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…

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The view from up top… 

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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!

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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… 

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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).  

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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.  

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Have a great day! 

Questions:

  1. Favorite animal?
  2. Are you a dessert person?
  3. What will you miss the most about summer?

Weekend Recap 9.6.16… Friends in Town!

Happy Tuesday guys!  It sure does feel like a Monday, but I am glad it is already Tuesday.  I hope you all had a fun and relaxing Labor Day Weekend!  Ours was a definitely a weekend for the books!  

Friday night our friends from Cincinnati arrived in town and we went to a casual dinner at Yucatan, which I have been wanting to try for a while now.  I got a rice bowl with shrimp and it was really good.  Everyone loved their meals and we had a great time catching up with our friends.  After dinner, we had a lazy night at home just watching tv and playing catchphrase before calling it a night.  

Saturday morning the four of us grabbed a dog (we were watching two over the weekend) and headed out for a run.  It was entertaining and everyone we passed thought we were in a dog parade. 😉 After a quick change, we packed some drinks and snacks and headed out to the boat for a day of fun in the sun.  There was a lot of lounging…

And the boys all took a turn wakeboarding… 

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We met up with our friend/neighbor who has a boat on the same lake as us and had a blast just hanging out.  The weather was perfect and the water was super refreshing! 

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After a full day at the lake, we headed home to get ready for dinner.  We had reservations at a new-to-us restaurant called Amberjax.  It is a seafood restaurant in an area of town called Trinity Groves.  

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This is the only picture of our group that I had from the entire night… the food was just too darn good to take lots of pictures because we were busy eating.  

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I started with a house salad and added some of the ahi tuna from my husband’s appetizer, which hit the spot! 

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Then I had the Mahi Mahi and it was fantastic!!  SO tasty! It was topped with a pineapple salsa that was to die for!

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After dinner we went to Louie Louie’s Piano Bar for a bit before heading home.  

Sunday morning we all completed a workout (@MooreNutritious) before showering up and getting ready for Top Golf!   We always take our Dallas visitors to Top Golf because it is always a blast.. even if you are not good at golf! I may (or may not) have a decent golf stance, but don’t let that fool you, I am horrible.  I think I whiffed it about 10+ times.  I came for the mimosas, not the golf. 😉 

Luke teaching Mary how to swing.   She caught on so fast!

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Love this sweet friend of mine!

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I got this new dress from Forever 21 the other day and just love it.  It is lightweight and super comfortable and best of all, I think it was somewhere between $10-15!

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Love this guy! 

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After Top Golf, we headed to Truck Yard for a drink with our friends and neighbor.  

We had a fun time just chatting and listening to music.  After a couple hours, we headed home for taco night at our house then spent the rest of the night just hanging out on our rooftop playing games!  

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We had such an incredible weekend with our friends and are so grateful they came to visit.  Living far from family and friends can be really difficult sometimes, but we are very fortunate to have had a lot of visitors this year, which always makes me realize how lucky we are to have such amazing people in our life.  This week is a short one as we head out of town tomorrow for a wedding this coming weekend.  I am so excited to catch up with old friends and meet two of my friends babies that were born in the last year!  I hope to check in this week so I will see you soon!

Questions:

  1. What was the highlight of your Labor Day weekend?
  2. Do you have a Top Golf near you?  Ever played?
  3. Do you have any weddings to attend this fall?

Lake Burton Trip With Friends Part 2

Good morning!!  Hope your day is off to a good start!  I have plans hang out with my mom and sister today so it should be a good one! But first I had to stop in and finish up my recap of our lake trip with our friends! 

Saturday consisted of more boat time and docking up at our favorite little island for some fun in the sun and fetch with the pups!  Riley would stay in the water all day if he could.

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This is what he looks like after a few hours of fetching sticks in the water… 🙂 

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While cruising around, we saw Nick Saban (head coach of the football team at the University of Alabama) on his boat being interviewed… yes, we tried very hard to get in the videos. 😉 

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Friends! 

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Saturday night we had plans for dinner out so we put on our fanciest lake attire and headed out! 😉

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Love these girlies!

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We boated to the restaurant, which is always fun! 

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Boys in the front, girls in the back! 🙂 

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We went to the La Prades for dinner and like usual, it did not disappoint.  Rachael and I split the salmon and the grouper (I think) and both were delicious! 

Rachael convinced me to try using her lipstain and I kinda liked it.  I usually am just a chapstick/lipgloss kind of girl, but the color is growing on me!

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We had a flight on Sunday night that kept getting delayed (thankfully it didn’t get cancelled) so we were able to grab dinner with our friends at Carrabbas at the airport, which was a great ending to our trip! 

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We always have a blast at the lake, especially with our friends!! We are so lucky to have them!  Until next summer… 

Questions:

  1. Do you have annual trips with your friends?
  2. Do you wear lipstain/lipstick?
  3. What did you eat for dinner last night?

Lake Burton Trip With Friends Part 1

Hi guys! Happy Wednesday! Woo, we made it to the half way point!  This week has been physically and emotionally draining on me, but my mom comes into town today so I am really looking forward to seeing her and spending some time just hanging out around the house.  Yesterday I was able to squeeze in a last minute cupping session (you can read about my first one here) to help ease the pain in my neck and back.  It was glorious and the marks are not near as bad as the last time so I think that means my circulation is better?  Who knows.. but I did leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.  

Two weekends ago we were in Georgia at the lake for a long weekend with some of our best friends.  We had friends come from Atlanta, Boston and Nashville to spend the weekend with us.  We are so blessed to have such amazing friends that will travel so far to spend time with us.  🙂 Today I just wanted to do a little recap of our fun weekend with our friends. 

My husband and I arrived early on Thursday morning after our flight Wednesday night was cancelled (that has never happened to me before).  We grabbed our rental car and groceries and headed to the lake! We took a short boat cruise before our friends arrived.  Did I mention Riley got to come?  And he gave me so many kisses because he was so happy.  This dog just LOVES the water. 

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This view never gets old.

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My husband and I cooked a simple dinner of tuna, salad and avocado before our friends began to show up! 

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Then I found the boys like this… #rufflife 🙂 

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Friday morning started bright and early with a workout crafted by my bestie, Rachel.  If you can’t tell, it was SO hard.  We were all dying by the end, but it was a nice way to start our day.

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We spent most of the day on the boat cruising around and playing with the pups!

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Friday night we had dinner at home that consisted of grilled chicken, salmon, asparagus, and roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes! so so so good!

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We hung out on the boathouse after dinner before taking an evening boat cruise to the marina when we got word that Sammy Kershaw was playing a concert on the lake that night.  He is an old favorite of mine so I was really excited!   

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Ofcourse we had to have lots of cuddles with the pups before heading out.

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Love my peeps!

This girl and I have so many memories from high school to a lot of Sammy Kershaw songs so it was fun to reminisce with her!

That’s all I’ve got for you today!  I’ll see you tomorrow to wrap up our trip!! Have a great Wednesday!!! 

Questions:

  1. What song reminds you of a past memory?
  2. Have you been to any concerts recently?
  3.  Do you take your pets (if you have any) with you when you travel?

Kate’s Bachelorette Party in Dallas Part 2

Happy Tuesday, yall!  I thought I would have had time to check in from Georgia over the weekend, but once again, life got in the way.  I am trying to spend less time in front of the screen and more time enjoying life, but I always love when I get to chat with you guys too.  Today I want to continue recapping my cousin’s bachelorette party in Dallas before I get to my most recent trip to Georgia with great friends!

So let’s see…Friday morning was an early one with a surprise visit to Kendra Scott (jewelry store) for the bride to pick out some new jewelry.  Kendra Scott is known for their inexpensive jewelry and color parties.  All the girls who wanted to got to pick out a setting (ring, bracelet, necklace, etc.) and choose their stone to complete their piece.  I ended up getting a new ring and I love it, but forgot to take a picture! 

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After some jewelry shopping, my sister and I headed to her apartment nearby to set up for brunch and a pool party. We got all the girls monogrammed hats and some sunglasses for the party.  My sister found these adorable flamingo floats and drink holders so our theme was flamingos! 

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#lastdipbeforethewhip #letsflamingle

We had an absolute blast eating, sipping mimosas, floating around, dancing, and laughing all day long.  We also had a lingerie party and a panty poem where the bride got new panties for all of her upcoming milestones.  It was so fun! 

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We had the pool to ourselves for almost the entire day which was amazing, but luckily we caught someone passing through to snap a picture of us and our hats!!

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After the pool party, we all surprised the bride with an appointment at Dry Bar to get her hair blown out for the night.  The rest of us headed home to get ready for the evening festivities.

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Our plans started off with dinner at HG Supply Co where we quickly snapped a picture on the roof that overlooks downtown! 

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Such a fun group of girls!

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Always have to have a silly pic or two!

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I got the usual for dinner.  And it was just as good as it always is!

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After dinner we headed back to my house for a bit for what turned into an impromptu girls dancing session and some more pictures! 

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We went to the bars for a couple hours for some dancing before calling it a night! I will wrap up this post here as it could get rather lengthy if I finish up my recap in one post!  I will be back tomorrow to wrap up the rest of this amazing weekend in Dallas! Have a great day!!

Questions:

  1. How was your weekend?
  2. Are you guys ready for fall yet?
  3. Any trips coming up for you?