Monday, July 13, 2009

Fabulous 4th!!!

To celebrate the 4th, I decided to head South to visit Dan, a guy I'm dating, and one of my bff's from college, Sarah!
After much anticipation, I finally arrived in Dallas July 1st around 8:30pm. Dan was picking me up at the airport and after a glorious reunion we walked hand in hand out to the car, loaded up the and were off on a new adventure together. First stop, his office to finish up something (luckily i brought a book, haha). Then off to my best friend, Sarah, from college's house to unload and visit before her and her hubbie, Jesse went to bed. We had fun hanging with them and then finally decided to grab some dinner at 11:30, ahhh...Sonic was the only thing open, and I wasn't complaining. We both got burgers and tots and Dan being of the mentality "bigger is better" upgraded our drinks to Route 44's!!! Talk about bladder busters...i only made it through half of mine and a couple sips of his "Apple Limeade" - such a strange request that I had to try! After a fancy dinner he dropped me off at Sarah's and went back to his place for some shut eye!

Thursday, Dan had a crazy work day so i opted to sleep in and spend the day at Sarah's house, lounging, laying out, doing a workout DVD and watching a movie - Australia = Amazing! It was so nice to have a day to relax and do whatever I wanted. Sarah and Jesse got off at 5pm and we had plans to meet Dan for dinner at Joe T Garcias in Ft Worth - one of my fave Mexican restaurants!!! As an added bonus Dan's dad was in town this week and decided to join us for drinks at dinner. It was great getting to meet him. I enjoyed the time we had and looked forward to getting to know him more! After dinner we stopped by Dan's place to pack him a bag b/c he was staying at Sarah's house this night.

Friday was early to rise for sure. I was going to work with Dan today and our first appointment was at 7am!!! This boy certainly knows a thing or two about work ethic. He works harder than anyone I know! I got to be his acting assistant for the day b/c he let his real assistant have the day off! This consisted of driving him from appointment to appointment, and was not without a speed bump our two!! You see, Dan has a desk in the back of his minivan and a chair where he works while his assistant drives doing paperwork. Well, seeing as i don't own a car anymore and don't drive much and didn't know the routes we were taking, it made for an interesting ride. I hit the brakes a bit too hard a few times, which sent Dan flying forward to the front of the van! Yikes...he'd just look at me and say,"Babe...slow it down a bit, haha" And i'd smile at him apologetically and promise to try harder (but secretly found it pretty funny even though i wasn't trying to be a pain)! After all the inspections were done it was 3pm and we grabbed a bite at Braums Ice Cream and Dairy, mmmmm...Got some food and had the option to upgrade our drinks to shakes, which we gladly obliged. He of course insisted we get the mediums and not the smalls, hahahaha...and I reluctantly drank the whole thing! ay ay...gonna have to work out hard this week, haha. Then Dan kindly took me back to his place and dropped me off while he went back to the office to do paperwork. I took a long 3 hour nap and felt a little guilty about it when I called him at 7:30pm and he was just leaving the office!

This was date night and seeing as neither of us are from Dallas, we made some calls to locals and Dan found us this AMAZING sushi place in downtown Ft. Worth called Piranha Killer Sushi. We had some good food and great talks over dinner and really just enjoyed each other. Then we walked around downtown and caught a 80's cover band performing outdoors and watched for a bit and ended the night with, you guessed it...more ice cream from Marble Slab, haha! I opted for Fat Free frozen yogurt this time!

We decided Fri night to drive to Oklahoma for the 4th of July. My family lives only 4 hours from Dallas and I know they wanted to meet him and were having a huge party (100 people) at our house and just thought it would be so fun and give us some good QT in the long car ride. Dan was more than happy to go along with this plan and so we set out around 8:30 am for Ok. But didn't make the best time b/c we spent a good 30-45 min searching for a "healthy breakfast place" and ended up seeing his family's home outside of Dallas and eating breakfast burritos at Sonic, haha! We made it to Tahlequah around 2:30, stopped at my fam's house and made introductions and then I took him to Sam and Ella's Chicken Palace, my favorite pizza place of all time! While
dining we had a water fight and played paper football, haaha...good times. We stopped and picked up fireworks and Dan was like a kid in a candy store...we didn't need them, but he just really wanted to buy some, and I loved watching him! Then back to my fam's house for some swimming, the party and $2,000 worth of fireworks...quite an impressive show!

Sunday we got up and mom made us a southern breakfast and then we went for a quick swim before leaving around noon. We took turns driving on the way back so that Dan could get some work done. We stopped at a fruit stand halfway and got some fresh peaches and plums grown in Ok. Mmmmmm....such a sweet time. Made it back to Dallas just in time to meet his Dad at his Great Aunt's home to spend some time with her (she's the cutest, sharpest 80+ i know!) and then we all went to dinner at Macaroni Grill.

Sunday night I helped Dan make some calls for work while he got things set for the week. Then I was off to the airport at 5:30 Monday morning - stayed till the last possible minute - and flew back to Chi and went straight to work! It's safe to say that I never wanted this weekend to end...alas, all good things come to an end. But I'm happy to report that I lived it up while I could!


Dan said...

People are going to think I'm a work aholic!!! No ythat I blame them:)

pocket full of pink said...

EEEEK. Exciting stuff. Love you millions, lovie!

ames said...

You look so happy, and I love Dallas! I'm going to have to convince the guy there that I'm dating to try some of the food places you mentioned. Well, except Sonic and Braum's :)