There are several reasons why I really love my husband. He is kind, and just a beyond lovely human being. BUT more importantly, he loves to dweeb out with me and never complains about going to the many historical sites I drag him to. And let me tell you, its been quite a running list of sites. Today we headed out to the Farmers Branch Historical Park, which not only is free but full of cool buildings (I mean how many houses, log cabins can you stand by? A lot!), manicured grounds and on this day glorious, glorious sunshine! If you have time we highly recommend you take a stroll, a picnic, family and enjoy the scenery. We had a great afternoon exploring, followed by antique stores and ice cream in the park. Could a Saturday be any more perfect? I’m thinking no.
The weather is gorgeous as of late. Texas has really outdone itself with this recent Spring weather, and we pray it lasts just a little bit longer. It’s actually quite the dream, and our favorite time of year. A great benefit of Spring is that we have emerged from the tendency to hibernate and go exploring. So, while out adventuring, Heather picked up this vintage dress at the Dallas Vintage & Jewelry Show a couple weekends ago – from Nova, and her vintage clothing shop A Collective Nest. And honestly, I can always tell when she really likes an article of clothing. And she looks amazing in it – can I say that? I think I can.
And speaking of new things, can we talk about Cindi’s New York Delicatessen & Bakery? Why have either of us never been there? Why I ask…WHY?! One of five locations, it was like stepping into a diner anywhere in New York or on the upper east coast. And the food? So good, like really good – pure old school classics! Not to mention the giant fluffy cheesecake. We will definitely be back for more, especially when we are off our bread fast and can dive into giant deli sandwiches. Huge, giant deli sandwiches and bread…lots of bread.
Newsflash! No, actually it’s more like a slow blog day? Being that it is now Spring, today called for something new…something little bit different. Specifically, I cut a little length off my hair. Spring = short, right? But I made a deal with my hairstylist that this is the last short cut for the year. Bo was the witness to this agreement. Now, was this blog worthy for a Thursday? Probably not. But it happened.
By the way, it’s our local 24 hour diner, Ol’ South Pancake House’s 50th anniversary, and that is something to be proud of. And if by some chance you haven’t been, we suggest you do if you are in the local Fort Worth area. It’s one of our favorites and among all the classics, their homemade chocolate mousse pie is beyond amazing. There isn’t words how good it is. And while the blog day might seem slow, our day kept busy with all the errands Fort Worth could throw our way. Good thing newly chopped hair made the day feel new as cool weather gives way to the best time of year.
Sometimes it is good to slow down. Moving to a new house was one of those things that was a mostly positive, if not very stressful, experience. But it seemed that every waking moment was filled with lists, boxes needing to be unpacked and always another window treatment to be hung. But we can say that we are finally settling into our new home just off of the Boulevard and down the hill. It’s been a week that brought trials but as we slide one day closer to the (very busy) weekend, it is a good thing to put aside anything, ANYTHING, that can distract us from the good in our world. Life may be often unkind, but we have those certain people that speak truth and love to us. And situations may try and beat us up, but we have a future that will always be brighter than our past. That is what is good about refusing to look back and get stuck in old things, as we really have the opportunity to build our life as we see fit – with more daring, more adventure and constant constant growth.
As it is Nancy Brook’s birthday weekend, (she is very special and deserves a whole weekend) and the family is in town…it was time to get the party going with a table full of flowers, balloons, a donut tower, frosty OJ and presents for the birthday gal! Mom is incredibly special, so the day was full of more sweet treats, balloons and flowers. Shared bites for lunch, a nap, birthday dinner at Cast Iron and we were off to the treat of the evening: RENT at Casa Mañana. Casa has a special place for us, even though this was our first time together. We both saw our first play & musical there as kids…Heather at 4 and Bo at some undetermined age. It was exciting to come back, and the cast was quite good so good times were had by all. Top it off with drinks and dessert and we must admit: Mom’s birthday is a treat for us all. Not to mention to come home to a puppy who had made his home amongst an ocean of shoes. Today was a good day.
We love you, Nancy Brooks – Happy Birthday!