Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fourth of July!

We had a wonderful holiday weekend! The best part is that Travis was off for a majority of it, so we got to spend lots of time with him, always our favorite!
Thursday night we met Travis' Aunt Julie and Uncle Steve, his cousin Amanda and her hubby Antanas with their little ones Alayna and Aaron, and his cousin Blake and fianc√© Molly. We all watched fireworks from their hotel rooftop, and they were of course greatness. With three toddlers this could have been chaotic, but all of them kind of watched like they could take it or leave it, none super impressed, but we're just glad they weren't freaked out! After us mamas got our babes to sleep or playing contently with Aunt JuJu and Unky Teve, the adults were able to go out on the town for a fun night. We thank you endlessly for the night off, guys!

Friday was a day spent by the pool at Travis' mom and step-dad's, or as Brooklynn calls it play time with Uncle K, gaga, and pappy. The men prepared an awesome festive feast of lamb, a kale, onion, and mango salad with champagne vinaigrette, "red, white, and blue" beans, roasted golden cauliflower, and a cabbage and peach salad with mint, feta, and toasted quinoa.

Saturday morning we started our wedding registries, I wish I had pictures of this, because Travis is hilarious. He gets a real kick out of using the scanner gun and running around like James Bond and making pew pew pew noises... at things like standing mixers and wine glasses. hahaha. That night we went to dinner with his mom, step dad, and little brother at Cane Rosso (fantastic Neopolitan style pizza in Dallas) to scope it out as a potential rehearsal dinner venue. They've got an awesome modern patio that would perfectly accommodate our group with delicious food. I had a prosciutto e rucola (prosciutto, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic, arugula, and mushrooms) and the dessert for the table was a cinnamon and peach pizza. MMM.
And finally Sunday we had a relaxing lunch (Brooklynn slept through it) at Mi Cocina and just splashing in the pool all afternoon.
It was a fantastic weekend and we are proud to be Americans! We thank all of the brave souls who protect our freedom, so that we may enjoy all of these precious moments. GOD BLESS THE USA!

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