Sunday, June 27, 2010

Big D Weekend

We had a fun weekend in Dallas just before Nick left for Doha. We soaked up our time with him and celebrated a little.

Honey and Papa kept all of our babies so we could have a night away. We just went down the road to the Westin in Frisco but it was much needed time before 6 week long separation.

After checking into the hotel we went to Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House. We took advantage of the date and called it our anniversary celebration. On September 2nd we'll celebrate 10 years but we won't be able to get away by ourselves for an entire night. The restaurant was awesome and they helped us celebrate with champagne.

The next day we literally slept until 10am and then hung out by the pool! Hallelujah! Thank you H & P for giving us a quiet 24+ hours just to ourselves. Wanna move to Doha?

On Friday night we took the "Fathers" of our bunch to a Rough Riders (Rangers' farm team) game. We were all going to be in different places on the actual day so we spent time with each other at the ballpark.
The outfield is absolutely the best seat in the house for those 4 and under!

"Red" and his beautiful eyes!


Not sure what was more game or cotton candy.

Sweet Lou Lou

I'm so thankful this is the man I call husband and Daddy!
Happiest Father's Day to our one and only! So sorry we couldn't be together!

We also managed to squeeze in a quick dinner with some of our oldest and best BU friends.
Junods, Browns, Smiths, Davis, Sheps

Daddy left the next day unfortunately but he left the boys with a letter to read each night before bed. Last summer he did the same and its still the motivating factor that gets their little biscuits upstairs for bed! They love it and its just a reminder that Daddy loves them. Each letter has a fun picture on it (football player, fishing, baseball, boat, car, tractor, Baylor Bear, Denver Bronco, McKinney Lion, etc.)... which is why they tear into the envelope. There's always a Bible verse plus a picture of Daddy and his boys.

They look so drowsy!
Dear Lord, please bless the bedtime routine! Its eating me alive!
Are they still on Doha time or what?
Thank goodness Georgia sleeps her little head off at this time of the night. Its also an absolute delight to have Honey and Papa around for the extra set of hands...without them I'd be toast! Double Trouble but love em to pieces!


Caryn said...

Yall's lake trip just looks dreamy! And I am still amazed at Nick's nightly letters what a sweet sweet Daddy!!! I know he is missed terribly.

Shannon said...

I mean...what a wonderful daddy! Those letters took a ton of time but the impact they have on your boys is well worth it! Way to go Nick! Love all the pictures and cannot wait to hang again soon.

Anonymous said...

I love the notes Nick does... that is so awesome and what a fun thing for the boys. So creative!!! When are we getting together again?!

angie said...

oh bedtime is the worst! That's the coolest thing that Nick did for his boys-they will always remember that, AWESOME! Hang in there sister ;-)

shannonmichaelis said...

Love every bit of it! Will call you later today to touch base...