Friday, September 27, 2013

Five on Friday - Dallas to Dodge City


Hubby and I were in Dallas last week for a meeting he had to attend.  Some friends that were there for the same meeting invited us to go with them on a VIP of the Cowboys Stadium.  Well, let me tell you, if you ever have an opportunity to do this, go!  There were only 7 of us on this particular tour, so that made it even better.  I have never seen anything like it in my life.  We got to walk on the field, go in the locker rooms of both the players and the cheerleaders, went into Jerry Jones private suite and the press room.  It was an hour and a half of ooohing and ahhhing for sure! It's really hard to describe this place it is so amazing and just a side note, on game day the stadium uses more electricity than the entire country of Liberia.


Hubby's meeting took place at The Gaylord in Grapevine and while we have been there several times, I have never gone to the downtown area of Grapevine.  So, a friend and I decided to check it out on this visit.  What a fun place!  There were so, so many cute shops and they all seemed to be thriving.  There were boutiques of every kind and the above items were some that caught my eye.  I didn't come home with any of these but I almost couldn't resist the one about "the normal family."  I mean really, what is the definition of a "normal family?" ~grin~

After being in Dallas a couple of days we headed on to Dodge City where our daughter and family lives.  To tell you the absolute truth, there isn't much else in Dodge City.  Well, lots and lots of cows and of course, Wyatt Earp Blvd.  But, for us, not much of interest outside of family. ~wishing they would hurry and move~ Of course, Clancy was beside himself with excitement when we arrived and that makes that long, long drive worth it all.  


While in Dodge City, our daughter took me to see her classroom.  She teaches 5th grade and is very, very passionate about it.  Each new school year she spends a great deal of time coming up with a theme for the new year.  This year she chose a beach theme and it was so cute and such a happy environment.  It is so amazing to me all the resources available to teachers today.  She even has an IPad for every one of her students.  Wow! makes the way things were when I went to school seem like it was in the dark ages.  And, hey, I guess it was.

And, the biggest deal about our being in Dodge City was celebrating Clancy's 5th birthday.  His birthday isn't actually until Oct. 2nd, but we had a little private party for him and gave him our gifts.  To say he was excited would be an understatement.  He was beyond excited !
And, these hugs were big enough to last until we see this sweet little fella again at Christmas.  As I've said before, I think there should be a law that says children cannot live more than 4 hours away from their parents.  4 hours is a very doable distance, 13 hours, not so much!

Happy, happy weekend!
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. I have to agree with you on that law, no more than four hours away! I have mentioned that to my youngest (he is not even married yet but I figured not too early to plant the seed. Your trip to Texas looked like a lot of fun....and little grandson just precious.
    hope you have a nice weekend

  2. Let's see...lots to comment on. First, lots of people in this football loving family would sure have loved that tour! And then that sign cracked me up...your right, what is normal? And then, your grandson is soo cute, and your daughter's classroom is great. Love to hear about passionate teachers! So much like my daughter...lives in town with NOTHING, is a teacher (though she is not teaching right now) and mommy and is WAY TOO FAR AWAY! I agree 4 hours would just be nothing. We'd go all the time. Who knows, maybe some day huh? Enjoy your week-end!

  3. Lots of joy in this post, even though I know you and your family are so about your daughter's loss. :( So good to see our girls in their classrooms and all their creativtiy and energy, huh? Love it! The sign is one I saw somewhere else (FB?) and cracked me up again today when I saw it here. Yeah, what IS normal, anywaY?? Those hugs tell it all. ;0

  4. sounds like a lovely time was had by all. Clancy is a cutie! Loved the classroom decor, my DIL is a teacher as well. Amazing how much work it takes to get a room looking nice for the kiddos :-)


  5. When I saw my daughter's classroom, I had a small case of 'classroom envy'. When I taught school (back in the day!) I pretty much had to make, cut, paste, everything myself. Now you can google anything and run with it. I love it! I have been thinking of your daughter and hope she is recovering in body and spirit. I'm so glad you were able to celebrate the happy occasion of a boy turning 5-my favorite age if I'm forced to choose.

  6. What a sweet 5 year old grandson you have! Happy Birthday, dear Clancy!

    So nice stopping in to visit! :)

  7. Awe, ya'll are the most adorable family, and always so happy looking. We just returned from Nashville where hubby had meetings at Vandy, but not nearly the entertainment that it appears ya'll had on your trip.

  8. Love the signs, especially the one that says, "Happy girls are the prettiest" by Audrey Hepburn.

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