Monday, October 22, 2012

Fun-Filled Fall

To counteract the Monday morning blues, I wanted to share about the fun things I've been up to for the past few days!

Chihuly Nights at the Dallas Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum had a special exhibition of Chihuly's beautiful glass pieces on display for the past few months, and I finally went to see it! All of the pieces are lit up for Chihuly Nights, and they have a concert series as well where guests can set up a picnic, listen to music, and wander around the Arboretum viewing the gorgeous pieces.
Nature, art, music, and wine all at once? What's not to love?!
Live music on the lawn, and everyone set up dinner picnic-style. Such a pretty night!

Loving the purple, obviously

TCU Homecoming
My Little, Ashley, came to DFW this weekend for TCU Homecoming! She lives in Kansas now, so our time together is always so special.  She got in late Friday afternoon, so we spent the evening shopping at NorthPark, my favorite mall in the area, and dined at La Duni.  If you haven't been there, you need to try it!

TCU friends! Rachel, Kayla, me, Lauren, Ashley, Alissa
We spent most of Saturday at TCU, catching up with friends at the Frog 5 Tailgate (for graduates from the past five years) and of course watching the game.  We lost to Texas Tech by 3 points in the 3rd overtime, but it was an incredible game and our team didn't go down without a fight.  Still so proud to be a TCU Frog!
My Little and I at the Frog 5 Tailgate

My Family Line at the alumni reception- Hannah, Meridith, Callie, Kayla, Ashley, me!

After the game, we stopped by the alumni reception for our sorority, Tau Beta Sigma.  Great to see so many of my sisters!

Botanical Gardens  
I caught up with a TCU friend who was in town for the weekend, and we spent Sunday afternoon at the Botanical Gardens.  In all my time at TCU, I think I only made it over to them twice, which is a shame because they are so beautiful! The weather was unusually warm, and I loved walking around enjoying nature.   Definitely will have to make another visit there in the spring!

Counting my blessings after all of this fun with wonderful people, and looking forward to the rest of the fall!


  1. I wasn't able to make it to Fort Worth for homecoming, but it was a great game! Glad you had a great time. It is always nice to go back. :)

  2. Sounds like you've been busy! A good busy though!

    Girl, I do believe I am your Sweet Treats Swap partner! Sending your package tomorrow. :)

    Happy fall!