Dinner at the Top of Dallas and My Favorite Place to Be

Hi friends! How is your week going?  This week has been pretty good over here as we have been getting ready for our upcoming travels and somehow I ended up with a million appointments this week, but hey, I will be happy once Friday comes! 

Last night I was going through my pictures and I know I recently mentioned that my husband and I just celebrated our 1 year anniversary, but I forgot to show you pictures from our celebration.  My husband just told me to be ready by 6, but that it was a surprise where we were going.  He even made sure to keep the destination a secret with our Uber driver.  

Once we turned into the parking lot of Reunion Tower, I knew we were going to Wolfgang Puck’s Asian inspired restaurant Five Sixty located 50 stories up on the top of the rotating tower.  I snapped this picture of the tower a few days ago.  The view from below…


The view from up top… 


The restaurant rotates 360 degrees in one hour so throughout our meal, we got to see views of the whole city, which was pretty neat!

We ordered a rainbow roll to split and my husband couldn’t resist the dumplings.  

I got the scallops for my entree and they were incredible!  My husband got some type of fish, but I’ll spare you the picture since it came with the head! 🙂  The food was amazing!


When we were back in Indiana two weekends ago, my in-laws pulled the top layer of our wedding cake out of the freezer and sent us home with it.  My husband has been having a piece for dessert for the last week… 


You guys probably know by now that my doggies and spending time on our boat are two of my favorite things.  Well, probably needless to say, but my husband has the same love for both as well.  When we first met 7 and a half years ago, doggies and boating/lake time were the two things that instantly connected us and and have kept us connected ever since.  I mean, I can understand (kind of) that some people don’t love water, but if you don’t love dogs, I’m not sure we can be friends. 😉 

We have been soaking up a lot of lake time (our doggies included… they love the boat) this summer as we aren’t sure how much more time we will have in Dallas (my husband’s work moves us every couple of years).  


We spent Monday evening on the lake and it was so nice.  The water is so refreshing right now and the weather is getting a tiny bit cooler (think 95 instead of 102 ;)).  My husband has been wakeboarding as much as possible and I just love cuddling with my pups in the sunshine.  We are so blessed.  


Have a great day! 


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Weekend Recap 3.7.16

Good Morning!!! How was your weekend?  My weekend was really great with lots of relaxation, puppies, and yummy food!  So let’s get right to it, shall we?

So this happened… these are 3 different doggies.  Simmonds, Benjie, and Scotch.  My husband and I LOVE labs.. they are just the sweetest dogs.  

As you may have read on my post from Saturday, Friday night was spent binge watching the new season of House of Cards.  We decided to keep dinner really simple and just throw some salmon and veggies on the grill with a simple salad.  It did the job! 


Saturday morning started bright and early with a body pump class and some green smoothies! 

And this sweet pup got a haircut.  As did her brother.  Less shedding = yes!!!


Saturday we packed a lunch and headed out to our boat with our pups.  The weather was so beautiful in the low 80s. 


We cruised around then rested in the sunshine!  My idea of a perfect day!


I resisted a sugary beverage in exchange for my green juice! 


My hubby took this snapchat.  It is pretty amazing to be on the lake in March! 


Saturday night, my husband and I went out to dinner at Origin Kitchen and Bar.  We started with some beverages.


I got the Warm Brussel Salad with salmon and my husband got the Bison Burger and we both raved about our meals.  I really want to try to recreate this salad at home.  It was unbelievable.  

After dinner we headed to a local bar – High Fives – to grab one more drink.  We enjoyed our drinks outside by the fire pit and it was so nice to just relax with my husband.  

Sunday started with a big green smoothie and coffee ofcourse! 


We took a long walk with the pups to tire them out.  My sister and her boyfriend came over and we grabbed salads from Crisp to eat on our rooftop while the pups played.  Clearly the long walk did not make them tired… 




Dinner Sunday night consisted of a big salad and spiralized zucchini and carrots with pesto. A random, but tasty combination! 


Last night my hubby and I were craving a sweet treat so we headed out for some froyo.  I got peanut butter and vanilla (I ALWAYS pick chocolate over vanilla so this craving was strange!) with shredded coconut and non dairy dark chocolate chunks on top!  It hit the spot! 

We came home to see this scene. Simmonds was not thrilled that Rhodes wanted to share the bed.  



And to balance out the sweets and alcoholic beverages this weekend, I started my Monday morning with none other than a BIG green smoothie. 😉 


That about wraps up our weekend!!  Let’s hope this week flies by because we’ve got a visitor coming to town later this week and we can’t wait!  Have a great week everyone!


  1. What did you do this weekend?
  2. Chocolate or vanilla?
  3. Coffee or tea?