Thursday, March 25, 2010

Trip Recap & Pics

I have been catching up on my rest from our trip to Lubbock, TX to visit my parents. It was about a 13 hour drive and we were pooped when we got home late last night. I had a great time spending time with my parents!! I hadn't seen then since early January, which is a really long time for me. My parents were great and treated us to so many meals, drinks and fun things and I appreciate them SO much!!!

I have lots of pics, and I will share some now and maybe later on this week so it's not too much of a picture over load.

First Night: My Mom and I went to get pedicures and manicures (her treat!X) After that we went and ate Sushi. My Dad was out of town for the night and so my Mom took us to a great sushi place. It was SO good. It was also my first time to try a sweet potato roll . . . never heard of it before, but it was SOOO good!!

Second Day: Mike and I went out to lunch and then a little shopping. The first time I went to Lubbock, my parents took me to Rudy's. They have the best brisket! It's a simple place, nothing fancy, but boy is it good. Mike loved it!!

That night we went to an AWESOME wine bar called La Diosa. It is actually a wine cellar and they only serve wine along with their own homemade Sangria! They had a live band and the atmosphere was just fabulous!! We danced, listened to the band and enjoyed some great wine with some fruit and cheese!

The next day we went out and about a bit with my parents. Mom and I did a little shopping at this great store by the Texas Tech campus called T.C. Elli's. I'll have to do another post on all of the cute things I got! After that we looked around at a new hotel in town, which was really cool and had some great western art! Then we went and ate some yummy Mexican food!! My Dad got a Dos Sequis Margarita, I had never seen a Margarita quite like it.

On my actual b-day, Mike and I went out to eat and then hit a few stores that I wanted to visit before leaving. First on the list, World Market. Ours closed about a year ago and I have missed it terribly!! I had to go get a few of my favorite candles . . . Indonesian Teak. They have the best drinks and treats too. We enjoyed a nice cold, orange soda after we shopped there. That night we stayed in at my parents, got take out and watched DWTS!! It was fun! We had some laughs watching it!
The wind there was like nothing I had ever seen, which explains my gorgeous hair! Mike had the same problem of course! ha ha
Mike bought me a really cool ring for my b-day. I LOVE it! He also bought me some clothes while we were there and a black Coach wristlet! He was so good to me!!
Enjoying some wine, and once again . . . . the wind loved my hair!


Rachel said...

Looks like a great trip, happy belated birthday!!

Adam, April & Aidan said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! It looks like you guys had a great time! I love your new ring!!!

Scientific Housewife said...

Great pictures, the food looks great!

ManoloChooLou said...

Looks like you had fun--and ate wonderful food. That BBQ looks delicious. Happy Birthday!

Danielle said...

Looks like a great B-day trip!

Mrs in Training said...

LOVE your first outfit - that motorcycle style jacket is to die for!

Dee Stephens said...

looks like fun! I think I would LOVE that wine bar!

chelsea said...

what a fun trip! I seriously gain like 5 lbs every time I visit TX, but I have fun doing it ;)

Ashley said...

I love all of the pictures!!! The food looks yummo! My fav is of you outside relaxing! I wish I could be there on the porch, so nice! ;) Having a glass of wine!!!!

Glad you had a great BDAY sweet girl!