December 19, 2010

It finally feels like Christmas!

This weekend was the 2nd annual Howard/Joffrion/Pennington outing to ICE! at the Gaylord Texan!

Beau and I began our trek to Dallas Friday afternoon and I must say I'm pretty proud of myself for several reasons:
  1. I drove almost the entire way there AND back which is asking a lot
  2. I didn't get lost once
  3. I somehow managed to spend $200 in Bucee's (the coolest non-gas station gas station in Texas)...I don't know if I should be proud of this but we got some pretty good loot so I'm ok with it now.
  4. I didn't eat one healthy meal all weekend (ok so maybe I shouldn't be proud of this one either...)
Anyhoo...Saturday morning we woke up to go visit one of my high school girlfriends, Christina, and her little family! I'm so glad we took the time to go visit them & their little boy, Colt, who is just presh! ::Babies...sigh::
He smiled for this one! :)
Looks just like mommy!
That afternoon we met up with Aunt M & Uncle J at the Twisted Root for exotic burgers. Aunt M & I had turkey burgers (ok, so we didn't go all that crazy) but fiance and uncle got buffalo burgers which seemed to be pretty yummy considering there wasn't a crumb left on their plates! They had thee best milkshakes (hence the empty milkshake glass), chalkboard walls in the bathrooms and snuggies you could rent whilst sitting at the bar!

Saturday night we headed up to the Gaylord Texan to go see ICE!, which, by the way is one of the coolest/prettiest hotels in Texas!

Basically, the Gaylord brings in 40 artisans from China for 4 months to sculpt these amazing ice figures out of, well, ice! There are over 2 million pounds of ice that go into this event and you really just have to see it to believe it! It's pretty inexpensive to go and they give you a parka to wear throughout the tour since the temperature is below freezing. Ok, it's like 16 degrees to be exact but you know us Texans are drama queens when it comes to cold weather. Last year the theme was How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This year was Charlie Brown!

Uncle John got a new pair of Luchesse's so we had to take a boot photo!
Beau, me, Uncle J


ice slides!

Love them!

I was secretly wishing his tongue would get stuck.
mwah ha ha ha...

This is me pretending to have a Canon Rebel
...and again. Clearly I need lessons. Oh, and a Canon Rebel.
After all the cold weather, Christmas shopping and hot cocoa finally feels like Christmas!


  1. I have never even heard of ICE, but it looks SO absolutely amazing!! What a fun thing to do!! Thanks for all the pictures!!

  2. Cute cute cute.. I Love those boots! lol

  3. Bahaha the photo bomber in Beau's solo pic about in the middle of the photos! That made me crack up! That looks really awesome though! I had no idea they even did this in Dallas! I need to get out more...

  4. That is SO neat! I can't believe that is really ice! wow!


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