this past friday, knox and i headed to dallas with my mom, sister (and her friend), aunt kim and cousin courtney where we met up with lauren. kim and court were needing to go to ikea so we ended up planning a last minute getaway with them. it was a fast trip, but so much fun!
because lauren works for the gaylord, she was able to score us the fanciest suite there for hardly anything! i could get used to that lifestyle :) we pulled into dallas around 8 and headed straight to saltgrass...my favorite place to eat down there! i had no trouble putting my 12oz. ribeye away. me, oh my.
once we got to the hotel and dropped our bags off, we walked around for awhile. that place is a destination in itself. i was so worried how knox would sleep in the hotel room since he was up forever the night before with his teeth, but he did fine.
despite going to bed after 11:30 and having blackout curtains, my little friend woke up at his usual 7 o'clock. i fed him and got us ready then we headed down to the lobby so everyone could sleep and mommy could get some coffee. we had such a sweet time together. after sitting in the lobby for awhile, we strolled around every square inch of the place. it was fun! my mom, kim and courtney came down about 9:45 and we looked around the little shops until lauren got off.
it's tough being the only guy on a girls' trip!
this cute, little gal had to work from 6am until 11am. it was a really slow morning for her so she was able to come visit us several times. she makes that awful teal blazer look good...or at least better!
at 11, we loaded up and headed for frisco. first stop? in and out. ah-mazing! it would be so dangerous for me if there was one close by! we then headed to ikea. this was my first trip there. it was crazy! nobody could've prepared me for it. especially on a saturday!
after a couple of hours, we headed across the street to the frisco mall. it's a great mall! chloe and morgan bought custom hats. apparently, this style of hat is popular. she had to explain to all of us un-cool people what "u mad bro?" meant. i still don't get it! but knoxy looks cute in it :)
we had some yummy mexican food for dinner and then headed back to the hotel. all that shopping wore us out. i didn't buy anything. i was there for the food and fellowship!! ha. we walked around some more then stopped in the cafe for some dessert. we headed back to our rooms by 9ish and had our lights out by 10!
this golden cowboy was good. i was so impressed! as we were sitting down to take our pic with him, i said something about how creepy this was. right then, he moved at me and scared me to death. i screamed pretty loud! what a fun job. we left at 7:30 sunday morning and i was home hugging my guys by 12:45. it was so much fun to just getaway with my family. i love going to see lauren and kyle in dallas! i'm already looking forward to going back. and next time, i want to let the boys stay at the gaylord. they'll love it!
meanwhile, these cuties got to hang out with their daddy for 2 whole days!
canon kept referring to the weekend as "man weekend." he practically shoved me out the door friday afternoon. i LOVE how much they enjoy spending time with their wonderful daddy! friday night, they requested to go to bass pro. they were able to kill a couple of hours there!
saturday morning, miss beth and her kiddos came to play while lane and brian had meetings at church. beth, you were a lifesaver! when lane got home, he let the boys decide where they they wanted to eat lunch. they picked "top that pizza". on the way there, lane saw that madagascar was playing at the $1 movie. after slamming their pizza, they settled in for the movie with some popcorn. lane said they had to get up for potty breaks no less than 5 times! but besides that, they loved it and paid full attention to it. they also talked their daddy into letting them wear their beanies out...in august!
they had a great weekend sans mommy! these were a couple of tweets that lane had. when i got home, i asked them what their favorite part of the weekend was ledger replied, "wrestle." canon said, "facetiming with you!" **ding. ding. ding** he gets the special prize!!