Saturday, March 26, 2011

Texas De Brazil

Recently it was my birthday. And for my birthday some of my coworkers did something awesome for me. At lunch time I was surprised with a cute bright blue balloon with some candy in a mug, and a gift card to Texas De Brazil! I was totally blown out of the water here! So surprised and delighted! I felt so appreciated by my friends and coworkers. My boss Scott always talks about how great this place is, and for the longest time I thought it was called Texas State Brazil. On the gift card he crossed out the De and wrote in State lol.

So tonight I put that gift card to use! Chuck and I went down to the Texas De Brazil in Addison. I think he was more excited than me!

First you eat at the salad bar which has over 50 items they say. They were all unique items too. Olive salad, fresh cheeses, marinated mushroom, sushi, shrimp, salmon, lobster bisque, and various other items. After you were done with the salad bar you were to get "meat". You had this little paper coin per person at your table. One side was green, one was red. Every time you wanted meat you flipped over the coin to the green side. Waiters with suers of different meat would walk around and drop some off at your table. Chuck was in HEAVEN! The picanha was my favorite!

We even had desert. Our wonderful waitress, Gina, heard Chuck mention this was my birthday dinner. She brought out my desert, creme brulee, with a pink candle in it. It was very nice! We had an awesome time!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The other day I had our front window open early in the morning. Bailey just had to be on my lap or leaning on the windowsill at all times. She loves being outside or looking out the windows. So I decided to mess around with my camera and take a few pictures. I'm trying to get better at using my macro function and taking close ups. I'm also not the best at taking pictures of moving subjects like people or animals, so it was good practice. Bailey and Lilly love the camera, and as soon as Lilly heard me taking pictures she came running. Rylie however has not mastered the art of being a good subject. I got zero photos of her!

Anyways, here are some of my favorites. Thanks for looking! :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

It's my birthday!...or was.

So on my birthday last Saturday, Chuck said we could do anything I wanted. I settled on going to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens and a hockey game. Well, unfortunately for us we were playing the Flyers, which we almost never play, so the tickets were expensive! So plan B...the Zoo and the Gardens! Except it was Spring Break...and the had people parking in a park half a mile away. The cars were all in the grass and what not. So, we decided to just do the Gardens.

I was a little disappointed by what was in bloom. I think I expected more. We did love the Japanese Garden. it was our favorite I think. The rose garden looked like it would be beautiful in a couple of weeks. Overall we decided we liked the Dallas Arboretum a bit better, but they are both nice. I got a lot of great pictures!

200 year old Pecan Tree

Chinese Snowball Tree

Japanese Gardens


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Last weekend was the Dallas Home and Garden Show in Arlington.I had to work one of the shifts for my work place's booth, but it wasn't too bad. It was much larger than last year. I think that was mainly because it was held at the new Cowboy's Stadium where the Super Bowl just was. They had the whole field plus some filled with booths and such. We got to walk around under the stadium too, which my coworker Jason just loved!

Ty Pennington from Trading Spaces and that home makeover show was there. I didn't get to get close up but it was neat to see him. He was doing a meet and greet and answering lots of questions. He was around for about 30 minutes. Here's a picture from the stands of the field with the booths, and Ty is on the big TV screen. A guy there told us that is the largest one in the world!

This was my first time in the stadium and I do say it was quite impressive! It would be fun to go to a game there and see it all opened up!