I was reminded just yesterday that I should do something "spontaneous" and "to have fun". This just after I had a completely HORRIFIC day the day before. It was exactly the kind of thing I needed to be reminded of. I needed to have some fun, the kids needed some fun, and I was not going to mope around the house one more day. So, I packed up the kids and headed to Dallas!
My online friend Ember lives in Fort Worth. Since we moved to Oklahoma, she and I have tried several times to meet up and do some shopping dates at the outlets in Texas. For various reasons, most of them because of the men in my life, and some because of weather threats, we just haven't had the chance to do it. But then yesterday we made it happen. Our mutual online friend Kim was in Dallas doing some media appearances and so we all met up ~ FINALLY! Here we are at the Grapevine Mills outlets!
Ember who lives minutes from the outlet center SCORED from our day of shopping more than Kim and I!!!! (the tourists!!!)
From there I ventured over to my sister in law's house. Anna and her family live about twenty minutes from the outlets, so we crashed with them overnight. It was so awesome to see the kids playing together again. A relief for both me and Anna!!! A double bonus was that Grandma was there too! Yay!
Here is the traditional "wave goodbye" pose, often scene on the porch of Ma and Pa Kilgore's when groups of families depart.