Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hangin' with the Bigs

Our two little boys went to Mimi and Grandpa's on Tuesday, so they could head out to the ranch with them on Wednesday. Jeff had a business meeting in Dallas yesterday afternoon, so all the rest of us tagged along. When the work was done, the fun began. Jeff and Ruth had already made plans to go see The Hobbit, so Weston and I decided to see Big Hero 6. Both movies were a hit with their respective viewers. (Here's a funny aside about that movie going experience: We decided we better buy the movie tickets before Jeff's business meeting, since it was opening night for The Hobbit and we wanted to be sure they didn't sell out. We picked the theater closest to our hotel, which turned out to be in a mostly abandoned, very run-down mall, that sort of gave me the creeps when I went in to get the tickets. But, on the up side, the tickets were dirt cheap. On the way back from the meeting, after a fairly lengthy stop at REI for some necessary travel gear, we got caught up in some crazy rush hour traffic and realized we weren't going to make it to the theater on time. So, since we had already promised the kids we would see the movies, we rerouted to the nearest theater, which was in all ways the opposite of the previous venue. We've never been so thankful for rush hour traffic!)

Today there was more one-on-one fun to be had. The boys headed over to AT&T Stadium to watch four of the high school football state championship games, and Ruth and I did some serious shopping, had an opportunity to eat at The Cheesecake Factory, and then took in another movie (Mockingjay).

It was so special to have some alone time with each of the big kids over the past couple of days. (I'm sharing our selfies, even though the ones from my phone are horrible, since I recently dropped it and produced a lovely crack in the screen that goes right through the camera lens. Still, they are the best we have, and I want to remember these wonderful days.)

My handsome date and I after Big Hero 6

Waiting on our table at The Cheesecake Factory

Two happy football lovers

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