Monday, December 5, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend Part 2

Warning: Picture overload :)

On the Friday after Thanksgiving (after a midnight trip to Macy's & Best Buy), Greg and I loaded up the car, left the dogs with their Grandparents, and headed to Grapevine, Texas to meet all of my family at the Gaylord Texan Hotel. If you are not familiar with the Gaylord Texan, it's a gorgeous resort that is built around a beautiful atrium. During the holidays, they decorate it beautifully for Christmas as well as have an unbelievable ICE exhibit. This year, the ICE exhibit was centered around Dreamworks characters so our nieces were beyond excited to meet their favorites, Shrek, Fiona, Gingy, and Po (from Kung Fu Panda).

On Friday, once we all met there, we had lunch, took a stroll around the Bass Pro Shop and then headed to the hotel to check it all out.

That night, after dinner, Greg & I went to the Glass Cactus, the nightclub/ concert venue at the hotel, with my sister and brother-on-law, Jill and Tommy. We got to see the Spazmatics. If you have never seen them, they are worth it! The 4 guys dress up as nerds and all they sing are 80's cover songs. What fun!! I don't think there was one song Jill & I didn't know the words to.


Saturday morning came pretty early after 2 nights of minimal sleep, but we were all excited to see the ICE exhibit. They made us bundle up in these big blue parkas, but luckily, some seasoned veteran recommended we bring gloves and scarves for extra warmth. Thank goodness because the tent they hold it in is regulated at 3 degrees farenheit!! Wow that's cold! But it was all so worth it! The carvings were amazing and it was even better to see it all through Kate & Claire's eyes.

Me & Greg meeting Shrek with the girls

Cuties, Kate & Claire

Me and my sis, Jill

Giving Uncle Greg some sugar!

The whole family

Jill, Tommy & the Girls

Dreamworks ICE!

Little Fionas getting ready to see the ICE

Me & Greg all bundled up!

Greg trying out Shrek's outhouse


Mom & Dad


Simply Smith

The Mr. & Mrs.


Miss Prissy

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