This past weekend, on a whim, Matt decided that we needed to take a little time for “just us!” Embarrassingly enough, we (as a couple) have only spent one night away in all of Quinn’s life. And, I had never gone a day without seeing him. So, when Mammer and Slickpaw were willing and able to come and play, we jumped at the opportunity to book our hotel!
Sadly, Mammer’s half-a-day sub didn't show up, so Quinn ventured out with us for the first little part of our get-away. We left at around 2:00 on Friday afternoon and headed to Dallas to check into our hotel. After we saw our amazing room, we started through the list of “must do’s” that Moc-a-Moly had given us!
First stop…JD’s Chippery! YUMMY cookies in all flavors! We took our dozen to a nearby park and snacked away! I’d say my favorites were the Snickerdoodle and PB Chocolate Chip! …And, despite Quinn’s funny face in this picture, he LOVED them too! After eating, we played and enjoyed our time together. To kill some more time before Mammer and Slickpaw got there, we went to Inwood Village for a little shopping! We all had a good time at Tyler’s! Quinn got some super cool flip flops and Matt got a T! I have a feeling we’ll be shopping there again!!!
And, we were hungry! We headed straight to Matt’s Mexican Food Restaurant. It’s a Dallas favorite and was packed!!! But, since we only needed a table for two, our wait wasn’t very long! And, it was YUM!
By the time we got back to our hotel, they had turned down our bed and gotten it all ready for the night! Beautiful music was playing and this cute quote was sitting on our bed. I took a long bath and we were so excited to go to sleep knowing that there was no alarm (be it the beeping kind or the three-year-old boy kind) that would wake us! :)
We woke up after 9!!!!! Isn’t that amazing!?!? We took our time getting ready and then walked to the Dream Cafe for breakfast! It was a cool morning and made for a great little walk! We spent hours at breakfast. Eating…drinking coffee…talking…journaling the goals and dreams for our little family! Then, we talked about what we had written. It was such a precious time! And one that we hope happens more and more often! After that, we packed up our stuff, and headed to the Bishop Arts District. After walking around and browsing for a bit, we parked in the most fun little shop. The Soda Gallery was the cutest and most well-done little place. We scanned through the CRAZY amounts of sodas before making our selections. Matt chose a Mexican Coke and I got a yummy Strawberry Soda!! We sat there for at least an hour, talking more and enjoying our fun drinks! When 2:00 came and went, we had no nap time to meet! It was fabulous! 5 As we drove back to our hotel, we saw THIS restaurant…crazy huh? … After a good nap, we got freshened up to go out for the night. We found a yummy sushi place, drove around some AMAZING neighborhoods, stopped by CVS to grab our movie candy stash and ended the evening with a trip to Inwood Theatre (our FAVORITE place EVER to see a movie) to see Date Night. We LOVE relaxing in their big couches! It makes a movie so much better!
On Sunday morning, we slept until 9:45, watched a movie in bed and got ready. We waited until the very last minute to check out of our room…then headed back to the Dream Cafe where I devoured the MOST amazing chicken salad sandwich I’ve ever had! …
It was such a fun and easy weekend…and I’m so thankful that we took the time to make it happen! We needed it and I know that, if we didn’t do it right away, we wouldn’t have been able to make time for it between now and Nash’s arrival! …I love my husband and am so thankful that he is truly my very best friend, too!
P.S. A HUGE thank you goes to Mammer and Slickpaw for taking such good care of our little man all weekend! He had TOO much fun and missing us probably never crossed his mind! We are so thankful that they were able to come and pamper him…and, in turn, pamper us! It was a blessing that we will never forget!