Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Dick Tracy Party!

To top the weekend off we celebrated Dick's 26th birthday! So what's more appropriate then actually having the classic yellow and black cartoon inspector. It was thrown together last minute, but turned out cute!

We had a party cooking his favorite dishes from "Pretty's" kitchen. He ordered steak, shoepeg corn, ranch potatoes, and rolls. Typical boys meal! Since I don't eat steak, my dad so kindly threw me a piece of chicken on the grill!

Yellow hat and all, The table was complete and he loved it!
Blueberry cake from the famous "Bonnie Ruth's" in Frisco. It's his absolute favorite! There is nothing like it!
Him trying not to bust out laughing! Yes the hat was necessary to blow out the 26 candles!
A little fuzzy but it was the only one sweet Lucy was looking at the camera! 

He had the best birthday! The trend has caught everyone in the family is getting a themed birthday this  year! Happy Birthday to my sweet "inspector" and best friend!

The State Fair of Texas.. Fried Food Welcomed!

Fried Latte's, Margaritas, Butter, Twinkies, Ice Cream, you name it and they can fry it! Once a year the fair comes to Dallas bringing in Fletchers corn dogs, lemonade, the ferris wheel, games, and cars. They have the fair every year down around the cotton bowl stadium. Like they say, "Everything is Bigger in Texas."
The cotton bowl.. Where OU beats Texas every year :)

This was Dick's first time to the Texas State Fair so we saw EVERYTHING! My favorite was the animal tent that Children's hospital puts on every year. They have zebras, goats, giraffes, ducks, pigs, turtles, kangaroos that you can feed and pet! I think we spent like an hour in there! Here are a few pics of the little guys..

We also we enjoyed the best Corn Dogs ever made... EVER made! Fletchers con dogs with a little bit of mustard is the only fair food a person needs! Incredible and I'm not a huge hot dog fan!

Another fun part are all the buildings that you can walk through. They have a huge car show, arts and crafts, cooking shows, and lots of sampling. One really cool exhibit every year is the statues made out of BUTTER ONLY!
This year it was an OU vs. Texas games scene. How would like to have that job?! lol

We rode one ride that dick made me get on that I thought I was going to DIE! I hate fair rides. They are sketchy. This one went in the year flipping and spinning. NEVER AGAIN.
It was a gorgeous fall Saturday and the last weekend to attend the fair this year! What fried foods could they possibly cook next?

Running in Pink To Cure Cancer..


This past weekend in Dallas was the Race for the cure for breast cancer awareness! Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. I met one of my friends from college, Andrea Walker, and headed down to North Park Mall. Over 26,000 people gathered for either the 1 mile fun run or the 5k race. There were all ages of men, woman, dogs and children.

Reunited..and it was so much fun!

So many survivors with so many different backgrounds. It was a bitter sweet feeling to see the support from so many thousands of people. 

We FINISHED!! It was Andrea's 1st 5K!
Sweaty after running and having to dodge people, trees, and baby strollers! We definitely went for the freebies afterwards; water bottles, apples, bananas, nail files, and bracelets! 
Next year we plan to recruit more people and hopefully form our own team! Starting the tradition through the EEE's we have successfully supported Race for the Cure for 5 years!  It was such a great feeling for an important cause!