Tuesday, October 2, 2012

[love] Family Fun Weekend

I'm back to share my fun weekend with my family! I'll let the pictures do the talking.

My lovely parents who treated us to the State Fair of Texas (in Dallas): lots of food, shopping, carnival rides (no thank you), "shows", and food. Yes, I said it twice.

Hubs and I on the TRE (railway train to downtown Dallas)

New train: on the DART rail headed to the front gate of the fair! My two favorite fellas. Missing my third (my older brother, who is in S. Korea)

My mom and I: yes, I look pretty much identical to her. I didn't inherit that many physical traits from my dad!

This is Big Tex, the icon of the state fair! Every 20 minutes or so, he'll talk to everybody. It is ridiculous how large he is (when you are a child: when you get older, he doesn't appear to be that big). He's very nostalgic to us Texans (who have visited the fair, anyways)!

Fletcher's corn dogs: the best! This was around 10am :)

Chevy has a test drive area when you can drive all of the new 2013 models. Nate was obsessed with this Avalanche truck: he wants it so bad!

Eating again! My favorite treat at the fair are Tornado Taters: a potato cut into a huge spiral with an apple peeler and then deep fried. Served with cajun seasoning and ketchup. Yum!

I was able to pet Elsie the cow from Borden's milk, ha! I was basically freaking out in this picture.

Lots more happened at the fair, but moving on! That night, we attended the Texas Rangers (baseball) game. My favoriteee!

Hubs and I overlooking the field. Beautiful sight.

Mom and I ready to cheer for our boys! They lost... but it's okay! They're still heading to the playoffs!

I would much rather watch these "Friday Night Lights" than any high school football game (we went Friday night). 

After the game was over, the crowd was treated to a fireworks show! It was fabulous because it was beautiful but also because it was set to Texas country! Now, I'm not a huge fan of country music (mainly Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert, who is Texas country anyways, is good enough for me), but TEXAS country music (Pat Green, Josh Abbott Band, Eli Young Band, Randy Rogers Band, lots of "bands", ha!)? I'll take that!

Here's a taste of Texas country: it's not a video, but you can hear the song :)  "My Texas" by Josh Abbott Band (they played this during the fireworks)

Happy Tuesday! I am SO EXCITED to share tomorrow's post with you! #15 on my 30 before 30 list has been conquered! Yaaaayyyy!

"For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people." Titus 2:11


  1. so fun! love the pictures - especially the ones of you and your mom. you do look alike!

  2. What an awesome weekend!!! And you DO look a lot like your momma! Two pretty ladies :). I really want some of those tornado taters now..I've never heard of them. Yum!

  3. Okay, I'm jealous! I haven't been to the fair in two years now- and that is toooo long! Y'all had such a "Texas" kind of day, so fun!!


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