Weekend Recap: Dallas, Snow, Superbowl

Weekend Recap: Dallas, Snow, Superbowl

So Friday after work, mom and I headed to Dallas.  YES, I was just there last weekend…but we were going to see a musical there….and the dates just worked out that I would be there two weekends in a row.  So off we went…
We got to Durant around dinnertime, so we decided to stop at the casino for dinner and a little fun! ha!
This picture is terrible, but the casino is like the only thing out there, and it’s so neat at night because it changes colors.

Because it was Friday, they had a seafood buffet where mom and I ate way too many crab legs. 🙂
Then we joined the players club and played our $10 in free play at the video poker game.

Saturday, we went shopping a bit at the outlet mall (thanks J.Crew and Ann Taylor for blowing my paycheck!), had lunch at Torchy’s Tacos (which was OMG SO GOOD), and then we headed down into Dallas for the show.  We were seeing Ghost the Musical.  The show was at the Music Hall at Fair Park, which was older, but really nice.
We were supposed to see Ghost the last time we went to NYC (in fact, it was the reason we planned the trip!  It’s mom’s favorite movie and she really wanted to see the musical!), but it closed early.  So we were happy to get to see it.

The show was great (I can see why it closed early…there were a few directional choices that were not great)….and then we stopped at Whole Foods to eat a big salad for dinner before heading home.
We got home at 10:30 or so, and I went straight to bed because I was expecting to get up early and sing at church.
Well….the snow had other plans.  The winter weather started early and they cancelled church.  So, we made pancakes, chilled at home, and then made our way to my parent’s house.

I did some sewing.  I’m using jelly rolls (strips of fabric) for this quilt.  I had SO much ironing to do.

We watched the puppy bowl (which Cabo was enthralled with!), and then the Super Bowl.  The game wasn’t great, but I had my bets on the SeaHawks, so I was happy. 🙂

Bruno Mars was GREAT at halftime.  In fact, tickets today go on sale for the Tulsa concert this summer…and I REALLY want to go.  I was begging Tyler last night to get the tickets for my birthday. 🙂  We shall see.
Speaking of concerts, I’m SO torn about Wednesday.  I’m supposed to go to Tulsa to see Pentatonix with my friend Lauren.  But this winter weather has me nervous we won’t make it.  However, there are some CRAZY expensive tickets for sale on Stub Hub.  I think if by Wednesday morning, the weather hasn’t worn off, I’m going to suck it up and buy a ticket for Tyler so he can drive us in his big truck.  Guess we’ll see!
How was your weekend?

Friend-Filled Weekend!

Friday evening, Tyler decided to head to Arkadelphia for some time with his fraternity brothers during pledge week.  I had planned to go to a birthday party at a friend’s house…so his leaving only meant I could stay later and guilt-free (except once I was at the party….I saw it wasn’t girls only, and if he was in town, he could have come! ha!)

It was a brunch party at Kacee’s house!  So fun!  We all wore our PJS and ate breakfast for dinner!  The guys wore chef hats as they made the pancakes and bacon and gravy!

Chef Jamie and Chef Tedd

Emily made the BEST maple bacon cupcakes that sounded weird but were so yummy!

We watched a movie, ate dinner, and celebrated the sweet birthday girl, Whitney.  I also got to play with their sweet kiddos!  Emily cracked us up!  We were doing a birthday Mad Lib and she sprawled out in the kiddo picnic table!
She is a petite lady…but that is one tiny table!

Saturday, I got up and went to the gym, did some grocery shopping, and then came home to party prep.  
Around 3, I headed to Tyler’s shop.  He was rearranging, so we did that for a little bit and then went to dinner with his mom, uncle, his cousin and her bf, and some of their friends.  A fun dinner with everyone at one of our fave Mexican places, Joe’s!
Sunday, we did church.  Brother Ronnie preached about overcoming through faith.  We are actually starting a series about overcomers from the Bible and I’m so excited about it!  After church, Tyler and I had Chinese and came home to finish party prepping.
Friends starting arriving around 4.  We ate, talked, laughed, ate some more.  I got to play with two sweet kiddos and rub on two pregnant bellies (yes, we are basically the only friends without kids!  I am content playing with others’ kiddos!).  The boys watched the game, but for the most part, us ladies talked.  We really shared our hearts and talked about what God is doing in our lives.  It is so great to have friends to share and talk with!  I thank the Lord that I have made friends here!  
For the game, I was going for the Patriots, but they lost.  However, my mom and I had a little bet going, and I had 7 points…so I technically won the bet even though I lost! 😉
I thought the halftime show was pretty good.  Yes, she was doing some lip-syncing…but you can’t hear yourself in such a huge area to sing…so they pre-record it.  We used to do that in Branson (and at Tiger Tunes!).  I thought she looked great, moved great, and had a great set!  (And I would totally be in church choir if we wore sequined robes like CeeLo’s!)
The friends all left around 10:30ish.  We cleaned up a bit (and by cleaned up…I mean we threw away trash and packed up the leftovers.  There is a pile of dishes in my sink. But the fun was TOTALLY worth it!)

The mound of dishes I must do tonight because our kitchen is being worked on tomorrow!
I LOVED our friend-packed weekend!