Monday, March 25, 2013

CATCHIN' UP WITH FAMILY ON SPRING BREAK...

  Since our youngest went on a ski trip for Spring Break, we decided to head to Dallas for a couple of days!  We had planned to see my husband's sister and brother and their spouses but had a pretty open schedule - a rarity for us, but it was fun!  I already posted the Dallas Arboretum pics, but we did some other things:

 Visited downtown Denton - they have a beautiful county courthouse and the square surrounding it is great!  Lots of neat antique shops, coffee shops and an old fashioned ice cream parlor.  We were just killing some time, but I'd go back there!


We met up with my husband's sister and her husband who moved to Texas in January.  Many of you may know she is also in the middle of cancer treatment.  We were glad to see that she's still smiling and enjoyed our dinner with them.  Keep praying for her!
Love a good bargain!  (My kids taught me to smile like this) Found this shirt on clearance at Anthropologie and surprisingly it's not too low cut or weird!  I think that's a first for me - I usually like their home stuff but the fashions are just not for me.  Got some cheapo earrings at Sam Moon too! I'm easily pleased... 

 We spent another night at my husband's brother's house and had a good time - went to church with them on Wednesday night and heard him preach, then a little late night Starbucks and card playing!

Last day while the hubs was golfing, I spent some more time shopping and also went to "In N Out" for the first time.  I was surprised to see this scripture on the burger wrap!  Very cool - I'm sure lots of people get curious and have to look it up...pretty sneaky way to get people into the Word but I love it!

The more I think about it, little get-a-ways are probably not so much about what you do, or where you go, but just taking a break from the norm, getting out of your routine, getting away from your responsibilities for a little while.  Thank goodness we haven't gotten so "driven" in this country that we've gotten rid of vacations.  THANK GOD FOR SPRING BREAK!



5 comments:

Lori said...

How fun! I enjoyed the flower pictures, too! I kept trying to comment on my phone, but don't think it ever let me.

Summer Lashley said...

Yes, thank heavens for spring break. And go ahead and start bugging Andy anytime you want to :)

Lori said...

A friend and I were recently talking about the value of "getting away" but how it's easy to talk ourselves out of it because the trip planning can seem overwhelming, or we think we are too busy or too tired do that part. But it's always fun when you go, and you are right, it's very valuable to get away, especially when it's you and your husband. I admire you guys for "just doing it!"

Michelle said...

I've been to Denton millions of times and have never been to that ice cream parlor, next time we are there we'll have to check it out. And yes, San Antonio was hot enough to play in the water, the first day it was 90 degrees, the outdoor pool however was not hot enough. That did not stop my kids from getting in it and playing for an hour!

Amy said...

Get aways are so needed and wonderful. Thankful you had such a pleasant, wonderful time. Thank you for your encouragement and friendship.