Monday, July 15, 2013

a wicked weekend

Happy Monday everyone!  I had a spectacular weekend, and I'd like to tell you all about it now.  

I went to Houston on Friday morning, and spent the afternoon with Sherbo (my mom) shopping around.  We went into a bunch of little antique shops on the search for cute wedding decorations.  We found a lot of cool things and a lot of stuff that smelled like old people haha.  

We met up with Jimbo (my dad) that night for dinner at a place called BRC.  I had the fried chicken on a biscuit with bacon jam and cream gravy.  Calories don't count when you're out of town, right? :)  It was delicious.  We stayed in that night and watched Django Unchained.  If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it.  You might need to cover your eyes on a few parts though.  Bleh.

Saturday was a big day!  We started the morning with a 3 mile walk in Memorial Park (This little outing was a surprise to me, so my mom made let me borrow some tennis shoes and her shorts.  I was the best dressed gal in the park...not.)

After we'd recovered from the walk, eaten a light lunch, and piddled around a little bit, it was time to start celebrating!  My family went to Escalante's for an early dinner and then over to my Uncle's house for cake and ice cream.  It was my cousin Brandon's birthday!
My cousin Alisa made a delicious German Chocolate Cake

 After discussing the origin of the German Chocolate Cake's name (a guy from America with the last name "German" invented it) and giving Alisa way too much grief about her icing, we were off to see Wicked!!!!  I was SO excited!  I love going to see plays, and I'd been wanting to see this one forever.

The show did not disappoint.  I was captivated from the minute the curtain went up, and I was in heaven the whole time.  The actors all had incredible voices, and the production was just fantastic.  If you're near Houston and have the means, you should get yourself some tickets to the show.  It'll be in town until the middle of August.

We had a delicious breakfast of french toast with fruit and bacon on Sunday morning and then I headed back to Dallas to reunite with my hunny bunny, Austie Marie.  We swapped stories from our weekends over Chipotle, went grocery shopping, and watched some stuff on Netflix.  

French toast a la Jimbo

Another great weekend for the books!  I hope you guys had a good one :)


  1. I know you were stoked about Wicked, so I'm glad it lived up to your expectations. I have never seen it, but it's way popular. (I read the book and it just didn't do it for me, so I've never been interested.) I am, however, obsessed with Phantom of the Opera. When I saw it live, I remember that curtain-going-up feeling of exhilaration!

    1. My cousins were telling me about the book while I was there. They said that the play didn't really follow the book's plot, so maybe you'd like the play better than the book! I was just in awe of their voices. All of the actors were SO talented!!