machine gun.
Pretty fun but heavy!
 My Aunt and Uncle drove over from Hot Springs to visit while I was there.
Always good to see Aunt Betty!
 And.. what would a visit to Dallas be without seeing one of my besties -- Kara.
 Remember, she was in Charlotte a few weeks ago visiting.
 And, before I left at the crack of dawn this morning I got one more visit in with Aunt Betty and Uncle Jimmy. 

No sights of Dallas.
I pretty much stayed in the hotel and worked the event.
I did get out for two hours yesterday to shop very quickly.
Oh, well..
That's how it goes.
Ready for the weekend now and some down time with Brad and Buddy.
We're thinking the lake.
Happy Humpday.


Annie said...

Sounds like a good time! I love that black dress with the ivory ruffle - gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Looks like fun! I was the same way when I went out there many years ago....lots of fun and hardly any pics! That cake looks fabulous, by the way!

Allyson and Dave said...

What is up with the crazy heat wave in TX?? That is crazy. Looks like a good time.

MyInnerCheerleader said...

It is so hot in Texas! You are lucky you got to leave. Looks like a great trip though

Unknown said...

What fun! I'm so ready for cooler weather!!

Monica said...

You got that right! It's hot as hell here! Glad you got to visit with your family. I'm also looking forward to a lazy weekend.

Alayna said...

lmao! Dad make the blog!

The Lenzers said...

wish i could have been there

Dee said...

Lol I have an Aunt Betty who was married to Uncle Jimmy (he passed away a few years ago)! Looks like you had a lot of fun!!

Impulsive Addict said...

SHUT UP! I know Allison! Well, I know her from blogging. She was one of the very first people I started following back in 08. Crazy small world! I live in Oklahoma now but I lived in Fort Worth for 7 years (until 08). I love that you got to experience our HOT! =)

Great pics!

Nikki said...

What a cutie pie! Is that ice tea? Clever!

Sara said...

Okay - that picture of me just jump started my workout routine. Wowsers!! Baby or's time to get my ass in shape. :)

So glad we got to visit! Fun times!!

Kara Edwards said...

Getting caught up on my reading. It was so great to see you- I'm ready to live in the same city again!!